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Panasonic TX-42AS500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Panasonic TX-42AS500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic TX-42AS500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic TX-42AS500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Panasonic TX-42AS500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the durability. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Built-In Wi-Fi and Freeview (New for 2014)Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Built-In Wi-Fi and Freeview (New for 2014)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Panasonic TX-42AS500B review

 

This user-friendly TV with its rich, bright hues (and good value) is worth a viewing

Bright, detailed picture Punchy whites Good colour balance Customisable interface

Black levels need to be deeper Yellow tinge Limited connectivity

The lack of inky deep black levels may put some off, but this user-friendly TV with its bright hues is worth a look. We are particularly fond of the customisable interface. Rivals may offer a more natural colour balance, but this richly detailed and...

Aug, 2014

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Panasonic TX-42AS500 review

 

A great smart TV for a very reasonable price

My Home Screen ; Netflix & BBC iPlayer ; Digital file support ; Freeview HD

Motion blur ; Lacks ultimate sharpness ; Few catch-up TV apps ; Just two HDMI inputs

A good value way to get into the world of smart TV, the Panasonic TX-42AS500 boasts plenty of apps, a friendly user interface, Freeview HD, great viewing angles and wide digital file support. Two HDMI inputs and a touch of motion blur are the lows on...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS500B

 

Fast menu. Navigating from Live TV to Apps is very smooth. Media server works well. Easy to connect to home internet. Picture is great with 1080p and HD.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42 Inch Smart LED TV

 

Fast menu. Navigating from Live TV to Apps is very smooth ; Media server works well ; Easy to connect to home internet ; Picture is great with 1080p and HD

Reviewer left no comment

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS500B

 

Fast menu. Navigating from Live TV to Apps is very smooth ; Media server works well ; Easy to connect to home internet ; Picture is great with 1080p and HD

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42 Inch Smart LED TV

 
Jul, 2015

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42 Inch Smart LED TV

 
Jun, 2015

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42 Inch Smart LED TV

 

Easy to use

Could do with more than one scart socket

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS500B

 

Easy to use

Could do with more than one scart socket

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42 Inch Smart LED TV

 
Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital DTS,Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus,DTS 2.0
Audio system:DTS 2.0
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital, DTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Custom, Music, Standard / Music, Standard

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):41.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Motion interpolation technology:BLB (Back Light Blinking)
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:65
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (average):47
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):47 / 92

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Hotel mode:Y
Number of OSD languages:25
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Picture-and-Text: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Dynamic, Personal, Standard / Hotel

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: No
Batteries included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.59
Package height:26.3 / 27.1
Package weight:30.9
Package width:50.1

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: No
Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, VOB, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,TS,VOB,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):VIERA Link
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:65
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (average):47
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):47 / 92

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.72
Depth (with stand):9.72
Height:22.3
Height (with stand):24 / 9.72
Package depth:5.59
Package height:26.3 / 27.1
Package weight:30.9
Package width:50.1
Weight:19.8
Weight with stand:23.1
Width:37.9
Width (with stand):37.9