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Panasonic TX42A400B

71

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Panasonic TX42A400B

£329.00
Panasonic TX-42A400
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A very economical to run and classic 42" Full HD TV, good for watching films
42" Full HD No 69mm May 2014 A+
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Panasonic TX-42A400 Review

With low running costs and very good reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic TX-42A400 number 177 in 3D TVs and number 261 in 40 inch TVs.
75
Reviews
1 Review
61
Value for Money
Good
72
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£64 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £64 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Panasonic TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
3D
Outstanding image quality
Freeview HD tuner
Superior audio performance
Slim, unobtrusive design
HDMI inputs
Energy efficient
Additional connectivity
Easy operation
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the TX-42A400 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 520 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 912 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 907 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Panasonic TX-42A400 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from digitalmediaandit.com. If all the TVs are ranked by average expert review score then this Panasonic TV is in the bottom 6%.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 752 user and expert reviews (including 759 verified purchases) for Panasonic televisions and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 77% of televisions, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £329.00 it does not look like great value for money overall.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the TX-42A400 is £64 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the TX-42A400 in May 2014.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic TX-42A400's display diagonal of 42" is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 37% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The TX-42A400 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The TX-42A400 is 3D, unlike 75% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the TX-42A400 of 69mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 69% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The TX-42A400 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most other TVs. 61% of TVs support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The TX-42A400 does not feature local dimming, although this is within the context that 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-42A400 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, although keep in mind that 62% of TVs are also not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The TX-42A400's high frequency rate of 100Hz is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 42% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the TX-42A400 of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the slowest 14% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The TX-42A400's horizontal viewing angle of only 176° is narrower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the narrowest 12% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. TVs have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic tx42a400b, samsung tx42a400

Barcodes:

05025232772506, 05025232773022

Panasonic TX42A400B

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