Panasonic TX40DS400B
Panasonic TX-40DS400
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Panasonic TX40DS400B

A low cost 40" Full HD TV with fine features and very low running costs
40" Full HD No No Mar 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Panasonic TX-40DS400 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Panasonic TX-40DS400 number 18 in 40 inch TVs and number 115 across all TVs.
Average Features
16 Months Old
£79 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £79 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report excellent product quality, superior picture quality and that it is reasonably priced. However they also report poor design and poor technical guidance.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
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 29 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 144 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 182 in TVs for films.

Panasonic TX-40DS400 In-Depth Analysis


Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Some Panasonic TX-40DS400 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon in October “Great TV with brilliant quality especially for gaming on my” and scored the product 80 out of 100. A few weeks ago Frances M. said in his review of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 “Is it good quality for the apps”. Timothy Taylor wrote in October this year “Awesome picture quality” .

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

A number of Panasonic TX-40DS400 reviewers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good picture quality. Timothy Taylor mentioned on Amazon “So far, I am damn impressed with the picture quality” in his review of the Panasonic TX-40DS400.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was good for playing games on.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

One person who bought it concluded that it was good value for money. John Hedley said on Amazon a few weeks ago “I am happy with this TV great value for money” in his Panasonic TX-40DS400 review.

Customers Report That it is Robust

One Panasonic TX-40DS400 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was strong and durable. Wendy Hastings she said in October “Good sturdy stand legs, easily fitted” in her review.

Users Report a Nice Stand

One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had a good stand.

Panasonic Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

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 brands. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Unimpressive Design

One person who purchased this TV considered that it was not good looking. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Apps, TV info and guide run pretty slow and take some time to load”.

Customers Report Unsatisfactory Technical Guidance

One person wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report Good Smart TV Features

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good apps.

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features. However at £260.00 it is cheaper than 86% of TVs.


Average Display Diagonal

The TX-40DS400's display diagonal of 40" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 30% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Only Full HD

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

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the TX-40DS400 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The TX-40DS400 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Fairly Thick

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the TX-40DS400 of 88mm is in the thickest 9% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The TX-40DS400 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, which is unusual. 99% of televisions do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-40DS400 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Released 16 Months Ago

This TV has been on the market since March 2016.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the TX-40DS400 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on alright energy prices, we estimate the TX-40DS400 will cost £79 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx40ds400b, summer tx40ds400b
Barcodes 05025232839636

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