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Panasonic TX-40CSW524
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Panasonic TX-40CSW524

40" 100Hz Flat Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate Screen Shape Release Date
A+
£156.65 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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11 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This TV received a score of 84% from expert review website Chip.de. TV experts think this mid-size TV is one of the better TVs that came out more than a year ago.

Panasonic Has Good Television Reviews

Panasonic has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40CSW524, the TX-40CSW524 supports smart TV features.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-40CSW524 is 50Hz, the fastest is 800Hz, and the average refresh rate is 110Hz. With a refresh rate of 100 hertz, the TX-40CSW524 has one of the faster refresh rates amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

If this Panasonic TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE40ES6300 (200Hz) which is also higher rated.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

The average power consumption when switched off of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-40CSW524 is 0.31W. The TX-40CSW524 has a fairly low power consumption when switched off (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of televisions of a comparable type and age to the TX-40CSW524 range from 5W to 1,000W. The Panasonic TX-40CSW524 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-40CSW524.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The Panasonic TX-40CSW524 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-40CSW524. 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 number of audio formats supported by the TX-40CSW524 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Two Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the TX-40CSW524 is more than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema and Dynamic are also found on this Panasonic television.

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 47 millimeters, the TX-40CSW524 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst televisions of this age. TVs of this age and spec have thicknesses of between 7mm and 100mm.

Alternative 47mm thick televisions currently available that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-40CS630 which has better reviews.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the LG 49LF540 (£319.00) (39.9mm), or the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (£280.00) (47mm).

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40CSW524, the TX-40CSW524 does not have a WiFi connection.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic TX-40CSW524 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-40CS630, or the Samsung UE40ES6300 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Panasonic TX-40CSW524 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The TX-40CSW524 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of a comparable age and spec to the TX-40CSW524.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-40CSW524 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40CSW524 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The weights of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-40CSW524 range from 3.6kg to 18kg, and the average weight is 8kg. With a weight of 10.5 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-40CSW524 is one of the heavier mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-40CSW524 amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.

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Running Costs Are High

The energy efficiency rating of this Panasonic TV is A+, however the TX-40CSW524 is in the most expensive 2% of all 344 TVs of a similar age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the TX-40CSW524 will cost £157 over 5 years to run.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40CSW524

Released Over a Year Ago

This mid-size TV has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a similar type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Picture and Text Management
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Ambient Light Sensor
Stored Teletext Page
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 October 2015

Der Panasonic TX-50CSW524 besticht im Test mit hoher HD-Bild-Qualität und sehr niedrigen Verbrauchswerten. Sound und Bedienbarkeit stimmen, lediglich bei der Ausstattung schwächelt das Gerät...

Sehr niedriger Verbrauch
Gute Bildqualitt
Keine 3DTechnologie
Fehlende USBAnschlsse

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £155.43
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £156.65
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Energy Rating
0.78T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx40csw524, panasonic tx40csw524s
Barcodes 05025232812776, 05025232812806

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