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Panasonic TX-55CR430 vs Sony KDL-50W756

Panasonic TX-55CR430 vs Sony KDL-50W756

Panasonic TX-55CR430
Sony KDL-50W756

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
10% larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Sony KDL-50W756 (50"). 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.

3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is a 3D TV, however the Sony KDL-50W756 is not 3D. 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.

Available from 3 shops
The more stores stock this TV, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
6 Reasons For
50% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-50W756 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 (800Hz). 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.

2% wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Sony KDL-50W756 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° wider than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 (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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-50W756 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR430 does not support Wi-Fi. Read more

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

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

£305 cheaper
The Sony KDL-50W756 costs £304.91 less than the Panasonic TX-55CR430.
35% cheaper to run
The Sony KDL-50W756 only costs £118.41 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-55CR430 costs £182.51 to run (54% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-50W756 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR430 is "A".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
400Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz slower than the Sony KDL-50W756 (800Hz). 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.

2% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is a 176° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° narrower than the Sony KDL-50W756 (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.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 does not support Wi-Fi, but the Sony KDL-50W756 does. Read more

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

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

£305 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-50W756 by £304.91.
More expensive to run over five years by 54%
Over five years the Panasonic TX-55CR430 costs £182.51 to run which is £64.10 more to run than the Sony KDL-50W756. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Panasonic TX-55CR430 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Sony KDL-50W756 has a rating of "A+".
4 Reasons Against
10% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-50W756 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 (50"). 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.

Not 3D Edit
The Sony KDL-50W756 is not 3D, however the Panasonic TX-55CR430 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.

Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the Sony KDL-50W756, whereas 5 stores sell the Panasonic TX-55CR430. 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.
One month older
The Sony KDL-50W756 is older than the Panasonic TX-55CR430 by one month.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

25 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 179.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 182.51
Purchase price £ 724.90
Total cost of ownership £ 907.41
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 419.99
Total cost of ownership £ 538.40
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K
BEST
 4K
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
139.7cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 800Hz
BEST
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 RMR
 RMR
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
140cm
BEST
126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
Dimensions (WxDxH)
1232 x 775 x 344 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
25 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI 2
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
Dimensions (WxHxD)
1232 x 775 x 344 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications
BBC iPlayer,Netflix,YouTube,App store: Panasonic App Store,Custom homepage,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
1232 x 713 x 107 Unknown - Click to provide data
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-55CR430B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 55 Curved LED TV,Remote control,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries,Screws Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
112W 72W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
163kWh 100kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
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
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
 Smartphones being used as a remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Dynamic
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
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
Number of OSD Languages
31 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 59mm
Weight
17.5kg 13.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
24kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
1490 x 920 x 190 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
344mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
775mm 691mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,232mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height
713mm 654mm
Width
1,232mm 1,116mm
Package Height
920mm 764mm
BEST
Package Width
1,490mm 1,214mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Port
4 4
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Technical Details

Network Streaming Services Supported
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Other Features
Ambient Sensor Unknown - Click to provide data
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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