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Panasonic TX40CX400B

£399.00
£354.00 £45.00 cheaper than 16 days ago
40" 4K Ultra HD Active Apr 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £100.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good high def TV
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
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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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Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the TX-40CX400 has an average 5 year running cost of £101 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheapest to run TVs of a similar spec and age.


Audio

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.

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”.


Design

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.

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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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”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40CX400 does not have a built-in camera, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago which have a built-in camera.

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Display

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.

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type. 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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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”.

Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The TX-40CX400 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 200 hertz) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV is 100Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 860Hz.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

If you are looking for a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the TX-48CX400 (£319.99) (48"), or the TX-55CX400 (£399.99) (55") both from Panasonic.

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Reviews

Panasonic Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 421 expert and owner reviews (including 96 verified purchases) for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

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Features

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”.

Good Stand

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


Smart TV

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 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”.

Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-40CX400 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Smart TV

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

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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Average Depth

At 65 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

If you are not worried about having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the LG 49UF850 (51.3mm) which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since April 2015.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The TX-40CX400 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this television.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (£349.99) is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the TX-48CX400 (£319.99), or the TX-55CX400 (£399.99) both from Panasonic.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years also have an ambient light sensor.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The TX-40CX400 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-40CX400 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic schte200ebk, panasonic tx40cx400b
Barcodes 05025232813087, 05025232813162

Panasonic TX-40CX400 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-40CX400 review we compared this TV to 4,701 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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