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Panasonic TX-42A400
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Panasonic TX42A400B

42" 100Hz Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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 engine. Colour gradations... More
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7 Reasons For

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-42A400 owner who bought this TV thought it was easy to assemble. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Easy to construct” in their review of the Panasonic TX-42A400 yet they only scored the Panasonic TX-42A400 60 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

One customer who bought this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Connectivity

One Panasonic TX-42A400 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com said “Connecting to a Sky HD box via one of the two HDMI sockets was easy, even with the wall mounte” but they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good Smart TV

One Panasonic TX-42A400 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in October last year “Auto-tuning was quick and painless with Freeview HD giving excellent results” yet they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Nice Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “The screen bezel is very small which contributes to a pleasing overall appearance” in their review of the Panasonic TX-42A400.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 388 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic televisions and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Supports Nine Video Formats Supporteds

supports nine video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the TX-42A400 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the TX-42A400. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "AVI", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This mid-size TV received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from digitalmediaandit.com. It seems that TV experts really don't rate this TV very highly.

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it did not have good colour saturation. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Inaccurate colours” and rated the product 60 out of 100.

Does Not Support Smart TV

The TX-42A400 does not support smart TV. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-42A400 also do not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV and we think the JVC LT-40C755[plb_2955141_price], the Sony KDL-32WD754[plb_3406106_price], or the LG 47LB630[plb_2233837_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The TX-42A400 does not have a wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-42A400 also do not have a wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the JVC LT-40C755[plb_2955141_price], the Sony KDL-32WD754[plb_3406106_price], or the LG 47LB630[plb_2233837_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-42A400 do not have a built-in camera. The TX-42A400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The TX-42A400 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-42A400.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on TVs of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-42A400 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-42A400 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-42A400 have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. The TX-42A400 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The TX-42A400 is a two HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other televisions of this type and age have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Panasonic TX-42A400 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42A400

OK Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the TX-42A400 has an average 5 year running cost of £84 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 668 mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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 were released 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 Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.

Average High Frequency Rate

At 100 hertz, the TX-42A400 has a relatively standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-42A400.

There are a number of alternative 100Hz refresh rate televisions currently available which you might also want to consider including the TX-32AS600[pl_2197500_price], or the TX-39A400[pl_2268365_price] both from Panasonic or the Toshiba 40L5453[plb_2274525_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to look at the Toshiba 40L5441[plb_2404576_price] (200Hz), the Sony KDL-32WD754[plb_3406106_price] (200Hz), or the Samsung T32E390[plb_3404279_price] (400Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Depth

At 69 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-42A400 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
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 (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
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

Expert Reviews

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The screen bezel is very small which contributes to a pleasing overall appearance.Auto-tuning was quick and painless with Freeview HD giving excellent results. Connecting to a Sky HD box via one... Read more…

Decent viewing angles
Good media file support via USB
Easy to construct
Low input lag
Wystarczajcy obraz i dwik
Weak blacks
Excessive clipping
Inaccurate colours
Tylko 2 x HDMI
1 x USB

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £2.13
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.85
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0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx42a400, panasonic tx42a400b
Barcodes 05025232772506, 05025232773022

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