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Panasonic TX55DS500B

55" Flat Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

Large TVs built by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Supports Smart TV

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

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think the Samsung UE55K6300[plb_3416498_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 55LH604[plb_3387627_price], and the Samsung UE55K5510[plb_3416497_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The TX-55DS500 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other large TVs that were launched in the last 12 months also have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this television and we think the Samsung UE55K6300[plb_3416498_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 55LH604[plb_3387627_price], and the Samsung UE55K5510[plb_3416497_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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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 have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Ten Video Formats Supporteds

supports ten video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the TX-55DS500 is more than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by large TVs that came out in the last year. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "PS", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 400 hertz, the TX-55DS500 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for the last year. The motion interpolation frequencys of similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-55DS500 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz.

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Has Three Sound Modess

The number of sound modes found on the TX-55DS500 is more than most large TVs that have been on the market for the last year. This Panasonic TV has a Standard sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on recently released large TVs. The sound modess "Music" and "Speech" are also found on this television.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is more than most similar spec TVs that came out in the last year. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by recently released large TVs. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many large TVs that have been on the market for the last year.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-55DS500 are not 3D. The TX-55DS500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released in the last 12 months, the TX-55DS500 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-55DS500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-55DS500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most televisions that have been around for the last year have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the TX-55DS500 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-55DS500

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when this TV was released.

Average Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The TX-55DS500 is typical compared to the other 55 new large TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the TX-55DS500 will cost £141 over 5 years to run.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs that have been on the market for a similar 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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Average Depth

The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a relatively average depth (68 millimeters) compared to most of the other recently released large TVs.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the LG 55LH604[plb_3387627_price] (41.5mm and cheaper), or the Samsung UE50J5100[plb_2903797_price] (65mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
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Display Diagonal (metric)
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Audio
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Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
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AC Input Frequency
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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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Depth (with Stand)
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Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £139.41
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £140.63
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Energy Rating
0.7T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rsquo tx55ds500, rsquo tx55ds500b, panasonic 55ds500, panasonic 55ds500e, panasonic tx55ds500, panasonic tx55ds500e, panasonic tx55ds500b
Barcodes 05025232839292, 05025232839605

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