Panasonic TX-40CX680 vs Philips 40PUH6400

Panasonic TX-40CX680
Philips 40PUH6400

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Vastly faster refresh rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 has a refresh rate of 200Hz, however the Philips 40PUH6400 is only a 60Hz refresh rate TV (140Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

77% thinner Edit
Panasonic TX-40CX680 is 47mm thick. That's 36mm thinner than the Philips 40PUH6400 (83mm). 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 £39
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 costs £38.96 less than the Philips 40PUH6400.
9 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.
9 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 is a 700Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 500Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (700Hz). 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.

Brighter display brightness Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 300 cd/m² brighter than the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (300 cd/m²).
Vastly bigger user memory capacity Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 has a user memory capacity of 8GB, however the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is only a unknownGB user memory capacity TV (8GB smaller).
Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX680 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.

DVI port Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 has a DVI port, however the Panasonic TX-40CX680 does not.
One more HDMI port Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 has four HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-40CX680 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.

8 day(s) longer programming period Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 has a programming period of 8 day(s), whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is only a unknown day(s) programming period TV (8 day(s) shorter).
48% lighter Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 is a 7.8kg heavy TV. That's 3.7kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (7.8kg). 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Philips 40PUH6400 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is "B".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Philips 40PUH6400 is a 700Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (500Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Philips 40PUH6400 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.

Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 does not have a DVI port, but the Philips 40PUH6400 does.
Only three HDMI ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 has three HDMI ports, however the Philips 40PUH6400 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.

3.7kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 is an 11.5kg heavy TV, whereas the Philips 40PUH6400 is a 7.8kg heavy TV (3.7kg 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.

Older by four months
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 is four months older than the Philips 40PUH6400.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is "B", however the rating of the Philips 40PUH6400 is "A+".
4 Reasons Against
3x slower refresh rate Edit
The Philips 40PUH6400 is a 60Hz refresh rate TV. That's 140Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (60Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

A lot thicker Edit
Philips 40PUH6400 is 83mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is a 47mm thick TV (36mm 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.

£39 more expensive
The Philips 40PUH6400 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40CX680 by £38.96.
Less retailers
Only 1 store sell the Philips 40PUH6400, whereas 10 shops sell the Panasonic TX-40CX680. 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.

Date Released

21 months Ago 17 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 65.70
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 68.74
Purchase price £ 458.86
Total cost of ownership £ 527.60
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
200Hz
BEST
60Hz
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 700Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Perfect Picture Plus
 Perfect Picture Plus
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 cd/m²
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustment
 Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
100cm 102cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
DVB-T Channel
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVB-C Channel
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
App
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
Video App
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
Music App
 Spotify
 Spotify
Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interactive TV
Video On Demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0 Lollipop
Operating System
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
User Memory Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler
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
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 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
Audio Input Port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port for DVI
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11n
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Upgradeable Firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Upgradeable firmware
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Picture Mute (for Radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture mute (for radio)
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
26 Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture and Text Management
 Picture and text management
Unknown - Click to provide data
Programming Period
Unknown - Click to provide data 8 day(s)

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 MPO
 JPS
 PNS
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 MPO
 JPS
 PNS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Video Compression Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Signal strength indicator

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 41W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 61kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
83mm
Weight
11.5kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
17kg 10.1kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
13.5kg 9kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
213mm
Height (with Stand)
560mm
BEST
575mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm 904mm
Height
518mm
BEST
526mm
Width
904mm 904mm
Packaging Height
660mm 625mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,302mm 1,060mm
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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Technical Details

Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
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