Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Panasonic TX-55DX600B Review - Sound and Conclusions Review


Panasonic TX-55DX600B – Sound Quality

Although its build quality isn’t the best, the TX-55DX600 is slightly chunkier than some of the more high-end TVs doing the rounds this year, and it’s presumably thanks to this that its speakers do a fairly decent job.

The set can go quite loud when required, and does a decent job – even at high volumes – of keeping voices clear and sounding like they’re coming from the correct place on the screen. In general, there’s quite a lot of detail in the mix too, and the mid-range is reasonably open by the standards of such an affordable TV; it does a solid job of hiding a fairly limited bass response.
 Panasonic TX-55DX600BPanasonic TV remote control on a white background

The only significant issue was that during heavy-duty soundtrack moments, it is possible to sometimes hear some underlying crackling as the speakers essentially give up the ghost.

Other Things to Consider

Panasonic doesn’t provide a smart remote with the TX-55DX600, but the full-sized, heavily buttoned handset you get isn’t bad by the standards of traditional remote designs. The layout is reasonably intuitive, and the addition of a Netflix direct access button is welcome.

I guess it’s worth raising the question here of whether it’s really worth buying a 4K TV that doesn’t support HDR now that Netflix, Amazon and Ultra HD Blu-ray are starting to tie the two features together. In my opinion, it is.

TVs that actually do a good job with HDR are quite expensive right now, so for me the best course of action would be to opt for a non-HDR budget 4K TV rather than a budget HDR 4K TV – even if, ultimately, the TX-55DX600 may not be the non-HDR budget 4K TV you should be looking to buy.

One last thing to mention here is the TV’s input lag: the time the screen takes to render data received at its inputs. This is a big deal to serious gamers, and I’m pleased to say that a figure of 30ms is one of the lowest figures I’ve measured from an IPS TV, and should have minimal impact on your gaming performance.Panasonic TX-55DX600BWoman watching movie on a high-definition television at night.

Should I buy a Panasonic TX-55DX600B?

While I’m yet to see many relatively affordable 4K TVs this year, my feeling is that because of its use of an IPS panel, the TX-55DX600 will not be the best option out there.

Samsung’s non-HDR 4K options in particular may deliver a significantly better picture performance based on past experience. Or you could step up to Panasonic’s DX750 TVs, which, although far from perfect with HDR, are much better all-round TVs than the TX-55DX600 – and without a significant bump up in price. A review of the Panasonic 50DX750 can be found here.


IPS panels make a return to Panasonic’s lineup of TVs, and on the evidence of the TX-55DX600B, it certainly isn’t a return I welcome.

We test every TV we review thoroughly over an extended period of time. We use industry standard tests to compare features properly. We’ll always tell you what we find. We never, ever, accept money to review a product.

Find out more about how we test in our ethics policy.

Used as the main TV for the review period

Tested for more than a week

Tested using industry calibrated tools, discs and with real world use

Tested with broadcast content (HD/SD), video streams and demo discs

Trusted Score

rating-star rating-star rating-star rating-star rating-star

Score in detail

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

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words