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Panasonic TX-42AS740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Panasonic TX-42AS740. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and glare. The remote control and design also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and price. Opinions are divided on the sound.

image quality, design, remote control, glare, color

usability, price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic TX-42AS740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B review

 

The Panasonic TX-AS740B has good image quality and great catch-up services, but it's not the best value

The noise reduction and MPEG remaster options had little effect. When we set both of them to their maximum setting, they did very little to improve the quality of standard definition TV channels, particularly when the camera was zoomed in up close on...

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

everything

none

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

Sharp picture ; Easy set up

Sound not too great

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

Apps for tv guide

No instruction booklet ; Trying to set up freesat is a pain particularly if you have not got a receiver dish to start with ; Should come with a wireless keyboard for internet

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

if you have a chance, buy 55" - lovely image and sound

there is not bad points

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

Clear and bright picture. The depth of colour on games and 3d is quite impressive as this is not a 4k screen. Set up is fairly easy and very quick to go from the box to fully working

The tv is very good except fir two things. The first is the 3d. Unless you look straight at the TV you get a halo effect on the screen which can make viewing difficult. The other is the home screen that opens everytime you turn on the tv telling me...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

Fantastic product

Very basic Manual ; Had to do a lot of searching on the internet to find out how to use all the advanced features

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

The picture quality is great, far better than the samsung I have, if a little vivid for my personal taste. The remote works automatically with my very old Panasonic DVD player

The Smart control is not as easy to use as the samsung, the guide doesn't suit me as well. But perfectly functional

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

Excellent picture quality. Nice to have free sat included. Freetime catchup a great feature. Speedy operation

A little expensive compared to competition. TV guide sometimes a little slow to load

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B

 

Good picture and stylish

Difficult to connect to wireless if you have a BT Home Hub - in the end I used ethernet

Jul, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus
Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus/ DTS 2.0 / DTS 2.0 + Digital Out
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Music, Standard

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:2D/3D
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Brilliant Contrast
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:1200
Motion interpolation frequency:1200
Motion interpolation technology:BLS (Back Light Scanning)
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:67
Energy efficiency compliance:A+ / A++
Power consumption (average):48
Power consumption (off):0.20
Power consumption (standby):0.20
Power consumption (typical):113

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:25
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SER, SLK, SWE, TUR / BUL, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, HUN, ITA, LAV, POL, POR, RUM, SWE, TUR
Picture-and-Text: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:4.88
Package height:25.7
Package weight:35.3
Package width:51.7

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, WMV / AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Card reader integrated: Yes
Child lock: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Digital Video Recorder (DVR): No
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, MPO / JPG
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Teletext:1500
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, TS, VOB, WMV / AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, VOB, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,TS,VOB,WMV / AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,TS,VOB,WMV
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:67
Energy efficiency class:A+ / A++
Power consumption (average):48
Power consumption (off):0.20
Power consumption (standby):0.20
Power consumption (typical):113

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Number of tuners:1
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.09
Depth (with stand):8.11
Height:22.1
Height (with stand):23.9
Package depth:4.88
Package height:25.7
Package weight:35.3
Package width:51.7
Weight:23.1
Weight with stand:26.5
Width:37.9
Width (with stand):37.9