Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Panasonic TX-40CS520
Panasonic TX-40DS400
Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500. 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.

0.1W lower power consumption (off) Edit
Panasonic TX-40CS520 is 0.2W power consumption when switched off (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS500), but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV (0.1W higher).
41mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 47mm thick TV (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS500), whereas 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+" and the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+".
3 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500. That's 300Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (400Hz). 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.

32% lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a weight of 8kg. That's 2.5kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and 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-40CS520 is "A+" and the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+".
10 Reasons For
75% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400. That's 300Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (400Hz). 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.

14% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40CS520. 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.

0.1W lower power consumption (off) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a power consumption (off) of 0.2W (as does the Panasonic TX-40CS520), however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV (0.1W higher).
41mm thinner Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 47mm thick (as does the Panasonic TX-40CS520), 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 £49 less than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and costs £44.89 less than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Available from 20 shops
A greater number of stores 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 only costs £68.52 to run over five years but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £78.74 to run (15% more). Read more
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2210 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 32207.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+" and the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+".
User reviews are better
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user review score of 88%, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
3x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (400Hz). 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.

24% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a weight of 10.5kg, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500. 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.

£49 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by £4.11 and more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £49.
Not as many stockists
Only 9 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-40CS520, however 11 shops sell the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and 29 stores 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.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by one year and older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by 14 months.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 32207 by sales volume, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 2210.
Lower user review Score
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 12 reviews).
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-40CS520 and 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.

A lot higher power consumption (off) Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS400 is 0.3W power consumption when switched off, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 are both 0.2W power consumption when switched off TVs (0.1W lower).
A lot thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 are both 47mm thick TVs (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 11 retailers sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however 29 stores sell the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers 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.
15% higher running costs over five years
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, and so does the Panasonic TX-40CS520. 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

No reviews found

Date Released

23 months Ago 11 months Ago 9 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
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
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
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" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
 BMR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
 LED
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 100cm 100cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
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
 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
27
BEST
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
54W 48W 42W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W
BEST
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption (average)
42W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh
BEST
67kWh 59kWh
BEST
Power Consumption (off)
0.2W
BEST
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
54W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 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) certified
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm
BEST
88mm 47mm
BEST
Weight
10.5kg 8kg
BEST
10.5kg
Package Weight
16kg 11kg
BEST
15kg
Weight With Stand
12.5kg 8.5kg
BEST
12.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
230mm
BEST
238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
569mm 567mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm 902mm
BEST
904mm
Height
518mm 522mm 518mm
Width
904mm 902mm 904mm
Package Height
647mm
BEST
662mm 647mm
BEST
Package Width
1,302mm 983mm
BEST
1,302mm

Packaging Content

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