Panasonic TX-55DX600 vs Panasonic TX-58DX700

Panasonic TX-55DX600
Panasonic TX-58DX700

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-58DX700 only has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.
A lot lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 has a weight of 18kg, however the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is a 23kg heavy TV (5kg 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 £149
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 costs £639.99, whereas the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is £789.00.
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 ranks No. 17541 by number of sales, but the Panasonic TX-58DX700 ranks No. 26098.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Panasonic TX-58DX700 has a rating of "A".
7 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-58DX700 is a 58" TV. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic TX-55DX600 (58"). 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.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-58DX700 is a 1,400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-55DX600 (1,400Hz). 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.

Two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is two, but the Panasonic TX-55DX600 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.

6% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-58DX700 is a 152kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 8kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-55DX600 (152kWh). 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.

Available from 8 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £9.61
The Panasonic TX-58DX700 is £9.61 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-55DX600 over five years. Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-55DX600 is "A".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 has a display diagonal of 55", however the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is a 58" TV (3" 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.

600Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 has a motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is a 1,400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz 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.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Panasonic TX-58DX700 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.

Marginally higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 has an annual energy consumption of 160kWh, but the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is a 152kWh 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.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-55DX600 is only stocked by 19 sellers, however the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is stocked by 27 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
£9.61 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Panasonic TX-55DX600 costs £187.31 to run which is £9.61 more to run than the Panasonic TX-58DX700. Show assumptions.
4 Reasons Against
One less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-58DX700 is one, but the Panasonic TX-55DX600 only has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
Heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-58DX700 is 23kg heavy. That's 5kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-55DX600 (23kg). 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.

£149 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-58DX700 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-55DX600 by £149.01.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-58DX700 ranks No. 26098 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-55DX600 ranks No. 17541.

Date Released

11 months Ago 11 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 184.27
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 187.31
Purchase price £ 639.99
Total cost of ownership £ 827.30
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 174.66
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 177.70
Purchase price £ 789.00
Total cost of ownership £ 966.70
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.93T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.88T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.88 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 58"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
800Hz 1,400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Environment
 Standard
 Music
 Environment

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

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

Management Features

On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
27 27
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
 Hotel mode

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
4 4
Teletext
1,000 pages 1,000 pages

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
115W 109W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
160kWh 152kWh
BEST
Power Consumption (off)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
 DMS
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 41mm
Weight
18kg
BEST
23kg
Package Weight
25kg
BEST
31kg
Weight With Stand
21kg
BEST
24kg
Depth (with Stand)
776mm 239mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
364mm
BEST
805mm
Width (with Stand)
1,244mm
BEST
1,290mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 753mm
Width
1,244mm 1,290mm
Package Height
812mm
BEST
857mm
Package Width
1,675mm 1,491mm
BEST
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