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Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Samsung UE55JU6800

Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Samsung UE55JU6800

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Samsung UE55JU6800

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
70% faster high frequency rate Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 200Hz refresh rate. That's 140Hz faster than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (60Hz). Read more

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However 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.

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.

£130 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 costs £349.99, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6800 is £479.99.
£0.39 cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 only costs £137.64 to run over five years whereas the Samsung UE55JU6800 costs £138.03 to run (0% more). Read more
4 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

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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.

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

Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
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

5 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

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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.

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

Not as many stockists
Only 2 retailers sells the Panasonic TX-50CX680, however 4 retailers sell the Samsung UE55JU6800. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One year older
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is older than the Samsung UE55JU6800 by one year.
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
Hugely slower high frequency rate Edit
Samsung UE55JU6800 is only 60Hz refresh rate. That's 140Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (60Hz). Read more

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However 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.

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.

£130 more expensive
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by £130.
0% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UE55JU6800 are £138.03 which is £0.39 more than the Panasonic TX-50CX680. Show assumptions.

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

26 months Ago 14 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 £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 487.63
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 138.03
Purchase price £ 479.99
Total cost of ownership £ 618.02
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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.
0.69T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
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
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
200Hz
BEST
60Hz
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 139.7cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 1,400Hz
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rate 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
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° Unknown - Click to provide data

Features

Automatic Shut Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
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
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Samsung Smart View
 Skype
 Samsung Smart View
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Version
Firefox OS Unknown - Click to provide data

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
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

Design

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

Power

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

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
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
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
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
Voice Control
 Voice control
 Voice control
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 BMP
 MPO
 JPG
 BMP
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Motion Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motion control
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient lighting
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
Clock Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clock function
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 UHD Up-Scailing
 Samsung Contrast Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung UHD Up-Scailing
 Samsung Contrast Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphones being used as a remote
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

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

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Panel Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panel lock
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
26 27
BEST
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm
BEST
718.7mm
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm
BEST
1,242.6mm
Height
652mm 718.4mm
Width
1,126mm 1,242.6mm
Package Height
743mm
BEST
781.7mm
Package Width
1,518mm 1,495mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
S-Video Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio coaxial out
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port
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 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
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
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Technical Details

Network Streaming Services Supported
 Netflix
 Netflix
LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
RF Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
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