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Panasonic TX-42AS650
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Panasonic TX42AS650B

£470.99
£429.99 £41.00 cheaper than 16 days ago
hdtvtest.co.uk Qualified Recommendation
42" 1,200Hz Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
A step-up model featuring superb picture quality with a HEXA-Processing Engine and wide-ranging functions. - Energy Efficiency Class A+ More
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7 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV received a "Qualified Recommendation" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk.

Good Brand

Mid-size TVs built by Panasonic have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

Very Fast High Frequency Rate

The average high frequency rate of TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-42AS650 is 180Hz. The TX-42AS650 has one of the fastest high frequency rates (1,200 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

Other 1,200Hz refresh rate televisions currently available that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age do not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 40PFS5709[plb_2219975_price], the LG 32LB650[plb_2229286_price], and the Samsung UE48H6500[plb_2238175_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Nine Video Formats Supporteds

supports nine video formats supporteds

The TX-42AS650 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this age and type. This TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the TX-42AS650. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "AVCHD", "AVI", "FLV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Eight Audio Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-42AS650. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "AAC", "FLAC", "MP4", "WAV", "WMA" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Not Included Optical Disc Player Type

This television has a Not included optical disc player type, which is the most frequently found optical disc player type on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Most televisions of a comparable type and age to the TX-42AS650 do not have a wi-Fi. The Panasonic TX-42AS650 is no exception to this as it too does not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this television and we think the Philips 40PFS5709[plb_2219975_price], the Samsung UE48H6500[plb_2238175_price], or the LG 32LB650[plb_2229286_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-42AS650 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-42AS650 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic TX-42AS650 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of this age and type. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years, the TX-42AS650 does not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42AS650

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec TVs that are a similar 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
2D-3D Converter
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Optical Disc Player Type
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included

1 Award

hdtvtest.co.uk Qualified Recommendation

Expert Reviews

17 October 2014

We've not been able to fully recommend any of this year's IPS-based LED televisions, and unfortunately the Panasonic TX-42AS650B suffers the same fate. Although the TV could be calibrated to...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 42as650, panasonic 42as650e, panasonic tx42as650, panasonic f3y021bf2, panasonic tx42as650e, panasonic tx42as650b, panasonic f3y021bf2m, panasonictv tx42as650
Barcodes 05025232772308, 05025232772797, 05052184558308, 05054230902073

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