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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) (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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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

  • Product Dimensions: 96.3 x 6.9 x 56.6 cm ; 9 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 12 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,521 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Product Description

Smooth Motion with Backlight Blinking
Smooth Reproduction of Fast Motion
Fine ON/OFF control of the backlight results in images that are free from afterimages and flicker.

High Contrast
risp, Clear Images and Smooth Gradation
A high contrast and rich gradation produce vibrantly colorful and crisp images.

V-Audio
Sounds Are Reproduced With Lifelike Ambience
Advanced surround effect technology produces hi-fi sound. The speaker unit has superb directional characteristics, so everyone in the room gets great sound.

- Personalized TV experience with "my Home Screen".
- Internet Apps.
- Easy contents sharing with Swipe & Share.
Otras características:
3D compatibility: No
AC input frequency: 50/60 Hz
AC input voltage: 220 - 240 V
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Annual energy consumption: 65 kWh
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Audio decoders: Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies: Dolby Digital Plus
Audio system: DTS 2.0
Batteries included: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Child lock: Yes
Colour of product: Black
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in: 1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC): VIERA Link
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI port: No
Depth: 6.9 cm
Desktop stand: Yes
Digital audio optical out: 1
Digital signal format system: DVB-T, DVB-T2
Display diagonal: 106.7 cm (42")
Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Energy efficiency class: A+
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports: 1
HD type: Full HD
HDMI ports quantity: 2
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headphone outputs: 1
Height: 56.6 cm
Hotel mode: Yes
Image formats supported: JPG
LED indicators: Yes
Manual: Yes
Motion interpolation frequency: 100 Hz
Motion interpolation technology: BLB (Back Light Blinking)
Number of OSD languages: 25
Number of loudspeakers: 2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/off switch: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): No
Package depth: 14.2 cm
Package height: 68.8 cm
Package weight: 14 kg
Package width: 127.3 cm
Picture-and-Text: Yes
Power consumption (off): 0.2 W
Power consumption (standby): 0.2 W
Power consumption (typical): 92 W
Quick installation guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
RF ports quantity: 1
RMS rated power: 20 W
SCART ports quantity: 1
Screen shape: Flat
Smart modes: Cinema, Dynamic, Personal, Standard
Sound modes: Custom, Music, Standard
Supported graphics resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Teletext function: Yes
Tuner type: Analog & Digital
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 1
VESA mounting: Yes
Video formats supported: 3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, VOB, WMV
Viewing angle, horizontal: 176°
Viewing angle, vertical: 176°
Weight: 9 kg
Weight with stand: 10.5 kg
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width: 96.3 cm
Width (with stand): 96.3 cm

Box Contains

Remote Control
Remote Batteries
Pedestal Stand
Mains Lead
Operating Instructions


From the Manufacturer

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.



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Early days, but:
Very pleased.
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.
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Smashing looking tv and Apps....only problem I've noticed is that if the TV is on for to long time e.g 8-10 hours or more..the speakers start to crackle..its ok if you turn over...but it starts to do it again any time after 6-10 minutes...
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!
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This is a brilliant tv and as a 'smart tv' I can use the iPad as the remote control for inputting information to register and navigate the system . I am finding out more and more about the tv - the picture is excellent as is th sound quality.
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It's a modern TV but it's so basic and behind the times it's laughable.

The ports for USB and HDMI are located on the back rather than the side so if you've mounted the TV to the wall the ports are very difficult to get to. Further, your cables will be forced into the wall depending on the space between the TV and the wall.

The TV is EXTREMELY picky about which files it chooses to play from the USB, and it only recognises last generation 2.0 USB rather than modern-day 3.0 What a joke.

The remote has been set out by a 2 year old. You go to click up arrow and instead click Menu. You go to click right arrow and instead click Guide etc.

Panasonic have no agreement to have the apps of 4OD, 5 demand, or ITV on demand for your home screen. Such a basic opportunity missed out.

Overall, it's crap.

My parents have bought this and I feel bad for them because they've chosen wrong. My Samsung UE32F4510 32-inch Widescreen I bought last year is much better even though it's older.
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Love this tv ,all the catch up tv i need including 7 day catch up on all itv ,bbci ,4 and 5 channels, picture when selecting custom and a little tweaking is awesome ,very little motion blur, streaming even with only 3-5 mb download speed and picture is superb , sound quality not bad at all with a bit of tweaking , but like most people soundbars are used so hey buy and enjoy your purchase, ps all the family can share there pics videos etc with mirroring feature ,loving my panasonic
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The TV is great,good picture and easy to install. It takes up less room than our other 40in slimline tv. We've had it about a month now and we're very please with it. I would give it five stars but it doesn't get all the apps,eg,ITV player.
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Long story but I have one of these from elsewhere but I had looked at the reviews on here first. Since then the price has gone down on amazon - that's a bargain on here now.

Yes, it doesn't come loaded with UK apps but once you are on Wi Fi the updates start and they are there two minutes later. The smart functions were a bit slow but we had an old router and, as it happens, had to change that anyway and since getting a better router the smart functions are much improved.

The picture seems good to me, especially on HD channels. Really pleased with it so far.
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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 use any of its internet features which we had bought it for. We were unable to reconnect it and decided to return it which we did.
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