Updated 31 Aug 2017

Panasonic

TH-40ES500Z

Snapshot: The Panasonic TH-40ES500Z is a 39" (100cm) TV with WiFi. How good is the picture?

TH-40ES500Z
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$899

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Test results

Overall score
70
HD picture
?/10
SD picture
?/10
Sound
?/10
Usability
?/10

Good points

  • Good HD picture quality.
  • Good SD picture quality.
  • OK sound.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Good energy efficiency.
  • Very good SmartTV.
  • Excellent DVR.
  • Excellent EPG.
  • Has WiFi.
  • Can record to USB.
  • Has 2 USB ports that are easily accessible.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test TVs

Overall score includes:

HD picture (55%)
SD picture (10%)
Sound quality (10%)
Usability (25%), made up of User Interface, Remote, and Smart TV scores

Prices are based on August and November 2017 surveys.

Find out more about how we test TVs.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$899

More test results (/10)

User interface
9.5
Remote
7.9
SmartTV
8.4
Energy efficiency
7.7
DVR
9.6
Electronic Program Guide
9.0

Specifications

Display type
IPS LCD
Screen Size
100cm
Size
39inches
Resolution
1920 x 1080
HxWxD (cm)
57 x 91 x 24
Weight (kg)
9

Features

HDR
No
4K/UHD
No
Bluetooth
No
WiFi built in
Yes
Internet browser
Yes
Smart TV features
Yes
Can record to USB
Yes

Connections/ports

HDMI
3
Composite RCA
Yes
Component RCA
Yes
Stereo RCA
Yes
Stereo 3.5
No
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
No
Ethernet
Yes
Toslink out
Yes
Headphones
Yes
Analogue AV in
1
HDMI (easy access)
No
USB (easy access)
Yes

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Brand reliability

In our 2017 appliance-reliability survey this brand of TV was 96% reliable (the average for TVs was 95%).