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Panasonic TX-40CX400 vs Samsung T32E310

Panasonic TX-40CX400 vs Samsung T32E310

Panasonic TX-40CX400
Samsung T32E310

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
8" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a display diagonal of 40", whereas the Samsung T32E310 is only a 32" TV (8" smaller). 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.

3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 3D, whereas the Samsung T32E310 is not. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung T32E310 does not. Read more

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

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Ethernet port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an ethernet port, however the Samsung T32E310 does not have an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Better selling
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 ranks No. 21831 by number of sales, however the Samsung T32E310 ranks No. 155666.
Better manufacturer's guarantee by one year
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 comes with a one year guarantee from the manufacturer, however the Samsung T32E310 has a zero year guarantee.
6 Reasons For
2° wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is only a 176° horizontal viewing angle TV (2° narrower). Read more

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the TV screen can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the TV can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the TV to be able to view the screen successfully.

Thinner Edit
Samsung T32E310 is 52mm thick. That's 13mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (52mm). 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.

Cheaper by £219
The Samsung T32E310 costs £219.03 less than the Panasonic TX-40CX400.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
54% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung T32E310 only costs £47.91 to run but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 costs £103.99 to run (117% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung T32E310 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Moderately narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a horizontal viewing angle of 176°, but the Samsung T32E310 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle TV (2° wider). Read more

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the TV screen can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the TV can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the TV to be able to view the screen successfully.

Thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 65mm thick. That's 13mm thicker than the Samsung T32E310 (52mm). 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.

More expensive by £219
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is £219.03 more expensive than the Samsung T32E310.
Less retailers
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is only stocked by 4 retailers, whereas the Samsung T32E310 is stocked by 10 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by two months
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is two months older than the Samsung T32E310.
Higher running costs over five years by £56.08
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 are £103.99 which is £56.08 more than the Samsung T32E310 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung T32E310 is "A+".
5 Reasons Against
8" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has a display diagonal of 32", whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 40" TV (8" larger). 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.

Not 3D Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is not 3D, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 3D. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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. 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 support Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not support Wi-Fi, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

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

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not have an ethernet port, but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 does. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Less popular
The Samsung T32E310 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 155666 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 ranks No. 21831.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

25 months Ago 23 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 0 Years

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 103.99
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 502.99
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 44.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 47.91
Purchase price £ 179.97
Total cost of ownership £ 227.88
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.24T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
40"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 4K
BEST
 4K
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm
BEST
81.28cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 5ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
102cm
BEST
81.28cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
BEST

Features

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

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH)
912 x 593 x 271 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
20 10
HDMI 2
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxHxD)
912 x 593 x 271 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications
BBC iPlayer,Netflix,YouTube,App store: Panasonic App Store,Custom homepage,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter Unknown - Click to provide data
Surround Modes
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
912 x 532 x 65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-40CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 40 LED TV,Remote control,Fixing screws,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
63W 28W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh 41kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 69W

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
 Smartphones being used as a remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
BEST
 Ethernet port

Management Features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Number of OSD Languages
1 27
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
65mm 52mm
BEST
Weight
10.5kg 4.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
13.5kg 7.6kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
1085 x 740 x 135 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
271mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
271mm
BEST
467mm
Width (with Stand)
912mm 721mm
BEST
Height
532mm 424.8mm
Width
912mm 721.4mm
Package Height
740mm 516mm
BEST
Package Width
1,085mm 845mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
1
HDMI Port
4
BEST
2

Technical Details

Network Streaming Services Supported
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Other Features
Ambient sensor Unknown - Click to provide data
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