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Panasonic TX-40CX680
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Panasonic TX-40CX680

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40" 200Hz Flat Mar 2015
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Panasonic CX680B Series Review - TX40CX680B, TX50CX680B, TX55CX680B

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Panasonic 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Panasonic is one of the better rated brands.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TX-40CX680 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the TX-40CX680.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the LG 40UF770[plb_3242789_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price], or the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40CX680, the TX-40CX680 has a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 40UF770[plb_3242789_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price], or the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price].

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The Panasonic TX-40CX680 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB", "VRO" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic 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-40CX680 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of this type and age. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic television.

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Features One Video App

The number of video apps featured on the TX-40CX680 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This television features a NetFlix video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the TX-40CX680.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

At only 91 kilowatt hours, the TX-40CX680 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40CX680. The average annual energy consumption of TVs that are a similar age to the TX-40CX680 is 140kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 61kWh to 550kWh.

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Light

At only 11.5 kilograms, the TX-40CX680 is fairly light compared to most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the TX-40CX680. The average weight of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-40CX680 is 20kg, and the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-40CX680 is 62mm, and the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm. With a thickness of only 47 millimeters, the TX-40CX680 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 47mm thick televisions currently available including the Panasonic TX-50CX680[plb_2800986_price] which has better reviews.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The TX-40CX680 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-48CX400[plb_2955149_price], or the Cello C42250[plb_2943621_price]; or the LG 60UF850[plb_2805518_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-40CX680, the TX-40CX680 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the TX-40CX680 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-40CX680, the TX-40CX680 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs of this type and age have motion interpolation frequencies of between 100Hz and 2,400Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 200 hertz, the TX-40CX680 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-40CX680.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40CX680

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

Average Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the Panasonic TX-40CX680 has a relatively average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 200Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to consider including the TX-55CX680[pl_2800952_price], or the TX-50CX680[pl_2800986_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE40JU6400[plb_2804977_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
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
Video Apps
Operating System Installed
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
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)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Picture-and-Text
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
AC 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

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4 January 2016

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What is the Panasonic TX-50CX680? The 50CX680 is a 50-inch 4K UHD TV from the lower end of Panasonic's current range. This means it doesn't get the full suite of 4K Studio Master processing tools... Read more…

Superb contrast and colour for the money
Attractive, easytouse smart system
Lots of video streaming and catchup TV app support
Excellent outofthebox preset with True Cinema
Excellent colour reproduction
Motion handling could be better
The screen's a bit reflective
Minor backlight flaws if you're not careful with setup
Some clouding and halos when viewed in completely dark surroundings
Netflix button on the remote easy to press accidentally

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00635131627071, 05025232811700, 05025232812165, 05054629975695
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