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Panasonic TX47AS740

47" 100Hz Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate 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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14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three Panasonic TX-47AS740 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Techradar wrote “3D works well”. Techradar also mentioned “Good 3D pictures”.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-47AS740 reviewer who bought it considered that it was easy to handle. Techradar wrote in October last year “Good motion handling” in their review and rated the product 4 stars. One customer wrote that the product had a good interface. Last year Techradar wrote “Some really useful smart interface innovations” in their review of the Panasonic TX-47AS740.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good looking. Techradar wrote in their review of this TV “It also has a stylish design, good passive 3D support”. One person said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-47AS740 was a good design. Techradar wrote “Nice design” and rated the Panasonic TX-47AS740 70 out of 100.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Panasonic is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

Has a Built-In Camera

The TX-47AS740 has a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-47AS740 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years do not support smart TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including the Philips 47HFL7009[plb_2376715_price], the Samsung HG46EC890[plb_3719666_price], or the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The TX-47AS740 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years which do not have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 47HFL7009[plb_2376715_price], the LG 47LY760[plb_2816590_price], or the Samsung HG46EC890[plb_3719666_price].

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Quite Low Power Consumption (off)

The average power consumption (off) of mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years is 0.26W, and the power consumption (off)s range from 0.01W to 0.5W. The TX-47AS740 has one of the lower power consumption (off)s (only 0.2 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the TX-47AS740 of 1,200 hertz is one of the fastest amongst TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-47AS740. The motion interpolation frequencys of TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 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 number of video formats supported by the TX-47AS740 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by TVs that were released more than two years ago. The video formats supporteds "AVI", "FLV", "M4V", "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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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-47AS740 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-47AS740. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Not Included Optical Disc Player Type

This TV has a Not included optical disc player type, which is the most commonly found optical disc player type on televisions of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

A few Panasonic TX-47AS740 owners who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good picture quality. Techradar said “Lack of shadow detail” in their review of this TV however despite that they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

A Bit Expensive

One Panasonic TX-47AS740 owner thought this TV was not cheap. Last year Techradar wrote “It feels a bit expensive” nonetheless they still scored the product 4 stars.

Poor High Def TV

One Panasonic TX-47AS740 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-47AS740 was not good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar wrote “Slightly soft HD pictures” in their review of the Panasonic TX-47AS740.

Poor Product Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality. Techradar mentioned “A bigger issue, however, is that the set's picture quality suffers from poor black levels” in their review of this TV.

Not Cheap

We think this TV looks expensive compared to other televisions of a similar type and age. We checked 102 televisions of a similar type and age and they range in price from £139 to £3,099.

High Running Costs

This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, however the TX-47AS740 has an average running cost of £191 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-47AS740, the TX-47AS740 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Number of Tuners

The Panasonic TX-47AS740 is a one number of tuners TV.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The TX-47AS740 has a better comb filter than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television has a 2D comb filter, whereas most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it have a 3D comb filter.

This TV's comb filter (2D) is actually the worst comb filter amongst all televisions of this age and spec.

The best comb filter across comparable types of TV is 3D.

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Only Has Two Sound Modess

The Panasonic TX-47AS740 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic television has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-47AS740. The sound modes "Standard" is also found on this television.

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Heavy

The lightest television that has been around for around the same time as the TX-47AS740 is 1.4kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg. With a weight of 13.5 kilograms, the Panasonic TX-47AS740 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-47AS740

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age. 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 TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average High Frequency Rate

The TX-47AS740 has a pretty typical high frequency rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 100Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the XELOS 32[pl_1809336_price], or the Art 32[pl_2089147_price] both from LOEWE or the Toshiba 47L7453[plb_2198510_price].

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Average Depth

At 53 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-47AS740 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
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
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
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+)
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
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A 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
Number of OSD Languages
Picture-and-Text
Performance
Optical Disc Player Type
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Ambient Light Sensor
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
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
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
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

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £189.08
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £190.30
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Energy Rating
0.94T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.94 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 47as740, 47AS740B, tx47as740, tx47as740e, tx47as740b, TX-47AS740E, panasonic tx47as740, panasonic tx47as740e, panasonic tx47as740b, panasonictv tx47as740
Barcodes 05025232772247, 05025232772667

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