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Panasonic TX-40AS640

40" Full HD Active Apr 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £155.05 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good picture quality
Nice design
homecinemachoice.com Best Buy

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This TV was given a "Best Buy" award by websites Homecinemachoice.com who concluded that this Panasonic TV would make a great purchase.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Panasonic TV received an expert rating of 90% from homecinemachoice.com. Experts think this medium display diagonal TV is one of the better televisions of a comparable type and age.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 428 owner and expert reviews (including 20 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its televisions. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs.


Design

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”.

Robust

One customer wrote that it was well made.


Features

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”.


Price

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.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

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

Average Depth

At 57 millimeters, the TX-40AS640 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 57mm thick TVs currently available including the Toshiba 40RL958B which has better reviews.

Other televisions with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-48AS640 (£509.79) (57mm).

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

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

Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Panasonic TX-40AS640 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. Medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the TX-40AS640 in April 2014.


Display

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.

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”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that were launched 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The TX-40AS640 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the TX-40AS640's motion interpolation frequency is one of the fastest amongst medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV is 160°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. At only 176 degrees, the TX-40AS640 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

We compared all the other 40" televisions to this television and we think because of their better review scores, the UE40B8000, and the UE40H6700 both from Samsung or the Toshiba 40RL958B are also worth considering.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the KDL-43W807 (£329.99) (43"), or the KDL-43W805 (43") both from Sony.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, the TX-40AS640 is in the most expensive 12% of all 661 TVs of a similar age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-40AS640 is £156.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The TX-40AS640 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the LG 42LM670S, and the Sony KDL-50W828 are also worth considering.

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Supports Bluetooth

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

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Panasonic TX-40AS640 has an ethernet port. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The TX-40AS640 has a DVI port. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has a Child Lock

The TX-40AS640 has a child lock, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Has a Game Mode

The TX-40AS640 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Panasonic TX-40AS640 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The TX-40AS640 supports internet TV, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-40AS640 supports Smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support Smart TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The TX-40AS640 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-40AS640 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232772858, 05054531020124

Panasonic TX-40AS640 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-40AS640 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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