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Should You Buy a Panasonic TV?

Matthew
Updated 14 January 2020
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should you buy a Panasonic TV?

Panasonic is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, bread makers and microwaves.

If you are wondering how Panasonic TVs compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 8,100 TVs by objectively and impartially analysing over 160,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

The average price of a new Panasonic TV is $556.

Is Panasonic the Best TV Brand?

So are Panasonic TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

Panasonic is ranked the No. 20 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 20th best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
67,030 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
154,692 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
6,627 reviews
#4
Supersonic
United States
86%
86%
3 reviews
#5
Japan
85%
85%
3,539 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,139 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
75%
75%
1,114 reviews
#8
74%
74%
3,295 reviews
#9
Netherlands
72%
72%
7,193 reviews
#10
China
71%
71%
2,342 reviews
#11
Element
69%
69%
39 reviews
#12
Avtex
United Kingdom
69%
69%
179 reviews
#13
Japan
69%
69%
5,926 reviews
#14
China
69%
69%
243 reviews
#15
TCL
68%
68%
1,057 reviews
#16
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#17
Sylvania
67%
67%
8 reviews
#18
Acer
Taiwan
65%
65%
94 reviews
#19
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#20
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#21
PROSCAN
64%
64%
0 reviews
#22
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#23
Japan
63%
63%
591 reviews
#24
Naxa
63%
63%
1 review
#25
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#26
Coby
57%
57%
5 reviews

Let's look at how Panasonic TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
Panasonic TVs

At an average purchase price of $556, Panasonic TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands. Panasonic also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Panasonic TV being 70%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Panasonic TV is $29 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

There's a smaller selection of Panasonic TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 1 Panasonic TV currently on the market in the US. Whilst Panasonic have a number of interesting features including swipe share, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$863
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$556
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $10,099
Price Distribution of Panasonic TVs

What Do the Panasonic TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Panasonic TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for Panasonic and then compared this to the other TV brands.

Panasonic logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
47
4 stars
60
3 stars
12
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Panasonic logo

User Reviews

5 stars
300
4 stars
96
3 stars
18
2 stars
22
1 star
36
Panasonic has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 90% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Panasonic TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Panasonic TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, thoughtfully designed and had good technical features. Their TVs have also won 30+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Panasonic TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba Panasonic
CNET.com logo
77%
222 reviews
77%
170 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
53 reviews
81%
182 reviews
80%
96 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
83%
5 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
165 reviews
81%
99 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
84%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
135 reviews
79%
73 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
86%
7 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
99 reviews
81%
73 reviews
83%
33 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
84%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
107 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
67%
3 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
130 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
83%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
95 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
57 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
85%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
81%
8 reviews
tweakers.net logo
81%
65 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
93 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
66 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
90%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
63 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
parentesis.com logo
75%
53 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
56 reviews
78%
40 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
39 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
60 reviews
77%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,449 reviews
76%
1,080 reviews
76%
366 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
71%
65 reviews
Average
82%
3,163 reviews
79%
2,352 reviews
74%
802 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews
77%
116 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 30 industry awards for Panasonic TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by Panasonic to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Panasonic has won 30 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba Panasonic
avforums.com logo
125
28
17
6
7
3
Techradar logo
66
51
26
2
12
2
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
34
52
39
13
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
83
23
14
4
11
3
reviewed.com logo
66
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
14
6
3
3
2
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
1
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
9
10
4
3
areadvd.de logo
17
16
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
19
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Which? logo
8
11
4
1
Other Expert Sites
231
182
47
51
5
8
Total
966
588
210
131
64
30

How Reliable Are Panasonic TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Panasonic TVs. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the majority of Panasonic TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% of reviewers think Panasonic TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that Panasonic TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Panasonic TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

the TX-L32S10B is a dependable choice
Pocket Lint
the rest of the engineering is almost entirely proprietary
avforums.com
very useful catchup apps built in
johnlewis.com
If you want to use the built in speakers
Amazon
The feet are strongly made of metal
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

doesn't looked damaged so must be faulty
Amazon
Don't know if the TV was any good as it had a Broken Screen
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Panasonic TVs

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Panasonic TVs that set them apart from the competition. These include swipe share.

Panasonic Swipe Share

Panasonic TVs that feature swipe share include the Panasonic TX32FS503E ($552).

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