Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Panasonic TX-40CS520
Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+".
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 user review, the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average rating of 88% (based on 12 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. 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.

£1 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £279.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is £280.00.
Available from 26 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1133 by sales volume in our TVs, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 6573.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Three times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz slower than 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.

£1 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £1.
Fewer sellers
Only 13 shops sells the Panasonic TX-40CS520, but 39 shops sell the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by 14 months.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 6573 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1133.
1 Reason Against
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 7 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
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
0.34T
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"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal
100cm 100cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

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

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
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
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ENG
OSD Language
26 27
BEST
Picture and Text Management
 Picture and text management
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
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
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

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

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm 47mm
Weight
10.5kg 10.5kg
Package Weight
16kg 15kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
12.5kg 12.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
230mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
567mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm 904mm
Height
518mm 518mm
Width
904mm 904mm
Packaging Height
647mm 647mm
Packaging Width
1,302mm 1,302mm

Packaging Content

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