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Panasonic TX55CS520B

£699.00
£529.99 £169.01 cheaper than 44 days ago
55" Full HD Flat Apr 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £147.04 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good user reviews
Good connectivity
Good product quality
19 Reviews
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Audio

Good Sound Quality

A few Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their Panasonic TX-55CS520 review on Amazon “The tv is the best i bought and the picture and sound are great can not fault it”. Derek Verrall mentioned “Very pleased also sound is alot better than expected for a flat tv” in his review. Last year R. Wallace said on Amazon “Now this is never going to replace a sound bar or more advanced audio and I found the surround sound option to be mediocre.”.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. F. Patel said in their Panasonic TX-55CS520 review “Fantastic value for the price”. F. Patel also mentioned “For the price this is a fantastic TV, yet for me”. Ian Shine mentioned in his review on Amazon “Panasonic are the kings of affordable Smart TVs”.


Design

Easy to Use

Several Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was easy to setup. Last year Ian Shine wrote in his Panasonic TX-55CS520 review on Amazon “The TV is easy to set up - both physically”. Lilly Penhaligon said in her Panasonic TX-55CS520 review “Found these easy to set up and use”. Lilly Penhaligon also mentioned “Have found that easy to set up and access”.

Several customers who bought the product mentioned that it had a good experience. Lilly Penhaligon mentioned on Amazon “The greens etc really makes for a wonderful viewing experience” in her review of the Panasonic TX-55CS520. Lilly Penhaligon also wrote “Seems to very much enjoy the experience as he's hardly come off it since”.

Two customers who purchased the Panasonic TX-55CS520 reckoned that it was easy to use. Lilly Penhaligon gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and she wrote “Superb TV, easy to use and fabulous picture quality” in her review. Pj Rankine mentioned in October last year “Once loaded it is intuitive and easy to use with a multitude of user definable options to choose from” in their review of the Panasonic TX-55CS520.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good interface. One Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewer concluded that it was easy to assemble. Heidi Flack mentioned in her review of this TV “Easy to put together and great picture- love it!”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people considered that this TV was good quality. F. Patel mentioned “Picture quality, I'll agree with a number of posters that the picture quality for terrestrial TV isn't as good as it could be” and scored the Panasonic TX-55CS520 5 stars. F. Patel also wrote “However I must admit that my previous TV does produce a much better picture quality”. F. Patel also wrote “The picture quality is absolutely fantastic”.

Nice Design

A number of people who bought the product mentioned that it was good looking. Pj Rankine mentioned “First off this is a very good looking TV” in their review. R. Wallace mentioned “Although made of plastic has a brushed metal appearance set against a black frame” in their Panasonic TX-55CS520 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewer said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-55CS520 was ergonomic. R. Wallace wrote in their review “Was able to assemble the TV by myself within minutes (thanks to Panasonic for a very ergonomic & used friendly stand mechanism”.

One person considered that the product was aesthetic. Mr. K. W. O'keeffe said on Amazon “Plus points are the well implemented Smart features, media player & all round aesthetically pleasing design” in their review. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Lilly Penhaligon wrote on Amazon last year “It also fits really neatly and unobtrusively into a small living room” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

One Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewer considered that the Panasonic TX-55CS520 was well made. Last year F. Patel wrote on Amazon “Setting up was quick, most impressed with the stand which whilst solid was child's play to set up” in their review of the Panasonic TX-55CS520.


Reviews

Good User Reviews

People who bought this large display diagonal TV rated this TV 85 out of 100 on average. 13 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 428 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its televisions. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its large display diagonal TVs range compared to other brands.


Features

Good Stand

Three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good stand. R. Wallace wrote on Amazon “The stand is good enough though” in their review.

Good Remote Control

Two people said in their reviews that this TV had a good remote control. R. Wallace mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-55CS520 on Amazon “In all cases the response form the remote was very good”.

Good for Wall Mounting

One person said that this TV was good for wall mounting. R. Wallace scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Looks as if it has been designed for wall mounting”.


Support

Poor Technical Guidance

Two Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-55CS520 did not have good technical guidance. F. Patel mentioned “Not impressed with the TV guide” in their review of the Panasonic TX-55CS520. Pj Rankine wrote on Amazon “The programme guide is quite slow to load”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few people said in their reviews that it was thin. Ian Shine scored the product very highly and he said on Amazon last year “It has discreet, narrow edges and a subtle stand that blends into the rest of the TV (unlike the large four-legged silver base of my old Samsung” in his Panasonic TX-55CS520 review. Lilly Penhaligon scored the product 5 stars and she said on Amazon “I think this is due to the relatively slim/narrow bezel around the screen which to me, makes it seem like the screen itself is bigger than the 40" it is”. Lilly Penhaligon also wrote “If I were to repurchase this, I would go for the bigger screen size now I know how slim and attractive the actual unit is”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good depth. Pj Rankine scored this TV 80 out of 100 and said in their review “Panasonic appear to have made an effort with the speakers on this set as despite the thinness of the case the sound is clear and has depth”.

