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Panasonic TX-50DX750 vs Samsung UE55K5600

Panasonic TX-50DX750 vs Samsung UE55K5600

Panasonic TX-50DX750
Samsung UE55K5600

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX750 is a 3D TV, but the Samsung UE55K5600 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.

Local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX750 features local dimming, however the Samsung UE55K5600 does not feature local dimming. Read more

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

A lot thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX750 has a depth of 40mm, however the Samsung UE55K5600 is a 55.1mm thick TV (15.1mm thicker). 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.

£1 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50DX750 is £0.97 cheaper than the Samsung UE55K5600.
Available from 13 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.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-50DX750 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 22519 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Samsung UE55K5600 ranks No. 45365.
3 Reasons For
10% larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE55K5600 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Panasonic TX-50DX750 (55"). 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.

£46.08 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE55K5600 only costs £110.79 to run over five years whereas the Panasonic TX-50DX750 costs £156.87 to run (42% more). Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55K5600 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-50DX750 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX750 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Samsung UE55K5600 (55"). 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.

Six months older
The Panasonic TX-50DX750 is older than the Samsung UE55K5600 by six months.
42% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-50DX750 are £156.87 which is £46.08 more than the Samsung UE55K5600 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Panasonic TX-50DX750 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Samsung UE55K5600 has a rating of "A+".
6 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE55K5600 is not 3D, but the Panasonic TX-50DX750 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.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE55K5600 does not feature local dimming, however the Panasonic TX-50DX750 does. Read more

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

15.1mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE55K5600 is a 55.1mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50DX750 is a 40mm thick TV (15.1mm 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.

£1 more expensive
The Samsung UE55K5600 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50DX750 by £0.97.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 shops sells the Samsung UE55K5600, however 18 sellers sell the Panasonic TX-50DX750. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Samsung UE55K5600 ranks No. 45365 by sales volume, but the Panasonic TX-50DX750 ranks No. 22519.

Date Released

12 months Ago 6 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 153.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 156.87
Purchase price £ 499.00
Total cost of ownership £ 655.87
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 108.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 110.79
Purchase price £ 499.97
Total cost of ownership £ 610.76
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.78T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K
BEST
 4K
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
1,800Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,800Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
126cm 138cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Facebook
 Twitter
BEST
 Facebook
 Twitter
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
'My Home Screen'
 'My Home Screen'
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Apps
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
News Apps
 BBC
 BBC
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS

Other Features

Speakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
96W 68W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
133kWh 94kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 110W

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
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C

Performance

Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
USB Recording
 USB recording
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Cores
4 4
Google Application
 YouTube
 YouTube
Teletext
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
USB Cloning Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cloning function

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
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 200
 400 x 200
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
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Personal
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Personal
 Cinema
 Dynamic
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
27 27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
40mm
BEST
55.1mm
Weight
16kg 16kg
Package Weight
21kg
BEST
23.2kg
Weight With Stand
17kg
BEST
17.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 293.8mm
Height (with Stand)
692mm
BEST
786.4mm
Width (with Stand)
1,115mm
BEST
1,241.6mm
Height
647mm 721.4mm
Width
1,115mm 1,241.6mm
Package Height
744mm
BEST
819mm
Package Width
1,443mm 1,400mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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 2
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3
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