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Panasonic TX-40CS520

40" 100Hz Flat Mar 2015
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Good User Reviews

On average, TX-40CS520 owners rated this television 83%.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer said in their Panasonic TX-40CS520 review “The image quality is very good”. Amazon Customer also said “Love this tv, great quality for price, fab picture, easy to set up”. Amazon Customer also said “Super fast delivery excellent quality to”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Panasonic TX-40CS520 owners who bought it said that it had good picture quality. Chris Hall mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Again, excellent picture quality, easy to access the channels”. F. Patel gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV “Picture quality, I'll agree with a number of posters that the picture quality for terrestrial TV isn't as good as it could be”. F. Patel also said “However I must admit that my previous TV does produce a much better picture quality”.

A number of people concluded that this TV had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV a few weeks ago “I've generally been impressed with the colour saturation and contrast” and scored the Panasonic TX-40CS520 80 out of 100. Chris Hall wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “Crisp, with vivid and bright colours”. John Morris said in his Panasonic TX-40CS520 review in October this year “An excellent television, with great colours and clarity” .

One Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. P Reynolds said “It still only has a 100hz picture refresh rate (many other brands have 200 to 400+” in their review.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewers who bought it mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Movies & sport look great, especially in HD”. Chris Hall mentioned in his review last year “A superb LED HD TV packed with functions”. Chris Hall also mentioned “When using its full HD capabilities (such as when linked up with a Blu-Ray player etc) the picture quality is nothing short of superb”.

Good Smart TV Features

Some people agreed that it had good apps. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “And it IS the app and not my internet connection; all the other apps work fine SD & HD” in their Panasonic TX-40CS520 review and gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100. Jon Earnshaw gave it a score of 5 stars and he said “The selection of apps available is good” in his review of this TV. Peter Archer gave the Panasonic TX-40CS520 a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned in October this year “The lack of decent apps in the Panasonic app store”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for watching on demand TV. Amazon Customer said “I'm also finding the remote layout a little less than perfect - specifically it's too easy to hit the Netflix button instead of the up arrow when you're navigating” and scored the Panasonic TX-40CS520 4 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Brilliant tv, love that it has a Netflix button”. This month Taighe 5 wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “However, some of the other apps, bbc iplayer, netflix etc are good to have” however despite that they only rated the product 3 stars.

A few Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Chris Hall mentioned “Using the full scope of the Freeview (aka 'Freetime') facility is simplicity itself”. Davy D wrote on Amazon “Having had it few weeks free view picture quality poor bought a signal booster HD programmes excellent” in their review of this TV however despite that they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Several Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewers who reviewed this TV said that it had great smart functions.

Several customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Lilly Penhaligon wrote in October last year “Another thing I have noticed is that 4OD looks much much crisper on this TV than our previous one which was always murky”. Lilly Penhaligon also wrote “We mostly watch Netflix and 4OD and found these easy to set up”.

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Easy to Use

Some Panasonic TX-40CS520 owners who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Very good smart tv easy to setup and good picture”. Derek Drury mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up & a good price” and scored the product 4 stars. Ian Shine mentioned “The TV is easy to set up - both physically” .

Thirteen Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewers who purchased the Panasonic TX-40CS520 wrote that it was easy to use. Dan, Uk wrote on Amazon in October “Excellent TV, great picture and easy to use”. This year Holmer wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Good quality and value with ease of use”. Joyce Symington mentioned in her review of this TV on Amazon “Hey, what's wrong with that? Fabulous tv, great colour and easy to use - what more do you want for a second telly?”.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. Lilly Penhaligon rated it as excellent and she mentioned “The greens etc really makes for a wonderful viewing experience” in her review of the Panasonic TX-40CS520. Lilly Penhaligon also wrote “Seems to very much enjoy the experience as he's hardly come off it since”.

A number of people considered that the Panasonic TX-40CS520 was easy to use the menus. This month Just Me wrote on Amazon “The On-Screen Menu is pleasing to the eyes.” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CS520. In October this year Reallytalldwarf wrote on Amazon “1) Everytime the TV is switched on you are presented by a menu screen with the TV image in the top corner of the screen” however they rated the product 2 stars.

