Updated 31 Aug 2017

Panasonic

TH-55ES500Z

Snapshot: The Panasonic TH-55ES500Z is a 55" (139cm) TV with WiFi. How good is the picture?

TH-55ES500Z
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1899

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Test results

Overall score
71
HD picture
?/10
SD picture
?/10
Sound
?/10
Usability
?/10

Good points

  • Good HD picture quality.
  • Very good SD picture quality.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Good energy efficiency.
  • Very good SmartTV.
  • Good DVR.
  • Excellent EPG.
  • Has WiFi.
  • Can record to USB.

But

  • Just OK sound.

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 a July 2018 survey.

Find out more about how we test TVs.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1899

More test results (/10)

User interface
9.5
Remote
7.9
SmartTV
8.1
Energy efficiency
7.8
Ultra-HD picture
not tested
Electronic Program Guide
9.0

Specifications

Display type
IPS LCD
Screen Size
139cm
Size
55inches
Resolution
1920 x 1080
HxWxD (cm)
79 x 124 x 35
Weight (kg)
18

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)
No

More Info

Brand reliability

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