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Panasonic TX-40AS640
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Panasonic TX-40AS640

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40" Active Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Homecinemachoice.com wrote that this mid-size TV was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review site homecinemachoice.com scored this TV 90%. This puts this mid-size TV in the top 8% of all the TVs of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com said “Near perfect colours”. One Panasonic TX-40AS640 reviewer who reviewed this TV considered that it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-40AS640 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40AS640.

Nice Design

One Panasonic TX-40AS640 reviewer thought this TV was a good design. Homecinemachoice.com said “Attractive design”.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-40AS640 owner said in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of this TV “Good 2D picture quality”.

Good Size

One Panasonic TX-40AS640 owner who reviewed the Panasonic TX-40AS640 concluded that it was thin.

Good Technical Features

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Homecinemachoice.com rated the product 5 stars and wrote last year “Solid Smart TV features”.

Good Sound Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great price” in their Panasonic TX-40AS640 review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com scored the Panasonic TX-40AS640 5 stars and wrote “Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio”.

Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

Mid-size TVs manufactured by Panasonic have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

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3D Compatible

The TX-40AS640 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to the TX-40AS640 which are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of other 3D compatible televisions currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32F6400, or the Panasonic TX-L42FT60.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-40AS640 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support smart TV features.

Other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to look at include the UE40H6700, or the UN46F6400 both from Samsung or the LG 47LM960 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-40AS640 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the TX-40AS640 do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to consider including the UE40H6700, or the UE46F7000 both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

At only 0.2 Watts, the TX-40AS640 has a fairly low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age. Similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-40AS640 have power consumptions when switched off of between 0.01W and 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.28W.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,200 hertz, the TX-40AS640 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-40AS640 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Panasonic TX-40AS640 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that came out more than two years ago. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40AS640 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40AS640 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Very High Running Costs

Whilst this TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, the average 5 year running cost of the TX-40AS640 is £156 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Only Supports Six Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-40AS640 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. The video formats "AVCHD", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4" and "TS" are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The Panasonic TX-40AS640 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Tuner

Most televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-40AS640 have between one and seven tuners, including the TX-40AS640 which has one tuner.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The TX-40AS640 has a better comb filter than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television has a 2D comb filter, whereas most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it have a 3D comb filter.

A 2D comb filter is actually the worst comb filter across all mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40AS640.

The best comb filter across similar types of television is 3D.

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Only Has Two Sound Modes

The Panasonic TX-40AS640 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-40AS640. The sound mode "Standard" is also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40AS640

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Average Thickness

At 57 millimeters, the TX-40AS640 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-40AS640.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Panasonic TX-48AS640 (£509.79) (57mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Picture and Text Management
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

1 Award

homecinemachoice.com Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2015

Homecinemachoice.com

Panasonic's TX-48AS640 cuts a similar figure on your AV furniture to LG's 47LB730V , with a bezel that combines silver top and bottom edges with thin black sides to striking effect. Connectivity... Read more…

Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling
Great price
Good 2D picture quality
Attractive design
Great blacks
Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio
3D is terrible
Inconsistent lag may affect gaming slightly
Pictures aren't very bright
Judder issues with 50Hz content without IFC on

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Electricity cost when switched on £153.83
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £155.05
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Energy Rating
0.77T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers quick tx40as640, quick tx40as640b
Barcodes 05025232772858, 05054531020124

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