Panasonic TX-49FSR500 TV Review


  • Screen

  • Appearance

  • Connectors

  • Sound

  • Functions

  • Advantages and disadvantages

  • Verdict

Model from the Japanese manufacturer Panasonic, released in 2018, but still popular with buyers. There are not many reviews, only 4, but they are all positive. Customers appreciate the Panasonic TX-49FSR500 for functionality, sound and image quality. In this review, you will find out why it is good, is it worth buying in 2019 or should you still look at other models?

This model participates in the ranking of the best TVs and in the ranking of the best 49-inch TVs.


Panasonic TX-49FSR500

Diagonal — 48.5 «(123 cm), resolution — 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD) at a refresh rate of 50 or 60 Hz. The viewing angle is standard — 178 °. Wide dynamic range of colors HDR10. Edge LED backlighting on the sides of the display itself. Stated ultra-high contrast due to HDR. Of the interesting solutions — Adaptive Blacklight Dimming, which dims the backlight, increases local contrast, and optimizes the black level. There is a “Game” image playback mode that reduces the delay in updating the pixel.


Panasonic TX-49FSR500

This TV has a great design. Black matte plastic. The display seems to merge into one with thin frames due to the backlight on the sides of the device. The bottom bezel is slightly thicker than the others, and the name of the manufacturing company, Panasonic, is written on it in white embossed letters. Everything is held on two arc legs, but it can be attached to the wall, the bracket standard is VESA 400 × 200 mm. On the back of the TV in one block are the input / output ports for sound and image.


Panasonic TX-49FSR500

Equipped with the following inputs: AV, component (tulips), 2 HDMI, 2 USB, Ethernet (RJ-45) and built-in Wi-Fi module, CI + is supported per slot.

The output is possible only via an optical cable, you can output the sound to headphones (3.5 mm mini-Jack).


Panasonic TX-49FSR500

Speaker system — two speakers of 10 watts each (20 watts in total), which provides a clear, loud sound. There is a software simulation of surround sound. The sound at high volume does not cause nasty rattling and vibrations of either the speakers or the case itself. The sound is much more powerful than, for example, the Thomson T49FSE1170, but our model cannot decode Dolby Digital and cannot automatically equalize the volume. But still, cinematic sound without an external audio system cannot be achieved on any TV.


Panasonic TX-49FSR500

The TV has a Smart TV based on the My Home Screen 3.0 platform, which already makes it an order of magnitude better than another representative of the cheaper Full HD platform — Thomson T49FSE1170. This type of Smart TV features a minimalistic design and a convenient layout of all functions, without unnecessary “garbage” on the screen. The TimeShift function allows you to pause and rewind the stream. It is possible to record video from the screen to an external USB drive. Panasonic supports DVB-S/T2 and conventional antenna/satellite cables. In addition to built-in Wi-Fi, there is support for Miracast. The IP Home Network technology has been introduced, which allows you to connect the TV to the Smart Home network. There is a voice assistant. Viewing and sharing content between the TV and mobile devices is very conveniently implemented, you can duplicate the screen of your mobile device on the TV screen — full DLNA support.

Advantages and disadvantages


  • good image quality;
  • strict design;
  • minimalistic, easy-to-manage Smart TV shell;
  • decent sound quality;
  • implementation in «Smart House»;
  • DLNA support.


  • a small number of programs;
  • outdated Full HD format.


A TV in the Full HD category is head and shoulders above the same Thomson T49FSE1170, at least due to Smart TV, if you do not take into account better sound, a clearer, richer picture at a price of 4500 rubles more. The eyes of Panasonic are very pleasantly perceived: a matte black color that practically does not reflect anything. This immediately betrays the rigor and sophistication of Japanese design. The disadvantage is the outdated Full HD format: in 1-2 years everyone will switch to 4K Ultra HD resolution. With a reserve for the future, TCL L50P6US or Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 50 are more attractive, which will remain relevant for a long time, even after the end of the Full HD era. But this TV is worth taking, if only because it is a high-quality, inexpensive, Japanese TV that has Smart TV on board. If finances do not allow you to buy something more expensive, and the pursuit of technology is not your thing, then this is definitely your choice.