Panasonic TX-40DX600 vs Samsung UE40K5600 vs Sony KD-43X8309 vs Sony KDL-43W805

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
23% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a thickness of 49mm, however the Samsung UE40K5600 is a 54.9mm thick TV (5.9mm thicker), the Sony KD-43X8309 is a 60mm thick TV (11mm thicker) and the Sony KDL-43W805 is a 59mm thick TV (10mm 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.

£60 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is £59.60 cheaper than the Samsung UE40K5600, £79.60 cheaper than the Sony KD-43X8309 and £79.60 cheaper than the Sony KDL-43W805.
Available from 45 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.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1931 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Sony KDL-43W805 ranks No. 47287.
User reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has an average user review score of 78%, whereas the Sony KD-43X8309 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons For
9" larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 is a 49" TV. That's 9" larger than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (43") and 6" larger than the Sony KD-43X8309 and the Sony KDL-43W805 (43"). 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.

PC in port Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 has a PC in port, however the Sony KD-43X8309 and the Sony KDL-43W805 do not have a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

34% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 is a 75kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 20kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (76kWh), 25kWh lower than the Sony KD-43X8309 (76kWh) and 1kWh lower than the Sony KDL-43W805 (76kWh). 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.

50% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 is an 8kg heavy TV. That's 4kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (10.9kg), 3.8kg lighter than the Sony KD-43X8309 (10.9kg) and 2.9kg lighter than the Sony KDL-43W805 (10.9kg). 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.

25% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE40K5600 is £23.64 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40DX600, £30.05 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-43X8309 and £2.81 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-43W805 over five years. Read more
4 Reasons For
20% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-43X8309 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 and the Sony KDL-43W805 are both only 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TVs (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.

One more composite video in port Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Sony KD-43X8309 is two, but the Sony KDL-43W805 only has one composite video in port. Read more

We do not know the number of composite video in ports on the Panasonic TX-40DX600. It is possible that it does not have any composite video in ports.

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KD-43X8309 is three (as does the Sony KDL-43W805), but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 only has one USB 2.0 port and 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KD-43X8309 is a four HDMI port TV, and so does the Sony KDL-43W805, whereas 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.

5 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-43W805 is a 3D compatible TV, whereas the Sony KD-43X8309 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 Sony KDL-43W805 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, and so does the Sony KD-43X8309, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX600 only has one USB 2.0 port and 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 more HDMI port Edit
The Sony KDL-43W805 has four HDMI ports (as does the Sony KD-43X8309), however 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-43W805 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is "B", the rating of the Samsung UE40K5600 is "A" and the rating of the Sony KD-43X8309 is "A".
Expert reviews are vastly better
The Sony KDL-43W805 has an average expert review score of 92%, however the Samsung UE40K5600 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the Samsung UE40K5600 (43") and 3" smaller than the Sony KD-43X8309 and the Sony KDL-43W805 (43"). 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.

25% slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Sony KDL-43W805. That's 200Hz slower than the Sony KD-43X8309 (800Hz). 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.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is one, but the Samsung UE40K5600 only has two USB 2.0 ports and the Sony KDL-43W805 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a three HDMI port TV (as does the Samsung UE40K5600), whereas the Sony KDL-43W805 only has four 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.

20kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 95kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 20kWh higher than the Samsung UE40K5600 (76kWh), 5kWh lower than the Sony KD-43X8309 (76kWh) and 19kWh higher than the Sony KDL-43W805 (76kWh). 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.

Heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-40DX600 is 12kg heavy. That's 4kg heavier than the Samsung UE40K5600 (10.9kg), 200g heavier than the Sony KD-43X8309 (10.9kg) and 1.1kg heavier than the Sony KDL-43W805 (10.9kg). 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.

Four months older
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is older than the Samsung UE40K5600 by four months.
More expensive to run over five years by 27%
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 are £112.00 which is £23.64 more than the Samsung UE40K5600 and £20.83 more than the Sony KDL-43W805 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", whereas the Samsung UE40K5600 has a rating of "A", the Sony KD-43X8309 has a rating of "A" and the Sony KDL-43W805 has a rating of "A+".
8 Reasons Against
Only one composite video in port Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 is a one composite video in port TV, and so does the Sony KDL-43W805, whereas the Sony KD-43X8309 only has two composite video in ports. Read more

We do not know the number of composite video in ports on the Panasonic TX-40DX600. It is possible that it does not have any composite video in ports.

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-43W805 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UE40K5600 has three HDMI ports (as does the Panasonic TX-40DX600), however the Sony KDL-43W805 only has four 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE40K5600 is 54.9mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 49mm thick TV (5.9mm thinner), the Sony KD-43X8309 is a 60mm thick TV (5.1mm thicker) and the Sony KDL-43W805 is a 59mm thick TV (4.1mm 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.

£60 more expensive
The Samsung UE40K5600 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 by £59.60.
Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Samsung UE40K5600, whereas 47 retailers sell the Panasonic TX-40DX600 and 4 retailers sell the Sony KDL-43W805. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Samsung UE40K5600 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a rating of "B", the Sony KD-43X8309 has a rating of "A" and the Sony KDL-43W805 has a rating of "A+".
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Samsung UE40K5600's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Sony KDL-43W805's is 92% (based on 1 review).
12 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-43X8309 has a screen size of 43" (as does the Sony KDL-43W805), but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 40" TV (3" smaller) and the Samsung UE40K5600 is a 49" TV (6" larger). 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.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Sony KD-43X8309 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Sony KDL-43W805 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.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Sony KD-43X8309 does not have a PC in port (As does the the Sony KDL-43W805), however the Samsung UE40K5600 does. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

25kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43X8309 has an annual energy consumption of 100kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 95kWh annual energy consumption TV (5kWh lower), the Samsung UE40K5600 is a 75kWh annual energy consumption TV (25kWh lower) and the Sony KDL-43W805 is a 76kWh annual energy consumption TV (24kWh 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.

