Panasonic TX-40DS500E vs Sony KDL-40WD653
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Panasonic TX-40DS500EvsSony KDL-40WD653

Panasonic TX-40DS500E

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but 2 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
71
Features
Good Features
84
Age
1 Year Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 47mm May 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 47mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Sony KDL-40WD653

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Sony KDL-40WD653

£359.00
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and low cost 40" Full HD television, good for playing games
85
Reviews
41 Reviews
93
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
82
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£65 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 66mm Feb 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 66mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40DS500E

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but 2 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
71
Features
Good Features
84
Age
1 Year Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 47mm May 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 47mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Sony KDL-40WD653

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Sony KDL-40WD653

£359.00
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and low cost 40" Full HD television, good for playing games
85
Reviews
41 Reviews
93
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
82
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£65 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 66mm Feb 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 66mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency A+

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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
4 Reasons For
A Lot Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-40DS500E has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, however the Sony KDL-40WD653 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz 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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Higher RMS Rated Power
The Panasonic TX-40DS500E is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (10W).

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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41% Thinner
The Panasonic TX-40DS500E has a thickness of 47mm. That's 19mm thinner than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (66mm).

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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Cheaper to Run by £11 Over Five Years
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS500E is £11 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-40WD653.
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1 Reason For
Better Brand
Sony TVs have an average rating of 69.3%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
17 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
7 reviews
2 stars
6 reviews
1 star
7 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Sony is 69.3% based on 4,982 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 46.74% based on 1,991 reviews.
Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
21 months old Best 24 months old

Key Features

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-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653

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-40DS500E
Panasonic
TX-40DS500E
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KDL-40WD653
Sony
KDL-40WD653
8 trees 0.32 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Display Diagonal 40" 40"
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
High Frequency Rate 200Hz
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 400Hz
BEST
200Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
1080i 1080p
720i 720p
576i 576p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
1080i 1080p
720i 720p
576i 576p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
Colour Depth Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 100cm 101.6cm
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 Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
RMS Rated Power 20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Speech Standard
Music Movie
Sports Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Speech Standard
Music Movie
Sports Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
User Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 4GB
App Store Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Sound Enhancement Technology Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand Width Unknown - Click to provide data 631mm
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Design Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 70%
Year of Production Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 42W
BEST
48W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 59kWh
BEST
70kWh
Power Consumption (off) 0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 59.4W
 
 
 
Certificates Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Certification Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Supported TV Bands
UHF VHF
 UHF
 VHF
UHF VHF
 UHF
 VHF
Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data 1tuner(s)
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Network Streaming Service
YouTube
 YouTube
YouTube
 YouTube
Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS 3GPP
VRO PS
H.265 HEVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 HEVC
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS 3GPP
VRO PS
H.265 HEVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 HEVC
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
Teletext 1,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
YouTube
 YouTube
YouTube
 YouTube
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Smart Modes
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic Graphics
Vivid Game
Standard Sports
Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic Graphics
Vivid Game
Standard Sports
Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Number of OSD Languages 27 30
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Thickness 47mm
BEST
66mm
Weight 10.5kg
BEST
7.7kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 12.5kg
BEST
8.1kg
Depth (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 212mm
Height (with Stand) 567mm 589mm
Width (with Stand) 904mm
BEST
924mm
Height 518mm 549mm
Width 904mm 924mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 1 2
BEST
HDMI Version
1.4
 1.4
1.4
 1.4
HDMI Port 2 2
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-40DS500E Sony KDL-40WD653
Package Weight 15kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 647mm
BEST
662mm
Package Width 1,302mm 1,017mm
BEST

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