Panasonic TX-40CX400 vs Samsung T32E310

Panasonic TX-40CX400
Samsung T32E310

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
8.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a display diagonal of 40", whereas the Samsung T32E310 is only a 31.5" TV (8.5" smaller). 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.

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

Smart TV Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports smart TV, however the Samsung T32E310 does not support smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Two more USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung T32E310 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 Panasonic TX-40CX400 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung T32E310 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a 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.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an ethernet LAN, however the Samsung T32E310 does not have an ethernet LAN.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 ranks No. 32637 by number of sales, however the Samsung T32E310 ranks No. 156068.
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
Vastly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has an annual energy consumption of 41kWh, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV (50kWh higher). 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.

Thinner Edit
Samsung T32E310 is 52.7mm thick. That's 12.3mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (52.7mm). 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.

5.7kg lighter Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a 4.8kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (5.7kg heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £229
The Samsung T32E310 costs £229.01 less than the Panasonic TX-40CX400.
53% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung T32E310 only costs £47.91 to run but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 costs £100.95 to run (111% 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
50kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an annual energy consumption of 91kWh, however the Samsung T32E310 is a 41kWh annual energy consumption TV (50kWh 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
Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 65mm thick. That's 12.3mm thicker than the Samsung T32E310 (52.7mm). 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.

5.7kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 10.5kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung T32E310 is a 4.8kg heavy TV (5.7kg 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.

More expensive by £229
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is £229.01 more expensive than the Samsung T32E310.
Older by one month
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is one month older than the Samsung T32E310.
Higher running costs over five years by £53.04
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 are £100.95 which is £53.04 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+".
9 Reasons Against
8.5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has a display diagonal of 31.5", whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 40" TV (8.5" larger). 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.

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

Does not support smart TV Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not support smart TV, but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Two less USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 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.

Only two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has two HDMI ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 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 wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not have a wi-Fi, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a wi-Fi. Read more

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

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not have an ethernet LAN, but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 does.
Less retailers
The Samsung T32E310 is only stocked by 4 retailers, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is stocked by 5 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Samsung T32E310 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 156068 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 ranks No. 32637.

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

22 months Ago 21 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 0 Years

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 100.95
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 499.95
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 44.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 47.91
Purchase price £ 169.99
Total cost of ownership £ 217.90
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 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
31.5"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
101.6cm
BEST
80cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
 Ethernet LAN

Management Features

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

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

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
63W 28W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
65mm 52.7mm
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)
593mm 467mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
912mm 721.4mm
BEST
Height
532mm 424.8mm
Width
912mm 721.4mm
Package Height
740mm 516mm
BEST
Package Width
1,085mm 845mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

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

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
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