Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Samsung UE40K5500

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Panasonic TX-40CS520
Samsung UE40K5500

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
50% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 50Hz faster than the Samsung UE40K5500 (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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 16kWh lower than the Samsung UE40K5500 (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.

8.1mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 47mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UE40K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (8.1mm 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.

£15 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 costs £280.00, whereas the Samsung UE40K5500 is £295.00.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", but the rating of the Samsung UE40K5500 is "A".
User reviews are hugely better
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Samsung UE40K5500 has an average rating of 67% (based on 15 reviews).
7 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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 number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE40K5500 is three, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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.

Bluetooth connection Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has a Bluetooth connection, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not have a Bluetooth connection.
Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 features local dimming, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

23% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has a weight of 8.6kg, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (1.9kg 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.

35 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Samsung UE40K5500 ranks No. 974 by number of sales, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 12902.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Samsung UE40K5500 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-40CS520 is two, but the Samsung UE40K5500 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.

Does not have a Bluetooth connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not have a Bluetooth connection, however the Samsung UE40K5500 has a Bluetooth connection.
Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not feature local dimming, however the Samsung UE40K5500 does. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

19% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a weight of 10.5kg. That's 1.9kg heavier than the Samsung UE40K5500 (8.6kg). 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 13 shops sells the Panasonic TX-40CS520, however 48 sellers sell the Samsung UE40K5500. 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.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is older than the Samsung UE40K5500 by 13 months.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 12902 by sales volume, but the Samsung UE40K5500 ranks No. 974.
6 Reasons Against
50Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 50Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (50Hz 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has an annual energy consumption of 75kWh, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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.

8.1mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV. That's 8.1mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (55.1mm). 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.

More expensive by £15
The Samsung UE40K5500 is £15 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40CS520.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE40K5500 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+".
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The Samsung UE40K5500 only has an average user score of 67%, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 9 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 £ -
Total running cost £ 86.53
Purchase price £ 295.00
Total cost of ownership £ 381.53
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.43T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
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
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz
BEST
50Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
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)
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
100cm 101cm
BEST
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
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 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
 Screen mirroring
 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
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 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
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
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
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
BEST
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
Web Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Movie
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Movie
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
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ENG
OSD Language
26 27
BEST
Picture and Text Management
 Picture and text management
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 ASF
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 ASF
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
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 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 HyperReal Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
Video Compression Format
 AVI
 ASF
 AVI
 ASF
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

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
54W 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
54W
BEST
95W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
55.1mm
Weight
10.5kg 8.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
16kg 12.4kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
12.5kg 9.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
230mm
BEST
250.7mm
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
604mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm
BEST
917.6mm
Height
518mm
BEST
539.2mm
Width
904mm
BEST
917.6mm
Packaging Height
647mm 540mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,302mm 1,055mm
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
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
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