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Panasonic TX-42AS740
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Panasonic TX42AS740B

42" 1,200Hz Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
A multi-feature model with brilliant picture quality, high-speed response, and versatile functions. - Energy Efficiency Class A++ More
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Average Expert Reviews

This TV received a score of 70 out of 100 from TV expert review website Techradar.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Techradar wrote “3D works well”. Techradar also wrote “Good 3D pictures”.

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that the product was easy to handle. Techradar said last year “Good motion handling” in their review and gave the Panasonic TX-42AS740 a score of 70 out of 100. One Panasonic TX-42AS740 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good interface. Techradar wrote in their Panasonic TX-42AS740 review in October last year “Some really useful smart interface innovations” .

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Techradar mentioned in their review of this TV “It also has a stylish design, good passive 3D support”. One Panasonic TX-42AS740 owner who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Techradar mentioned last year “Nice design”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 445 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its TVs. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Fast Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of TVs of this spec and age is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz. When compared to other televisions of this type and age that we have assessed, the TX-42AS740's refresh rate of 1,200 hertz is one of the fastest.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1,200Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price] which has better reviews.

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3D Compatible

The TX-42AS740 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible televisions currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic TX-L42ET60[plb_1854397_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price], or the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-42AS740 which do not support smart TV features, the TX-42AS740 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price], or the Philips 47HFL7009[plb_2376715_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which do not have a WiFi connection, the TX-42AS740 has a WiFi connection.

Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic TX-L42ET60[plb_1854397_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price], or the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.2 Watts, the Panasonic TX-42AS740 has one of the lower power consumptions when switched off amongst similar spec TVs of this age. Televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-42AS740 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

With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the TX-42AS740 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the TX-42AS740. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-42AS740 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz.

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Supports One Memory Card

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a greater number of compatible memory cards than most TVs of this age and type. The most frequently supported memory card is SD, but this memory card is not supported by this TV. The memory cards SDXC are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of this type and age.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-42AS740 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of a comparable spec and age to the TX-42AS740. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

Some Panasonic TX-42AS740 owners who bought it wrote that it did not have good picture quality. Techradar mentioned “Lack of shadow detail” in their Panasonic TX-42AS740 review.

A Bit Expensive

One person who bought the Panasonic TX-42AS740 reckoned that it was not cheap. Techradar mentioned “It feels a bit expensive” although they still gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Poor High Def TV

One Panasonic TX-42AS740 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar wrote in October last year “Slightly soft HD pictures” but even so they still rated this TV 4 stars.

Poor Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality. Techradar wrote in October last year “A bigger issue, however, is that the set's picture quality suffers from poor black levels” .

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-42AS740 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-42AS740 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Panasonic TX-L42ET60[plb_1854397_price] or the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price].

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Pricey

The cheapeast televisions that have been available for more than two years that we found costs £73 and the most expensive costs £4,406. We think that this television looks expensive for a TV of a comparable age and type.

Running Costs Are High

This Panasonic TV has an efficiency rating of A+, however the TX-42AS740 is one of the more expensive to run TVs of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-42AS740 is £183.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-42AS740 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-42AS740. The video formats "AVI", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-42AS740 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The TX-42AS740 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-42AS740 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The TX-42AS740 has a better comb filter than most comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as it. This television has a 2D comb filter, whereas most televisions that have been around for around the same time as it have a 3D comb filter.

A 2D comb filter is actually the worst comb filter across all TVs of a similar age and type to the TX-42AS740.

A 3D comb filter is the best comb filter across comparable types of TV.

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Only Has Two Sound Modes

The TX-42AS740 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-42AS740. The sound mode "Standard" is also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42AS740

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time 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

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the TX-42AS740.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 53 millimeters, the TX-42AS740 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-47AS740[plb_2232470_price] (53mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
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
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
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Picture and Text Management
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
Digital Video Recorder
Voice Control
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
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
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 February 2015

If you're looking for a TV to scratch your smart TV itch, the Panasonic 47AS740 could be the set for you thanks to its inclusion of the Freetime catch-up platform and uniquely customisable...

Freetime catch, up System
3D works well
Clean motion reproduction
Customisable smart menus
Nice design
Numerous contrast flaws
It costs too much
Laggy gaming experience
Slightly soft HD pictures
Below par contrast

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £181.07
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £182.29
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Energy Rating
0.9T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx42as740, tx42as740e, panasonic tx42as740, panasonic tx42as740e, panasonic tx42as740b, panasonictv tx42as740
Barcodes 05025232772254, 05025232772681

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