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Panasonic TX-49DS500
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Panasonic TX-49DS500

49" Flat Mar 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 12 owner reviews this TV has an overall owner rating of 88 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of people who reviewed the Panasonic TX-49DS500 concluded that it was easy to setup. Ajn wrote “Easy to set up”.

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner wrote that it had a good interface. This year Timbertwig gave the Panasonic TX-49DS500 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 on Amazon “The "my Home Screen" interface makes it very easy to navigate around all the options”.

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

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Popular Choice

Across all TVs, the TX-49DS500 is one the fastest selling products currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Smart TV Features Are Good

Some people who reviewed it said that it had good apps. Mr. William Oxley mentioned in October this year “There are numerous apps pre-loaded including BBC iPlayer” in his review. One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner who bought it considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services.

Good Size

Several Panasonic TX-49DS500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 was lightweight. Avid British Reader mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Its super lightweight ( a 1/3rd of the weight of our”.

Good High Def TV

Some Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers reckoned that this TV was wifi compatible. N. Wilcock wrote “However, BBC iPlayer HD is very good indeed; wireless connection to my router was immediate using WPS” and gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100. A few weeks ago Stan gave this TV an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon “Very very pleased, now connected to WiFi” in his review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the Panasonic TX-49DS500 considered that it was quiet. Avid British Reader mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 a few weeks ago “What was once the quiet room will now be Football 2016 room” and scored it very highly.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-49DS500 was good quality. Ajn wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is good however our 8 year old plasma screen personally has the edge” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased the Panasonic TX-49DS500 mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that it had good features. N. Wilcock said in their review of this TV “An impressive TV, with a wide variety of features and at a good price” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good Stand

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 reviewer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had a good stand.

Good Standard Def TV

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. This month B Mort scored this TV 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “SD programs are ok”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was reliable. Avid British Reader said on Amazon “Run our films through conventional means and a trusty old pioneer DVD player is sitting besides it” and rated the product 5 stars.

Panasonic Televisions Have Good Reviews

Panasonic mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Panasonic is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year, the TX-49DS500 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at including the Panasonic TX40DSW404, the Sony KDL-32WD757, or the Philips 49PFS5501.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-49DS500 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-49DS500 do not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the Panasonic TX40DSW404, the Philips 49PFS5501, or the Samsung UE49K5600 is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

The lowest power consumption when switched off of mid-size TVs that were released in the last year is 0.01W and the highest is 0.5W. The TX-49DS500 has a quite low power consumption when switched off (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other new comparable spec TVs.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on recently released televisions.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs that are a similar age to the TX-49DS500. The video formats "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "PS", "TS", "VOB" and "VRO" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-49DS500 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 220Hz. The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (400 hertz) amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the TX-49DS500. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The TX-49DS500 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Panasonic TV. The smart modes Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Normal and True Cinema are also found on this television.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

With a power consumption in power save mode of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-49DS500 has a quite low power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-49DS500. The lowest power consumption in power save mode of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-49DS500 is 0.2W, the highest is 67W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 40W.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Panasonic TX-49DS500 owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it was not good looking.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-49DS500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other latest mid-size TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The TX-49DS500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other recently released similar spec TVs are also not 3D compatible.

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Only High Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a High Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on comparable spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the TX-49DS500 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by latest mid-size TVs.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-49DS500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been available for the last year also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-49DS500 the weights range from 1kg to 36kg. At 13.5 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is very heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-49DS500.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the televisions that were launched in the last year the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 67kWh. The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (96 kilowatt hours) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Fairly Thick

Across all the recently released mid-size TVs the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm, and the average thickness is 70mm. At 80 millimeters, the TX-49DS500 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other new mid-size TVs.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ($699.00) (88mm and cheaper), or the Philips 32PFS6401 (77mm and cheaper).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-49DS500

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when this Panasonic TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year. 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Screen Mirroring
My Home Screen
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Teletext
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

31 August 2016

Do dobrych i tanich telewizorów w tym roku do??cza Panasonic TX-49DS500E o wielko?ci 49 cali. Reprezentant serii 5 ma wiele do zaoferowania. Jednak poza zaletami, model nie jest wolny od wad.... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $83.03
Electricity cost when on standby $0.91
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Total running cost over 5 years $83.94
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00635131627064, 05025232839308, 05025232839612
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