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Panasonic TX-55DS500 vs Samsung UE50JU6800

Panasonic TX-55DS500 vs Samsung UE50JU6800

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Panasonic TX-55DS500
Samsung UE50JU6800

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a display diagonal of 55", whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 50" TV (5" 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.

260Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 140Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (260Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

7% cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-55DS500 only costs £140.63 to run but the Samsung UE50JU6800 costs £150.85 to run (7% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE50JU6800 has a rating of "A".
1 Reason For
Thinner Edit
Samsung UE50JU6800 is 63.2mm thick. That's 4.8mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-55DS500 (63.2mm). 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-55DS500 is 68mm thick. That's 4.8mm thicker than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (63.2mm). 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.

6 Reasons Against
5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a display diagonal of 50", whereas the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a 55" TV (5" larger). 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.

Hugely slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a motion interpolation frequency of 140Hz, but the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (260Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

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Older by five months
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is five months older than the Panasonic TX-55DS500.
£10.22 more expensive to run over five years
The Samsung UE50JU6800 costs £150.85 to run which is £10.22 more to run than the Panasonic TX-55DS500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is "A+".

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
benchmark.pl: Good Product

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

12 months Ago 17 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 139.41
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 140.63
Purchase price £ 449.99
Total cost of ownership £ 590.62
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.7T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
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
 4K
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
140Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 cd/m²
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
125cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Skype
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Skype
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
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
News Apps
 BBC
 BBC

Other Features

Speakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
87W
BEST
93W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
121kWh
BEST
129kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

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

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Google Application
 YouTube
 YouTube
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Video Compression Formats
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 3GPP
 M4V
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 3GPP
 M4V

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
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
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Sports
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Sports
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)
 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
27 27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
68mm 63.2mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.4kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.9kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
235mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
770mm 706.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,244mm 1,128.9mm
BEST
Height
721mm 654.4mm
Width
1,244mm 1,128.9mm
Package Height
808mm 748mm
BEST
Package Width
1,610mm 1,362mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
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 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
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 1.3

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
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