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Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-55AS802

Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-55AS802

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Panasonic TX-55AS802

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Moderately higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is only an 18W RMS rated power TV (2W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 supports Wi-Fi, but the Panasonic TX-55AS802 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.

15% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a depth of 47mm, however the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 54mm thick TV (7mm thicker). 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.

£100 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is £100 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-55AS802.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is "A".
4 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (55"). 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-55AS802 is a 3D TV, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 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.

Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° wider than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
10% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Panasonic TX-55AS802 (55"). 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 Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D, whereas the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is. 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.

2% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 176° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° narrower than the Panasonic TX-55AS802 (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.

6 Reasons Against
2W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 has an RMS rated power of 18W, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (2W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 does not support Wi-Fi, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 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.

7mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 54mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV (7mm 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.

£100 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by £100.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Panasonic TX-55AS802, however 2 sellers sell the Panasonic TX-50CX680. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One year older
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by one year.

Awards

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Date Released

26 months Ago 38 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 487.63
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Electricity cost - standby £ -
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Display Diagonal
50" 55"
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HD Type
 4K
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 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
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High Frequency Rate
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
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 2160p
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Technology
 LED
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 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
126cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
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Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
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 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
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Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Dolby Digital Plus/ DTS 2.0
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
RMS Rated Power
20W
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18W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
Firefox OS Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Wall Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wall mountable
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
84W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 AVCHD
 AVC
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,000 pages 1,500 pages
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Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Cables Included
 AC
 AC

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
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 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
26 Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm
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54mm
Weight
17kg
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21kg
Package Weight
23kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
18.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
214mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm 671mm
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Width (with Stand)
1,126mm 1,074mm
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Height
652mm 625mm
Width
1,126mm 1,074mm
Package Height
743mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,518mm Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
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 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 1
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