Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40DX700
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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-40DX700

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning but slightly out of date 40" 4K television, good for watching films
91
Reviews
108 Reviews + 1 Award
65
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
84
Age
1 Year Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
40" 4K No 40mm May 2016 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 40mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency B
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-40DX700

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning but slightly out of date 40" 4K television, good for watching films
91
Reviews
108 Reviews + 1 Award
65
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
84
Age
1 Year Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
40" 4K No 40mm May 2016 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 40mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency B

Top Prices

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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
6 Reasons For
£189 Cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 costs £359.99, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX700 is £549.00.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£52 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is £52 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40DX700 over five years.
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Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DX700 is "B".
Expert Reviews Are Hugely Better
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is 100%, but the average rating of the Panasonic TX-40DX700 is 76% (based on 6 reviews).
Better Whathifi.com Review Score
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a review score of 100% from Whathifi.com, however the Panasonic TX-40DX700's rating was only 80% from the same site.
4 Reasons For
1,300Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-40DX700 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,400Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is only a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,300Hz slower).

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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Local Dimming
The Panasonic TX-40DX700 features local dimming, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not feature local dimming.

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

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7mm Thinner
The Panasonic TX-40DX700 is a 40mm thick TV. That's 7mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (47mm).

The thickness of a 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.

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Common Interface (CI) Slot
The Panasonic TX-40DX700 has a common interface (CI) slot, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not.

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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Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
No awards found
1 Award
Expert Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has better expert reviews than the Panasonic TX-40DX700. The average expert reviews score for the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is 100% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Panasonic TX-40DX700 is 76% based on 6 reviews.
Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
72 reviews
4 stars
14 reviews
3 stars
5 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
8 reviews

Whathifi.com Review Score

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
Best
Whathifi.com logo
Not everyone can fit a giant 65in TV into their living room. Indeed, most people might struggle with a 50in screen, no matter how slim the bezel is. Thankfully, there are still good old 40in screens in production. And this smart Panasonic TX-40CS520 ...
Lots of detail, clarity and punch
Welljudged colour balance
Strong contrast
Good sound
Great selection of on demand and catch up apps
Easy to use
Great screen uniformity
Mostly believable colours
Strong video processing
Decent black levels
Most key video streaming apps present
Great value
Good picture quality
Surprisingly effective audio
Customisable smart TV system
Very good picture quality
Good value
Surprisingly good sound
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A bit slow in between menus and apps
Poor audio sync from external sources
MSRP is toppy
Occasional dirty screen effect
Some colour issues
No Firefox smart platform
It's not 4K
Mediocre standard def upscaling
Backlight clouding issues
You have to work around backlight clouding
Minor motion flaws
No 3D or 4K, if that bothers you
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Have we found the best TV deal of the year? The Panasonic TX-40CS520 may not be flashy, but it's a well-built TV that will look smart in your living room or second bedroom.And it's worth repeating that all these smart features and the excellent pictu...
Aug 2015
Whathifi.com logo
The Panasonic TX-40DX700B's little sibling, the DX600, first convinced us that 4K on a 40in screen makes sense with the right set. In fact, so convinced were we that, despite its four-star verdict, we gave it an Award at its screen size. This set has...
Sharp, detailed picture
HDR support
Freeview Play
Wide range of ondemand services
Smart design
HDR needs to be more convincing
Screen could be brighter
Shadow detail is lacking
There's plenty to like about the Panasonic TX-40DX700B, not least its sharp, detailed picture and excellent operating system.Freeview Play gives it a real upper hand for on-demand fiends and there's no doubt its 4K pictures give it an insight boost f...
Jan 2017

Date Released

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
35 months old 21 months old Best

What are They Best Used For

Watching Films

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!

Compare the best TVs for film.

Watching Sport

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.

Compare the best TVs for sport.

Playing Games

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.

Compare the best TVs for gaming.

Key Features

Thickness

The thickness of a 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

Energy Efficiency Class

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700

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 (Best)
Panasonic TX-40DX700
Panasonic
TX-40DX700
13 trees 0.52 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
Display Diagonal 40" 40"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 100Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 100Hz
BEST
1,400Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
1080p 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
1080p 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 100cm 100cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle 176° Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
Standard Music
Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 54W
BEST
84W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.2W
BEST
0.5W
Power Consumption (average) 42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 59kWh 117kWh
BEST
Power Consumption (off) 0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Maximum Power Consumption 54W 120W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS 3GPP
VRO PS
H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
MP4 WMV
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS 3GPP
VRO PS
H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
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
Processor Cores Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext 1,000 Pages 1,000 Pages
 
 
 
Management Features Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
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-40DX700
Thickness 47mm 40mm
BEST
Weight 10.5kg
BEST
11.5kg
Weight With Stand 12.5kg 12.5kg
Depth (with Stand) 230mm 203mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 556mm 559mm
Width (with Stand) 904mm 895mm
BEST
Height 518mm 514mm
Width 904mm 895mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
SCART Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
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 2
BEST
HDMI Port 2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Type-A Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-40CS520 Panasonic TX-40DX700
Package Weight 16kg 16kg
Package Height 647mm 611mm
BEST
Package Width 1,302mm 1,223mm
BEST

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