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Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500

Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500

Panasonic TX-40DS400
Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
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+".
3 Reasons For
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.

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

3 Reasons Against
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.

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
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Date Released

14 months Ago 12 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 £ 299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 377.74
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 68.52

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
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
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)

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
'My Home Screen'
Unknown - Click to provide data
 'My Home Screen'
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

TV Tuner

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

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
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
1,000 pages 1,000 pages

Packaging Content

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

Ergonomics

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
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

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

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
SCART Port
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 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
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
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