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Panasonic TX-24CS500 vs Thomson 24HA4243

Panasonic TX-24CS500 vs Thomson 24HA4243

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Panasonic TX-24CS500
Thomson 24HA4243

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Thomson 24HA4243 does not support 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.

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".
2 Reasons For
Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° wider than the Panasonic TX-24CS500 (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.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 has a common interface (CI) slot, but the Panasonic TX-24CS500 does not have a common interface (CI) slot. 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
2° narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a horizontal viewing angle of 176°, but the Thomson 24HA4243 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.

Older by four months
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 is four months older than the Thomson 24HA4243.
5 Reasons Against
Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 does not support Wi-Fi, but the Panasonic TX-24CS500 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.

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

27 months Ago 22 months Ago

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"
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
 1366 x 768
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
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
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
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
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1366 х 768
BEST
 1366 х 768
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler
RMS Rated Power
6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 2

Smart TV

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
17W
BEST
25W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.25W 0.22W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Input Frequency
 50
 50
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

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
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
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Ergonomics

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port

Management Features

Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Game
 Game
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
26 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

Ports & Interfaces

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