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Panasonic TX-L55DT65

Panasonic TX-L55DT65

55" 1,600Hz Aug 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
Precise frame generation and insertion create smoothly flowing images. Fine light-emission control also minimises flicker to ensure smooth images.By combining the IPS Panel, with its great viewing... More
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12 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This television received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review website homecinemachoice.com.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Elegant design, twin tuners”. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Lovely design” in their review.

One Panasonic TX-L55DT65 owner who bought the Panasonic TX-L55DT65 concluded that it was aesthetic. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review of this TV “Aesthetically a winner” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One person said in their reviews that it was smooth. Homecinemachoice.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “24p Smooth Film”.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good interface. Homecinemachoice.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Panasonic TX-L55DT65 review “Brilliant Smart interface”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Panasonic's new personalised My Home Screen user interface is good, twin tuners are a gamechanger”.

One customer considered that the product was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com said “Even the application of a local dimming engine can't stop the set's handling of dark scenes feeling clumsy”. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Homecinemachoice.com said “Adaptive Backlight Control lacks finesse” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

On average Panasonic large TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all televisions built by Panasonic.

Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the TX-L55DT65 of 1,600 hertz is one of the fastest amongst TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-L55DT65. The high frequency rates of similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to look at the TX-55AX902[pl_2659619_price] (3,000Hz), or the TX-65AX902[pl_2659620_price] (3,000Hz) both from Panasonic.

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Supports Smart TV

The Panasonic TX-L55DT65 supports smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-L55DT65.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], or the LG 55LB700[plb_2356061_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years, the Panasonic TX-L55DT65 has a wi-Fi.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the large TVs that came out more than two years ago the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. When compared to other TVs that were released more than two years ago, the TX-L55DT65's motion interpolation frequency of 1,600 hertz is one of the fastest.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Twelve Video Formats Supporteds

supports twelve video formats supporteds

The TX-L55DT65 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this age and type. This Panasonic television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by TVs that have been around for more than two years. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "AVCHD", "FLV", "H.264", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "MPEG4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic 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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Has Two Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the TX-L55DT65 is more than most large TVs that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this television. The smart modess Cinema and Dynamic are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

At only 35 millimeters, the TX-L55DT65 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the TVs that were released more than two years ago the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 56mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One Panasonic TX-L55DT65 owner said in their reviews that this TV was not good for watching TV catchup services.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-L55DT65 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L55DT65 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price], or the UE55F8000[pl_1274638_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The TX-L55DT65 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems PAL I are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-L55DT65 is more than most televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Running Costs Are High

Whilst this television is rated A for energy efficiency, based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the TX-L55DT65 will cost £277 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

When compared to other TVs of a similar type and age to the TX-L55DT65, the TX-L55DT65's RMS rated power of only 8 Watts is one of the lowest. The lowest RMS rated power of large TVs that were released more than two years ago is 7.5W and the highest is 100W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-L55DT65 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-L55DT65 also do not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the Samsung KE55S9[plb_2047037_price], or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Subwoofer RMS Power

Comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-L55DT65 have subwoofer RMS powers of between 10W and 50W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 17W. The TX-L55DT65 has one of the lower subwoofer RMS powers (only 10 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the TX-L55DT65 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The TX-L55DT65 is a three HDMI ports quantity television.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-L55DT65

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the TX-L55DT65.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Management Features
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (average)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
3D Glasses Quantity

Expert Reviews

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12 September 2013

There's something imperious about the Panasonic DT65. Perhaps it's the super-thin bezel and jet-black screen, or the aloof high-necked pedestal. Or maybe it just knows it's smarter than everybody... Read more…

Elegant design, twin tuners
My Home Screen UI, app integration
It looks sumptuous, the My Home Screen interface makes using the set's Smart TV services easy, and bright images look terrific
Lovely design
Bright pictures look spectacular
Backlight inconsistencies, patchy media file playback, can be prone to motion artefact
There aren't enough video streaming services, and even the application of a local dimming engine can't stop the set's handling of dark scenes feeling clumsy
Native contrast performance isn't great
Adaptive Backlight Control lacks finesse
Fewer video streaming services than rivals

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £275.61
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £276.83
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Energy Rating
1.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
36
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 36 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic l55dt65, panasonic p188255, panasonic l55dt65b, panasonic p188255p, panasonic txl55dt65, panasonic txl55dt65b
Barcodes 05025232732708

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