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Panasonic TX-40DS503

Panasonic TX-40DS503

40" 47mm Mar 2016
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 445 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its TVs. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The TX-40DS503 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst TVs of this age. Across all the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40DS503 the RMS rated power range from 5W to 40W.

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Supports Eleven Video Formats

supports eleven video formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-40DS503 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the TX-40DS503. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "PS", "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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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 400 hertz, the TX-40DS503 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for the last year. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions that were released around the same time as the TX-40DS503 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-40DS503 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40DS503. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest thickness of recently released mid-size TVs is 7.1mm and the thickest is 99mm. At only 47 millimeters, the TX-40DS503 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-40DS503.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the TCL-Digital F40S4805[plb_3212360_price] (45mm), or the Panasonic TX-40DSW504[plb_3314398_price] (47mm).

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The TX-40DS503 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40DS503 do not support smart TV features. The Panasonic TX-40DS503 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic TX-40DS503 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for the last year are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE40F6100[plb_3861128_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40DS503 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched in 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-40DS503 is more than most latest mid-size TVs. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by latest mid-size TVs.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-40DS503 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.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung HG49EE690[plb_3713298_price] is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic TX-40DS503 is a one USB 2.0 port TV.

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Heavy

The Panasonic TX-40DS503 is fairly heavy (10.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-40DS503. The lightest latest comparable spec TV is 1kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40DS503

Released Nine Months Ago

This television has been on the market for nine months.

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 similar spec televisions that have been on the market for the last year. 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
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Triple Tuner
Smart TV
HbbTV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
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
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232839926

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UE49K5500 vs TX-40DS503

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£ 407.55
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Slightly Lower Annual Energy Consumption
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