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26 Reasons For
Average Owner Reviews
People who bought this television rated this television 78 out of 100 on average.
Good Product Quality
Several Panasonic TX-40DX600 reviewers reckoned that this TV was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Amazing to, great picture and quality unit”. Josh W gave this TV a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned in October this year “The Panasonic TX-49DX600B is a high quality 49inch 4K (Ultra HD 3840x2160 resolution) TV” in his review. Josh W also mentioned “Picture quality is very very good, almost excellent”.
Good High Def TV
Several Panasonic TX-40DX600 reviewers who bought it wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. In October this year Josh W wrote in his review of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 on Amazon “The Panasonic TX-49DX600B 4K Ultra HD does almost everything I want”. This month Mssmith1 mentioned “That said, even standard HD programming looks miles better than it did on my Samsung”. Only Me mentioned in the same month “Of course it has to upscale even HD content to UHD.”.
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Good Picture Quality
A number of Panasonic TX-40DX600 reviewers who purchased this TV thought it had good picture quality. Mr. M. E. Weaver wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon a few weeks ago “Picture quality is great especially in 4k”.
Two Panasonic TX-40DX600 owners concluded that the Panasonic TX-40DX600 had good colour saturation. Mssmith1 wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “I found some on Amazon video (no need for the amazon fire tv anymore - the signal comes straight through the app) and the detail and colours are just astonishing” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. This month Snushall123 wrote “The vibrant colours and crisp picture are amazing” and rated it as excellent.
One customer who reviewed the product said that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. In October this year Richard W. Girdwood said in his Panasonic TX-40DX600 review “The LED is sharper – a full 1080p film (the new Star Wars on Blu-Ray @ 1080p24p) looks brilliant”.
Smart TV Features Are Good
Some customers who bought the Panasonic TX-40DX600 concluded that it was good for watching on demand TV.
A number of Panasonic TX-40DX600 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for watching YouTube on. Josh W said a few weeks ago “Good quality video sources are also very impressive looking and Amazon Prime, Netflix and YouTube 4K looks great” in his review of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 and rated it 80 out of 100.
A few customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Bru Bru mentioned this month “Excellent HD Freeview picture” in their review of this TV. Pallus mentioned on Amazon “Then when you do select a channel, 2 huge Freeview Play icons inviting you to either return to the guide or go to catch-up TV appear” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40DX600.
One person said in their reviews that the product was good for watching TV catchup services. Josh W scored the product 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 on Amazon in October “Tv, VIERA link, Calendar, Browser, Amazon instant video, BBC iPlayer, ITV hub, All 4, Demand 5, Youtube, Recorded TV, BBC news, BBC sport, CHILI cinema, Accuweather”.
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Easy to Use
Several Panasonic TX-40DX600 owners considered that the product was easy to setup. Bru Bru wrote in their Panasonic TX-40DX600 review on Amazon in October this year “The smart television side is also easy to set up and use” and scored the product 5 stars. This year Snushall123 mentioned in their review on Amazon “Very easy to set up” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Pallus said this year “It takes a while to find a comfortable setting (default contrast is 100%!”. One person who bought this TV reckoned that it was easy to use. This year Josh W said “The rest of the remote is easy to use” in his Panasonic TX-40DX600 review.
One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Mssmith1 said in their review of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 “The user interface is super easy (kids love the dedicated netflix button on the remote!”.
Good Standard Def TV
Some Panasonic TX-40DX600 owners who purchased the product considered that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Only Me gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their Panasonic TX-40DX600 review “It does this perfectly and SD doesn't look too bad either”. Pallus mentioned in October this year “Most TV is still broadcast in SD so although less exciting than HD or UHD it's still possibly the most important format image-wise” . Pallus also wrote “They all look great in SD”.
Four Panasonic TX-40DX600 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good technical guidance. Josh W said in his Panasonic TX-40DX600 review on Amazon “You also need to read the full manual to find this information out, as it isn't included in the quick start” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Richard W. Girdwood rated the Panasonic TX-40DX600 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon a few weeks ago “The TV will walk you through a quick set up and guide to its features”. Richard W. Girdwood also wrote “The Apps Store cover most the basics you might need (Netflix, Amazon, BBC.) TV Guide is miles better than the awful one on the plasma”.
Good Sound Quality
Several Panasonic TX-40DX600 reviewers concluded that the product had good sound quality. In October this year Mr. M. E. Weaver wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 on Amazon “Sounds are good, though bass is a little weak even with boost on” yet they only gave this TV a rating of 3 stars. Mr. M. E. Weaver also said “The sound is clear enough for my slightly hard of hearing ears not to need subtitles quite as often”. A few weeks ago Mssmith1 mentioned on Amazon “Sound is great” in their review of this TV and gave this TV a score of 5 stars.
