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Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Samsung UE40K5500

Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Samsung UE40K5500

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Panasonic TX-40CS520
Samsung UE40K5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
40% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 40Hz faster than the Samsung UE40K5500 (60Hz). 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.

8.1mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 47mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UE40K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (8.1mm 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.

£0.61 cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 only costs £87.75 to run over five years whereas the Samsung UE40K5500 costs £88.36 to run (1% more). Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", but the rating of the Samsung UE40K5500 is "A".
4 Reasons For
Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 features local dimming, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not. 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.

Bluetooth Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 supports Bluetooth, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not support Bluetooth. Read more

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

Cheaper by £30
The Samsung UE40K5500 costs £299.90, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is £329.99.
26 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not feature local dimming, however the Samsung UE40K5500 does. 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.

£30 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is more expensive than the Samsung UE40K5500 by £30.09.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 stores sells the Panasonic TX-40CS520, however 31 sellers sell the Samsung UE40K5500. 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.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is older than the Samsung UE40K5500 by 13 months.
4 Reasons Against
Significantly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 60Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (40Hz faster). 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.

8.1mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV. That's 8.1mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (55.1mm). 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.

Higher running costs over five years by £0.61
The running costs over five years of the Samsung UE40K5500 are £88.36 which is £0.61 more than the Panasonic TX-40CS520. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE40K5500 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+".

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

27 months Ago 13 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 87.75
Purchase price £ 329.99
Total cost of ownership £ 417.74
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 88.36
Purchase price £ 299.90
Total cost of ownership £ 388.26
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 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" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz
BEST
60Hz
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
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 101cm
BEST
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
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
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
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
'My Home Screen'
 'My Home Screen'
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 54W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (average)
42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
75kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
54W
BEST
95W
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-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
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 ASF
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 ASF
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 ASF
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 ASF
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
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 HyperReal Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
Video Compression Formats
 AVI
 ASF
 AVI
 ASF
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
USB Cloning Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cloning function

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
BEST
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing
Web Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Web browser

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Game
 Movie
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Game
 Movie
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 Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
26 27
BEST
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm
BEST
55.1mm
Weight
10.5kg 8.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
16kg 12.4kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
12.5kg 9.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
230mm
BEST
250.7mm
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
604mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm
BEST
917.6mm
Height
518mm 539.2mm
Width
904mm 917.6mm
Package Height
647mm 640mm
BEST
Package Width
1,302mm 1,055mm
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)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
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
1 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
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 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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