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Panasonic TX-48AX630 vs Sony KD-49X8309

Panasonic TX-48AX630 vs Sony KD-49X8309

Panasonic TX-48AX630
Sony KD-49X8309

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Reasons For

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

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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. 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 (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However 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.

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.

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

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".
4 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

‘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.

2% wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° wider than the Panasonic TX-48AX630 (178°). Read more

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the TV screen can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the TV can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the TV to be able to view the screen successfully.

£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

5 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

‘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.

Marginally narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 has a horizontal viewing angle of 176°, but the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle TV (2° wider). Read more

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the TV screen can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the TV can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the TV to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Older by six months
The Panasonic TX-48AX630 is six 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.
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is not 3D, but the Panasonic TX-48AX630 is. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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. 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 (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However 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.

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.

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

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Date Released

32 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 144.22
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 145.44
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
 4K
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
1,200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
121cm 123cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
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

Audio

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
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

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

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
 On-screen display for external input
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
90W 84W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Input Frequency
 50
 50
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

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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 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

Management Features

Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 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
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
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

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

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
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
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
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)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Technical Details

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