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40" Flat May 2016
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27 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Panasonic TV rated it as 88%.

Popular Choice

Across all TVs, the TX-40DS500 is one the top selling products currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Easy to Use

Several Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Ajn wrote in their review “Easy to set up”.

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface. In October this year Timbertwig gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options”.

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

Three customers said that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 had good apps. Mr. William Oxley wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “There are numerous apps pre-loaded including BBC iPlayer” and scored the Panasonic TX-40DS500 5 stars. One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner who purchased the Panasonic TX-40DS500 concluded that it was good for watching TV catchup services.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers considered that it was good value for money. Stan mentioned in his review of this TV “If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars”.

Good Size

A number of Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewers thought it was lightweight. In October Avid British Reader said in their review “Its super lightweight ( a 1/3rd of the weight of our” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

Two people thought it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Connectivity

Some customers concluded that the product was wifi compatible. N. Wilcock said in their review on Amazon in October “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS”. This year Stan said “Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was quiet. Avid British Reader said this month “What was once the quiet room will now be Football 2016 room”.

Good Picture Quality

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner said that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer reckoned that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 was good quality. This month Ajn mentioned “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge” in their Panasonic TX-40DS500 review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it thought it had good features. N. Wilcock mentioned in October this year “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price”.

Good Stand

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good stand.

Good Standard Def TV

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV. A few weeks ago B Mort gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “SD programs are ok” in their review.

Robust

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 owner who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Avid British Reader wrote on Amazon “Run our films through conventional means and a trusty old pioneer DVD player is sitting besides it” in their review and gave the Panasonic TX-40DS500 a score of 5 stars.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

This TV has only been on the market for eight months. Newer TVs like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

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 have been available for a similar time to it. 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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Good Brand

Based on 413 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its TVs. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The TX-40DS500 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other latest mid-size TVs also have a wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony KDL-43WD751[plb_3772198_price] which is cheaper; or the Hisense H40M2600[plb_3365573_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a wi-Fi including the LG 43LH604[plb_3349266_price].

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-40DS500 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-40DS500 do not support smart TV.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available that you might want to look at including the Hisense H40M2600[plb_3365573_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV to this television and we think the Samsung UE32K5179[plb_3753122_price], or the LG 43LH604[plb_3349266_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on latest mid-size TVs.

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Supports Eleven Video Formats Supporteds

supports eleven video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the TX-40DS500 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-40DS500. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "PS", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Latest mid-size TVs have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 240Hz. At 400 hertz, the TX-40DS500 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the TX-40DS500.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-40DS500. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the TX-40DS500 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this TV. The smart modess Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Normal and True Cinema are also found on this Panasonic TV.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest depth of TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-40DS500 is 7.1mm, the thickest is 99mm, and the average depth is 70mm. With a depth of only 47 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-40DS500.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-40RD453[plb_3323809_price] (66mm and cheaper).

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Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on TVs that have been around for the last year.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Panasonic TX-40DS500 reviewer reckoned that the Panasonic TX-40DS500 was not good looking.

Price Has Recently Increased by £66.80

The price of the TX-40DS500 has increased by £66.80 in the last 46 days.

Not 3D

Most TVs that were launched in the last 12 months are not 3D. The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40DS500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other latest mid-size TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The TX-40DS500 has a greater number of image formats than most latest comparable spec TVs. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by new televisions.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-40DS500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-40DS500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The TX-40DS500 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-40DS500 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec TV that was released in the last 12 months is 1kg heavy, the heaviest is 20kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg. At 10.5 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-40DS500.

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OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The TX-40DS500 is typical compared to the other 214 mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-40DS500 is £69.

Specification

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User Reviews

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Initial problems with WiFi set up but easily solved by hard wiring direct from router. SD programs are ok but HD is super clear and I'm glad I decided to leave the 4k UHD stuff until there's more... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by AJN
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Very easy to set-up and really liked the "pages" menu approach as a first time Smart TV user. The telly is very light weight compared to our previous TV and can be placed into position by one... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Amal Hirani | 11 Comments
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Great TV, but it was advertised as being able to link with an ipad/mac book/iphone and for the life of me i cannot figure how to do this.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by David Lowton
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Excellent...

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Unfortunately it came damaged and had to be returned, the menu system was nice and the apps i hooked it up over ethernet it seemed to work ok the screen resolution didn't seem as good as the... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Pip

WONDERFUL.

Reviewed 28 July 2016 by Stan
(Verified Purchase)

Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi.Roll on Olympics and football season. If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars.

Reviewed 21 July 2016 by Michael
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Perfect...

Reviewed 15 July 2016 by N. Wilcock

When my faithful old Panasonic TX-24DX1 passed away after 15 years of faultless service, I decided to replace it with the TX-32DS500B. An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Timbertwig

For less than £500, this is a lot of TV for your money. It is certainly a big TV and so make sure that you have enough room to enjoy it. That said, it's surprisingly light for its size and moving... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £67.30
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx40ds500, tx40ds500e, info tx40ds500, panasonic hdmi1, info tx40ds500b, panasonic ds500, rsquo tx40ds500, summer tx40ds500, rsquo tx40ds500b, panasonic hdmi1x, panasonic ds500b, panasonic schtb18, panasonic p241307, summer tx40ds500b, panasonic schte80, samsung tx40ds500, panasonic p241307p, panasonic schte80e, samsung tx40ds500b, panasonic schtb690, panasonic schtb18e, panasonic schte80eb, panasonic tx40ds500, panasonic schtb690e, panasonic schtb18eb, panasonic dmrhwt130, panasonic schtb18ebk, panasonic dmrhwt130e, panasonic schte80ebk, panasonic tx40ds500b
Barcodes 05025232825806, 05025232825837, 05032037083126

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