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Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic televisions and also specifically for Panasonic small display diagonal TVs and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews compared to other brands.
Has a Wi-Fi
The TX-24DS500 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other latest small display diagonal TVs which do not have a wi-Fi.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the TX-24DS500 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other small display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to the TX-24DS500. Recently released televisions have motion interpolation frequencys of between 60Hz and 400Hz.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the latest small display diagonal TVs the annual energy consumptions range from 20kWh to 55kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 24 kilowatt hours, the Panasonic TX-24DS500 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst small display diagonal TVs of this age.
8 Reasons Against
Only HD Ready HD Type
The TX-24DS500 has a maximum display resolution of HD Ready. That's 56% less display resolution than a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This television's display resolution (HD Ready) is actually the worst display resolution across all similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-24DS500.
A Full HD HD type is the best display resolution across similar types of television.
The Panasonic TX-24DS500 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other recently released TVs are also not 3D.
Does Not Support Smart TV
The Panasonic TX-24DS500 does not support smart TV, although it is worth noting that most of the other new small display diagonal TVs also do not support smart TV.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to consider including the Samsung HG24EE460[plb_3541171_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most latest small display diagonal TVs do not have a built-in camera. The TX-24DS500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
+5 More reasons against
High Running Costs
This television has an efficiency rating of A+, however the TX-24DS500 is in the most expensive 5% of all 41 recently released televisions that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the TX-24DS500 will cost £69 over 5 years to run.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Panasonic TX-24DS500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other recently released small display diagonal TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of small display diagonal TVs that were launched in the last 12 months is 4W and the highest is 20W. The Panasonic TX-24DS500 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 6 Watts) amongst televisions of this age.
The TX-24DS500 is quite heavy (4.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released in the last 12 months. The lightest TV that has been around for around the same time as the TX-24DS500 is 1.5kg heavy, the heaviest is 5.9kg, and the average weight is 3.5kg.
2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-24DS500
Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when Panasonic released the TX-24DS500.
With a depth of 59 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-24DS500 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other new small display diagonal TVs.
If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the 22MT48[pl_3403786_price] (52.7mm), or the 28MT48[pl_3403793_price] (57.5mm) both from LG which is also cheaper.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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