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Panasonic TX55DS500B

£549.00
£449.99 £99.01 cheaper than 68 days ago
55" Full HD 400Hz Flat May 2016
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date £140.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
Panasonic has good reviews for its TVs
Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Full HD
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Reviews

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 428 expert and owner reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its TVs. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its large display diagonal TVs range.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-55DS500 is £141, which is typical compared to the other 49 large display diagonal TVs that came out in the last year.


Other

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was May 2016 when Panasonic released the TX-55DS500.


Performance

Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The TX-55DS500 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight. Most of the other televisions that were launched in the last 12 months also feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Features Voice Control

The TX-55DS500 features voice control, as do most of the other latest comparable spec TVs.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many large display diagonal TVs that are a comparable 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-55DS500 is not 3D. Most of the other recently released TVs are also not 3D.

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Very Fast High Frequency Rate

The slowest high frequency rate of recently released large display diagonal TVs is 60Hz, the fastest is 400Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 150Hz. At 400 hertz, the Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a very fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE60J6240 (£555) (60") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The TX-55DS500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55K5500 (£499) which has better reviews; or the UE55J6240 (£499), and the UE55K5600 (£519.97) both from Samsung and both of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this television also have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-55DS500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other new similar spec TVs also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The TX-55DS500 supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other new comparable spec TVs.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The TX-55DS500 has a common interface (CI) slot, unlike most of the other new large display diagonal TVs which do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-55DS500 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other recently released similar spec TVs.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-55DS500 supports Smart TV. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The TX-55DS500 supports internet TV. Most of the other new televisions also support internet TV.

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Supports Three Video Apps

The TX-55DS500 has a greater number of video apps than most large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a NetFlix video apps, which is the most frequently supported video apps supported by comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV. The video apps "YouTube" is also supported by this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 68 millimeters, the TX-55DS500 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other recently released TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx55ds500e, panasonic 55ds500e, quick tx55ds500b, rsquo tx55ds500b, smart tx55ds500e
Barcodes 05025232839605

Panasonic TX-55DS500 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-55DS500 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 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 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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