Panasonic TX-49DX600 vs Samsung UE49KS8000

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Panasonic TX-49DX600
Samsung UE49KS8000

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
75% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz faster than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (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.

£700 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 costs £700.10 less than the Samsung UE49KS8000.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2613 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 ranks No. 71614.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is "A".
9 Reasons For
Hugely higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 60W, but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (40W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Four point one loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has four point one loudspeakers, however the Panasonic TX-49DX600 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DX600 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 UE49KS8000 has four HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-49DX600 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.

20.8mm thinner Edit
Samsung UE49KS8000 is 45.2mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is a 66mm thick TV (20.8mm thicker). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 15kg heavy TV. That's 1kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-49DX600 (15kg). 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.

Available from 8 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
2% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE49KS8000 only costs £134.60 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 costs £137.64 to run (2% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is "A", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is "A".

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Hugely lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV (40W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only two loudspeakers Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 has two loudspeakers, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 only has four point one loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE49KS8000 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 has three HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 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.

20.8mm thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-49DX600 is 66mm thick, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 45.2mm thick TV (20.8mm 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is a 16kg heavy TV. That's 1kg heavier than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (15kg). 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.

Less retailers
Only 32 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-49DX600, whereas 40 stores sell the Samsung UE49KS8000. 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.
Three months older
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is older than the Samsung UE49KS8000 by three months.
More expensive to run over five years by 2%
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-49DX600 are £137.64 which is £3.04 more than the Samsung UE49KS8000 over five years. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
600Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-49DX600 (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.

£700 more expensive
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-49DX600 by £700.10.
Worse selling
The Samsung UE49KS8000 ranks No. 71614 by sales volume, however the Panasonic TX-49DX600 ranks No. 2613.

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
benchmark.pl: Great Product

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

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Date Released

9 months Ago 7 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 498.89
Total cost of ownership £ 636.53
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 134.60
Purchase price £ 1,198.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,333.59
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
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
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
800Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
123cm 123cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
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
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Video On Demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand
Operating System
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 60W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 4
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
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
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Core
4 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)

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote feature
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W 84W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh 117kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 185W

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
66mm 45.2mm
BEST
Weight
16kg 15kg
BEST
Package Weight
21kg
BEST
21.4kg
Weight (with Stand)
18kg 17.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
364mm 345.2mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
699mm
BEST
1,094.2mm
Width (with Stand)
1,106mm 1,094.2mm
BEST
Height
644mm 635.8mm
BEST
Width
1,106mm 1,094.2mm
BEST
Packaging Height
729mm
BEST
731mm
Packaging Width
1,494mm 1,245mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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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