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Panasonic TX40CS520B

£399.00
An excellent value for money 40" Full HD TV with average features and low running costs
40" Full HD No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Panasonic TX-40CS520 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Panasonic TX-40CS520 number 101 in 40 inch TVs and number 556 across all TVs.
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Excellent
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Average Features
62
2 Years Old
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£88 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

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This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £88 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite thin
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Panasonic TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for playing games, ranking number 342 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 667 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 596 in TVs for films.
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Panasonic TX-40CS520 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Panasonic Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 1,054 user and expert reviews (including 544 verified purchases) for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £399.00 it is cheaper than 75% of TVs.

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Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the TX-40CS520 of 40" is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 36% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-40CS520 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The TX-40CS520 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The thickness of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 of only 47mm is fairly thin compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 25% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight. 99% of TVs do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The TX-40CS520's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is quite slow compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 15% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The TX-40CS520 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Average High Frequency Rate

The TX-40CS520's high frequency rate of 100Hz is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 43% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most other TVs, the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not feature local dimming. 76% of televisions do not feature local dimming.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The TX-40CS520 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-40CS520 supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the TX-40CS520 of only 176° is in the narrowest 21% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of TVs range from 150° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in March 2015.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+. The TX-40CS520 has an average 5 year running cost of £88 based on fine usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic tx40cs520b

Barcodes:

05025232811847, 05025232812394

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