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Panasonic TX40CS520B

£329.99
40" Full HD 100Hz Flat Mar 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date £87.75 Electricity cost over 5 years
Panasonic televisions have good reviews
Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

This medium display diagonal TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the TX-40CS520 is £88 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 televisions of this age and spec.


Reviews

Panasonic Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 428 owner and expert reviews (including 20 verified purchases) for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range.


Price

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Good Value for Money

Six people who bought it thought it was good value for money. Two years ago website Ao.com wrote “Very Nice for the Price” but in spite of that they gave the Panasonic TX-40CS520 a score of 3 stars out of 5. They also said “Specifications are great for it's price” in their review. And also wrote “Good system specs for the price”.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Two customers concluded that the product had good sound quality.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when Panasonic released the TX-40CS520.


Performance

Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The TX-40CS520 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years also have an ambient light sensor.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The TX-40CS520 does not feature local dimming, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not feature local dimming.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Sony KDL-48R553 (£319) which is cheaper; or the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99) which has better reviews.

There are a number of other TVs which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the Sony KDL-48W605 (£329.99).

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Has an Ethernet Port

The TX-40CS520 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a similar spec and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as this TV are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99), the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99), or the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99).

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Average High Frequency Rate

The TX-40CS520 has a relatively typical high frequency rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

There are a number of alternative 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available that you might want to consider including the LTDN40K370 (£267.99), or the LTDN50D36 (£322.65) both from Hisense which and both of have better reviews.

If this television high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40H6400 (£249.99) (400Hz) which is also higher rated.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television, the TX-40CS520 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of TVs of this age and type is 160°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 176 degrees, the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

There are a number of other 40" televisions currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony KDL-40R453 (£249) which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE40B8000 which has better reviews.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the 42LF580 (£299) (42" and higher rated), the 42LF652 (£398.99) (42" and higher rated), or the 42LF5610 (£294.99) (42" and higher rated) all from LG.

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Good Picture Quality

Two owners who bought this TV reckoned that it had good picture quality. Website Ao.com said in their review of this TV “The graphics card could be upgraded easily when ever you want”.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-40CS520 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Internet TV

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 supports internet TV, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-40CS520 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support Smart TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-40CS520 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a fairly standard depth (47 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-50AS520 (£299.99) (53mm and cheaper).

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Design

Good Quality

Four people mentioned that this TV was good quality. Website Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this TV “Good build quality” . Website Ao.com mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “Excellent picture quality” . Gemma Kelly scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she said last year “Love these! Good sound quality although can't have music playing too loudly as the sound does leak” in her review of this TV.

Well Made

Three people concluded that it was well made. Website Ao.com wrote “Recommended if you don't have the time or patience to build a gaming system yourself” in their review of this TV but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Easy to Setup

Two customers reckoned that the Panasonic TX-40CS520 was easy to setup. Website Ao.com said “Easy to setup”.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Website Ao.com wrote “Tons of settings, gamer profiles” in their review of this TV but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. They also said “Good brightness settings options” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonictv tx40cs520b, panasonic tx40cs520b, summer tx40cs520b
Barcodes 05025232811847, 05025232812394

Panasonic TX-40CS520 Review Sources

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