Close
Share on
Panasonic TX42AS650B
Panasonic TX-42AS650
5 Images

Loading image...

Panasonic TX42AS650B

£389.99
42" Full HD 1,200Hz Apr 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £78.13 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Full HD
Does not have good technical guidance
hdtvtest.co.uk Qualified Recommendation
Bargain Crazy £389.99 Go to Store
Electronics & Gadgets Direct £470.99 Go to Store
See All 2 Prices from 2 Stores | £389.99 - £476.99 | Price Trend | Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-42AS650 did not have good technical guidance. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned three years ago “The instructions where straight forward” but despite that they gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. They also said “No instruction manual, still not an issue” in their review. And also mentioned “No mention of this in instructions”.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This Panasonic TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The TX-42AS650 is typical compared to the other 661 televisions that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the TX-42AS650 will cost £79 over 5 years to run.


Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site thought that this medium display diagonal TV was good. Hdtvtest.co.uk gave this television a "Qualified Recommendation" award.

Good Brand

Based on 428 owner 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 brands.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium display diagonal TV was released in April 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

What does "HD type" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Good Picture Quality

Three people who reviewed the Panasonic TX-42AS650 concluded that it had good picture quality. Three years ago website Amazon.co.uk scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “By far this video card is better than the onboard graphics that my motherboard” in their review of this TV. Lindosland said in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The 4k demo material is similarly designed to show off resolution and not the lack of shadow detail”. They also wrote “To be fair, I have lived with a Pioneer 60 inch Kuru plasma for the last few years; a screen renowned for it's excellent blacks and shadow detail” in their review.

Very Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of televisions that have been available for more than two years range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz. The high frequency rate of the TX-42AS650 of 1,200 hertz is one of the fastest amongst TVs of this type and age.

What does "high frequency rate" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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 medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

What does "display resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a 2D-3D Converter

The TX-42AS650 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

What is a 2D-3D converter? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

There are a number of alternative 42" TVs currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the 42LB550 (£299), or the 42LB580 (£309) both from LG or the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99).

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the KDL-43WD752 (£419.97) (43" and higher rated), the KDL-43W809 (£399) (43" and higher rated), or the KDL-43W805 (£399) (43" and higher rated) all from Sony.

What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The TX-42AS650 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of their better review scores, the 50PB660, or the 42LF652 (£398.99) both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W756 (£389).

What is Wi-Fi? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Bluetooth

The TX-42AS650 supports Bluetooth, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years which do not support Bluetooth.

What is Bluetooth? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an Ethernet Port

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an ethernet port.

What is an ethernet port? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Smart TV

Email Functionality

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had email functionality. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “Easy setup, supports a bunch of drives, running multiple RAIDs 16 drives) and types (RAID 1 and RAID 5), informative interface, EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS” . They also said “Set up email notifications of any RAID errors or warnings very quickly” in their review.

Supports Internet TV

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television also support internet TV.

What is internet TV? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Smart TV

The TX-42AS650 supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support Smart TV.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Performance

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The TX-42AS650 has a card reader integrated. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV do not have a card reader integrated.

What is a card reader integrated? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The TX-42AS650 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

What is an ambient light sensor? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Child Lock

The TX-42AS650 has a child lock. Most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV also have a child lock.

What is a child lock? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Game Mode

The TX-42AS650 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also have a game mode.

What is a game mode? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The TX-42AS650 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

What is High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

What is a common interface (CI) slot? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The TX-42AS650 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

What is a pair of 3D glasses included? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The TX-42AS650 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also have a desktop stand included.

What is a desktop stand included? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

What does "Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-42AS650 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

What is an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Weight & Dimensions

Good Structurally

Two people who reviewed the Panasonic TX-42AS650 agreed that it was good structurally. Website Amazon.co.uk said “The construction of the case is solid” in their review of this TV and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. They also wrote “Nice Design, Solid Construction, supports dual opteron” in their review.


Audio

Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions of a comparable age and type to this television is 4W and the highest is 1,000W. The Panasonic TX-42AS650 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (20 Watts) amongst televisions of this age.

What does "RMS rated power" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quiet

Six owners who purchased this TV concluded that it was quiet. Website Amazon.co.uk gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Relatively quiet at idle”. They also wrote “Quiet as long as you're not running open-panel” in their review. And also mentioned “Extremely Quiet (you can't tell it's on or off with low noise operation”.


Features

Good Remote Control

Four people who purchased it thought it had a good remote control. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-42AS650 “Adaptec 2405 RAID controller running ESXi 4.1 hypervisor hosting Windows 2008 Server (mainly) draws 110W at the outlet” . They also mentioned “KVM and remote management through dedicated IPMI network port” in their review. And also wrote “Hard Drives (it does have a built-in raid controller) I like WD 10K Velociraptor drives for economy builds”.


Design

Good Quality

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-42AS650 was good quality. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote three years ago “Excellent build quality”. They also mentioned “The structural quality is good” in their review.

Well Designed

Six owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it was well designed. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Nicely designed 1U chassis” in their review of this TV. They also said “Very snazzy card design” in their review. And also wrote “Awesome Tool-less chassis design”.

Well Made

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well made. Website Amazon.co.uk scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-42AS650 “Pre-installed 8SGL-F motherboard and power supply made the system build a cinch”. They also said “This things is rock solid VMWare Esxi 4” in their review. And also wrote “Solid System build”.

Two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Website Amazon.co.uk said “That game is tough to run) Sims 3, All valve games, saints row 3, Oblivion, all Ultramax settings”. They also wrote “Steel is heavy duty and” in their review.

Read more Less

Easy to Setup

Four people agreed that this TV was easy to setup. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV “I found the RAID 5 card easy to install, simple to set up” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Easy GUI to setup RAID, Fast PCI-X interface” in their review. And also said “Very easy to setup a RAID 5 on 5 WD Black 2 TB once you read the manual”.

Three customers considered that the product was easy to use the menus. Three years ago website Amazon.co.uk said “Plays League at decent settings” in their review of this TV. They also mentioned “Plays modern triple A games at high to ultra settings without breaking a sweat, very low power draw even with 4gb of VRAM” in their review.

Read more Less

Price

Good Value for Money

Seven people who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV “Costs half the price of cards from the big b”. They also wrote “Good price” in their review. And also said “Just sold my 970 reference card for fear of the price drop after the 10 series come”.


Product Identifiers

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

Panasonic TX-42AS650 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-42AS650 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.

Other TVs to Consider

£140 Cheaper
Excellent brand
Full HD
Does not have a built-in camera
User reviews are excellent
Good product quality
Good high def TV
£9 More Expensive
Low running costs
Philips has good reviews for its TVs
Full HD
£110 More Expensive
Low running costs
Panasonic has good reviews for its TVs
£60 More Expensive
Good user reviews
Good sound quality
Reasonably priced
£26 More Expensive
Two industry awards
£209 More Expensive
Feedback