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Panasonic TX-40AX630 vs Samsung UE43J5500

Panasonic TX-40AX630 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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Panasonic TX-40AX630
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is a 3D TV, but the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

12% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has a depth of 60mm, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (6.9mm 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.

Common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has a common interface (CI), whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 does not have a common interface (CI). Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 expert review, the Panasonic TX-40AX630 has an average review score of 80%, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has an average rating of 72% (based on 7 reviews).
5 Reasons For
7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 43" TV. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic TX-40AX630 (43"). 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.

£320 cheaper
The Samsung UE43J5500 costs £320.09 less than the Panasonic TX-40AX630.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
59% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE43J5500 only costs £83.55 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-40AX630 costs £201.52 to run (141% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is "B".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Samsung UE43J5500 (43"). 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.

£320 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is more expensive than the Samsung UE43J5500 by £320.09.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the Panasonic TX-40AX630, but 6 retailers sell the Samsung UE43J5500. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Ten months older
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is older than the Samsung UE43J5500 by ten months.
141% higher running costs over five years
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 costs £201.52 to run which is £117.97 more to run than the Samsung UE43J5500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has a rating of "A+".
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is not 3D, however 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE43J5500 is 66.9mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is a 60mm thick TV (6.9mm 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.

Lower expert review Score
The Samsung UE43J5500's average expert rating is only 72%, however the Panasonic TX-40AX630's is 80% (based on 1 review).

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

31 months Ago 21 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
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 402.55
Details

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.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 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
40" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
102cm 108cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
125W 51W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
102kWh 71kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

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
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
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
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
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
 Teletext function
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Cores
2 4
BEST
Teletext
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
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
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
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
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
60mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.8kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.9kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
582mm
BEST
616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
919mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height
537mm 561.3mm
Width
919mm 962.9mm
Package Height
653mm 645mm
BEST
Package Width
1,307mm 1,200mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
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
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