Panasonic TX-55CSW524 vs Samsung UE55JS8500

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Panasonic TX-55CSW524
Samsung UE55JS8500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is a 127kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 27kWh lower than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (154kWh). 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.

35.5mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is a 56mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 91.5mm thick TV (35.5mm 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.

20% lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CSW524 has a weight of 17.5kg. That's 3.4kg lighter than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (20.9kg). 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is "A+", but the rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is "A".
5 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is 3D, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is not 3D. 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.

Built-in subwoofer Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer, however the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 does not have a built-in subwoofer.
50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 (40W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Two more USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. 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.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 only has two 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is not 3D, but the Samsung UE55JS8500 is. 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 a built-in subwoofer Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CSW524 does not have a built-in subwoofer, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer.
20W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CSW524 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CSW524 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 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.

Two less HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is two, but the Samsung UE55JS8500 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.

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4 Reasons Against
18% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has an annual energy consumption of 154kWh, however the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is a 127kWh annual energy consumption TV (27kWh lower). 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE55JS8500 is 91.5mm thick. That's 35.5mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 (91.5mm). 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.

3.4kg heavier Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 20.9kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is a 17.5kg heavy TV (3.4kg 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.

Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is "A", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CSW524 is "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 177.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 179.70
Purchase price £ 1,099.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,278.70
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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0.89T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,900Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,900Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1900
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
138cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST
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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift

Audio

Audio System
V-Audio Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
BEST
RMS Rated Power
20W 40W
BEST
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
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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 2
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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 Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Movie
 Sports
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Movie
 Sports
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
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)
Number of OSD Languages
27 27
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
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
 Voice control
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 111W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (average)
91W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
127kWh
BEST
154kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
184W
BEST
222W
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
56mm
BEST
91.5mm
Weight
17.5kg
BEST
20.9kg
Package Weight
25.5kg
BEST
27.6kg
Weight With Stand
19.5kg
BEST
23.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
230mm
BEST
308.4mm
Height (with Stand)
757mm
BEST
776.2mm
Width (with Stand)
1,242mm 1,239.3mm
BEST
Height
719mm 723.7mm
Width
1,242mm 1,239.3mm
Package Height
812mm
BEST
847mm
Package Width
1,675mm 1,375mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD
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