Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Samsung UE32K5500 vs Sony KDL-40R453
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Panasonic TX-40C300

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and affordable 40" Full HD TV, good for watching films
94
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
94
Running Costs
£45 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 68mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 68mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40DS400

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and low cost 40" Full HD television, good for watching films
93
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
82
Age
1 Year Old
89
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 88mm Mar 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 88mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE32K5500

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and new 32" Full HD TV, with good features and very low running costs
93
Reviews
474 Reviews
78
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Features
Good Features
95
Age
2 Months Old
92
Running Costs
£50 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
32" Full HD No 55.1mm Nov 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 32"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 55.1mm
Release Date Nov 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KDL-40R453

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Sony KDL-40R453

£352.78
Our Verdict:
A low cost and very economical to run 40" Full HD TV, with good features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 65mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 65mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-40C300

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and affordable 40" Full HD TV, good for watching films
94
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
94
Running Costs
£45 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 68mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 68mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40DS400

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and low cost 40" Full HD television, good for watching films
93
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
82
Age
1 Year Old
89
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 88mm Mar 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 88mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE32K5500

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and new 32" Full HD TV, with good features and very low running costs
93
Reviews
474 Reviews
78
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Features
Good Features
95
Age
2 Months Old
92
Running Costs
£50 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
32" Full HD No 55.1mm Nov 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 32"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 55.1mm
Release Date Nov 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KDL-40R453

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Sony KDL-40R453

£352.78
Our Verdict:
A low cost and very economical to run 40" Full HD TV, with good features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 65mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 65mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
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40" Black Full Hd Led Tv With Freeview 1920 X 1080 2x Hdmi And 1x U
£282.99
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£299.00
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£314.00
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£329.00
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Panasonic VIERA TX-40DS400E 40" Full HD Wi-Fi Black LED TV - LED TVs (Full HD, A+, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1080p, Black)
£1,100.00
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Samsung UE32K5500 32inch Full HD Smart TV
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£349.00
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RGB Direct
£349.00
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Box
£349.99
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Reliant Direct
£399.99
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Samsung UE32K5500 32 FHD Flat Smart TV
Out of stock
£399.99
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5 Prices from 5 Stores | £349.00-£399.99
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Sony Bravia Kdl40r453cbu 40Inch Full Hd Led Tv 100hz Freeview Hd
£352.78
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1 Price from 1 Store | £352.78
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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
6 Reasons For
8" Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 40" TV, and so do the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Sony KDL-40R453. That's 8" larger than the Samsung UE32K5500 (32").

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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88% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400. That's 350Hz faster than the Samsung UE32K5500 (50Hz) and 300Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40R453 (100Hz).

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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£46 Cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40C300 costs £46.01 less than the Panasonic TX-40DS400, costs £66.01 less than the Samsung UE32K5500 and costs £69.79 less than the Sony KDL-40R453.
26% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Panasonic TX-40C300 only costs £45 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £61 to run (34% more), the Samsung UE32K5500 costs £50 to run (11% more) and the Sony KDL-40R453 costs £61 to run (34% more).
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One Year Longer Manufacturer's Guarantee
The manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Panasonic TX-40C300 is one year, however it is zero years for the Samsung UE32K5500.
Better Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A" and the rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A".
9 Reasons For
20% Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 40" TV, and so do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453. That's 8" larger than the Samsung UE32K5500 (32").

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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88% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40C300. That's 350Hz faster than the Samsung UE32K5500 (50Hz) and 300Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40R453 (100Hz).

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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4W Higher RMS Rated Power
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an RMS rated power of 20W (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (4W lower).

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

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Internet TV
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports internet TV (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not support internet TV.

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, and so is the Samsung UE32K5500, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a system that allows various computer technology products - from TVs to phones to games consoles - to all share data and media with each other over a home network, with a minimum of compatibility issues.

A DLNA-certified TV will be able to receive, transfer & stream media from a wide variety of tech in your home, making sharing of media between devices far easier and more streamlined.

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Wi-Fi
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports Wi-Fi (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), however the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not support Wi-Fi.

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

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Ethernet Port
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an ethernet port, and so does the Samsung UE32K5500, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not.

