Panasonic TX50CX680B


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Panasonic TX50CX680B

Panasonic TX-50CX680
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A fully featured and award winning 50" 4K TV, good for watching films
50" 4K No 47mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Panasonic TX-50CX680 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic TX-50CX680 number 168 in 50 inch TVs, number 200 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 430 in 4K TVs.
1 Review + 1 Award
Value for Money
2 Years Old
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%. This TV has received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Panasonic TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
The TX-50CX680 has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £110 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Thinner than average
Supports Wi-Fi
Delivers four times the picture resolution of a normal HD TV
Quick, intuitive access to just the content you want
Internet apps

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 391 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 674 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 667 in TVs for sport.
Watching Films
Very Good
Watching Sport
Playing Games
Very Good

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Panasonic TX-50CX680 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The writer at review website Trusted Reviews recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 90% from Trusted Reviews. The expert review sites think this Panasonic television is one of the better TVs.

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Panasonic Has Very Good TV Reviews

We checked 752 expert and owner reviews (including 759 verified purchases) for Panasonic televisions and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £699.00 it is more expensive than 62% of televisions.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the TX-50CX680 is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the TX-50CX680 will cost £110 over 5 years to run.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the TX-50CX680 in March 2015.




The TX-50CX680 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. Across all TVs the best resolution is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The Panasonic TX-50CX680's display diagonal of 50" is larger than 66% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The TX-50CX680 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The TX-50CX680 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

The average thickness of all televisions is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm. The TX-50CX680's thickness of only 47mm is in the thinnest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The TX-50CX680 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Voice Control

The TX-50CX680 features voice control, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The TX-50CX680 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. In addition, this television supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The resolution of all TVs ranges from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Features Local Dimming

The Panasonic TX-50CX680 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The TX-50CX680's high frequency rate of 200Hz is in the fastest 26% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the TX-50CX680 of only 176° is narrower than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the narrowest 21% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Televisions have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°.

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Supports Netflix

The TX-50CX680 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This Panasonic TV supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The TX-50CX680 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The TX-50CX680 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic tx50cx680e, panasonic tx50cx680b, samsung tx50cx680b


05025232811694, 05025232812158

Panasonic TX50CX680B

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