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Panasonic TX-55AS740
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Panasonic TX55AS740B

55" Flat Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
Brilliant Images with Versatile Networking Functions A multi-feature model with brilliant picture quality, high-speed response, and versatile functions - Energy Efficiency Class A++ More
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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

Has a Built-In Camera

The TX-55AS740 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-55AS740 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-55AS740.

There are a number of alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider including the Philips 55PFS6609[plb_2197356_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think the KDL-55W807[pl_1543809_price], or the KDL-55W815[pl_2297084_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The TX-55AS740 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,200 hertz, the Panasonic TX-55AS740 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-55AS740. The motion interpolation frequencys of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the TX-55AS740 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the TX-55AS740 is more than most large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Panasonic TV. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR and MPO are also supported by this TV.

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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 large TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

supports eight video formats supporteds

The TX-55AS740 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this age and spec. This Panasonic television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-55AS740. The video formats supporteds "FLV", "M4V", "MKV", "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.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The TX-55AS740 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-55AS740. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The TX-55AS740 does not support smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago which support smart TV.

There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV which you might also want to look at including the Philips 55PFS6609[plb_2197356_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-55AS740 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-55AS740 also do not feature OLED technology.

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High Running Costs

This Panasonic TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, however based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the TX-55AS740 is £409, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 321 televisions of this type and age.

Quite High Power Consumption (average)

The power consumption (average)s of televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-55AS740 range from 52W to 170W. The Panasonic TX-55AS740 has one of the higher power consumption (average)s (106 Watts) amongst large TVs of this age.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The TX-55AS740 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (147 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-55AS740. Large TVs that were released more than two years ago have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-55AS740

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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

This television was released over two years ago.

Average Depth

At 53 millimeters, the TX-55AS740 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-55AS740.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker depth then you might also want to consider the Philips 55PFS6409[plb_2220122_price] (54mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
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
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
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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
Game Mode
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
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 Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £407.01
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £408.23
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Energy Rating
2.0T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
52
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 52 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55as740, 55AS740B, tx55as740, tx55as740b, tx55as740e, TX-55AS740E, panasonic tx55as740, panasonic tx55as740e, panasonic tx55as740b, panasonictv tx55as740
Barcodes 05025232772230, 05025232772643

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