Panasonic TX-48AX630 vs Sony KD-49X8309

Panasonic TX-48AX630
Sony KD-49X8309

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 is 3D, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is not. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

17% faster high frequency rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 has a high frequency rate of 1,200Hz, however the Sony KD-49X8309 is only a 1,000Hz refresh rate TV (200Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200Hz, but the Sony KD-49X8309 is only a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz 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. 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.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Sony KD-49X8309 has a rating of "A".
8 Reasons For
3% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 49" TV. That's 1" larger than the Panasonic TX-48AX630 (49"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Two composite video ins Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has two composite video ins, however the Panasonic TX-48AX630 only has one composite video in. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-48AX630 only has two 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 more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Sony KD-49X8309 is four, but the Panasonic TX-48AX630 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 8kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-48AX630 (117kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

£80 cheaper
The Sony KD-49X8309 costs £449.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-48AX630 is £529.00.
£7.80 cheaper to run
The Sony KD-49X8309 only costs £137.64 to run over five years whereas the Panasonic TX-48AX630 costs £145.44 to run (6% more). Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-49X8309 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-48AX630 is "A".

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A bit smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 has a display diagonal of 48", whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 49" TV (1" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

One less composite video in Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 is a one composite video in TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 only has two composite video ins. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 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.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Sony KD-49X8309 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.

8kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 has an annual energy consumption of 125kWh, however the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh lower). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

More expensive by £80
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 is £80 more expensive than the Sony KD-49X8309.
Older by four months
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 is four months older than the Sony KD-49X8309.
Higher running costs over five years by £7.80
Over five years the Panasonic TX-48AX630 costs £145.44 to run which is £7.80 more to run than the Sony KD-49X8309. Show assumptions.
4 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is not 3D, but the Panasonic TX-48AX630 is. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Slower high frequency rate Edit
Sony KD-49X8309 is only 1,000Hz refresh rate. That's 200Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-48AX630 (1,000Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

200Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-48AX630 (1,000Hz). 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Sony KD-49X8309, however 2 shops sell the Panasonic TX-48AX630. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

28 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 144.22
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 145.44
Purchase price £ 529.00
Total cost of ownership £ 674.44
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 449.00
Total cost of ownership £ 586.64
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.72T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Display Diagonal
48" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
1,200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BLS (Back Light Scanning)
 BLS (Back Light Scanning)
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
121cm 123cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Custom
 Music
 Standard
 Movie
 Custom
 Music
 Standard
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
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
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-D Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
 Picture-and-Picture
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
Number of OSD Languages
25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
90W 84W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
125kWh 117kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 177W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
60mm 60mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.4kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
214mm 201mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
677mm
BEST
679mm
Width (with Stand)
1,087mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height
632mm 643mm
Width
1,087mm 1,093mm
Package Height
719mm
BEST
792mm
Package Width
1,488mm 1,191mm
BEST

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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