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40" Active Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Good Sound Quality

A number of customers who bought it considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said “The picture quality is excellent, sound is a bit tinny, you will need a sound bar or surround system, if you only using external sources for content then fine.” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 nonetheless only gave it a rating of 2 stars. D. J. Quinn and wrote on Amazon “The speakers are pretty good for a budget flatscreen TV”. In August last year Difficult_guy said on Amazon “This tv does not have a terrible sound” however only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers agreed that this TVs was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “The picture quality is exceptional”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The picture quality is excellent, sound is a bit tinny, you will need a sound bar or surround system, if you only using external sources for content then fine.”. Last year Carol Chapman wrote on Amazon “For the price I think it deserves consideration if your primary interest is in a good quality picture” in his review and scored it 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Some Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers considered that it had good picture quality. In August last year Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and said in their review of this TVs “The picture quality is exceptional”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The picture quality is excellent, sound is a bit tinny, you will need a sound bar or surround system, if you only using external sources for content then fine.”. Difficult_guy mentioned in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review on Amazon “Picture Quality, This tv offers excellent picture quality through HD sources”.

Good High Def TV

A few customers agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. D. J. Quinn said on Amazon “I'm back on my old TV now and it looks great in comparison) External HD & online content looks better” in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review. D. J. Quinn also said “Say you're better off spending the same money on a better quality HD TV instead”. Difficult_guy said on Amazon “Picture Quality, This tv offers excellent picture quality through HD sources and Netflix HD” but despite that scored this TVs 1 stars.

Reasonably Priced

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review “The design is of cheap poor quality” but gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Arista gave this TVs a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Then its good deal louder” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400. D. J. Quinn wrote “No matter what you do to the picture settings broadcast television looks like a cheap Mexican soap opera” however only rated it 60 out of 100.

Several customers concluded that the Panasonic TX-40CX400 was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in August “Future proof is a joke, I'd advise anyone to stay clear of this, invest a little bit extra and get something better for your money” in their review. Ant Burke said on Amazon “TV is good value for money and the picture is very good” in their review. Arista wrote on Amazon “Its Great 4K LED 40" Great price” in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A few people mentioned that the product was cheap. D. J. Quinn mentioned in August last year “The speakers are pretty good for a budget flatscreen TV” yet only scored this TVs 60 out of 100. D. J. Quinn also wrote “Beyond the panel the TV is noticeably budget”. Mr. Pw Bate mentioned “Admittedly this is still inexpensive compared to most 4K TVs so I was still a bit worried I'd encounter similar problems” in their review of this TVs.

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Running Costs Are Very Low

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. Based on average energy prices we estimate that the TX-40CX400 will cost £101 over 5 years to run, which is in the cheapest 8% of all 465 TVs of this spec and age.

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Nice Design

Several Panasonic TX-40CX400 owners thought this TVs was good looking. In August last year D. J. Quinn mentioned “The speakers are pretty good for a budget flatscreen TV”. Kotko said in the same month “Colour accuracy and contrast are pretty ok though not perfect” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 but gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Last year Mr P Thompson wrote on Amazon “A nice looking TV” in his review of this TVs.

Some people thought it was a good design. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “The design is of cheap poor quality”. One Panasonic TX-40CX400 owner who bought this TVs mentioned that it was smooth. Kotko said “Motion is far from smooth and I've tried a number of sources, from playing movies on Apple TV, Chromecast, Bluray etc”.

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Good Smart TV Features

A number of people who reviewed the Panasonic TX-40CX400 agreed that it was good for watching on demand TV. In August last year D. J. Quinn said in their review “I can't say for sure whether this is a problem with Netflix or the TV.” yet scored the Panasonic TX-40CX400 3 stars. Dinesh Kunwar wrote on Amazon last year “It can be better if you add Apple TV, Jadoo tv box or android tv” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400. In August this year Lee Foster mentioned “It has a dedicated Netflix button on the remote” in his Panasonic TX-40CX400 review and rated it 80 out of 100.

