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Panasonic TX-40CX400 vs Samsung UE43J5500

Panasonic TX-40CX400 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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Panasonic TX-40CX400
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 3D TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

Marginally thinner Edit
Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 65mm thick, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (1.9mm 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.

4 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 43" TV. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (43"). 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.

£35 cheaper
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £35 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-40CX400.
Cheaper to run by £17.40
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £17.40 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 over five years. Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is "A".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Samsung UE43J5500 (43"). 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.

£35 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is more expensive than the Samsung UE43J5500 by £35.
Four months older
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is older than the Samsung UE43J5500 by four months.
21% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 are £100.95 which is £17.40 more than the Samsung UE43J5500. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung UE43J5500 has a rating of "A+".
2 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is not 3D, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 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.

A little thicker Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a depth of 66.9mm, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 65mm thick TV (1.9mm 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.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

25 months Ago 21 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 £ 354.00
Total cost of ownership £ 454.95
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 402.55
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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.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
40" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
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
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
101.6cm 108cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Smart TV

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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH)
912 x 593 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)
912 x 593 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)
912 x 532 x 65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-40CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 40 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
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
63W 51W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh 71kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

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-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
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
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
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

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
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)
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
1 27
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
65mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
10.5kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
13.5kg 10.9kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
1085 x 740 x 135 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
271mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
593mm
BEST
616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
912mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height
532mm 561.3mm
Width
912mm 962.9mm
Package Height
740mm 645mm
BEST
Package Width
1,085mm
BEST
1,200mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
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 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Technical Details

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