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Panasonic TX-55AS640
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Panasonic TX55AS640B

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55" Active Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
A+
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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site thought that this TV was a sensible purchase. This television received a "Best Buy" award from Homecinemachoice.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Panasonic television received a score of 90% from television expert review website homecinemachoice.com. That puts this TV in the top 10% of all the large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. One Panasonic TX-55AS640 owner reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Near perfect colours” and rated this TV 5 stars.

Nice Design

One customer who bought it thought it was a good design. Last year Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Attractive design”.

Easy to Use

One person thought it was easy to handle. Last year Homecinemachoice.com rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling” in their Panasonic TX-55AS640 review.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-55AS640 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. In November last year Homecinemachoice.com said “Good 2D picture quality” in their Panasonic TX-55AS640 review.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well made.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that it was thin.

Good Technical Features

One person considered that the Panasonic TX-55AS640 had good features. Homecinemachoice.com scored the product 5 stars and said last year “Solid Smart TV features”.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who bought this TV reckoned that it had good sound quality.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed this TV considered that it was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great price” in their Panasonic TX-55AS640 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their Panasonic TX-55AS640 review last year “Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio” .

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Panasonic is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its large TVs.

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3D Compatible

The TX-55AS640 is 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the TX-55AS640 also are 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price] is also worth considering.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TX-55AS640 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-55AS640.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price].

Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at include the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the Panasonic TX-55AS640 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off

With a power consumption when switched off of only 0.2 Watts, the Panasonic TX-55AS640 has a quite low power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the TX-55AS640. Across all the TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-55AS640 the power consumptions when switched off range from 0.01W to 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.25W.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-55AS640 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-55AS640 that we have assessed, the motion interpolation frequency of the TX-55AS640 of 1,200 hertz is one of the fastest.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-55AS640 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPEG XR and MPO are also supported by this television.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-55AS640 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-55AS640 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very High Running Costs

This Panasonic television has an efficiency rating of A+, however the TX-55AS640 is in the most expensive 11% of all 324 televisions of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-55AS640 is £218.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions that have been available for a similar time to the TX-55AS640 do not feature OLED technology. The TX-55AS640 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-55AS640 is more than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats AVCHD, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, VOB and WMV are also supported by this Panasonic television.

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Only One Tuner

Most televisions of a comparable age and type to the TX-55AS640 have between one and two tuners, including the TX-55AS640 which has one tuner.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-55AS640

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of this spec and age. 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 was released over two years ago.

Average Thickness

The TX-55AS640 has a relatively average thickness (63 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price] (49.5mm) which also has a higher rating.

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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
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
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 £216.32
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £217.54
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Energy Rating
1.1T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
28
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 28 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx55as640, panasonic tx55as640b
Barcodes 05025232772834

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