One customer who bought it thought it was easy to assemble. Heidi Flack mentioned in her review on Amazon “Easy to put together and great picture- love it!”. One Panasonic TX-40CS520 owner said that the product had a good interface.

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Good Connectivity

Some Panasonic TX-40CS520 owners thought the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. F. Patel gave the product an excellent review score and wrote “At the back there are only 2 HDMI slots, 1 Scart socket (Really?) An aerial socket”. Ian Shine he said on Amazon last year “The only area where my old Panasonic comes out on top is for HDMI cables, as that had four, while this has only two”. Jon Earnshaw mentioned on Amazon this year “Excellent for use with HDMI capable systems such as Xbox One, PS4 as well as HD cable television” in his Panasonic TX-40CS520 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Some Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewers thought it was able to connect to the internet. Paul Pinn wrote in his review “Wireliess internet is good and the apps are easy to use” . Paul Pinn also mentioned “Proper use of the internet as in using the on-screen keyboard”.

One Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had network functionality. Pj Rankine mentioned on Amazon “Connection to the internet was very easy with the set finding my home network quickly”. One person considered that it was wifi compatible. F. Patel scored it 5 stars and mentioned “As the TV is WiFi equipped, you already have apps for BBC i_Player”.

One Panasonic TX-40CS520 owner thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Amazon Customer mentioned in October this year “Great HD picture, sound, connectivity, Apps, looks” although they only scored it 40 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good looking. This month Dave wrote on Amazon “Non hd is pretty good too” in his review and scored the product 80 out of 100. In October this year Freda W. said “Lovely picture and nice looking TV” in her review. Ladys21 said in their review “The TV is stunning, not a mark on it, easy to set up and a beautiful picture, couldn't be happier, well done again Amazon” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person reckoned that the Panasonic TX-40CS520 was ergonomic. R. Wallace gave the product a very good review and said in their Panasonic TX-40CS520 review “Was able to assemble the TV by myself within minutes (thanks to Panasonic for a very ergonomic & used friendly stand mechanism”.

One person said that it was aesthetic. Mr. K. W. O'keeffe said in October last year “Plus points are the well implemented Smart features, media player & all round aesthetically pleasing design”. One Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewer said in their reviews that it was neat. Last year Lilly Penhaligon said on Amazon “It also fits really neatly and unobtrusively into a small living room” in her Panasonic TX-40CS520 review.

One Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewer said that the Panasonic TX-40CS520 was a good design. Amazon Customer wrote in October “The TV is a very attractive design in my opinion” in their Panasonic TX-40CS520 review.

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Good Size

Some Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. In October this year C L Kirk mentioned “Excellent picture and light slim frame” and scored the product very highly. Ian Shine he wrote in his review of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 on Amazon “It has discreet, narrow edges and a subtle stand that blends into the rest of the TV (unlike the large four-legged silver base of my old Samsung”. Lilly Penhaligon rated the Panasonic TX-40CS520 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “I think this is due to the relatively slim/narrow bezel around the screen which to me, makes it seem like the screen itself is bigger than the 40" it is”.

One Panasonic TX-40CS520 owner said in their reviews that it was a good size. Steve P mentioned on Amazon “Its a good size”. One customer who reviewed the Panasonic TX-40CS520 wrote that it was good structurally. Reallytalldwarf wrote in October this year “Is of obvious good soild construction” in their Panasonic TX-40CS520 review.

One Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewer said that the Panasonic TX-40CS520 was a good depth. Pj Rankine mentioned on Amazon “Panasonic appear to have made an effort with the speakers on this set as despite the thinness of the case the sound is clear and has depth” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CS520.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Last year Pj Rankine wrote in their review on Amazon “The remote is light and easy to handle with all the controls being in the positions that any Panasonic owner would expect”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Alan Stroud mentioned “Very good tv sound not so good over all, nice” . Amazon Customer said “The tv is the best i bought and the picture and sound are great can not fault it” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also said “I would say the speakers are more than capable for most people if you're just watching TV”.

Good Remote Control

Several customers who bought this TV considered that it had a good remote control. Kevin Mcmahon gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote this month “The remote is fine and both girls have mastered the smart functions”. Lui mentioned in their Panasonic TX-40CS520 review on Amazon “The controls / remote are reasonably intuitive”. A few weeks ago Michael Miller said in his review “The remote is easy to use, well pleased” and rated the product 5 stars.

