PANASONIC VIERA TX58DX802BModel - TX58DX802B
Measured diagonally in inches
Is it ready to receive High Definition signals?
1080p Full HD Ready
Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals?
Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical
3840 x 2160
Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information
Brightness of screen (cd/m squared with Plasma and LCD, ANSI for projectors)
Time taken for screen to respond in milliseconds.
Manufacturers now use their own measurements so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - BLS (Back Light Scanning). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures. No abbreviation indicates traditional measurement. Plasmas generally use a 600Hz sub-field refresh rate.
2000Hz BMR IFC
Does the TV have LED backlighting and what type is used? Full Array LED is generally agreed to be the highest spec and offers very even lighting and slim depth. Edge LED keeps a slim depth but relies on more processing for even lighting. Direct LED is the most basic and has the deepest depth. A simple 'Y' means the LED type is unspecified at present.
Does it offer 3D viewing? Remember that glasses are not always included.
Does it feature 2D to 3D upconversion? This lets you watch 2D material in 3D.
Number of 3D Glasses Included
The number of 3D glasses included with the sale of this unit. The glasses may be in the box, via separate redemption or offered at point of sale.
Does it receive conventional, analogue TV stations?
Does it receive Freeview TV stations?
Does it receive Freeview HD TV stations?
Does it receive Freesat HD TV stations?
Active/Passive Glasses 3DTV
Does the 3D TV use active or passive technology glasses? Active provides a superior resolution but passive glasses are cheaper and lighter.
Full Local Dimming or Full Array Local Dimming is available on top spec LED screens with Full Array LED backlighting. This allows for 'pockets' or 'zones' on the screen to be individually dimmed, giving greatly improved contrast between light and dark images. Edge Local Dimming gives some of the benefits of Full Local Dimming but not usually to the same standard. OLED offers the best results with individual pixel dimming.
Yes - Edge
4K Ultra HD
4K, also known as Ultra HD, is currently the highest resolution available from a TV sold in the UK and gives stunning realism.
Does the TV come with twin tuners? Twin tuners allows you to record one channel whilst watching another.
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) TV offers perhaps the most advanced picture quality. Unlike more basic LED screens, OLED doesn't require backlighting. This helps the screens be thinner, lighter or even curved. They are also more consistent in the colour they produce, with higher contrast levels, too.
By using a curved screen the viewing experience is more natural and everyone in the room gets to see the benefits of a superior viewing angle.
Does the TV feature Freetime? Freetime lets you effortlessly scroll back through the TV listings and watch programmes from major TV catch-up services. Freetime can be by satellite dish or Wi-Fi only.
Ultra HD Premium
Ultra HD Premium takes 4K UHD to the next level. Offering the highest technical standards in terms of resolution, bit depth, colour gamut, peak luminance and black levels, you're guaranteed the best possible picture quality. It also encompasses HDR (High Dynamic Range) as standard.
Does the TV feature YouView? YouView gives you the best of both worlds by offering free to view digital HDTV and a wide range of catch-up TV services
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This offers a wider range of colour reproduction as well as darker blacks and brighter whites
Analogue Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated analogue audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to a hi-fi system.
Digital Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated digital audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to an AV or digital hi-fi system.
Yes - Optical
Are stereo speakers standard?
Number of HDMI inputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray
4 (HDCP 2.2 - 4)
Number of USB sockets
USB Video Playback
Does it have USB video playback? As standard, USB sockets accept photo and music files. Enhanced spec sockets also accept video files.
Does it have USB recording? As standard, USB sockets playback files. Some will also record, for example, TV programs from a TV to hard drive.
Number of Scart sockets included
Is a component input fitted? Highest quality analogue input which can facilitate Progressive Scan where fitted. Input can be by 3 x RCA, PC-input or special adaptor.
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
Does it have a DVI input? Digital interface that carries picture only
Does it have a headphone socket? This allows you to connect headphones for private listening.YES
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Audio return channel feeds the sound back from a TV to an AV receiver, allowing the use of a single HDMI cable to connect TV and receiver/amp.
HDMI 2.0 is an enhanced version of HDMI using the same connections but offering many technical advantages. These include the ability to handle 50/60 frames per second from 4K signals, up to 18-bit colour, 32 channel surround sound, full 21:9 aspect support plus much more. Note; not all of these features may be active on this particular TV.
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music, photos or video from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Access to web applications/apps?
Whether or not the unit has access to one of the most popular web apps - BBC iPlayer.
Full Web Browser
Whether or not the unit gives the option of a full web browser. Note that in some instances not all web content can be shown - such as Flash.
Dual Core Processor
Just as with a PC, Dual Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
Quad Core Processor
Just as with a PC, Quad Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
Just as with a PC, Octa-Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
Netflix 4K Streaming
Is this TV compatible with streaming 4K Ultra-HD content from Netflix?
Eco Friendly Features
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
Energy Efficiency Rating
This EU Energy Label lets you compare energy efficiency between products. A+ the best, most efficient rating with G being the most power hungry and least efficient
Power Consumption - Annual
This is a measure of the typical annual power consumption in kWh/year.
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Is a desktop stand standard and if so, what type?
Yes - Fixed
Wall Mount Required
Type of wall bracket required (if compatible). VESA fittings are the industry standard and measured in mm. Typically, fittings range from 75 x 75 to 600 x 400.
VESA - 400 x 200
Dimensions excluding stand
Dimensions of set excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm
Dimensions including stand
Dimensions of set including stand (W x H x D) in mm
Approx weight without/with stand in KG.
Integrated DVD Player
Does this TV have an integrated DVD Player?
Does the TV feature a touch screen for stylus or finger tip?
Voice Activated TV
Can the TV be activated by voice?
Model Number of 3D glasses supplied/required
The model number(s) of either the supplied glasses and/or suitable optional glasses.
Does the TV feature an onboard or optional camera? This is mounted at the front of the TV, usually at the top, and is usually used in conjunction with gesture control.
Can the TV be activated by gestures? This requires a special remote or camera.
Touch Pad Remote
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?YES
Outer Box Dimensions
Size of the TV's box in mm
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