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24" 100Hz Flat Mar 2015
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23 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this TV rated it as 85 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Some Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 was good quality. F. Patel wrote on Amazon in October last year “Picture quality, I'll agree with a number of posters that the picture quality for terrestrial TV isn't as good as it could be”. F. Patel also mentioned “However I must admit that my previous TV does produce a much better picture quality”. F. Patel also wrote “The picture quality is absolutely fantastic”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Panasonic TX-24CS500 owners reckoned that the product had good picture quality. Pj Rankine wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is superb with natural flesh tones” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Some people considered that it had good colour saturation. R. Wallace said in their review of this TV “I’ ve always been a fan of Panasonic preferring their natural colours to similar priced Samsung, Pioneer alternatives”. Zuzana Kubatova said last year “Quick delivery, super easy set up, perfect crisp picture with natural colours” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Easy to Use

Several customers who bought the Panasonic TX-24CS500 concluded that it was easy to setup. Ian Shine wrote in his review on Amazon “The TV is easy to set up - both physically”. Lilly Penhaligon wrote on Amazon “Found these easy to set up and use” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Lilly Penhaligon also said “Have found that easy to set up and access”.

A number of Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good experience. Lilly Penhaligon wrote in her review of this TV “The greens etc really makes for a wonderful viewing experience”. Lilly Penhaligon also mentioned “Seems to very much enjoy the experience as he's hardly come off it since”.

Some customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to use. Lilly Penhaligon said last year “Superb TV, easy to use and fabulous picture quality”. Pj Rankine gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Once loaded it is intuitive and easy to use with a multitude of user definable options to choose from” in their review.

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 had a good interface. One Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic TX-24CS500 considered that it was easy to assemble. Heidi Flack wrote “Easy to put together and great picture- love it!” in her Panasonic TX-24CS500 review.

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Good Connectivity

Some Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. F. Patel mentioned “At the back there are only 2 HDMI slots, 1 Scart socket (Really?) An aerial socket”. Ian Shine wrote in his review “The only area where my old Panasonic comes out on top is for HDMI cables, as that had four, while this has only two” . Pj Rankine gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Sky pictures via HDMI were also crisp, sharp” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had network functionality. Pj Rankine gave the Panasonic TX-24CS500 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Connection to the internet was very easy with the set finding my home network quickly”.

One person said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 was wifi compatible. F. Patel said on Amazon “As the TV is WiFi equipped, you already have apps for BBC i_Player”.

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Good Size

A number of customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was thin. Last year Ian Shine wrote in his review on Amazon “It has discreet, narrow edges and a subtle stand that blends into the rest of the TV (unlike the large four-legged silver base of my old Samsung”. In the same month Lilly Penhaligon said “I think this is due to the relatively slim/narrow bezel around the screen which to me, makes it seem like the screen itself is bigger than the 40" it is” and rated the product 5 stars. Lilly Penhaligon also wrote “If I were to repurchase this, I would go for the bigger screen size now I know how slim and attractive the actual unit is”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. Pj Rankine wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-24CS500 “Panasonic appear to have made an effort with the speakers on this set as despite the thinness of the case the sound is clear and has depth” .

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Pj Rankine mentioned in their review of this TV “The remote is light and easy to handle with all the controls being in the positions that any Panasonic owner would expect” .

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Good Sound Quality

Seven Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. In October last year Amazon Customer gave the product a very good review and mentioned “The tv is the best i bought and the picture and sound are great can not fault it”. Derek Verrall said “Very pleased also sound is alot better than expected for a flat tv” in his review of the Panasonic TX-24CS500 and scored the product 5 stars. R. Wallace mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-24CS500 on Amazon “Now this is never going to replace a sound bar or more advanced audio and I found the surround sound option to be mediocre.”.

Very Low Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the TX-24CS500 is one of the cheapest to run TVs of this age and spec that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-24CS500 is only £29.

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Good Smart TV Features

Two customers said that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 was good for watching TV catchup services. Lilly Penhaligon wrote on Amazon “Another thing I have noticed is that 4OD looks much much crisper on this TV than our previous one which was always murky” in her review of the Panasonic TX-24CS500. Lilly Penhaligon also wrote “We mostly watch Netflix and 4OD and found these easy to set up”.

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Pj Rankine scored it 4 stars and said on Amazon “The HD image is crisp and sharp straight even from a Freeview aerial.I liked the ability to select which screen format the TV starts up with”.

One person concluded that it had great smart functions. One person considered that it was good for watching YouTube on. Lilly Penhaligon rated this TV 5 stars and she said on Amazon “We have also used YouTube (although I prefer seeing those videos on a smaller device like an Ipad)”.

One customer who purchased the Panasonic TX-24CS500 thought it had good apps.

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Reasonably Priced

Four Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. F. Patel wrote “Fantastic value for the price” . F. Patel also mentioned “For the price this is a fantastic TV, yet for me”. Ian Shine mentioned “Panasonic are the kings of affordable Smart TVs”.

Nice Design

A number of Panasonic TX-24CS500 owners agreed that it was good looking. In October last year Pj Rankine mentioned “First off this is a very good looking TV”. R. Wallace mentioned on Amazon “Although made of plastic has a brushed metal appearance set against a black frame” in their review.

