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Average Expert Reviews
TV expert review website Techradar scored this Panasonic TV 70 out of 100.
Good 3D Picture Quality
Three Panasonic TX-47AS740 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Techradar wrote “3D works well”. Techradar also mentioned “Good 3D pictures”.
Easy to Use
One Panasonic TX-47AS740 reviewer who bought it considered that it was easy to handle. Techradar wrote in October last year “Good motion handling” in their review and rated the product 4 stars. One customer wrote that the product had a good interface. Last year Techradar wrote “Some really useful smart interface innovations” in their review of the Panasonic TX-47AS740.
One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good looking. Techradar wrote in their review of this TV “It also has a stylish design, good passive 3D support”. One person said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-47AS740 was a good design. Techradar wrote “Nice design” and rated the Panasonic TX-47AS740 70 out of 100.
Panasonic Televisions Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic TVs and also specifically for Panasonic mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings.
Has a Built-In Camera
The TX-47AS740 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-47AS740 do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think a cheaper television such as the Panasonic TX-L42ET60[plb_1854397_price] or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price] are also worth considering.
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The Panasonic TX-47AS740 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-47AS740 are not 3D compatible.
There are a number of other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might want to look at including the 42HFL7009[pl_2376722_price], or the 47HFL7009[pl_2376715_price] both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-39ASW754[plb_2381129_price] which has better reviews.
Supports Smart TV Features
Unlike most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the TX-47AS740 which do not support smart TV features, the TX-47AS740 supports smart TV features.
There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the 42HFL7009[pl_2376722_price], or the 47HFL7009[pl_2376715_price] both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-39ASW754[plb_2381129_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The TX-47AS740 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-47AS740 do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the 42HFL7009[pl_2376722_price], and the 47HFL7009[pl_2376715_price] both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-39ASW754[plb_2381129_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off
The average power consumption when switched off of televisions of a comparable age and spec to the TX-47AS740 is 0.28W. With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.2 Watts, the TX-47AS740 has a fairly low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-47AS740.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
When compared to other TVs of this age and type that we have assessed, the motion interpolation frequency of the TX-47AS740 of 1,200 hertz is one of the fastest. The motion interpolation frequencies of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-47AS740 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.
Supports One Memory Card
The TX-47AS740 has a greater number of compatible memory cards than most similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported memory card is SD, but this memory card is not supported by this Panasonic television. The memory cards SDXC are also supported by this TV.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of this age and type.
Supports Five Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the TX-47AS740 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the TX-47AS740. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
Not Included Optical Disc Drive
This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago.
14 Reasons Against
Inferior Picture Quality
A few Panasonic TX-47AS740 owners who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good picture quality. Techradar said “Lack of shadow detail” in their review of this TV however despite that they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
A Bit Expensive
One Panasonic TX-47AS740 owner thought this TV was not cheap. Last year Techradar wrote “It feels a bit expensive” nonetheless they still scored the product 4 stars.
Poor High Def TV
One Panasonic TX-47AS740 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-47AS740 was not good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar wrote “Slightly soft HD pictures” in their review of the Panasonic TX-47AS740.
Poor Product Quality
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality. Techradar mentioned “A bigger issue, however, is that the set's picture quality suffers from poor black levels” in their review of this TV.
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We think this Panasonic TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of this age and type. The cheapeast TV of this type and age that we found costs £73 and the most expensive costs £4,406.
High Running Costs
Whilst this mid-size TV has an energy efficiency classification of A++, based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-47AS740 is £191, which makes it one of the more expensive to run TVs of this spec and age.
Only Supports Eight Video Formats
The TX-47AS740 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the TX-47AS740. The video formats "AVI", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic television.
Only Analog Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable type and age to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-47AS740 do not feature OLED technology. The TX-47AS740 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
We compared this television 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 is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Panasonic TX-47AS740 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-47AS740 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only 2D Comb Filter
The TX-47AS740 has a 2D comb filter which is better than the 3D comb filter found on most TVs of this age and spec.
This TV's comb filter (2D) is actually the worst comb filter across all televisions of this type and age.
The best comb filter amongst similar types of TV is 3D.
Only Has Two Sound Modes
The number of sound modes found on the TX-47AS740 is more than most televisions that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic television has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the TX-47AS740. The sound mode "Standard" is also found on this TV.
Mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-47AS740 have weights of between 3.7kg and 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At 13.5 kilograms, the TX-47AS740 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most TVs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the TX-47AS740 which has one USB 3.0 port.
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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 around for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This television has been on the market for over two years.
Average Refresh Rate
With a refresh rate of 100 hertz, the TX-47AS740 has a relatively typical refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.
We compared all the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Xelos 32[pl_1809336_price], and the Art 32[pl_2089147_price] both from LOEWE or the Samsung UE46F5000[plb_1551629_price] is also worth considering.
If this TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE48H6410[plb_2251813_price] (400Hz and higher rated) or the Panasonic TX-42AS740[plb_2232478_price] (1,200Hz and cheaper).
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The Panasonic TX-47AS740 has a fairly standard thickness (53 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.
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