Panasonic TX-55DS500E vs Samsung UE50JU6800
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Panasonic TX-55DS500E

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but moderately out of date 55" Full HD TV, with low running costs
79
Features
Good Features
83
Age
1 Year Old
74
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
55" Full HD No 68mm May 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 68mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE50JU6800

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 50" 4K TV, good for playing games
92
Reviews
16 Reviews + 1 Award
65
Value for Money
Good
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
50" 4K No 63.2mm Sep 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 63.2mm
Release Date Sep 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-55DS500E

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but moderately out of date 55" Full HD TV, with low running costs
79
Features
Good Features
83
Age
1 Year Old
74
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
55" Full HD No 68mm May 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 68mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE50JU6800

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 50" 4K TV, good for playing games
92
Reviews
16 Reviews + 1 Award
65
Value for Money
Good
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
50" 4K No 63.2mm Sep 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 63.2mm
Release Date Sep 2015
Energy Efficiency A

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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
4 Reasons For
5" Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic TX-55DS500E has a display diagonal of 55", whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 50" TV (5" smaller).

‘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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260Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-55DS500E has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 140Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (260Hz 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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7% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Panasonic TX-55DS500E only costs £107 to run but the Samsung UE50JU6800 costs £115 to run (7% more).
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
The Panasonic TX-55DS500E has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE50JU6800 has a rating of "A".
3 Reasons For
Game Mode
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a game mode, but the Panasonic TX-55DS500E does not have a game mode.

'Game Mode' on a TV is a specialist mode that scales down the graphical fidelity of the video in order to free up processing power for response time.

In effect this trades slightly worse graphical capabilities for lessened input lag, meaning a smoother, more responsive experience when gaming.

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Thinner
Samsung UE50JU6800 is 63.2mm thick. That's 4.8mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-55DS500E (68mm).

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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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-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
No awards found
1 Award
benchmark.pl: Good Product

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
11 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 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-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Panasonic

52

52

Based on 1,721 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 114,067 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
21 months old Best 29 months old

Manufacturer's Warranty

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-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800

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-55DS500E
Panasonic
TX-55DS500E
14 trees 0.53 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UE50JU6800
Samsung
UE50JU6800
15 trees 0.57 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Display Diagonal 55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 400Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 400Hz
BEST
140Hz
Display Brightness 400 Cd/m²
BEST
Supported Video Mode
1080p 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
1080p 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Display Diagonal (metric) 139cm
BEST
125cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Speech Standard
Custom Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
Speech Standard
Custom Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Facebook Twitter
Skype
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Skype
Facebook Twitter
Skype
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Skype
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Sound Enhancement Technology Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 87W
BEST
93W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Power Consumption (average) 87W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 121kWh
BEST
129kWh
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 226W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Network Streaming Service
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
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
MP4 WAV
WMA WMV
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
 AAC++
FLAC MP3
MP4 WAV
WMA WMV
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
 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
Google Application
YouTube
 YouTube
YouTube
 YouTube
Social Network Service
Twitter Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Twitter Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Smart Modes
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Movie Dynamic
Natural Game
Sports
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Sports
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Movie Dynamic
Natural Game
Sports
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Sports
Number of OSD Languages 27 27
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Thickness 68mm 63.2mm
BEST
Weight 17kg 13.4kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 19kg 14.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 235mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand) 770mm 706.4mm
Width (with Stand) 1,244mm 1,128.9mm
BEST
Height 721mm 654.4mm
Width 1,244mm 1,128.9mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
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
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 3
BEST
HDMI Port 2 4
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-55DS500E Samsung UE50JU6800
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 18.9kg
Package Height 808mm 748mm
BEST
Package Width 1,610mm 1,362mm
BEST

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