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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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.
Sub-par picture quality lets this TV down.
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Score in detail
Smart TV 9
Image Quality 6
Sound Quality 7