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Panasonic TX-50CSW524
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Panasonic TX-50CSW524

50" 200Hz Flat Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate Screen Shape Release Date
A+
£156.65 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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11 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Panasonic large TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Panasonic is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-50CSW524 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-50CSW524.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other large TVs that were launched more than a year ago, the TX-50CSW524 has a WiFi connection.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

Across all the TVs that have been around for more than a year the refresh rates range from 60Hz to 400Hz. The TX-50CSW524 has one of the faster refresh rates (200 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age.

We compared all the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs to this television and we think the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-50CSW524 has a fairly low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-50CSW524. Across all the large TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-50CSW524 the power consumptions when switched off range from 0.01W to 0.5W.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-50CSW524 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions of this spec and age. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic 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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Supports Five Audio Formats

The TX-50CSW524 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-50CSW524. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WMA" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the TX-50CSW524 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Normal and True Cinema are also found on this Panasonic TV.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of large TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-50CSW524 is 62kWh and the highest is 230kWh. At only 88 kilowatt hours, the Panasonic TX-50CSW524 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-50CSW524.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-50CSW524 range from 33mm to 95mm, and the average thickness is 63mm. The thickness of the TX-50CSW524 of only 47 millimeters is one of the thinnest amongst large TVs that were released one year ago.

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-50CS620[plb_2798610_price] (47mm).

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The TX-50CSW524 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the LG 55EG9109[plb_3030713_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Panasonic TX-50CSW524 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only High Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a High Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for more than a year.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The TX-50CSW524 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-50CSW524.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The TX-50CSW524 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55EG9109[pl_3030713_price], or the 55EC940[pl_3044917_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this age and type is 100Hz and the fastest is 1,000Hz. The TX-50CSW524 has a very slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-50CSW524.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The TX-50CSW524 is a two HDMI port television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-50CSW524

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

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 TVs of a similar spec and age to it. 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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Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the TX-50CSW524 is £157 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 127 large TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Triple Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
HbbTV
Screen Mirroring
My Home Screen
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Network Browsing
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Picture and Text Management
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Voice Control
Stored Teletext Page
USB Recording
Single Cable Distribution
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Smart Calibration
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
DLNA Specification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Running Cost

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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £155.43
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £156.65
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic TX-50CSW524uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.78T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx50csw524, panasonic tx50csw524s
Barcodes 05025232812738, 05025232812752

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