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Should You Buy a Panasonic TV?

Matthew
Updated 10 June 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, microwaves and bread makers.

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 8,300 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 $554.

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. 15 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 15th best TV brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
174,437 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
70,747 reviews
#3
United States
88%
88%
6,627 reviews
#4
Supersonic
United States
86%
86%
3 reviews
#5
Japan
85%
85%
3,429 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,136 reviews
#7
75%
75%
3,296 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
71%
71%
1,114 reviews
#9
Netherlands
70%
70%
7,595 reviews
#10
China
69%
69%
2,352 reviews
#11
TCL
68%
68%
1,254 reviews
#12
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#13
Japan
65%
65%
6,016 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#15
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#16
PROSCAN
63%
63%
0 reviews
#17
China
62%
62%
243 reviews
#18
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#19
Sylvania
59%
59%
8 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 $554, 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%.

Panasonic have a number of great features including swipe share which sets them apart from the competition. 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.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$811
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $3,899
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$554
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $11,999
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, carefully designed and had well executed 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%
221 reviews
77%
169 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
84%
47 reviews
81%
181 reviews
80%
99 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
83%
5 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
166 reviews
81%
99 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
84%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
129 reviews
79%
72 reviews
80%
32 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
86%
7 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
101 reviews
81%
72 reviews
83%
34 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
84%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
107 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
67%
3 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
127 reviews
80%
37 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
83%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
76%
94 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
56 reviews
90%
56 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
85%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
88%
41 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
81%
8 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
62 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
89 reviews
70%
43 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
67 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
90%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
61 reviews
80%
41 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
68%
58 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
57 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
71 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
80%
64 reviews
77%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,439 reviews
76%
1,074 reviews
76%
370 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
71%
65 reviews
Average
82%
3,138 reviews
79%
2,342 reviews
74%
811 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
122
27
17
6
7
3
Techradar logo
67
51
26
2
12
2
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
28
54
42
13
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
79
24
15
4
11
3
reviewed.com logo
64
22
2
Expert Reviews logo
38
14
6
3
3
2
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
1
audiovision.de logo
16
22
9
4
1
areadvd.de logo
17
17
10
6
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
8
10
4
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
26
17
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
17
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
17
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
19
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
18
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
9
3
1
Which? logo
8
11
4
1
Other Expert Sites
230
184
48
51
5
8
Total
951
589
215
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
All-in-all a great TV from a reliable manufacturer
johnlewis.com
If you aren't going 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
the replacement) as both arrived damaged in the exact same place on the unit
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 ($562).

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