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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX500

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX500
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Panasonic TC-P50S60

Panasonic TC-P50S60
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Price $554 at 1 store $549 at 1 store
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date February 29, 2012 March 01, 2013 April 05, 2010 April 04, 2013 December 21, 2012
The Bottom Line The Sony KDL-EX500 LCD TV incorporates respectable image quality with essential features at a wallet-friendly price. Beyond its "dumb" feature set and lack of inputs, the Samsung UNF5000 LED LCD offers plenty of TV for the money. The Panasonic TC-PS60 plasma TV's low price, high-end picture quality, and bare-bones Smarts make it one of the best values we've ever seen.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
PC interface VGA (HD-15)
Info unavailable VGA (HD-15)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Comb filter 3D
3D digital
3D digital
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Internet streaming services Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Panasonic Online Movies
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
CinemaNow
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Widescreen modes Wide Zoom
Full
Normal
Conventional 4:3
Zoom
Auto Wide
Wide Zoom
Full
Normal
Conventional 4:3
Zoom
Auto Wide
Wide Zoom
Full
Normal
Conventional 4:3
Zoom
Auto Wide
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Addtional features Alternate Audio
SteadySound auto volume
Invisible speakers
On-screen menu
Picture frame mode
MPEG Noise Reduction
Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE)
Parental control
Digital Noise Reduction (DNR)
Channel labeling
Game mode
Bravia Sync
Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE)
Digital Noise Reduction (DNR)
Live Colour
3:2 pull down compensation
Alternate Audio
SteadySound auto volume
Invisible Speaker System
Sound Booster
Invisible Speaker System
Clear Voice technology
Slim frame design
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
DTS Studio Sound
Dolby Digital Plus/Pulse
DTS Premium Sound
ConnectShare Movie
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Auto Volume Leveler (AVL)
Game mode
Swipe & Share 2.0
App (iOS/Android) for smartphone or tablet
VIERA Link
DLNA
Narrow Bezel
Panasonic eHelp
Contrast auto tracking system (CATS)
Eco Mode
Mercury Free
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
LED backlight type Info unavailable Direct-lit
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Total output power 12 Watt
16 Watt
20 Watt
20 Watt
20 Watt
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Image aspect ratio 16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
Refresh rate Info unavailable Info unavailable 120Hz
Info unavailable Info unavailable
HDMI ports qty 2
2
4
2
2
Diagonal size 40 in
40 in
40 in
40 in
50 in
LCD backlight technology CCFL-backlit LCD
LED backlight technology
Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
LED backlight technology
Info unavailable
Technology TFT active matrix
Info unavailable TFT active matrix
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Supported DTV resolutions 480/60i
1080/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
480/60p
1080/24p
480/60i
1080/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
480/60p
1080/24p
480/60i
1080/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
480/60p
1080/24p
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 6 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 8 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
Dynamic contrast ratio Info unavailable Info unavailable 150000:1
Info unavailable Info unavailable
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
Connectivity protocols Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
ENERGY STAR version Info unavailable 6.0
Info unavailable 6.0
Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 38.6 in x 3.7 in x 23.7 in - Without stand
36.3 in x 7.1 in x 22.3 in - With stand
39.1 in x 3.9 in x 23.6 in - Without stand
36.5 in x 9.3 in x 24.1 in - With stand
46.1 in x 11.6 in x 29.6 in - With stand
Widescreen Widescreen
Info unavailable Widescreen
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 28.2 lbs
16.3 lbs
31.3 lbs
20.1 lbs
52.9 lbs
Input/Output connections 1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
1 x Audio line-out - Side
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Rear
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear
1 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
1 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
1 x Audio line-out - Rear
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
1 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
3 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Side
1 x Audio line-out (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
2 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono) - Side
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Rear
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear
2 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
2 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono) - Rear
2 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
1 x Audio line-out (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
2 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x Composite video / component video / audio input (RCA phono x 5) - Rear
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Rear
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
HDCP compatible Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Digital TV tuner ATSC
QAM
ATSC
QAM
ATSC
QAM
ATSC
QAM
ATSC
QAM
Supported computer resolutions 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1360 x 768
1920 x 1080
1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1024 x 768 (XGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Sound output mode Stereo
Info unavailable Stereo
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Surround mode Yes
Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound effects Bass Boost
Info unavailable Info unavailable DTS Premium Sound
DTS Studio Sound
V-AUDIO Surround Sound
3D technology No
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product type LCD TV
LED-LCD
LCD TV
LED-LCD
Plasma
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