Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-55CX680

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Panasonic TX-55CX680

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Significantly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 181kWh annual energy consumption TV (64kWh 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.

20% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a depth of 47mm. That's 9mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-55CX680 (56mm). 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.

Lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 17kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 19.5kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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 £299
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is £299.03 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-55CX680.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £73.71
Over five years the Panasonic TX-50CX680 only costs £137.64 to run however the Panasonic TX-55CX680 costs £211.35 to run (54% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX680 has a rating of "B".
1 Reason For
Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has a display diagonal of 55", however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 50" TV (5" smaller). 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a display diagonal of 50", but the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 55" TV (5" 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.

7 Reasons Against
64kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has an annual energy consumption of 181kWh, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (64kWh 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.

9mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 56mm thick TV. That's 9mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (56mm). 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.

13% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has a weight of 19.5kg, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 17kg heavy TV (2.5kg lighter). 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.

More expensive by £299
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is £299.03 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is only stocked by 5 shops, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Higher running costs over five years by £73.71
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-55CX680 are £211.35 which is £73.71 more than the Panasonic TX-50CX680. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is "B", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

23 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 399.97
Total cost of ownership £ 537.61
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 208.31
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 211.35
Purchase price £ 699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 910.35
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.0T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
27
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
126cm 139cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° 176°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 176°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
Firefox OS Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround VR-Audio True Surround
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 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 1

Networking

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

Management Features

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
1 1
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
 Voice control
Teletext
1,000 pages 1,000 pages

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
84W
BEST
130W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Power Consumption (average)
84W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
181kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
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
56mm
Weight
17kg
BEST
19.5kg
Package Weight
23kg
BEST
27kg
Weight With Stand
18.5kg
BEST
21kg
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
292mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm
BEST
761mm
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm
BEST
1,242mm
Height
652mm 719mm
Width
1,126mm 1,242mm
Package Height
743mm
BEST
812mm
Package Width
1,518mm
BEST
1,675mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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