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Panasonic TX-48CX400 vs Sony KDL-48W705

Panasonic TX-48CX400 vs Sony KDL-48W705

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Panasonic TX-48CX400
Sony KDL-48W705

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 3D TV, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 is not 3D. Read more

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. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

£159 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 costs £159.01 less than the Sony KDL-48W705.
3 Reasons For
8mm thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 65mm thick TV (8mm 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.

£24.20 cheaper to run
The Sony KDL-48W705 is £24.20 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-48W705 is "A++", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-48CX400 is 65mm thick, but the Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV (8mm 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.

32% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 are £100.95 which is £24.20 more than the Sony KDL-48W705 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Sony KDL-48W705 has a rating of "A++".
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is not 3D, but the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is 3D. Read more

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. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

£159 more expensive
The Sony KDL-48W705 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 by £159.01.
One month older
The Sony KDL-48W705 is older than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 by one month.

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Date Released

25 months Ago 26 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 100.95
Purchase price £ 319.99
Total cost of ownership £ 420.94
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 479.00
Total cost of ownership £ 555.75
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 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
48" 48"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
121.92cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 200Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
121.92cm
BEST
121cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH)
1081 x 687 x 271 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
20 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI 2
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxHxD)
1081 x 687 x 271 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications
BBC iPlayer,Netflix,YouTube,App store: Panasonic App Store,Custom homepage,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
1081 x 627 x 65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-48CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 48 LED TV,Remote control,Fixing screws,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
63W 46W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
88kWh 64kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 92W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

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
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
 Smartphones being used as a remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Number of OSD Languages
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
65mm 57mm
BEST
Weight
12kg 11.3kg
BEST
Package Weight
18.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
1195 x 775 x 145 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
271mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
687mm 671mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,081mm
BEST
1,089mm
Height
627mm 632mm
Width
1,081mm 1,089mm
Package Height
775mm 732mm
BEST
Package Width
1,195mm 1,187mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Special Features

Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo Share
X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+

Technical Details

Network Streaming Services Supported
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out
Other Features
Ambient sensor Unknown - Click to provide data
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