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Panasonic TX-48CW304
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Panasonic TX-48CW304

48" Edge-LED Flat May 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
$105.86 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 445 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its TVs. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The TX-48CW304 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-48CW304 which support smart TV features.

Alternative televisions which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider include the Philips 48PFH5500/88 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The TX-48CW304 does not have a WiFi connection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-48CW304 also do not have a WiFi connection.

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Not 3D Compatible

The TX-48CW304 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the TX-48CW304 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-48CW304 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions that are a similar age to the TX-48CW304 do not feature OLED technology. The TX-48CW304 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might want to consider including the Samsung UN50J6200 ($482.84) which is also higher rated.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most TVs of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the TX-48CW304 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of televisions that were released more than a year ago is 26kWh, the highest is 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh. At 127 kilowatt hours, the TX-48CW304 has a very high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-48CW304.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-48CW304

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 televisions of a similar spec and age to 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 Thickness

With a thickness of 68 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-48CW304 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-48CW304.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-48C300 (68mm).

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $105.56
Electricity cost when on standby $2.31
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Total running cost over 5 years $107.87
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Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 48cw304
Barcodes 05025232813285

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UN43J5000 vs TX-48CW304

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UN32J4300 vs TX-48CW304

Samsung UN32J4300 vs Panasonic TX-48CW304
Samsung UN32J4300 Panasonic TX-48CW304
$ 288.22
Two Months Newer
Vastly Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency
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