Panasonic TX42AS740B
Panasonic TX-42AS740
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Panasonic TX42AS740B

A 3 year old 42" Full HD TV, good for playing games on
42" Full HD Yes No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Panasonic TX-42AS740 Review

With average reviews and mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic TX-42AS740 number 187 in 3D TVs and number 200 in 40 inch TVs.
1 Review
Average Features
3 Years Old
£183 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A+, however its running costs of £183 over 5 years are in the most expensive 20% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Panasonic TV 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 the TX-42AS740 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 347 in TVs for gaming. However mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 780 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 801 in TVs for films.
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Panasonic TX-42AS740 In-Depth Analysis


Average Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 70% from Techradar.

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Panasonic Has Very Good TV Reviews

Based on 1,054 user and expert reviews (including 544 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its TVs. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £789.99 it is more expensive than 62% of TVs.


Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic TX-42AS740's display diagonal of 42" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 38% 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

The TX-42AS740 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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The Panasonic TX-42AS740 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Panasonic TX-42AS740's thickness of 53mm is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 36% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The TX-42AS740 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D|2D/3D|2D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on TVs.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the TX-42AS740 of 1,200Hz is in the fastest 3% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the high frequency rates range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Has a Child Lock

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a child lock, unlike 90% of TVs which do not have a child lock.

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Features Voice Control

The TX-42AS740 features voice control, unlike 85% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The TX-42AS740 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of TVs which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The TX-42AS740's motion interpolation frequency of 1,200Hz is in the fastest 8% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a 2D-3D converter. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The TX-42AS740 has a card reader integrated, unlike 96% of TVs which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the TX-42AS740 in April 2014.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

This Panasonic TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, however the average running cost of the TX-42AS740 is £183 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx42as740b, panasonic tx42as740e
Barcodes 05025232772254, 05025232772681

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