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Panasonic TX-42AS600
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Panasonic TX42AS600B

42" 100Hz Direct-LED Jan 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 388 expert and user reviews 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 for its mid-size TVs.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The TX-42AS600 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the HG32ED690[pl_2846828_price], or the UE32J5670[pl_3173971_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 40PFT5500[plb_2860935_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 this spec and age.

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Supports Six Video Formats Supporteds

supports six video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the TX-42AS600 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This Panasonic TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the TX-42AS600. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "FLV", "MP4", "TS" 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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Has Four Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the TX-42AS600 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. This Panasonic TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions of a similar spec and age to the TX-42AS600. The smart modess "Cinema", "Dynamic" and "Natural" are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

The average depth of TVs that were released more than a year ago is 66mm, and the depths range from 7mm to 98mm. At only 53 millimeters, the TX-42AS600 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-42AS600.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-32R400C[plb_1573471_price] (65mm).

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-42AS600 support smart TV, however the Panasonic TX-42AS600 does not support smart TV.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV including the HG32ED690[pl_2846828_price], or the UE32J5670[pl_3173971_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 40PFT5500[plb_2860935_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-42AS600, the Panasonic TX-42AS600 is not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Sony KDL-43W805[plb_2803097_price], or the LG 42LF652[plb_2835500_price] or the Sony KDL-43W809[plb_2861686_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The Panasonic TX-42AS600 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The TX-42AS600 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-42AS600 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-42AS600 also do not feature OLED technology.

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High Running Costs

Whilst this television has an energy efficiency rating of A+, based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the TX-42AS600 will cost £132 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Expensive

The cheapeast televisions of this type and age that we found costs £115 and the most expensive costs £999. We think that this Panasonic television looks expensive for a TV of this age and type.

Fairly High Power Consumption (average)

The Panasonic TX-42AS600 has a quite high power consumption (average) (55 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-42AS600. Across all the mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-42AS600 the power consumption (average)s range from 25W to 140W.

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Heavy

At 12 kilograms, the TX-42AS600 is quite heavy compared to most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the TX-42AS600. The weights of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-42AS600 range from 3.6kg to 36kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42AS600

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 televisions of a comparable spec 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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Average High Frequency Rate

At 100 hertz, the TX-42AS600 has a relatively average high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to look at the Sony KDL-40W705[plb_2796116_price] (200Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (average)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
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
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Installation Guide

Expert Reviews

15 February 2015

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Good, contrastrich picture quality, decent value
Freetime is a welcome Smart TV addition, unobtrusive design
Great value
Contrastrich pictures
Freetime works brilliantly
Some motion blur, standarddef colours look a little basic, some strong competition at this price level
Motion looks soft
Slightly limited viewing angle
Minor clouding
Some dirty screen effect

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £129.79
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £131.01
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Energy Rating
0.65T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx42as600, tx42as600y, tx42as600yw, panasonic tx42as600, panasonic tx42as600e, panasonic tx42as600b, panasonictv tx42as600, panasonic tx42as600ew, panasonictv tx42as600b
Barcodes 05025232772360, 05025232772872, 05025232772889, 05025232773763, 05025232773770

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