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Panasonic TX-42AS500
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Panasonic TX-42AS500

42" Full HD Flat Dec 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £76.53 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Low running costs
Easy to use
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus and whathifi.com this TV has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 377 owner and expert reviews (including 21 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its TVs. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other brands.


Energy

Low Running Costs

This Panasonic TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the TX-42AS500 is one of the cheaper to run TVs of a similar type and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the TX-42AS500 will cost only £77 over 5 years to run.


Design

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Panasonic TX-42AS500 review “It does offer good colour settings” . One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good experience.

Nice Design

One customer who bought this TV mentioned that it was a good design. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Really cute design” and gave the Panasonic TX-42AS500 a score of 4 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic TX-42AS500 owner who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Whathifi.com said two years ago “Good smart features” in their review and rated it 4 stars.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

One person who purchased this TV concluded that it had great smart functions.

Poor Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Digital Versus gave the product a score of 60 out of 100 and mentioned “Limited connectivity”.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a similar type and age 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Inferior Picture Quality

A few Panasonic TX-42AS500 owners agreed that the product did not have a good contrast ratio. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Poor contrast ratio” nonetheless they gave the Panasonic TX-42AS500 a rating of 80 out of 100.

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it did not have clouding visible in the picture. Two years ago Whathifi.com said “Fairly low risk of clouding”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Risque de clouding contenu”.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic TX-42AS500 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this television are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UN46F6400, or the Philips 40PFS6609/12.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-42AS500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this television also support Wi-Fi.

Other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at include the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UE40H6240, or the Sony KDL-50W705 which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi

The TX-42AS500 supports WiFi, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Panasonic TX-42AS500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Performance

Has a Child Lock

The TX-42AS500 has a child lock. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a child lock.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The Panasonic TX-42AS500 does not feature local dimming, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also do not feature local dimming.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI)

The TX-42AS500 has a common interface (CI), as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Panasonic TX-42AS500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Packaging Content

Does Not Feature 3D Glasses Included

The TX-42AS500 does not feature 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which feature 3D glasses included.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the TX-42AS500 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx42as500y, tx42as500e
Barcodes 05025232772445, 05025232772957, 05025232773831

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