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Panasonic TX-50AS500
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Panasonic TX-50AS500

50" Flat Apr 2014
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12 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV received an expert rating of 80% from whathifi.com.

Nice Design

One person reckoned that it was a good design. Whathifi.com wrote “Really cute design” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased this TV thought it had good features. Whathifi.com mentioned two years ago “Good smart features”.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-50AS500 reviewer said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-50AS500 had a good experience.

Good Smart TV Features

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had great smart functions.

Good Brand

Large TVs produced by Panasonic have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just large TVs) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the TX-50AS500 supports smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], and the Sony KDL-50W828[plb_2229287_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-50AS500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Samsung UN55H8000[plb_2466796_price], or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804[plb_2382034_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many large TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Nine Video Formats

supports nine video formats

The TX-50AS500 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-50AS500. The video formats "3GP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Light

The average weight of TVs that have been around for more than two years is 20kg, and the weights range from 2.3kg to 63kg. With a weight of only 15 kilograms, the TX-50AS500 is quite light compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-50AS500.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-50AS500 range from 60kWh to 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 87 kilowatt hours, the TX-50AS500 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

Several Panasonic TX-50AS500 reviewers thought it did not have clouding visible in the picture. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-50AS500 “Fairly low risk of clouding”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Risque de clouding contenu”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good contrast ratio. Two years ago Whathifi.com wrote “Poor contrast ratio”.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic TX-50AS500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the TX-50AS500 do are 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-50AS500, the Panasonic TX-50AS500 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UN55ES8000[plb_403312_price], or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804[plb_2382034_price].

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of TVs of this type and age is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 330Hz. The Panasonic TX-50AS500 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 100 hertz) amongst TVs of this age.

Other 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price] which has better reviews.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the TX-50AS500 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by large TVs that are a similar age to the TX-50AS500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions that have been available for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The TX-50AS500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the 55EA9809[pl_2043038_price], the 55EA970[pl_2164589_price], or the 55EA880[pl_2403544_price] all from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The TX-50AS500 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the TX-50AS500. The average motion interpolation frequency of televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-50AS500 is 460Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The Panasonic TX-50AS500 is a two HDMI port TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-50AS500

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this TV is A+. The TX-50AS500 has an average 5 year running cost of £103 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec 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

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the TX-50AS500.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 53 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-50AS500 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Philips 55PFS6409[plb_2220122_price] (54mm), or the Panasonic TX-55AS740[plb_2232469_price] (53mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
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
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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
Child Lock
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

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20 October 2014

The Panasonic does a lot ? and does it well. It may not produce the most subtle or natural picture on the market but, for a price that doesn't cost the earth, it's certainly worth a punt...

Crisp picture brimming with detail
Punchy, vibrant palette
Userfriendly interface
Good smart features
Good colour fidelity
Rivals produce more subtlety
Dark shades of colour often overdone
Poor contrast ratio
Narrow viewing angles
Disappointing responsiveness

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Electricity cost when switched on £100.95
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £102.78
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Energy Rating
0.51T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pana 100, tx50as500, pana 100h, pana 100hz, tx50as500e, pana tx50as500, pana tx50as500e, panasonic p221877, panasonic p221877p, panasonic tx50as500, panasonic tx50as500b, panasonic tx50as500bs, panasonic tx50as500bsm, panasonic tx50as500bsma, panasonic tx50as500bsmar, panasonic tx50as500bsmart
Barcodes 05025232772421, 05025232772933

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