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Panasonic TX-42AS740
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Panasonic TX42AS740B

42" Flat Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
A multi-feature model with brilliant picture quality, high-speed response, and versatile functions. - Energy Efficiency Class A++ More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

TV expert review site Techradar scored this Panasonic television 70%.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Techradar wrote “3D works well”. Techradar also wrote “Good 3D pictures”.

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that the product was easy to handle. Techradar said last year “Good motion handling” in their review and gave the Panasonic TX-42AS740 a score of 70 out of 100. One Panasonic TX-42AS740 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good interface. Techradar wrote in their Panasonic TX-42AS740 review in October last year “Some really useful smart interface innovations” .

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Techradar mentioned in their review of this TV “It also has a stylish design, good passive 3D support”. One Panasonic TX-42AS740 owner who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Techradar mentioned last year “Nice design”.

Good Brand

Panasonic is one of the better rated TV brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The TX-42AS740 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years do not have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung HG46EC890[plb_3719666_price], the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the LG 47LY760[plb_2816590_price].

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,200 hertz, the TX-42AS740 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-42AS740. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-42AS740 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

supports eight video formats supporteds

The TX-42AS740 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-42AS740. The video formats supporteds "AVI", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" 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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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The TX-42AS740 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions that were released more than two years ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-42AS740. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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13 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

Some Panasonic TX-42AS740 owners who bought it wrote that it did not have good picture quality. Techradar mentioned “Lack of shadow detail” in their Panasonic TX-42AS740 review.

A Bit Expensive

One person who bought the Panasonic TX-42AS740 reckoned that it was not cheap. Techradar mentioned “It feels a bit expensive” although they still gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Poor High Def TV

One Panasonic TX-42AS740 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar wrote in October last year “Slightly soft HD pictures” but even so they still rated this TV 4 stars.

Poor Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality. Techradar wrote in October last year “A bigger issue, however, is that the set's picture quality suffers from poor black levels” .

Does Not Support Smart TV

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not support smart TV. The Panasonic TX-42AS740 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.

Alternative televisions which also support smart TV that you might want to look at include the Samsung HG46EC890[plb_3719666_price], the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Toshiba 47L7453[plb_2198510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions of this age and type, the Panasonic TX-42AS740 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Panasonic TX-47AS740[plb_2232470_price].

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Expensive

Televisions of a comparable age and spec range in price from £139 to £3,099. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other televisions of a comparable age and spec.

High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, the TX-42AS740 has an average 5 year running cost of £183 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 6% of all 670 TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-42AS740 do not feature OLED technology. The Panasonic TX-42AS740 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Number of Tuners

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 is a one number of tuners television. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-42AS740 have between one and seven number of tunerss.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The TX-42AS740 has a 2D comb filter which is better than most televisions of this spec and age. Most televisions that were released more than two years ago have a 3D comb filter.

This TV's comb filter (2D) is actually the worst comb filter across all televisions of a comparable type and age to the TX-42AS740.

A 3D comb filter is the best comb filter amongst similar types of TV.

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Only Has Two Sound Modess

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of this type and age. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on TVs of a similar type and age to the TX-42AS740. The sound modes "Standard" is also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-42AS740

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 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 mid-size TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average Depth

At 53 millimeters, the TX-42AS740 has a pretty typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-42AS740.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-47AS740[plb_2232470_price] (53mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
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+)
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
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Picture-and-Text
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption (average)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
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
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 February 2015

If you're looking for a TV to scratch your smart TV itch, the Panasonic 47AS740 could be the set for you thanks to its inclusion of the Freetime catch-up platform and uniquely customisable...

Freetime catch, up System
3D works well
Clean motion reproduction
Customisable smart menus
Nice design
Numerous contrast flaws
It costs too much
Laggy gaming experience
Slightly soft HD pictures
Below par contrast

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Electricity cost when switched on £181.07
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £182.29
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Energy Rating
0.9T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tx42as740, tx42as740e, panasonic tx42as740, panasonic tx42as740e, panasonictv tx42as740
Barcodes 05025232772254, 05025232772681

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