Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Samsung UE55JU6800

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Samsung UE55JU6800

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 1kWh lower than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (118kWh). 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.

16.2mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 63.2mm thick TV (16.2mm 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.

£349 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 costs £399.97, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6800 is £749.00.
Available from 4 shops
The more stores stock this TV, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
9 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (55"). 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.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 1,400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,200Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (1,400Hz). 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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 Samsung UE55JU6800 has a DVI port, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 does not.
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UE55JU6800 is four, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

Bluetooth Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 has a bluetooth, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 does not have a bluetooth.
3% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 has a weight of 16.6kg. That's 400g lighter than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (16.6kg). 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.

£1.44 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is £1.44 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JU6800 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
10% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (55"). 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.

6x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,200Hz slower than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (1,400Hz). 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE55JU6800 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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-50CX680 does not have a DVI port, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6800 has a DVI port.
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is three, but the Samsung UE55JU6800 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. 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 bluetooth Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 does not have a bluetooth, however the Samsung UE55JU6800 has a bluetooth.
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a weight of 17kg. That's 400g heavier than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (16.6kg). 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.

One year older
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is older than the Samsung UE55JU6800 by one year.
More expensive to run over five years by 1%
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 are £137.64 which is £1.44 more than the Samsung UE55JU6800. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Samsung UE55JU6800 has a rating of "A+".
4 Reasons Against
1% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 118kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 1kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (118kWh). 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.

A lot thicker Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 63.2mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV (16.2mm 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.

£349 more expensive
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by £349.03.
Not as many stockists
Only 4 shops sells the Samsung UE55JU6800, however 8 shops sell the Panasonic TX-50CX680. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

23 months Ago 11 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 399.97
Total cost of ownership £ 537.61
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 136.20
Purchase price £ 749.00
Total cost of ownership £ 885.20
Details

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.
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 139.7cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 1,400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rates Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Colour Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
126cm 139.7cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
Firefox OS Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Dolby
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
BEST
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Panel Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panel Lock
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
1 27
BEST
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 ASF
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 DIVX
 MPG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 H.263
 H.264
 M2TS
 TP
 TRP
 MTS
 VP6
 VP8
 M2T
 VP9
 PS
 SVI
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 ASF
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 DIVX
 MPG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 H.263
 H.264
 M2TS
 TP
 TRP
 MTS
 VP6
 VP8
 M2T
 VP9
 PS
 SVI
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AIFF
 APE
 MIDI
 M4A
 OGG
 MPA
 MID
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AIFF
 APE
 MIDI
 M4A
 OGG
 MPA
 MID
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 BMP
 MPO
 JPG
 BMP
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
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
Motion Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motion control
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Subtitle Formats Supported
 ASS
 ASS
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour support
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Ambient Lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient lighting

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
84W
BEST
85W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Power Consumption (average)
84W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
118kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 265W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm
BEST
63.2mm
Weight
17kg 16.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
23kg 22kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1495 x 830 x 153
Weight With Stand
18.5kg 17.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm
BEST
781.7mm
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm
BEST
1,242.6mm
Height
652mm 718.4mm
Width
1,126mm 1,242.6mm
Package Height
743mm
BEST
830mm
Package Width
1,518mm 1,495mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
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
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Technical Details

Network Streaming Services Supported
 Netflix
 Netflix
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Eco Sensor,Auto Power Off
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 SLV
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 SLV
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1242.6 x 781.7 x 310.5
Sound Enhancement Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby Digital Plus
Multimedia
Unknown - Click to provide data Screen mirroring
Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD Remastering Engine
Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1242.6 x 781.7 x 310.5
Smart TV Applications
Unknown - Click to provide data BBC iPlayer,ITV player,All 4,Demand 5,Netflix,Amazon Prime,built-in UHD content,App store: Samsung App Store,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter,Skype,Please note: Apps shown are available or coming soon on all 2015 Smart TV models,Blu-Ray and Home Theatre Players.
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1242.6 x 718.4 x 63.2
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Samsung UE55JU6800 Smart Ultra HD 4k 55 LED TV,Remote control,User manual,E manual,AC power cable
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