Panasonic TX-55AS802 vs Seiki SE50FO04

Panasonic TX-55AS802
Seiki SE50FO04

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 has a display diagonal of 55", whereas the Seiki SE50FO04 is only a 50" TV (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-55AS802 is 3D, whereas the Seiki SE50FO04 is not 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.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Seiki SE50FO04 only has three 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.

2 Reasons For
Vastly lighter Edit
The Seiki SE50FO04 has a weight of 10.5kg, however the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 21kg heavy TV (10.5kg 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.

Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Seiki SE50FO04 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Panasonic TX-55AS802 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 21kg heavy TV, whereas the Seiki SE50FO04 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (10.5kg 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.

Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is "A", however the rating of the Seiki SE50FO04 is "A+".
5 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller display diagonal Edit
The Seiki SE50FO04 has a display diagonal of 50", however the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 55" TV (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 Seiki SE50FO04 is not 3D, but the Panasonic TX-55AS802 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.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Seiki SE50FO04 is three, but the Panasonic TX-55AS802 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.

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Older by eight months
The Seiki SE50FO04 is eight months older than the Panasonic TX-55AS802.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

34 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 110.56

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 5000:1
 5000:1
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 127cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 200 cd/m²
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 127cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Dolby Digital Plus/ DTS 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
18W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Performance

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 69W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 101kWh
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
54mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
21kg 10.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.5kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1250 x 823 x 190
Depth (with Stand)
214mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
671mm 664mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,074mm
BEST
1,133mm
Height
625mm 723.8mm
Width
1,074mm 1,133mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 823mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mm

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Home mode

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1133 x 664 x 86
Sound Enhancement Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS
Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data V7.9
Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1133 x 664 x 86
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1133 x 723.8 x 255
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Seiki SE50FO04UK 50 LED TV,Standard remote control,User manual,AC power cable,Battery,Warranty card
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