Panasonic TX-55CR730 vs Panasonic TX-65DX902

Panasonic TX-55CR730
Panasonic TX-65DX902

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Two times lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 155kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 159kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-65DX902 (314kWh). 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-55CR730 is a 22.5kg heavy TV. That's 12kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-65DX902 (34.5kg). 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.

£1,249 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 costs £1,249.01 less than the Panasonic TX-65DX902.
16% cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 only costs £304.29 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-65DX902 costs £362.14 to run (19% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is "A", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-65DX902 is "B".
5 Reasons For
10" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-65DX902 has a screen size of 65", whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is only a 55" TV (10" smaller). 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.

3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-65DX902 is 3D compatible, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

2,000Hz faster refresh rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-65DX902 has a refresh rate of 3,000Hz, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is only a 1,000Hz refresh rate TV (2,000Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-65DX902 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 (40W). 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.

25 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
10" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 55" TV. That's 10" smaller than the Panasonic TX-65DX902 (65"). 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.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is not 3D compatible, however the Panasonic TX-65DX902 is. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

2x slower refresh rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 1,000Hz refresh rate TV. That's 2,000Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-65DX902 (3,000Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Panasonic TX-65DX902 is a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W 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.

Less retailers
Only 5 shops sells the Panasonic TX-55CR730, whereas 30 sellers sell the Panasonic TX-65DX902. 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.
6 Reasons Against
Vastly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-65DX902 has an annual energy consumption of 314kWh, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 155kWh annual energy consumption TV (159kWh 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-65DX902 is a 34.5kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 22.5kg heavy TV (12kg lighter). 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.

More expensive by £1,249
The Panasonic TX-65DX902 is £1,249.01 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-55CR730.
Older by ten months
The Panasonic TX-65DX902 is ten months older than the Panasonic TX-55CR730.
£57.85 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-65DX902 are £362.14 which is £57.85 more than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-65DX902 is "B", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is "A".

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Date Released

15 months Ago 26 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 5 Years

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 301.25
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 304.29
Purchase price £ 999.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,304.28
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 362.14
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 362.14
Purchase price £ 2,249.00
Total cost of ownership £ 2,611.14
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
39
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
46
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 65"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
Refresh Rate
1,000Hz 3,000Hz
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Noise Reduction Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction feature
Display Diagonal
139cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
BEST
Video App
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
News App
 BBC
 BBC
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 40W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Custom
 Custom
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
26
BEST
1

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SD
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 VRO
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 VRO
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
 Voice control
Google Application
 YouTube
 YouTube
Stored Teletext Page
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote feature
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
188W
BEST
226W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
112W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
155kWh
BEST
314kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.25W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
188W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
22.5kg
BEST
34.5kg
Package Weight
31kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 844 x 1457 x 64
Weight (with Stand)
23.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
248mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
772mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
1,236mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
727mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
1,236mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Height
843mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
299mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,459mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

Sound Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data VR-Audio Master Surround 2.1
Multimedia
Unknown - Click to provide data Screen mirroring - phone to TV - Screen mirroring - TV to phone
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data 4k Studio Master HCX+ / HCX - HDR Premium 1000
DVB
Unknown - Click to provide data DVB-T2 Freeview HD Tuner - DVB-S2 Freesat HD Tuner
Smart TV Applications
Unknown - Click to provide data Catch up TV: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4, My5 - Streaming: 4k Netflix - App store: Internet Apps Navigator - Custom homepage - Full internet browser - Social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Panasonic VIERA TX-65DX902B Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 65" LED TV - Smart remote control - Standard remote control - User manual - AC power cable - Batteries

Special Features

Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo Share
Football Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Football mode
X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
Triluminos Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Triluminos Display
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
Auto Depth Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Depth Enhancer
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Dynamic Contrasting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dynamic contrasting
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
ConnectShare
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ConnectShare
4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4K X-Reality Pro
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