Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Samsung UE43J5500
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Panasonic TX-40CS520

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and affordable 40" Full HD TV, good for watching sport
90
Reviews
1 Review
94
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 47mm 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 47mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE43J5500

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and extremely cheap 43" Full HD television, with very low running costs and good features
88
Reviews
189 Reviews + 1 Award
95
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£64 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
43" Full HD No 66.9mm Aug 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 66.9mm
Release Date Aug 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40CS520

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and affordable 40" Full HD TV, good for watching sport
90
Reviews
1 Review
94
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 47mm 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 47mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE43J5500

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and extremely cheap 43" Full HD television, with very low running costs and good features
88
Reviews
189 Reviews + 1 Award
95
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£64 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
43" Full HD No 66.9mm Aug 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 66.9mm
Release Date Aug 2015
Energy Efficiency A+

Top Prices

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£359.00
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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
4 Reasons For
19.9mm Thinner
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a thickness of 47mm, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (19.9mm 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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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.
Cheaper to Run by £11 Over Five Years
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 only costs £53 to run over five years however the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £64 to run (21% more).
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Expert Reviews Are Significantly Better
The average expert review score of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is 100% based on 1 review, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is 72% (based on 8 reviews).
4 Reasons For
7% Larger Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 43" TV. That's 3" larger than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (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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Local Dimming
The Samsung UE43J5500 features local dimming, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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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Common Interface (CI) Slot
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a common interface (CI) slot, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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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Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.8%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 51.9%.

Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
No awards found
1 Award
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has better expert reviews than the Samsung UE43J5500. The average expert reviews score for the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is 100% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Samsung UE43J5500 is 72% based on 8 reviews.
Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
70 reviews
4 stars
19 reviews
3 stars
8 reviews
2 stars
5 reviews
1 star
13 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Samsung is 90.77% based on 114,067 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 51.92% based on 1,721 reviews.
Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Panasonic

52

52

Based on 1,721 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 114,067 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
35 months old 30 months old Best

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.

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.

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-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500

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-40CS520
Panasonic
TX-40CS520
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UE43J5500
Samsung
UE43J5500
8 trees 0.32 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Display Diagonal 40" 43"
BEST
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
High Frequency Rate 100Hz
BEST
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 100Hz
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) 100cm 108cm
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-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
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 Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
USB Port Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 54W 51W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Power Consumption (average) 42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 59kWh
BEST
71kWh
Power Consumption (off) 0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption 54W 119W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS 3GPP
VRO PS
H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS 3GPP
VRO PS
H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 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++
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-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Smart Modes
Normal True Cinema
Cinema Dynamic
Natural Game
Movie Sports
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Normal True Cinema
Cinema Dynamic
Natural Game
Movie Sports
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Number of OSD Languages 26 27
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Thickness 47mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight 10.5kg
BEST
7.8kg
Weight With Stand 12.5kg
BEST
8.7kg
Depth (with Stand) 230mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand) 556mm 616.2mm
Width (with Stand) 904mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height 518mm 561.3mm
Width 904mm 962.9mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Headphone Outputs 1 1
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
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-40CS520 Samsung UE43J5500
Package Weight 16kg 10.9kg
BEST
Package Height 647mm 645mm
BEST
Package Width 1,302mm 1,200mm
BEST

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