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Panasonic TX-50A400
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Panasonic TX50A400B

50" 100Hz Jul 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
Outstanding Image Quality Panasonic A400 Series TVs deliver high contrast high definition images with vibrant colour and outstanding contrast, courtesy of Panasonic's V-Real Pro picture processing... More
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11 Reasons For

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that the Panasonic TX-50A400 was easy to assemble. Last year Digitalmediaandit.com said “Easy to construct” in their review of the Panasonic TX-50A400 although only gave the Panasonic TX-50A400 a score of 3 stars.

Good High Def TV

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-50A400 was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com said in their Panasonic TX-50A400 review “Auto-tuning was quick and painless with Freeview HD giving excellent results”.

Good Connectivity

One customer considered that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review last year “Connecting to a Sky HD box via one of the two HDMI sockets was easy, even with the wall mounte” although rated it 3 stars.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Panasonic TX-50A400 reviewer said in their reviews that this TVs was good for watching Freeview TV. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of this TVs in January last year “Auto-tuning was quick and painless with Freeview HD giving excellent results” but despite that only rated it 3 stars.

Nice Design

One Panasonic TX-50A400 owner who reviewed this TVs said that it was good looking. expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com said “The screen bezel is very small which contributes to a pleasing overall appearance” nonetheless rated it 3 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Panasonic has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

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3D Compatible

Like most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago, the Panasonic TX-50A400 is 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-55W829[plb_2296395_price], or the LG 55LB730[plb_2233832_price].

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-50AS650[plb_2232473_price].

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Light

The weights of televisions of a comparable age and type to the TX-50A400 range from 2.3kg to 63kg. The TX-50A400 is one of the lighter large TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-50A400 (only 15 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age.

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Very Low Average Power Consumption

The average average power consumption of large TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-50A400 is 81W. With an average power consumption of only 58 Watts, the TX-50A400 has a quite low average power consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-50A400.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the televisions of a similar type and age to the TX-50A400 the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. The TX-50A400 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 80 kilowatt hours) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Panasonic TX-50A400 is more than most similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer who purchased this TVs reckoned that it did not have good colour saturation. Last year Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Inaccurate colours” in their review.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-50A400 have a WiFi connection, however the Panasonic TX-50A400 does not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KDL-55W829[plb_2296395_price]; or the LG 50LB580[plb_2229346_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TX-50A400 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do support smart TV features.

Other televisions which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the LG 50LB580[plb_2229346_price]; or the Sony KDL-55W829[plb_2296395_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions that came out more than two years ago, the TX-50A400 does not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

The TX-50A400 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 100 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age. Televisions of this age and spec have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 330Hz.

We compared all the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price] is also worth considering.

If this television refresh rate is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price] (600Hz).

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-50A400 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by large TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-50A400 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of a similar age and type to the TX-50A400 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. At only 100 hertz, the TX-50A400 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-50A400.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most televisions that are a similar age to the TX-50A400 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Panasonic TX-50A400 which has two HDMI ports.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-50A400

Running Costs Are Average

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-50A400 is £144, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of this age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Average Thickness

At 53 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-50A400 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-50A400.

If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-50AS650[plb_2232473_price] (54mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
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 Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
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

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £142.61
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £143.83
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Energy Rating
0.71T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx50a400, panasonic tx50a400b, refurbished tx50a400, refurbished tx50a400b
Barcodes 05025232773015, 05025232779901

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