Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Samsung UE49KU6500

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Panasonic TX-40DS400
Samsung UE49KU6500

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
75% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz faster than the Samsung UE49KU6500 (100Hz). 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 56kWh lower than the Samsung UE49KU6500 (123kWh). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 8kg heavy TV. That's 5.9kg lighter than the Samsung UE49KU6500 (13.9kg). 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.

£371 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £370.89 less than the Samsung UE49KU6500.
45% cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 only costs £78.74 to run over five years but the Samsung UE49KU6500 costs £142.61 to run (81% more). Read more
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 8064 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Samsung UE49KU6500 ranks No. 43760.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", however the rating of the Samsung UE49KU6500 is "A".
4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE49KU6500 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.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE49KU6500 is two, 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UE49KU6500 is a three 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.

Available from 27 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
9" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the Samsung UE49KU6500 (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 Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE49KU6500 only has two 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has two HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE49KU6500 only has three 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.

Less retailers
Only 8 retailers sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, whereas 35 sellers sell the Samsung UE49KU6500. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two months older
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is older than the Samsung UE49KU6500 by two months.
7 Reasons Against
300Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE49KU6500 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (100Hz). 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.

46% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE49KU6500 is a 123kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 56kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (123kWh). 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.

43% heavier Edit
Samsung UE49KU6500 is 13.9kg heavy. That's 5.9kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (13.9kg). 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.

£371 more expensive
The Samsung UE49KU6500 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by £370.89.
81% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Samsung UE49KU6500 costs £142.61 to run which is £63.87 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Samsung UE49KU6500 ranks No. 43760 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 8064.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Samsung UE49KU6500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+".

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

9 months Ago 7 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 £ 269.10
Total cost of ownership £ 347.84
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 142.61
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 142.61
Purchase price £ 639.99
Total cost of ownership £ 782.60
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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.
0.71T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
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
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1600
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal
100cm 123cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Operating System
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in port
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

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
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
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 27

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
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
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
48W
BEST
89W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
123kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 155W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
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
BEST
13.9kg
Package Weight
11kg
BEST
21.4kg
Weight (with Stand)
8.5kg
BEST
16.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
238mm
BEST
296.2mm
Height (with Stand)
569mm
BEST
698.5mm
Width (with Stand)
902mm
BEST
1,096.3mm
Height
522mm 639.4mm
Width
902mm 965.2mm
Packaging Height
662mm
BEST
800mm
Packaging Width
983mm
BEST
1,330mm

Packaging Content

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 TM1640A
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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