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Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804

76points

Sony 40" KDL

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Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804 vs Sony 40" KDL

Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804
Sony 40" KDL

Why is Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804 better than Sony 40" KDL?

  • 4.13x higher pixel density
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    111.5ppivs27ppi
  • 4x higher resolution
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    3840 x 2160pxvs1920 x 1080px
  • Has an LED-backlit display
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  • Supports USB recording
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  • 41.4mm narrower
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    899mmvs940.4mm
  • 1 more USB ports
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    3vs2
  • 200g lighter
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    13.5kgvs13700g
  • Has an IPS screen
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Why is Sony 40" KDL better than Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804?

  • 1.27% bigger screen size
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    40"vs39.5"
  • 1 more HDMI ports
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    4vs3
  • 1W lower power consumption on operation
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    73W vs74W
  • 0.25W lower power consumption on standby
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    0.25W vs0.5W
  • Has a sleep timer
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  • 10W more audio output power
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    3 x 10Wvs2 x 10W
  • 6mm thinner
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    40mmvs46mm
  • Has time shift
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Design

1.supports a remote smartphone
Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804
Sony 40" KDL
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
2.width

899mm

940.4mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
4.weight

13.5kg

13.7kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The power consumption in standby mode, also called energy-saving mode, measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
6.thickness

46mm

40mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
7.has an external memory slot
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Sony 40" KDL
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
9.has a touch remote control
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Sony 40" KDL
This remote works with a touch screen technology.

Display

1.pixel density

111.5ppi

27ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

3840 x 2160px

1920 x 1080px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has an LED-backlit display
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Sony 40" KDL
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
5.has an IPS screen
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Sony 40" KDL
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
7.has an ambient light sensor
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Sony 40" KDL
An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.
8.has an HDR10-enabled display
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Sony 40" KDL
The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.
9.has micro or local dimming
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Sony 40" KDL
Local dimming is when sections of the LED array are turned off or dimmed to help produce the deep blacks and higher contrasts.

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
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Sony 40" KDL
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
4.is DLNA-certified
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Sony 40" KDL
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
5.supports common interface
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Sony 40" KDL
This is a technology which allows separation of the TV screen and the decoder. It is used for pay-to-view TV (like Apple TV).
The more composite ports a device has, the more devices can be simultaneously connected, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
7.Has Bluetooth
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Sony 40" KDL
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
The number of SCART ports determines how many devices can be connected simultaneously, for instance video game consoles and set-top-boxes.
The more component ports a device has, the more devices can be simultaneously connected, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Audio

1.supports Dolby Digital
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Sony 40" KDL
If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.
2.has stereo speakers
Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804
Sony 40" KDL
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
3.audio output power

2 x 10W

3 x 10W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
4.supports Dolby Digital Plus
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Sony 40" KDL
If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for a much better sound quality.
5.has auto volume
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Sony 40" KDL
This technology adjusts the volume of the device according with what the video player needs.
6.supports Digital Out
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Sony 40" KDL
Devices that support Digital Out can deliver sound through optic fiber audio cables (like TOSLINK) or coaxial audio cables, which can transmit high-resolution audio at fast speeds.

Features

1.supports USB recording
Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804
Sony 40" KDL
USB recording is the capacity of the device to record content into plugged in USB devices.
2.has a sleep timer
Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804
Sony 40" KDL
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
3.has time shift
Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804
Sony 40" KDL
This function allows the user to record and program a file to a storage medium (dvd player or usb) to be viewed or listened at a more convenient time.
4.has a search browser
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Sony 40" KDL
With a search browser app, you can surf the internet from your device.
5.has a child lock
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Sony 40" KDL
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
6.has voice commands
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Sony 40" KDL
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804
Sony 40" KDL
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
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Sony 40" KDL
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.Has Skype app
Panasonic Viera TX-40CXW804
Sony 40" KDL
A TV set with the Skype app allows connecting with other people from your device.

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