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Panasonic TX-42AS520

42" Full HD Flat Mar 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Built-In Camera Release Date £76.53 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Low running costs
Reasonably priced

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Energy

Low Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV has an efficiency rating of A+. The TX-42AS520 is in the cheapest 20% of all 661 televisions of a similar age and spec that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-42AS520 is only £77.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Panasonic TV received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from Trusted Reviews.

Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 428 expert and user reviews (including 20 verified purchases) for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Several Panasonic TX-42AS520 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-42AS520 was good value for money. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said in October last year “It's currently available for just £399 – a price which would look remarkably low for even an ultra-basic 42-incher” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100. Trusted Reviews rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in the same month “Strong value for money” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

Some customers mentioned that the product had good features. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “The 42AS520 offers very decent value – especially once its impressive Smart TV features have been taken into account” in their review of this TV. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Excellent Smart TV features” in their review of this TV.


Design

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-42AS520 owner who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. In October last year Trusted Reviews said “Decent picture quality if set up correctly”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The TX-42AS520 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television which do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs with a built-in camera currently available which you might want to look at include the UN46ES8000F, or the UE40F7000AT both from Samsung or the LG 42LA641 which all of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The TX-42AS520 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago do not have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in March 2015.


Display

Good High Def TV

One Panasonic TX-42AS520 owner who purchased this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Last year expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “What is the Panasonic TX-42AS520B? This 42-inch Full HD LCD TV, which is exclusive to Currys, has one truly outstanding feature”.

Good Picture Quality

One Panasonic TX-42AS520 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-42AS520 had good picture quality.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years, the Panasonic TX-42AS520 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the 42LW579, or the 42LB670 both from LG or the Panasonic TX-47ASW654.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the TX-42AS520 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television. The average motion interpolation frequency of medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television is 310Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 176 degrees, the TX-42AS520 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of TVs of this type and age is 180°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 160° to 180°.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 42" TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the 42LH2000, or the 42LN549E both from LG or the Sony KDL-42W829 (£299.99).

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Upstar P43EWX (42.5" and higher rated), the LG 43LF6309 (43" and higher rated), or the Samsung UE43J5670 (43" and higher rated).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The TX-42AS520 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think because of their better review scores, the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UE40H6290, and the Sony KDL-50W705 are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Panasonic TX-42AS520 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The Panasonic TX-42AS520 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support parental controls.

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Packaging Content

Has a Camera Included

The Panasonic TX-42AS520 has a camera included, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV do not have a camera included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The TX-42AS520 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The TX-42AS520 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-42AS520 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Smart TV

Supports Smart TV

The TX-42AS520 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-42AS520 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx42as520y
Barcodes 05025232776993, 05025232779888

Panasonic TX-42AS520 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-42AS520 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 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 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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