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Panasonic TX-48AS640
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Panasonic TX-48AS640

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48" Active Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Homecinemachoice.com decided that this TV was good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This TV received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from homecinemachoice.com. If all the TVs that have been around for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this television is in the top 9%.

Good Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-48AS640 had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Near perfect colours”. One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer mentioned that the Panasonic TX-48AS640 had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer who purchased it thought it was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling”.

Nice Design

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer considered that it was a good design. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-48AS640 “Attractive design” and scored this TV 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer who bought the Panasonic TX-48AS640 thought it was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com said last year “Good 2D picture quality” in their review of the Panasonic TX-48AS640.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that it was well made.

Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that the Panasonic TX-48AS640 had good features. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Solid Smart TV features”.

Good Sound Quality

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Reasonably Priced

One Panasonic TX-48AS640 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Great price” in their Panasonic TX-48AS640 review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio”.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

On average Panasonic mid-size TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs produced by Panasonic.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-48AS640 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the TX-48AS640 which do not support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support smart TV currently available including the Samsung UE48H5500[plb_2249057_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE48H6500[plb_2238175_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The TX-48AS640 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-48AS640 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 the Samsung UE48H5500[plb_2249057_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE48H6500[plb_2238175_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (off)

With a power consumption (off) of only 0.2 Watts, the Panasonic TX-48AS640 has a quite low power consumption (off) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the TX-48AS640. The lowest power consumption (off) of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-48AS640 is 0.01W, the highest is 0.5W, and the average power consumption (off) is 0.26W.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencys of TVs of this spec and age range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. When compared to other TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the motion interpolation frequency of, the Panasonic TX-48AS640's motion interpolation frequency of 1,200 hertz is one of the fastest.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

supports eight video formats supporteds

The Panasonic TX-48AS640 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago. The video formats supporteds "AVCHD", "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.

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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 comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-48AS640 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-48AS640 also do not have a built-in camera.

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High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this Panasonic TV is A+, the TX-48AS640 has an average 5 year running cost of £172 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the less economic to run televisions of a similar age and type.

Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-48AS640 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-48AS640 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Number of Tuners

The Panasonic TX-48AS640 is a one number of tuners TV.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 88 kilowatt hours, the TX-48AS640 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the TX-48AS640.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The TX-48AS640 has a 2D comb filter which is better than the 3D comb filter found on most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

This TV's comb filter (2D) is actually the worst comb filter amongst all televisions of a similar spec and age to the TX-48AS640.

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

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Only Has Two Sound Modess

The TX-48AS640 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on televisions that have been around for around the same time as the TX-48AS640. The sound modes "Standard" is also found on this Panasonic TV.

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Heavy

At 14 kilograms, the TX-48AS640 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-48AS640. The lightest television that was released more than two years ago is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast TVs that have been around for more than two years that we found costs £114 and the most expensive costs £3,099. We think that this Panasonic TV looks expensive for a TV of this type and age.

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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 TVs of a comparable spec and 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

Panasonic released the TX-48AS640 over two years ago.

Average Depth

At 57 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-48AS640 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
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
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
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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
Child Lock
Game Mode
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

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2015

Homecinemachoice.com

Panasonic's TX-48AS640 cuts a similar figure on your AV furniture to LG's 47LB730V , with a bezel that combines silver top and bottom edges with thin black sides to striking effect. Connectivity... Read more…

Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling
Great price
Good 2D picture quality
Attractive design
Great blacks
Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio
3D is terrible
Inconsistent lag may affect gaming slightly
Pictures aren't very bright
Judder issues with 50Hz content without IFC on

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £169.85
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £171.07
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic TX-48AS640uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.85T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 48as640, panasonic 48as640e, panasonic f3y021bf2, panasonic tx48as640, panasonic f3y021bf2m, panasonic tx48as640e
Barcodes 05025232772841, 05054531020391, 05054531172229

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