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Panasonic TX-42AS600

42" Full HD 100Hz Direct-LED Jan 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date £131.01 Electricity cost over 5 years
Panasonic has good TV reviews
Full HD
Running costs are very high

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Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 421 user and expert reviews (including 20 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its televisions. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs compared to other manufacturers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when Panasonic released the TX-42AS600.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst this television has an efficiency rating of A+, the TX-42AS600 is in the most expensive 20% of all 622 TVs that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the TX-42AS600 will cost £132 over 5 years to run.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been around 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

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV, the Panasonic TX-42AS600 is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579 which also has a higher rating.

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Average High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 100 hertz, the TX-42AS600 has a fairly average high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

We compared all the other 100Hz refresh rate televisions to this TV and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UE40B6000 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the 49LX540 (£926.50) (120Hz), or the 50LB671 (200Hz) both from LG.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the TX-42AS600 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV is 160°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 180°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 176 degrees, the TX-42AS600 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-43W805 (43") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The TX-42AS600 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the 42LW579, and the 47LB730 both from LG are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The TX-42AS600 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The TX-42AS600 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Performance

Has a Child Lock

The TX-42AS600 has a child lock, as do most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Features Voice Control

The TX-42AS600 features voice control, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The TX-42AS600 does not feature local dimming, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also do not feature local dimming.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The Panasonic TX-42AS600 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The Panasonic TX-42AS600 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-42AS600 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-42AS600 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The Panasonic TX-42AS600 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (20 Watts) amongst televisions of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 53 millimeters, the TX-42AS600 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx42as600ew, panasonic tx42as600b, tx42as600yw
Barcodes 05025232772360, 05025232772872, 05025232772889, 05025232773763, 05025232773770

Panasonic TX-42AS600 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-42AS600 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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