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7 Reasons For
Just Released Four Months Ago
This television has only been on the market for four months. Newer TVs like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.
Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
Based on 1,209 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its TVs. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its small TVs range compared to other manufacturers.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Panasonic TX-24DS500 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other small TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-24DS500 do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung HG24EE690 (£254.14) is also worth considering.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off
The average power consumption when switched off of small TVs that have been on the market for the last year is 0.32W, and the power consumptions when switched off range from 0.01W to 0.5W. With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.25 Watts, the TX-24DS500 has one of the lower power consumptions when switched off amongst televisions of this age.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-24DS500 is 150Hz. At 400 hertz, the TX-24DS500 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other newly released small TVs.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions that are a comparable age to it.
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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of only 24 kilowatt hours, the TX-24DS500 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst small TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of small TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-24DS500 is 19kWh, the highest is 48kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 35kWh.
8 Reasons Against
Only HD Ready HD Type
The highest display resolution of the TX-24DS500 is HD Ready. That's 56% less display resolution than a Full HD TV, which is the most common display resolution.
This TV's display resolution (HD Ready) is actually the worst display resolution across all small TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-24DS500.
Across comparable types of TV the best display resolution is Full HD.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other HD ready TVs currently available including the Dyon Sigma 24+ (£182.44), or the Lenco LED-2421 (£180.09) which is cheaper.
If you want a TV with a higher display resolution then you might also want to consider the 22 GFB 5620 (Full HD), or the 28 VLE 4500 (£253.20) (Full HD) both from Grundig or the Orion CLB24W485DS (£229.49) (Full HD).
Price Has Increased by £20.00
In the last 52 days the price of the TX-24DS500 has increased by £20.00.
Not Smart TV
Most latest small TVs are not Smart TV. The TX-24DS500 is no exception to this as it too is not Smart TV.
If you want a television that is Smart TV then you might want to look at the HG28EE470 (£209.10), or the HG24EE460 (£179.38) both from Samsung which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The TX-24DS500 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-24DS500, the Panasonic TX-24DS500 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most small TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-24DS500 do not feature OLED technology. The Panasonic TX-24DS500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Across all the small TVs that were launched in the last 12 months the weights range from 1.9kg to 5.9kg, and the average weight is 3.4kg. With a weight of 4.5 kilograms, the TX-24DS500 is one of the heavier comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-24DS500 amongst televisions of this age.
High Running Costs
Whilst this television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, the TX-24DS500 is one of the less economic to run latest TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the TX-24DS500 will cost £69 over 5 years to run.
1 Other reason to consider the Panasonic TX-24DS500
The Panasonic TX-24DS500 has a pretty standard thickness (59 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out in the last year.
Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Dyon Live 24 (£157.43) (66.1mm), or the Philips 24HFL2839 (£180.71) (61mm) which is also cheaper.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
1366 x 768
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
RMS Rated Power
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
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Electronic Programme Guide
Stored Teletext Page
VESA Mounting Interface
100 x 100
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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