Hisense LTDN50K321 vs Panasonic TX-50CX680
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Hisense LTDN50K321vsPanasonic TX-50CX680

Hisense LTDN50K321

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 50" 4K television, with moderate running costs
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
57
Running Costs
£630 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 82mm Jul 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 82mm
Release Date Jul 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-50CX680

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 50" 4K TV, good for watching films
87
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
56
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 47mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Hisense LTDN50K321

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 50" 4K television, with moderate running costs
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
57
Running Costs
£630 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 82mm Jul 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 82mm
Release Date Jul 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-50CX680

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 50" 4K TV, good for watching films
87
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
56
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 47mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

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Reasons For

Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
4 Reasons For
600Hz Faster High Frequency Rate
The Hisense LTDN50K321 has a high frequency rate of 800Hz, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 200Hz refresh rate TV (600Hz slower).

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

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600Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Hisense LTDN50K321 has a motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz slower).

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.

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Better Brand
Hisense TVs have an average rating of 84.6%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.
Better for Watching Sport
The Hisense LTDN50K321 is better for watching sport than the Panasonic TX-50CX680.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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3 Reasons For
Significantly Thinner
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV, whereas the Hisense LTDN50K321 is an 82mm thick TV (35mm thicker).

The thickness of a 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.

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£521 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is £521 cheaper to run than the Hisense LTDN50K321 over five years.
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Better for Watching Films
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is better for watching films than the Hisense LTDN50K321.
When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
No awards found
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Hisense has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Hisense is 84.64% based on 2,924 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 46.74% based on 1,991 reviews.
Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Hisense

85

85

Based on 2,924 reviews
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews

Date Released

Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
32 months old Best 35 months old

Key Features

High Frequency Rate

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

Thickness

The thickness of a 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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Hisense LTDN50K321
Hisense
LTDN50K321
80 trees 3.1 tonnes CO2
Panasonic TX-50CX680
Panasonic
TX-50CX680
13 trees 0.53 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Display Diagonal 50" 50"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 800Hz
BEST
200Hz
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 800Hz
BEST
200Hz
Response Time 9.5ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 126cm 126cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
 
 
 
Audio Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) Unknown - Click to provide data 84W
Power Consumption (standby) 85W 0.5W
BEST
Power Consumption (average) Unknown - Click to provide data 84W
Annual Energy Consumption 124.1kWh 117kWh
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
AVI RM
FLV ASF
MOV MPEG
MKV VOB
TS MTS
3GP M4V
H.265 3GPP
VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 RM
 FLV
 ASF
 MOV
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 TS
 MTS
 3GP
 M4V
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
MP4 WMV
AVI RM
FLV ASF
MOV MPEG
MKV VOB
TS MTS
3GP M4V
H.265 3GPP
VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 RM
 FLV
 ASF
 MOV
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 TS
 MTS
 3GP
 M4V
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Formats Supported
FLAC MP2
MP3 OGG
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP2
 MP3
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
FLAC MP2
MP3 OGG
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP2
 MP3
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG PNG
GIF BMP
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
JPG PNG
GIF BMP
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
Teletext 899 Pages
BEST
1,000 Pages
 
 
 
Management Features Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Number of OSD Languages 17 26
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Thickness 82mm 47mm
BEST
Weight 13.8kg
BEST
17kg
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5kg
Depth (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 202mm
Height (with Stand) 760mm 693mm
Width (with Stand) 1,239mm 1,126mm
BEST
Height 649mm 652mm
Width 1,124mm 1,126mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 2
USB 3.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 4
BEST
3
Audio (L,R) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data Hisense LTDN50K321 Panasonic TX-50CX680
Package Weight 17.8kg
BEST
23kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 743mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,518mm

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