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Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Sony KD-49X8005

Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Sony KD-49X8005

Panasonic TX-40DS400
Sony KD-49X8005

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
50% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Sony KD-49X8005 (200Hz). 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.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface (CI) slot, whereas the Sony KD-49X8005 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.

£336 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £335.67 cheaper than the Sony KD-49X8005.
Available from 4 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 £70.28
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 only costs £78.74 to run over five years however the Sony KD-49X8005 costs £149.02 to run (89% more). Read more
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 7312 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Sony KD-49X8005 ranks No. 28489.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Sony KD-49X8005 is "A".
2 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-49X8005 is a 49" TV. That's 9" larger than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (49"). 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.

Vastly thinner Edit
The Sony KD-49X8005 has a depth of 44mm, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (44mm 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the Sony KD-49X8005 (49"). 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.

44mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a depth of 88mm, however the Sony KD-49X8005 is a 44mm thick TV (44mm 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.

7 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-49X8005 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (200Hz). 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.

£336 more expensive
The Sony KD-49X8005 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by £335.67.
Fewer sellers
Only 4 stores sells the Sony KD-49X8005, but 8 retailers sell the Panasonic TX-40DS400. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Six months older
The Sony KD-49X8005 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by six months.
89% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-49X8005 are £149.02 which is £70.28 more than the Panasonic TX-40DS400. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Sony KD-49X8005 ranks No. 28489 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 7312.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Sony KD-49X8005 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+".

Date Released

14 months Ago 20 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 £ 314.32
Total cost of ownership £ 393.06
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 149.02
Purchase price £ 649.99
Total cost of ownership £ 799.01
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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.
0.74T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.74 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
40" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K
 4K
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 123cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data A2/Nicam
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
48W
BEST
93W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
129kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Sony X-Reality PRO
 Sony X-Reality PRO

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX100D
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
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 Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
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
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
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 POL
 SLK
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 POL
 SLK
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
27 32
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
88mm 44mm
BEST
Weight
8kg
BEST
13.2kg
Package Weight
11kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
8.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
238mm 216mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
569mm
BEST
1,093mm
Width (with Stand)
902mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height
522mm 639mm
Width
902mm 1,093mm
Package Height
662mm
BEST
771mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 208mm
Package Width
983mm
BEST
1,205mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
BEST
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
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 1
SCART Port
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out
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