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Panasonic TX-40DS500

40" Full HD Flat May 2016
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £68.52 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are good
Easy to use
Smart TV features are good
12 Reviews

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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

This Panasonic TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the TX-40DS500 has an average 5 year running cost of only £69 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run televisions that came out in the last 12 months.


Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this Panasonic TV on average 88 out of 100. 7 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 421 expert and owner reviews (including 20 verified purchases) for Panasonic televisions and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range.


Price

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”.


Design

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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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.

Poor Design

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

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.


Audio

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”.


Features

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.


Smart TV

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.

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”.

Supports Internet TV

The Panasonic TX-40DS500 supports internet TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-40DS500 supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television also support Smart TV.

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Other

Released Twelve Months Ago

Panasonic released the TX-40DS500 in May 2016.


Weight & Dimensions

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.

Very Thin

The depths of comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV range from 34mm to 98mm, and the average depth is 71mm. The TX-40DS500 has one of the thinner depths (only 47 millimeters) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the 40PFH4201 (£325.39) (79mm), or the 40HFL5010 (£329.99) (64mm) both from Philips or the Samsung HG40ND470 (£303.28) (81mm).

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Display

Good High Def TV

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

Good Picture Quality

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

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for the last year. 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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Not 3D

The TX-40DS500 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that came out in the last year are also not 3D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for the last year.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inches television.

If this television display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the LG 49LH5100 (£260) (49" and higher rated) or the Hitachi 43HB6T62 (£235) (43" and cheaper).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-40DS500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other new similar spec TVs also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of its better review score, the Samsung UE40J6240 (£299.99).

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the Samsung HG40EE690 (£299), or the Hitachi 40HB6T62 (£305.49).

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for the last year.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-40DS500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The TX-40DS500 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx40ds500e, panasonic tx40ds500b, samsung tx40ds500b, panasonic ds500b, info tx40ds500b
Barcodes 05025232825806, 05025232825837

Panasonic TX-40DS500 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-40DS500 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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