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27 Reasons For
Easy to Use
A number of customers thought this TVs was easy to setup. Ajn mentioned in their review of this TVs on Amazon “Easy to set up”.
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner who reviewed the Panasonic TX-49DS500 reckoned that it had a good interface. Timbertwig gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options”.
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner concluded that it was easy to use the menus.
A Top Selling TV
The TX-49DS500 is one the most popular TV currently on the market.
Several Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewers said in their reviews that it was thick. Avid British Reader said “Continues to, outlast its predicted years, so we are used to a wide screen in a relative small space” in their Panasonic TX-49DS500 review. In August this year N. Wilcock wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features”.
Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. This month Avid British Reader mentioned on Amazon “Its super lightweight ( a 1/3rd of the weight of our”.
Good Smart TV Features
A number of customers who purchased this TVs agreed that it had good apps. In August this year Mr. William Oxley scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 “There are numerous apps pre-loaded including BBC iPlayer”. This month Timbertwig said on Amazon “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options and provides quick access to the apps” in their review.
One customer concluded that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 was good for watching TV catchup services. N. Wilcock said in their review “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS”.
Two customers said in their reviews that this TVs was good value for money. N. Wilcock said in their review of this TVs this month “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price”. Stan said in his review on Amazon “If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars”.
Good High Def TV
Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. N. Wilcock wrote on Amazon this year “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS” in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
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Some Panasonic TX-49DS500 owners who reviewed this TVs agreed that it was wifi compatible. N. Wilcock said this month “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS”. In August Stan said on Amazon “Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi” in his Panasonic TX-49DS500 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Acceptable Noise Level
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 was quiet. Avid British Reader wrote in their Panasonic TX-49DS500 review on Amazon “What was once the quiet room will now be Football 2016 room”.
Good Product Quality
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner wrote in their reviews that this TVs was good quality. Ajn rated it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon this year “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge”.
Good Picture Quality
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 had good picture quality. Ajn mentioned this year “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge” in their review.
Good Technical Features
One person considered that the product had good features. N. Wilcock wrote on Amazon in August this year “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price”.
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good stand.
Good Standard Def TV
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner concluded that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. B Mort mentioned in their review on Amazon “SD programs are ok”.
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner considered that it was reliable. Avid British Reader mentioned “Run our films through conventional means and a trusty old pioneer DVD player is sitting besides it” in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500.
Only Released Six Months Ago
As one of the newer televisions, this television is likely to use more advanced technology.
User Reviews Are Good
Owners have rated this mid-size TV on average 88%.
Panasonic has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.
Price Has Dropped by £34.10
In the last 16 days the price of the TX-49DS500 has dropped by £34.10.
The TX-49DS500 is Smart TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released in the last 12 months also are Smart TV.
There are a number of alternative Smart TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including the LG 43LH560 (£429.00) which is cheaper; or the LG 49LH604 (£450.94) which has a better Rating.
The TX-49DS500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-49DS500 also have a WiFi connection.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider include the LG 49LH604 (£450.94) which has a better Rating; or the LG 43LH560 (£429.00) which is cheaper.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Panasonic TX40DSW404 (£432.09) is also worth considering.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off
The average power consumption when switched off of recently released similar spec TVs is 0.31W, and the power consumptions when switched off range from 0.01W to 0.5W. With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-49DS500 has a fairly low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-49DS500.
Supports One Image Format
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that came out in the last year. This Panasonic television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions that were launched in the last year.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
Across all the comparable spec televisions that have been available for the last year the RMS rated power range from 5W to 60W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Panasonic TX-49DS500 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on televisions that came out around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the Panasonic TX-49DS500 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-49DS500 is 300Hz.
Has Five Smart Modes
The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions that have been on the market for the last year. The most frequently found smart mode is Store, 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 Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
The average power consumption in power save mode of similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-49DS500 is 24W. At only 0.2 Watts, the TX-49DS500 has a quite low power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-49DS500.
10 Reasons Against
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner who reviewed the Panasonic TX-49DS500 wrote that it was not good looking.
Not 3D Compatible
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the TX-49DS500 are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE32J6270.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year, the TX-49DS500 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Five Audio Formats
The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of audio formats than most new comparable spec TVs. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions that were launched in the last 12 months. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
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Only Has Three Sound Modes
The number of sound modes found on the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is more than most similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found sound mode is Custom, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Music, Speech and Standard are also found on this Panasonic TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other latest comparable spec TVs, the TX-49DS500 does not feature OLED technology.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Philips 43PUH4900 (£246.00).
Only Two HDMI Ports
The TX-49DS500 is a two HDMI port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year have between one and four HDMI ports.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-49DS500 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the TX-49DS500 which has one USB 2.0 port.
The average weight of TVs that were launched in the last year is 9.4kg, and the weights range from 1kg to 36kg. The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is one of the heavier recently released mid-size TVs (13.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.
Across all the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-49DS500 the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm. The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has one of the thicker thicknesses (80 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the LG 49LF5100 (£379.98) (81.5mm), or the Philips 49PUT4900 (£449.99) (79mm) which is also cheaper.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions that came out in 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.
We compared this TV to all the other Full HD televisions and we think cheaper televisions such as the 43LH500, the 49LH570 (£399.00), and the 43LH570 (£349.00) all from LG is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this TV is too low for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40KU6000 (£269.00) (4K Ultra HD and cheaper).
Running Costs Are Average
This television has an efficiency rating of A+. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-49DS500 is £112, which is typical compared to the other 332 mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
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…
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…
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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