Panasonic TX-55DX650 - Sound and Conclusions

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Panasonic TX-55DX650 – Sound Quality

The TX-55DX650 is on safer ground sonically. It gets loud without starting to sound thin or flat, and there’s a wide dynamic range between the deepest bass and brightest trebles. The mid range is wide and open too, and the sound stage is well projected for a system that isn’t relying on forward-firing speakers.

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Panasonic TX-55DX650

Should I buy a Panasonic TX-55DX650?

The TX-55DX650 hits the ground running with a reasonable price, attractive design and user-friendly interface. Unfortunately it loses control over picture quality, crashing any hopes of being a compelling purchase.

Panasonic deliberately ditched IPS panels from its 2015 range. So it’s surprising and unfortunate to see them return in 2016, in both the recently tested TX-55DX600 and the TX-55DX650 tested here.

The TX-55DX650 is only worth considering if you’re looking for a reasonably priced 4K TV to go into a permanently bright room. Anyone who dims the lights to watch a movie will need to look elsewhere.

Verdict

Sub-par picture quality lets this TV down.

Score in detail

  • Features 8
  • Value 7
  • Smart TV 9
  • Image Quality 6
  • Design 9
  • Sound Quality 7

Features

Size (Inch) 55in
Display Type LED
Max. Resolution 3840 x 2160
Full HD 1080p Yes (actually 4K)
Digital Tuner Yes
Freeview HD Yes
Freesat HD No
3D Ready No
Refresh Rate (Hertz) '1000' (via processing, not native)Hz

Connectivity

HDMI 3
Component 1
Composite 1
Digital Audio Out Yes (optical)
Headphone Yes
Ethernet Yes
WiFi Yes (built in)

Physical Specifications

Height (Millimeter) 723mm
Width (Millimeter) 1244mm
Depth (Millimeter) 69mm
Weight (Gram) 18000g
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