Panasonic TX-40DS500 vs Panasonic TX-40DX600

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Panasonic TX-40DS500
Panasonic TX-40DX600

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a common interface (CI), however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 does not. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Vastly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an annual energy consumption of 59kWh, however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 95kWh annual energy consumption TV (36kWh higher). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Two times lower power consumption (off) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a power consumption (off) of 0.2W. That's 0.3W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (0.5W).
Thinner Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 47mm thick. That's 2mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (49mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

1.5kg lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 10.5kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 12kg heavy TV (1.5kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Cheaper by £60
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £60 less than the Panasonic TX-40DX600.
39% cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS500 only costs £68.52 to run but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 costs £112.00 to run (63% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a rating of "B".
4 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (800Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 only has two HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Available from 9 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2568 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 2890.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (400Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Only two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has two HDMI ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Less retailers
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is only stocked by 27 stores, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is stocked by 36 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2890 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 ranks No. 2568.
9 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 does not have a common interface (CI), however the Panasonic TX-40DS500 does. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

38% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 95kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (95kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Significantly higher power consumption (off) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 0.5W power consumption when switched off TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 0.2W power consumption when switched off TV (0.3W lower).
Quite thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a depth of 49mm, however the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 47mm thick TV (2mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-40DX600 is 12kg heavy. That's 1.5kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (12kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£60 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £60.
Two months older
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by two months.
63% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-40DX600 are £112.00 which is £43.48 more than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 68.52
Purchase price £ 279.99
Total cost of ownership £ 348.51
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 108.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 112.00
Purchase price £ 339.99
Total cost of ownership £ 451.99
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.56T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
40" 40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 800Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 100cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
 My Home Screen

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
Number of OSD Languages
27 27
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
 Hotel mode

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
42W
BEST
68W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
95kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.2W
BEST
0.5W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm
BEST
49mm
Weight
10.5kg
BEST
12kg
Package Weight
15kg
BEST
17kg
Weight With Stand
12.5kg
BEST
14kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 364mm
Height (with Stand)
567mm
BEST
573mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm 904mm
Height
518mm 518mm
Width
904mm 904mm
Package Height
647mm
BEST
680mm
Package Width
1,302mm
BEST
1,345mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
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