Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Samsung UE32K5500
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Panasonic TX-40C300vsSamsung UE32K5500

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+
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
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+
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

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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
6 Reasons For
Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 40" TV. 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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Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 350Hz faster than the Samsung UE32K5500 (50Hz).

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 Cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is £66.01 cheaper than the Samsung UE32K5500.
Cheaper to Run by £5 Over Five Years
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is £5 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE32K5500 over five years.
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One Year Longer Manufacturer's Guarantee
The manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Panasonic TX-40C300 is one year, whereas it is zero years for the Samsung UE32K5500.
Superior Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A".
9 Reasons For
Internet TV
The Samsung UE32K5500 supports internet TV, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 does 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, however 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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Local Dimming
The Samsung UE32K5500 features local dimming, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 does 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, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 does 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, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 does 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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24% Thinner
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a thickness of 55.1mm, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (12.9mm 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, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 does 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 stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, but Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.

Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
152 reviews
4 stars
48 reviews
3 stars
14 reviews
2 stars
13 reviews
1 star
14 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Samsung is 90.66% based on 116,049 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 46.74% based on 1,991 reviews.
Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 116,049 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
34 months old 3 months old Best

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 Samsung UE32K5500
Best
No
Yes

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 Samsung UE32K5500

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)
Samsung UE32K5500
Samsung
UE32K5500
6 trees 0.25 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Display Diagonal 40"
BEST
32"
HD Type
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)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 400Hz 50Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 102cm 80cm
BEST
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
Vertical Viewing Angle 176° Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Speech Custom
Music Movie
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
Speech Custom
Music Movie
 Speech
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
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
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 33W
BEST
40W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption 48kWh
BEST
55kWh
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 85W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Video Formats Supported
AVI ASF
H.265
 AVI
 ASF
 H.265
AVI ASF
H.265
 AVI
 ASF
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
MP3
 MP3
MP3
 MP3
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Processor Cores Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext 1,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
AC LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Number of OSD Languages 31
BEST
27
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Thickness 68mm 55.1mm
BEST
Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 5.5kg
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 6.2kg
Depth (with Stand) 220mm 207.5mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 588mm 487.7mm
Width (with Stand) 923mm 730.4mm
BEST
Height 544mm 433.7mm
Width 923mm 730.4mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 2
BEST
HDMI Port 2 3
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
RF Input Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-40C300 Samsung UE32K5500
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 540mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 892mm

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