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Panasonic TX-48CX400 Review
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|2 Years Old|
|£104 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 57?
It has average user reviews with an average user rating of 63%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £104 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is robust and good quality high def TV. However they also report poor 3D picture quality, unsatisfactory connectivity and unsatisfactory technical guidance.
This Panasonic TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Does not feature OLED technology
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared the TX-48CX400 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is average for watching sport, ranking number 569 in TVs for sport. It is also mediocre for playing games, ranking number 369 in TVs for gaming as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 581 in TVs for films.
Should You Buy it Now?
Panasonic TX-48CX400 In-Depth Analysis
Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-48CX400 was a bargain for the price. Ahmed said “It's a cheap brand made in China, with a panasonic label, not recommended, buy a proper tv brand samsung” in his Panasonic TX-48CX400 review however he gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer rated it as very good and said “Is smart built in freeview yes i got a good deal”. Amazon Customer also said “For the price it's a bargain”.
A few customers who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Mikelaststop mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 on Amazon “Excellent value” and gave the Panasonic TX-48CX400 a score of 5 stars. Peter said in his review of this TV in January last year “Good value 4k TV on a budget” . Peter also wrote “I think value for money if all you want to do is watch TV”.
A number of Panasonic TX-48CX400 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was cheap. Craig Fitzgerald wrote “I knew it was a budget 4K tv” in his review. Two years ago Nix wrote “This is a budget tv and the picture quality”. Peter mentioned on Amazon “It's a good budget level 4k tv which has an excellent Panasonic viera quality screen that will impress you” and scored the product 80 out of 100.
Users Report That it is Robust
Some Panasonic TX-48CX400 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. This month Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “3d to converts 2d to 3d and is smart built in freeview yes i got a good” in their Panasonic TX-48CX400 review. Daniele Riccetti said in her review of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 “Countrarily i find the tv so well and solid built that I wonder if taking up the breakdown & accident cover was a waste of time”. Mr M P Beardmore wrote on Amazon “Netflix built in to the TV.” but in spite of that he only scored it 1 stars.
Users Report Good Quality High Def TV
Ten Panasonic TX-48CX400 owners who reviewed this TV wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Blu-Ray Fan mentioned in his Panasonic TX-48CX400 review on Amazon “Broadcast HDTV such as BBC HD look great, especially live sports- wow! (except movies* see below”. Blu-Ray Fan also mentioned “Most HDTV broadcasts look great- except for film based movies which have an awful smearing, waxy look”. Craig Fitzgerald wrote in his review of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 “On first viewing I was impressed with the 4K / HD quality” .
Users Report Good Smart TV Features
A few people considered that the product was good for watching Freeview TV.
A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was good for watching on demand TV. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “The picture quality on HD tv channel excellent and films on NETFLIX are stunning - sound bar required as the sound is poor” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. R. Back wrote on Amazon “Youtube and Netflix are also good on this box” in their review however they rated it 60 out of 100.
One person who reviewed it thought it was good for watching YouTube on. Blu-Ray Fan said “Inability to view 4K content smoothly via tv's YouTube was to use the YouTube app built into the Playstation3” and rated the Panasonic TX-48CX400 4 stars.
One Panasonic TX-48CX400 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good apps. Craig Fitzgerald mentioned in his review of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 on Amazon “HD is bloody good! Apps are light”.
Users Report That it is Easy to Use
Four people concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Blu-Ray Fan said on Amazon “Several others have mentioned this so unless there is some hidden setting in the tv menus to correct this, this could be a prob for many”. Peter mentioned “Turn off eco mode in the settings munu and magically the buzzing stops”. Last year Philip R Gunnell mentioned in his review on Amazon “Great TV and very happy! Moaners really need to use the settings menu properly!”.
One Panasonic TX-48CX400 reviewer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was easy to use. Daniele Riccetti wrote “The tv programs are intuitive and sharp to use, every feature works perfectly”.
Customers Report That it is a Good Size
One Panasonic TX-48CX400 owner who purchased it concluded that it was good physically. Blu-Ray Fan rated the product 4 stars and he said in his review of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 on Amazon “TV physically looks nice”. One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was thin. In January last year Blu-Ray Fan gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “Very black screen when off and super slim bezel”.
