Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Panasonic TX-40CS520
Panasonic TX-40DS400
Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500. That's 8kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (59kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

0.1W lower power consumption when switched off Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a power consumption when switched off of 0.2W (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS500), but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV (0.1W higher).
41mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 47mm thick TV (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS500), whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (41mm 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+" and the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+".
3 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500. That's 300Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (400Hz). 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.

32% lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a weight of 8kg. That's 2.5kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (10.5kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+" and the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+".
10 Reasons For
75% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400. That's 300Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (400Hz). 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.

14% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40CS520. That's 8kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (59kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

0.1W lower power consumption when switched off Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a power consumption when switched off of 0.2W (as does the Panasonic TX-40CS520), however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV (0.1W higher).
41mm thinner Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 47mm thick (as does the Panasonic TX-40CS520), but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (41mm 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.

£1 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £1 less than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and costs £20 less than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Available from 29 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
13% cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 only costs £68.52 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £78.74 to run (15% more). Read more
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1689 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 7864 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 4897.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+" and the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+".
User reviews are slightly better
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user review score of 88%, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an average rating of 87% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
3x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (400Hz). 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.

24% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a weight of 10.5kg, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500. That's 2.5kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (10.5kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£1 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £1.
Not as many stockists
Only 13 retailers sells the Panasonic TX-40CS520, however 39 stores sell the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by one year and older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by 14 months.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 7864 by sales volume, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 4897 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1689.
9 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 8kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (59kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

A lot higher power consumption when switched off Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a power consumption when switched off of 0.3W, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 are both 0.2W power consumption when switched off TVs (0.1W lower).
A lot thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 are both 47mm thick TVs (41mm 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.

£20 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 by £19 and more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £20.
Not as many stockists
Only 10 stores sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however 13 shops sell the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and 39 shops sell the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Two months older
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by two months.
15% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 are £78.74 which is £10.22 more than the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 4897 by sales volume, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1689.
A bit Lower user review Score
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an average user rating of 87%, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 12 reviews).
1 Reason Against
2.5kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 10.5kg heavy TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40CS520. That's 2.5kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (10.5kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

22 months Ago 9 months Ago 7 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 377.74
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 68.52
Purchase price £ 279.00
Total cost of ownership £ 347.52
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal
100cm 100cm 100cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Home Screen

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1 1
SCART Port
1 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 2 2
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Custom
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Custom
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Custom
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
OSD Language
26 27
BEST
27
BEST
Picture and Text Management
 Picture and text management
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
54W 48W 42W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W
BEST
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
 A+
Average Power Consumption
42W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
67kWh 59kWh
BEST
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.2W
BEST
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
54W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
DLNA Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
88mm 47mm
BEST
Weight
10.5kg 8kg
BEST
10.5kg
Package Weight
16kg 11kg
BEST
15kg
Weight (with Stand)
12.5kg 8.5kg
BEST
12.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
230mm
BEST
238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
569mm 567mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm 902mm
BEST
904mm
Height
518mm
BEST
522mm 518mm
BEST
Width
904mm 902mm
BEST
904mm
Packaging Height
647mm
BEST
662mm 647mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,302mm 983mm
BEST
1,302mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
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