Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV : You are not about to make a mistake


Great tv, love the netflix button.

Bought this for my daughter for christmas so haven’t really used it myself, but did hang it on her bedroom wall and do all the original set-up. Set-up was easy and quick, connecting wirelessly to the internet hub, but did have to use the ‘enter hub key’ option as the auto option failed to connect. This was not a problem and is perhaps expected in certain circumstances which is why the second option is available. I’ve always bought panasonic and have never had any issues with them. My daughter loves it, picture is great and the smart apps are perfect for her. She uses the netflix option mainly via the dedicated button on the remote which is very handy.

Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

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  • HD Smart LED 1080p Flat screen TV with great picture & convenient extras like catch-up TV, thanks to smart features.
  • Get HD TV free via your aerial – better picture & sound that Standard Definition
  • Great extra choice of TV & films at your fingertips – get Netflix (subscription required ) straight from the remote.
  • The TV will prompt you to connect itself to your broadband when you first set it up. This enables the catch-up & streaming services.
  • 2 x HDMI ports

I am very happy with the purchase. It arrived in very fast time and was well packaged. I always buy panasonic and would recommend it to anyone.

Very good tv @ a keen price. Great delivery with prime & good to have the free 5 y warranty.

Clear picture, easy to set up, loving the smart element works well with amazon prime.

Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model) : This is what you call, plug and play. It must have taken me all of ten minutes to plug it in, connect to the internet, and sort out the viewing conditions that were required. What a piece of kit this is.

There is so much jargon and misinformation written about tvs that i thought i should write an article to help people make an informed choice when purchasing a tv. Here is what to look for and why. I will centre my article around picture quality. Debating the sound quality of inbuilt tv speakers which are about one inch thick is like discussing whether you would rather be punched by mike tyson or george foreman. Both are going to be unpleasant so what is the point?if you are interested in sound quality, connect your tv to your hifi system via the tv’s optical output. If your hifi does not accept digital inputs then purchase a fiio d03k dac from amazon for £22. You won’t get a better dac for less than £100. If you can’t connect your hifi to your tv, then purchase a sound bar from a decent hifi brand such as q acoustics or better still active speakers such as the q acoustics bt3’s or ruark mr1s. Also, i won’t waste time describing the smart features of a tv when you can buy an amazon fire stick with alexa voice control for £25 in the sales. It is comfortably the fastest, most intuitive, most comprehensive smart interface widely available and it comes with voice activation and alexa.

This is a nice tv set with a lot of extra features. The feet are strongly made of metal and have screw inserts a good job all round.

My son and husband also bought the same model in different sizes. Good picture and sound quality.

Excellent picture quality, very satisfied.

Smart-ready, needs a separate dongle, not supplied. I haven’t bothered with dongle.

The tv itself is great (including the finish). I just watched blue planet live in full hd – marvellous. Freeview play (catch up) and ‘already on-board’ apps (netflix, amazon etc. Getting through setup requires some effort. I have talktalk fibre with the tv 10 meters away from the router in another room (hg633 router). It’s a led tv rather than lcd. 0 ghz wi-fi for internet connection. At set up you can see on screen which frequency is strongest to the router and connect with that one. A few people have said the sound is a bit on the poor side. I found it to be what i expected.

Loads of apps preloaded including netflix and prime.

The sound could be a bit better though.

It took a while to get the picture settings to my liking but now that is sorted i am very happy with the tv.

Great christmas present for the bedroom. Does exactly what it says on the tin and looks great too.

We have an 11-year old 46” panasonic plasma as our main tv which has been utterly faultless so i bought this as a second tv for our kids. They needed something for amazon prime and catch-up tv as they watch a lot of pre-recorded tv. There are all the apps you need and they work quickly and easily from a wi-fi connection – our six-year old can use them with ease. The picture is panasonic quality (i. Excellent), great contrast, good blacks and highly adjustable. The sound is fine for a small-ish room, the room this is in is 10x10ft. For a larger room, i would go for a sound bar as the bass is lacks throw. It was bracket mounted which was very easy to fit (i used a vivomounts slim tilt) with good vesa placings and the back of the tv needed a 90′ power cable which was a tenner to prevent fouling with the wall because of the tilt. All the inputs are at the back and i used some 90′ hdmis which i didn’t need to use but helped with keeping the cables tidy in the trunking i used (deleycon). In all, for this kind of money, it’s a great lcd tv, it’s been used daily since january and we have no complaints.

Good size, good price, easy to use.

A good television easy to set up especially with broadband and so access to things like iplayer – you tube etc etc become easy – recommended.

I should have listened to the 20% of customers who posted one star reviews because they received a damaged or faulty unit. Mine too was faulty, with the backlight not working on one side. Save yourself a lot of bother and get a different model. Edit: it is now one year later and the replacement telly they sent me (same model, different batch) is fab and i’m very happy with it. Such a shame that we had to go through the faff of testing it, contacting the helpline and then getting it replaced first time around. Because when it works, it works very well. Picture and sound quality are excellent, and i like that i can reorder the apps to my own use. Yes the loading time for the interactive features is slow on start-up, but otherwise this is a fab tv and highly recommended for movie lovers like me.

Does all that is claimed for it. Some confusion with the installation instructions, as two different shaped feet are described.


