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Panasonic TX-50AS500

50" 100Hz Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Panasonic TV received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from whathifi.com.

Nice Design

One person reckoned that it was a good design. Whathifi.com wrote “Really cute design” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased this TV thought it had good features. Whathifi.com mentioned two years ago “Good smart features”.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-50AS500 reviewer said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-50AS500 had a good experience.

Good Smart TV Features

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had great smart functions.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Large TVs manufactured by Panasonic have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago, the TX-50AS500 supports smart TV.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], and the LG 55LB700[plb_2356061_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Nine Video Formats Supporteds

supports nine video formats supporteds

The TX-50AS500 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by TVs of this spec and age. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "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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Light

With a weight of only 15 kilograms, the TX-50AS500 is quite light compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec. The average weight of large TVs that were released more than two years ago is 20kg.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-50AS500 range from 60kWh to 320kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 87 kilowatt hours, the TX-50AS500 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

Several Panasonic TX-50AS500 reviewers thought it did not have clouding visible in the picture. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-50AS500 “Fairly low risk of clouding”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Risque de clouding contenu”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good contrast ratio. Two years ago Whathifi.com wrote “Poor contrast ratio”.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the TX-50AS500 have a wi-Fi, however the TX-50AS500 does not have a wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The TX-50AS500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price], or the UE55F8000[pl_1274638_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-50AS500 is more than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by televisions that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The TX-50AS500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the Samsung KE55S9[plb_2047037_price], or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencys of televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-50AS500 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the TX-50AS500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-50AS500.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-50AS500 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the TX-50AS500 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Panasonic TX-50AS500 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-50AS500

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency rating of this Panasonic TV is A+, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-50AS500 is £103, which is typical compared to the other 320 large TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television was released over three years ago.

Average High Frequency Rate

At 100 hertz, the TX-50AS500 has a pretty typical high frequency rate compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 100Hz refresh rate televisions currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price].

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Average Depth

At 53 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-50AS500 has a pretty typical depth compared to most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-50AS500.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Philips 55PFS6609[plb_2197356_price] (54mm), or the Panasonic TX-55AS740[plb_2232469_price] (53mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
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Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio
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 (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Picture-and-Text
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
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Annual Energy Consumption
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AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Weight
Package Weight
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Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

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20 October 2014

The Panasonic does a lot ? and does it well. It may not produce the most subtle or natural picture on the market but, for a price that doesn't cost the earth, it's certainly worth a punt...

Crisp picture brimming with detail
Punchy, vibrant palette
Userfriendly interface
Good smart features
Good colour fidelity
Rivals produce more subtlety
Dark shades of colour often overdone
Poor contrast ratio
Narrow viewing angles
Disappointing responsiveness

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Electricity cost when switched on £100.95
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £102.78
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0.51T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pana 100, tx50as500, pana 100h, pana 100hz, tx50as500e, pana tx50as500, pana tx50as500e, panasonic p221877, panasonic p221877p, panasonic tx50as500, panasonic tx50as500b
Barcodes 05025232772421, 05025232772933

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