Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV – A smart TV set with some not quite so smart features


Good tv at a fantastic price – works well when chromecasting from youtube.

Wanted a smart tv with netflix for a bedroom and this was the perfect mix of image quality smart tv features and price. Superb buy on prime day sealed the deal but even at its usual price this is an excellent tv.

Nice telly, good picture, especially in hd. Slightly thicker than it looks but light and looks good on the wall. Loses a star from me as the menu can be a little slow but a good spec smart tv for the price. Here are the specifications for the Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV:

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  • A Personalised Gateway to All Your Preferred Content with My Home Screen
  • Delivers Both Deep Blacks in Dark Scenes and Plenty of Punch in Bright Scenes with Adaptive Backlight Dimming
  • Freetime with Roll Back TV including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5
  • Internet Apps – Use a Wide Variety of Apps on Your TV Screen Including Web Browser
  • Easily Share Smartphone and Tablet Content on Your TV Screen

Just a bit upset that the on demand are not in the apps. Other than that , i have not got a bad thing to say about this set.

Great price, fantastic customer service, delivered earlier than expected, simple to set up, worked perfectly. Couldn’t have asked for more.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • A smart TV set with some not quite so smart features
  • Good colours when tweaked
  • Perfect picture. Easy to set up

Wanted to use with a sky magic eye and it was really difficult to find the analogue menu to do this, as others have found when searching for an answer. Even the guy we called out to help could not do it and we ended up ringing the helpline. I think the secret is to set it in tv mode and then the analogue setting appears, tick this and automatically scan.

Only issue is volume at times but its in a large high ceilinged room so cant be helped.

The reason i got this tv was because of the amount of high ratings from other reviews. Only draw back and whether it makes much difference who knows, is i wish it was full hd.

Getting the colours right took a lot of tweaking but when i did, i was really quite pleased. I have tried a couple of other digital tv sets but been so distraught by the picture quality that i have returned them. I followed the logic that a smaller screen would render a smoother image even if the resolution was quite low. But over and above this fact, on this tv skin tones really are quite good with some definition (rather than blocks of pink), and the black really black once you turn down contrast, sharpness and brightness. I use ‘cinema’ and ‘warm filter’ settings – contrary to my experience with a sony, they are good filters. I don’t like the glossy plastic and the stand quickly looked dirty for this reason. The navigation system is standard (which is really a reason to have a computer rather than a tv) but the general look of the layout is ok. Not many apps to choose from, unfortunately. But at least the web browser does work on this one so one can save whatever pages or channels one likes.

Works a treat with great picture quality.

Excellent tv that we use in the bedroom. Good quality picture and sound. Easy to install and easy to set up and use.

This smart tv set was delivered promptly and in good condition. It was very easy to set up but in doing so i came across a couple of features which i think are design faults. For example, the on/off switch and three other control buttons are positioned at the rear of the set, which makes it slightly awkward to turn the set on and off. In addition, although these controls are labelled, the labels are in a difficult position to read and are upside down when read from the front of the set. When using the tv guide, the different screens are noticeably slow in loading. On the plus side, the picture quality is excellent and of course there is a wide variety of programmes available to see.

It’s a great tv, but if you are looking for a painless smart tv experience, it’s not perfect. Netflix is quite slow, as the other apps like amazon prime video. From usb i had some problems in playing mkv. Over all, it’s a very good tv and you can overcome these problems with a simple chromecast.

Very happy with my purchase. Great price, stylish & great picture.

5gh and conected to hdmi from laptop all day long.

I am very pleased with this tv. It is just the right size for my small sitting room (i have found smallish sets not that easy to find nowadays) and it has freeview built in which is good.

Great tele and delivered on time.

As expected from panasonic, picture quality is superb and viewing angle really wide. Also, it looks good on or off.

A great tv, bought for an elderly friend, very easy to set up and link to internet for you-tube etcgood quality sound, good quality picture.

I chose it because of the previous reviews & i’m so glad i did. Excellent picture & sound, tons of features & extremely easy to set up. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy another.


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Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 129 reviews

One thought on “Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV – A smart TV set with some not quite so smart features

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set up

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)

    Looks good, thin fram, narrow profile. Surprised and pleased to find freesat catchup (freetime) fully integrated within the tv.
  2. Size: 32 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)

    Looks good, thin fram, narrow profile. Surprised and pleased to find freesat catchup (freetime) fully integrated within the tv.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase
      Has loads of nice features including on demand channels, netflix and youtube.
  3. Size: 32 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)

    Has loads of nice features including on demand channels, netflix and youtube.
  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality set

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)

    Netflix ,amazon prime and other apps work just fine. Don’t worry that it is 2016 model, everything does the business.
  5. Size: 24 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)

    Netflix ,amazon prime and other apps work just fine. Don’t worry that it is 2016 model, everything does the business.
  6. 2.0 out of 5 stars Limited Apps

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-24DS500B 24-Inch 720p HD Ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)

    Nice looking tv, but very limited apps, no now tv, itv hub , all 4 or spotify.
    1. Size: 24 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase
      Nice looking tv, but very limited apps, no now tv, itv hub , all 4 or spotify.
      1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
        Good television easy to set up but i have been installing televisions for 40 years.
  7. Size: 32 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase
    Good television easy to set up but i have been installing televisions for 40 years.

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