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27 Reasons For
Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, based on 12 owner reviews this TV has an overall owner rating of 88 out of 100.
Easy to Use
A number of people who reviewed the Panasonic TX-49DS500 concluded that it was easy to setup. Ajn wrote “Easy to set up”.
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner wrote that it had a good interface. This year Timbertwig gave the Panasonic TX-49DS500 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 on Amazon “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options”.
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.
Across all TVs, the TX-49DS500 is one the fastest selling products currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.
Smart TV Features Are Good
Some people who reviewed it said that it had good apps. Mr. William Oxley mentioned in October this year “There are numerous apps pre-loaded including BBC iPlayer” in his review. One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner who bought it considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services.
A few customers who reviewed this TV considered that it was good value for money. Stan wrote this year “If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars” in his review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 and rated it as very good.
Several Panasonic TX-49DS500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 was lightweight. Avid British Reader mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Its super lightweight ( a 1/3rd of the weight of our”.
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Good High Def TV
Some Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV.
A number of customers reckoned that this TV was wifi compatible. N. Wilcock wrote “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS” and gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100. A few weeks ago Stan gave this TV an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon “Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi” in his review.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person who reviewed the Panasonic TX-49DS500 considered that it was quiet. Avid British Reader mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 a few weeks ago “What was once the quiet room will now be Football 2016 room” and scored it very highly.
Good Product Quality
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 was good quality. Ajn wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge” in their review of this TV.
Good Picture Quality
One customer who purchased the Panasonic TX-49DS500 mentioned that it had good picture quality.
Good Technical Features
One customer said in their reviews that it had good features. N. Wilcock said in their review of this TV “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had a good stand.
Good Standard Def TV
One person wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. This month B Mort scored this TV 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “SD programs are ok”.
One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was reliable. Avid British Reader said on Amazon “Run our films through conventional means and a trusty old pioneer DVD player is sitting besides it” and rated the product 5 stars.
Panasonic Televisions Have Good Reviews
Panasonic mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Panasonic is one of the superior manufacturers.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year, the TX-49DS500 has a WiFi connection.
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off
The lowest power consumption when switched off of mid-size TVs that were released in the last year is 0.01W and the highest is 0.5W. The TX-49DS500 has a quite low power consumption when switched off (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other new comparable spec TVs.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on recently released televisions.
Supports Ten Video Formats
The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs that are a similar age to the TX-49DS500. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "PS", "TS", "VOB" and "VRO" are also supported by this television.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
Televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-49DS500 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 220Hz. The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (400 hertz) amongst similar spec televisions of this age.
Supports Five Audio Formats
The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the TX-49DS500. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Has Five Smart Modes
The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly 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 television.
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions that have been around for a similar time to it.
Very Low Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
With a power consumption in power save mode of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-49DS500 has a quite low power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-49DS500. The lowest power consumption in power save mode of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-49DS500 is 0.2W, the highest is 67W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 40W.
10 Reasons Against
One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it was not good looking.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The TX-49DS500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other latest mid-size TVs also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The TX-49DS500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other recently released similar spec TVs are also not 3D compatible.
High Running Costs
Whilst this TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-49DS500 is £112, which makes it one of the less economic to run mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year.
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Only High Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This TV has a High Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on comparable spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months.
Only Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the TX-49DS500 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by latest mid-size TVs.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The TX-49DS500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been available for the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-49DS500 the weights range from 1kg to 36kg. At 13.5 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is very heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-49DS500.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the televisions that were launched in the last year the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 67kWh. The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (96 kilowatt hours) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.
Across all the recently released mid-size TVs the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm, and the average thickness is 70mm. At 80 millimeters, the TX-49DS500 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other new mid-size TVs.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the Panasonic TX-40DS400[plb_3332580_price] (88mm and cheaper), or the Philips 32PFS6401[plb_3305116_price] (77mm and cheaper).
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Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when this Panasonic TV was released.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around 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.
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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