Panasonic TX-32DS500
Panasonic TX-32DS500
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Panasonic TX-32DS500

An astonishingly economical to run 32" HD Ready TV with not bad features
32" HD Ready No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Panasonic TX-32DS500 Review

With very low running costs but good features,
Good Features
$43 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 51?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has running costs of only $43 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 11% of all 4,020 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Energy Star certified
Quite small display diagonal
Only HD Ready

How Big is the Panasonic TX-32DS500?

The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is 734mm wide and 69mm tall. It is 437mm thick and weighs 5.5kg.

Panasonic TX-32DS500 front dimensions

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Panasonic TX-32DS500 size in context

Panasonic TX-32DS500 In-Depth Analysis


Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 of only 32" is in the smallest 13% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 2", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only HD Ready

The highest resolution of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is HD Ready. That's 56% less resolution than a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution and is actually the worst resolution across all TVs.

An 8K HD type is the best resolution amongst similar types of TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-32DS500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Panasonic TX-32DS500's thickness of 69mm is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 72% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The TX-32DS500 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Energy Star Certified

The TX-32DS500 is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 84% of televisions are not Energy Star certified.

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Supports Timeshift

The Panasonic TX-32DS500 supports timeshift. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Supports Miracast

The TX-32DS500 supports Miracast, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support Miracast.

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Has a Child Lock

The Panasonic TX-32DS500 has a child lock, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not have a child lock.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Panasonic TX-32DS500 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the TX-32DS500 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% lower display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. The resolution of all TVs ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Interactive TV

The TX-32DS500 supports interactive TV, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not support interactive TV.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The TX-32DS500 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, unlike 99% of TVs which do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The TX-32DS500 has an average running cost of only $43 over 5 years based on satisfactory energy prices, which is in the cheapest 11% of all 4,020 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic scall30tebk, panasonic dmrhwt130eb, panasonic schte80ebk, certified tx32ds500b, panasonic schtb18ebk, panasonic tx32ds500b, special tx32ds500b, samsung tx32ds500b, panasonic hd400hz, summer tx32ds500b, info tx32ds500b, special hd400hz
Barcodes 05025232825813, 05025232825844

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