Panasonic TX-40DS400B Review

When talking about life changing inventions, you simply cannot ignore the humble television set, or TV, for short. TVs have been around for many decades now, and in their time they have undergone a whole variety of changes. As technology advanced, so too did TV sets, and rightfully so. To begin with, we had black and white images, so when colour TV was invented, well, you can imagine how popular these sets became. Nowadays however, breakthroughs of that calibre seem like distant memories, as the TV sets we’re accustomed to nowadays wouldn’t look out of place in a sci-fi epic blockbuster movie. If you’re on the lookout for a new TV, but aren’t quite sure what to go for, you may wish to consider the TX-40DS400B from Panasonic. This TV set is affordable and has been receiving a lot of positive attention as of late. To find out whether this positive attention is truly justified, here’s a more detailed look at this groundbreaking TV set.

What is the Panasonic TX-40DS400B? – This TV set is a 40 inch, full HD Smart LED TV, in 1080p, complete with freeview capabilities and a very impressive energy rating. The TV provides crystal clear image quality, a gateway to your own personal content with its ‘my home screen’ function, and much more besides. The TV retails at around £299.99 in the UK, and it often comes complete with free delivery.

So this is quite a cheap smart TV but it always helps to find the very cheapest prices and so we have those below:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Panasonic TX-40DS500B 40-Inch 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)
  • A Personalised Gateway to All Your Preferred Content with My Home Screen
  • Delivers Both Deep Blacks in Dark Scenes and Plenty of Punch in Bright Scenes with Adaptive Backlight Dimming
  • Freetime with Roll Back TV including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5
  • Internet Apps - Use a Wide Variety of Apps on Your TV Screen Including Web Browser
  • Easily Share Smartphone and Tablet Content on Your TV Screen
Bestseller No. 2
Allcam WM161L Universal TV Wall Bracket Slim Adjustable TV Wall Mount Bracket for LCD, LED, 3D & Plasma Screens for 40 - 50 -inch Plasma/LED TVs, 12° Tilt, Max VESA 600x400, Hold up to 60 kgs
  • Quality TV bracket made from reinforced and powder-coated steel, with unique GBP1000 guarantee for mounted TV (available on all Allcam 2014 new range) and Allcam standard 5 years warranty
  • Tilt down up to 12°, Super slim, mounted TV only 1.4" / 36mm from wall ; Overall dimensions: 475x420x36mm (HxVxD)
  • Easy installation, with inegrated bubble level, step-by-step graphic & text guide, and a whole set of fittings: screws, bolts, anchors, spacers, washers
  • Universal fit, suitable for all 40" to 50" wall-mountable Plasma/ LCD/ LED TVs with mounting hole spacing less than 600 x 400 mm (23.6" x 15.7", Horizontal x Vertical spacing)
  • This is the perfect bracket for many of the today popular TVs: Samsung UE40K5100, Panasonic TX-40DS400B, Sony Bravia KDL-40RD453, Sharp LC-48CFF6001K, Blaupunkt 49/235Z, LG 43UH603V, LG 43LH604V, Panasonic TX-49DS500B, LG 55UH605V, Hisense 50, Panasonic TX-50DX700B
Bestseller No. 3
Allcam WM161M Universal TV Wall Bracket Slim Adjustable TV Wall Mount Bracket for LCD, LED, 3D & Plasma Screens for 32, 39, 40, 42 -inch Plasma/LED TVs, 12° Tilt, Max VESA 400x400, Hold up to 60 kgs
  • TV (available on all Allcam 2014 new range) and Allcam standard 5 years warranty
  • Tilt down up to 12°, Super slim, mounted TV only 1.4" / 36mm from wall ; Overall dimensions: 475x420x36mm (HxVxD)
  • Easy installation, with inegrated bubble level, step-by-step graphic & text guide, and a whole set of fittings: screws, bolts, anchors, spacers, washers
  • Universal fit, suitable for all 32" to 42" wall-mountable LCD/LED TVs/monitors with mounting hole spacing less than 400 x 400 mm (15.7"x15.7", Horizontal x Vertical spacing)
  • This is the perfect bracket for many of the today popular TVs: Blaupunkt 32/133I, Eternity 32 inch, Samsung UE32K5100, Sony Bravia KDL-32RD433, Telefunken 32, Samsung UE40K5100, Panasonic TX-40DS400B, Sony Bravia KDL-40RD453, Sharp LC-48CFF6001K
Bestseller No. 4
Allcam WB111 15" 17" 19" 22" 24" 26" 30" LED/LCD TV Ultra Slim Wall Mount Bracket, Super Flush 15mm, Max VESA 200x200, Hold up to 35kgs (66 lb)
  • Wallmount Bracket made from quality cold steel sheet (2.3mm thickness); Electrostatic power coating for durability
  • Universal with all flat panel LCD TV / Monitor compatible with VESA 75x75, VESA 100x100, VESA 200x200, and VESA 200x100 standard
  • Super Slim, can be fixed very close to the wall (~ 1"); All parts such as screws are included for easy installation; Simple two plates design, one plate attached to wall and one to the TV, simply slide in to mount on to the wall or slide out to remove
  • Allcam / Ehome will provide 5 years full warranty in UK; Note: This bracke will not work for those TVs/Monitos which complies to none of the following mounting standards: VESA 100x100, VESA 75x75, VESA 50x50
  • The perfect wall mounting bracket for popular TVs like: Blaupunkt 32/133I, Eternity 32 inch, Samsung UE32K5100, Sony Bravia KDL-32RD433, Telefunken 32, Samsung UE40K5100, Panasonic TX-40DS400B, Sony Bravia KDL-40RD453, Sharp LC-48CFF6001K, LG 43UH603V, Panasonic TX-40DS400B
Bestseller No. 5
TS1040 2m-tall Exhibition Display Stand TV Trolley Floor Stand w/ Mounting Bracket for 40-60" LCD/Plasma TVs & Two Black Glass Shelves, Tilt up/down 5 / 10 °, Adjustable height: 146 to 206cm, Up to Vesa 800x400 mm
  • TV trolley /floor stand with heavy-duty castors/wheels and brake
  • TV bracket able to tilt up/down 5 / 10 ° , Two telescopic poles with adjustable height: 146 to 206cm (see 2nd picture for the dimensions)
  • Allcam / Ehome will provide 5 years full warranty in UK; 2pcs tempered black glass shelf for laptop computers, DVD players, Blu-Ray players
  • Wheels can easily be attached or detached from the base, Base height 4.5cm (10cm with wheels); Shorter versions of the same stands also available, search on Amazon for FS1031 (1.5-meter tall) and FS1043 (0.7-meter tall)
  • The perfect TV Floor Stand for popular TVs like: Panasonic TX-40C300B, TX-40CS520B, TX-40CX680B, Samsung UE40J5100, 40H6200, UE32J5100, Series 6 H6400, Sony KDL-40R453C, KDL-40W705C, SEIKI SE39UY01, Samsung 43J5500, Samsung 43J5500, LG 42LF652V, 42LF561V, 42LF580V, 43UF770V, Samsung UE40K5100, Panasonic TX-40DS400B, Sony Bravia KDL-40RD453, Sharp LC-48CFF6001K, Blaupunkt 49/235Z, LG 43UH603V, LG 43LH604V, Panasonic TX-49DS500B, LG 55UH605V, Hisense 50, Panasonic TX-50DX700B

