Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500 vs Panasonic TX-40DX600

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Panasonic TX-40DS400
Panasonic TX-40DS500
Panasonic TX-40DX600

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
4kg lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS400 is 8kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (2.5kg heavier) and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 12kg heavy TV (4kg heavier). 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.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a rating of "A+" and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a rating of "B".
8 Reasons For
Hugely lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an annual energy consumption of 59kWh, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh higher) and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 95kWh annual energy consumption TV (36kWh higher). 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.

2x lower power consumption when switched off Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 0.2W power consumption when switched off TV. That's 0.1W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (0.5W) and 0.3W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (0.5W).
Thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 47mm thick TV. That's 41mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (49mm) and 2mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (49mm). 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.

Cheaper by £20
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £279.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £299.00 and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is £357.00.
£43.48 cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS500 only costs £68.52 to run whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £78.74 to run (15% more) and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 costs £112.00 to run (63% more). Read more
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1689 by number of sales, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 4897 and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 ranks No. 2858.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+" and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a rating of "B".
Moderately better user reviews
Based on 12 user reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 88%, but the average rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is 87% (based on 6 reviews) and the average rating of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is 78% (based on 12 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has three HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-40DS500 only has two HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Available from 37 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS500), however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (400Hz faster). 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a two HDMI port TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX600 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

8kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an annual energy consumption of 67kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh lower) and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 95kWh annual energy consumption TV (28kWh higher). 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.

34% higher power consumption when switched off Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV. That's 0.1W higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (0.5W) and 0.2W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (0.5W).
47% thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a thickness of 88mm. That's 41mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (49mm) and 39mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (49mm). 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.

More expensive by £20
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £20 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is only stocked by 10 sellers, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is stocked by 39 retailers and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is stocked by 47 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is two months older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500. The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is the same age as the Panasonic TX-40DX600.
Higher running costs over five years by £10.22
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £78.74 to run which is £10.22 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4897 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1689 and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 ranks No. 2858.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 88% (based on 12 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
400Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (400Hz faster). 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is two, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400, but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

24% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a weight of 10.5kg, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 8kg heavy TV (2.5kg lighter) and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 12kg heavy TV (1.5kg heavier). 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.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is only stocked by 39 stores, however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is stocked by 47 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
10 Reasons Against
38% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 95kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 28kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (95kWh) and 36kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (95kWh). 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.

Vastly higher power consumption when switched off Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a power consumption when switched off of 0.5W, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV (0.2W lower) and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 0.2W power consumption when switched off TV (0.3W lower).
A little thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-40DX600 is 49mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (39mm thicker) and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 47mm thick TV (2mm 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.

34% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 12kg heavy TV. That's 4kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (12kg) and 1.5kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (12kg). 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.

£78 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by £58 and more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £78.
Two months older
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by two months. The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is the same age as the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
63% higher running costs over five years
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 costs £112.00 to run which is £33.26 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and £43.48 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 ranks No. 2858 by sales volume, however the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1689.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+" and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a rating of "A+".
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Panasonic TX-40DX600's average user rating is only 78%, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400's is 87% (based on 6 reviews) and the Panasonic TX-40DS500's is 88% (based on 12 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

9 months Ago 7 months Ago 9 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

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
Electricity cost - switched on £ 108.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 112.00
Purchase price £ 357.00
Total cost of ownership £ 469.00
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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.
0.56T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 40" 40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 400Hz 800Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal
100cm 100cm 100cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
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
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Home Screen
 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
Sound Mode
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1 1
SCART Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1 1
HDMI Port
2 2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
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
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
OSD Language
27 27 27
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
 Hotel mode

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 PS
 H.265
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
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
48W 42W
BEST
68W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh 59kWh
BEST
95kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
0.5W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50

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
88mm 47mm
BEST
49mm
Weight
8kg
BEST
10.5kg 12kg
Package Weight
11kg
BEST
15kg 17kg
Weight (with Stand)
8.5kg
BEST
12.5kg 14kg
Depth (with Stand)
238mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 364mm
Height (with Stand)
569mm 567mm
BEST
573mm
Width (with Stand)
902mm
BEST
904mm 904mm
Height
522mm 518mm 518mm
Width
902mm 904mm 904mm
Packaging Height
662mm 647mm
BEST
680mm
Packaging Width
983mm
BEST
1,302mm 1,345mm

Packaging Content

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