Panasonic TX-24CS500 vs Thomson 24HA4243

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Panasonic TX-24CS500
Thomson 24HA4243

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Vastly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 has an annual energy consumption of 24kWh, however the Thomson 24HA4243 is a 37kWh annual energy consumption TV (13kWh 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
Panasonic TX-24CS500 is 59mm thick. That's 16mm thinner than the Thomson 24HA4243 (75mm). 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.

31% cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-24CS500 only costs £28.76 to run but the Thomson 24HA4243 costs £41.40 to run (44% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Thomson 24HA4243 has a rating of "A".
3 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 has a common interface (CI), but the Panasonic TX-24CS500 does not have a common interface (CI). Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-24CS500 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.

46% lighter Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 has a weight of 3.1kg. That's 1.4kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-24CS500 (3.1kg). 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 does not have a common interface (CI), but the Thomson 24HA4243 has a common interface (CI). Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Thomson 24HA4243 only has two 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 is a 4.5kg heavy TV, whereas the Thomson 24HA4243 is a 3.1kg heavy TV (1.4kg 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.

Older by four months
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 is four months older than the Thomson 24HA4243.
5 Reasons Against
36% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 is a 37kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 13kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-24CS500 (37kWh). 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.

16mm thicker Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 is a 75mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-24CS500 is a 59mm thick TV (16mm 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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44% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Thomson 24HA4243 costs £41.40 to run which is £12.64 more to run than the Panasonic TX-24CS500. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Thomson 24HA4243 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 27.24
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.52
Total running cost £ 28.76
Purchase price £ 149.99
Total cost of ownership £ 178.75
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 40.06
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.34
Total running cost £ 41.40

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.14T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
4
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.21T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
24" 24"
HD Type
 HD Ready
 HD Ready
BEST
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMI (Clear Motion Index)
 CMI (Clear Motion Index)
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 290 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
 1366 x 768
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 61cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1366 х 768
BEST
 1366 х 768
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
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
MHL Version
 1.0
 1.0
BEST

Networking

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

Management Features

Picture-and-Picture
 Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Game
 Game
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
26 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
 MPG
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MPG
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 100
 200 x 100
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
17W
BEST
25W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.25W 0.22W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.25W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
24kWh
BEST
37kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
42W
BEST
45W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
59mm
BEST
75mm
Weight
4.5kg 3.1kg
BEST
Package Weight
7kg 4.2kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
5kg 3.2kg
BEST
Height (with Stand)
409mm 375mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
562mm 560mm
BEST
Height
344mm 340mm
Width
562mm 560mm
Package Height
410mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
753mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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