Panasonic TX-48CX400 vs Samsung UE50JU6800

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Panasonic TX-48CX400
Samsung UE50JU6800

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is 3D compatible, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is not. 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.

A lot faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 140Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (60Hz 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.

41kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has an annual energy consumption of 88kWh, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 129kWh annual energy consumption TV (41kWh higher). 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.

1.4kg lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 12kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 13.4kg heavy TV (1.4kg 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 £308
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 costs £307.72 less than the Samsung UE50JU6800.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
33% cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is £49.90 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE50JU6800. Read more
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 ranks No. 40869 by number of sales, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 ranks No. 108694.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung UE50JU6800 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 50" TV. That's 2" larger than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (50"). 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.

A little larger visible diagonal screen size Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a visible diagonal screen size of 127cm, whereas the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is only a 121.92cm visible diagonal screen size TV (5.08cm smaller).
Quite thinner Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a thickness of 63.2mm, however the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 65mm thick TV (1.8mm 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A little smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has a screen size of 48", whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 50" TV (2" 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.

5% smaller visible diagonal screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 121.92cm visible diagonal screen size TV. That's 5.08cm smaller than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (127cm).
3% thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-48CX400 is 65mm thick. That's 1.8mm thicker than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (63.2mm). 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.

Older by three months
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is three months older than the Samsung UE50JU6800.
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is not 3D compatible, whereas 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.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 140Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 60Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (140Hz). 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.

32% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 129kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 41kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (129kWh). 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
Samsung UE50JU6800 is 13.4kg heavy. That's 1.4kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (13.4kg). 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.

£308 more expensive
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 by £307.72.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 stores sells the Samsung UE50JU6800, but 5 shops sell the Panasonic TX-48CX400. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
49% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Samsung UE50JU6800 are £150.85 which is £49.90 more than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Samsung UE50JU6800 ranks No. 108694 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-48CX400 ranks No. 40869.

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
benchmark.pl: Good Product

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

21 months Ago 17 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

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 £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85
Purchase price £ 777.71
Total cost of ownership £ 928.56
Details

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.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
48" 50"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 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 127cm
BEST
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz
BEST
140Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 cd/m²
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
121.92cm 125cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
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 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
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
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
Upgradeable Firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Upgradeable firmware
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
1 27
BEST

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
 Smartphone remote feature
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
63W
BEST
93W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
88kWh
BEST
129kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 226W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
65mm 63.2mm
BEST
Weight
12kg
BEST
13.4kg
Package Weight
18.5kg
BEST
19.2kg
Package Dimensions
1195 x 775 x 145 1362 x 748 x 152
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
271mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
687mm
BEST
706.4mm
Width (with Stand)
1,081mm
BEST
1,128.9mm
Height
627mm
BEST
654.4mm
Width
1,081mm
BEST
1,128.9mm
Packaging Height
775mm 748mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,195mm
BEST
1,362mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
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
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Other Features
Ambient sensor Eco Sensor,Auto Power Off

Other Features

Dimension
1081 x 687 x 271 1128.9 x 719.6 x 310.5
Sound Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby Digital Plus
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Screen mirroring
Stereo Sound
Stereo Stereo
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD Remastering Engine
Audio Power
20 20
HDMI 2
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro
Dimensions (WxHxD)
1081 x 687 x 271 1128.9 x 719.6 x 310.5
Smart TV Applications
BBC iPlayer,Netflix,YouTube,App store: Panasonic App Store,Custom homepage,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter BBC iPlayer,ITV player,All 4,Demand 5,Netflix,Amazon Prime,built-in UHD content,App store: Samsung App Store,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter,Skype,Please note: Apps shown are available or coming soon on all 2015 Smart TV models,Blu-Ray and Home Theatre Players.
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
1081 x 627 x 65 1128.9 x 654.4 x 310.5
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-48CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 48 LED TV,Remote control,Fixing screws,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries Samsung UE50JU6800 Smart Ultra HD 4k 50 LED TV,Remote control,User manual,E manual,AC power cable
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