Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700
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Panasonic TX-50CX680

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 50" 4K TV, good for watching films
87
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
56
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 47mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-50CX700

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 50" 4K TV, with low running costs
83
Reviews
1 Review
85
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 46mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 46mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-50CX680

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 50" 4K TV, good for watching films
87
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
56
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 47mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-50CX700

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 50" 4K TV, with low running costs
83
Reviews
1 Review
85
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 46mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 46mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

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£699.00
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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
3 Reasons For
Cheaper to Run by £8 Over Five Years
Over five years the Panasonic TX-50CX680 only costs £106 to run however the Panasonic TX-50CX700 costs £114 to run (7% more).
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Much Better Expert Reviews
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an average expert review score of 90% based on 1 review, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
Better for Watching Films
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is better for watching films than the Panasonic TX-50CX700.
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!
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5 Reasons For
3D
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 3D, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not.

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

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Significantly Faster High Frequency Rate
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is an 800Hz refresh rate TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 200Hz refresh rate TV (600Hz slower).

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

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Vastly Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz 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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Bluetooth
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 supports Bluetooth, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 does not support Bluetooth.

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

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3% Thinner
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a thickness of 46mm. That's 1mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (47mm).

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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Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has better expert reviews than the Panasonic TX-50CX700. The average expert reviews score for the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 90% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 80% based on 1 review.
Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
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0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
35 months old 35 months old

Key Features

3D

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Best
No
Yes

High Frequency Rate

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

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-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700

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-50CX680
Panasonic
TX-50CX680
13 trees 0.53 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Panasonic TX-50CX700
Panasonic
TX-50CX700
14 trees 0.56 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Display Diagonal 50" 50"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 200Hz 800Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 200Hz 800Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176° 176°
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 126cm 126cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle 176° 176°
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
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-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Operating System Version
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 84W
BEST
93W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (average) 84W
BEST
93W
Annual Energy Consumption 117kWh
BEST
126kWh
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Compatible Memory Cards
SD
 SD
SD
 SD
Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS H.265
3GPP VRO
AVCHD AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 AVCHD
 AVC
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS H.265
3GPP VRO
AVCHD AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 AVCHD
 AVC
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 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
JPG MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext 1,000 Pages 1,500 Pages
BEST
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Smart Modes
Cinema Game
Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
Cinema Game
Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
Number of OSD Languages 26 26
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Thickness 47mm 46mm
BEST
Weight 17kg 16.5kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 18.5kg 17.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 202mm
BEST
242mm
Height (with Stand) 693mm 695mm
Width (with Stand) 1,126mm 1,121mm
BEST
Height 652mm 650mm
Width 1,126mm 1,121mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 2
USB 3.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 3 3
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700
Package Weight 23kg 21kg
BEST
Package Height 743mm
BEST
768mm
Package Width 1,518mm 1,143mm
BEST

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