One Panasonic TX-48CX400 owner considered that it was heavy and bulky. Blu-Ray Fan wrote on Amazon “The tv is not too heavy at all as someone else incorrectly stated” in his Panasonic TX-48CX400 review.
Customers Report Poor 3D Picture Quality
A number of customers concluded that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Mr M P Beardmore said “Also 3D is very very disappointing” in his review of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 and gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Mr M P Beardmore also wrote “Replaced my broken plasma with this tv and 3D is uninspiring to say the least”.
Users Report Good Sound Quality
A few customers said in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said “Easy setup and sound well in our room” in their review of this TV.
Users Report Great Product Quality
Some Panasonic TX-48CX400 reviewers who bought this TV wrote that it was good quality. Last year Blu-Ray Fan said “Make sure you go into Display settings, under (RGB) Full Range HDMI and choose "Full" for best picture quality” in his review of this TV. Blu-Ray Fan also wrote “Decent sound quality for a flat panel tv”. Claire Ratcliffe mentioned in her review of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 on Amazon “Fantastic tv Best Buy, I tried three other tv's before this the picture quality is fab”.
Users Report Acceptable Noise Level
One Panasonic TX-48CX400 reviewer who purchased this TV considered that it was noisy. Daniele Riccetti wrote on Amazon “The only 1 negative review i ever located about this tv before buying it complained of a strong buzzing noise” in her review and scored it 5 stars.
One Panasonic TX-48CX400 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was quiet. Peter wrote “What else? Quiet audio, change from surround sound to normal, this throws the sound forward”.
Customers Report Nice Design
A number of customers who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. A. Morgan wrote on Amazon “Beautiful picture, even on Full HD content (Freeview included”. A. Morgan also said “Instead displays "Incompatible with this TV" YouTube 4K works beautifully and looks superb, can't wait for more 4K content be coming out! My Netflix account is not 4K yet.”.
Customers Report Poor Connectivity
A number of customers reckoned that the product was not wifi compatible. In January last year Blu-Ray Fan mentioned on Amazon “Seems pretty basic and the wifi performance is poor”. Steve007 said in their Panasonic TX-48CX400 review on Amazon in the same month “Wow really bad TV avoid wifi doesn't work so you can't update”.
Some people who reviewed it considered that it was not able to connect to the internet. Blu-Ray Fan said in his review of the Panasonic TX-48CX400 in January last year “***A workaround for poor internet reception ov tv”. Mr Sandhu wrote on Amazon “Internet is not that good overall- OKAY”.
Very Good Brand
We checked 1,054 user and expert reviews (including 544 verified purchases) for Panasonic televisions and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report Unsatisfactory Technical Guidance
One person who reviewed it considered that it did not have good customer support. R. Back said “Richer Sounds advertise it as being compatible with this, so there's a chance the other reviewers were given poor information by customer support” in their review and scored it 3 stars.
Users Report Great Image Quality
A number of people who bought this TV mentioned that it had good picture quality. Nix said “My hd Panasonic from 2 years back has better picture quality and user functions then this” in their Panasonic TX-48CX400 review.
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £639.00 it is more expensive than 52% of TVs.
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The TX-48CX400 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. Across all televisions the best resolution is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Average Display Diagonal
The TX-48CX400's display diagonal of 48" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 53% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The TX-48CX400 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
The TX-48CX400 is not 3D, although keep in mind that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.
The thickness of the TX-48CX400 of 65mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 65% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
The TX-48CX400 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.
Supports Screen Mirroring
The TX-48CX400 supports screen mirroring. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The TX-48CX400's horizontal viewing angle of only 176° is fairly narrow compared to most other TVs. It is in the narrowest 15% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of TVs range from 150° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°.
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The TX-48CX400 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution supported by the TX-48CX400 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels television, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most other TVs, the Panasonic TX-48CX400 does not have a built-in camera. 98% of televisions do not have a built-in camera.
Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The TX-48CX400 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.
Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
The Panasonic TX-48CX400 supports smartphones being used as a remote, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support smartphones being used as a remote.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This TV has been on the market since April 2015.
Average Running Costs
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the TX-48CX400 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-48CX400 is £104.
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