What are its main features? – Some of the main features associated with the Panasonic TX-40DS400B include the following:

  • A+ energy rating
  • 62 watt power consumption
  • Adaptive backlight function
  • Functions very well in dark, and light scenes
  • Compatible with a number of smart apps
  • Use as a web browser
  • The ability to easily share smart tablet and phone content on your TV screen
  • Freetime with Rollback, which includes BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD, Demand 5, and more…
  • Sleek and stylish design
  • 40inch display
  • Scart socket
  • 3 HDMI ports
  • Crystal clear 1080p HDTV LED display
  • And more…

Pros – Some of the main pros of this TV set include:

Display – With backlit technology, the TV provides a fantastic display, even with very dark, or incredibly bright scenes. What’s more, the 1080p full HD LED display really provides super high def quality images that have to be seen to be believed.

Smart functions – As the TV is also a smart TV, not only is it compatible with smart phones and tablets, but it can also be utilized along with a series of apps. Amazon instant Video and Netflix, for example, are especially popular.

Design – The TV also comes in a very sleek, stylish, and modern flat screen design that would work incredibly well with a minimalist or contemporary setting.

Cons – Now for the cons:

Sound quality – Some users have complained that the sound quality is not quite as crisp as they may have hoped.

Final thoughts – Overall, this TV set is certainly one of the better devices currently on the market, and for less than £300, you really can’t complain. The image is fantastic, the sound is very good, and the design and features all work very well.

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