Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700 vs Samsung UE48JU7000
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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
Samsung UE48JU7000

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Samsung UE48JU7000

£650.00
£449.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 48" 4K TV, good for playing games
95
Reviews
37 Reviews + 4 Awards
80
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
48" 4K No 67.4mm Jun 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 48"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 67.4mm
Release Date Jun 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
Samsung UE48JU7000

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Samsung UE48JU7000

£650.00
£449.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 48" 4K TV, good for playing games
95
Reviews
37 Reviews + 4 Awards
80
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
48" 4K No 67.4mm Jun 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 48"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 67.4mm
Release Date Jun 2015
Energy Efficiency A

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Reasons For

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4 Reasons For
Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 50" TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-50CX700. That's 2" larger than the Samsung UE48JU7000 (48").

‘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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Expert Reviews Are Better
Based on 1 expert review, the average review score of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 90%, but the average rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 80% (based on 1 review) and the average rating of the Samsung UE48JU7000 is 85% (based on 10 reviews).
Better Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a Trusted Reviews review score of 90%, however the Samsung UE48JU7000's rating was only 70% from the same site.
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
4% Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 50" TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-50CX680. That's 2" larger than the Samsung UE48JU7000 (48").

‘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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3D
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 3D TV (as is the Samsung UE48JU7000), however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 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.

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75% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (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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Bluetooth
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 supports Bluetooth (as does the Samsung UE48JU7000), whereas 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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21.4mm Thinner
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 46mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV (1mm thicker) and the Samsung UE48JU7000 is a 67.4mm thick TV (21.4mm 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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10 Reasons For
3D
The Samsung UE48JU7000 is 3D, and so is the Panasonic TX-50CX700, whereas 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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Vastly Faster High Frequency Rate
The Samsung UE48JU7000 has a high frequency rate of 1,000Hz, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 200Hz refresh rate TV (800Hz slower) and the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is only an 800Hz refresh rate TV (200Hz 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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Bluetooth
The Samsung UE48JU7000 supports Bluetooth, and so does the Panasonic TX-50CX700, but 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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Cheaper by £49
The Samsung UE48JU7000 costs £49 less than the Panasonic TX-50CX680.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
24% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Samsung UE48JU7000 is £20 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 and £28 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-50CX700.
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Three More Awards
The Samsung UE48JU7000 has 4 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 has 1 award.
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.
Better Whathifi.com Review Score
The Samsung UE48JU7000 has a Whathifi.com review score of 100%, whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX700 was only 80% from the same site.
Better for Watching Films
The Samsung UE48JU7000 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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Reasons Against

Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
10 Reasons Against
Not 3D
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D, but the Panasonic TX-50CX700 and the Samsung UE48JU7000 are 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.

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Four Times Slower High Frequency Rate
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only 200Hz refresh rate. That's 600Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (800Hz) and 800Hz slower than the Samsung UE48JU7000 (1,000Hz).

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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600Hz Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (800Hz).

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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Moderately Thicker
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 46mm thick TV (1mm thinner) and the Samsung UE48JU7000 is a 67.4mm thick TV (20.4mm 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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£49 More Expensive
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is more expensive than the Samsung UE48JU7000 by £49.
Not As Many Stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic TX-50CX680, however 2 stores sell the Samsung UE48JU7000.
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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Two Months Older
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is older than the Samsung UE48JU7000 by two months. The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is the same age as the Panasonic TX-50CX700.
23% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Over five years the Panasonic TX-50CX680 costs £106 to run which is £20 more than the Samsung UE48JU7000. Show assumptions.
Fewer Awards
Whilst the Panasonic TX-50CX680 has received 1 award, the Samsung UE48JU7000 has received 4 awards.
Worse Brand
Panasonic TVs have an average rating of only 46.7%, however Samsung has an average rating of 90.7%.
8 Reasons Against
Slower High Frequency Rate
Panasonic TX-50CX700 is only 800Hz refresh rate. That's 600Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (200Hz) and 200Hz slower than the Samsung UE48JU7000 (1,000Hz).

