Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Samsung UE32K5500

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Panasonic TX-40C300
Samsung UE32K5500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 40" TV. That's 8" larger than the Samsung UE32K5500 (32"). 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.

£78 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is £78.20 cheaper than the Samsung UE32K5500.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A".
12 Reasons For
Two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Samsung UE32K5500 is two, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 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.

One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 only has two HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a wi-Fi, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 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 Samsung UE32K5500 has an ethernet LAN, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 does not.
Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 features local dimming, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (55kWh). 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.

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
24% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a depth of 55.1mm, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (12.9mm 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.

Lighter Edit
Samsung UE32K5500 is 5.5kg heavy. That's 5.5kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (5.5kg). 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.

Available from 14 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £39.89
The Samsung UE32K5500 only costs £64.10 to run over five years however the Panasonic TX-40C300 costs £103.99 to run (62% more). Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6653 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 ranks No. 9532.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-40C300 is one, but the Samsung UE32K5500 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.

One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Does not have a wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have a wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 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 Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have an ethernet LAN, however the Samsung UE32K5500 has an ethernet LAN.
Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not feature local dimming, but the Samsung UE32K5500 features local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

40% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh higher than the Samsung UE32K5500 (55kWh). 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.

Does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, but the Samsung UE32K5500 has a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
19% thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 has a depth of 68mm, however the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (12.9mm 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.

50% heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-40C300 is 11kg heavy. That's 5.5kg heavier than the Samsung UE32K5500 (5.5kg). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 9 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-40C300, but 23 retailers sell the Samsung UE32K5500. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
One year older
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is older than the Samsung UE32K5500 by one year.
62% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40C300 are £103.99 which is £39.89 more than the Samsung UE32K5500. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40C300 ranks No. 9532 by sales volume, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 ranks No. 6653.
3 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 32" TV. That's 8" smaller than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (32"). 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.

£78 more expensive
The Samsung UE32K5500 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by £78.20.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 has a rating of "A+".

Average User Rating

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Date Released

22 months Ago 10 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 103.99
Purchase price £ 219.00
Total cost of ownership £ 322.99
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 64.10
Purchase price £ 297.20
Total cost of ownership £ 361.30
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.32T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
40"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 RMR
 RMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
102cm
BEST
80cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Operating System Installed
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

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

Management Features

Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
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
31
BEST
27

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
63W 40W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh 55kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 85W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
68mm 55.1mm
BEST
Weight
11kg 5.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
17.7kg 8.3kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
995 x 702 x 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.2kg
Depth (with Stand)
220mm 207.5mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
588mm 487.7mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
923mm 730.4mm
BEST
Height
544mm 433.7mm
Width
923mm 730.4mm
Package Height
702mm 540mm
BEST
Package Width
995mm 892mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 TM1240A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Other Features
Ambient sensor Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH)
923 x 588 x 220 Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxHxD)
923 x 588 x 220 Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
923 x 544 x 68 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-40C300B 40 LED TV,Standard remote control,User manual,Batteries,Stand,Fixing screws Unknown - Click to provide data
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