Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Sony KD-49X8005

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Panasonic TX-40DS400
Sony KD-49X8005

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
50% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Sony KD-49X8005 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 62kWh lower than the Sony KD-49X8005 (129kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

£182 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £182 cheaper than the Sony KD-49X8005.
Available from 6 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £70.28
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 only costs £78.74 to run over five years however the Sony KD-49X8005 costs £149.02 to run (89% more). Read more
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3833 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Sony KD-49X8005 ranks No. 30534.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Sony KD-49X8005 is "A".
3 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-49X8005 is a 49" TV. That's 9" larger than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (49"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KD-49X8005 is three, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two more HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KD-49X8005 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 only has two HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the Sony KD-49X8005 (49"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is one, but the Sony KD-49X8005 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two less HDMI ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8005 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

8 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-49X8005 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

49% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8005 is a 129kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 62kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (129kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

£182 more expensive
The Sony KD-49X8005 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by £182.
Fewer sellers
Only 4 stores sells the Sony KD-49X8005, but 10 shops sell the Panasonic TX-40DS400. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Six months older
The Sony KD-49X8005 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by six months.
89% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-49X8005 are £149.02 which is £70.28 more than the Panasonic TX-40DS400. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Sony KD-49X8005 ranks No. 30534 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 3833.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Sony KD-49X8005 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

9 months Ago 15 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 265.00
Total cost of ownership £ 343.74
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 149.02
Purchase price £ 447.00
Total cost of ownership £ 596.02
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.74T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.74 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
100cm 123cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data A2/Nicam
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 POL
 SLK
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 POL
 SLK
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
OSD Language
27 32
BEST

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Sony X-Reality PRO
 Sony X-Reality PRO
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
48W
BEST
93W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
129kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
DLNA Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight
11kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
8.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
238mm
BEST
246mm
Height (with Stand)
569mm
BEST
691mm
Width (with Stand)
902mm
BEST
1,107mm
Height
522mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
902mm 1,107mm
Packaging Height
662mm
BEST
771mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 208mm
Packaging Width
983mm
BEST
1,205mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX100D
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
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