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Panasonic TX-40AS640
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Panasonic TX-40AS640

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40" Active Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This mid-size TV was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com who said that this TV would make a great purchase.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This Panasonic television received an expert rating of 90% from homecinemachoice.com. TV experts think this mid-size TV is one of the very best comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com said “Near perfect colours”. One Panasonic TX-40AS640 reviewer who reviewed this TV considered that it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-40AS640 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling” in their review of the Panasonic TX-40AS640.

Nice Design

One Panasonic TX-40AS640 reviewer thought this TV was a good design. Homecinemachoice.com said “Attractive design”.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-40AS640 owner said in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of this TV “Good 2D picture quality”.

Good Size

One Panasonic TX-40AS640 owner who reviewed the Panasonic TX-40AS640 concluded that it was thin.

Good Technical Features

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Homecinemachoice.com rated the product 5 stars and wrote last year “Solid Smart TV features”.

Good Sound Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com said “Great price” in their Panasonic TX-40AS640 review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com scored the Panasonic TX-40AS640 5 stars and wrote “Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

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

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Supports Smart TV

The Panasonic TX-40AS640 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-40AS640 do not support smart TV.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 47LM960[plb_1277857_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not have a wi-Fi, the TX-40AS640 has a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (off)

The lowest power consumption (off) of similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 0.01W and the highest is 0.5W. At only 0.2 Watts, the Panasonic TX-40AS640 has a fairly low power consumption (off) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-40AS640.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-40AS640 the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-40AS640 that we have assessed the motion interpolation frequency of, the TX-40AS640's motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz is one of the fastest.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-40AS640 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-40AS640 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Very High Running Costs

This Panasonic TV has an efficiency rating of A+, however based on average energy prices we estimate that the TX-40AS640 will cost £156 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the most expensive to run similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

Only Supports Six Video Formats Supporteds

The TX-40AS640 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by televisions of a similar age and type to the TX-40AS640. The video formats supporteds "AVCHD", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4" and "TS" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-40AS640, the TX-40AS640 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Number of Tuners

The TX-40AS640 is a one number of tuners TV. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-40AS640 have between one and seven number of tunerss.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The Panasonic TX-40AS640 has a 2D comb filter which is better than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 3D comb filter.

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

A 3D comb filter is the best comb filter across similar types of television.

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Only Has Two Sound Modess

The number of sound modes found on the TX-40AS640 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-40AS640. The sound modes "Standard" is also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-40AS640

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 mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to 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 television was released.

Average Depth

At 57 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-40AS640 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-40AS640.

Other 57mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 40RL958B[plb_1530771_price].

If you are not concerned about having a thicker depth then you might also want to consider the Panasonic TX-48AS640[plb_2232476_price] (57mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Picture-and-Text
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (average)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package 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 £153.83
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £155.05
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Energy Rating
0.77T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx40as640, tx40as640e, quick tx40as640, quick tx40as640b
Barcodes 05025232772858, 05054531020124

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