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40" Active Apr 2015
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Bring the ultimate in high definition viewing to your living room with the stunning Panasonic VIERA TX-40CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 40"LED TV. Offering UHD resolution and Smart features, there More
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23 Reasons For

Good Sound Quality

A number of customers who bought it considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said “The picture quality is excellent, sound is a bit tinny, you will need a sound bar or surround system, if you only using external sources for content then fine.” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 nonetheless only gave it a rating of 2 stars. D. J. Quinn and wrote on Amazon “The speakers are pretty good for a budget flatscreen TV”. In August last year Difficult_guy said on Amazon “This tv does not have a terrible sound” however only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers agreed that this TVs was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “The picture quality is exceptional”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The picture quality is excellent, sound is a bit tinny, you will need a sound bar or surround system, if you only using external sources for content then fine.”. Last year Carol Chapman wrote on Amazon “For the price I think it deserves consideration if your primary interest is in a good quality picture” in his review and scored it 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Some Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers considered that it had good picture quality. In August last year Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and said in their review of this TVs “The picture quality is exceptional”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The picture quality is excellent, sound is a bit tinny, you will need a sound bar or surround system, if you only using external sources for content then fine.”. Difficult_guy mentioned in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review on Amazon “Picture Quality, This tv offers excellent picture quality through HD sources”.

Good High Def TV

A few customers agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. D. J. Quinn said on Amazon “I'm back on my old TV now and it looks great in comparison) External HD & online content looks better” in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review. D. J. Quinn also said “Say you're better off spending the same money on a better quality HD TV instead”. Difficult_guy said on Amazon “Picture Quality, This tv offers excellent picture quality through HD sources and Netflix HD” but despite that scored this TVs 1 stars.

Reasonably Priced

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review “The design is of cheap poor quality” but gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Arista gave this TVs a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Then its good deal louder” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400. D. J. Quinn wrote “No matter what you do to the picture settings broadcast television looks like a cheap Mexican soap opera” however only rated it 60 out of 100.

Several customers concluded that the Panasonic TX-40CX400 was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in August “Future proof is a joke, I'd advise anyone to stay clear of this, invest a little bit extra and get something better for your money” in their review. Ant Burke said on Amazon “TV is good value for money and the picture is very good” in their review. Arista wrote on Amazon “Its Great 4K LED 40" Great price” in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A few people mentioned that the product was cheap. D. J. Quinn mentioned in August last year “The speakers are pretty good for a budget flatscreen TV” yet only scored this TVs 60 out of 100. D. J. Quinn also wrote “Beyond the panel the TV is noticeably budget”. Mr. Pw Bate mentioned “Admittedly this is still inexpensive compared to most 4K TVs so I was still a bit worried I'd encounter similar problems” in their review of this TVs.

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Running Costs Are Very Low

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the TX-40CX400 is £101 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 435 televisions of a comparable age and type.

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Nice Design

Several Panasonic TX-40CX400 owners thought this TVs was good looking. In August last year D. J. Quinn mentioned “The speakers are pretty good for a budget flatscreen TV”. Kotko said in the same month “Colour accuracy and contrast are pretty ok though not perfect” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 but gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Last year Mr P Thompson wrote on Amazon “A nice looking TV” in his review of this TVs.

Some people thought it was a good design. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “The design is of cheap poor quality”. One Panasonic TX-40CX400 owner who bought this TVs mentioned that it was smooth. Kotko said “Motion is far from smooth and I've tried a number of sources, from playing movies on Apple TV, Chromecast, Bluray etc”.

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Good Smart TV Features

A number of people who reviewed the Panasonic TX-40CX400 agreed that it was good for watching on demand TV. In August last year D. J. Quinn said in their review “I can't say for sure whether this is a problem with Netflix or the TV.” yet scored the Panasonic TX-40CX400 3 stars. Dinesh Kunwar wrote on Amazon last year “It can be better if you add Apple TV, Jadoo tv box or android tv” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400. In August this year Lee Foster mentioned “It has a dedicated Netflix button on the remote” in his Panasonic TX-40CX400 review and rated it 80 out of 100.