Running Costs Are Low
Whilst this Panasonic television is rated B for energy efficiency, the TX-40DX600 is one of the cheaper to run new 4K and 8K TVs that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the TX-40DX600 will cost £112 over 5 years to run.
One customer who bought this TV said that it was thin. This month Richard W. Girdwood said “Massively lighter, thinner and with a less intrusive bezel”. One person wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-40DX600 was a good depth. Pallus gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in October this year “Pretty pictures, though and good depth of textures”.
One person said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-40DX600 was tight. Only Me wrote on Amazon “The viewing angle is very tight” and scored it 4 stars.
Some Panasonic TX-40DX600 reviewers who bought this TV said that it was good value for money. Mr. M. E. Weaver wrote in their Panasonic TX-40DX600 review in October “For the money this is an excellent product and I'm happy with it overall”. Snushall123 mentioned in their review of this TV this year “This is a great TV - price, size and quality” and gave the product a very good review score.
A few Panasonic TX-40DX600 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Louize wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 “All the upgraded settings just make everything you watch look like a cheap production”.
Good Remote Control
Several Panasonic TX-40DX600 reviewers concluded that it had a good remote control. This month Pallus said in their Panasonic TX-40DX600 review “The remote is mostly fine”.
One Panasonic TX-40DX600 owner reckoned that it was good looking. One person considered that the product was smooth. Only Me scored it 4 stars and mentioned a few weeks ago “Movement is smooth though” in their review of this TV.
Acceptable Noise Level
One customer said in their reviews that it was quiet. Josh W said in his review “Amazon Prime is quite quiet for some reason”. One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. A few weeks ago Josh W said on Amazon “Speaker output is 20W (10W x 2) - which is loud enough for TV / Youtube etc.” in his review of this TV.
A number of Panasonic TX-40DX600 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mssmith1 gave the Panasonic TX-40DX600 a score of 5 stars and said “Plug in the Sky box through one of 3 HDMI ports and connect to wifi (as easy as putting in your network password)”. Only Me mentioned on Amazon this month “It keeps a good stable WiFi connection to my Plusnet router”.
We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic televisions and also specifically for Panasonic 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other brands.
Supports Smart TV Features
The TX-40DX600 supports smart TV features. Most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs 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 because of it's better review score, the 43UH661[pl_3359412_price], or the 49UH610[pl_3415206_price] both from LG or the Hisense H50M3300[plb_3405957_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The TX-40DX600 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions that have been around for the last year also have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the 43UH661[pl_3359412_price], and the 49UH610[pl_3415206_price] both from LG or the Hisense H50M3300[plb_3405957_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as it.
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many televisions that were released in the last 12 months.
Has Five Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Normal and True Cinema are also found on this television.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
At only 95 kilowatt hours, the Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec TVs. The average annual energy consumption of recently released TVs is 140kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 59kWh to 420kWh.
With a weight of only 12 kilograms, the TX-40DX600 is quite light compared to most of the other new televisions. The average weight of latest comparable spec TVs is 20kg, and the weights range from 7.5kg to 59kg.
With a thickness of only 49 millimeters, the TX-40DX600 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-40DX600 the thicknesses range from 30mm to 99mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.
Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE40KU6400[plb_3319531_price] (54.6mm).
9 Reasons Against
Inferior Technical Features
One person wrote in their reviews that this TV did not have good features. Josh W wrote in October this year “Recording features aren't as advanced as a YouView box” in his review however despite that he gave it a score of 80 out of 100.
Not 3D Compatible
The TX-40DX600 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other latest similar spec TVs are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the TX-40DX600 also do not have a built-in camera.
Only High Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This TV has a High Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Only Supports One Image Format
The TX-40DX600 has a greater number of image formats than most recently released 4K and 8K TVs. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by latest televisions.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last 12 months do not feature OLED technology. The TX-40DX600 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports Four Audio Formats
The TX-40DX600 has a greater number of audio formats than most latest TVs. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats AAC, FLAC, WAV and WMA are also supported by this Panasonic TV.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The TX-40DX600 is a one USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-40DX600 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Very High Power Consumption When Switched Off
Across all the new TVs the power consumptions when switched off range from 0.2W to 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.33W. With a power consumption when switched off of 0.5 Watts, the TX-40DX600's power consumption when switched off is one of the highest amongst 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-40DX600.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for around the same time as 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.
Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when Panasonic released the TX-40DX600.
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