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Panasonic TX-55GX551 55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black


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Product Summary

  • 4K HDR 4x the resolution of HD TV with a wider colour spectrum & deeper contrast.
  • Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) compatible with the HDR standard used by broadcasters like the BBC. Ideal for 4K BBC iPlayer moments.
  • LED Direct Back Light Panel for more dynamic picture.
  • Freeview Play catch-up TV* the easiest way to keep up with BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five & UKTV.
  • 4K HDR streaming from Netflix & Prime Video
  • HDMI Ports: 3
  • Includes 1 year UK manufacturer warranty from date of purchase

Product Attributes

  • Width: 48.9 Inches,
  • Height: 28.4 Inches,
  • Weight: 33.3 Pounds,
  • Length: 2.9 Inches,
  • Size: 55 Inch

Brand

Panasonic


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Product Review Analysis*

Positives

Neutrals

Negatives

53.8% 16.0% 30.2%

Senti score  [69.8%]

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good brilliant excellent recommend good replace wobbly absolute garbage best poor happy cheap great atrocious brilliant better slow standard nice terrible dumb really good smart disappointed biggest disappointment total shambles excellent quality

Pros & Cons

good brilliant

"so far so good brilliant telly easy to use and set up and i'm such a novice"
100.0%

excellent quality

"excellent quality tv"
100.0%

really good

"so thrilled with this television everything is as advertised great size not too big i love it really good price five star all the way"
99.3%

quality is excellent

"tv quality is excellent"
92.1%

very satisfied

"excellent tv all round very satisfied"
91.8%

some force

"the buttons on the remote are rubbery and need some force to press them"
89.0%

works well

"the in built tuner works well with my aerial and it is nice to look at and well made"
75.0%

good price

"good price for the size of tv a bit disappointed with the box it was in when arrived as was damp and torn as i bought it to give as a present"
75.0%

best price

"best price around and extremely efficient ordering & delivery of the tv"
75.0%

great price

"easy to set up very easy to follow instructions great picture only thing i had a little trouble with was my surround sound it is an older system but solved problem with a digital input cable works great arrived on time supplier even gave me a time slot if you want a 4g tv at great price go for it"
75.0%

rather well

"overall for a budget tv i think this does rather well"
74.9%

very nicely

"the guide ui is very clever though apparently integrating very nicely with freeview although i admit i've not played with this much "
74.9%

picture quality

"easy to operate with a great picture quality"
74.8%

first thoughts

"first thoughts: great picture and functionality of smart features problem: screen had a line down the middle after 1 month tv hadn’t been cleaned or touched"
74.6%

good picture

"good picture and facilities"
74.5%

fantastic upgrade

"an excellent tv at an great price a fantastic upgrade to 4k technology"
74.5%

looks superb

"i found the features and picture to be wonderful and the set actually looks superb too"
74.5%

crisp screen

"great value tv large crisp screen and easy to navigate menus"
74.3%

good value

"good value for money"
74.3%

most modern

"as with most modern tvs the sound is a little thin so i'd recommend this be connected to a soundbar or surround system for a better experience"
74.1%

very happy

"very happy with this tv"
74.0%

major manufacturer

"this set is excellent value good quality from a major manufacturer"
73.5%

ultra hd option

"the ultra hd option was also welcome although on a tv this size i'm not convinced it makes too much difference"
73.5%

great size

"so thrilled with this television everything is as advertised great size not too big i love it really good price five star all the way"
73.4%

high praise

"but you will if you read all the reviews consistently get high praise for the picture sound and set"
73.3%

good quality

"the television is of good quality and picture quality"
73.3%

fits perfectly

"it fits perfectly into my lounge and looks fab!"
73.3%

very clever

"the guide ui is very clever though apparently integrating very nicely with freeview although i admit i've not played with this much "
73.1%

quality picture

"really easy to set up and good quality picture and sound"
72.9%

recommended though

"i would highly recommended though as the tv and the ease of use and quality is excellent"
72.9%

