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Panasonic TX-40DS500 vs Sony KDL-40WD653

Panasonic TX-40DS500 vs Sony KDL-40WD653

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Panasonic TX-40DS500
Sony KDL-40WD653

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A lot faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, however the Sony KDL-40WD653 is only a 200Hz 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (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.

41% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a depth of 47mm. That's 19mm thinner than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (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.

Cheaper to run by £11.43
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is £11.43 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-40WD653. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Sony KDL-40WD653 has a rating of "A+".
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Sony KDL-40WD653 is 69% (based on 41 reviews).
1 Reason For
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
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6 Reasons Against
200Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 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.

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

10W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (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.

Thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is a 66mm thick TV. That's 19mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (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.

Older by one month
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is one month older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500.
£11.43 more expensive to run over five years
The Sony KDL-40WD653 costs £79.95 to run which is £11.43 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 over five years. Show assumptions.
User review Rating is much Worse
The Sony KDL-40WD653 only has an average user score of 69%, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 12 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

12 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 68.52
Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 79.95
Purchase price £ 319.90
Total cost of ownership £ 399.85
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
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
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
200Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 1080i
 1080p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 102cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
'My Home Screen'
 'My Home Screen'
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
News Apps
 BBC
 BBC

Other Features

Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 70%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
42W
BEST
48W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
70kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.4W

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 YouTube
 YouTube
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
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
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
 YouTube
 YouTube
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data (RMT-TX102D
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphones being used as a remote
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

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

Management Features

Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Number of OSD Languages
27 30
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm
BEST
66mm
Weight
10.5kg 7.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
15kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
12.5kg 8.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 212mm
Height (with Stand)
567mm
BEST
589mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm
BEST
924mm
Height
518mm 549mm
Width
904mm 924mm
Package Height
647mm
BEST
662mm
Package Width
1,302mm 1,017mm
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
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