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Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 47 reviews

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Super T.V.
    Looks great, easy to use, good colour , clear precise sound, very good picture.
    1. Size: 32 inchStyle: TV Only
      Looks great, easy to use, good colour , clear precise sound, very good picture.
  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better...
    The panasonic had a reasonable picture most of the time, except when it cut out, leaving a blank screen the sound is really not good (not compared to our previous samsung, at least) and would require a sound bar. All in all not a great experience, so we’ve returned it.
  3. Size: 40 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    The panasonic had a reasonable picture most of the time, except when it cut out, leaving a blank screen the sound is really not good (not compared to our previous samsung, at least) and would require a sound bar. All in all not a great experience, so we’ve returned it.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars SMASHED SCREEN
      Couldn’t wait to get my new tv installed but found the screen smashed, not just in 1 but place but in 2 – and not just small cracks, these look like someone has put a boot through the tv. Should have known better after seeing some of the other reviews.
  4. Size: 49 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    Couldn’t wait to get my new tv installed but found the screen smashed, not just in 1 but place but in 2 – and not just small cracks, these look like someone has put a boot through the tv. Should have known better after seeing some of the other reviews.
  5. 4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    Excellent picture quality only complaint is the tv guide is slow to open.
  6. Size: 32 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    Excellent picture quality only complaint is the tv guide is slow to open.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
      The all 4 app doesn’t work on the tv which was actually one of the main reasons for buying it so extremely disappointed.
      1. Size: 40 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase
        The all 4 app doesn’t work on the tv which was actually one of the main reasons for buying it so extremely disappointed.
  7. 1.0 out of 5 stars Seems fragile.
    Not able to provide a full review of this tv. I have now returned 2 deliveries (the original and the replacement) as both arrived damaged in the exact same place on the unit.
  8. Size: 49 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    Not able to provide a full review of this tv. I have now returned 2 deliveries (the original and the replacement) as both arrived damaged in the exact same place on the unit.
  9. 4.0 out of 5 stars Only two HDMI sockets.

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    My experience is similar to other buyers in that this is a good television, nice looking good picture quality and easy to use. My only disappointment is that the set only has two hdmi sockets. Problematic when you have 3 products each requiring a hdmi, dvd player, now tv and a virgin tv box. Hopefully remedied by additional order of a splitter.
    1. Size: 40 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase
      My experience is similar to other buyers in that this is a good television, nice looking good picture quality and easy to use. My only disappointment is that the set only has two hdmi sockets. Problematic when you have 3 products each requiring a hdmi, dvd player, now tv and a virgin tv box. Hopefully remedied by additional order of a splitter.
      1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing experience
        Arrived with screen damaged so i was unable to set up. Worse still is that it is costing me £22.
  10. Size: 40 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase
    Arrived with screen damaged so i was unable to set up. Worse still is that it is costing me £22.
  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars You are not about to make a mistake

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    The tv itself is great (including the finish). I just watched blue planet live in full hd – marvellous. Freeview play (catch up) and “already on-board” apps (netflix, amazon etc. Getting through setup requires some effort. I have talktalk fibre with the tv 10 meters away from the router in another room (hg633 router). It’s a led tv rather than lcd. 0 ghz wi-fi for internet connection. At set up you can see on screen which frequency is strongest to the router and connect with that one. A few people have said the sound is a bit on the poor side. I found it to be what i expected.
    1. Size: 40 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase
      The tv itself is great (including the finish). I just watched blue planet live in full hd – marvellous. Freeview play (catch up) and “already on-board” apps (netflix, amazon etc. Getting through setup requires some effort. I have talktalk fibre with the tv 10 meters away from the router in another room (hg633 router). It’s a led tv rather than lcd. 0 ghz wi-fi for internet connection. At set up you can see on screen which frequency is strongest to the router and connect with that one. A few people have said the sound is a bit on the poor side. I found it to be what i expected.
  12. 4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    Good set for the spare room, picture great, sound ok, smart interface very good.
  13. Size: 32 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    Good set for the spare room, picture great, sound ok, smart interface very good.
  14. 4.0 out of 5 stars Nice clear picture

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    The sound is a bit tinny, probably due to how thin the construction is, i will just get a sound bar has the the has all the connection options. Could yse another hdmi port.
  15. Size: 40 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    The sound is a bit tinny, probably due to how thin the construction is, i will just get a sound bar has the the has all the connection options. Could yse another hdmi port.
    1. 4.0 out of 5 stars really good quality, lots of features but not all will ...
      Really good quality, lots of features but not all will be used (multiple home screens looks flash but not sure i’ll be using it). Imo the shortcuts to catch up and apps work really well, and the fact that it has amazon connectivity is really good (netflix would be as well if we had a subscription so not plugging amazon prime and remain unbiased). Wifi connectivity out of the box was very easy, as was channel set up. All expected options were present for picture and sound modes, and all very easy to use. One of the best things for me, as with the expected quality, price, features, etc, was actually the weight. It is extremely light, and yet the build quality is exceptional. Current one is in the kids playroom, so if they have friends round and are excitable and rowdy then its 2 seconds for me to move it into my study, and then put back when afterwards. So i have bought another one, exactly the same, for the dining room and will hang it on the wall.
  16. Size: 40 inchStyle: TV Only Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-49ES400B 49-Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2017 Model)

    Really good quality, lots of features but not all will be used (multiple home screens looks flash but not sure i’ll be using it). Imo the shortcuts to catch up and apps work really well, and the fact that it has amazon connectivity is really good (netflix would be as well if we had a subscription so not plugging amazon prime and remain unbiased). Wifi connectivity out of the box was very easy, as was channel set up. All expected options were present for picture and sound modes, and all very easy to use. One of the best things for me, as with the expected quality, price, features, etc, was actually the weight. It is extremely light, and yet the build quality is exceptional. Current one is in the kids playroom, so if they have friends round and are excitable and rowdy then its 2 seconds for me to move it into my study, and then put back when afterwards. So i have bought another one, exactly the same, for the dining room and will hang it on the wall.

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