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Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40DS400

Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40DS400

Panasonic TX-40CS520
Panasonic TX-40DS400

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
88% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 47mm thick TV. That's 41mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (88mm). 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.

Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+".
5 Reasons For
300Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is only a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (300Hz slower). 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.

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

Cheaper by £16
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £314.32, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is £329.99.
3 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£9.01 cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS400 only costs £78.74 to run whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 costs £87.75 to run (11% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Significantly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a motion interpolation frequency of 100Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (300Hz 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.

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

More expensive by £16
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is £15.67 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is only stocked by 5 retailers, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is stocked by 8 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Older by one year
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is one year older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Higher running costs over five years by £9.01
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 costs £87.75 to run which is £9.01 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 over five years. Show assumptions.
1 Reason Against
Thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV. That's 41mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (88mm). 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.

Date Released

27 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 87.75
Purchase price £ 329.99
Total cost of ownership £ 417.74
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 314.32
Total cost of ownership £ 393.06
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Display Diagonal
40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 100cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 48W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (average)
42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
67kWh
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
54W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

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

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Custom
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Custom
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
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
Number of OSD Languages
26 27
BEST
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm
BEST
88mm
Weight
10.5kg 8kg
BEST
Package Weight
16kg 11kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
12.5kg 8.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
230mm
BEST
238mm
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
569mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm 902mm
BEST
Height
518mm 522mm
Width
904mm 902mm
Package Height
647mm
BEST
662mm
Package Width
1,302mm 983mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
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
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3
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