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Panasonic TX-40CS520
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Panasonic TX-40CS520

40" 100Hz Flat Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Panasonic mid-size TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs built by Panasonic.

Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-40CS520 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-40CS520 also support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE40J6300[plb_2824298_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to look at include the KDL-43W755[pl_2803094_price], or the KDL-40W705[pl_2796116_price] both from Sony.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-40CS520 which do not have a WiFi connection, the TX-40CS520 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE40J6300[plb_2824298_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the KDL-43W755[pl_2803094_price], or the KDL-40W705[pl_2796116_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to 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-40CS520 has a quite low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the TX-40CS520. The power consumptions when switched off of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-40CS520 range from 0.01W to 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.31W.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-40CS520 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40CS520. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this 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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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-40CS520 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by 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 Panasonic TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the TX-40CS520 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Panasonic TV. The smart modes Cinema,Dynamic,Normal,True Cinema are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

TVs of a similar type and age to the TX-40CS520 have thicknesses of between 7mm and 100mm. With a thickness of only 47 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-40CS520 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst TVs of this age.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the KDL-43W755[pl_2803094_price] (59mm), or the KDL-40W705[pl_2796116_price] (57mm) both from Sony.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The TX-40CS520 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-40CS520 are also not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the KDL-43W805[pl_2803097_price], or the KDL-43W807[pl_2803096_price] both from Sony or the LG 32LF650[plb_2898998_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40CS520 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-40CS520 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only High Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

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

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-40CS520.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a comparable type and age to the TX-40CS520 do not feature OLED technology. The TX-40CS520 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions that came out more than a year ago range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the TX-40CS520 of only 100 hertz is one of the slowest amongst similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40CS520.

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Heavy

At 10.5 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-40CS520. Mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40CS520 have weights of between 3.6kg and 18kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40CS520

Released Over a Year Ago

This television was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as 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 TVs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Screen Mirroring
My Home Screen
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Picture-and-Text
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Teletext
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (average)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

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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