slowly program

"slowly program"
72.8%

high enough

"sound quality is very good indeed and the tv stands high enough for a sonos beam soundbar to sit comfortably in front of it"
72.5%

extremely efficient

"best price around and extremely efficient ordering & delivery of the tv"
72.4%

would recommend

"arrived late but it is a very nice product and would recommend to friends"
72.4%

navigate menus

"great value tv large crisp screen and easy to navigate menus"
72.1%

much better

"i'm particularly pleased with the sound quality much better than my previous tv"
71.9%

perfectly adequate

"com via amazon and is perfectly adequate in a guest bedroom for use by family and friends on the odd occasions that they stay over"
71.2%

tweak the settings

"the set up was very easy and you can tweak the settings to your hearts content"
71.1%

recommend this

"as with most modern tvs the sound is a little thin so i'd recommend this be connected to a soundbar or surround system for a better experience"
70.9%

built tuner

"the in built tuner works well with my aerial and it is nice to look at and well made"
70.7%

works great

"works great"
69.5%

same quality

"" basically it's the same quality as a supermarket own make tv** the initial setup of this tv was a doddle with clear on screen instructions"
69.1%

would recomend

"very satisfied with this tv would recomend"
69.0%

cleaned or touched

"first thoughts: great picture and functionality of smart features problem: screen had a line down the middle after 1 month tv hadn’t been cleaned or touched"
67.2%

loud and clear

"the sound is loud and clear although sometimes a bit tinny if left on the standard settings"
66.4%

well and easy

"like this tv nice & big works well and easy to set up"
66.4%

better experience

"as with most modern tvs the sound is a little thin so i'd recommend this be connected to a soundbar or surround system for a better experience"
65.9%

great picture

"easy to set up very easy to follow instructions great picture only thing i had a little trouble with was my surround sound it is an older system but solved problem with a digital input cable works great arrived on time supplier even gave me a time slot if you want a 4g tv at great price go for it"
65.4%

panasonic remote

"*edit* the one for all panasonic remote doesn't control the tv so now left waiting until the replacement tv comes between 22nd feb 14th march"
65.2%

nice & big works

"like this tv nice & big works well and easy to set up"
65.0%

pleased with this

"rey pleased with this tv"
64.9%

delighted with this

"delighted with this"
64.5%

impressive detail

"the black still suffer however you try but the bright colours are actually impressive with impressive detail in 4k"
63.6%

solved problem

"easy to set up very easy to follow instructions great picture only thing i had a little trouble with was my surround sound it is an older system but solved problem with a digital input cable works great arrived on time supplier even gave me a time slot if you want a 4g tv at great price go for it"
63.4%

great tv panasonic

"great tv panasonic never fail to deliver i did buy a soundbar and sub woofer as well as all 4k tvs fall down on the sound quality"
63.1%

very good product

"otherwise the tv is a very good product"
62.6%

good sound

"good sound too"
62.3%

satisfied with this

"very satisfied with this tv would recomend"
61.5%

telly easy to

"so far so good brilliant telly easy to use and set up and i'm such a novice"
61.5%

quality and user

"great quality and user friendly"
61.2%

ordering & delivery

"best price around and extremely efficient ordering & delivery of the tv"
61.1%

worth the price

"the price and value are well worth the price"
60.2%

decent tv for the cash

"decent tv for the cash"
59.6%

very good indeed

"sound quality is very good indeed and the tv stands high enough for a sonos beam soundbar to sit comfortably in front of it"
59.3%

very nice product

"arrived late but it is a very nice product and would recommend to friends"
59.2%

really clear

"really clear picture and sound is distinct"
57.9%

better than off brands

"this tv is miles better than off brands but you get what you pay for"
57.7%

great integrated apps

"the picture quality is excellent the sound is loud and clear and it has great integrated apps for netflix and amazon and bbc"
57.0%

