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24 Reasons For
Good User Reviews
On average, TX-32DS500 owners rated this television 88 out of 100.
Easy to Use
Some customers considered that the product was easy to setup. Ajn wrote a few weeks ago “Easy to set up” in their Panasonic TX-32DS500 review. One person wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good interface. In October Timbertwig said in their review on Amazon “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options”.
One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.
Good Smart TV
Several Panasonic TX-32DS500 owners who reviewed the Panasonic TX-32DS500 reckoned that it had good apps. A few weeks ago Mr. William Oxley scored the product very highly and he wrote in his review on Amazon “There are numerous apps pre-loaded including BBC iPlayer”.
One person who bought the Panasonic TX-32DS500 considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services.
A few Panasonic TX-32DS500 reviewers thought the product was good value for money. In October Stan mentioned “If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars”.
A number of customers who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. Avid British Reader gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Its super lightweight ( a 1/3rd of the weight of our”.
Good High Def TV
Several customers who bought this TV considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV.
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Several Panasonic TX-32DS500 reviewers thought the Panasonic TX-32DS500 was wifi compatible. N. Wilcock gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote a few weeks ago “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS”. Stan said on Amazon “Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person who reviewed it wrote that it was quiet. Avid British Reader mentioned in their review “What was once the quiet room will now be Football 2016 room” and rated it as excellent.
Good Product Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Ajn wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge” in their review.
Good Picture Quality
One customer who reviewed the Panasonic TX-32DS500 mentioned that it had good picture quality.
Good Technical Features
One customer who reviewed it thought it had good features. A few weeks ago N. Wilcock gave the Panasonic TX-32DS500 a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price” in their review of this TV.
One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good stand.
Good Standard Def TV
One Panasonic TX-32DS500 owner who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. In October this year B Mort mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 on Amazon “SD programs are ok” and scored this TV 80 out of 100.
One Panasonic TX-32DS500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was reliable. Avid British Reader wrote “Run our films through conventional means and a trusty old pioneer DVD player is sitting besides it” and scored it very highly.
Price Drop of £50.09
The price of the TX-32DS500 has dropped by £50.09 in the last 41 days.
Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews
Panasonic is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.
Has a WiFi Connection
The TX-32DS500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic TX-40DS500[plb_3391778_price], or the Sharp CFE6241K[plb_3753127_price] which is cheaper.
Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to consider include the LG 32LH570B[plb_3817380_price].
Supports Smart TV Features
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other recently released televisions which do not support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the Panasonic TX-40DS500[plb_3391778_price], or the Sharp CFE6241K[plb_3753127_price] which is cheaper.
We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the LG 32LH570B[plb_3817380_price] is also worth considering.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of latest mid-size TVs is 5W and the highest is 40W. The Panasonic TX-32DS500 has a fairly high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-32DS500.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the TX-32DS500 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-32DS500. The average motion interpolation frequency of latest mid-size TVs is 220Hz.
Supports Five Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the TX-32DS500 is more than most recently released mid-size TVs. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-32DS500. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Across all the new comparable spec televisions the weights range from 1kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. At only 5.5 kilograms, the TX-32DS500 is fairly light compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the TX-32DS500.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of only 44 kilowatt hours, the TX-32DS500 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to the TX-32DS500. The lowest annual energy consumption of latest TVs is 37kWh and the highest is 200kWh.
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One Panasonic TX-32DS500 reviewer reckoned that the Panasonic TX-32DS500 was not good looking.
Not 3D Compatible
Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-32DS500 are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The TX-32DS500 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by new televisions.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other new similar spec televisions, the TX-32DS500 does not feature OLED technology.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-32DS500 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the TX-32DS500 which has one USB 2.0 port.
2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-32DS500
Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when Panasonic released the TX-32DS500.
With a thickness of 69 millimeters, the TX-32DS500 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other recently released mid-size TVs.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE32K4100[plb_3319529_price] (78mm and cheaper).
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