Panasonic TX-48CX400 vs Samsung UE50JU6800

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Panasonic TX-48CX400
Samsung UE50JU6800

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is 3D, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is not. 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.

A lot faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 140Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (60Hz slower). 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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

41kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has an annual energy consumption of 88kWh, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 129kWh annual energy consumption TV (41kWh higher). 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.

1.4kg lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 12kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 13.4kg heavy TV (1.4kg 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.

Cheaper by £518
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 costs £517.87 less than the Samsung UE50JU6800.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
33% cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is £49.90 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE50JU6800. Read more
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 ranks No. 49405 by number of sales, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 ranks No. 232256.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung UE50JU6800 has a rating of "A".
3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 50" TV. That's 2" larger than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (50"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Quite thinner Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a depth of 63.2mm, however the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is a 65mm thick TV (1.8mm 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A little smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 has a display diagonal of 48", whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 50" TV (2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

3% thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-48CX400 is 65mm thick. That's 1.8mm thicker than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (63.2mm). 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.

Older by three months
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 is three months older than the Samsung UE50JU6800.
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is not 3D, whereas 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.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 140Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 60Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (140Hz). 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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

32% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 129kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 41kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (129kWh). 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.

Heavier Edit
Samsung UE50JU6800 is 13.4kg heavy. That's 1.4kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 (13.4kg). 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.

£518 more expensive
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 by £517.87.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Samsung UE50JU6800, but 4 retailers sell the Panasonic TX-48CX400. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
49% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Samsung UE50JU6800 are £150.85 which is £49.90 more than the Panasonic TX-48CX400 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Samsung UE50JU6800 ranks No. 232256 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-48CX400 ranks No. 49405.

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
benchmark.pl: Good Product

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

22 months Ago 19 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 100.95
Purchase price £ 347.00
Total cost of ownership £ 447.95
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85
Purchase price £ 864.87
Total cost of ownership £ 1,015.72
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.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
48" 50"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
121.92cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz
BEST
140Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
121.92cm 125cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1

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
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
3 3
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
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
1 27
BEST

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
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
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
63W
BEST
93W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
88kWh
BEST
129kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
65mm 63.2mm
BEST
Weight
12kg
BEST
13.4kg
Package Weight
18.5kg
BEST
19.2kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
1195 x 775 x 145 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
271mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
687mm
BEST
706.4mm
Width (with Stand)
1,081mm
BEST
1,128.9mm
Height
627mm 654.4mm
Width
1,081mm 1,128.9mm
Package Height
775mm 748mm
BEST
Package Width
1,195mm
BEST
1,362mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
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 TM1250A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

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

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
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