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Panasonic TX-42AS500B 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Built-In Wi-Fi and Freeview (New for 2014)

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AS500-Series
42-inch
  • 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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Important Information

Energy efficiency class
A+

On-mode power consumption
47 Watts

Energy 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

Product details

Style Name: AS500-Series | Size Name: 42-inch
  • Product Dimensions: 96.3 x 6.9 x 56.6 cm ; 9 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 14 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: TX-42AS500B
  • ASIN: B00IOQ5X4U
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Feb 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Style Name: AS500-Series | Size Name: 42-inch

Product Description

Outstanding image quality
TX-42AS500

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.

Easy operation

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
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
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.

Additional connectivity
Additional connectivity

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
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.

Energy efficient
Energy efficient

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
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.

Box Contains

Remote Control
Remote Batteries
Pedestal Stand
Mains Lead
Operating Instructions

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By PB on 12 Sep 2014
Style Name: A400-SeriesSize Name: 50-inch Verified Purchase
This is a great tv and I'm really pleased with it. I looked around quite a lot before buying it and have previously bought Sony. I thought about spending more, or buying a smaller Sony for the same price. The picture quality and sound are good. I am using Sky so I decided I didn't need to buy a Smart tv. My DVD has Smart features, so didn't need to buy these options again. I was slightly worried that the tv would be too big for the room but overall the set doesn't look that much bigger than my old 32" Sony Bravia that has a large plastic fascia. It has a fantastically larger screen and an elegant stand. It doesn't look too imposing in a regular size room.

I had to re-program my Sky remote to get all the features (volume control) to work, which took 5 seconds. See: http://help.sky.com/articles/program-your-sky-remote-to-control-your-tv. (Code 1664 worked straight away).
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Alexander on 19 Aug 2014
Style Name: A400-SeriesSize Name: 42-inch Verified Purchase
If you don't need a smart TV then this is well worth considering. Excellent picture, nice thin bezel, easy to set up, sound isn't the best but not too bad. I didn't buy it for the sound anyway as it's hooked up to a dedicated surround sound system. For my viewing I used the factory dynamic setting and toned it down slightly in the settings, this gives a great picture well suitable for TV, films and games. For this price you can't go wrong, very pleased I went for this model.
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By SAP VINE VOICE on 17 July 2014
Style Name: AS500-SeriesSize Name: 50-inch Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Yes, this is a 4.5-star television. I have some criticisms.

Obvious good points are HUGE screen, FULL 1080p HD (where available), Freeview, Internet/Web connection and impressive sound. I don't know how such a thin telly can produce such a good sound. (But then again I know nothing about electronics, so this ignorance is not unexpected.)

It is relatively easy to assemble - I mean to fix the stand to the TV and to connect all the cables. But it was a two-man job, really. The buttons actually on the TV are tiny and quite hidden away on the back at the right side as Panasonic probably thinks (a) everyone uses the remote now and (b) that people will only ever turn the product on once and then leave the set on stand-by for the rest of its life. I'm not sure what the power consumption is on stand-by but I know and am pleased that LED sets are much cheaper to run. On Amazon's page it says the set's "energy efficiency class" is A+, which I'm guessing is the MOST efficient category currently available. Switched on power consumption is only 63 watts! That's like one incandescent (old) light bulb - amazing!

I like the thin frame/bezel. The remote is good as all the buttons are quite large and are marked well.

The remote has many buttons. All the usual things that older sets had, but it has, in addition, FOUR main buttons: Apps, Home, Guide and, in the centre, OK/Select. The Home Screen, accessed by pressing Home button on remote, is the centre of the TV's 'smartness'. Here you can access apps (and add more) - like YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, etc. - and you can manage any photos or media you have uploaded. You can also use a search box if you're ever stuck of have a query, and you can re-play tutorials.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Daniel Balkwill on 6 Sep 2014
Style Name: A400-SeriesSize Name: 50-inch
Some 'techie' sites on Google...the ones that look into the depths of the blacks and the noise of the picture etc......would have you believe that this was probably not the best value TV on the market. And perhaps at the 2014 release price of £629 there would have been a fair few other TV's to compare it with. However I have just bought mine for less than £401 including delivery and I consider that to be a bargain for a Panasonic 50" LED/LCD TV. There are a few 50" TV's that are cheaper but with names like Digihome - Cello - Bush and Alba it is a bit of a lottery. The built in Freeview HD picture is stunning and considering the wafer thin chassis the sound is far better than expected. There are only two HDMI inputs but one has ARC so you can feed any audio back through whatever surround sound speaker system you have. I bought a £5.00 HDMI splitter from eBay and ran my DVD/Surround Sound system through HDMI 2 with the splitter connected to HDMI 1 running a Freesat box plus a NOW TV box and a Smart TV box all with the choice of TV sound or surround sound. There is also a SCART socket..I use mine to run audio from the TV channels to surround sound... and there are a set of RCA inputs and an Optical Toslink input/output if you have a sound bar system. It looks fantastic as the picture goes all the way up to the 10 mm rim and size wise it is only a fraction larger than my 42LG7000 that it has replaced. If you are looking for a 50" LCD/LED TV I don't think you will be disappointed.
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153 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 15 May 2014
Style Name: A400-SeriesSize Name: 50-inch Verified Purchase
Well it looks like I'm the first person to review this TV so I'll keep it short and sweet.

Good points:

The picture. Out the box it's amazing for a computer game, but for more realistic colours and softer viewing I just needed to adjust the TV settings to something a little less garish and bright. This isn't a fault, it's set to what most people like these days at switch on. It's got a better picture than my previous viera TV and cost half the price! Sound is OK for a slim TV with some tone adjustments. I didn't need a smart TV as I just use my TV as a monitor, I don't even use the TV's tuner. Most people these days use roku, sky, humax etc so having a multitude of internet added apps just seems a waste as I never used them on the previous TV. Despite tech specs this TV does have an ethernet connection although I have no idea what it's for.

Bad points:

Only 2 HDMI inputs. A bit stingy to say the least but it's enough for my set top box and ps3.

TV gets 5 stars and I'm far from disappointed. Excellent if you don't need all the bangs and whistles (that you'll never use)
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