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Panasonic TX-50A300
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Panasonic TX50A300B

50" Flat 94mm Aug 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Thickness Release Date
A+
£116.81 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

Panasonic is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its large TVs.

Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-50A300 is more than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions of a similar age and spec to the TX-50A300. The video formats "3GP", "ASF", "DAT", "FLV", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG" and "VOB" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-50A300 is more than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-50A300. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The TX-50A300 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-50A300 which have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 55LB561, or the Sony KDL-60W605.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The TX-50A300 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE55D7000, or the Sony KDL-50W828 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-50A300 are 3D compatible, however the Panasonic TX-50A300 is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE55D7000, or the LG 55LB670 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-50A300 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Samsung UN55ES8000, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Eight Analog Signal Format Systems

The TX-50A300 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. The analog signal format systems PAL, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K and SECAM L are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The Panasonic TX-50A300 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The image formats "BMP" and "PNG" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-50A300 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the 55EA9809, the 55EA970, or the 55EA880 all from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the TX-50A300 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the TX-50A300. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-50A300 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of large TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-50A300 range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The Panasonic TX-50A300 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Panasonic TX-50A300 which has two HDMI ports.

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Very Thick

The Panasonic TX-50A300 has one of the thicker thicknesses (94 millimeters) amongst large TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of this age and type the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 94mm thick TVs currently available including the Samsung UN55H6203 which has better reviews.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-50A300 (£329.00) (94mm).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-50A300

Running Costs Are Average

This Panasonic television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the TX-50A300 is £117 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 324 large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the TX-50A300.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. 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
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £116.81
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Energy Rating
0.58T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx50a300, tx50a300e, panasonic 1080, panasonic 1080p, panasonic tx50a300, panasonic tx50a300b
Barcodes 05025232794607

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