This tv was purchased for a bedroom where i felt i could get away with a bigger 40′ tv over the 32′ currently in there. I narrowed it down to the 40ex700b, samsung 40mu6400 and an lg 43710v. The panasonic stood out as a much nicer looking tv in design, with a noticeabley smaller bezel than the samsung, and the lg (being much chunkier). I also needed a tv with a vertical/flat vesa mounting position as i had a slim fixed mount to mount the tv as close to the wall as possible. This ruled out the fat lg and the samsung mu6400 which has a sloped back requiring either spacers or a tiltable mount. I prefer to buy higher spec tvs but 40′ is now considered small by manufacturers these days and it is apparent the technical specification of tvs 40′ and below is now below par across all makes. The biggest flaw with the panasonic and others being the use of a cheap 50hz panel (vs 100hz panels in all the larger ex700b tvs). On screens 32′ and less you don’t notice this too much as there isn’t much screen estate to shift around but i believe this contributes to the blur people are seeing, and on a 40′ tv it should have a panel to reflect the relatively large size and maintain the spec of a mid-tier tv like this. On a similar note, 4k is just not needed on a tv this size (unless you are sitting a 1ft away or using it as a monitor); at a normal viewing distance 1080p is indistinguishable from 4k (and i would trade a top quality 1080p genuine 100 or 200hz panel instead of the 4k 50hz on offer here). Sound isn’t bad at all, standard mode is best which still allows you to uplift bass and treble settings.
Awesome television, worth every penny.
Arrived promptly and in perfect condition, soon fitted it to our existing wall frame, up and running in no time at all. Superb picture, upscales well, slight lag with bigger games, sound is very good through our av audio system, normal sound from the tv speakers is weak, but overall, well worth the money-a bargain.
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Comments from buyers
, Excellent TV
Can’t fault this in anyway.
I upgraded to this after the colours started going wrong on my lg 1080p monitor which was only 22′. First and foremost this is a tv that will run my consoles. Obviously, first things first, the tv was a massive step up in size and i ‘only’ went for the 40′ version of this screen. However, that means that everything is larger and clearer, obviously the 4k upscaling and 4k native titles help with that, but everything just looks more vivid due to the exceptional colours on display. Hdr, where i have seen it, is incredible and makes a real difference. It is not the brightest of hdr but then it is not a £1000+ tv, but you do get a noticeable improvement. Titles such as infamous first light look like the generation of games that are to come, as opposed to the current generation. Youtube videos look brilliant and it comes loaded with a variety of apps such as netflix and amazon video. It looks smart although as stated here, the stand does not have the option of being put in the middle like on the larger models. All in all, for the money this is an excellent tv and by far the best i’ve ever owned.
True cinema screen mode is excellent to watch films.
Great tv picture quality is excellent.
Great value tv that is simple to set up and has made an elderly couple very happy.
Such an amazing quality tv, i have no concerns or have had any issues.
Picture quality is fantastic. Also, apps very simple to set up with your phone.
Spent a lot of time looking for the right tv. Really please with my choice.
Arrived within 48 hours absolutely lovely tele at good price thank you.
My last tv was an lg smart 42in tv, and i thought it was a great tv, but i wanted a bigger tv. After hours of reading reviews i decided on the panasonic tx65ex700b. I was just about to buy it from amazon when the price went up, so i had to buy it from elsewhere. Whilst i was waiting for the tv to arrive i started reading more about it, and then i got to the part where i read it’s weight as 40kg. My lg tv is 12kg, and i struggled putting it on the tv cabinet, so the panasonic is really a 2 man job. I don’t know anyone else to help me put up the tv so i had to put it up myself using a very carefully planned, military style operation. So the tv arrived, and it took 3 hours just to get it out of the box, and that was being very careful not to damage the tv of course. The tv is built like a tank, i managed to slide it onto a chair whilst the other end was still on polystyrene to protect it from the 30 deg tilt putting weight on the other end. Once on a chair i slid the other end onto another chair, so now i had the middle open to attach the stand, but still holding onto the tv with one arm. So now i lean over to grab the stand with my other arm, and somehow i have to also grab a screwdriver, and the screws.
Good value for money comparing to other brands, easy and quick menu.
My last three televisions have been panasonic and i can only say they get better and better each time.
The picture and sound quality is amazing, easy to use remote and fits nicy on the wall bought this last month and so far it never hanged or slowed down, i was pleasantly surprised with sound quality considering the sound quality these days in led tvsit’s value for money and the device arrived on time without any defects.
Easy to use and excellent picture quality.
Is thew best tv i have purchased.
Excellent tv has everything you need at a decent price :).
I use it on both my xbox one x and pc for 4k gaming and it looks and plays amazing.
Paired with the sound bar and sub woofer, i don’t think that you can better in this price range.
Amazing picture and very small footprint because the frame looks barely there at all.
Panasonic are great been around for a long time. Great tv easy to use, choice of where and how you fit the stands depending on what you are placing the tv on. Great sound,picture, plenty of connectivity on the back for all you need to connect.