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Panasonic TX-40CSW524
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Panasonic TX-40CSW524

40" 100Hz 47mm Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Depth Release Date
A+
£156.65 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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7 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site Chip.de scored this mid-size TV 84%. This means that TV experts think this television is one of the better televisions of this age and type.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated television brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (off)

The lowest power consumption (off) of TVs of this age and type is 0.01W, the highest is 0.5W, and the average power consumption (off) is 0.31W. With a power consumption (off) of only 0.2 Watts, the Panasonic TX-40CSW524 has one of the lowest power consumption (off)s amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Supports Ten Video Formats Supporteds

supports ten video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-40CSW524 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-40CSW524. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-40CSW524 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been around for more than a year. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Thin

The Panasonic TX-40CSW524 has one of the thinner depths (only 47 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The depths of TVs of this type and age range from 7mm to 98mm, and the average depth is 66mm.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 47mm thick televisions currently available including the Panasonic TX-40CS630 which has better reviews.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the LG 49LF540 (£270.00) (39.9mm), or the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (£280.00) (47mm).

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-40CSW524 support smart TV, however the TX-40CSW524 does not support smart TV.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to consider include the Samsung UN32J6300 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The TX-40CSW524 does not have a wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40CSW524 also do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UN32J6300 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The TX-40CSW524 is not 3D. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40CSW524 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Panasonic TX-40CS630, or the Samsung UE40ES6300 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40CSW524 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Panasonic TX-40CSW524 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-40CSW524.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-40CSW524 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

Similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-40CSW524 have weights of between 3.6kg and 36kg. The TX-40CSW524 is quite heavy (10.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40CSW524.

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High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, the TX-40CSW524 has an average running cost of £157 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run televisions of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40CSW524

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Panasonic released the TX-40CSW524.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Average High Frequency Rate

At 100 hertz, the TX-40CSW524 has a fairly standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year.

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to consider the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 (120Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Teletext
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (average)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 October 2015

Der Panasonic TX-50CSW524 besticht im Test mit hoher HD-Bild-Qualität und sehr niedrigen Verbrauchswerten. Sound und Bedienbarkeit stimmen, lediglich bei der Ausstattung schwächelt das Gerät...

Sehr niedriger Verbrauch
Gute Bildqualitt
Keine 3DTechnologie
Fehlende USBAnschlsse

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £155.43
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £156.65
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Energy Rating
0.78T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx40csw524, panasonic tx40csw524s
Barcodes 05025232812776, 05025232812806

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