Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Panasonic TX-40DS500E
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Panasonic TX-40DS500E

A fairly new and very economical to run 40" Full HD TV
40" Full HD No No May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Panasonic TX-40DS500E Review

With low running costs and at under 2 years old, we have scored the Panasonic TX-40DS500E as follows for Summary.
Average Features
15 Months Old
£69 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%. 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At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available.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 TVs 2017.
This TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of only £69 over 5 years are in the cheapest 20% of all 4,373 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report it is easy to use.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite thin
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

Panasonic TX-40DS500E In-Depth Analysis


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 Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 1,055 owner and expert reviews (including 542 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its TVs. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the TX-40DS500E of 40" is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 29% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the TX-40DS500E does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the TX-40DS500E is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The TX-40DS500E's thickness of only 47mm is in the thinnest 25% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The Panasonic TX-40DS500E supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

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

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-40DS500E supports screen mirroring. 86% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The TX-40DS500E has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Released 15 Months Ago

This Panasonic TV was released in May 2016.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the TX-40DS500E is one of the more economic to run TVs that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the TX-40DS500E will cost only £69 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic corp tx40ds500e, panasonic tx40ds500bcr, samsung tx40ds500b, brand tx40ds500b, info tx40ds500b


05025232825806, 05025232825837, 05060516200467

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A lot larger display diagonal
Older by 10 months
4% cheaper to run
Lower energy efficiency rating