Panasonic TX-49DX600 vs Samsung UE49KS8000
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Panasonic TX-49DX600vsSamsung UE49KS8000

Panasonic TX-49DX600

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but slightly out of date 49" 4K television, good for watching films
56
Value for Money
Average
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
74
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 66mm Mar 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 66mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE49KS8000

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fairly new 49" 4K TV, with very good features but representing only middle of the road value for money
94
Reviews
991 Reviews + 8 Awards
66
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Age
12 Months Old
74
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
49" 4K No 42.5mm Feb 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 42.5mm
Release Date Feb 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-49DX600

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but slightly out of date 49" 4K television, good for watching films
56
Value for Money
Average
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
74
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 66mm Mar 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 66mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE49KS8000

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fairly new 49" 4K TV, with very good features but representing only middle of the road value for money
94
Reviews
991 Reviews + 8 Awards
66
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Age
12 Months Old
74
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
49" 4K No 42.5mm Feb 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 42.5mm
Release Date Feb 2017
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Crampton and Moore
Panasonic TX-49DX600B 49"4K UHD LED Television
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£519.00
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£599.00
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£599.99
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£799.00
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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
2 Reasons For
75% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz faster than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (200Hz).

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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£200 Cheaper
The Panasonic TX-49DX600 costs £200 less than the Samsung UE49KS8000.
6 Reasons For
Hugely Higher RMS Rated Power
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 60W, but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (40W 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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Four Point One Loudspeakers
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has four point one loudspeakers, however the Panasonic TX-49DX600 only has two loudspeakers.

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

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23.5mm Thinner
Samsung UE49KS8000 is 42.5mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 is a 66mm thick TV (23.5mm 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 chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
1% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Samsung UE49KS8000 only costs £105 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-49DX600 costs £106 to run (1% more).
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Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.8%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 51.9%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
No awards found
8 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star benchmark.pl: Award Expert Reviews: Recommended hardware.info: Ulitmate hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended Pocket Lint: Recommended Trusted Reviews: Recommended whatnext.pl: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
7 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
315 reviews
4 stars
60 reviews
3 stars
10 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
7 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-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Panasonic

52

52

Based on 1,721 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 114,067 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
23 months old 12 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.

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.

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-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000

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-49DX600
Panasonic
TX-49DX600
13 trees 0.53 tonnes CO2
Samsung UE49KS8000
Samsung
UE49KS8000
13 trees 0.52 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Display Diagonal 49" 49"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 800Hz
BEST
200Hz
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Depth Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 123cm 123cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
RMS Rated Power 20W 60W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 4
BEST
Speaker 2 4
 
 
 
Smart TV Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Lifestyle Apps
Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart Vi
Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart Vi
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 84W 84W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption 117kWh 117kWh
Power Consumption (off) 0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 185W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Video Formats Supported
MP4 AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
H.265 3GPP
VRO PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
MP4 AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
H.265 3GPP
VRO PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Processor Cores 4 4
Teletext 1,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Smart Modes
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic Game
Movie
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Game
 Movie
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic Game
Movie
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Game
 Movie
Number of OSD Languages 27 27
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Thickness 66mm 42.5mm
BEST
Weight 16kg 15kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 18kg 17.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 364mm 345.2mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 699mm 1,094.2mm
Width (with Stand) 1,106mm 1,094.2mm
BEST
Height 644mm 635.8mm
Width 1,106mm 1,094.2mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data 4
RS-232 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 3
BEST
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
RS-232C Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-49DX600 Samsung UE49KS8000
Package Weight 21kg 21.4kg
BEST
Package Height 729mm
BEST
731mm
Package Width 1,494mm 1,245mm
BEST

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