Panasonic TX-40DSW504 vs Samsung UE40K5600

Panasonic TX-40DSW504
Samsung UE40K5600

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 16kWh lower than the Samsung UE40K5600 (75kWh). 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.

7.9mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is a 47mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UE40K5600 is a 54.9mm thick TV (7.9mm 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is "A+", but the rating of the Samsung UE40K5600 is "A".
6 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 has a screen size of 49", but the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is only a 40" TV (9" 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE40K5600 is two, but the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 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.

Three HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 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.

2.5kg lighter Edit
Samsung UE40K5600 is 8kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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 £310
The Samsung UE40K5600 is £309.82 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-40DSW504.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
23% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the Samsung UE40K5600 (49"). 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.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DSW504 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Samsung UE40K5600 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 number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is two, but the Samsung UE40K5600 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.

24% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DSW504 has a weight of 10.5kg. That's 2.5kg heavier than the Samsung UE40K5600 (8kg). 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.

£310 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is more expensive than the Samsung UE40K5600 by £309.82.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic TX-40DSW504, however 2 retailers sell the Samsung UE40K5600. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Three months older
The Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is older than the Samsung UE40K5600 by three months.
3 Reasons Against
16kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 has an annual energy consumption of 75kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV (16kWh 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.

15% thicker Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 has a thickness of 54.9mm. That's 7.9mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 (54.9mm). 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.

Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE40K5600 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DSW504 is "A+".

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Date Released

9 months Ago 6 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 88.36
Purchase price £ 379.00
Total cost of ownership £ 467.36
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal
100cm 101cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
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
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
 WLAN-ready connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
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
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
42W
BEST
54W
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Average Power Consumption
42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
75kWh
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
66W
BEST
95W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
DLNA Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
54.9mm
Weight
10.5kg 8kg
BEST
Package Weight
15kg 11kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
12kg 9.2kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
250.6mm
Height (with Stand)
566mm
BEST
604mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm
BEST
917.6mm
Height
518mm
BEST
539.7mm
Width
904mm
BEST
917.6mm
Packaging Height
647mm 625mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,302mm 1,050mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
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

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming, Micro Dimming Pro
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