Panasonic TX-40DS500 vs Sony KDL-40WD653

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Panasonic TX-40DS500
Sony KDL-40WD653

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A lot faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, however the Sony KDL-40WD653 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz slower). 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 RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (10W). 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.

11kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an annual energy consumption of 59kWh, whereas the Sony KDL-40WD653 is a 70kWh annual energy consumption TV (11kWh higher). 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.

41% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a thickness of 47mm. That's 19mm thinner than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (66mm). 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.

Cheaper to run by £11.43
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is £11.43 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-40WD653. Read more
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1343 by number of sales, whereas the Sony KDL-40WD653 ranks No. 12522.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Sony KDL-40WD653 has a rating of "A+".
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Sony KDL-40WD653 is 69% (based on 40 reviews).
5 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Panasonic TX-40DS500 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.

A lot lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a weight of 7.7kg, however the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (2.8kg 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.

Cheaper by £61
The Sony KDL-40WD653 costs £269.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is £329.89.
6 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is one, but the Sony KDL-40WD653 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.

2.8kg heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 10.5kg heavy, but the Sony KDL-40WD653 is a 7.7kg heavy TV (2.8kg 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 £61
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is £60.89 more expensive than the Sony KDL-40WD653.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is only stocked by 33 sellers, but the Sony KDL-40WD653 is stocked by 39 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
8 Reasons Against
200Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster). 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.

10W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (10W). 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has an annual energy consumption of 70kWh, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV (11kWh 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.

Thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is a 66mm thick TV. That's 19mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (66mm). 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.

Older by three months
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is three months older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500.
£11.43 more expensive to run over five years
The Sony KDL-40WD653 costs £79.95 to run which is £11.43 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 12522 by number of sales in our TVs, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1343.
User review Rating is much Worse
The Sony KDL-40WD653 only has an average user score of 69%, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 12 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

7 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 68.52
Purchase price £ 329.89
Total cost of ownership £ 398.41
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 79.95
Purchase price £ 269.00
Total cost of ownership £ 348.95
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 1080i
 1080p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
100cm 102cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
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
Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 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
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 70%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
42W
BEST
48W
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
70kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.2W 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 59.4W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
66mm
Weight
10.5kg 7.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
15kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
12.5kg 8.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 212mm
Height (with Stand)
567mm
BEST
589mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm
BEST
924mm
Height
518mm 549mm
Width
904mm 924mm
Packaging Height
647mm
BEST
662mm
Packaging Width
1,302mm 1,017mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data (RMT-TX102D
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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