Panasonic TX-40CS520B 40 inch Full HD Smart 1080p LED TV with Freetime - Black [Energy Class A+]
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- High quality LED backlighting gives a high contrast ratio, making blacks appear deeper and whites shine
- Freetime built-in enables to scroll back through TV listings and watch programmes from catch-up services
- VIERA connect allows you to stream video, photos and music from another source, such as your PC, via DLNA
- Swipe and share enables your smartphone or tablet to stream pictures, videos and music straight to the TV
- The built-in 20 W amplifier gives full-bodied sound, while V-Audio produces a more spacious, surround sound effect
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Energy efficiency classA+ to F
On-mode power consumption42 Watts
Energy consumption59 Kilowatts per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.
Visible screen diagonal39" / 100 cm
Size: 40-inch | Style: TV Only
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Panasonic TX-40CS520B 40 inch Full HD Smart 1080p LED TV with Freetime - Black.
From the Manufacturer
Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED TV with Freeview Tuner and Freetime
With a minimalist pedestal stand and slim narrow bezel, Panasonic CS500 Series LED TVs combine the better in connected TV technology with a slim design certain to enhance any room interior. For enhanced high definition image quality, 100 Hz Back Light Blinking (BLB) picture technology ensures sports and action movies look crisp, while a content optimizer makes the most of every connected source, from YouTube to set top boxes. Never owned a Smart TV before? Don’t worry. A built-in wireless LAN makes it easier than ever to connect this TV to the Internet. These models also come with Freetime, the service from Freeview, which allows you to catch up on the last 7 days of TV across 26 channels with the roll back TV guide.
With this model you will have freetime built-in, which means that you receive the advantages of a roll back TV guide (for the past 7 days on selected channels). On Demand TV and video from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player*, All 4, Demand 5, YouTube (Freesat boxes only) the BBC News and BBC Sport apps.
*ITV Player is available in England, Wales and The Channel Islands
Internet App-capable TVs can go onto the internet to access a wide range of apps, video on demand services and games stored in the Cloud.
Use a wide variety of apps on your large TV screen.
Swipe and Share
Swipe and share lets you 'throw' content from smartphones and tablets onto your TV screen simply by swiping your fingers up your portable devices touchscreens. Connecting your smart devices to your TV is now easier thanks to Panasonic TV Remote app.
Adaptive Backlight Dimming
Delivers both deep blacks in dark scenes and plenty of punch in bright scenes. TV’s with adaptive backlight dimming constantly analyse incoming pictures so that they can continually adjust their light output to deliver the optimum picture quality.
Organises recommended content into an easy-to-navigate interface. It actually learns what sort of content you prefer and compiles a better list or 'stream' of content it thinks you might like. The material recommended can include TV shows, Video On Demand and Internet content.
Internet service required. Available content may vary by product, model and location, and may require fees. Specifications and product information are subject to change.
Top Customer Reviews
The TV is a very attractive design in my opinion. The bezel is about 1cm, and barely thicker along the bottom edge. One nitpick would be the green power on LED on the front is on the bright side. It doesn't bother me, but I know lots of people who would find it distracting. Nothing a bit of tape wouldn't fix.
The image quality is very good and exceeded my expectations for a TV in this price range. Black levels and motion handling were two big concerns for me with this set, as in this world you generally get what you pay for. I'm happy to say I needn't have worried. After a bit of tweaking the brightness and contrast settings I've managed to improve on what was already a good picture out of the box. Movies & sport look great, especially in HD, and I've generally been impressed with the colour saturation and contrast. I'm a photographer so I would say I have above average demands for image quality, and this panel delivers. There is a minor amount of motion blur and stutter if you look for it with certain content, but to be quite honest it's no worse than my friend's Samsung at 3x the price. It's just the nature of the technology.
Sound, again, is above average and above expectations. Admittedly I have an ideal setup (centre wall mounted in a square room) but I would say the speakers are more than capable for most people if you're just watching TV and the occasional film. I was going to buy a sound bar but I'm debating whether to bother now.
So what's bad about this TV? I did my research before buying, and, while I can't attest to this personally, there are apparently better sets out there if you're serious about gaming due to variable/nothing special input lag.Read more ›
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WHAT YOU GET:
The TV arrives tightly packed with protective polystyrene packaging inside a huge reasonably-flat cardboard box. Inside the box you get the TV itself which measures approximately 90cm (W) x 52cm (H) x 4.5cm (D) - when not attached to the stand. The included stand measures approximately 54cm (W) x 6cm (H) x 24cm (D) and when fixed to the TV will add an additional 6cm to its overall height (i.e. making a total height of 58cm). You also get a TV remote which measures 21.5cm (H) x 5cm (W) x 2.5cm (D) along with two Panasonic branded AA batteries for putting into the remote. Finally, the TV comes with a very easy-to-follow instruction manual.
I've literally never had a TV that was so easy to set up. First of all you need to screw the stand to the TV (unless you're putting the TV onto your wall). Then it's a simple case of plugging in your aerial, plugging the TV into the power, and then switching it on. The TV will then guide you through the whole set-up, including an auto-scan for channels, sorting out the SMART channels/apps and even provides you with a visual guide of the various functions and options available once it's done.
I'd say that from getting the TV out of the packaging to being fully set up and checking everything out, took around 15 - 20 mins. And this included linking up to our wireless router to enable the SMART aspects.
First of all the picture quality that the TV provides is (in our opinion) excellent. Being a flat LED screen, there's almost no glare at all across the screen (from lights or windows), the picture is also very sharp and crisp, with vivid and bright colours.Read more ›
Unpacking the TV immediately reveals just how much flat screen panel technology has advanced over the years - I was completely taken aback by just how light the unit was and was able to assemble the TV by myself within minutes (thanks to Panasonic for a very ergonomic & used friendly stand mechanism). Looks wise I would say that discrete rules the day, the panel is completely unobtrusive and looks as if it has been designed for wall mounting. The stand is good enough though and although made of plastic has a brushed metal appearance set against a black frame, it really is hard to believe this is 40” which a few years ago would have been considered large.
In terms of spec again Panasonic have been generous. Firstly we have a 100HZ LED panel (50HZ just doesn’t cut the mustard these days) with adaptive backlight dimming to add “realism” to picture contrast. Despite its thinness (the panel is a mere 47mm wide) Panasonic have squeezed in 20W of amplification with added surround sound effects to increase the sound stage. Now this is never going to replace a sound bar or more advanced audio and I found the surround sound option to be mediocre, but on first listen, voices and even music had a depth and tonal quality that genuinely surprised me, not harsh on the ears at all and all very natural.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent value Smart TV with a sharp, vibrant screen and full sound. My only quibble is that the lag when making a menu selection is significant and frustrating; you... Read morePublished 1 day ago by M. Miah
I bought this to replace a Sharp that was delivered damaged. Overall it's an excellent TV with great picture and sound . Netflix button is an added bonus. Read morePublished 2 months ago by canbre
Great tv for the spare room, lovely pic & functions, great price!Published 2 months ago by Mr B Todd
After several month of use I am very happy with this smart TV. It is used only for Netflix and Amazon movies but it works excelent. Also Wii works just fine with it.Published 2 months ago by Lucretiu Calota
As a huge fan of Panasonic for many years, I have to say it's pretty obvious Panasonic are concentrating on larger screens. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Hughes
Fantastic picture quality, lots of options.
Great for people who are up to date with technology. Read more