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Panasonic TX40CX400B

£399.99
A 2 year old 40" 4K TV with average features but a price that represents alright value for money
40" 4K Yes No Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Panasonic TX-40CX400 Review

With low running costs and at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic TX-40CX400 number 91 in 3D TVs, number 98 in 40 inch TVs and number 283 in 4K TVs.
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
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£104 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
60
Good

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 59%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £104 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report sound quality, it is reasonably priced and excellent product quality. However they also report an inferior remote control and poor technical features.
This Panasonic TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
3D
Does not feature OLED technology
Quite narrow horizontal viewing angle

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the TX-40CX400 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 614 in TVs for sport. It is also mediocre for playing games, ranking number 402 in TVs for gaming as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 557 in TVs for films.
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How Big is the Panasonic TX-40CX400?

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 912mm wide and 65mm tall. It is 532mm thick and weighs 10.5kg.

Panasonic TX-40CX400 front dimensions

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Panasonic TX-40CX400 size in context

Panasonic TX-40CX400 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Users Report 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.

Customers Report That it is Fairly 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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Users Report Superior 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.

Customers Report Great 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”.

Users Report Good Quality 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.

Customers Report 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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Users Report 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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Users Report 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”.

Customers Report 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”.

Users Report an 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.

Panasonic TVs Have Very Good Reviews

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

Users Report That it is a 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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Customers Report 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”.

Customers Report 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”.

Customers Report That it is 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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Users Report That it is 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”.

Customers Report a Nice Stand

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


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £399.99 it is cheaper than 71% of TVs.

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Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the TX-40CX400 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. Across all televisions the worst resolution is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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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Average Display Diagonal

The TX-40CX400's display diagonal of 40" is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 30% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-40CX400 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the TX-40CX400 of 65mm is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 65% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The TX-40CX400 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-40CX400 supports screen mirroring. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of TVs range from 150° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. The horizontal viewing angle of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 of only 176° is in the narrowest 17% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The TX-40CX400 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Bluetooth

The Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40CX400 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that 98% of televisions also do not have a built-in camera.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The TX-40CX400 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The TX-40CX400 supports smartphones being used as a remote, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the TX-40CX400 in April 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this television is A, and the average 5 year running cost of the TX-40CX400 is £104 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

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

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