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40" Flat May 2016
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27 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this Panasonic television on average 88%.

A Best Selling Television

According to Amazon sales data, the TX-40DS500 is a popular choice amongst customers who bought televisions in the last 3 months.

Easy to Use

Several Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Ajn wrote in their review “Easy to set up”.

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface. In October this year Timbertwig gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options”.

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

Three customers said that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 had good apps. Mr. William Oxley wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “There are numerous apps pre-loaded including BBC iPlayer” and scored the Panasonic TX-40DS500 5 stars. One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner who purchased the Panasonic TX-40DS500 concluded that it was good for watching TV catchup services.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers considered that it was good value for money. Stan mentioned in his review of this TV “If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars”.

Good Size

A number of Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewers thought it was lightweight. In October Avid British Reader said in their review “Its super lightweight ( a 1/3rd of the weight of our” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

Two people thought it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Connectivity

Some customers concluded that the product was wifi compatible. N. Wilcock said in their review on Amazon in October “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS”. This year Stan said “Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was quiet. Avid British Reader said this month “What was once the quiet room will now be Football 2016 room”.

Good Picture Quality

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner said that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer reckoned that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 was good quality. This month Ajn mentioned “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge” in their Panasonic TX-40DS500 review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it thought it had good features. N. Wilcock mentioned in October this year “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price”.

Good Stand

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good stand.

Good Standard Def TV

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV. A few weeks ago B Mort gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “SD programs are ok” in their review.

Robust

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Avid British Reader wrote on Amazon “Run our films through conventional means and a trusty old pioneer DVD player is sitting besides it” in their review and gave the Panasonic TX-40DS500 a score of 5 stars.

Just Released Seven Months Ago

This TV was only released seven months ago, so it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older TVs.

Good Brand

We checked 445 expert and user reviews for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-40DS500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last year also have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the Sharp CFE6241K[plb_3753127_price], or the Hitachi 43HB6T62[plb_3776953_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-32DS500[plb_3332590_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-40DS500 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months which do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper TV such as the Sharp CFE6241K[plb_3753127_price] or you might consider a better rated TV such as the Samsung UE40J5000[plb_3141725_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Panasonic TX-32DS500[plb_3332590_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of televisions that were released in the last 12 months is 17W, and the RMS rated power range from 5W to 40W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the TX-40DS500 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Supports Eleven Video Formats

supports eleven video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time 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 around the same time as the TX-40DS500. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "PS", "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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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the TX-40DS500 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 220Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the TX-40DS500 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-40DS500 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40DS500. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The TX-40DS500 has a greater number of smart modes than most latest comparable spec TVs. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Panasonic TV. The smart modes Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Normal and True Cinema are also found on this TV.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many new TVs.

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 47 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other latest TVs. The thicknesses of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-40DS500 range from 7.1mm to 99mm, and the average thickness is 70mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the LG 32LH604[plb_3349265_price] (72.2mm), or the Panasonic TX-32DS500[plb_3332590_price] (69mm).

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer reckoned that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 was not good looking.

Not 3D Compatible

Most recently released comparable spec TVs are not 3D compatible. The TX-40DS500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40DS500 does not have a built-in camera. 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.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the TX-40DS500 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-40DS500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-40DS500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year have between one and three HDMI ports, including the TX-40DS500 which has two HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most latest TVs have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Panasonic TX-40DS500 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Heavy

The lightest latest TV is 1kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. With a weight of 10.5 kilograms, the TX-40DS500 is one of the heavier mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-40DS500 amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40DS500

OK Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-40DS500 is £69, which is typical compared to the other 240 TVs that have been around for the last year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time 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

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Screen Size
HD Type
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
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Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
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Internet Browser
HbbTV
Screen Mirroring
My Home Screen
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
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Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Ambient Light Sensor
Stored Teletext Page
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
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
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DLNA Certificate
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User Reviews

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Initial problems with WiFi set up but easily solved by hard wiring direct from router. SD programs are ok but HD is super clear and I'm glad I decided to leave the 4k UHD stuff until there's more... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by AJN
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Very easy to set-up and really liked the "pages" menu approach as a first time Smart TV user. The telly is very light weight compared to our previous TV and can be placed into position by one... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Amal Hirani | 11 Comments
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Great TV, but it was advertised as being able to link with an ipad/mac book/iphone and for the life of me i cannot figure how to do this.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by David Lowton
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Excellent...

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
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Unfortunately it came damaged and had to be returned, the menu system was nice and the apps i hooked it up over ethernet it seemed to work ok the screen resolution didn't seem as good as the... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Pip

WONDERFUL.

Reviewed 28 July 2016 by Stan
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Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi.Roll on Olympics and football season. If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars.

Reviewed 21 July 2016 by Michael
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Perfect...

Reviewed 15 July 2016 by N. Wilcock

When my faithful old Panasonic TX-24DX1 passed away after 15 years of faultless service, I decided to replace it with the TX-32DS500B. An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Timbertwig

For less than £500, this is a lot of TV for your money. It is certainly a big TV and so make sure that you have enough room to enjoy it. That said, it's surprisingly light for its size and moving... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £67.30
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers tx40ds500, tx40ds500e, info tx40ds500, panasonic hdmi1, rsquo tx40ds500, info tx40ds500b, panasonic hdmi1x, rsquo tx40ds500b, panasonic scall30, samsung tx40ds500, panasonic schte80, panasonic p241307, panasonic schte80e, panasonic p241307p, panasonic scall30t, samsung tx40ds500b, panasonic dmrhwt130, panasonic scall30te, panasonic tx40ds500, panasonic schte80eb, panasonic tx40ds500b, panasonic schte80ebk, panasonic dmrhwt130e, panasonic scall30teb, panasonic dmrhwt130eb, panasonic scall30tebk, refurbished tx40ds500, refurbished tx40ds500b, panasonic panledtx40ds500, panasonic panledtx40ds500b
Barcodes 00000010145728, 05025232825806, 05025232825837, 05032037083126

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