Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Panasonic TX-40CS520
Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+".
6 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. 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.

£49 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £279.99, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is £329.00.
Available from 18 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2890 by sales volume in our TVs, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 29511.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+".
User reviews are better
Based on 12 reviews, the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user review score of 88%, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Three times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz slower than 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.

£49 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by £49.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 9 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-40CS520, but 27 retailers sell the Panasonic TX-40DS500. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 by 14 months.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 29511 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 2890.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 88% (based on 12 reviews).
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Date Released

23 months Ago 8 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 68.52
Purchase price £ 279.99
Total cost of ownership £ 348.51
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
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
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 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
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
 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)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
26 27
BEST
Picture-and-Text
 Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
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
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 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)
54W 42W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W 0.2W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Power Consumption (average)
42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh 59kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.2W 0.2W
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm 47mm
Weight
10.5kg 10.5kg
Package Weight
16kg 15kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
12.5kg 12.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
230mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
567mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm 904mm
Height
518mm 518mm
Width
904mm 904mm
Package Height
647mm 647mm
Package Width
1,302mm 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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