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Grundig 55 VLX 8484 vs Panasonic TX-55CR730

Grundig 55 VLX 8484 vs Panasonic TX-55CR730

Grundig 55 VLX 8484
Panasonic TX-55CR730

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is a 3D TV, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 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.

40W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 has an RMS rated power of 60W, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (40W 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.

Bluetooth Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 supports Bluetooth, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 does not support Bluetooth.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is "A".
2 Reasons For
Faster high frequency rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has a high frequency rate of 1,000Hz. That's 400Hz faster than the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 (1,000Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is "A", however the rating of the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Slower high frequency rate Edit
Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is only 600Hz refresh rate. That's 400Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 (1,000Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

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Eight months older
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is older than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 by eight months.
2 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is not 3D, however the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 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.

Two times lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is a 60W RMS rated power TV (40W 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.

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Date Released

29 months Ago 20 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 176.26
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 179.30
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.89T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
600Hz 1,000Hz
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
600Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PPR (Picture Perfection Rate)
 PPR (Picture Perfection Rate)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 139cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Nicam Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
60W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Ambience
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Ambience
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Picasa
BEST
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Picasa
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
'My Home Screen'
Unknown - Click to provide data
 'My Home Screen'
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
110W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 200 - 240
 240
 200 - 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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 VP9
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 VP9
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,500 pages

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 200
 400 x 200
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
 Smartphones being used as a remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
BEST
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
14.4kg
BEST
22.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 31kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
235mm
BEST
248mm
Height (with Stand)
785mm 772mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,242mm 1,236mm
BEST
Height
750mm 727mm
Width
1,242mm 1,236mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 843mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 287mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,459mm

Ports & Interfaces

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
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 DigiLink
 DigiLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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