Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500 vs Panasonic TX-40DX600

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Panasonic TX-40DS400
Panasonic TX-40DS500
Panasonic TX-40DX600

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface (CI), and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX600 does not have a common interface (CI). 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.

4kg lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS400 is 8kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (2.5kg heavier) and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 12kg heavy TV (4kg 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.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a rating of "A+" and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a rating of "B".
8 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a common interface (CI), and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400, but 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.

Hugely lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an annual energy consumption of 59kWh, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh higher) and 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.

2x lower power consumption (off) Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 0.2W power consumption when switched off. That's 0.1W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (0.5W) and 0.3W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (0.5W).
Thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 47mm thick TV. That's 41mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (49mm) and 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.

Cheaper by £40
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £280.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £324.89 and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is £319.99.
£43.48 cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS500 only costs £68.52 to run whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £78.74 to run (15% more) and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 costs £112.00 to run (63% more). Read more
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 2210 by number of sales, but the Panasonic TX-40DX600 ranks No. 16780.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+" and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a rating of "B".
3 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-40DS400 and 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 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however 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 23 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.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS500), however 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-40DS400 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS500, whereas 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.

8kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an annual energy consumption of 67kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh lower) and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 95kWh annual energy consumption TV (28kWh 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.

34% higher power consumption (off) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV. That's 0.1W higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (0.5W) and 0.2W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DX600 (0.5W).
47% thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a depth of 88mm. That's 41mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (49mm) and 39mm thicker 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.

More expensive by £45
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £44.89 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 and £4.90 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DX600.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is only stocked by 11 shops, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is stocked by 29 stores and the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is stocked by 34 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is two months older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500. The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is the same age as the Panasonic TX-40DX600.
Higher running costs over five years by £10.22
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £78.74 to run which is £10.22 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Show assumptions.
4 Reasons Against
400Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), whereas 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 number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is two, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400, but 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.

24% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a weight of 10.5kg, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 8kg heavy TV (2.5kg lighter) and 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.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is only stocked by 29 shops, however the Panasonic TX-40DX600 is stocked by 34 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
10 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 does not have a common interface (CI), but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 do. 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 28kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (95kWh) and 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.

Vastly higher power consumption (off) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has a power consumption (off) of 0.5W, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 0.3W power consumption when switched off TV (0.2W lower) and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 0.2W power consumption when switched off TV (0.3W lower).
A little thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-40DX600 is 49mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (39mm thicker) and 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.

34% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is a 12kg heavy TV. That's 4kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (12kg) and 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.

£40 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £39.99.
Two months older
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by two months. The Panasonic TX-40DX600 is the same age as the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
63% higher running costs over five years
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 costs £112.00 to run which is £33.26 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and £43.48 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 ranks No. 16780 by sales volume, however the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 2210.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Panasonic TX-40DX600 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+" and the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a rating of "A+".

Average User Rating

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Date Released

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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
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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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Electricity cost - switched on £ 108.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 112.00
Purchase price £ 319.99
Total cost of ownership £ 431.99
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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.
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" 40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 400Hz 800Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
 BMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 100cm 100cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST

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)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Home Screen
 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)
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 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
 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 27
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
 Hotel mode

Performance

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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
48W 42W
BEST
68W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh 59kWh
BEST
95kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
0.5W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 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) 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
88mm 47mm
BEST
49mm
Weight
8kg
BEST
10.5kg 12kg
Package Weight
11kg
BEST
15kg 17kg
Weight With Stand
8.5kg
BEST
12.5kg 14kg
Depth (with Stand)
238mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 364mm
Height (with Stand)
569mm 567mm
BEST
573mm
Width (with Stand)
902mm
BEST
904mm 904mm
Height
522mm 518mm 518mm
Width
902mm 904mm 904mm
Package Height
662mm 647mm
BEST
680mm
Package Width
983mm
BEST
1,302mm 1,345mm

Packaging Content

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