Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Samsung UE32K5500

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Panasonic TX-40C300
Samsung UE32K5500

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 40" TV. That's 8" larger than the Samsung UE32K5500 (32"). 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.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 350Hz faster than the Samsung UE32K5500 (50Hz). 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.

£31 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is £30.99 cheaper than the Samsung UE32K5500.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A".
User reviews are better
Based on 1 review, the Panasonic TX-40C300 has an average user review score of 80%, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 has an average rating of 74% (based on 103 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE32K5500 is two, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 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 UE32K5500 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (55kWh). 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.

24% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a thickness of 55.1mm, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (12.9mm 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
Samsung UE32K5500 is 5.5kg heavy. That's 5.5kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (5.5kg). 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.

Available from 29 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £39.89
The Samsung UE32K5500 only costs £64.10 to run over five years however the Panasonic TX-40C300 costs £103.99 to run (62% more). Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 869 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 ranks No. 7169.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-40C300 is one, but the Samsung UE32K5500 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-40C300 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 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.

40% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh higher than the Samsung UE32K5500 (55kWh). 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.

19% thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 has a thickness of 68mm, however the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (12.9mm 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.

50% heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-40C300 is 11kg heavy. That's 5.5kg heavier than the Samsung UE32K5500 (5.5kg). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 13 shops sells the Panasonic TX-40C300, but 42 sellers sell the Samsung UE32K5500. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is older than the Samsung UE32K5500 by 14 months.
62% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40C300 are £103.99 which is £39.89 more than the Samsung UE32K5500. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40C300 ranks No. 7169 by sales volume, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 ranks No. 869.
5 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 32" TV. That's 8" smaller than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (32"). 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.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 350Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (50Hz). 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.

£31 more expensive
The Samsung UE32K5500 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by £30.99.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 has a rating of "A+".
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is only 74%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is 80% (based on 1 review).

Average User Rating

Date Released

20 months Ago 6 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 103.99
Purchase price £ 219.00
Total cost of ownership £ 322.99
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 64.10
Purchase price £ 249.99
Total cost of ownership £ 314.09
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.32T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
50Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 RMR
 RMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
102cm
BEST
80cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

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

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
OSD Language
31
BEST
27

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP3
 MP3
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
63W 40W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh 55kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 85W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
68mm 55.1mm
BEST
Weight
11kg 5.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
17.7kg 8.3kg
BEST
Package Dimensions
995 x 702 x 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.2kg
Depth (with Stand)
220mm 207.5mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
588mm 487.7mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
923mm 730.4mm
BEST
Height
544mm 433.7mm
BEST
Width
923mm 730.4mm
BEST
Packaging Height
702mm 540mm
BEST
Packaging Width
995mm 892mm
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
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

RF Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Other Features
Ambient sensor Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Dimension
923 x 588 x 220 Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
Dimensions (WxHxD)
923 x 588 x 220 Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
923 x 544 x 68 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-40C300B 40 LED TV,Standard remote control,User manual,Batteries,Stand,Fixing screws Unknown - Click to provide data
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