Panasonic TX42AS650B
Panasonic TX-42AS650
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Panasonic TX42AS650B

£389.99 Qualified Recommendation
An economical to run 42" Full HD television with satisfactory features but a price that represents not very good value for money
42" Full HD Yes No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Panasonic TX-42AS650 Review

With low running costs, we have ranked the Panasonic TX-42AS650 number 176 in 3D TVs and number 191 in 40 inch TVs.
Average Features
3 Years Old
£79 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 51?

It has not bad user reviews with an average user rating of 80%. This TV has received an industry award from Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Panasonic TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £79 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The TX-42AS650 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for playing games on, ranking number 288 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport on, ranking number 826 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films on, ranking number 807 in TVs for films.

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Panasonic TX-42AS650 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site decided that this television was very good. This was from who gave it an "Qualified Recommendation".

Panasonic TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 1,054 expert and owner reviews (including 544 verified purchases) for Panasonic TVs and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £389.99 it is cheaper than 72% of TVs.


Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the TX-42AS650 of 42" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 39% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the TX-42AS650 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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The TX-42AS650 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The Panasonic TX-42AS650 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The TX-42AS650 has a card reader integrated, unlike 96% of televisions which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The TX-42AS650 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of televisions which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Bluetooth

The TX-42AS650 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The TX-42AS650 has a 2D-3D converter, unlike 86% of TVs which do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

Across all the TVs the high frequency rates range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The TX-42AS650's high frequency rate of 1,200Hz is very fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 3% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Child Lock

The TX-42AS650 has a child lock. 90% of TVs do not have a child lock.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The TX-42AS650 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in April 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, and the TX-42AS650 has an average running cost of £79 over 5 years based on alright energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx42as650e, panasonic tx42as650b, panasonic f3y021bf2m, panasonic 42as650e
Barcodes 05025232772308, 05025232772797, 05052184558308, 05054230902073

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User reviews are a lot better
Cheaper to run by £2.59
£9 More Expensive
£10 Cheaper
Larger display diagonal
Higher running costs over five years by £59.51
£11 Cheaper
2x thinner
Vastly faster high frequency rate
Lower RMS rated power