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Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Samsung UE43J5500

Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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Panasonic TX-40CS520
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
19.9mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a depth of 47mm, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (19.9mm 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+".
4 Reasons For
7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 43" TV. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (43"). 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.

£11 cheaper
The Samsung UE43J5500 costs £10.99 less than the Panasonic TX-40CS520.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+".
User reviews are vastly better
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an average user review score of 84%, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
8% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Samsung UE43J5500 (43"). 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.

£11 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is more expensive than the Samsung UE43J5500 by £10.99.
Five months older
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is older than the Samsung UE43J5500 by five months.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is only 60%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is 84% (based on 104 reviews).
1 Reason Against
19.9mm thicker Edit
Samsung UE43J5500 is 66.9mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 47mm thick TV (19.9mm 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

Date Released

26 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
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
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
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
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 108cm
BEST
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

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
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
 Standard
 Music
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 51W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (average)
42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
71kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
54W
BEST
119W
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
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-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
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
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
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

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

Networking

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

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)
 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/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Number of OSD Languages
26 27
BEST
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
10.5kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
16kg 10.9kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
12.5kg 8.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
230mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height
518mm 561.3mm
Width
904mm 962.9mm
Package Height
647mm 645mm
BEST
Package Width
1,302mm 1,200mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
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
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
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