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Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Seiki SE40FO04 vs Toshiba 40L2436

Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Seiki SE40FO04 vs Toshiba 40L2436

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Panasonic TX-40C300
Seiki SE40FO04
Toshiba 40L2436

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
85% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 340Hz faster than the Seiki SE40FO04 (200Hz) and 200Hz faster than the Toshiba 40L2436 (200Hz). 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Seiki SE40FO04 is "A" and the rating of the Toshiba 40L2436 is "A+".
2 Reasons For
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
Ethernet port Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 has an ethernet port, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Toshiba 40L2436 do not. 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.

6 Reasons For
Brighter display brightness Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², but the Seiki SE40FO04 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness TV (50 cd/m² dimmer). Read more

'Display Brightness' is a measure of how bright the screen on the TV is.

A brighter display means the screen will have a greater capacity for brightness. This can be useful in combating glare from the sun in very bright rooms, or for making the screen visible from further away.

Moderately wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 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.

38% thinner Edit
Toshiba 40L2436 is 67mm thick. That's 1mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (67mm) and 25mm thinner than the Seiki SE40FO04 (67mm). 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.

PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have a PC in (D-Sub) port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield. Also known as a VGA Port.

A D-sub port is needed to connect your TV to older devices and computers that use a VGA connection - generally those made before 2000.

41% cheaper to run
Over five years the Toshiba 40L2436 is £42.87 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40C300 and £33.42 cheaper to run than the Seiki SE40FO04. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Toshiba 40L2436 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Panasonic TX-40C300 has a rating of "A+" and the Seiki SE40FO04 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
2% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 176° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° narrower than the Toshiba 40L2436 (178°). 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.

Does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, but the Seiki SE40FO04 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have an ethernet port (As does the the Toshiba 40L2436), however the Seiki SE40FO04 has 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.

1mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 has a depth of 68mm, however the Seiki SE40FO04 is a 92mm thick TV (24mm thicker) and the Toshiba 40L2436 is a 67mm thick TV (1mm 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.

More expensive to run over five years by 70%
The Panasonic TX-40C300 costs £103.99 to run which is £9.45 more to run than the Seiki SE40FO04 and £42.87 more to run than the Toshiba 40L2436 over five years. Show assumptions.
7 Reasons Against
6x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 is a 60Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 340Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (200Hz) and 140Hz slower than the Toshiba 40L2436 (200Hz). 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.

20% dimmer display brightness Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 is a 250 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Toshiba 40L2436 (300 cd/m²). Read more

'Display Brightness' is a measure of how bright the screen on the TV is.

A brighter display means the screen will have a greater capacity for brightness. This can be useful in combating glare from the sun in very bright rooms, or for making the screen visible from further away.

25mm thicker Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 has a depth of 92mm, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (24mm thinner) and the Toshiba 40L2436 is a 67mm thick TV (25mm 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.

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Over one year older
The Seiki SE40FO04 is older than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by 20 months and older than the Toshiba 40L2436 by 16 months.
More expensive to run over five years by 55%
Over five years the running costs of the Seiki SE40FO04 are £94.54 which is £33.42 more than the Toshiba 40L2436. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Seiki SE40FO04 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 has a rating of "A+" and the Toshiba 40L2436 has a rating of "A+".
4 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster) and the Seiki SE40FO04 is a 60Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (140Hz slower). 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.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 does not have an ethernet port (As does the the Panasonic TX-40C300), but the Seiki SE40FO04 has 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.

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Older by four months
The Toshiba 40L2436 is four months older than the Panasonic TX-40C300.

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Date Released

26 months Ago 46 months Ago 30 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 103.99
Purchase price £ 219.00
Total cost of ownership £ 322.99
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 94.54
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 94.54
Electricity cost - switched on £ 59.29
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 61.12

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.
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
40" 40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 5000:1
 5000:1
BEST
 5000:1
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
60Hz 200Hz
Comb Filter
 3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 AMR (Active Motion Rate)
 AMR (Active Motion Rate)
 AMR (Active Motion Rate)
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 8.5ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 250 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Display Diagonal (metric)
102cm
BEST
101.6cm 102cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 14W
Loudspeaker
2 2 2
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 929 x 610 x 255 Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data V7.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 929 x 610 x 255 Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 929 x 550 x 92 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Seiki SE40FO04UK 40 LED TV,AC power cable Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
Mercury Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1mg

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
33W
BEST
59W 37W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
48kWh
BEST
86kWh 54kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 72W

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
 Analog
Channel
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,100channels
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 NTSC

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
Image Formats Supported
 BMP
 JPEG XR
 BMP
 JPEG XR
 BMP
 JPEG XR
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Teletext
1,000 pages
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 pages

Packaging Content

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Networking

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

Management Features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
Number of OSD Languages
31
BEST
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
68mm 92mm 67mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.5kg
BEST
10kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.8kg
BEST
15kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1023 x 645 x 175 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 11kg
Depth (with Stand)
220mm
BEST
255mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
588mm 610mm 567mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
923mm 929mm 904mm
BEST
Height
544mm 550mm 524mm
Width
923mm 929mm 904mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 645mm
BEST
670mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,023mm 976mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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