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Panasonic VIERA TX-55DS500B Smart 55 LED TV

Panasonic VIERA TX-55DS500B Smart 55" LED TV - great choice for big screen Full HD LED TV

Today we will take a look at the VIERA TX-55DS500B – a Full HD LED TV option from Panasonic. This TV comes with a large 55" LED screen and very good picture even without 4K resolution. Brightness is enhanced thanks to the Bright Panel Plus, combining LED light, panel and driving technology. This makes it an ideal choice for rooms that have lots of ambient light, allowing you to enjoy high quality entertainment clearly.

The TV performs well in respect to fast motion – the 400 Hz Backlight Motion Rate which adjusts the backlight to remove motion blur. As a result, you can see every detail clearly without smearing or juddering.

Freeview HD and Freetime

You will be able to access a range of entertainment options thanks to Freeview HD, with a wide range of both standard and HD channels available subscription free. The VIERA TX-55DS500B also includes Freetime. This allows you to scroll back through the previous seven days to catch up on programs you might have missed.

Smart TV

The VIERA TX-55DS500B offers you access to catch-up TV services such as BBC iPlayer and My5, as well as streaming services such as Netflix. There is also a full web browser available, as well as the option to set your own personalized home page.

A very nice touch is the VIERA Remote app that you can use to control the TV, as well as mirror the contents onto the screen.


This TV can be conveniently wall mounted and fits effortlessly into your existing home entertainment setup thanks to its range of connections. With 2 x HDMI connections (one of which is ARC compatible), a SCART connection and both component and composite inputs, the TV can easily be connected to your other devices and peripherals.

A USB 2.0 port also allows you to view photographs and videos on the TV screen, while the DLNA compatibility means that you can also share these files wirelessly from compatible devices.

Technical specifications for PANASONIC VIERA TX-55DS500B Smart 55" LED TV

Screen technology
Screen size
1920 x 1080


Processing rate
400 Hz
Noise reduction

Smart TV services
- Catch up TV: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4, My5 
- Streaming: Netflix 
- App store: Internet Apps Navigator 
- Custom homepage 
- Full internet browser 
- Social media: Twitter, YouTube 
- Gaming apps
Multimedia functions
Screen mirroring
Smartphone app
Yes - Viera Remote2

Built-in WiFi
DLNA certified

- HDMI x 2 (ARC compatible x 1)
- SCART x 1
- Component input x 1
- Composite input x 1
- USB 2.0 x 1

Audio output
Optical audio connection x 1
TV tuner
DVB-T2 Freeview HD Tuner
Electronic programme guide
7-day EPG and 7-day catch up with Freetime

Audio power
20 W
Sound enhancement

Remote control
VESA wall mount dimensions
400 x 400
Table-top stand
Other features
- Ambient sensor
- Sleep timer
- Parental lock

Energy efficiency class
On-mode power consumption
87 W
Annual power consumption
121 kWh

Box contents
- Panasonic VIERA TX-55DS500B Smart 55" LED TV
- Standard remote control
- User manual
- Batteries
- Table top stand
- Fixing screws
- Unboxed: 721 x 1244 x 68 mm (H x W x D)
- Unboxed with stand: 770 x 1244 x 235 mm (H x W x D)
- Boxed: 808 x 1610 x 151 mm (H x W x D)
- Unboxed: 17 kg
- Unboxed with stand: 19 kg
- Boxed: 23.65 kg

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