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27 Reasons For
Across all televisions, the TX-40DS500 is one the best selling products currently on the market.
Easy to Use
Some people who bought this TVs agreed that it was easy to setup. Ajn mentioned on Amazon this month “Easy to set up”. One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it had a good interface. Timbertwig said on Amazon in August “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options” in their review.
One customer who purchased the Panasonic TX-40DS500 considered that it was easy to use the menus.
A few people who reviewed it considered that it was thick. Avid British Reader gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Continues to, outlast its predicted years, so we are used to a wide screen in a relative small space” in their Panasonic TX-40DS500 review. N. Wilcock gave the Panasonic TX-40DS500 a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features”.
Several Panasonic TX-40DS500 owners who purchased this TVs agreed that it was lightweight. In August Avid British Reader rated it 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this TVs “Its super lightweight ( a 1/3rd of the weight of our”.
Smart TV Features Are Good
A few Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewers who reviewed this TVs considered that it had good apps. In August Mr. William Oxley mentioned on Amazon “There are numerous apps pre-loaded including BBC iPlayer” in his Panasonic TX-40DS500 review. A few weeks ago Timbertwig wrote “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options and provides quick access to the apps” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
One person mentioned in their reviews that this TVs was good for watching TV catchup services. A few weeks ago N. Wilcock said in their review of this TVs on Amazon “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS”.
Two people who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. N. Wilcock rated it 4 stars and said in their review in August “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price”. Stan scored the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars” in his review.
Good High Def TV
Two people who reviewed this TVs mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. N. Wilcock and said in their Panasonic TX-40DS500 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS”.
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Two Panasonic TX-40DS500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. N. Wilcock said on Amazon in August “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Stan gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was quiet. This month Avid British Reader rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “What was once the quiet room will now be Football 2016 room”.
Good Picture Quality
One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Ajn rated the Panasonic TX-40DS500 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge”.
Good Product Quality
One person who bought it thought it was good quality. Ajn said this month “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge” in their Panasonic TX-40DS500 review.
Good Technical Features
One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 had good features. N. Wilcock mentioned on Amazon “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price”.
One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good stand.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This Panasonic TV has only been on the market for four months.
Good Standard Def TV
One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner who purchased this TVs thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV. B Mort and mentioned on Amazon “SD programs are ok”.
One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was reliable. Avid British Reader mentioned this month “Run our films through conventional means and a trusty old pioneer DVD player is sitting besides it”.
Good User Reviews
On average, TX-40DS500 owners rated this TV 88 out of 100.
Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews
Panasonic has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range.
The TX-40DS500 is Smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40DS500 also are Smart TV.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other Smart TVs currently available including a cheaper TV such as the LG 49LH570[plb_3394914_price] or you might consider a higher Rating TV such as the Samsung UE32J5600[plb_2856713_price].
Televisions which are Smart TV that might be worth considering include the Hisense H49M3000[plb_3351600_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The TX-40DS500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40DS500.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including a cheaper television such as the LG 49LH570[plb_3394914_price] or you might consider a higher Rating television such as the Samsung UE32J5600[plb_2856713_price].
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Hisense H49M3000[plb_3351600_price].
LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this TV are LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on comparable spec TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off
With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-40DS500 has a quite low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other recently released mid-size TVs. Across all the recently released mid-size TVs the power consumptions when switched off range from 0.01W to 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.31W.
Supports One Image Format
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a greater number of image formats than most new TVs. This Panasonic TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by latest mid-size TVs.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
The TX-40DS500 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the TX-40DS500. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40DS500 is 5W, the highest is 60W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40DS500 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other newly released mid-size TVs.
Supports One Audio Format
The TX-40DS500 has a greater number of audio formats than most new similar spec TVs. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats AAC|FLAC|MP3|WAV|WMA are also supported by this television.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 59 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months. Comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-40DS500 have annual energy consumptions of between 37kWh and 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh.
Mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40DS500 have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm, and the average thickness is 69mm. At only 47 millimeters, the TX-40DS500 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the TX-40DS500.
Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the TCL-Digital F40S4805[plb_3212360_price] (45mm) which is also cheaper.
5 Reasons Against
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 was not good looking.
Not 3D Compatible
Most similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the TX-40DS500 are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE32J6270[plb_3149573_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40DS500 do not have a built-in camera. The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The TX-40DS500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might want to consider including the Philips 43PUH4900[plb_3151181_price].
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Only One USB 2.0 Port
The TX-40DS500 is a one USB 2.0 port television.
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Running Costs Are OK
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The TX-40DS500 is typical compared to the other 332 recently released mid-size TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the TX-40DS500 will cost £69 over 5 years to run.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is typical of many latest mid-size TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
There are a number of alternative Full HD TVs currently available which you might want to consider including the 43LH570[pl_3394583_price], or the 49LH570[pl_3394914_price] both from LG which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this TV is too low for you then you might also want to look at the UE40KU6000[pl_3406777_price] (4K Ultra HD), or the UE43KU6000[pl_3417844_price] (4K Ultra HD) both from Samsung or the LG 43UH610[plb_3414057_price] (4K Ultra HD).
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…
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…
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…
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