Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500E
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Panasonic TX-40CS520

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An impressive value for money and critically acclaimed 40" Full HD TV, good for playing games
96
Reviews
3 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 47mm Mar 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40DS500E

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but 2 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
71
Features
Good Features
84
Age
1 Year Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 47mm May 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40CS520

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An impressive value for money and critically acclaimed 40" Full HD TV, good for playing games
96
Reviews
3 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 47mm Mar 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40DS500E

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but 2 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
71
Features
Good Features
84
Age
1 Year Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 47mm May 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency A+

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Reasons For

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3 Reasons For
Better for Watching Films
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is better for watching films than the Panasonic TX-40DS500E.
When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
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Better for Watching Sport
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is better for watching sport than the Panasonic TX-40DS500E.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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Better for Playing Games
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is better for playing games than the Panasonic TX-40DS500E.
When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
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Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-40DS500E is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (100Hz).

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.

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Common Interface (CI) Slot
The Panasonic TX-40DS500E has a common interface (CI) slot, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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.

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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
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5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
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Date Released

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
35 months old 21 months old Best

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Panasonic TX-40CS520
Panasonic
TX-40CS520
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2
Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Panasonic
TX-40DS500E
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Display Diagonal 40" 40"
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
High Frequency Rate 100Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Display Diagonal (metric) 100cm 100cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
Vertical Viewing Angle 176° Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
Standard Music
Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 54W 42W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.2W 0.2W
Power Consumption (average) 42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 59kWh 59kWh
Power Consumption (off) 0.2W 0.2W
Maximum Power Consumption 54W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
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
 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++
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Teletext 1,000 Pages 1,000 Pages
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Smart Modes
Normal True Cinema
Cinema Dynamic
Custom
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Custom
Normal True Cinema
Cinema Dynamic
Custom
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Custom
Number of OSD Languages 26 27
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Thickness 47mm 47mm
Weight 10.5kg 10.5kg
Weight With Stand 12.5kg 12.5kg
Depth (with Stand) 230mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 556mm 567mm
Width (with Stand) 904mm 904mm
Height 518mm 518mm
Width 904mm 904mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
SCART Port 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 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 2 2
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Package Weight 16kg 15kg
BEST
Package Height 647mm 647mm
Package Width 1,302mm 1,302mm

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