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Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Samsung DB40E

Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Samsung DB40E

Panasonic TX-40DS400
Samsung DB40E

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface (CI) slot, whereas the Samsung DB40E does not have a common interface (CI) slot. 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.

£196 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £195.55 cheaper than the Samsung DB40E.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung DB40E is "B".
5 Reasons For
Thinner Edit
The Samsung DB40E is a 49.9mm thick TV. That's 38.1mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (49.9mm). 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.

DVI port Edit
The Samsung DB40E has a DVI port, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 does not have a DVI port.
PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The Samsung DB40E has a PC in (D-Sub) port, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 does not have a PC in (D-Sub) port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield. Also known as a VGA Port.

A D-sub port is needed to connect your TV to older devices and computers that use a VGA connection - generally those made before 2000.

4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£11.60 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung DB40E only costs £67.14 to run whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £78.74 to run (17% more). Read more

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
38.1mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a depth of 88mm, however the Samsung DB40E is a 49.9mm thick TV (38.1mm 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 6 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, but 10 retailers sell the Samsung DB40E. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More expensive to run over five years by 17%
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 are £78.74 which is £11.60 more than the Samsung DB40E. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
More expensive by £196
The Samsung DB40E is £195.55 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Older by seven months
The Samsung DB40E is seven months older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung DB40E is "B", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+".

Date Released

14 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 377.74
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 67.14
Purchase price £ 494.55
Total cost of ownership £ 561.69
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 5000:1
 5000:1
BEST
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 8ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 cd/m²
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music

Smart TV

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
48W 40W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
111kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 121W

Certificates

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

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

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 RS-232
 RS-232

Ergonomics

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
Number of OSD Languages
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
88mm 49.9mm
BEST
Weight
8kg 7.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
11kg 9.1kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
8.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
569mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
902mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
522mm 524.7mm
Width
902mm 906.6mm
Package Height
662mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 605mm
Package Width
983mm
BEST
1,012mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
BEST
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
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