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13 Reasons For
Panasonic Televisions Have Good Reviews
We checked 388 user and expert reviews for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been around 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.
Supports Smart TV
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-49DS500 do not support smart TV.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the HG32EE690[pl_3714920_price], or the UE49K5500[pl_3418550_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-32DSW504[plb_3347889_price].
Has a Wi-Fi
The TX-49DS500 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other recently released similar spec TVs also have a wi-Fi.
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Low Power Consumption (off)
With a power consumption (off) of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-49DS500 has a quite low power consumption (off) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-49DS500. The average power consumption (off) of recently released mid-size TVs is 0.3W.
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Quite High RMS Rated Power
Televisions that are a similar age to the TX-49DS500 have RMS rated powers of between 5W and 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the TX-49DS500 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many latest TVs.
Supports Ten Video Formats Supporteds
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that have been around for the last year. This television 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 the last year. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "PS", "TS", "VOB" and "VRO" are also supported by this TV.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
At 400 hertz, the TX-49DS500 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-49DS500. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of new mid-size TVs is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,000Hz.
Has Five Smart Modess
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age 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.
Analog Tuner Type
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on latest mid-size TVs.
Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s (only 0.2 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The average power consumption (PowerSave) of recently released mid-size TVs is 35W, and the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.2W to 67W.
9 Reasons Against
Price Has Increased by £52.00
The TX-49DS500 has increased in price by £52.00 in the last 37 days.
Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for the last year, the TX-49DS500 is not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The TX-49DS500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-49DS500 also do not have a built-in camera.
Running Costs Are Very High
Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-49DS500 is £112, which makes it one of the most expensive to run mid-size TVs that were released in the last 12 months.
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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported
The number of image formats supported by the TX-49DS500 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by televisions that were launched in the last 12 months.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs that were released in the last year, the TX-49DS500 does not feature OLED technology.
The weights of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-49DS500 range from 1kg to 20kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg. When compared to other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-49DS500 that we have checked, the TX-49DS500's weight of 13.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
The TX-49DS500 has a quite high annual energy consumption (96 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec TVs. The lowest annual energy consumption of newly released mid-size TVs is 37kWh, the highest is 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 67kWh.
At 80 millimeters, the TX-49DS500 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other latest similar spec TVs. Mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-49DS500 have depths of between 7.1mm and 99mm.
If you are not bothered about having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-40DS400[plb_3332580_price] (88mm and cheaper), the Sharp LC-49CFE6032[plb_3021351_price] (74.9mm and cheaper), or the Philips 32PFS6401[plb_3305116_price] (77mm and cheaper).
1 Other reason to consider the Panasonic TX-49DS500
Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when Panasonic released the TX-49DS500.
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