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Panasonic TX-55CX680
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Panasonic TX55CX680B

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55" 200Hz Flat Mar 2015
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Trusted Reviews recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

TV expert review site Trusted Reviews scored this TV 90 out of 100. TV experts think this 4K and 8K TV is one of the better TVs of a comparable age and type.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-55CX680 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to handle. This year Trusted Reviews scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Motion handling could be better” in their review of this TV.

One Panasonic TX-55CX680 owner reckoned that the Panasonic TX-55CX680 had a good interface. A few weeks ago Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-55CX680 “Speedy, userfriendly interface” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

One person who bought this TV considered that it was good value for money. This year Trusted Reviews rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Superb value for money” in their Panasonic TX-55CX680 review.

Good Remote Control

One customer who bought it wrote that it had a good remote control. In December Trusted Reviews mentioned “Netflix button on the remote easy to press accidentally”.

Nice Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. In December Trusted Reviews gave the Panasonic TX-55CX680 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Smooth motion” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

One Panasonic TX-55CX680 reviewer reckoned that the product had good colour saturation. Trusted Reviews rated the product 5 stars and wrote “Bright, punchy colours”.

Panasonic Has Good Television Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic TVs and also specifically for Panasonic 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year, the TX-55CX680 supports smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at include the LG 55UF770[plb_2840079_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the TX-55CX680, the TX-55CX680 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection which you might also want to consider including the LG 55UF770[plb_2840079_price].

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports One Video Format

supports one video format

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats 3GPP,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,TS,VOB,VRO,WMV are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this television. The audio formats AAC,FLAC,MP3,WAV,WMA are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Features One Video App

The TX-55CX680 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic television features a NetFlix video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-55CX680.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The TX-55CX680 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-55CX680 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-55CX680 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This Panasonic television is rated B for energy efficiency. The TX-55CX680 has an average 5 year running cost of £212 based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 18% of all 435 TVs of this type and age.

Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the TX-55CX680 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Panasonic TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of a similar type and age to the TX-55CX680.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-55CX680 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-55CX680 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions of a comparable age and type to the TX-55CX680 range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 200 hertz, the TX-55CX680 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 181 kilowatt hours, the Panasonic TX-55CX680 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The average annual energy consumption of televisions that came out more than a year ago is 140kWh.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-55CX680

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market for over a year.

Average Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 200 hertz, the TX-55CX680 has a relatively standard refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Average Thickness

The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has a relatively average thickness (56 millimeters) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Video App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Picture and Text Management
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Voice Control
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

1 Award

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 January 2016

Trusted Reviews

What is the Panasonic TX-50CX680? The 50CX680 is a 50-inch 4K UHD TV from the lower end of Panasonic's current range. This means it doesn't get the full suite of 4K Studio Master processing tools... Read more…

Superb contrast and colour for the money
Attractive, easytouse smart system
Lots of video streaming and catchup TV app support
Excellent outofthebox preset with True Cinema
Excellent colour reproduction
Motion handling could be better
The screen's a bit reflective
Minor backlight flaws if you're not careful with setup
Some clouding and halos when viewed in completely dark surroundings
Netflix button on the remote easy to press accidentally

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 18 November 2015 by AmandaJane

Absolutely thrilled with this TV, the picture quality is so clear and crisp! The picture has brilliant contrast. We upgraded from a older 42'' panasonic and I love the fact that the screen size... Read more…

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Value for money

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 05025232811687, 05025232812141

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