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Panasonic TX24CS500B

£149.99
24" 100Hz Flat Mar 2015
A+
Display Diagonal High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £28.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are good
Running costs are very low
Good picture quality
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Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

The efficiency rating of this TV is A+. The average 5 year running cost of the TX-24CS500 is only £29 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheapest to run televisions of this type and age.


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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”.


Design

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”.

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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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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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”.


Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 24 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Panasonic TV is 85%. 13 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 428 expert and user reviews (including 17 verified purchases) for Panasonic televisions and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its small display diagonal televisions.


Features

Good 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.

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”.


Support

Poor Technical Guidance

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”.


Audio

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 RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of small display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago is 2W and the highest is 40W. At only 6 Watts, the TX-24CS500 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Smart TV

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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Smart TV Features Are Good

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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Supports Internet TV

The Panasonic TX-24CS500 supports internet TV. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this television do not support internet TV.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 does not support Smart TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

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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Average Depth

At 59 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other small display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this television.

Alternative TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Toshiba 24D3433 (£139.99) (58mm and cheaper).

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Display

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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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.

Not 3D

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

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the C32224 (£139.99), or the C16115 (£119.99) both from Cello or the Toshiba 32W3455 (£149).

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 100 hertz, the TX-24CS500 has a fairly fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television. Comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 400Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 84Hz.

If you are looking for a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the LG 32LF5610 (£174.99) (300Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-24CS500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this television also do not feature OLED technology.

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24 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 24 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 24" TVs and we think the Samsung T24B350ND, and the Philips 24PHH4000 (£160.45) both of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

If this Panasonic TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the LG 32LF5610 (£174.99) (32") which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in March 2015.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-24CS500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think the 32W3455 (£149), and the 24D3433 (£139.99) both from Toshiba and both of which are cheaper; or the Samsung UE22H5600 (£156.98) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The TX-24CS500 has an ethernet port, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV do not have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-24CS500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV do not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Performance

Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been available for a similar time to this TV, the Panasonic TX-24CS500 does not feature local dimming.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The TX-24CS500 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-24CS500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The TX-24CS500 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago also have a desktop stand included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonictv tx24cs500b, panasonic tx24cs500b, panasonic n132351w, panasonic 24cs500b, quality tx24cs500b, summer tx24cs500b, panasonic 1080p, panasonic 100hz, tx24cs500e
Barcodes 05025232811885, 05025232812431

Panasonic TX-24CS500 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-24CS500 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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