Panasonic TX-40CS520B 40 inch Full HD Smart 1080p LED TV – Great start to ‘s 2015 TV line up

Does the job the picture quality is not very good when viewed at the slightest angle. Bought this tv after reading positive reviews but although it does the job the picture quality is not very good when viewed at the slightest angle. Also, it takes an age to do simple things like switch channels.

Superb tv, easy to use and fabulous picture quality. . Wow i wasn’t sure what to expect with this tv but it has really impressed both my husband and i with its functionality, design and picture quality. This tv was on trial to replace a samsung of the same size (40′) that my husband purchased during his bachelor days. We had always been happy with that tv, worked perfectly, looked good and did the job. I unpacked, assembled and connected this tv myself. So the fact that *i* did this by myself without a hitch means this is super easy to set up. If you are like me, and nervous around new technology don’t hold back with this one, it works like a dream. The tv itself is a lot thinner/slimmer and nicer looking than our current one even though they share the same screen size. I think this is due to the relatively slim/narrow bezel around the screen which to me, makes it seem like the screen itself is bigger than the 40′ it is. It also fits really neatly and unobtrusively into a small living room and doesn’t contribute to making the room look smaller or overcrowded. The picture quality on this tv is superb – watching things like the island with all the colours, the greens etc really makes for a wonderful viewing experience. We have also watched a number of blue ray dvds and things like avatar etc really come into their own on this screen. Another thing i have noticed is that 4od looks much much crisper on this tv than our previous one which was always murky and slightly blurry. We mostly watch netflix and 4od and found these easy to set up and use.

Lovely profile, great picture and comes with lots of smart features. We’re an amazon prime customer so loads of free movies and kids programs to download. Plus this is 1080p as opposed to the 32′ which we were considering which is only 720p. Not sure how noticeable this would be given the screen size difference but the 40′ has a really crisp and clear picture. Also as the bezel is so think the 40′ wasn’t as big as we thought it might be so if your not sure go big.

  • A superb LED HD TV packed with functions and digital options
  • Almost 5 star. Almost.
  • Great start to Panasonic’s 2015 TV line up
  • Superb TV, easy to use and fabulous picture quality.
  • Great TV but only two HDMI ports
  • Fantastic value for the price.

I have not recieved any freebies or discounts for this review. This tv is amazing, arrived well packaged, and on time. Really easy to set up, amazing quality picture and sound,i cant comment on the stand as i (well husband really) wall mounted it as soon as it arrived,.

Fantastic value for the price. . So for no reason other than the need to upgrade my 3 year old tv (panasonic viera tx-l37e5b) i purchased this tv. Delivery was swift and took 2 days. Setting up was quick, most impressed with the stand which whilst solid was child’s play to set up. At the back there are only 2 hdmi slots, 1 scart socket (really???) an aerial socket , the usual line in ,line out sockets, a lan port, 1 usb port and a digital optical port. (kind of helps my last two tellies have been panasonic). Picture quality, i’ll agree with a number of posters that the picture quality for terrestrial tv isn’t as good as it could be and the picture quality comes across as soft. However on hd channels the quality is what you’d expect. However i must admit that my previous tv does produce a much better picture quality.

Excellent picture and surprisingly decent sound. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tv to anyone on a modest budget. The viewing angle is quite limited, but the picture quality, straight out of the box is first class. Internet connection was a breeze.

An efficient and excellent television. . Panasonic rarely compromise on quality, and the same can be said for this model. The picture quality is excellent and the stand gives firm and sturdy support to the television itself. The colours are crisp and clear, and even in standard definition the image is of a good quality. The sound is also of good quality. The tv guide is a real issue however, and can take a significant amount of time to load occasionally due to the catch up features. Also, it can become irritating that the television boots onto a menu and does not default automatically to the last input used. The selection of apps available is good however and the article functions extremely well as a smart tv. Excellent for use with hdmi capable systems such as xbox one, ps4 as well as hd cable television.

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  1. Good picture quality, sound and design. Easy to set up, even i managed it alone.Only issue was delivery delay, stuck in customs in jersey prior to payment of import duty, but no confirmation of this from shipper which was jersey post on behalf of hdn. Frustrating, but price and quality of product outweigh this.
  2. This review is from : Panasonic TX-40CS520B 40 inch Full HD Smart 1080p LED TV with Freetime – Black

    Well all i can say is this tv was voted best 40″ tv for 2015 in what hi-fi magazine and that’s what brought me here to buy this at this amazing price needless to say i’ve not been disappointed.
    1. Great tv, just losing a star for always starting. Great tv, just losing a star for always starting up with a web banner and the tv guide is very slow.
      1. Great tv at the price, smart features like netflix bbc iplayer. However the guide is super slow to load almost 30 seconds at some times just to change the channel.
  3. Panasonic tv recently purchased. . The quality of the picture and sound is good. Overall the tv is very good value for money.
  4. This review is from : Panasonic TX-40CS520B 40 inch Full HD Smart 1080p LED TV with Freetime – Black

    Great hd picture and non hd is pretty good too. Great hd picture and non hd is pretty good too. Only downside is tv guide takes ages to load up and you cant set a pprogramme time.
  5. This review is from : Panasonic TX-40CS520B 40 inch Full HD Smart 1080p LED TV with Freetime – Black

    Very good tv but not convinced about it’s smart facilities. . Easy to set up & a good price. Works very well as a tv but operating instructions very basic & help menu not very user friendly. The apps aren’t that good & i havent yet figured how to sync with a keyboard & how to use the remote to control dvd player. Using the remote to access web etc very primitive. The panasonic website not very useful so will need to go on forums to leard smart facilities. I guess it’s early days but i expected these facilities to be easier to access.
  6. This review is from : Panasonic TX-40CS520B 40 inch Full HD Smart 1080p LED TV with Freetime – Black

    Certainly fit for purpose. . It went up on the wall easily, we set it up with out too much trouble and once i get a better digital receiver i am sure the current problems with a clear reception for channels other than the bbc will be rectified.
    1. Love this tv ,great quality for price ,fab picture ,easy to set up.
      1. Whilst hd picture is good i am disappointed by picture quality on non-hd channels i genuinely believe it is only as good as my very old panasonic crt tv. I bought 42” for my bedroom and would have been better off with smaller size as you need to be a certain distance away to get the best picture and i think this size is too big for a 10′ long room. Other reviewers have said the sound is not good but i think it is fine. Internet use is painfully slow to type in url addresses, accessing a hotmail type account with e-mail address & password takes around 4 minutes.
  7. Excellent tv from panasonic bought as upgrade from philips 42″. Excellent tv from panasonic bought as upgrade from philips 42″. Son set up for me and excellent picture quality. I have’nt worked out all the smart apps as only had it for a couple of days, but managed to do netflix.