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24" 100Hz Flat Mar 2015
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22 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, TX-24CS500 owners rated this TV 85 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Some Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 was good quality. F. Patel wrote on Amazon in October last year “Picture quality, I'll agree with a number of posters that the picture quality for terrestrial TV isn't as good as it could be”. F. Patel also mentioned “However I must admit that my previous TV does produce a much better picture quality”. F. Patel also wrote “The picture quality is absolutely fantastic”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Panasonic TX-24CS500 owners reckoned that the product had good picture quality. Pj Rankine wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is superb with natural flesh tones” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Some people considered that it had good colour saturation. R. Wallace said in their review of this TV “I’ ve always been a fan of Panasonic preferring their natural colours to similar priced Samsung, Pioneer alternatives”. Zuzana Kubatova said last year “Quick delivery, super easy set up, perfect crisp picture with natural colours” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Easy to Use

Several customers who bought the Panasonic TX-24CS500 concluded that it was easy to setup. Ian Shine wrote in his review on Amazon “The TV is easy to set up - both physically”. Lilly Penhaligon wrote on Amazon “Found these easy to set up and use” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Lilly Penhaligon also said “Have found that easy to set up and access”.

A number of Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good experience. Lilly Penhaligon wrote in her review of this TV “The greens etc really makes for a wonderful viewing experience”. Lilly Penhaligon also mentioned “Seems to very much enjoy the experience as he's hardly come off it since”.

Some customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to use. Lilly Penhaligon said last year “Superb TV, easy to use and fabulous picture quality”. Pj Rankine gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Once loaded it is intuitive and easy to use with a multitude of user definable options to choose from” in their review.

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 had a good interface. One Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic TX-24CS500 considered that it was easy to assemble. Heidi Flack wrote “Easy to put together and great picture- love it!” in her Panasonic TX-24CS500 review.

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Good Connectivity

Some Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. F. Patel mentioned “At the back there are only 2 HDMI slots, 1 Scart socket (Really?) An aerial socket”. Ian Shine wrote in his review “The only area where my old Panasonic comes out on top is for HDMI cables, as that had four, while this has only two” . Pj Rankine gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Sky pictures via HDMI were also crisp, sharp” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had network functionality. Pj Rankine gave the Panasonic TX-24CS500 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Connection to the internet was very easy with the set finding my home network quickly”.

One person said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 was wifi compatible. F. Patel said on Amazon “As the TV is WiFi equipped, you already have apps for BBC i_Player”.

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Good Size

A number of customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was thin. Last year Ian Shine wrote in his review on Amazon “It has discreet, narrow edges and a subtle stand that blends into the rest of the TV (unlike the large four-legged silver base of my old Samsung”. In the same month Lilly Penhaligon said “I think this is due to the relatively slim/narrow bezel around the screen which to me, makes it seem like the screen itself is bigger than the 40" it is” and rated the product 5 stars. Lilly Penhaligon also wrote “If I were to repurchase this, I would go for the bigger screen size now I know how slim and attractive the actual unit is”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. Pj Rankine wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-24CS500 “Panasonic appear to have made an effort with the speakers on this set as despite the thinness of the case the sound is clear and has depth” .

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Pj Rankine mentioned in their review of this TV “The remote is light and easy to handle with all the controls being in the positions that any Panasonic owner would expect” .

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Good Sound Quality

Seven Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. In October last year Amazon Customer gave the product a very good review and mentioned “The tv is the best i bought and the picture and sound are great can not fault it”. Derek Verrall said “Very pleased also sound is alot better than expected for a flat tv” in his review of the Panasonic TX-24CS500 and scored the product 5 stars. R. Wallace mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-24CS500 on Amazon “Now this is never going to replace a sound bar or more advanced audio and I found the surround sound option to be mediocre.”.

Very Low Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The TX-24CS500 is in the cheapest 6% of all 87 televisions of a similar age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-24CS500 is only £29.

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Good Smart TV

Two customers said that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 was good for watching TV catchup services. Lilly Penhaligon wrote on Amazon “Another thing I have noticed is that 4OD looks much much crisper on this TV than our previous one which was always murky” in her review of the Panasonic TX-24CS500. Lilly Penhaligon also wrote “We mostly watch Netflix and 4OD and found these easy to set up”.

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Pj Rankine scored it 4 stars and said on Amazon “The HD image is crisp and sharp straight even from a Freeview aerial.I liked the ability to select which screen format the TV starts up with”.

One person concluded that it had great smart functions. One person considered that it was good for watching YouTube on. Lilly Penhaligon rated this TV 5 stars and she said on Amazon “We have also used YouTube (although I prefer seeing those videos on a smaller device like an Ipad)”.

One customer who purchased the Panasonic TX-24CS500 thought it had good apps.

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Reasonably Priced

Four Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. F. Patel wrote “Fantastic value for the price” . F. Patel also mentioned “For the price this is a fantastic TV, yet for me”. Ian Shine mentioned “Panasonic are the kings of affordable Smart TVs”.

Nice Design

A number of Panasonic TX-24CS500 owners agreed that it was good looking. In October last year Pj Rankine mentioned “First off this is a very good looking TV”. R. Wallace mentioned on Amazon “Although made of plastic has a brushed metal appearance set against a black frame” in their review.

One person who reviewed the Panasonic TX-24CS500 wrote that it was ergonomic. In October last year R. Wallace said “Was able to assemble the TV by myself within minutes (thanks to Panasonic for a very ergonomic & used friendly stand mechanism”.