One customer concluded that the Panasonic TX-40CX400 was good for watching TV catchup services. Tyke-Eng mentioned on Amazon “An amazing feature that I didnt expects is that you can fully control the Fire TV product via the TV remote! The BBC iPlayer is really good” in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review however despite that only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-40CX400 was good for watching YouTube on. One customer who bought this TVs wrote that it had great smart functions. B. King mentioned “App's interface is also terrible so had to buy an Amazon Fire TV for better smart features” in their review of this TVs.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers who purchased it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Difficult_guy mentioned on Amazon “It has improved 3D picture quality”. Difficult_guy also said “LG is much better software to handle 3d contents”. This month John55 scored it 99 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The simulated 3d is fantastic, i have never watched BTTF in 3d before”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who reviewed this TVs agreed that it was noisy. Arista said in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 “Then its good deal louder”.

Good Size

A number of people thought this TVs was thin. D. J. Quinn said on Amazon “The bezel is commendably thin and it's the cheapest 4K TV right now”. Difficult_guy wrote on Amazon “Design Its one of the latest slim line 4k LED/LCD tv with small bezel” in their review of this TVs.

One Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewer reckoned that the product was thick.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was wifi compatible. M. Dosa wrote last year “Straight out of the box i noticed loads of connectability which is great easy to set up, great wi fi connection, clear sound” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. In August this year Tyke-Eng said “I connected to WiFi and was incredibly simple”.

Easy to Use

Some Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Last year Jhancke said on Amazon “The only problem I'm having is setting up the av controls for my Xbox one to switch it on” and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100. M. Dosa mentioned on Amazon “Straight out of the box i noticed loads of connectability which is great easy to set up, great wi fi connection, clear sound”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Tyke-Eng wrote on Amazon this year “An amazing feature that I didnt expects is that you can fully control the Fire TV product via the TV remote! The BBC iPlayer is really good”.

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Robust

Several customers concluded that the product was well made. D. J. Quinn and mentioned in their Panasonic TX-40CX400 review on Amazon “Even with a solid 20Mb connection 4K content on Netflix breaks up when anything moves quickly”. Difficult_guy wrote “This TV has quad core processor built in” in their review. Jhancke said on Amazon “The built in speakers are good enough to match a good sound bars Obviously”.

Good Stand

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good stand.

Panasonic Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 413 user and expert reviews for Panasonic televisions and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40JU6000[plb_2972499_price], the LG 49UF690[plb_2828873_price], and the Philips 50PUT6400[plb_2834162_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-40CX400 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the TX-40CX400 also support smart TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40JU6000[plb_2972499_price], the LG 49UF690[plb_2828873_price], or the Philips 50PUT6400[plb_2834162_price].

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-40CX400 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the TX-40CX400 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The TX-40CX400 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-40CX400 range from 61kWh to 550kWh. At only 91 kilowatt hours, the TX-40CX400 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-40CX400.

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Very Light

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40CX400 the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg. At only 10.5 kilograms, the TX-40CX400 is fairly light compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-40CX400.

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6 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it did not have a good remote control. Mr D J Thomas said this month “Poorly designed remote handset compared with true Panasonic” in his review of this TVs and rated it 20 out of 100.

Inferior Technical Features

Several Panasonic TX-40CX400 reviewers said in their reviews that the product did not have good features. This year B. King said on Amazon “Terrible picture quality and bad Smart features”. In August this year Lee Foster wrote “The smart features are basic ( no usb recording function”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-40CX400, the TX-40CX400 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-40CX400 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Small Visible Diagonal Screen Size

With a visible diagonal screen size of only 101.6 centimeters, the TX-40CX400 has a quite small visible diagonal screen size compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The average visible diagonal screen size of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-40CX400 is 150cm.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 200 hertz, the Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40CX400. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40CX400 is 100Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40CX400

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar spec and age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the TX-40CX400 over a year ago.

Average Depth

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a pretty typical depth (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40CX400.

We compared all the other 65mm thick TVs to this television and we think cheaper TVs such as the Panasonic TX-48CX400[plb_2955149_price] is also worth considering.

TVs with a thicker depth that might also be worth looking at include the KD-49X8309[pl_2805016_price] (60mm), or the KD-43X8307[pl_2837137_price] (60mm) both from Sony.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Screen Mirroring
Audio
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Network Streaming Service
Teletext Function
Ambient Light Sensor
Teletext
Social Network Service
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
Network Streaming Services Supported
Other Features
Other Features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Multimedia
Stereo Sound
Audio Power
HDMI 2
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Smart TV Applications
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Packaging Content

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Electricity cost when switched on £100.95
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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