Panasonic Viera TX-42AS520B TV reviews and prices: 42" HD TV LED screen

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This TV is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 100 reviews.
Panasonic Viera TX-42AS520B with 42" HD TV LED screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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Sylvia, MK Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up. Quick to turn on.
Bad points:
Would prefer better sound.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2015

Stephen, Epsom Film and documentary lover

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Very hard to navigate web pages. Unable to add new apps, you only get the ones that come programmed by Panasonic eg Netflix and BBC iplayer
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2015

Susan, Penzance Multi-purpose viewer

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Its a modern flat screen tv.
Bad points:
It doesn't easily get catch up tv of any sort, especially through good wifi to itv player etc. The picture has a huge black line at the top and bottom and variably a large white mark too. Its just not very user friendly. I certainly wouldn't buy again. Next time I'd go for a Samsung not Panasonic. My other Samsung set is brilliant.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 2.0
Image quality 2.0
Sound quality 2.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2015

David, hassocks Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Sataff in the showroom were very helpful.
Bad points:
I would certainly NOT recommend your delivery and installation service !
Anything that could go wrong with it DID !
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Mar 2015

Paolo, Bristol Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great all round TV
Bad points:
None so far
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Apr 2015

jackie, Nantwich Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very slim and great quality for the money
Bad points:
Where the scart lead is put it it sticks out and pushes the screen out when wall mounted so had to get a new wall bracket
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2015

John, dawlish, devon Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Looks good, works good.
Bad points:
Had a little trouble with setting up initially, no proper set up booklet provided. Had to ring panasonic for help.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Apr 2015

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LED
3D No
Built-in disc player No
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Composite
Connections HDMI
Connections Component
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections USB
Connections Scart
Smart TV Yes
Type of LED screen edgelit
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Energy efficiency A*
Weight (kg) 10.5

Also known as: Panasonic TX-42AS520

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Manufacturer's Description

Use the large screen Panasonic VIERA TX-42AS520B 42” LED TV to enjoy all your favourite shows and online content. The TX-42AS520B also boasts Freetime, an exciting feature that allows you to watch programmes from the previous seven days and shows what’s coming up in the next seven days.

Smart TV
From BBC iPlayer to Netflix and over a hundred other apps, Smart TV gives you access to digital media directly on your TV.

Simply connect to the web via Ethernet or the built-in WiFi adapter to explore catch-up, apps, on-demand films and more.

Mobile media
Panasonic’s VieraRemote App allows you to control your TV from a smartphone or tablet. You can also stream videos and send photos wirelessly to the big screen.

Perfect for relaxing on the sofa or sharing media with friends, it’s free to download and is available on both Android and iOS.

Freeview HD and freetime
The 42AS520 also features Freeview HD with Freetime – perfect for making the most of the TV’s impressive lifelike 1080p image capabilities. Freeview HD allows you to receive around 50 digital channels, up to 10 of which are transmitted in incredibly detailed high definition, for an impeccable viewing experience straight out of the box.

Missed your favourite show? With Freetime built into the TV, you’ll get all the advantages of rollback TV for the past 7 days, so you’ll never miss the programmes you love. It provides you with access to all of the major catch up TV services, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4OD. You’ll also receive TV recommendations, straight to your TV daily, so there’ll always be something to watch.

It uses your internet connection to provide you with access to catch up TV services on demand, so the programmes you want to watch are ready when you are. Access over 200 channels, including sports, music and entertainment, and lets you plan ahead so you’ll never miss the best shows. Your recommendations can be found at the touch of a button, and it also includes a search function to make it easy to find shows.

LED technology
Along with offering bright, high-contrast pictures, LED TVs are often slimmer that other TV types. The Panasonic 42AS520 is no exception and features a discrete frame that not only looks great but reduces the overall size of the TV.

An A+ power rating means it won’t cost a fortune to run either, making for impressive yet efficient entertainment.

Perfect for sport and film
Whether you’re gathering round to watch sports with friends, watching the latest Blu-ray blockbuster with a loved one or simply relaxing with the soaps, you can expect smooth, fluid pictures courtesy of 100 Hz Black-Light-Blinking technology.

Designed to reduce motion-blur during high-speed and intense scenes, you can enjoy the immersion of HD TV without distraction.

Convenient connectivity
Connecting your Blu-ray player, DVD player, games console and anything else you have is simple with HDMI, SCART, component and composite connectivity.

Plus, a USB port lets enjoy video, music and photos from memory sticks and external hard drives in Full HD.

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