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Panasonic TX-49DS500
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Panasonic TX-49DS500

49" Flat Mar 2016
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this television rated it as 88 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of people who reviewed the Panasonic TX-49DS500 concluded that it was easy to setup. Ajn wrote “Easy to set up”.

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner wrote that it had a good interface. This year Timbertwig gave the Panasonic TX-49DS500 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 on Amazon “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options”.

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

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A Best Selling TV

Across all TVs, the TX-49DS500 is one the fastest selling products currently available for sale.

Good Smart TV

Some people who reviewed it said that it had good apps. Mr. William Oxley mentioned in October this year “There are numerous apps pre-loaded including BBC iPlayer” in his review. One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner who bought it considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services.

Good Size

Several Panasonic TX-49DS500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 was lightweight. Avid British Reader mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Its super lightweight ( a 1/3rd of the weight of our”.

Good High Def TV

Some Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers reckoned that this TV was wifi compatible. N. Wilcock wrote “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS” and gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100. A few weeks ago Stan gave this TV an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon “Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi” in his review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the Panasonic TX-49DS500 considered that it was quiet. Avid British Reader mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 a few weeks ago “What was once the quiet room will now be Football 2016 room” and scored it very highly.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 was good quality. Ajn wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased the Panasonic TX-49DS500 mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that it had good features. N. Wilcock said in their review of this TV “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Nice Stand

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had a good stand.

Good Standard Def TV

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. This month B Mort scored this TV 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “SD programs are ok”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was reliable. Avid British Reader said on Amazon “Run our films through conventional means and a trusty old pioneer DVD player is sitting besides it” and rated the product 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

On average Panasonic mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs manufactured by Panasonic.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other new comparable spec televisions also 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 Panasonic TX40DSW404[plb_3539278_price], or the Sony KDL-32WD757[plb_3323807_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the Philips 49PFS5501[plb_3387511_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TX-49DS500 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other new comparable spec TVs which do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the Panasonic TX40DSW404[plb_3539278_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Philips 49PFS5501[plb_3387511_price], or the LG 49LH570[plb_3875773_price] is 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 the most frequently supported display resolution on similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-49DS500 has a fairly low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months. Mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-49DS500 have power consumptions when switched off of between 0.01W and 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.3W.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs 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 TX-49DS500 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This Panasonic television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-49DS500. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "PS", "TS", "VOB" and "VRO" are also supported by this TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 400 hertz, the Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-49DS500. The average motion interpolation frequency of televisions that were released around the same time as the TX-49DS500 is 210Hz.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-49DS500 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that were released in the last year. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Normal and True Cinema are also found on this television.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on new mid-size TVs.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

The power consumptions in power save mode of TVs that have been around for the last year range from 0.2W to 67W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 40W. At only 0.2 Watts, the Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a quite low power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other new similar spec TVs.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it was not good looking.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other new mid-size TVs, the TX-49DS500 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-49DS500 do not have a built-in camera. The Panasonic TX-49DS500 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 the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is more than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the TX-49DS500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-49DS500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The weights of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-49DS500 range from 1kg to 36kg. At 13.5 kilograms, the TX-49DS500 is very heavy compared to most of the other latest mid-size TVs.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-49DS500 the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 96 kilowatt hours, the TX-49DS500 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Quite Thick

At 80 millimeters, the TX-49DS500 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-49DS500. The average thickness of recently released mid-size TVs is 70mm, and the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Sony KDL-32RD430[plb_3301696_price] (66mm and cheaper), or the Philips 32PFS6401[plb_3305116_price] (77mm and cheaper).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-49DS500

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when Panasonic released the TX-49DS500.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year. 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Specification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content

User Reviews

(12)
(Verified Purchase)

Initial problems with WiFi set up but easily solved by hard wiring direct from router. SD programs are ok but HD is super clear and I'm glad I decided to leave the 4k UHD stuff until there's more... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by AJN
(Verified Purchase)

Very easy to set-up and really liked the "pages" menu approach as a first time Smart TV user. The telly is very light weight compared to our previous TV and can be placed into position by one... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Amal Hirani
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV, but it was advertised as being able to link with an ipad/mac book/iphone and for the life of me i cannot figure how to do this.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by David Lowton
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent...

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Unfortunately it came damaged and had to be returned, the menu system was nice and the apps i hooked it up over ethernet it seemed to work ok the screen resolution didn't seem as good as the... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Pip

WONDERFUL.

Reviewed 28 July 2016 by Stan
(Verified Purchase)

Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi.Roll on Olympics and football season. If you want a good TV at a very reasonable price this Panasonic 40inch is highly recommended so 5 stars.

Reviewed 21 July 2016 by Michael
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect...

Reviewed 15 July 2016 by N. Wilcock

When my faithful old Panasonic TX-24DX1 passed away after 15 years of faultless service, I decided to replace it with the TX-32DS500B. An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Timbertwig

For less than £500, this is a lot of TV for your money. It is certainly a big TV and so make sure that you have enough room to enjoy it. That said, it's surprisingly light for its size and moving... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $85.26
Electricity cost when on standby $0.94
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Total running cost over 5 years $86.20
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Energy Rating
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00635131627064, 05025232839308, 05025232839612
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