One Panasonic TX-55CS520 owner who purchased the Panasonic TX-55CS520 reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Pj Rankine mentioned on Amazon “The remote is light and easy to handle with all the controls being in the positions that any Panasonic owner would expect” in their Panasonic TX-55CS520 review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

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Average Depth

The TX-55CS520 has a fairly average depth (56 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-55AS802 (£449.99) (54mm and cheaper).

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Display

Good Picture Quality

Some people said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Pj Rankine said in October last year “The picture quality is superb with natural flesh tones”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. R. Wallace said in their review of the Panasonic TX-55CS520 on Amazon “I’ ve always been a fan of Panasonic preferring their natural colours to similar priced Samsung, Pioneer alternatives”. Zuzana Kubatova said “Quick delivery, super easy set up, perfect crisp picture with natural colours”.

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Good High Def TV

Some Panasonic TX-55CS520 owners concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Chris Hall scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “A superb LED HD TV packed with functions” in his review of the Panasonic TX-55CS520. Lilly Penhaligon wrote in her Panasonic TX-55CS520 review “For example, both TVs are HD quality” and gave it a very good review score. Mr. K. W. O'keeffe wrote on Amazon “The engine within the TV itself produces terrible posterization/false contouring, noticeable even on HD content” in their Panasonic TX-55CS520 review.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. 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-55CS520 is not 3D, unlike most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-55AS802 (£449.99); or the LG 55LB730 (£449), or the Samsung UE55H6200 (£549).

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Panasonic TX-55CS520 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 176 degrees) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television. The average horizontal viewing angle of TVs of this spec and age is 180°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 160° to 180°.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 55" TVs and we think the Toshiba 55L7453 (£599) which has better reviews; or the Sony KDL-55W905 (£389.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

A few people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. F. Patel said in their review of this TV “At the back there are only 2 HDMI slots, 1 Scart socket (Really?) An aerial socket”. Ian Shine rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “The only area where my old Panasonic comes out on top is for HDMI cables, as that had four, while this has only two”. Pj Rankine said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Sky pictures via HDMI were also crisp, sharp”.

One Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewer concluded that the product had network functionality. Pj Rankine wrote last year “Connection to the internet was very easy with the set finding my home network quickly” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. F. Patel mentioned “As the TV is WiFi equipped, you already have apps for BBC i_Player”.

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Good Smart TV Features

Some Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewers thought it was good for watching TV catchup services. Lilly Penhaligon mentioned last year “Another thing I have noticed is that 4OD looks much much crisper on this TV than our previous one which was always murky” and gave the product a very good review score. Lilly Penhaligon also mentioned “We mostly watch Netflix and 4OD and found these easy to set up”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. In October last year Pj Rankine wrote on Amazon “The HD image is crisp and sharp straight even from a Freeview aerial.I liked the ability to select which screen format the TV starts up with”.

One customer who bought the Panasonic TX-55CS520 thought it had great smart functions.

One Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for watching YouTube on. Lilly Penhaligon wrote on Amazon “We have also used YouTube (although I prefer seeing those videos on a smaller device like an Ipad)”.

One Panasonic TX-55CS520 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good apps.

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Supports Interactive TV

The Panasonic TX-55CS520 supports interactive TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support interactive TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The TX-55CS520 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-55CS520 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Energy

Average Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the TX-55CS520 is typical compared to the other 307 TVs of this spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-55CS520 is £148.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2015 when this large display diagonal TV was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The TX-55CS520 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the LG 55LB730 (£449), the Samsung UE55H6200 (£549), and the Sony KDL-60W855 (£399.99) are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The TX-55CS520 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The TX-55CS520 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also have an ambient light sensor.

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Features Local Dimming

The TX-55CS520 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television also feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The TX-55CS520 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The TX-55CS520 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-55CS520 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-55CS520 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx55cs520b, guarantee tx55cs520b, summer tx55cs520b, panasonic 1080p
Barcodes 05025232811823, 05025232812356

Panasonic TX-55CS520 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-55CS520 review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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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