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Panasonic TX42AS740B

£849.99
42" Full HD 1,200Hz Apr 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £182.29 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Good 3D picture quality
Easy to use
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Panasonic TV received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from Techradar.

Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 428 owner and expert reviews (including 20 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its TVs. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other manufacturers.


Design

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”.

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” .


Price

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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.

Not Cheap

The price range of TVs of this spec and age is from £209 to £1,499. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of this spec and age.


Display

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”.

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.

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.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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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Very Fast High Frequency Rate

At 1,200 hertz, the Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a very fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV. Across all the televisions of this age and type the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 220Hz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The TX-42AS740 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz, the Panasonic TX-42AS740's motion interpolation frequency is one of the fastest amongst TVs of this spec and age.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 42" televisions currently available including the LG 42LA690 which has better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60E which is cheaper.

If you want a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung HG46EC890 (46" and higher rated), the LG 47LY760 (47" and higher rated), or the Sony FWL-48W705 (48" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when this Panasonic TV was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony FWL-48W705, the Samsung UE46F6800, or the LG 42LY960 which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Bluetooth

The TX-42AS740 supports Bluetooth, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV which do not support Bluetooth.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The TX-42AS740 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+, however the TX-42AS740 has an average 5 year running cost of £183 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 8% of all 661 TVs of this age and type.


Performance

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The TX-42AS740 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Features Voice Control

The TX-42AS740 features voice control. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV also feature voice control.

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Has a Child Lock

The TX-42AS740 has a child lock, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a game mode, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The TX-42AS740 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The TX-42AS740 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-42AS740 supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-42AS740 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Audio

Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Panasonic TX-42AS740 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 53 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-42AS740 has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this television.

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Product Identifiers

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

Panasonic TX-42AS740 Review Sources

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