One customer concluded that the Panasonic TX-40CX400 was good for watching TV catchup services. Tyke-Eng mentioned on Amazon “An amazing feature that I didnt expects is that you can fully control the Fire TV product via the TV remote! The BBC iPlayer is really good” in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review however despite that only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-40CX400 was good for watching YouTube on. One customer who bought this TVs wrote that it had great smart functions. B. King mentioned “App's interface is also terrible so had to buy an Amazon Fire TV for better smart features” in their review of this TVs.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers who purchased it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Difficult_guy mentioned on Amazon “It has improved 3D picture quality”. Difficult_guy also said “LG is much better software to handle 3d contents”. This month John55 scored it 99 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The simulated 3d is fantastic, i have never watched BTTF in 3d before”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who reviewed this TVs agreed that it was noisy. Arista said in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 “Then its good deal louder”.

Good Size

A number of people thought this TVs was thin. D. J. Quinn said on Amazon “The bezel is commendably thin and it's the cheapest 4K TV right now”. Difficult_guy wrote on Amazon “Design Its one of the latest slim line 4k LED/LCD tv with small bezel” in their review of this TVs.

One Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewer reckoned that the product was thick.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was wifi compatible. M. Dosa wrote last year “Straight out of the box i noticed loads of connectability which is great easy to set up, great wi fi connection, clear sound” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. In August this year Tyke-Eng said “I connected to WiFi and was incredibly simple”.

Easy to Use

Some Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Last year Jhancke said on Amazon “The only problem I'm having is setting up the av controls for my Xbox one to switch it on” and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100. M. Dosa mentioned on Amazon “Straight out of the box i noticed loads of connectability which is great easy to set up, great wi fi connection, clear sound”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Tyke-Eng wrote on Amazon this year “An amazing feature that I didnt expects is that you can fully control the Fire TV product via the TV remote! The BBC iPlayer is really good”.

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Robust

Several customers concluded that the product was well made. D. J. Quinn and mentioned in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review on Amazon “Even with a solid 20Mb connection 4K content on Netflix breaks up when anything moves quickly”. Difficult_guy wrote “This TV has quad core processor built in” in their review. Jhancke said on Amazon “The built in speakers are good enough to match a good sound bars Obviously”.

Good Stand

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good stand.

Good Brand

On average Panasonic 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by Panasonic.

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3D Compatible

The TX-40CX400 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-40CX400 which are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available which you might want to consider including the Philips 49PUS7150[plb_2824161_price] which is cheaper; or the Panasonic TX-50CX700[plb_2798532_price] which has better reviews.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Cello C42250[plb_2943621_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-40CX400 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-40CX400 also have a WiFi connection.

Other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to consider include the LG 40UF695[plb_2940813_price], or the Philips 49PUS7150[plb_2824161_price] which is cheaper; or the Hisense LTDN40K321[plb_3009297_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-40CX400 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-40CX400 also support smart TV features.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the Hisense LTDN40K321[plb_3009297_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 40UF695[plb_2940813_price], or the Philips 49PUS7150[plb_2824161_price] which is cheaper.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The TX-40CX400 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the TX-40CX400 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the TX-40CX400 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs of this type and age is 140kWh. The TX-40CX400 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 91 kilowatt hours) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.

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Very Light

At only 10.5 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is fairly light compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago. The average weight of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40CX400 is 20kg, and the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it did not have a good remote control. Mr D J Thomas said this month “Poorly designed remote handset compared with true Panasonic” in his review of this TVs and rated it 20 out of 100.

Inferior Technical Features

Several Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers said in their reviews that the product did not have good features. This year B. King said on Amazon “Terrible picture quality and bad Smart features”. In August this year Lee Foster wrote “The smart features are basic ( no usb recording function”.

Price Has Recently Increased by £24.99

The TX-40CX400 has increased in price by £24.99 in the last fortnight.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-40CX400 do not have a built-in camera. The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40CX400, the Panasonic TX-40CX400 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Small Visible Diagonal Screen Size

TVs of this age and type have visible diagonal screen sizes of between 100cm and 220cm. With a visible diagonal screen size of only 101.6 centimeters, the TX-40CX400 has one of the smaller visible diagonal screen sizes amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago is 800Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz. At only 200 hertz, the TX-40CX400 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40CX400

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a similar age and type to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the TX-40CX400 over a year ago.

Average Thickness

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a fairly average thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as the TX-40CX400.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the LG 49UF675[plb_2825785_price] (56.7mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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LED Backlighting
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
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TV Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Screen Mirroring
Audio
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Performance
Network Streaming Service
Teletext Function
Ambient Light Sensor
Stored Teletext Page
Social Network Service
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
VESA Mounting
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Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
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Weight
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Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
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Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
Network Streaming Service
Other Features
Other Features
Dimension
Multimedia
Stereo Sound
Audio Power
HDMI 2
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Smart TV Applications
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
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