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Panasonic TX42A400B

£329.00
42" Full HD 100Hz 69mm Mar 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Depth Release Date £83.85 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good high def TV
Easy to use
Expert reviews are poor
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Television expert review site digitalmediaandit.com scored this television 60 out of 100. TV experts aren't convinced by this Panasonic TV.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 421 expert and user reviews (including 20 verified purchases) for Panasonic televisions and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this Panasonic TV is A+, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the TX-42A400 will cost £84 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 622 TVs of this age and spec.


Design

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.

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.


Smart 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.

Smart TV Features Are Good

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.

Does Not Support Smart TV

The TX-42A400 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Display

Good High Def TV

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

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.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar 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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Not 3D

The TX-42A400 is not 3D. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99), the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99), or the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99).

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Average High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 100 hertz, the Panasonic TX-42A400 has a relatively standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the 40L5453 (£299), or the 48L5453 (£599.99) both from Toshiba which and both of have better reviews.

If this television high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba 40L5441 (£379.29) (200Hz and higher rated), the Sony KDL-40W705 (£369) (200Hz and higher rated), or the Samsung UE40H6400 (£249.99) (400Hz and higher rated).

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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 TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The Panasonic TX-42A400 has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals (only 176 degrees) amongst TVs of this age. Similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television have viewing angle, horizontals of between 160° and 180°.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 42" TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the 42LE4900 (£249.99), the 42LS345S, or the 42LB561 (£259) all from LG.

If this Panasonic TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the KDL-43W807 (£329.99) (43" and higher rated), the KDL-43W756 (£389) (43" and higher rated), or the KDL-43W805 (43" and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the TX-42A400 in March 2014.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The TX-42A400 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV do support Wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the KDL-43W807 (£329.99), or the KDL-48W605 (£329.99) both from Sony or the JVC LT-40C750 (£329).

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Panasonic TX-42A400 does not have an ethernet port. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years do have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Does Not Have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Panasonic TX-42A400 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, unlike most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this television which have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Performance

Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The TX-42A400 does not feature local dimming. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as this television also do not feature local dimming.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-42A400 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

The TX-42A400 has a relatively average depth (69 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx42a400b
Barcodes 05025232772506, 05025232773022

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