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40" Flat Mar 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Good 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” .

A Best Selling TV

The TX-40DS400 is one the best selling TV currently available.

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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Reasonably 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.

Good Stand

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

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.

Good Smart TV Features

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

Good Brand

We checked 413 user and expert reviews for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. 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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Supports Smart TV

The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-40DS400 do not support smart TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including the LG 49LH604[plb_3406109_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE49K5500[plb_3418550_price], or the LG 43LH590[plb_3382739_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The TX-40DS400 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that were released in the last year.

Alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the LG 49LH604[plb_3406109_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the LG 43LH590[plb_3382739_price], or the Philips 32PFS6401[plb_3305116_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on new comparable spec televisions.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-40DS400. The average RMS rated power of latest mid-size TVs is 17W.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Nine Video Formats Supporteds

supports nine video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more than most TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40DS400. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "VRO" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec televisions that were released in the last year is 240Hz. At 400 hertz, the TX-40DS400 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other new mid-size TVs.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-40DS400. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more than most recently released mid-size TVs. The most commonly found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this Panasonic TV. The smart modess Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Normal and True Cinema are also found on this TV.

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Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor 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”.

Poor Support

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

Not 3D

Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40DS400 are not 3D. The TX-40DS400 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months do not have a built-in camera. The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The TX-40DS400 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been on the market for the last year. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by latest mid-size TVs.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most recently released mid-size TVs do not feature OLED technology. The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly Thick

The TX-40DS400 has a fairly thick depth (88 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40DS400. Across all the latest similar spec TVs the depths range from 7.1mm to 99mm, and the average depth is 70mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Hitachi 32HBC01[plb_3199272_price] (97mm and cheaper).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40DS400

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the TX-40DS400 will cost £79 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 214 recently released mid-size TVs.

Released Ten Months Ago

Panasonic released the TX-40DS400 ten months ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Teletext
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
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

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £78.74
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Energy Rating
0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

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