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was aesthetic. Mr. K. W. O'keeffe said “Plus points are the well implemented Smart features, media player & all round aesthetically pleasing design” nonetheless they only rated the Panasonic TX-24CS500 1 stars.

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner said in their reviews that the product was neat. Lilly Penhaligon said “It also fits really neatly and unobtrusively into a small living room”.

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Good High Def TV

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Chris Hall wrote “A superb LED HD TV packed with functions”. In October last year Lilly Penhaligon said on Amazon “For example, both TVs are HD quality” in her Panasonic TX-24CS500 review and rated it as very good. Mr. K. W. O'keeffe wrote “The engine within the TV itself produces terrible posterization/false contouring, noticeable even on HD content” in their Panasonic TX-24CS500 review.

Nice Stand

A few customers who reviewed it thought it had a good stand. In October last year R. Wallace said on Amazon “The stand is good enough though”.

Good Remote Control

Some Panasonic TX-24CS500 reviewers considered that the Panasonic TX-24CS500 had a good remote control. R. Wallace scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “In all cases the response form the remote was very good” in their review of this TV.

Robust

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner who purchased it considered that it was well made. F. Patel gave the product a very good rating and wrote on Amazon in October last year “Setting up was quick, most impressed with the stand which whilst solid was child's play to set up”.

Good for Wall Mounting

One Panasonic TX-24CS500 owner considered that the product was good for wall mounting. Last year R. Wallace scored it very highly and said in their review “Looks as if it has been designed for wall mounting”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Panasonic is one of the better rated TV brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its small display diagonal TVs.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not have a wi-Fi, the TX-24CS500 has a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the LG 24MT57[plb_2879389_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-24CS500 range from 50Hz to 200Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 82Hz. With a high frequency rate of 100 hertz, the TX-24CS500 has one of the faster high frequency rates amongst small display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Supports Ten Video Formats Supporteds

supports ten video formats supporteds

The TX-24CS500 has a greater number of video formats than most comparable spec televisions that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently supported video formats supported is MPEG4, but this video formats supported is not supported by this television. The video formats supporteds 3GPP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, VOB, VRO and WMV are also supported by this TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of TVs that have been available for more than a year is 0.25W, the highest is 22W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 13W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.25 Watts, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other small display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to the TX-24CS500.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Televisions that were released around the same time as the TX-24CS500 have annual energy consumptions of between 19kWh and 51kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 33kWh. At only 24 kilowatt hours, the TX-24CS500 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-24CS500.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A number of Panasonic TX-24CS500 owners reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. F. Patel wrote in their review “Not impressed with the TV guide” yet they still gave the Panasonic TX-24CS500 a score of 5 stars. Pj Rankine wrote “The programme guide is quite slow to load”.

Does Not Support Smart TV

Most televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-24CS500 do not support smart TV. The Panasonic TX-24CS500 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-24CS500, the TX-24CS500 is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Philips 22HFL2819[plb_3226404_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most small display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-24CS500 do not have a built-in camera. The TX-24CS500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-24CS500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-24CS500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-24CS500 range from 1.6kg to 8.4kg. At 4.5 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other small display diagonal TVs that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-24CS500

Released Over a Year Ago

This Panasonic TV was released over a year ago.

Average Depth

With a depth of 59 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than a year.

If you are not worried about having a thicker depth then you might also want to look at the 24PHH4000[pl_2788606_price] (35mm and cheaper), or the 22PFH4000[pl_2785880_price] (35mm and cheaper) both from Philips or the Haier LE24B8000[plb_2814033_price] (40mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Mr. K. W. O'keeffe
(Verified Purchase)

Plus points are the well implemented Smart features, media player & all round aesthetically pleasing design. Unfortunately, the engine within the TV itself produces terrible posterization/false... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Heidi Flack
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to put together and great picture- love it!

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by F. Patel
(Verified Purchase)

So for no reason other than the need to upgrade my 3 year old TV (Panasonic Viera TX-L37E5B) I purchased this TV. Delivery was swift and took 2 days. Setting up was quick, most impressed with the... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Mr N Mccann
(Verified Purchase)

Television works well. net access is pretty awful.

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Zuzana Kubatova
(Verified Purchase)

Quick delivery, super easy set up, perfect crisp picture with natural colours, and the sound is great. Looks amazing in my living room, slim and lightweight.

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Sirmartinfrobisher
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted a smart TV, I opted for Panasonic, it's great. Screen information is much better than my old set.

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Richard
(Verified Purchase)

Picture quality is disappointing for 2015.....looks like 2005 resolution.

Reviewed 8 June 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

The tv is the best i bought and the picture and sound are great can not fault it.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Mr. M. F. H. Perks
(Verified Purchase)

Very pkeased.

Reviewed 3 June 2015 by Lilly Penhaligon

Wow I wasn't sure what to expect with this TV but it has really impressed both my husband and I with its functionality, design and picture quality. This TV was on trial to replace a Samsung of the... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £27.24
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx24cs500, TX24CS500B, tx24cs500e, TX-24CS500B, panasonic 100, panasonic 1080, panasonic 100h, panasonic 1080p, panasonic 100hz, summer tx24cs500, panasonic n132351, panasonic 24cs500, summer tx24cs500b, quality tx24cs500, panasonic n132351w, panasonic 24cs500b, quality tx24cs500b, panasonic tx24cs500, panasonic tx24cs500b, panasonictv tx24cs500, panasonictv tx24cs500b
Barcodes 05025232811885, 05025232812431

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