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Panasonic TX-55CS520

Panasonic TX55CS520B

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55" Flat Apr 2015
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23 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 24 user reviews this television has an overall user rating of 85 out of 100.

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”.

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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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 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 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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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.”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

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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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”.

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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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.

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”.

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.

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”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Panasonic has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than a year, the TX-55CS520 has a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including a cheaper television such as the Hisense LTDN55K390[plb_3890626_price] or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the Philips 55PFT6510[plb_2817637_price].

Other televisions which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Philips 55PFT6550[plb_2867655_price].

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-55CS520 supports smart TV, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-55CS520.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 55PFT6510[plb_2817637_price].

It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV including the LG 50LF5809[plb_3037354_price], or the Philips 55PFT6550[plb_2867655_price].

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Quite Low Power Consumption (off)

The average power consumption (off) of TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-55CS520 is 0.27W. With a power consumption (off) of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-55CS520 has one of the lower power consumption (off)s amongst TVs of this age.

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Supports Nine Video Formats Supporteds

supports nine video formats supporteds

The TX-55CS520 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by televisions of this spec and age. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "VRO" are also supported by this Panasonic television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The TX-55CS520 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by large TVs that were released more than a year ago. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Has One Smart Modes

The TX-55CS520 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and type. The most frequently found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this television. The smart modess Cinema are also found on this TV.

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Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on large TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

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”.

Price Increase of £28.10

The price of the TX-55CS520 has increased by £28.10 in the last 16 days.

Not 3D

The Panasonic TX-55CS520 is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-55CS520 are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 55PFT6510[plb_2817637_price] or the Hisense LTDN55K390[plb_3890626_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Panasonic TX-55CS520 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The TX-55CS520 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by large TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-55CS520, the Panasonic TX-55CS520 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Panasonic TX-55CS520 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV. Most of the other TVs of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The TX-55CS520 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

At 127 kilowatt hours, the TX-55CS520 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average annual energy consumption of large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-55CS520 is 110kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 62kWh to 230kWh.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-55CS520

Released Over a Year Ago

This television was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time 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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Running Costs Are Average

This Panasonic TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The average running cost of the TX-55CS520 is £148 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 133 TVs of this age and spec.

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Average Depth

With a depth of 56 millimeters, the TX-55CS520 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-55CS520.

Other televisions with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the LG 50LF580[plb_2823050_price] (55.8mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Interactive TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Mr. K. W. O'keeffe
(Verified Purchase)

Plus points are the well implemented Smart features, media player & all round aesthetically pleasing design. Unfortunately, the engine within the TV itself produces terrible posterization/false... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Heidi Flack
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to put together and great picture- love it!

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by F. Patel
(Verified Purchase)

So for no reason other than the need to upgrade my 3 year old TV (Panasonic Viera TX-L37E5B) I purchased this TV. Delivery was swift and took 2 days. Setting up was quick, most impressed with the... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Mr N Mccann
(Verified Purchase)

Television works well. net access is pretty awful.

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Zuzana Kubatova
(Verified Purchase)

Quick delivery, super easy set up, perfect crisp picture with natural colours, and the sound is great. Looks amazing in my living room, slim and lightweight.

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Sirmartinfrobisher
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted a smart TV, I opted for Panasonic, it's great. Screen information is much better than my old set.

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Richard
(Verified Purchase)

Picture quality is disappointing for 2015.....looks like 2005 resolution.

Reviewed 8 June 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

The tv is the best i bought and the picture and sound are great can not fault it.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Mr. M. F. H. Perks
(Verified Purchase)

Very pkeased.

Reviewed 3 June 2015 by Lilly Penhaligon

Wow I wasn't sure what to expect with this TV but it has really impressed both my husband and I with its functionality, design and picture quality. This TV was on trial to replace a Samsung of the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £145.82
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

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