Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B TV reviews and prices: 42" HD TV LED screen

13 customer reviews

This TV is a good all rounder.

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9.4 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
Panasonic Viera TX-42AS740B with 42" HD TV LED screen, 3 HDMI ports and FreeSat HD. See full product description

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Wilma, Tranent Sports and games fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Sharp picture
Easy set up
Bad points:
Sound not too great
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: 27 Feb 2015

Confirmed purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The picture quality is great, far better than the samsung I have, if a little vivid for my personal taste. The remote works automatically with my very old Panasonic DVD player.
Bad points:
The Smart control is not as easy to use as the samsung, the guide doesn't suit me as well. But perfectly functional.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Dec 2014

Matthew, Bridgwater Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality. Nice to have free sat included. Freetime catchup a great feature. Speedy operation
Bad points:
A little expensive compared to competition. TV guide sometimes a little slow to load.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2014

joanne, leeds Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Clear and bright picture. The depth of colour on games and 3d is quite impressive as this is not a 4k screen. Set up is fairly easy and very quick to go from the box to fully working.
Bad points:
The tv is very good except fir two things. The first is the 3d. Unless you look straight at the TV you get a halo effect on the screen which can make viewing difficult. The other is the home screen that opens everytime you turn on the tv telling me apps are available and the black bar to the top of the screen. They go after a minuite but are a little inoying.
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2015

John, Livingston Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
brilliant picture ,easy to use ,freetime great but no itv player yet
Bad points:
more apps from Panasonic especially now tv would be good
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jul 2014

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LED
3D Yes
Built-in disc player No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat HD
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 1
Connections SDXC
Connections HDMI
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections Component
Connections Composite
Connections USB 2.0
Connections USB 3.0
Connections Scart
Smart TV Yes
Type of LED screen Directlit
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Energy efficiency A**
Weight (kg) 10.5

Also known as: Panasonic TX-42AS740B

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Manufacturer's Description

The Panasonic VIERA TX-42AS740B Smart 3D 42" LED TV brings large-screen viewing to your home, packed with exciting features and apps for unbeatable entertainment. It comes complete with freetime technology that makes it easier than ever to find your favourite programmes, even if you’ve missed them or they haven’t been shown yet.

Internet on your TV
Thanks to its smart capabilities, the VIERA TX-42AS740B offers several ways for you to stay entertained. Built-in WiFi lets you connect to the internet so you can access favourite web pages on the big screen, and there’s the option to connect via Ethernet too.

Enjoy full catch up services via the new freetime programme guide including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5, which let you view the best of British programming from the previous seven days – and the next seven too. Direct catch up services can also be accessed via each broadcaster directly. Find those favourite shows you’ve missed easily.

The TV’s internet capabilities also let you connect with social media like Facebook and Twitter, so you’re always in the loop.

Keeping things fast
The Panasonic VIERA TX-42AS740B Smart 3D TV is fitted with a speedy dual-core processor that makes it so much smoother and slicker to use your apps, surf the web and access catch up TV.

Look for photos online, update Facebook and watch videos with ease as the processor maintains superb system stability. This dynamic processor also enables the My Stream and Voice Assistant features for more interactive TV than before.

Content just for you
The Panasonic VIERA TX-42AS740B Smart 42” TV features My Stream, a screen of content your TV recommends for you. The feature sees which TV shows and genres you watch to deliver recommendations of programmes you might enjoy.

My Stream also examines catch-up TV apps and even online sources to find more content that may interest you. Press the intelligent “My” button on the remote to refine the recommendations further – the button alerts My Stream that the content you’re watching is a particular favourite, so that it looks for something similar.

Custom TV setup
You need an organised space to access all this smart TV goodness. My Home Screen gives you a simple and customisable way to arrange your favourite apps, web pages and TV channels – so when you turn the VIERA AS740 on, you’re ready to watch.

Create up to eight Home Screens so that the whole family can enjoy their own set of favourite content.

Swipe and share
Use the Viera Remote App to control your VIERA TV using your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. It’s free to download and incorporates a touch pad and keyboard for smoother web browsing.

You’ll also be able to swipe photos and videos from your device straight to the TV screen for fantastic sharing. Now gatherings and entertainment evenings can be even more fun with just the flick of your finger.

High-definition visuals
A big screen TV wouldn’t be quite as impressive without great picture quality, and the 42” VIERA TX-42AS740B makes everything look seriously impressive in 1920 × 1080 Full HD quality. Both Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners are included to give you an incredible range of TV and radio programming to choose from, without your having to pay a subscription fee.

Enjoy 3D movies and broadcasts with the two included pairs of passive 3D glasses, giving your entertainment a whole new level of depth and excitement. The 42” LED screen is directly lit for superior contrast and definition, rendering everything with amazing levels of detail and colour for maximum satisfaction with every viewing.

There’s also an HD video camera built in that’s great for making Skype video calls over the internet from the comfort of your lounge. The camera pops up automatically and folds away by itself when you’re done chatting. Leave video messages for friends and family on the TV too.

TV wherever you are
Stream live TV from the TV tuner to a smartphone or tablet using Panasonic Cloud technology – even when you’re not at home.

Watch sports or other broadcasts on your phone when you’re on a business trip – you can even remotely view content from a USB device connected to your TV, perfect for when a family member wants to show you something.

Voice Assistant
Talk to your 42” VIERA TX-42AS740B TV with Voice Assistant which gives you the power to control it with the sound of your voice alone. There’s a microphone in the touch pad remote which is able to recognise an enhanced number of commands so that you can speak to the TV in a more natural, conversational way.

For instance, simply speak the name of the TV shows, websites or photos of your favourite celebrity and allow Voice Assistant to take care of things for you.

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