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Panasonic TX-40DS500B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Panasonic TX-40DS500B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The sound and image quality also get good views. There are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and color.

usability, image quality, sound, price, design

color, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic TX-40DS500B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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The Panasonic TX-40DS500B is a 40-inch HD TV with plenty on paper to offer - including a Freeview HD tuner, PVR functionality and smart TV apps. You'll like its sound quality, but can its picture impress, too? Our expert Panasonic TX-40DS500B review...

May, 2016

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Easy to use


A great replacement for my old telly.Looks good, a decent sized screen that does not dominate my room. Was easy to set up( by a willing son) Easy to access the multiple facilities.

easy use of remote control

Jul, 2017

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Great quality TV at a great price


Not only was Ben so helpful when purchasing the TV, he even carried it to our car for us. The TV was easy to install & is so easy to use. The quality is brilliant especially when watching in HD mode. We have had Panasonic before & this one lives up to...

Jun, 2017

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Great 40 inch Smart TV


Really there's nothing not to like and a great buy at this price. Recommended x 3.

Jun, 2017

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Great upgrade


Great product at at a great price - very easy to set up, excellent picture quality and sound.

excellent value

no cons

Jun, 2017

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Typically excellent advice and service from Richer Sounds


Didn't want the latest top spec telly. The options that met my needs were explained by very very nice people. Happy with the purchase. See you again.

Jun, 2017

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Another quality Panasonic product


Set up is simplicity itself and the sound and picture qualities are excellent.

picture qualiy


Jun, 2017

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Panasonic Viera TX-40DS500B


Easy to use and a great picture.

No on/off switch.

Apr, 2017

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Excellent value


Excellent value, good features, clean crisp picture

epg slow to respond

Apr, 2017

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Panasonic Viera TX-40DS500B


All of it

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10
Sound modes:Custom, Speech, Standard


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Energy Star certified:Y


Color of product:Grey


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):39.4
Display Resolution:1980 x 1080
Display Technology:LED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:High Contrast
HD type:Full HD
Motion interpolation frequency:400
Motion interpolation technology:BMR
Noise reduction:Y
Screen format adjustments:Auto
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p


On/Off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200

Management Features

Auto power off:Y
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Hotel mode:Y
My Channel function:Y
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:English
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep Timer:Y
Smart modes:Dynamic, Normal, True Cinema


Ethernet LAN:Y
Web browser:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:4.53
Package height:25.5
Package weight:33.1
Package width:51.3


Adaptive Dimming Backlight:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,MP3,WAV,WMA
Clock function:Y
ConnectShare (USB):Y
Game mode:N
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):N
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming:N
Subtitles function:Y
Teletext function:Y
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MPEG4,PS,TS,VOB,VRO,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface (CI):N
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Common interface Plus (CI+) version:1.3
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):VIERA Link
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub):N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:59
Energy efficiency class:A+
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):54
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):42

Smart TV

Hospitality home menu:Y
Internet TV:Y
my Home Screen:Y
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV:Y
Welcome message:Y

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-T,DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):7.64
Height (with stand):22.3
Package depth:4.53
Package height:25.5
Package weight:33.1
Package width:51.3
Weight with stand:27.6
Width (with stand):35.6