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

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Common Interface (CI) Slot
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface (CI) slot (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), but the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

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Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A" and the rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A".
10 Reasons For
Higher RMS Rated Power
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an RMS rated power of 20W (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), but the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (4W lower).

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

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Internet TV
The Samsung UE32K5500 supports internet TV (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), but the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not support internet TV.

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
The Samsung UE32K5500 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, and so is the Panasonic TX-40DS400, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 is not.

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a system that allows various computer technology products - from TVs to phones to games consoles - to all share data and media with each other over a home network, with a minimum of compatibility issues.

A DLNA-certified TV will be able to receive, transfer & stream media from a wide variety of tech in your home, making sharing of media between devices far easier and more streamlined.

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Local Dimming
The Samsung UE32K5500 features local dimming, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not feature local dimming.

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

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Wi-Fi
The Samsung UE32K5500 supports Wi-Fi (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not support Wi-Fi.

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

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Ethernet Port
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an ethernet port, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not have an ethernet port.

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

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Hugely Thinner
Samsung UE32K5500 is 55.1mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (12.9mm thicker), the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (32.9mm thicker) and the Sony KDL-40R453 is a 65mm thick TV (9.9mm 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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Common Interface (CI) Slot
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a common interface (CI) slot (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), however the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453 do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7% and Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
2 Reasons For
Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony KDL-40R453 has a display diagonal of 40" (as do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400), but the Samsung UE32K5500 is only a 32" TV (8" smaller).

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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A Bit Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Sony KDL-40R453 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 is only a 176° horizontal viewing angle TV (2° narrower).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the TV screen can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the TV can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the TV to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Reasons Against

Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
10 Reasons Against
2% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 176° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° narrower than the Sony KDL-40R453 (178°).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the TV screen can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the TV can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the TV to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Does Not Support Internet TV
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not support internet TV (As does the the Sony KDL-40R453), whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 support internet TV.

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Read more Read less | Edit
Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 are Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a system that allows various computer technology products - from TVs to phones to games consoles - to all share data and media with each other over a home network, with a minimum of compatibility issues.

A DLNA-certified TV will be able to receive, transfer & stream media from a wide variety of tech in your home, making sharing of media between devices far easier and more streamlined.

Read more Read less | Edit
Does Not Feature Local Dimming
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not feature local dimming (As does the the Sony KDL-40R453), whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 does.

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

Read more Read less | Edit
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not support Wi-Fi (As does the the Sony KDL-40R453), however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 do.

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port
The Panasonic TX-40C300 does not have an ethernet port (As does the the Sony KDL-40R453), but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 have an ethernet port.

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

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Thicker
Panasonic TX-40C300 is 68mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (20mm thicker), the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (12.9mm thinner) and the Sony KDL-40R453 is a 65mm thick TV (3mm thinner).

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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Less Retailers
Only 3 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-40C300, whereas 5 sellers sell the Samsung UE32K5500.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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Over Two Years Older
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by 11 months and older than the Samsung UE32K5500 by three years.
Worse Brand
Panasonic TVs have an average rating of only 46.7%, whereas Samsung has an average rating of 90.7% and Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
6 Reasons Against
32.9mm Thicker
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (20mm thinner), the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (32.9mm thinner) and the Sony KDL-40R453 is a 65mm thick TV (23mm thinner).

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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£46 More Expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by £46.
Not As Many Stockists
Only 2 shops sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however 3 retailers sell the Panasonic TX-40C300 and 5 retailers sell the Samsung UE32K5500.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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Over One Year Older
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is older than the Samsung UE32K5500 by 21 months.
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 34%
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 are £61 which is £15 more than the Panasonic TX-40C300 and £11 more than the Samsung UE32K5500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse Brand
Panasonic TVs have an average rating of only 46.7%, however Samsung has an average rating of 90.7% and Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
5 Reasons Against
8" Smaller Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 32" TV. That's 8" smaller than the Panasonic TX-40C300, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Sony KDL-40R453 (40").

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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Seven Times Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 350Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (400Hz) and 50Hz slower than the Sony KDL-40R453 (100Hz).

