Panasonic TX-55CR430 vs Sony KDL-50W756

Panasonic TX-55CR430
Sony KDL-50W756

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
10% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Sony KDL-50W756 (50"). 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-55CR430 is a 3D compatible TV, however the Sony KDL-50W756 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.

Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this TV, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
6 Reasons For
50% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-50W756 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 (800Hz). 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 Sony KDL-50W756 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 63kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 (100kWh). 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 Sony KDL-50W756 is a 13.7kg heavy TV. That's 3.8kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 (13.7kg). 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.

£399 cheaper
The Sony KDL-50W756 costs £399 less than the Panasonic TX-55CR430.
35% cheaper to run
The Sony KDL-50W756 only costs £118.41 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-55CR430 costs £182.51 to run (54% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-50W756 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR430 is "A".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
400Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz slower than the Sony KDL-50W756 (800Hz). 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is a 163kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 63kWh higher than the Sony KDL-50W756 (100kWh). 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.

22% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 has a weight of 17.5kg. That's 3.8kg heavier than the Sony KDL-50W756 (13.7kg). 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.

£399 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-50W756 by £399.
More expensive to run over five years by 54%
Over five years the Panasonic TX-55CR430 costs £182.51 to run which is £64.10 more to run than the Sony KDL-50W756. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Sony KDL-50W756 has a rating of "A+".
4 Reasons Against
10% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-50W756 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 (50"). 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 Sony KDL-50W756 is not 3D compatible, however the Panasonic TX-55CR430 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.

Less retailers
Only 4 retailers sells the Sony KDL-50W756, whereas 5 shops sell the Panasonic TX-55CR430. 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 Sony KDL-50W756 is older than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 by two months.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

21 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 179.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 182.51
Purchase price £ 699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 881.51
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 300.00
Total cost of ownership £ 418.41
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
139.7cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 800Hz
BEST
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 RMR
 RMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Display Diagonal
140cm
BEST
126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
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
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

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
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link

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
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

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
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Dynamic
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
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
OSD Language
31 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Design

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

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
112W 72W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
163kWh 100kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 59mm
Weight
17.5kg 13.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
24kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Dimensions
1490 x 920 x 190 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
344mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
775mm 691mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,232mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height
713mm 654mm
BEST
Width
1,232mm 1,116mm
BEST
Packaging Height
920mm 764mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,490mm 1,214mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
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
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Other Features
Ambient Sensor Unknown - Click to provide data
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

Dimension
1232 x 775 x 344 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Unknown - Click to provide data
HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
25 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI 2
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
Dimensions (WxHxD)
1232 x 775 x 344 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications
BBC iPlayer,Netflix,YouTube,App store: Panasonic App Store,Custom homepage,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
1232 x 713 x 107 Unknown - Click to provide data
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-55CR430B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 55 Curved LED TV,Remote control,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries,Screws Unknown - Click to provide data
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