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Panasonic TX47AS740

47" 100Hz 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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15 Reasons For

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.

Nice Design

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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3D Compatible

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.

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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].

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Has a WiFi Connection

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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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.

Not Cheap

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.

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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.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable type and age to it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heavy

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.

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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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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-47AS740

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 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.

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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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Average Thickness

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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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
Consumer Electronics Control
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
Ambient Light Sensor
Voice Control
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
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 £189.08
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £190.30
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Energy Rating
0.94T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.94 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 47as740, 47AS740B, tx47as740, tx47as740e, tx47as740b, TX-47AS740E, panasonic tx47as740, panasonic tx47as740e, panasonic tx47as740b, panasonictv tx47as740
Barcodes 05025232772247, 05025232772667

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