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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£66 More Expensive
The Samsung UE32K5500 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by £66 and more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by £20.
11% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
The running costs over five years of the Samsung UE32K5500 are £50 which is £5 more than the Panasonic TX-40C300. Show assumptions.
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Panasonic TX-40C300 has a rating of "A+", the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+" and the Sony KDL-40R453 has a rating of "A".
13 Reasons Against
Vastly Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Sony KDL-40R453 has a motion interpolation frequency of 100Hz, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400 are both 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TVs (300Hz faster) and the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (50Hz 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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25% Lower RMS Rated Power
The Sony KDL-40R453 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 (20W).

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

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Does Not Support Internet TV
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support internet TV (As does the the Panasonic TX-40C300), but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 support internet TV.

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not feature local dimming (As does the the Panasonic TX-40C300), but the Samsung UE32K5500 features local dimming.

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support Wi-Fi (As does the the Panasonic TX-40C300), whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 support Wi-Fi.

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an ethernet port (As does the the Panasonic TX-40C300), however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 have an ethernet port.

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

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16% Thicker
The Sony KDL-40R453 has a thickness of 65mm. That's 3mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (68mm), 23mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (88mm) and 9.9mm thicker than the Samsung UE32K5500 (55.1mm).

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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More Expensive by £70
The Sony KDL-40R453 is £70 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300, £24 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and £4 more expensive than the Samsung UE32K5500.
Fewer Sellers
The Sony KDL-40R453 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 is stocked by 3 shops, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is stocked by 2 stores and the Samsung UE32K5500 is stocked by 5 sellers.
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
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Older by Over Two Years
The Sony KDL-40R453 is one month older than the Panasonic TX-40C300, one year older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and three years older than the Samsung UE32K5500.
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £16
The Sony KDL-40R453 costs £61 to run which is £16 more than the Panasonic TX-40C300, £0 more than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and £11 more than the Samsung UE32K5500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+" and the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A".
Worse Brand
Sony TVs have an average rating of only 69.3%, but Samsung has an average rating of 90.7%.

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
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Best
5 stars
176 reviews
4 stars
61 reviews
3 stars
15 reviews
2 stars
15 reviews
1 star
15 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has the best brand rating with an average brand rating of 90% based on 116,049 reviews. Sony has the second best brand rating with an average brand rating of 69% based on 4,982 reviews. Panasonic has the third best brand rating with an average brand rating of 46% based on 1,991 reviews.
Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 116,049 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
34 months old 23 months old 3 months old Best 35 months old

What are They Best Used For

Watching Films

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!

Compare the best TVs for film.

Watching Sport

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.

Compare the best TVs for sport.

Playing Games

When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.

Compare the best TVs for gaming.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Wi-Fi

