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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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RRP: £599.99
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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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Important Information

Energy efficiency class

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

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 14 Feb 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 469 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Size Name: 42-inch

Product Description

Outstanding image quality

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.

Product Description

The Panasonic TX42AS500 is a stylish, slimline LED Television with full HD 1080p capabilities, delivering stunning HD picture quality.

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H. Jones on 16 May 2014
Size Name: 32-inch
We have gone from an old cathode ray Sony massive beast of a Telly to this one. Quite a change indeed. First impressions are very good.

1. Setup, really easy, took all necessary software updates from the go, and put a few apps on. Plugged in the HDMI cable, ethernet lead, tv aerial, composite video (for the Wii) and all ready to go in minutes.

2. Picture - very impressed. I have held off on LED tvs as they seemed to be a bit shadowy and not as good as old fashioned tvs. not any more. the HD channels in particular, on freeview, and from my humax freesat box all look very good.

3. Sound - the TV sound itself is fine for us but not stellar, I was not expecting that to be brilliant. What is good though is being able to feed optical surround sound from the tv to the surround sound system we have, and because that is also Panasonic the volume syncs so you don't need to change remotes, nice! Movies over freeview through the surround sound kick a nice 5.1 surround sound out, maybe not as bassy as a DVD, and also the volume has to be really pushed up to be right, so remember to turn the volume down again before you switch to a DVD!

4. Apps - This was suprisingly good. We don't have superfast broadband and our previous attempts at iplayer on the humax or wii have been dire, and youtube on the laptop leaves a bit to be desired. On the Panasonic Youtube, iplayer, and now our netflix trial all work fine, no buffering. I guess the technology has moved on a bit and somehow these things stream better. HD videos of cycle stunt riders on youtube never looked so good! I do use eurosport player on the laptop from time to time, I get the crowd pass for some months of the year, May in particular for the Giro d'Italia cycle race.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By SAP VINE VOICE on 17 July 2014
Size 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By anthony herron on 4 Sep 2014
Size Name: 32-inch Verified Purchase
Early days but so far and we love this TV especially that we can watch Youtube as a family in the living room. However one fairly minor issue is with the TV speakers which at times, especially with deeper tones of bass, annoyingly vibrate and buzz. We did not though feel this problem severe enough for us to return the set as everthing else about it seems in excellent order! Instead after much research I puchased, again off Amazon, these USB powered speakers:
Krator 2.1 Multimedia Stereo Home Cinema Surround Sound Theatre System TV PC Speakers Subwoofer

PROBLEM that Panasonic do not make you aware of! I plugged in the speakers all seemed fine at first with very nice sound, BUT when I turned up the volume (headphone) via remote the volume died. The speakers had lost power, I then tested the USB port with a memory stick as I feared the USB was damaged, the memory stick was not detected. I unplugged the TV and powered on again, thankfully this time the USB was working again. I decided not to risk these speakers again in the TV in case it breaks something again.
I then contacted Panasonic, the lady informed me that under NO CiRCUMSTANCES should USB speakers be used with this TV, I should in fact only use optical or HDMI speakers. I queried why this was not made clear in the Panasonic information sources and she could only apoligise, I stressed that I would complain to Panasonic and post reviews on Amazon to warn unsuspecting customers that these speakers are unsuitable and may break their TV. Quite annoyed about the inconvenience we have been put through and almost felt that Panasonic were fobbing us off.
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