Panasonic TX-48CX400 vs Sony KDL-48W705

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Panasonic TX-48CX400
Sony KDL-48W705

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 3D compatible TV, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 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.

7 Reasons For
38% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is a 64kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 24kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (64kWh). 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.

8mm thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 65mm thick TV (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.

7% lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a weight of 11.3kg. That's 700g lighter than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (11.3kg). 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 cheaper
The Sony KDL-48W705 costs £469.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is £469.99.
£24.20 cheaper to run
The Sony KDL-48W705 is £24.20 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Sony KDL-48W705 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 47732 by sales volume in our TVs, but the Panasonic TX-48CX400 ranks No. 62576.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-48W705 is "A++", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is "A".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
28% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is an 88kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 24kWh higher than the Sony KDL-48W705 (64kWh). 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
Panasonic TX-48CX400 is 65mm thick, but the Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV (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.

6% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 12kg heavy TV. That's 700g heavier than the Sony KDL-48W705 (11.3kg). 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 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-48W705 by £0.99.
32% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 are £100.95 which is £24.20 more than the Sony KDL-48W705 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 ranks No. 62576 by sales volume, however the Sony KDL-48W705 ranks No. 47732.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Sony KDL-48W705 has a rating of "A++".
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is not 3D compatible, but the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Panasonic TX-48CX400 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.

Two months older
The Sony KDL-48W705 is older than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 by two months.

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

21 months Ago 22 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 100.95
Purchase price £ 469.99
Total cost of ownership £ 570.94
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 469.00
Total cost of ownership £ 545.75
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 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
48" 48"
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
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
121.92cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 200Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
121.92cm
BEST
121cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
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
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
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
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
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
File System
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
63W 46W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
88kWh 64kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 92W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
65mm 57mm
BEST
Weight
12kg 11.3kg
BEST
Package Weight
18.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Dimensions
1195 x 775 x 145 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
271mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
687mm 671mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,081mm
BEST
1,089mm
Height
627mm 632mm
Width
1,081mm 1,089mm
Packaging Height
775mm 732mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,195mm 1,187mm
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
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
Other Features
Ambient sensor Unknown - Click to provide data
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clear Phase technology
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Wide mode

Other Features

Dimension
1081 x 687 x 271 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
20 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI 2
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxHxD)
1081 x 687 x 271 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
 On screen display for external input
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
1081 x 627 x 65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-48CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 48 LED TV,Remote control,Fixing screws,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo Share
X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
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