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Best
No
Yes
Yes
Best
No

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

Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453

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.
Panasonic TX-40C300
Panasonic
TX-40C300
6 trees 0.22 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Panasonic TX-40DS400
Panasonic
TX-40DS400
8 trees 0.3 tonnes CO2
Samsung UE32K5500
Samsung
UE32K5500
6 trees 0.25 tonnes CO2
Sony KDL-40R453
Sony
KDL-40R453
8 trees 0.3 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Display Diagonal 40"
BEST
40"
BEST
32" 40"
BEST
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
High Frequency Rate
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 400Hz 400Hz 50Hz
BEST
100Hz
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1000000:1
 1000000:1
1000000:1
 1000000:1
1000000:1
 1000000:1
1000000:1
 1000000:1
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176° Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
Supported Video Mode
1080p 1080i
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
1080p 1080i
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
1080p 1080i
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
1080p 1080i
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 102cm 100cm 80cm
BEST
102cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
Vertical Viewing Angle 176° Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
BEST
20W
BEST
16W
Loudspeaker 2 2 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Speech Custom
Music Movie
Standard Sports
Game
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Sports
 Game
Speech Custom
Music Movie
Standard Sports
Game
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Sports
 Game
Speech Custom
Music Movie
Standard Sports
Game
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Sports
 Game
Speech Custom
Music Movie
Standard Sports
Game
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Sports
 Game
Speaker 2 2 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Lifestyle Apps
Samsung Smart View Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart Vi
Samsung Smart View Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart Vi
Samsung Smart View Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart Vi
Samsung Smart View Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart Vi
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 33W
BEST
48W 40W 45W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.3W
BEST
0.3W
BEST
0.45W
Annual Energy Consumption 48kWh
BEST
67kWh 55kWh 66kWh
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 85W 50W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Video Formats Supported
MP4 AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
3GPP VRO
ASF H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 ASF
 H.265
MP4 AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
3GPP VRO
ASF H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 ASF
 H.265
MP4 AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
3GPP VRO
ASF H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 ASF
 H.265
MP4 AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
3GPP VRO
ASF H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 ASF
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Processor Cores Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext 1,000 Pages 1,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
AC LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
AC LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
AC LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Smart Modes
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic Personal
Vivid Game
Sports Photo
Music
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Personal
 Vivid
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Music
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic Personal
Vivid Game
Sports Photo
Music
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Personal
 Vivid
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Music
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic Personal
Vivid Game
Sports Photo
Music
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Personal
 Vivid
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Music
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic Personal
Vivid Game
Sports Photo
Music
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Personal
 Vivid
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Music
Number of OSD Languages 31 27 27 32
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Thickness 68mm 88mm 55.1mm
BEST
65mm
Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 8kg 5.5kg
BEST
7kg
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 8.5kg 6.2kg
BEST
8.7kg
Depth (with Stand) 220mm 238mm 207.5mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 588mm 569mm 487.7mm 584mm
Width (with Stand) 923mm 902mm 730.4mm
BEST
924mm
Height 544mm 522mm 433.7mm 556mm
Width 923mm 902mm 730.4mm 926mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Headphone Outputs 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1 1
RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2
BEST
1
SCART Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1 2
BEST
2
BEST
HDMI Port 2 2 3
BEST
2
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
RF Input Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-40C300 Panasonic TX-40DS400 Samsung UE32K5500 Sony KDL-40R453
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 11kg
BEST
8.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 662mm 540mm
BEST
640mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 983mm 892mm 1,022mm
BEST

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£352.78
Cheaper to run by £28 over five years
22% thinner
VS
LG 43UJ670
LG
43UJ670
£379.00
Better brand
Higher RMS
rated power
Larger display
diagonal
Wi-Fi
Ethernet port
Common
interface (CI)
slot
Sony KDL-40R453
Sony
KDL-40R453
£352.78
Thinner
VS
LG 43UJ635V
LG
43UJ635V
£379.00
Better brand
Better for
watching films
Better for
watching sport
4W higher RMS
rated power
7% larger
display
diagonal
Internet TV
Wi-Fi
Ethernet port
Common
interface (CI)
slot
Sony KDL-40R453
Sony
KDL-40R453
£352.78
Thinner
VS
Samsung UE40J5510
Samsung
UE40J5510
£379.00
Better brand
10W higher RMS
rated power
8% cheaper to
run
Wi-Fi
Ethernet port
Sony KDL-40R453
Sony
KDL-40R453
£352.78
Cheaper to run by £18 over five years
VS
Samsung UE49M5520
Samsung
UE49M5520
£379.00
More popular
Better brand
700Hz faster
motion
interpolation
frequency
Energy
efficiency
rating is
higher
4W higher RMS
rated power
19% larger
display
diagonal
9.9mm thinner
Internet TV
Wi-Fi
Ethernet port
Common
interface (CI)
slot
Sony KDL-40R453
Sony
KDL-40R453
£352.78
VS
LG 42LF652
LG
42LF652
£350.00
£3 Cheaper
Better brand
800Hz faster
motion
interpolation
frequency
Energy
efficiency
rating is
superior
20% higher RMS
rated power
20% thinner
2" larger
display
diagonal
3D
Internet TV
Wi-Fi
Ethernet port
Common
interface (CI)
slot
Cheaper to run
by £0 over
five years
Panasonic TX-40C300
Panasonic
TX-40C300
£282.99
50% faster motion interpolation frequency
Larger display diagonal
1mm thinner
VS
Samsung UE32J5000
Samsung
UE32J5000
£257.49
£26 Cheaper
Better brand
18% cheaper to
run over five
years
Wi-Fi
Common
interface (CI)
slot