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Panasonic TX-55DS500E

Panasonic TX-55DS500E
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A good spec but moderately out of date 55" Full HD TV, with low running costs
55" Full HD No 68mm May 2016 A+
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Panasonic TX-55DS500E Review

Released 2 years ago and with very good features, we have scored the Panasonic TX-55DS500E as follows:
78
Features
Good Features
84
Age
20 Months Old
74
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Hisense TVs 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At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 TVs 2018.
It has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £110 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,330 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
My home screen
Adaptive backlight dimming
In-House TV streaming (client)
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

Panasonic TX-55DS500E In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 716 user and expert reviews (including 760 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good reviews for its TVs. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this Panasonic TV is A+. The average 5 year running cost of the TX-55DS500E is £110 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,330 TVs.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This TV has been on the market since May 2016.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The TX-55DS500E's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 13", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The TX-55DS500E does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic TX-55DS500E is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The average thickness of all TVs is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm. The thickness of the TX-55DS500E of 68mm is thicker than 67% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-55DS500E supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-55DS500E does not have a built-in camera. 98% of TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Features Voice Control

The Panasonic TX-55DS500E features voice control. 86% of televisions do not feature voice control.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

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

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Panasonic TX-55DS500E supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the TX-55DS500E of 400Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 15% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average high frequency rate of all TVs is 250Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The TX-55DS500E does not feature local dimming. 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Netflix and YouTube

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

tx55ds500b tx55ds500b, panasonic tx55ds500e, panasonic 55ds500e, samsung tx55ds500b

Barcodes:

05025232839292, 05025232839605

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