Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Samsung UE40K5500

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Panasonic TX-40CS520
Samsung UE40K5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 16kWh lower than the Samsung UE40K5500 (75kWh). 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.

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.

£51 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 costs £280.00, whereas the Samsung UE40K5500 is £331.00.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", but the rating of the Samsung UE40K5500 is "A".
6 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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.

Three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UE40K5500 is three, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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.

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.

23% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has a weight of 8.6kg, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (1.9kg heavier). 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.

30 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Samsung UE40K5500 ranks No. 2496 by number of sales, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 30482.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Samsung UE40K5500 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 number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is two, but the Samsung UE40K5500 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 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.

19% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a weight of 10.5kg. That's 1.9kg heavier than the Samsung UE40K5500 (8.6kg). 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 8 shops sells the Panasonic TX-40CS520, however 38 retailers 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.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 30482 by sales volume, but the Samsung UE40K5500 ranks No. 2496.
4 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has an annual energy consumption of 75kWh, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV (16kWh lower). 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.

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.

More expensive by £51
The Samsung UE40K5500 is £51 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40CS520.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE40K5500 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+".

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Date Released

23 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 86.53
Purchase price £ 331.00
Total cost of ownership £ 417.53
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.43T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
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
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
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
1 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
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
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)
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

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
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
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
54W 54W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (average)
42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
75kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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 540mm
BEST
Package Width
1,302mm 1,055mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
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