Panasonic TX-32DS500 vs Philips 43PUS6401

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Panasonic TX-32DS500
Philips 43PUS6401

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
On/off switch Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 has an on/off switch, however the Philips 43PUS6401 does not.
54kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a 44kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 54kWh lower than the Philips 43PUS6401 (98kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

12% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 has a depth of 69mm, however the Philips 43PUS6401 is a 77mm thick TV (8mm 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.

Lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-32DS500 is 5.5kg heavy. That's 3.9kg lighter than the Philips 43PUS6401 (9.4kg). 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.

£169 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is £169.01 cheaper than the Philips 43PUS6401.
Available from 19 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3365 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Philips 43PUS6401 ranks No. 328578.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Philips 43PUS6401 is "A".
4 Reasons For
11" larger display diagonal Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 has a display diagonal of 43", but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is only a 32" TV (11" 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.

Two more USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Philips 43PUS6401 is three, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-32DS500 only has two 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.

Significantly better user reviews
Based on 411 user reviews, the average review score of the Philips 43PUS6401 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
35% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a 32" TV. That's 11" smaller than the Philips 43PUS6401 (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.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is one, but the Philips 43PUS6401 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two less HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Philips 43PUS6401 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.

One month older
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is older than the Philips 43PUS6401 by one month.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is only 60%, whereas the average user rating of the Philips 43PUS6401 is 91% (based on 411 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Does not have an on/off switch Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 does not have an on/off switch, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 does.
Significantly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 has an annual energy consumption of 98kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a 44kWh annual energy consumption TV (54kWh lower). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

11% thicker Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 has a depth of 77mm. That's 8mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-32DS500 (77mm). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
Philips 43PUS6401 is 9.4kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a 5.5kg heavy TV (3.9kg 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.

More expensive by £169
The Philips 43PUS6401 is £169.01 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-32DS500.
Fewer sellers
The Philips 43PUS6401 is only stocked by 2 stores, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is stocked by 21 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Less popular
The Philips 43PUS6401 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 328578 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-32DS500 ranks No. 3365.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Philips 43PUS6401 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is "A+".

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

10 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 107.36
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 109.19
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 508.19
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.54T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 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
32" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 cd/m²
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1366 x 768
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Refresh Rates Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
80cm 108cm
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
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 Type
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 Not supported
 Not supported

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Skype
 Google Apps
 Skype
BEST
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interactive TV
Video On Demand (VOD) Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on Demand (VOD) support
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.1 (Lollipop)
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
User Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Premium Sound
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
Audio Input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input for DVI
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
Audio (L,R) in
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)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11n
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Playback Modes
 Pause
 Pause
Picture Mute (for Radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture mute (for radio)
Number of OSD Languages
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Firmware Upgradeable Via
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
Programming Period
Unknown - Click to provide data 8 day(s)

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Hard Drive Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Subtitle Formats Supported
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Teletext
1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Picture Processing Technology
 Philips Pixel Plus HD
 Philips Pixel Plus HD
Video Compression Formats
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 3GPP
 M4V
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 3GPP
 M4V
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible
Ambient Lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient lighting
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Standards
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text

Design

Colour of Product
 Grey
 Grey
Signal Strength Indication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Signal strength indication

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
BEST
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 67W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (average)
Unknown - Click to provide data 67W
Annual Energy Consumption
44kWh
BEST
98kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
69mm
BEST
77mm
Weight
5.5kg
BEST
9.4kg
Package Weight
8kg
BEST
12.3kg
Weight With Stand
6.5kg
BEST
9.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 204mm
Height (with Stand)
474mm
BEST
623mm
Width (with Stand)
734mm
BEST
968mm
Height
437mm 576mm
Width
734mm 968mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 506mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 786mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data AAA
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Number of batteries supported

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Light sensor

Other Features

Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro, Ultra Resolution, Natural Motion, Pixel Plus Ultra HD
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.3kg
Box Dimensions (W X D X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 786 x 133 x 506
USB Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
Ambilight Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Built in Ambilight+hue, Ambilight Music, Game Mode, Wall colour adaptive, Lounge mode
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