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Panasonic TX-42AS600
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Panasonic TX42AS600B

42" 100Hz Direct-LED Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Televisions Have Good Reviews

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

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Panasonic TX-42AS600 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-42AS600 do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 40LF630[plb_2823137_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE32J6350[plb_2866368_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 32LX761[plb_3195650_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Supports Six Video Formats

supports six video formats

The TX-42AS600 has a greater number of video formats than most comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as it. This Panasonic TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions of this spec and age. The video formats "3GP", "FLV", "MP4", "TS" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic 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 Five Audio Formats

The TX-42AS600 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Panasonic TX-42AS600 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on televisions of a comparable age and spec to the TX-42AS600. The smart modes "Cinema", "Dynamic" and "Natural" are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

The Panasonic TX-42AS600 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 53 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average thickness of TVs of this age and type is 66mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TX-42AS600 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-42AS600 which support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the LG 40LF630[plb_2823137_price] or the Samsung UE32J6350[plb_2866368_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic TX-42AS600 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-42AS600 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_3766566_price], or the Sony KDL-43W805[plb_2803097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-42AS600 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-42AS600 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the TX-42AS600 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions that came out more than a year ago.

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High Running Costs

Whilst the efficiency rating of this Panasonic TV is A+, based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-42AS600 is £132, which is in the most expensive 5% of all 344 TVs of a similar type and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-42AS600 do not feature OLED technology. The Panasonic TX-42AS600 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago is 66kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 26kWh to 160kWh. The Panasonic TX-42AS600 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (76 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-42AS600.

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Fairly High Average Power Consumption

At 55 Watts, the Panasonic TX-42AS600 has a fairly high average power consumption compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-42AS600. TVs of this type and age have average power consumption of between 25W and 79W.

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Heavy

With a weight of 12 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-42AS600 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-42AS600. Across all the similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-42AS600 the weights range from 3.6kg to 18kg, and the average weight is 8kg.

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Not Cheap

We checked 146 comparable spec televisions that came out more than a year ago and they range in price from £129 to £1,299. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other comparable spec televisions that came out more than a year ago.

3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42AS600

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Panasonic released the TX-42AS600.

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 have been around for more than a year. 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 Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 100 hertz, the Panasonic TX-42AS600 has a relatively average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-42AS600.

If you would prefer a television with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to look at the Philips 40PFH5300[plb_2798776_price] (200Hz and cheaper) or the Sony KDL-40W705[plb_2796116_price] (200Hz and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Child Lock
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
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
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Installation Guide

Expert Reviews

15 February 2015

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Good, contrastrich picture quality, decent value
Freetime is a welcome Smart TV addition, unobtrusive design
Great value
Contrastrich pictures
Freetime works brilliantly
Some motion blur, standarddef colours look a little basic, some strong competition at this price level
Motion looks soft
Slightly limited viewing angle
Minor clouding
Some dirty screen effect

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £129.79
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £131.01
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Energy Rating
0.65T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx42as600, tx42as600y, tx42as600yw, panasonic tx42as600, panasonic tx42as600e, panasonic tx42as600b, panasonictv tx42as600, panasonic tx42as600ew, panasonictv tx42as600b
Barcodes 05025232772360, 05025232772872, 05025232772889, 05025232773763, 05025232773770

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