Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Panasonic TX-40DS400
Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a weight of 8kg. That's 2.5kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (10.5kg). 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+".
7 Reasons For
14% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 8kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (59kWh). 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.

A lot lower power consumption (off) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a power consumption (off) of 0.2W, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV (0.1W higher).
Hugely thinner Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 47mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (41mm thicker). 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.

£45 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £44.89 less than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Available from 21 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
13% cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is £10.22 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 8kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (59kWh). 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.

0.1W higher power consumption (off) Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS400 is 0.3W power consumption when switched off, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 0.2W power consumption when switched off TV (0.1W lower).
41mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 47mm thick TV (41mm 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.

£45 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £44.89.
Not as many stockists
Only 9 stores sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however 30 sellers sell the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Two months older
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by two months.
More expensive to run over five years by 15%
The running costs over five years of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 are £78.74 which is £10.22 more than the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Show assumptions.
1 Reason Against
2.5kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 10.5kg heavy TV. That's 2.5kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (10.5kg). 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.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

11 months Ago 9 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 324.89
Total cost of ownership £ 403.63
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 68.52
Purchase price £ 280.00
Total cost of ownership £ 348.52
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Display Diagonal
40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 100cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

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)
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Speech
 Standard
 Music

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
48W 42W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh 59kWh
BEST
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
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
88mm 47mm
BEST
Weight
8kg
BEST
10.5kg
Package Weight
11kg
BEST
15kg
Weight With Stand
8.5kg
BEST
12.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
569mm 567mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
902mm
BEST
904mm
Height
522mm 518mm
Width
902mm 904mm
Package Height
662mm 647mm
BEST
Package Width
983mm
BEST
1,302mm

Packaging Content

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