Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500E
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Panasonic TX-40DS400

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and low cost 40" Full HD television, good for watching films
93
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
82
Age
1 Year Old
89
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 88mm Mar 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 88mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40DS500E

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but a little out of date 40" Full HD TV, with good features
73
Features
Good Features
83
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-40DS400

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and low cost 40" Full HD television, good for watching films
93
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
82
Age
1 Year Old
89
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
40" Full HD No 88mm Mar 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 88mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Panasonic TX-40DS500E

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but a little out of date 40" Full HD TV, with good features
73
Features
Good Features
83
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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£329.00
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Reasons For

Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
3 Reasons For
Better for Watching Films
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 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-40DS400 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-40DS400 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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Hugely Thinner
Panasonic TX-40DS500E is 47mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (41mm thicker).

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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13% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Panasonic TX-40DS500E is £8 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 over five years.
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Better Brand
Panasonic TVs have an average rating of 51.9%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.

Date Released

Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
23 months old 21 months old Best

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-40DS400 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-40DS400
Panasonic
TX-40DS400
8 trees 0.3 tonnes CO2
Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Panasonic
TX-40DS500E
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Display Diagonal 40" 40"
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
High Frequency Rate
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 400Hz 400Hz
Display Brightness
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
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Speech Standard
Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
Speech Standard
Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Power Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 48W 42W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption 67kWh 59kWh
BEST
Power Consumption (off) 0.3W 0.2W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Video Formats Supported
MP4 AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
3GPP VRO
WMV PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 PS
MP4 AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
3GPP VRO
WMV PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 WMV
 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-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Smart Modes
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
Normal True Cinema
Custom Cinema
Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
Number of OSD Languages 27 27
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Thickness 88mm 47mm
BEST
Weight 8kg 10.5kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 8.5kg 12.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 569mm 567mm
Width (with Stand) 902mm
BEST
904mm
Height 522mm 518mm
Width 902mm 904mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 2 2
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Packaging Data Panasonic TX-40DS400 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Package Weight 11kg
BEST
15kg
Package Height 662mm 647mm
BEST
Package Width 983mm 1,302mm
BEST

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