Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Built-In Wi-Fi and Freeview (New for 2014) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (discontinued by manufacturer) [Energy Class A+]
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- Panasonic TX-42AS500B Smart Full HD Slim LED with Narrow Bezel - This is a slim and stylish TV with a very narrow frame around the screen that will look great in many different rooms and homes. As well as being slimline, LED TVs produce bright, eye-catching pictures and use less energy than traditional LCD or Plasma TVs.
- Smart TV Apps - Simply connect the TV to your existing Wi-Fi to access a world of online entertainment, Includes popular apps such as BBC iPlayer, You Tube, Netflix, BBC Sport, Facebook, Twitter, Eurosport, and a web browser for full internet access.
- 100hz Back-Light Blinking switches the backlight off between frames to hide the lag whilst the TV panel responds
- Freeview HD provides an extensive range of subscription free, digital TV and radio channels in full high definition
- Display Mirroring - When you link your device to the TV using this feature the TV becomes a large screen, mirroring exactly what is on your phone or tablet. View photos, play games, use apps - in fact, use your phone as normal, except with a giant screen!
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On-mode power consumption
65 Kilowatts per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.
Visible screen diagonal
42" / 106 cm
With a minimalist pedestal stand and slim narrow bezel, Panasonic AS500 Series LED TVs combine the latest in connected TV technology with a super slim design certain to enhance any room interior. For superior high definition image quality, 100Hz BLB (Back Light Blinking) picture technology ensures sports and action movies look crisp, while a Content Optimizer makes the most of every connected source, from YouTube to set top boxes. Never owned a Smart TV before? Don’t worry. A built-in Wireless LAN makes it easier than ever to connect this TV to the Internet. For the ultimate in viewing personalisation, Panasonic’s unique My Home Screen customisable launch menu provides quick and easy access to your favourite apps, games and streaming Internet TV and Catch-up services. You can even share video memos between the TV and compatible smartphones and mobile devices.
Outstanding image quality
Panasonic AS500 Series TVs deliver high contrast high definition images with vibrant colour and outstanding contrast, courtesy of an advanced V-Real Smart Pro image engine. Detail is high and gradations are rich and smooth, for colourful naturalistic pictures. A wide viewing angle, at 176 degrees, ensures you’ll enjoy a great picture regardless of your seating angle to the screen. The 39-, 42- and 50-inch AS500 screens are Full 1080p resolution. The 24- and 32-inch models are 720p HD Ready.
Installation and TV tuning is quick and simple, with easy to understand on-screen prompts. Follow these and you’ll be up and watching in no time at all. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it a breeze to connect your TV to the Internet and home network.
Superior audio performance
For clear, involving sound, AS500 Series TVs feature 2 X 10W audio amplification and V-Audio processing, which offers an advanced surround effect and superb directionality. Where ever you sit, you’re certain to hear superior sound.
My Home Screen
With Panasonic’s my Home Screen you can personalise your viewing in a way that’s never been possible before. Choose from preset my Home Screens each offering themed content and apps, or create your own my Home Screen based around your favourite content - this could include BBC iPlayer, Netflix or any number of the many other services available from the VIERA Connect portal. Up to seven home members can have their very own my Home Screen.
Panasonic AS500 Series LED TVs have an optical digital audio output, which can be used with compatible audio systems, and have SCART and component video inputs for connecting other video components. If you have music, video or JPEG files you want to enjoy there’s a USB media reader too, compatible with all popular file formats.
Wide choice of Internet apps
With Panasonic Internet apps you can use your AS500 to browse the Internet, make Skype calls and stream catch-up TV and on-demand services.
Panasonic AS500 TVs used the latest high efficiency LED panels and are A+ Energy Efficient rated. Power consumption has been cut by approx. 30% compared to 2013 models. An Eco Navigation mode allows you to adjust a variety of energy saving functions, including automatic picture brightness adjustment and Auto Standby, with a single operation.
Swipe & Share
Panasonic AS500 Series screens can be conveniently controlled from a smartphone or tablet device, using the Panasonic Remote app (available for iOS and Android). This app mirrors the functionality of the TV’s main remote control, allowing you to navigate menus without interrupting the viewing of other family members. And by using Swipe & Share DLNA technology, you can move content to/from your mobile device to the AS500 with a simple gesture – it’s a great way to share photos and video.
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Top Customer Reviews
Checked one of those tech forum websites and it's common, the part of the circuit board which goven's the speakers over heats....It's only done it once.....but that was the only time I had the TV on that long.
I tried the blu-ray player in order to eliminate there being interference from the digital arial. ....but was the same if not a lot worse.
Had a Panasonic plasma before and never had a problem once....I think that these new TV sets although being a lot more slimline and lighter..are just not quite made the same.
Hope this problem does not happen to you
..but if you do buy one....and I have a one off dodgy tv set....and it happens to yours....you know buy reading this review that you are not on your own when you walk into a TV repair shop and they look at you with their confused blank faces..as if you have just asked for the weather forecast on Mars!
Sound is fine, much better that a similar toshiba variant (which becomes very muffled) and basically better than anticipated. I guess with the optical output it could be put through the stereo system).
Picture is great, again far better that the toshiba variant that will not produce natural colours.
Remote is excellent, nice and simple. Clean and easy swap from inputs and you-tube is great.
Connections at rear are great (note I don't use games, only thing I need to connect is the freeview dish/decoder as our tv signell dissapears with any bad weather)
Setup (initial) was excellent. Surprisingly simple and straight forward.
Wire-free connection was automatic and simple (remember to have your password to hand).
Not tried to connect the computer, but I don't see any reason to at the moment as it would only be to watch youtube stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wouldn't recommend. They decide which apps you can add and you cant get Amazon prime and are forced to go with Netflix. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Soozw
On initial inspection when I received this item, I returned it unopened to Amazon. I am unable to comment on the quality of the product.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was initially very happy with this TV but when the volume was loud the sound did distort. After just under a year the TV disconnected itself from the internet and we could not... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sarah McGarry
Good display. four stars for average sound quality and badly designed remote control (buttons are too close to each other)Published 7 months ago by M. Harbe