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Panasonic TX-48AS640
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Panasonic TX-48AS640

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48" Active Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV received a "Best Buy" from Homecinemachoice.com who wrote that this mid-size TV was good.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review website homecinemachoice.com scored this mid-size TV 90 out of 100. If all the TVs of a similar age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this Panasonic TV is in the top 9%.

Good Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-48AS640 had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Near perfect colours”. One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer mentioned that the Panasonic TX-48AS640 had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer who purchased it thought it was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling”.

Nice Design

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer considered that it was a good design. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-48AS640 “Attractive design” and scored this TV 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer who bought the Panasonic TX-48AS640 thought it was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com said last year “Good 2D picture quality” in their review of the Panasonic TX-48AS640.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that it was well made.

Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that the Panasonic TX-48AS640 had good features. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Solid Smart TV features”.

Good Sound Quality

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Reasonably Priced

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Great price” in their Panasonic TX-48AS640 review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 445 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which are not 3D compatible, the TX-48AS640 is 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-39ASW654[plb_2285839_price], or the Samsung UE48H6500[plb_2238175_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago which do not support smart TV features, the Panasonic TX-48AS640 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Panasonic TX-39ASW654[plb_2285839_price], or the Samsung UE48H6500[plb_2238175_price] or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the Samsung UE48H5500[plb_2249057_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-48AS640 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which do not have a WiFi connection.

Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE48H5500[plb_2249057_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-39ASW654[plb_2285839_price], or the Samsung UE48H6500[plb_2238175_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

The lowest power consumption when switched off of similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-48AS640 is 0.01W and the highest is 0.5W. The Panasonic TX-48AS640 has one of the lower power consumptions when switched off (only 0.2 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The TX-48AS640 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency (1,200 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-48AS640. Comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-48AS640 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.

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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 a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-48AS640 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that are a similar age to the TX-48AS640. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic television.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Panasonic TX-48AS640 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst the efficiency rating of this TV is A+, the TX-48AS640 is one of the most expensive to run televisions that were released more than two years ago that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-48AS640 is £172.

Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-48AS640 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. The video formats "AVCHD", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-48AS640 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-48AS640 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Tuner

Most TVs of this age and spec have between one and seven tuners, including the TX-48AS640 which has one tuner.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The TX-48AS640 has a 2D comb filter which is better than the 3D comb filter found on most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

This TV's comb filter (2D) is actually the worst comb filter across all TVs of this type and age.

A 3D comb filter is the best comb filter amongst similar types of TV.

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Only Has Two Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the TX-48AS640 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-48AS640. The sound mode "Standard" is also found on this TV.

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Heavy

The lightest television of a comparable spec and age to the TX-48AS640 is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At 14 kilograms, the TX-48AS640 is quite heavy compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-48AS640

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that have been on the market 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

It was over two years ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 57 millimeters, the TX-48AS640 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the TX-48AS640.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Screen Format Adjustment
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
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Picture and Text Management
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
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
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

1 Award

homecinemachoice.com Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2015

Homecinemachoice.com

Panasonic's TX-48AS640 cuts a similar figure on your AV furniture to LG's 47LB730V , with a bezel that combines silver top and bottom edges with thin black sides to striking effect. Connectivity... Read more…

Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling
Great price
Good 2D picture quality
Attractive design
Great blacks
Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio
3D is terrible
Inconsistent lag may affect gaming slightly
Pictures aren't very bright
Judder issues with 50Hz content without IFC on

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £169.85
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £171.07
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic TX-48AS640uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.85T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 48as640, panasonic 48as640e, panasonic f3y021bf2, panasonic tx48as640, panasonic f3y021bf2m, panasonic tx48as640e
Barcodes 05025232772841, 05054531020391, 05054531172229

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