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Panasonic TX-42AS650
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Panasonic TX42AS650B

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42" 1,200Hz Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
Superb Picture Quality and a High-Performance Engine A step-up model featuring superb picture quality with a HEXA-Processing Engine and wide-ranging functions. - Energy Efficiency Class A+ More
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Panasonic AS650 Series Review - TX42AS650B, TX47AS650B, TX55AS650B - Full HD 3D Smart Viera LED TV
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Panasonic television received a "Qualified Recommendation" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk.

Good Brand

Panasonic mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Panasonic is one of the superior brands.

Very Fast Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-42AS650 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,600Hz. With a refresh rate of 1,200 hertz, the TX-42AS650 has one of the fastest refresh rates amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

We compared all the other 1,200Hz refresh rate televisions to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which are not 3D compatible.

We compared this television to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H6500[plb_2238175_price], the LG 32LB650[plb_2229286_price], and the Philips 32PFK6509[plb_2219723_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The TX-42AS650 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the 32LB650[pl_2229286_price], or the 47LB630[pl_2233837_price] both from LG or the Panasonic TX-32AS500[plb_2268364_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports One Memory Card

The number of compatible memory cards supported by the Panasonic TX-42AS650 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported memory card is SD, but this memory card is not supported by this television. The memory cards SDXC are also supported by this TV.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Eight Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-42AS650 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The audio formats "3GPP", "AAC", "FLAC", "MP4", "WAV", "WMA" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The TX-42AS650 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this Panasonic TV.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This television has a Not included optical disc drive, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the Panasonic TX-42AS650 does not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a WiFi connection which you might want to consider including the 32LB650[pl_2229286_price], or the 47LB630[pl_2233837_price] both from LG or the Panasonic TX-32AS500[plb_2268364_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-42AS650, the Panasonic TX-42AS650 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Nine Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-42AS650 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. This Panasonic TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "AVI", "FLV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the TX-42AS650 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs that came out more than two years ago. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-42AS650 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-42AS650 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Two Sound Modes

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-42AS650. The sound mode "Standard" is also found on this TV.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42AS650

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
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
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
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
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included

1 Award

hdtvtest.co.uk Qualified Recommendation

Expert Reviews

17 October 2014

We've not been able to fully recommend any of this year's IPS-based LED televisions, and unfortunately the Panasonic TX-42AS650B suffers the same fate. Although the TV could be calibrated to...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 12 November 2014 by Lindosland

I've had this for a week now and tried every setting possible in an attempt to get acceptable black levels - it isn't possible. To be fair, I have lived with a Pioneer 60 inch Kuru plasma for the... Read more…

Extremely Quiet (you can't tell it's on or off with low noise operation
Solid System build
Very reliable tower SERVER
Awesome Tool-less chassis design
New Sandy Bridge platform (gain 15 - 20 CPU and Video performance
A little bit pricey, but this is SERVER, not PC (no complain)
Drivers didn't work for EITHER of the NICs on this board, I tried the older versions from both Intel's and supermicro's site which listed server 2008 64x as supported. Ended up having to go out and bu
No built in serial port, but not a big deal
It shipped with the 1. x BIOS that doesn't support Ivy Bridge CPU's. After experiencing the "SuperMicro 4 beeps at power up" issue, I had to buy a Celeron 440 Sandy Bridge CPU to flash the BIOS in o
The motherboard didn't want to register all of the memory the first couple times it powered up, but after re-seating the DIMM's, everything works like a champ

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 42as650, panasonic 42as650e, panasonic f3y021bf2, panasonic tx42as650, panasonic tx42as650b, panasonic tx42as650e, panasonic f3y021bf2m, panasonictv tx42as650, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsm, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsma, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmar, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmart, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmartv, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmartvi, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmartvie, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmartvier, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmartviera, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmartvierat, panasonic tx42as650b42ledsmartvieratv
Barcodes 05025232772308, 05025232772797, 05052184558308, 05054230902073

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