an older system

"easy to set up very easy to follow instructions great picture only thing i had a little trouble with was my surround sound it is an older system but solved problem with a digital input cable works great arrived on time supplier even gave me a time slot if you want a 4g tv at great price go for it"
56.7%

it's unbeatable

"picture wise tho it’s unbeatable"
56.4%

liked panasonic

"always liked panasonic"
55.7%

great product

"great product"
55.0%

best picture

"but let's be realistic to get the best picture you would need to buy a set costings 1000s"
54.4%

ariel is very good

"ariel is very good!"
54.1%

let's be realistic

"but let's be realistic to get the best picture you would need to buy a set costings 1000s"
53.3%

stats and features

"you can read all the stats and features from the 'blurb' yourself"
53.2%

best set for your budget

"so my advice is to compare features and get the best set for your budget you can"
53.1%

bargain price

"at less than 350 for a 43 inch 4k you are getting a modern tv set at a bargain price"
52.3%

excellent all round

"excellent all round"
52.0%

sitting directly

"this tv fails the most important test – picture quality and i’d only recommend it as a second tv if the price is right and you’re going to be sitting directly in front of the screen"
51.8%

screen instructions

"" basically it's the same quality as a supermarket own make tv** the initial setup of this tv was a doddle with clear on screen instructions"
51.4%

full product review

"will update with a full product review in a few days"
51.4%

price is right

"this tv fails the most important test – picture quality and i’d only recommend it as a second tv if the price is right and you’re going to be sitting directly in front of the screen"
50.1%
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absolute garbage

"remote control is absolute garbage"
99.7%

total shambles

"does not have text l am trying to get an as to whether it is faulty but some one has jammed my phone if this model does not have l want to return it as soon as possible l have been attempting to return this faulty tv since last thursday with no success the system is a total shambles if you have not got a printer forget it and you finish talking to someone in china who has difficulty in grasping the problem"
99.4%

biggest disappointment

"firstly the biggest disappointment is the picture quality"
93.3%

damaged and smashed

"when it arrived the screen was damaged and smashed"
93.2%

look terrible

"not sure if there's no up scaling capability or its just poor but anything below 1080p can look terrible"
90.9%

frustratingly slow

"the remote control is reasonably intuitive but not always the most responsive i find navigation of channels setting and apps can be frustratingly slow at times"
89.1%

rather cumbersome

"using it to setup the tv and enter your username password for all the apps is rather cumbersome as it isn't particularly responsive however for every day use it is fine"
74.9%

rice pudding

"basically it's pretty frustrating to use and to me it feels i'm pushing my finger into rice pudding"
74.8%

clunky unresponsive

"the remote control is a little clunky unresponsive at times but not a concern"
74.8%

wobbly buttons

"the remove control is plastic and light with rubber wobbly buttons"
74.7%

looks washed

"took a bit of setting up but very happy with the picture quality now you have to get into the menus to find the option to turn down the backlight or it just looks washed out"
74.6%

noticeably poor

"it is noticeably poor for standard freeview broadcasts hd fares better but i have a very fast internet connection and i’ve streamed 4k uhd content from both netflix and amazon and it just lacks that depth of colour expected and the “wow” factor and it’s no better than hd"
74.4%

panasonic helpline

"this was a little disappointing given it was a saturday and the panasonic helpline didn't open until monday morning!"
73.5%

panasonic badge

"these are mass produced in turkey by vestel and then get a panasonic badge stuck on the outside"
73.5%

panasonic remotes

"the remote is missing silk screened text around the buttons making it very non intuitive compared to other panasonic remotes i've had"
73.5%

completely washed

"it’s ok when sitting directly in front of the screen but when sitting at even the slightest angle the colour is completely washed out"
73.5%

having problems

"we have had to get it repaired already and only had the tv since october 2019 and still having problems"
73.3%

hard pressing

"no bluetooth terrible remote buttons barely work without hard pressing and terrible sound"
73.0%

limiting factors

"if you have a number of devices you need to connect one of the limiting factors is that there are only two hdmi ports on the back of the tv"
72.9%

