Panasonic TX-49DX600 vs Samsung UE49KS8000

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Panasonic TX-49DX600
Samsung UE49KS8000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
75% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz faster than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

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

£401 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 costs £400.95 less than the Samsung UE49KS8000.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is "A".
11 Reasons For
Hugely higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 60W, but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (40W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Four point one number of loudspeakerss Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has four point one number of loudspeakerss, however the Panasonic TX-49DX600 only has two number of loudspeakerss. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DX600 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.

One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-49DX600 only has three 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.

On/off switch Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an on/off switch, but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 does not.
20.8mm thinner Edit
Samsung UE49KS8000 is 45.2mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is a 66mm thick TV (20.8mm 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
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 15kg heavy TV. That's 1kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-49DX600 (15kg). 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.

Available from 13 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
2% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE49KS8000 only costs £134.60 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 costs £137.64 to run (2% more). Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 11574 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-49DX600 ranks No. 14234.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is "A", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is "A".

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Hugely lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV (40W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only two number of loudspeakerss Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 has two number of loudspeakerss, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 only has four point one number of loudspeakerss. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE49KS8000 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.

One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 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.

Does not have an on/off switch Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 does not have an on/off switch, whereas the Samsung UE49KS8000 has an on/off switch.
20.8mm thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-49DX600 is 66mm thick, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 45.2mm thick TV (20.8mm 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is a 16kg heavy TV. That's 1kg heavier than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (15kg). 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.

Less retailers
Only 20 stores sells the Panasonic TX-49DX600, whereas 33 sellers sell the Samsung UE49KS8000. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More expensive to run over five years by 2%
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-49DX600 are £137.64 which is £3.04 more than the Samsung UE49KS8000 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 ranks No. 14234 by sales volume, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 ranks No. 11574.
2 Reasons Against
600Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-49DX600 (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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

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

£401 more expensive
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-49DX600 by £400.95.

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Date Released

11 months Ago 11 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 499.00
Total cost of ownership £ 636.64
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 134.60
Purchase price £ 899.95
Total cost of ownership £ 1,034.55
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
49" 49"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
800Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
123cm 123cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

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
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Video On Demand (VOD) Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on Demand (VOD) support
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 60W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
2 4
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Game
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Game
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
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 27
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
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
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
4 4
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
BEST
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
84W 84W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh 117kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 185W

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
66mm 45.2mm
BEST
Weight
16kg 15kg
BEST
Package Weight
21kg
BEST
21.4kg
Weight With Stand
18kg 17.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
364mm 345.2mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
699mm
BEST
1,094.2mm
Width (with Stand)
1,106mm 1,094.2mm
BEST
Height
644mm 635.8mm
Width
1,106mm 1,094.2mm
Package Height
729mm
BEST
731mm
Package Width
1,494mm 1,245mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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