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Panasonic TX-40AX630 vs Sony KD-49X8309

Panasonic TX-40AX630 vs Sony KD-49X8309

Panasonic TX-40AX630
Sony KD-49X8309

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is a 3D TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 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.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is a 1,200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Sony KD-49X8309 (1,000Hz). 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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

5 Reasons For
19% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 49" TV. That's 9" larger than the Panasonic TX-40AX630 (49"). 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.

£190 cheaper
The Sony KD-49X8309 costs £449.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is £639.09.
Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this TV, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
£63.88 cheaper to run
The Sony KD-49X8309 only costs £137.64 to run over five years whereas the Panasonic TX-40AX630 costs £201.52 to run (46% more). Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-49X8309 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is "B".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
9" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the Sony KD-49X8309 (49"). 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.

£190 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is more expensive than the Sony KD-49X8309 by £190.09.
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic TX-40AX630, whereas 2 stores sell the Sony KD-49X8309. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Five months older
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is older than the Sony KD-49X8309 by five months.
More expensive to run over five years by 46%
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 costs £201.52 to run which is £63.88 more to run than the Sony KD-49X8309 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", however the Sony KD-49X8309 has a rating of "A".
2 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is not 3D, but the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is. 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.

200Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40AX630 (1,000Hz). 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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

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Date Released

31 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 200.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 201.52
Purchase price £ 639.09
Total cost of ownership £ 840.61
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 449.00
Total cost of ownership £ 586.64
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.0T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
26
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Display Diagonal
40" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
102cm 123cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On-screen display for external input
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
125W 84W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
102kWh
BEST
117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 177W
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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 PCM
 RA-Lossless
 ADPCM
 IMA-ADPCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 PCM
 RA-Lossless
 ADPCM
 IMA-ADPCM
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Processor Cores
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,500 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
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
 Smartphones being used as a remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
60mm 60mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.4kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
202mm 201mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
582mm
BEST
679mm
Width (with Stand)
919mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height
537mm 643mm
Width
919mm 1,093mm
Package Height
653mm
BEST
792mm
Package Width
1,307mm 1,191mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
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 1
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clear Phase technology
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Wide mode
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