Robust

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. F. Patel said in their review of this TV “Setting up was quick, most impressed with the stand which whilst solid was child's play to set up” . In October last year Steve P gave the product a very good rating and he mentioned in his review “Having Prime and Netflix built in is a real bonus”. Tintax said in their review of this TV a few weeks ago “Cannot comment on built in free view” .

One Panasonic TX-40CS520 owner concluded that it was strong and durable. Jon Earnshaw scored it very highly and he said in October this year “The stand gives firm and sturdy support to the television itself” in his review of this TV.

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Nice Stand

Some customers who purchased the Panasonic TX-40CS520 thought it had a good stand. Just Me mentioned “Connection of the stand was simple” in their review but they only scored the product 20 out of 100. R. Wallace said on Amazon “The stand is good enough though” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CS520.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who purchased this TV thought it had good features. Amazon Customer said in October this year “The picture quality for the price is difficult to better and the other smart features are pretty good” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40CS520. This month Derek Drury mentioned on Amazon “I expected these facilities to be easier to access”. Helen Smith gave it a very good rating and she said in her review of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 “Really great TV was so easy to set up, lots of great features and looks great in our room”.

Good for Wall Mounting

Two Panasonic TX-40CS520 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was good for wall mounting. Amazon Customer mentioned this year “Admittedly I have an ideal setup (centre wall mounted in a square room”. R. Wallace mentioned “Looks as if it has been designed for wall mounting”.

Good Brand

We checked 1,248 user and expert reviews for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-40CS520 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other televisions of this spec and age which do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 40LF630[plb_2823137_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE32J5550[plb_2866366_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE32J5570[plb_2865719_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-40CS520 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE32J5550[plb_2866366_price] or you might consider a better rated television such as the LG 40LF630[plb_2823137_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the LG 42LB5610[plb_2357718_price].

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

The average power consumption when switched off of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40CS520 is 0.31W. With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-40CS520 has a quite low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the TX-40CS520.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is more than most televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions that have been available for more than a year. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-40CS520 is more than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40CS520. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The TX-40CS520 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and type. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema,Dynamic,Normal,True Cinema are also found on this Panasonic television.

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Quite Thin

The TX-40CS520 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 47 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. The thicknesses of TVs of this age and type range from 7mm to 100mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the 42LB5610[pl_2357718_price] (56mm), or the 32LY760[pl_2592249_price] (55.5mm) both from LG.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Some Panasonic TX-40CS520 owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-40CS520 did not have good technical guidance. In October this year Amazon Customer said “Tv guide very slow to load”. Dave said in his review of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 this year “Only downside is tv guide takes ages to load up” but he still scored this TV 4 stars. F. Patel said “Not impressed with the TV guide” however they gave it a score of 5 stars.

Inferior Standard Def TV

Two Panasonic TX-40CS520 owners who reviewed the product thought it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. In October this year Amazon Customer mentioned “I can't even play SD content from Amazon” in their Panasonic TX-40CS520 review. Just Me wrote this year “SD reception poor” in their review.

Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the 42LF652[pl_2835500_price], or the 43LF590[pl_3029842_price] both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W805[plb_2803097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-40CS520 do not have a built-in camera. The TX-40CS520 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only High Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a High Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-40CS520.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-40CS520 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40CS520 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the TX-40CS520 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40CS520 is 250Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz.

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Heavy

The TX-40CS520 is fairly heavy (10.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type. The average weight of televisions of this spec and age is 8kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40CS520

Released Over a Year Ago

This Panasonic television has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec 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 Refresh Rate

The TX-40CS520 has a relatively typical refresh rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40CS520.

There are a number of other 100Hz refresh rate televisions currently available which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-32CS510[plb_2819394_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the LG 43LF540[plb_2822609_price] (300Hz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Bluetooth Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hd1080, summer tx40cs520, summer tx40cs520b, panasonic hd1080p, panasonic tx40cs520, panasonic tx40cs520e, panasonic tx40cs520b, refurbished tx40cs520, panasonictv tx40cs520, refurbished tx40cs520b, panasonictv tx40cs520b
Barcodes 05025232811847, 05025232812394
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