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Panasonic TX-32DS500 vs Philips 43PUS6401

Panasonic TX-32DS500 vs Philips 43PUS6401

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Panasonic TX-32DS500
Philips 43PUS6401

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, however the Philips 43PUS6401 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Read more

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a system that allows various computer technology products - from TVs to phones to games consoles - to all share data and media with each other over a home network, with a minimum of compatibility issues.

A DLNA-certified TV will be able to receive, transfer & stream media from a wide variety of tech in your home, making sharing of media between devices far easier and more streamlined.

Energy Star certified Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is an Energy Star certified TV, but the Philips 43PUS6401 is not Energy Star certified. Read more

'Energy Star' is an international standard for energy efficient electrical products, from TVs to washing machines to kettles. Only TVs that use 30% less energy than the average will be certified by Energy Star.

An Energy Star certified TV will use substantially less energy than usual, saving you money and helping the environment by consuming less energy every day.

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.

£290 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is £290 cheaper than the Philips 43PUS6401.
Available from 22 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.
Cheaper to run by £56.08
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 only costs £53.11 to run over five years however the Philips 43PUS6401 costs £109.19 to run (106% more). Read more
More popular
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6385 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Philips 43PUS6401 ranks No. 367376.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Philips 43PUS6401 is "A".
2 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

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Significantly better user reviews
Based on 410 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

2 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

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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 410 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Read more

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a system that allows various computer technology products - from TVs to phones to games consoles - to all share data and media with each other over a home network, with a minimum of compatibility issues.

A DLNA-certified TV will be able to receive, transfer & stream media from a wide variety of tech in your home, making sharing of media between devices far easier and more streamlined.

Does not have an on/off switch Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 does not have an on/off switch, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 does.
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.

More expensive by £290
The Philips 43PUS6401 is £290 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-32DS500.
Fewer sellers
The Philips 43PUS6401 is only stocked by 2 retailers, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is stocked by 24 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£56.08 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Philips 43PUS6401 are £109.19 which is £56.08 more than the Panasonic TX-32DS500. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Philips 43PUS6401 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 367376 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-32DS500 ranks No. 6385.
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

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

13 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 51.28
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 53.11
Purchase price £ 229.99
Total cost of ownership £ 283.10
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 107.36
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 109.19
Purchase price £ 519.99
Total cost of ownership £ 629.18
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.26T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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
 4K
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1366 x 768
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 cd/m²
Supported Video Mode
 720p
 2160p
 720p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Refresh Rate Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 Auto
 16:9
 Auto
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
80cm 108cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1366 х 768
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1366 х 768
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Premium Sound
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 DTS

Smart TV

Video On Demand (VOD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand (VOD)
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Skype
 Google Apps
 Skype
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
'My Home Screen'
 'My Home Screen'
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.1 (Lollipop)
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
User Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Hospitality Home Menu
 Hospitality home menu
Unknown - Click to provide data
Welcome Messages
 Welcome messages
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
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 669
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

Design

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

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 0.3W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Energy Saving Mode
 Energy saving mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
BEST
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
BEST
 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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MKV
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MKV
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
 Subtitles
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Ambient Lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient lighting
ConnectShare (USB)
 ConnectShare (USB)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 UltraHD
 Philips Pixel Plus UltraHD
Video Compression Formats
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 3GPP
 M4V
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 HEVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 3GPP
 M4V
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 HEVC
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting
Teletext Standards
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text

Packaging Content

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
BEST
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Power On Mode
 Power on mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11n
BEST
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing
Web Browser
 Web browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
H.Browser Compatibility
 H.Browser compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Picture Mute (for Radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture mute (for radio)
Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Pause
 Pause
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
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)
My Channel Function
 My Channel function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Source Mode
 Auto source mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi-Screen
 Multi-screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

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 669mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 786mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio Input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input for DVI
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
HDMI Port
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
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC

Operational Conditions

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

Technical Details

HDCP 2.2
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight
Power Save Mode
 Power save mode
 Power save mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Light sensor
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