Panasonic TX-49DS500 vs Philips 49PUS6551

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Panasonic TX-49DS500
Philips 49PUS6551

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
50% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 96kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 48kWh lower than the Philips 49PUS6551 (144kWh). 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.

£199 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 costs £199.01 less than the Philips 49PUS6551.
Available from 31 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
30% cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is £48.69 cheaper to run than the Philips 49PUS6551 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is "A+", however the rating of the Philips 49PUS6551 is "B".
4 Reasons For
Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Philips 49PUS6551 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Philips 49PUS6551 has four HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-49DS500 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.

Thinner Edit
Philips 49PUS6551 is 79mm thick. That's 1mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-49DS500 (79mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

1.5kg lighter Edit
The Philips 49PUS6551 is a 12kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 13.5kg heavy TV (1.5kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Philips 49PUS6551 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-49DS500 has two HDMI ports, however the Philips 49PUS6551 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.

Quite thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-49DS500 is 80mm thick, but the Philips 49PUS6551 is a 79mm thick TV (1mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

1.5kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 13.5kg heavy TV. That's 1.5kg heavier than the Philips 49PUS6551 (12kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

5 Reasons Against
A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 49PUS6551 has an annual energy consumption of 144kWh, however the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 96kWh annual energy consumption TV (48kWh lower). 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.

More expensive by £199
The Philips 49PUS6551 is £199.01 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-49DS500.
Less retailers
The Philips 49PUS6551 is only stocked by 2 retailers, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is stocked by 33 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
£48.69 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Philips 49PUS6551 costs £160.47 to run which is £48.69 more to run than the Panasonic TX-49DS500. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Philips 49PUS6551 is "B", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 111.78
Purchase price £ 399.99
Total cost of ownership £ 511.77
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 158.64
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 160.47
Purchase price £ 599.00
Total cost of ownership £ 759.47
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49" 49"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 cd/m²
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
 Zoom
 Zoom
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal
123cm 123cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
App
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interactive TV
Video On Demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.1 Lollipop
Operating System
 Android
 Android
User Memory Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
Audio Input Port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port for DVI
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
Upgradeable Firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Upgradeable firmware
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Picture Mute (for Radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture mute (for radio)
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
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Firmware Upgrade Method
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Programming Period
Unknown - Click to provide data 8 day(s)

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 WMV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 WMV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Ambient Lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient lighting
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Signal strength indicator

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
69W
BEST
99W
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
96kWh
BEST
144kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
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
80mm 79mm
BEST
Weight
13.5kg 12kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 19.4kg
Weight (with Stand)
15.5kg
BEST
15.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
235mm
BEST
264mm
Height (with Stand)
639mm
BEST
696mm
Width (with Stand)
1,106mm 1,099mm
BEST
Height
644mm 643mm
BEST
Width
1,106mm 1,099mm
BEST
Packaging Height
730mm
BEST
761mm
Packaging Width
1,497mm 1,288mm
BEST

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
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Other Features

Box Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 1288 x 160 x 761
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
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