Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-55CX680

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Panasonic TX-55CX680

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Significantly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 181kWh annual energy consumption TV (64kWh 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.

20% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a thickness of 47mm. That's 9mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-55CX680 (56mm). 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.

Lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 17kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 19.5kg heavy TV (2.5kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Cheaper by £3
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is £3.01 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-55CX680.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX680 has a rating of "B".
1 Reason For
Moderately larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has a screen size of 55", however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 50" TV (5" 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
5" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a screen size of 50", but the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 55" TV (5" 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.

6 Reasons Against
64kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has an annual energy consumption of 181kWh, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (64kWh 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.

9mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 56mm thick TV. That's 9mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (56mm). 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.

13% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has a weight of 19.5kg, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 17kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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 £3
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is £3.01 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is only stocked by 5 sellers, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is stocked by 8 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is "B", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".

Awards

1 Award
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

22 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 535.99
Total cost of ownership £ 673.63
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 200Hz
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Display Diagonal
126cm 139cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 176°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 176°

TV Tuner

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
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
Firefox OS Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 1

Networking

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

Management Features

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
1 26
BEST
Picture and Text Management
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and text management

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
 Voice control
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Average Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 130W
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
181kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
56mm
Weight
17kg
BEST
19.5kg
Package Weight
23kg
BEST
27kg
Weight (with Stand)
18.5kg
BEST
21kg
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
292mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm
BEST
761mm
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm
BEST
1,242mm
Height
652mm
BEST
719mm
Width
1,126mm
BEST
1,242mm
Packaging Height
743mm
BEST
812mm
Packaging Width
1,518mm
BEST
1,675mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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