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Panasonic TX-42AS520
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Panasonic TX-42AS520

42" Flat Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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Average Expert Reviews

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

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic TVs and also specifically for Panasonic mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The TX-42AS520 has a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-42AS520 do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], and the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-42AS520 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the TX-42AS520 do not support smart TV.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H6700[plb_2232455_price], or the Philips 47PFH5609/88[plb_2227335_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which do not have a wi-Fi, the TX-42AS520 has a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Toshiba L4353[plb_2590649_price], or the Philips 47PFH5609/88[plb_2227335_price].

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Supports Nine Video Formats Supporteds

supports nine video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-42AS520 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This Panasonic television supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-42AS520. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "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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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on televisions of a similar type and age to it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic TX-42AS520 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Panasonic television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The Panasonic TX-42AS520 is not 3D. Most of the other televisions of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D then you might also want to look at the 48PFK6409[pl_2201783_price], or the 47PFK7109[pl_2165072_price] both from Philips or the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-42AS520 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-42AS520 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Panasonic TX-42AS520 is a two HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-42AS520 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most televisions of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the TX-42AS520 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only Has Two Sound Modess

The number of sound modes found on the TX-42AS520 is more than most televisions that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on TVs of this age and spec. The sound modes "Standard" is also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42AS520

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this spec and age. 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 Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this TV was released.

Average Depth

At 69 millimeters, the TX-42AS520 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-42AS520.

There are a number of other 69mm thick televisions currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 40L6363DG[plb_1564514_price].

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Quick Installation Guide

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2015

Provided you're able and willing to adjust your room conditions to counter its inherent picture weaknesses, the 42AS520 offers very decent value ? especially once its impressive Smart TV features...

Strong value for money
Decent picture quality if set up correctly
Excellent Smart TV features
Dobry obraz i dwik
Elegancki design
Unhelpful picture presets
Pictures lack brightness after calibration
Some motion blur
Brak nagrywania na USB
Dostpny tylko w kilku sklepach

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx42as520, tx42as520y, tx42as520e, panasonic tx42as520, panasonic tx42as520b
Barcodes 05025232776993, 05025232779888

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