Panasonic TX-40DS500E


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Panasonic TX-40DS500E

Panasonic TX-40DS500E
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A very economical to run but 2 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
40" Full HD No 47mm May 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Panasonic TX-40DS500E Review

With very low running costs and at under 2 years old, we have scored the Panasonic TX-40DS500E as follows:
Good Features
1 Year Old
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 88%. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of only £53 over 5 years are in the cheapest 17% of all 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is easy to use.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Thinner than average
Supports Wi-Fi
My home screen
Adaptive backlight dimming
In-House TV streaming (client)
Only Full HD
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is This TV Best Used For?

Watching Films
Watching Sport
Playing Games

Panasonic TX-40DS500E In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Ajn said in their review of this TV “Easy to set up”.

Panasonic TVs Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 752 user and expert reviews (including 759 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its televisions. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The TX-40DS500E is one of the cheaper to run TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-40DS500E is only £53.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This television has been on the market since May 2016.


Only Full HD

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

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The TX-40DS500E's display diagonal of only 40" is smaller than average when compared to most other TVs. It is smaller than 71% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The TX-40DS500E does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the Panasonic TX-40DS500E is not 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the TX-40DS500E of only 47mm is thinner than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the thinnest 24% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The TX-40DS500E supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-40DS500E supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The TX-40DS500E features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Panasonic TX-40DS500E has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic panledtx40ds500bbk, panasonic corp tx40ds500e, panasonic schte80ebk, panasonic tx40ds500b, panasonic hd1080p, summer tx40ds500b, panasonic hdmi1x, info tx40ds500b


05025232825806, 05025232825837

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