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Panasonic TX-40CS520
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Panasonic TX-40CS520

A cheap to run 40 inch Full HD television with good features
40" Full HD No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Panasonic TX-40CS520 Review

With low running costs but good features, we have scored the Panasonic TX-40CS520 as follows for Summary.
61
Good Features
22
75
$71 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 50?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has running costs of $71 over 5 years, which are typical compared to the other 3,997 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite thin
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
4
Mediocre
11
Mediocre
22
Mediocre

Panasonic TX-40CS520 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Only Full HD

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic TX-40CS520's display diagonal of 40" is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the smallest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 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-40CS520 is not 3D. 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The Panasonic TX-40CS520's thickness of only 47mm is in the thinnest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average thickness of all televisions is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The TX-40CS520 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the TX-40CS520 of only 176° is fairly narrow compared to most other TVs. It is in the narrowest 16% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Televisions have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of televisions which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The TX-40CS520 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the TX-40CS520 of only 100Hz is quite slow compared to most other televisions. It is in the slowest 15% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The TX-40CS520 does not feature local dimming. 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 of 100Hz is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The TX-40CS520's RMS rated power of 20W is fairly high compared to most other televisions. It is in the highest 22% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. Across all the televisions the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

The TX-40CS520 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, which is unusual. 99% of televisions do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The TX-40CS520 has an average running cost of $71 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 3,997 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx40cs520
Barcodes 05025232811847, 05025232812394

Frequently Asked Questions About the Panasonic TX-40CS520

48% cheaper to run
Faster motion interpolation frequency
Thicker

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