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Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Samsung UE32K5500

Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Samsung UE32K5500

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Panasonic TX-40C300
Samsung UE32K5500

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Reasons For

4 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

‘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.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 350Hz faster than the Samsung UE32K5500 (50Hz). 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.

£51 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is £50.99 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".
7 Reasons For
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.
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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 supports Wi-Fi, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 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.

Ethernet port Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an ethernet port, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 does not. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

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.

Available from 28 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 £38.06
The Samsung UE32K5500 only costs £65.93 to run over five years however the Panasonic TX-40C300 costs £103.99 to run (58% more). Read more

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
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.
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.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 supports 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.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have an ethernet port, however the Samsung UE32K5500 has an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

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.

Fewer sellers
Only 5 stores sells the Panasonic TX-40C300, but 33 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.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is older than the Samsung UE32K5500 by 15 months.
58% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40C300 are £103.99 which is £38.06 more than the Samsung UE32K5500. Show assumptions.
4 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

‘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.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 350Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (50Hz). 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.

£51 more expensive
The Samsung UE32K5500 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by £50.99.
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

26 months Ago 11 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
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 65.93
Purchase price £ 269.99
Total cost of ownership £ 335.92
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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.
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 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
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
50Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
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
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
102cm
BEST
80cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
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

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Installed
 Tizen
 Tizen

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
33W
BEST
40W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
48kWh
BEST
55kWh
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

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 ASF
 H.265
 AVI
 ASF
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 MP3
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
1,000 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

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cables Included
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
BEST
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
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
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
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Number of OSD Languages
31
BEST
27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
68mm 55.1mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3kg
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 540mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 892mm

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
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Technical Details

RF Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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