Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Sony KDL-32R503

Panasonic TX-40CS520
Sony KDL-32R503

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
20% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a screen size of 40", however the Sony KDL-32R503 is only a 32" TV (8" 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Sony KDL-32R503 (10W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

39% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 47mm thick TV. That's 18mm thinner than the Sony KDL-32R503 (65mm). 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.

Cheaper by £59
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 costs £280.00, whereas the Sony KDL-32R503 is £339.00.
12 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 31361 by number of sales, but the Sony KDL-32R503 ranks No. 185706.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Sony KDL-32R503 has a rating of "A+".
4 Reasons For
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KDL-32R503 is two, but 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 is a 45kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 14kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (45kWh). 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.

Lighter Edit
Sony KDL-32R503 is 5.8kg heavy. That's 4.7kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (5.8kg). 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-32R503 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Sony KDL-32R503 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an annual energy consumption of 59kWh, but the Sony KDL-32R503 is a 45kWh annual energy consumption TV (14kWh 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.

4.7kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a weight of 10.5kg, however the Sony KDL-32R503 is a 5.8kg heavy TV (4.7kg 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.

6 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 is a 32" TV. That's 8" smaller than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (32"). 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 has an RMS rated power of 10W, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (10W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

18mm thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-32R503 has a thickness of 65mm, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 47mm thick TV (18mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

£59 more expensive
The Sony KDL-32R503 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 by £59.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Sony KDL-32R503, but 13 stores sell the Panasonic TX-40CS520. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Worse selling
The Sony KDL-32R503 ranks No. 185706 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 31361.

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Date Released

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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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Display

Screen Size
40"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal
100cm
BEST
80cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1366 х 768
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1366 х 768
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ENG
OSD Language
26 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
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 31W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Average Power Consumption
42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh 45kWh
BEST
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 45W
BEST
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
65mm
Weight
10.5kg 5.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
16kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
12.5kg 6.3kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
230mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
556mm 470mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
904mm 738mm
BEST
Height
518mm 441mm
BEST
Width
904mm 738mm
BEST
Packaging Height
647mm 535mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,302mm 836mm
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
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
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