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Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700

Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Panasonic TX-50CX700

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Cheaper to run by $11.31
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 only costs $107.97 to run over five years however the Panasonic TX-50CX700 costs $119.28 to run (10% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is "A".
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an average expert review score of 90%, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 3D TV, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D. Read more

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. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (800Hz). Read more

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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

A little thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a depth of 46mm, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV (1mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is. Read more

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. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Three times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (800Hz). Read more

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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

1mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a depth of 47mm, however the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 46mm thick TV (1mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the 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.

2 Reasons Against
10% higher running costs over five years
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 costs $119.28 to run which is $11.31 more to run than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 over five years. Show assumptions.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 90% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 105.58
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.39
Total running cost $ 107.97
Electricity cost - switched on $ 116.89
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.39
Total running cost $ 119.28

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
50" 50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 800Hz
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Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
126cm 126cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° 176°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 176°

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Operating System Version
Firefox OS Firefox O/S

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
84W
BEST
93W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
126kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
1,000 pages 1,500 pages
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Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm 46mm
BEST
Weight
17kg 16.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
23kg 21kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
18.5kg 17.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
242mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm
BEST
695mm
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm 1,121mm
BEST
Height
652mm 650mm
Width
1,126mm 1,121mm
Package Height
743mm
BEST
768mm
Package Width
1,518mm 1,143mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Port
3 3
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 1
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