Panasonic TX-55DS500E
Panasonic TX-55DS500E
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Panasonic TX-55DS500E

A relatively new 55" Full HD TV with average features
55" Full HD No No May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Panasonic TX-55DS500E Review

Released 1 year ago, we have scored the Panasonic TX-55DS500E as follows for Summary.
Average Features
15 Months Old
£141 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 49?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £141 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

Panasonic TX-55DS500E In-Depth Analysis


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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all TVs is 46", with the smallest being 2" and the largest being 110". The Panasonic TX-55DS500E's display diagonal of 55" is fairly large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-55DS500E does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic TX-55DS500E is not 3D, although keep in mind that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Panasonic TX-55DS500E's thickness of 68mm is pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 70% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The Panasonic TX-55DS500E supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

The number of video apps supported by the Panasonic TX-55DS500E is more than most TVs. This television supports a Netflix video app, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by televisions. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Features Voice Control

The TX-55DS500E features voice control. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Panasonic TX-55DS500E supports smartphones being used as a remote, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The TX-55DS500E features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, unlike 99% of TVs which do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The slowest high frequency rate of TVs is 20Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The TX-55DS500E's high frequency rate of 400Hz is in the fastest 20% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-55DS500E supports screen mirroring. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Released 15 Months Ago

This TV has been on the market since May 2016.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the TX-55DS500E is £141 based on alright energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

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

Frequently Asked Questions About the Panasonic TX-55DS500E

£81.66 cheaper to run
1.5mm thinner
Two times smaller display diagonal