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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Two Months Older
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is older than the Samsung UE48JU7000 by two months. The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is the same age as the Panasonic TX-50CX680.
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 32%
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-50CX700 are £114 which is £8 more than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 and £28 more than the Samsung UE48JU7000. Show assumptions.
A Lot Lower Expert Review Score
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 1 review) and the Samsung UE48JU7000 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 10 reviews).
Worse Brand
Panasonic TVs have an average rating of only 46.7%, however Samsung has an average rating of 90.7%.
Worse Whathifi.com Review Score
Whathifi.com's review score for the Panasonic TX-50CX700 was only 80%, however the Samsung UE48JU7000's rating was 100%.
Worse for Watching Films
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is worse for watching films than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 and Samsung UE48JU7000.
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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4 Reasons Against
A Bit Smaller Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE48JU7000 has a display diagonal of 48", whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 and the Panasonic TX-50CX700 are both 50" TVs (2" larger).

‘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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32% Thicker
Samsung UE48JU7000 is 67.4mm thick. That's 20.4mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (47mm) and 21.4mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (46mm).

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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Expert Review Rating is Worse
The Samsung UE48JU7000's average expert score is 85%, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680's is 90% (based on 1 review).
Worse Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Samsung UE48JU7000 has only received a Trusted Reviews review score of 70% , whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 was 90%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Samsung UE48JU7000 has more awards than the Panasonic TX-50CX680. The Samsung UE48JU7000 has 4 awards, where as the Panasonic TX-50CX680 has 1 award. Compare all award winning TVs.
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1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found
4 Awards Best
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Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has the best expert reviews out of the three TVs with an average review score of 90% based on 1 review. The Samsung UE48JU7000 has the second best expert reviews with an average review score of 85% based on 10 reviews. The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has the third best expert reviews with an average review score of 80% based on 1 review.
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Average User Rating

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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.
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Based on 1,991 reviews
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Based on 116,049 reviews

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Best
Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Panasonic TX-50CX680? The 50CX680 is a 50-inch 4K UHD TV from the lower end of Panasonic's current range. This means it doesn't get the full suite of 4K Studio Master processing tools found higher up the range, and so presumably won't be ...
Recommended
Superb contrast and colour for the money
Attractive, easytouse smart system
Lots of video streaming and catchup TV app support
Excellent outofthebox preset with True Cinema
Excellent colour reproduction
Superb greyscale tracking
Good black levels and contrast from VA panel
Good motion
Good lag input result
Superb value for money
Good contrast
Accurate colors
Effective image processing and motion compensation
Colours black levels
4K detail
Customisable Firefox OS
Freeview Play incoming
Strong 4K performance
Upscales 1080p content well
Bright, punchy colours
Smooth motion
Speedy, userfriendly interface
Prostorovost scny u HDUHD
Nenpadnost operanho systmu Firefox
TV Anywhere (streamovn mimo domc s)
Monosti titul 367
Obshl menu
Osmipsmov ekvalizr
Kontinuln prochzen menu
Samostatn zen hlasitosti sluchtkovho vstupu s nastav
Motion handling could be better
The screen's a bit reflective
Minor backlight flaws if you're not careful with setup
Some clouding and halos when viewed in completely dark surroundings
Netflix button on the remote easy to press accidentally
Stay away from other picture presets
Panel not very responsive
Firefox OS still lacks apps
Narrow viewing angles
Soft standard, def
Firefox OS lacks content
Three HDMI
No 3D
Standarddefinition picture not great
Freeview Play not available yet
Problm se zvukem u HDMI pipojench settopbo 367
Stle se opakujc nepehlednost u zobrazen multimd 237
Nepodporuje DTS
Subjektivn vnman ni pesnost barev
Neum nahrvat
Prmrn podpora multimdialnch formt k pehrvn pes USB
...
Jan 2016
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Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Samsung UE48JU7000T? The UE48JU7000T is a UHD TV that can be yours for just £1400 ? miles below the many thousands of pounds demanded by the Samsung ?SUHD' TVs we've tested recently. Why is it so relatively cheap? As well as being substa...
We were hugely ready to love the UE48JU7000T based on its price, specification and Samsung's previous UHD form ? including its recent HDR TVs. However, while it certainly gets some things very right its motion problems ultimately undermine its UHD ta...
Apr 2015