19% thicker Edit
The Sony KD-43X8309 has a thickness of 60mm. That's 11mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (59mm), 5.1mm thicker than the Samsung UE40K5600 (59mm) and 1mm thicker than the Sony KDL-43W805 (59mm). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
Sony KD-43X8309 is 11.8kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 12kg heavy TV (200g heavier), the Samsung UE40K5600 is an 8kg heavy TV (3.8kg lighter) and the Sony KDL-43W805 is a 10.9kg heavy TV (900g 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 £80
The Sony KD-43X8309 is £79.60 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 and £20 more expensive than the Samsung UE40K5600.
Fewer sellers
The Sony KD-43X8309 is only stocked by 2 stores, but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is stocked by 47 stores and the Sony KDL-43W805 is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Sony KD-43X8309 is eleven months older than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 and 15 months older than the Samsung UE40K5600.
£30.05 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Sony KD-43X8309 costs £118.41 to run which is £6.41 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DX600, £30.05 more to run than the Samsung UE40K5600 and £27.24 more to run than the Sony KDL-43W805. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43X8309 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is "B", the rating of the Samsung UE40K5600 is "A" and the rating of the Sony KDL-43W805 is "A+".
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Sony KD-43X8309 is only 60%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is 78% (based on 12 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
6" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-43W805 is a 43" TV, and so does the Sony KD-43X8309. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (43") and 6" smaller than the Samsung UE40K5600 (43"). 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 Sony KDL-43W805 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DX600. That's 200Hz slower than the Sony KD-43X8309 (800Hz). 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.

Only one composite video in port Edit
The Sony KDL-43W805 is a one composite video in port TV, and so does the Samsung UE40K5600, whereas the Sony KD-43X8309 only has two composite video in ports. Read more

We do not know the number of composite video in ports on the Panasonic TX-40DX600. It is possible that it does not have any composite video in ports.

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Sony KDL-43W805 does not have a PC in port (As does the the Sony KD-43X8309), but the Samsung UE40K5600 has a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-43W805 is a 76kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 19kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (76kWh), 1kWh higher than the Samsung UE40K5600 (76kWh) and 24kWh lower than the Sony KD-43X8309 (76kWh). 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
Sony KDL-43W805 is 59mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 49mm thick TV (10mm thinner), the Samsung UE40K5600 is a 54.9mm thick TV (4.1mm thinner) and the Sony KD-43X8309 is a 60mm thick TV (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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-43W805 is a 10.9kg heavy TV. That's 1.1kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (10.9kg), 2.9kg heavier than the Samsung UE40K5600 (10.9kg) and 900g lighter than the Sony KD-43X8309 (10.9kg). 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.

£80 more expensive
The Sony KDL-43W805 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 by £79.60 and more expensive than the Samsung UE40K5600 by £20.
Less retailers
Only 4 stores sells the Sony KDL-43W805, whereas 47 retailers sell the Panasonic TX-40DX600. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Sony KDL-43W805 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 by 13 months, older than the Samsung UE40K5600 by 17 months and older than the Sony KD-43X8309 by two months.
More expensive to run over five years by 3%
The Sony KDL-43W805 costs £91.17 to run which is £2.81 more to run than the Samsung UE40K5600 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Sony KDL-43W805 ranks No. 47287 by sales volume, however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 ranks No. 1931.

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 108.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 112.00
Purchase price £ 319.40
Total cost of ownership £ 431.40
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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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Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 517.41
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 490.17
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Environmental Impact

0.56T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 49"
BEST
43" 43"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
800Hz Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
BEST
800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal
100cm 101cm 108cm
BEST
108cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 178° 178°
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
 LED
BEST
 LED

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
 Google Apps
HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W 20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2 2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1 1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 2
BEST
1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2 3
BEST
3
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 3 4
BEST
4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 POL
 SLK
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 POL
 SLK
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 POL
 SLK
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 POL
 SLK
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
OSD Language
27 27 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Format
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
4 4 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
68W 54W
BEST
72W 55W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
 A+
 A+
BEST
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
95kWh 75kWh
BEST
100kWh 76kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 95W
BEST
162W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate
DLNA Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
49mm
BEST
54.9mm 60mm 59mm
Weight
12kg 8kg
BEST
11.8kg 10.9kg
Package Weight
17kg 11kg
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
14kg 9.2kg
BEST
12.8kg 11.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
364mm 250.6mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
573mm
BEST
604mm 604mm 602mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm
BEST
917.6mm 961mm 962mm
Height
518mm
BEST
539.7mm 568mm 565mm
Width
904mm
BEST
917.6mm 961mm 962mm
Packaging Height
680mm 625mm
BEST
717mm 675mm
Packaging Width
1,345mm 1,050mm
BEST
1,059mm 1,060mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
 HDD recording
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming, Micro Dimming Pro Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA sync
 BRAVIA sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
HDMI in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4
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