Panasonic TX-65CX802 vs Sony KD-65X8509
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Panasonic TX-65CX802vsSony KD-65X8509

Panasonic TX-65CX802

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 4K 61mm thick TV
88
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good
65" 4K No 61mm Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 61mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Sony KD-65X8509

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 4K 78mm thick TV, with average running costs and a giant 65" display diagonal
80
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
65" 4K No 78mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 78mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-65CX802

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 4K 61mm thick TV
88
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good
65" 4K No 61mm Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 61mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Sony KD-65X8509

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 4K 78mm thick TV, with average running costs and a giant 65" display diagonal
80
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
65" 4K No 78mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 78mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A

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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
4 Reasons For
38% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-65CX802 is a 1,600Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz faster than the Sony KD-65X8509 (1,000Hz).

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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A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
The Panasonic TX-65CX802 has an RMS rated power of 40W, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (20W 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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17mm Thinner
The Panasonic TX-65CX802 is a 61mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 is a 78mm thick TV (17mm 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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Better for Watching Films
The Panasonic TX-65CX802 is better for watching films than the Sony KD-65X8509.
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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2 Reasons For
2° Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Sony KD-65X8509 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Panasonic TX-65CX802 is only a 176° horizontal viewing angle TV (2° narrower).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the TV screen can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the TV can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the TV to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Better Brand
Sony TVs have an average rating of 69.3%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
No awards found
1 Award
flatpanelshd.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
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Average User Rating

Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
No reviews found

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-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
34 months old Best 35 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-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
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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.
Sony KD-65X8509
Sony
KD-65X8509
24 trees 0.92 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Display Diagonal 65" 65"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 1,600Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 1,600Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176° 178°
BEST
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 164cm 164cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle 176° 178°
BEST
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Subwoofer RMS Power 20W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power 40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Standard Music
Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Design Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 72%
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) Unknown - Click to provide data 149W
Power Consumption (standby) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 207kWh
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 288W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Compatible Memory Cards
SD
 SD
SD
 SD
Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB AVCHD
M4V TS
AVC 3GPP
VRO H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB AVCHD
M4V TS
AVC 3GPP
VRO H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
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 1,500 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Smart Modes
Cinema Game
Dynamic Custom
Graphics Vivid
Standard Sports
Photo Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Cinema Game
Dynamic Custom
Graphics Vivid
Standard Sports
Photo Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Thickness 61mm
BEST
78mm
Weight 27kg 24.1kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 34kg 25.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 318mm 265mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 886mm 892mm
Width (with Stand) 1,456mm 1,453mm
BEST
Height 842mm 844mm
Width 1,456mm 1,453mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
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
Composite Video in 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
Composite Video Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-65CX802 Sony KD-65X8509
Package Weight 42kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 940mm
BEST
943mm
Package Depth 220mm
BEST
224mm
Package Width 1,901mm 1,553mm
BEST

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