Panasonic televisions produce some of the sharpest sound and picture quality on the market. Recognised for producing TVs with a lost lasting lifespan, a television from Panasonic is sure to keep you entertained for quite some time.
Founded in 1946, Sony is a relatively young brand when it comes to technology. Despite this they are one of the most well-known and recognised brands in the world. They are responsible for many technological mainstays through the years, including the PlayStation series, the Walkman and Blu-ray. You can get your hands on a Sony TV from Argos.
Both Sony and Panasonic manufacture so many TVs that it is tricky to simply give a general overview of which brand might be better. Instead it would be better to look at individual televisions and production series from each manufacturer which are designed for similar purposes. Click here for a Panasonic TV from Argos.
Panasonic Smart Viera WT50 Series vs. Sony Bravia HX853 Series
The Panasonic comes with a Dual Core processor that helps make it one of the smartest televisions on the market. The processor means that many apps from Viera Connect can be run at the same time. The glass and metal design is a sight to behold, and the TV comes with wi-fi and high definition Freeview.
The Sony series combines a reasonable price (considering the brand and quality of the TV) with a visually impressive sleek and slim design. The series does offer 3D, but it is the 2D visuals that will impress the most. The HX853 series uses the X-Reality Pro processor which works very well, and the built in wi-fi really makes the Sony Entertainment Network worth while.
Panasonic Viera TC L47DT50 vs. Sony Bravia KDL-46HX729
Both televisions have great colour accuracy, but the Sony tops the Panasonic. The colours appear much more vivid on the Sony as a result. With a contrast ratio of 5123:1, the Sony TV gets much lighter whites and darker blacks than the Panasonic with its 1304:1 ratio. When it comes to the 3D, the Panasonic is a clear winner. Its viewing angle is an impressive 120°, whereas Sony’s viewing angle is only 34.5°. The 3D on the Sony TV is also known to induce headaches amongst more people.
In terms of size, there is barely any difference. The Sony screen is 47in and the Panasonic 46in. Both use an LED backlight display, and both can play video at 1080p. The Panasonic features an SD card slot and one more USB port compared to the Sony, however the Sony does have two extra analogue audio inputs.
Panasonic Viera TH-P55VT30 vs. Sony KDL-55HX925
The Viera TH-P55VT30 is Panasonic’s flagship Plasma television model, and it puts a strong emphasis on DLNA integration and Internet connectivity. The system makes streaming Internet content on the TV very simple and user-friendly. The set up works by providing different screens for you to store apps. Depending how you organise things, though, the interface can get a bit cluttered. The DLNA integration allows you to share and stream content wirelessly. When it comes to the 3D, Panasonic have focused more on the style and comfort rather than the effect.
The Sony KDL-55HX925 uses Sony’s processing engine, the X-Reality Pro. This means that picture quality in 3D movies, Blu-rays, DVDs and Internet content is optimised. The screen boasts Sony’s latest panel technology, which makes it far more scratch resistant. Sony’s Internet TV opens the television up to video content only available on the Internet, making it one of the system’s most sought after features. The KDL-55HX925 also features Sony’s music streaming service, Music Unlimited, which allows you to stream music directly to your TV. The 3D emitters on the television deliver much quicker response times, making the 3D on the TV some of the best around. Unlike with the Panasonic, however, some people can find the Sony 3D glasses a bit large and cumbersome.