Panasonic TX-55CS630 vs Samsung UE55J5100

Panasonic TX-55CS630
Samsung UE55J5100

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 is a 3D compatible TV, but the Samsung UE55J5100 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.

120Hz faster refresh rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 is a 120Hz refresh rate TV. That's 120Hz faster than the Samsung UE55J5100 (unknownHz). 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.

Vastly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz faster than the Samsung UE55J5100 (unknownHz). 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.

Internet browser Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 has an internet browser, however the Samsung UE55J5100 does not have an internet browser. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-55CS630 is two, but the Samsung UE55J5100 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55J5100 only has two 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.

WiFi connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 has a WiFi connection, but the Samsung UE55J5100 does not have a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 has an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Samsung UE55J5100 does not.
21% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 has a thickness of 56mm, however the Samsung UE55J5100 is a 67.7mm thick TV (11.7mm 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 Panasonic TX-55CS630 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE55J5100 is "A+".
5 Reasons For
40% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55J5100 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-55CS630 (91kWh). 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.

33% lighter Edit
Samsung UE55J5100 is 13.6kg heavy. That's 4.4kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-55CS630 (13.6kg). 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.

£126 cheaper
The Samsung UE55J5100 is £125.91 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-55CS630.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55J5100 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CS630 is "A+".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 is a 127kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh higher than the Samsung UE55J5100 (91kWh). 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-55CS630 is 18kg heavy. That's 4.4kg heavier than the Samsung UE55J5100 (13.6kg). 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.

£126 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-55CS630 is more expensive than the Samsung UE55J5100 by £125.91.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Panasonic TX-55CS630, but 4 stores sell the Samsung UE55J5100. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
7 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE55J5100 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CS630 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 an internet browser Edit
The Samsung UE55J5100 does not have an internet browser, but the Panasonic TX-55CS630 does. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE55J5100 is one, but the Panasonic TX-55CS630 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 less HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UE55J5100 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CS630 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.

Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung UE55J5100 does not have a WiFi connection, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CS630 has a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung UE55J5100 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, however the Panasonic TX-55CS630 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
18% thicker Edit
The Samsung UE55J5100 has a thickness of 67.7mm, however the Panasonic TX-55CS630 is a 56mm thick TV (11.7mm 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.

Date Released

21 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 102.78
Purchase price £ 599.00
Total cost of ownership £ 701.78
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.51T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 55"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
120Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200
Display Diagonal
139cm
BEST
138cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
BEST
 Internet browser

Audio

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
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
2
BEST
1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
BEST
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST
 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
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
26 27
BEST
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
 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
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 63W
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Average Power Consumption
91W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
127kWh 91kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
179W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
56mm
BEST
67.7mm
Weight
18kg 13.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
24kg 18.8kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
19kg 14.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
292mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
761mm
BEST
773.1mm
Width (with Stand)
1,242mm 1,231.6mm
BEST
Height
719mm 711.9mm
BEST
Width
1,242mm 1,231.6mm
BEST
Packaging Height
812mm
BEST
821mm
Packaging Width
1,675mm 1,485mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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
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