One person who reviewed the Panasonic TX-24CS500 wrote that it was ergonomic. In October last year R. Wallace said “Was able to assemble the TV by myself within minutes (thanks to Panasonic for a very ergonomic & used friendly stand mechanism”.

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was aesthetic. Mr. K. W. O'keeffe said “Plus points are the well implemented Smart features, media player & all round aesthetically pleasing design” nonetheless they only rated the Panasonic TX-24CS500 1 stars.

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner said in their reviews that the product was neat. Lilly Penhaligon said “It also fits really neatly and unobtrusively into a small living room”.

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Good High Def TV

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Chris Hall wrote “A superb LED HD TV packed with functions”. In October last year Lilly Penhaligon said on Amazon “For example, both TVs are HD quality” in her Panasonic TX-24CS500 review and rated it as very good. Mr. K. W. O'keeffe wrote “The engine within the TV itself produces terrible posterization/false contouring, noticeable even on HD content” in their Panasonic TX-24CS500 review.

Nice Stand

A few customers who reviewed it thought it had a good stand. In October last year R. Wallace said on Amazon “The stand is good enough though”.

Good Remote Control

Some Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers considered that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 had a good remote control. R. Wallace scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “In all cases the response form the remote was very good” in their review of this TV.

Robust

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner who purchased it considered that it was well made. F. Patel gave the product a very good rating and wrote on Amazon in October last year “Setting up was quick, most impressed with the stand which whilst solid was child's play to set up”.

Good for Wall Mounting

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner considered that the product was good for wall mounting. Last year R. Wallace scored it very highly and said in their review “Looks as if it has been designed for wall mounting”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Panasonic is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its small screen size televisions.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other small screen size televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-24CS500 which do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 24MT57[plb_2879389_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung HG28ED690[plb_2846832_price].

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-24CS500 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 200Hz. At 100 hertz, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a quite fast refresh rate compared to most of the other small screen size televisions that were released one year ago.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-24CS500 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions of a comparable age and spec to the TX-24CS500. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The TX-24CS500 has a greater number of audio formats than most small screen size televisions that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by small screen size televisions that came out more than a year ago. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

Across all the televisions of a similar age and type to the TX-24CS500 the power consumptions in power save mode range from 0.25W to 22W. At only 0.25 Watts, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a fairly low power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other small screen size televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-24CS500.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of small screen size televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-24CS500 range from 1kWh to 51kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 33kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 24 kilowatt hours, the TX-24CS500 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst televisions of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A number of Panasonic TX-24CS500 owners reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. F. Patel wrote in their review “Not impressed with the TV guide” yet they still gave the Panasonic TX-24CS500 a score of 5 stars. Pj Rankine wrote “The programme guide is quite slow to load”.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Philips 22HFL2819[plb_3226404_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other small screen size televisions that came out around the same time as the TX-24CS500, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 does not support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-24CS500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-24CS500 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-24CS500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

With a weight of 4.5 kilograms, the TX-24CS500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-24CS500. The weights of small screen size televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-24CS500 range from 1.9kg to 8.4kg, and the average weight is 3.6kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-24CS500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this small screen size TV was released.

Average Thickness

The TX-24CS500 has a relatively typical thickness (59 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-24CS500.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Philips 24PHH5210[plb_2793697_price] (37mm), or the Haier LE24B8000[plb_2814033_price] (40mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Mr. K. W. O'keeffe
(Verified Purchase)

Plus points are the well implemented Smart features, media player & all round aesthetically pleasing design. Unfortunately, the engine within the TV itself produces terrible posterization/false... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Heidi Flack
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to put together and great picture- love it!

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by F. Patel
(Verified Purchase)

So for no reason other than the need to upgrade my 3 year old TV (Panasonic Viera TX-L37E5B) I purchased this TV. Delivery was swift and took 2 days. Setting up was quick, most impressed with the... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Mr N Mccann
(Verified Purchase)

Television works well. net access is pretty awful.

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Zuzana Kubatova
(Verified Purchase)

Quick delivery, super easy set up, perfect crisp picture with natural colours, and the sound is great. Looks amazing in my living room, slim and lightweight.

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Sirmartinfrobisher
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted a smart TV, I opted for Panasonic, it's great. Screen information is much better than my old set.

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Richard
(Verified Purchase)

Picture quality is disappointing for 2015.....looks like 2005 resolution.

Reviewed 8 June 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

The tv is the best i bought and the picture and sound are great can not fault it.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Mr. M. F. H. Perks
(Verified Purchase)

Very pkeased.

Reviewed 3 June 2015 by Lilly Penhaligon

Wow I wasn't sure what to expect with this TV but it has really impressed both my husband and I with its functionality, design and picture quality. This TV was on trial to replace a Samsung of the... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £27.24
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx24cs500, TX24CS500B, tx24cs500e, TX-24CS500B, panasonic 100, panasonic 1080, panasonic 100h, panasonic 1080p, panasonic 100hz, summer tx24cs500, panasonic n132351, panasonic 24cs500, summer tx24cs500b, quality tx24cs500, panasonic n132351w, panasonic 24cs500b, quality tx24cs500b, panasonic tx24cs500, panasonic tx24cs500b, panasonictv tx24cs500, panasonictv tx24cs500b
Barcodes 05025232811885, 05025232812431

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