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Panasonic TX-55AS640
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Panasonic TX55AS640B

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55" Active Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
A+
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com who said that this television was good.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Television expert review website homecinemachoice.com scored this TV 90%. The expert review sites think this large TV is one of the very best TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Good Picture Quality

One Panasonic TX-55AS640 owner thought it had good picture quality. One Panasonic TX-55AS640 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com said “Near perfect colours” in their review.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic TX-55AS640 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to handle. Two years ago Homecinemachoice.com said in their review of the Panasonic TX-55AS640 “Great contrast, integrated Freetime, good motion handling”.

Nice Design

One Panasonic TX-55AS640 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a good design. Homecinemachoice.com gave this TV a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Attractive design”.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TX-55AS640 owner who bought the product wrote that it was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Good 2D picture quality” and rated the product 5 stars.

Robust

One Panasonic TX-55AS640 reviewer who bought the Panasonic TX-55AS640 reckoned that it was well made.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-55AS640 had good features. Homecinemachoice.com said “Solid Smart TV features”.

Good Sound Quality

One person thought it had good sound quality.

Reasonably Priced

One Panasonic TX-55AS640 reviewer who bought the Panasonic TX-55AS640 mentioned that it was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com said two years ago “Great price” .

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Panasonic TX-55AS640 reviewer thought the product had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic TX-55AS640 two years ago “Not as cheap as the Samsung, some crosstalk with 3D, average audio” and scored it 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Television Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic TVs and also specifically for Panasonic large TVs and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-55AS640, the Panasonic TX-55AS640 supports smart TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available including the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also support smart TV including the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-55AS640 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years also have a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi including the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price].

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,200 hertz, the TX-55AS640 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. Large TVs that were released more than two years ago have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-55AS640 is more than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this TV. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR and MPO are also supported by this television.

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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 TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic TX-55AS640 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic television.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the TX-55AS640, the TX-55AS640 does not have a built-in camera.

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Running Costs Are High

Whilst this large TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the TX-55AS640 will cost £218 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Only Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the TX-55AS640 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this TV. The video formats supporteds AVCHD, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, VOB and WMV are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a similar type and age to the TX-55AS640 do not feature OLED technology. The TX-55AS640 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Number of Tuners

Most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two number of tunerss, including the Panasonic TX-55AS640 which has one number of tuners.

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Only Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Panasonic TX-55AS640 is a three HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-55AS640 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-55AS640

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions 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 Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the TX-55AS640.

Average Depth

At 63 millimeters, the TX-55AS640 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the TX-55AS640.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price] (18mm).

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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

homecinemachoice.com Best Buy

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 £216.32
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £217.54
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Energy Rating
1.1T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
28
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 28 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic tx55as640, panasonic tx55as640b
Barcodes 05025232772834

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