Panasonic TX-55CX802 vs Sony KDL-50W706

Panasonic TX-55CX802
Sony KDL-50W706

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Sony KDL-50W706 (50"). 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-55CX802 is a 3D TV, however the Sony KDL-50W706 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.

24W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 has an RMS rated power of 40W, whereas the Sony KDL-50W706 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (24W 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.

10mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 is a 54mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W706 is a 64mm thick TV (10mm 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.

Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
3 Reasons For
Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-55CX802 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.

6.9kg lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is a 13.6kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX802 is a 20.5kg heavy TV (6.9kg 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.

Cheaper by £439
The Sony KDL-50W706 costs £439.10 less than the Panasonic TX-55CX802.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-55CX802 is three, but the Sony KDL-50W706 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.

34% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 has a weight of 20.5kg. That's 6.9kg heavier than the Sony KDL-50W706 (13.6kg). 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.

£439 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-50W706 by £439.10.
6 Reasons Against
A bit smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a display diagonal of 50", whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX802 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 Sony KDL-50W706 is not 3D, however the Panasonic TX-55CX802 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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 24W lower than the Panasonic TX-55CX802 (16W). 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.

Thicker Edit
Sony KDL-50W706 is 64mm thick. That's 10mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-55CX802 (64mm). 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.

Less retailers
The Sony KDL-50W706 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX802 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Sony KDL-50W706 is 14 months older than the Panasonic TX-55CX802.

Date Released

22 months Ago 36 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 84.76
Purchase price £ 549.90
Total cost of ownership £ 634.66
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
1,600Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,600Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
126cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° 178°
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS

Audio

Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
16W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 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
 DVI port
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
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
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Sports
 Music
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Sports
 Music
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
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
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama
Teletext
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour support

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 51W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 200 - 240
 200 - 240
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
54mm
BEST
64mm
Weight
20.5kg 13.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
29kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
22.5kg 14.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
246mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
754mm 693mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,237mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height
719mm 656mm
Width
1,237mm 1,116mm
Package Height
864mm 776mm
BEST
Package Width
1,557mm 1,236mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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