exact problem

"had this exact problem with a tv purchased from amazon last year"
72.7%

small downgrade

"the picture is clear and fairly vibrant however did feel like a small downgrade compared to a 3 year old samsung"
71.4%

carrier issue

"i like everything about amazon teams and products very helpful even when was trouble with first delivery but it was carrier issue so i can say i will be only amazon customer anytime i will need anything 👍"
70.0%

broken 👍🏻

"first one didn't arrive second one was broken 👍🏻"
70.0%

such a dissapointment

"such a dissapointment"
69.3%

remove control

"the remove control is plastic and light with rubber wobbly buttons"
67.4%

backward step

"the layout has taken a backward step too"
65.8%

disappointed in this

"i’ve always preferred panasonic but i’m really disappointed in this tv"
64.6%

freezing occurs

"choosing a netflix movie to watch memory can't process it quickly freezing occurs"
64.3%

speakers systems

"to be fair we use 3rd party speakers for our main tv's as this is the only way to get a decent sound so again i wasn't surprised at the poor quality sound but it does make me appreciate how good our other speakers systems are"
63.6%

does n't actually work

"arrived much later than promised and doesn’t actually work"
63.6%

slight refund

"amazon gave me a slight refund so that i may purchase a one for all remote in order for the tv to be controlled until the replacement is sent out"
63.4%

freeview broadcasts

"it is noticeably poor for standard freeview broadcasts hd fares better but i have a very fast internet connection and i’ve streamed 4k uhd content from both netflix and amazon and it just lacks that depth of colour expected and the “wow” factor and it’s no better than hd"
62.2%

picture scrambles

"sometimes the picture scrambles psychedelic"
61.8%

dumb in places

"ui is fast and does look quite nice but is pretty dumb in places try adjusting picture settings while the menu covers more than half of the picture!"
60.7%

struggled a little more

"i struggled a little more with wifi setup i tried initially using the wps feature but this didn't work and i had to revert to manually entering the information to establish a network connection"
60.6%

below 1080p

"not sure if there's no up scaling capability or its just poor but anything below 1080p can look terrible"
57.6%

very tinny

"it is very tinny however on a tv at this price point it is to be expected"
57.4%

lacking in brightness

"for me the picture was lacking in brightness also the set kept losing the wifi password and the lack of local controls even on off demonstrated the general low build cost"
57.4%

colours are very

"the colours are very odd"
57.3%

without success

"i wasted a few hours trying to find install the apps without success"
57.2%

angry xmas shoppers

"why navigate the hoards of angry xmas shoppers?"
56.3%

could do a lot worse

"i have a same size philips which cost about 100 more which is better but if you are working to a tight budget or this is not going to be your main set then i think you could do a lot worse"
56.2%

wrong one panasonic

"unable to give a review as the tv is at the service centre it is waiting for a new signal board panasonic sent a board 2 weeks ago but it was the wrong one panasonic are unable to tell the service centre when they will receive a correct one"
56.1%

pioneer kuro

"i would say the picture on my 10 year old pioneer kuro 50" plasma is better than this brand new ultra hd tv but then the kuro was the "ultimate" tv of its time and it still blows me away when i sit down to watch it"
55.1%

turn down the backlight

"took a bit of setting up but very happy with the picture quality now you have to get into the menus to find the option to turn down the backlight or it just looks washed out"
54.7%

very annoying

"it’s very annoying and something i’ve never experienced in all the years i’ve been using freeview tvs and boxes"
54.5%

quite flimsy

"if i had one grumble it would be the remote which feels quite flimsy but operates really well"
54.5%

return this faulty

"does not have text l am trying to get an as to whether it is faulty but some one has jammed my phone if this model does not have l want to return it as soon as possible l have been attempting to return this faulty tv since last thursday with no success the system is a total shambles if you have not got a printer forget it and you finish talking to someone in china who has difficulty in grasping the problem"
54.4%

