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Panasonic TX55DS500B

£599.99
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55" Flat Apr 2016
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10 Reasons For

Just Released Eight Months Ago

The TX-55DS500 was only relased by Panasonic eight months ago. Newer televisions like this one are likely to have better features.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

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

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-55DS500, the TX-55DS500 supports smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE60J6240[plb_3816359_price], or the LG 55LH604[plb_3387627_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE55J6240[plb_3818742_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-55DS500, the TX-55DS500 has a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE60J6240[plb_3816359_price], and the LG 55LH604[plb_3387627_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE55J6240[plb_3818742_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many large TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The TX-55DS500 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by large TVs that were launched in the last year. The video formats "3GPP", "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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Has Three Sound Modes

The TX-55DS500 has a greater number of sound modes than most latest large TVs. This TV has a Standard sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on large TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-55DS500. The sound modes "Music" and "Speech" are also found on this Panasonic television.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-55DS500 is more than most large TVs that have been on the market for the last year. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by latest large TVs. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the TX-55DS500 is more than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Movie, 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 Panasonic television.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most large TVs that have been available for the last year are not 3D compatible. The TX-55DS500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-55DS500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other large TVs that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-55DS500, the TX-55DS500 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The TX-55DS500 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other latest large TVs have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The TX-55DS500 is a one USB 2.0 port television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-55DS500

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this Panasonic TV is A+, and the average running cost of the TX-55DS500 is £141 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 62 large TVs that have been available for the last year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that were launched around the same time as 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 Thickness

At 68 millimeters, the TX-55DS500 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-55DS500.

Other televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the 55LH604[pl_3387627_price] (41.5mm and cheaper), or the 55LF592[pl_3167336_price] (56.8mm and cheaper) both from LG.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
HbbTV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
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Standby Power Consumption
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AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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DLNA Certificate
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Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £139.41
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £140.63
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Energy Rating
0.7T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx55ds500, tx55ds500b, quick tx55ds500, rsquo tx55ds500, rsquo tx55ds500b, quick tx55ds500b, panasonic tx55ds500, panasonic tx55ds500b, panasonic tx55ds500e
Barcodes 00000010145295, 05025232839292, 05025232839605

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