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Panasonic TX-42AS520
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Panasonic TX-42AS520

42" Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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£76.53 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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Expert Reviews Are Average

TV expert review website Trusted Reviews scored this mid-size TV 70 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Several Panasonic TX-42AS520 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-42AS520 was good value for money. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in October last year “It's currently available for just £399 – a price which would look remarkably low for even an ultra-basic 42-incher” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100. Trusted Reviews rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in the same month “Strong value for money” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Some customers mentioned that the product had good features. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “The 42AS520 offers very decent value – especially once its impressive Smart TV features have been taken into account” in their review of this TV. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Excellent Smart TV features” in their review of this TV.

Good High Def TV

One Panasonic TX-42AS520 owner who purchased this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Last year expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “What is the Panasonic TX-42AS520B? This 42-inch Full HD LCD TV, which is exclusive to Currys, has one truly outstanding feature”.

Good Picture Quality

One Panasonic TX-42AS520 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-42AS520 had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-42AS520 owner who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. In October last year Trusted Reviews said “Decent picture quality if set up correctly”.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Panasonic mid-size TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs manufactured by Panasonic.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Panasonic TX-42AS520 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a built-in camera currently available including the LG 47LB656[plb_3022403_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-42AS520 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago also support smart TV features.

Alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40H6240[plb_2421135_price], the LG 40LF6309[plb_3032469_price], or the Philips 40PFH5500[plb_2861477_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-42AS520 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as the TX-42AS520 which do not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32J5502[plb_3013365_price], the Philips 40PFK6510[plb_2861473_price], or the LG 42LF6529[plb_3037352_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Supports Nine Video Formats

supports nine video formats

The TX-42AS520 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec televisions that have been around for more than a year. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The video formats "3GP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports One Image Format

The TX-42AS520 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this television.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The Panasonic TX-42AS520 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-42AS520. The audio formats "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other televisions of this spec and age, the TX-42AS520 is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the UE40H6240[pl_2421135_price], or the UE32J6270[pl_3149573_price] both from Samsung or the LG 42LF6529[plb_3037352_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-42AS520 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-42AS520 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the UN50J6200[pl_2958294_price], or the UE32J4500[pl_3059439_price] both from Samsung or the LG 32LX300[plb_3369694_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42AS520

Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the TX-42AS520 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a comparable age and type 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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Average Thickness

At 69 millimeters, the TX-42AS520 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On Screen Display
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
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
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2015

Provided you're able and willing to adjust your room conditions to counter its inherent picture weaknesses, the 42AS520 offers very decent value ? especially once its impressive Smart TV features...

Strong value for money
Decent picture quality if set up correctly
Excellent Smart TV features
Dobry obraz i dwik
Elegancki design
Unhelpful picture presets
Pictures lack brightness after calibration
Some motion blur
Brak nagrywania na USB
Dostpny tylko w kilku sklepach

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £75.31
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.53
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Energy Rating
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx42as520, tx42as520y, panasonic tx42as520, panasonic tx42as520b
Barcodes 05025232776993, 05025232779888

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