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Panasonic TX-40CXW684
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Panasonic TX-40CXW684

40" Flat Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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£107.20 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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10 Reasons For

Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A, and the average 5 year running cost of the TX-40CXW684 is £108 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run TVs of this age and spec.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 445 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its televisions. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-40CXW684, the Panasonic TX-40CXW684 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-40CXW684 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The TX-40CXW684 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of a comparable type and age to it. This Panasonic TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-40CXW684. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this 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 Panasonic TX-40CXW684 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the TX-40CXW684 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40CXW684. The smart modes "Cinema", "Dynamic", "Natural" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of only 91 kilowatt hours, the Panasonic TX-40CXW684 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst similar spec TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-40CXW684 the annual energy consumptions range from 61kWh to 550kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh.

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Light

With a weight of only 11.5 kilograms, the TX-40CXW684 is one of the lighter televisions of this spec and age amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The average weight of televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-40CXW684 is 20kg, and the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg.

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Quite Thin

The TX-40CXW684 has a quite thin thickness (only 47 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-40CXW684. The thinnest thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago is 11mm and the thickest is 100mm.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 47mm thick TVs currently available including the Panasonic TX-50CX670[plb_2828018_price] which has better reviews.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-40CX680[plb_2819335_price] (47mm).

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The TX-40CXW684 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-40CXW684 do not have a built-in camera. The TX-40CXW684 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the LG 105UC9[plb_2828825_price], or the Samsung UN88JS9500[plb_3186351_price].

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-40CXW684 is more than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of this type and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions of this age and spec, the TX-40CXW684 does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider including the 55EG9609[pl_2899573_price], or the 65EG9609[pl_2938944_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this age and spec is 800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 200 hertz, the TX-40CXW684 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst televisions of this age.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Panasonic TX-40CXW684 is a two USB 2.0 port TV.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Switched Off

The lowest power consumption when switched off of TVs of this type and age is 0.01W, the highest is 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.32W. With a power consumption when switched off of 0.5 Watts, the Panasonic TX-40CXW684 has one of the higher power consumptions when switched off amongst TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40CXW684

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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-40CXW684 over a year ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Interactive TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Picture and Text Management
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Processor Core
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
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
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £104.16
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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kwh per hour left on standby
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Annual electricity price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £107.20
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Energy Rating
0.53T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx40cxw684
Barcodes 05025232823314

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