want my money back

"just want my money back"
54.3%

had never bought

"wish i had never bought it"
54.0%

will be proud to

"the panasonic tx 43gx551 55 inch 4k ultra hd hdr smart tv is an excellent set that you will be proud to own"
53.4%

they are manufactured

"i think all panasonics wherever they are manufactured have switched to squidgy membrane keys and i find them very unpleasant to use"
53.2%

fashioned remote control

"the panasonic is slow to turn on slow to load apps and slow to use with the old fashioned remote control"
53.0%

nightmare help

"i have been attempting to have it removed for seven days you or l cannot speak to anyone about in english the whole situation has been a nightmare help help help help is anyone there"
52.8%

n't want to know

"com customer support via messaging they were very courteous but didn't want to know and simply suggested i needed to contact panasonic"
52.7%

nothing else

"so it's been turned on and connected to an xbox but nothing else as of yet"
52.6%

losing the wifi password

"for me the picture was lacking in brightness also the set kept losing the wifi password and the lack of local controls even on off demonstrated the general low build cost"
52.3%

grasping the problem

"does not have text l am trying to get an as to whether it is faulty but some one has jammed my phone if this model does not have l want to return it as soon as possible l have been attempting to return this faulty tv since last thursday with no success the system is a total shambles if you have not got a printer forget it and you finish talking to someone in china who has difficulty in grasping the problem"
51.8%

frustration and time

"if it had it would have saved me a lot of frustration and time"
51.6%

n't do gaming sorry

"really nice tv problem was with telling it a about the aerial once i got in the settings menu and told it was contacted everything was great nice sound even without sound bar but great with one nice clear picture don't do gaming sorry can't say how it performs"
51.4%

panasonic my choice

"i haven't had much luck with these smart tvs panasonic my choice"
51.1%

very unpleasant to

"i think all panasonics wherever they are manufactured have switched to squidgy membrane keys and i find them very unpleasant to use"
50.7%
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Top positive statements

Statement Strength**
"Excellent quality tv." 100.0%
"Excellent tv easy to set up and use picture and sound are brilliant" 93.1%
"Brilliant tv fast delivery great price" 93.1%
"An excellent Tv at an great price a fantastic upgrade to 4K technology." 93.1%
"The features and picture quality are excellent." 93.1%
"Excellent tv all round very satisfied" 93.1%
"Works perfectly and the picture is great all we need for uhd and 4K blu rays." 92.7%
"TV quality is excellent." 92.1%

Top negative statements

Statement Strength
"No snazzy stuff like frame interpolation but that maybe a big ask for a relatively cheap TV I don't know." 82.1%
"I wasted a few hours trying to find install the apps without success." 70.1%
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Positive mentions

Mentioned Object Mentioned in Strength
Netflix
"choosing a Netflix movie to watch memory can't process it quickly freezing occurs"
"has all the important main apps Netflix prime etc installed"
74.2%
Panasonic
"always liked Panasonic"
61.6%

Negative mentions

Mentioned Object Mentioned in Strength
Panasonic
"these are mass produced in turkey by vestel and then get a Panasonic badge stuck on the outside"
"i haven't had much luck with these smart tvs Panasonic my choice"
73.5%
Crunchyroll
"if you're an anime fan you'll miss Crunchyroll here and for movie fans there's no mubi either"
65.2%
UKTV
"UKTV play is also absent"
53.6%

Emotion analysis

Positive tone

Neutral tone

Negative tone

38.5% 27.7% 33.8%
  worry 30.8%
  neutral 26.2%
  happiness 12.3%
  relief 10.8%
  enthusiasm 9.2%
  fun 4.6%
  sadness 3.1%
  joy 1.5%
  empty 1.5%

* analysis performed using Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, data for the analysis has been gathered from multiple publicly accessible sources.
** strength is the level of sentiment expressed in a sentence, phrase or keyword. It ranges from 0 to 100%
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last analysis update 2021-09-09