Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Sony KDL-40RD453

Panasonic TX-40DS400
Sony KDL-40RD453

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40RD453 (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.

Smart TV Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports smart TV, but the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Internet TV Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an internet TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have an internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD453 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a wi-Fi, however the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have a wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an ethernet LAN, but the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have an ethernet LAN.
Teletext function Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a teletext function, however the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have a teletext function.
5% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 3kWh lower than the Sony KDL-40RD453 (70kWh). 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.

£1.21 cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £1.21 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-40RD453 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", but the rating of the Sony KDL-40RD453 is "A+".
7 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Sony KDL-40RD453 is two, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 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.

Thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 has a depth of 66mm. That's 22mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (66mm). 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.

Marginally lighter Edit
Sony KDL-40RD453 is 7.7kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 8kg heavy TV (300g heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £65
The Sony KDL-40RD453 is £64.89 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
13 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony KDL-40RD453 ranks No. 594 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 1223.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-40RD453 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Sony KDL-40RD453 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.

22mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD453 is a 66mm thick TV (22mm 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.

4% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a weight of 8kg. That's 300g heavier than the Sony KDL-40RD453 (7.7kg). 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.

£65 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-40RD453 by £64.89.
Not as many stockists
Only 10 shops sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however 23 shops sell the Sony KDL-40RD453. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One month older
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is older than the Sony KDL-40RD453 by one month.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 1223 by sales volume, but the Sony KDL-40RD453 ranks No. 594.
9 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster). 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.

Does not support smart TV Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support smart TV, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not have an internet TV Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have an internet TV, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (10W). 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.

Does not have a wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have a wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have an ethernet LAN, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 does.
Does not have a teletext function Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have a teletext function, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a teletext function.
A bit higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 has an annual energy consumption of 70kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV (3kWh 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.

£1.21 more expensive to run over five years
The Sony KDL-40RD453 costs £79.95 to run which is £1.21 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 over five years. Show assumptions.

Date Released

10 months Ago 10 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 £ 324.89
Total cost of ownership £ 403.63
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 79.95
Purchase price £ 260.00
Total cost of ownership £ 339.95
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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.
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 101.6cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

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

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
 Ethernet LAN
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Music
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Music
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
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

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
BEST
 Teletext function
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 71%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
48W 48W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
70kWh
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
88mm 66mm
BEST
Weight
8kg 7.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
11kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
8.5kg 8.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
238mm 212mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
569mm
BEST
589mm
Width (with Stand)
902mm
BEST
924mm
Height
522mm 549mm
Width
902mm 924mm
Package Height
662mm 658mm
BEST
Package Width
983mm
BEST
1,015mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RM-ED062
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Technical Details

Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
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