Whathifi.com Review Score

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2015 saw a summer of love for Panasonic: four consecutive five-star review televisions between June and August, with one of those ? the TX-40CS520 ? grabbing our 2015 Award for a sub-£500 set. Ignoring the company's first-ever OLED (the TX-65CZ952B ...
Good amount of detail
Nuanced colour palette
Pleasure to use
Great picture quality and features for the money
The Firefox OS is very good
Polished upscaling
Slick design
4K detail
Black levels
Colours
Firefox OS
Great contrast
Accurate colorimetry
Effective picture processing and motion compensation
Ultra HD et mise l'chelle
Design
Prcision de l'image
Fluidit des squences
Firefox OS, applications
Son
Klein randje om je scherm
Mooie kleuren
Netflix knop
Snelle bediening
Goed te tunen, geen grote voet maar 2 kleine pootjes, "Super Bright Panel"
Wysoce kontrastowy obraz, bardzo dobre odwzorowanie kolorw, najlepsze na rynku moliwoci kalibracyjne
Rozdzielczo Ultra HD
Dobra jako obrazu
Standardowy dwik
Smart TV
System operacyjny Firefox OS
Nagrywanie USB
Przystpna cena
Klasa energetyczna A
Buona qualit di immagine
Funzioni smart semplici
Contrast could be better defined
Uneven backlight on our sample
Motion handling could be better
Some minor backlight flaws
3D lacks detail
Only three HDMI inputs
DVDs not upscaled well
Some motion blur
Freeview Play delayed
No real local dimming
Firefox OS still lacks apps
Narrow viewing angles
Que 3 HDMI
Noirs sur les angles de vision
Angles de vision en gnral
Pas de Netflix (au moment du test)
Saisie dune adresse Web
EPG
Weinig apps
Maar 3 HDMI poorten, geluid is gewoon maar niet byzonder, wel erg plasic afstandsbediening, je kunt geen draden wegwerken achter de voet
4K op 40" is niet echt nodig
Geen 3D brillen bijgeleverd
Jeden stopie upynniania ruchu, rywale maj lepsze brzmienie
Brak okularw 3D w zestawie
Brak dodatkowego pilota
Firefox OS al momento un po' una scommessa aperta
That, along with the ordinary contrast, is where Panasonic loses a star. Even so, you won't find many TV sets under a grand that are such a pleasure to watch and to use.This isn't quite the five-star standard of Panasonic's summer offerings, but, non...
Nov 2015
Best
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The Samsung UE48JU7000 sits in the middle tier of the Korean company's Ultra HD range. That means you get over eight million pixels without the need for a second mortgage. We've encountered this range before: the UE65JU7000 is this candidate's big br...
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Sep 2015

Date Released

Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
35 months old 35 months old 33 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

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.

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 Samsung UE48JU7000
Best
No
Yes
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 Samsung UE48JU7000

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
Panasonic TX-50CX700
Panasonic
TX-50CX700
14 trees 0.56 tonnes CO2
Samsung UE48JU7000
Samsung
UE48JU7000
11 trees 0.43 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Display Diagonal 50"
BEST
50"
BEST
48"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 200Hz 800Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
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° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
2160p 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
2160p 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
2160p 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 126cm
BEST
126cm
BEST
121cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle 176° 176° Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Speaker 2 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 84W 93W 69W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Power Consumption (average) 84W
BEST
93W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 117kWh
BEST
126kWh 96kWh
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 198W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Compatible Memory Cards
SD
 SD
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
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++
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG MPO
 JPG
 MPO
JPG MPO
 JPG
 MPO
JPG MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Processor Cores Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext 1,000 Pages 1,500 Pages
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11ac 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
802.11ac 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
802.11ac 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Smart Modes
Cinema Game
Dynamic Natural
Movie Sports
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Movie
 Sports
Cinema Game
Dynamic Natural
Movie Sports
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Movie
 Sports
Cinema Game
Dynamic Natural
Movie Sports
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Movie
 Sports
Number of OSD Languages 26 26 27
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Thickness 47mm 46mm
BEST
67.4mm
Weight 17kg 16.5kg 11.1kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 18.5kg 17.5kg 13.9kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 202mm
BEST
242mm 277.7mm
Height (with Stand) 693mm 695mm 683.4mm
Width (with Stand) 1,126mm 1,121mm 1,087.1mm
BEST
Height 652mm 650mm 630.8mm
Width 1,126mm 1,121mm 1,087.1mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Headphone Outputs 1 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1 1
RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1 1
Composite Video in 1 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 3 3 4
BEST
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-50CX680 Panasonic TX-50CX700 Samsung UE48JU7000
Package Weight 23kg 21kg 18.6kg
BEST
Package Height 743mm 768mm 715mm
BEST
Package Width 1,518mm 1,143mm
BEST
1,250mm

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