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VIERA TX50AS500B

PANASONIC
VIERA TX50AS500B
50 inch LED Smart TV 1080p HD Freeview HD

  • A Smart TV is the ultimate entertainment for this connected age. They can play videos from the Internet, including BBC iPlayer, or show off content from your smartphone or tablet on the big screen.
  • Enjoy subscription-free High Definition broadcasts with Freeview HD and make the most of the quality your television can offer.
  • If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a
  • DLNA is a system that lets devices that store media - such as laptops, smartphones and tablets - beam videos, music or photos to devices that can play it, like your Blu-ray player, AV receiver or TV.
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  • This unit has 2 HDMI inputs. This is the most common way to connect your devices, so make sure you'll have enough sockets to plug in everything you'll need.
A Smart TV is the ultimate entertainment for this connected age. They can play videos from the Internet, including BBC iPlayer, or show off content from your smartphone or tablet on the big screen.
Enjoy subscription-free High Definition broadcasts with Freeview HD and make the most of the quality your television can offer.
If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a "dongle" or other accessory.
DLNA is a system that lets devices that store media - such as laptops, smartphones and tablets - beam videos, music or photos to devices that can play it, like your Blu-ray player, AV receiver or TV.
This unit has 2 HDMI inputs. This is the most common way to connect your devices, so make sure you'll have enough sockets to plug in everything you'll need.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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With the emphasis on offering great value for money, the Panasonic TX50AS500B also delivers in terms of picture quality and smart functionality.

LED panel with 100Hz BLB

Whatever you watch, it's hard not to be impressed by the quality of the Panasonic TX50AS500B's screen. Its high quality LED backlighting gives a superb contrast ratio, making blacks appear deeper and whites shine brightly. Also standard is 100Hz BLB (Back Light Blinking), for speed and clarity without motion blur b perfect for sport and action.

Freeview HD tuner
When it comes to connecting up, the TX50AS500B has got everything you'd expect from a modern smart TV. With a Freeview HD tuner, the TX-50AS500B is ideal for making the most of High Definition TV, while VIERA Connect brings together a host of features that make this much more than 'just' a TV.

Comprehensive networking with built-in Wi-Fi
Stream video, photos and music from your PC via DLNA or use the Application-based browser to view shopping based functions, social media Apps and catch-up TV channels. There's a web browser, letting you surf the web via Ethernet or the built-in Wi-Fi and a USB interface gives access to many different file types via a dedicated media player.

Swipe and Share, plus My Home Screen
The TX50AS500B comes with Swipe and Share, which via the Panasonic VIERA 2 app on your smartphone enables you to stream pictures, videos and music to the TV, wirelessly. My Home Screen allows different users to personalise the home screen, while Remote Sharing enables a smartphone to send video memos or text messages to the TV's my Home Screen.

Spacious sound
For a slim TV, the Panasonic TX50AS500B has good sound quality. The built-in 20W amplifier gives full-bodied sound, while V-Audio produces a more spacious, surround sound effect. There's an optical digital audio output allowing easy connection to a soundbar/base for much improved sound.

Offering the perfect balance of features, quality and value, the Panasonic TX50AS500B is a great all-rounder.

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Picture
Picture Features
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Screen Size
Measured diagonally in inches
50
Is it ready to receive High Definition signals?
Yes
Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals?
Yes
Pixel Resolution
Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio
Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information
NA
Brightness
Brightness of screen (cd/m squared with Plasma and LCD, ANSI for projectors)
NA
Response Time
Time taken for screen to respond in milliseconds.
NA
Motion Processing
Manufacturers now use their own measurements so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - BLS (Back Light Scanning). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures. No abbreviation indicates traditional measurement. Plasmas generally use a 600Hz sub-field refresh rate.
100Hz BLB
LED Backlight
Does the TV have LED backlighting and what type is used? Full Array LED is generally agreed to be the highest spec and offers very even lighting and slim depth. Edge LED keeps a slim depth but relies on more processing for even lighting. Direct LED is the most basic and has the deepest depth. A simple 'Y' means the LED type is unspecified at present.
Y
3D TV
Does it offer 3D viewing? Remember that glasses are not always included.
No
2D/3D Conversion
Does it feature 2D to 3D upconversion? This lets you watch 2D material in 3D.
No
Number of 3D Glasses Included
The number of 3D glasses included with the sale of this unit. The glasses may be in the box, via separate redemption or offered at point of sale.
NA
Analogue Tuner
Does it receive conventional, analogue TV stations?
Yes
Freeview
Does it receive Freeview TV stations?
Yes
Freeview HD
Does it receive Freeview HD TV stations?
Yes
Freesat HD
Does it receive Freesat HD TV stations?
No
Active/Passive Glasses 3DTV
Does the 3D TV use active or passive technology glasses? Active provides a superior resolution but passive glasses are cheaper and lighter.
NA
Local Dimming
Local Dimming is available on higher spec LED screens and improves contrast by being able to dim sections or 'zones' of the screen, individually. Also known as Micro Dimming.
No
4K, also known as Ultra HD, is currently the highest resolution available from a TV sold in the UK and gives stunning realism.
No
Twin Tuners
Does the TV come with twin tuners? Twin tuners allows you to record one channel whilst watching another.
No
OLED
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) TV offers perhaps the most advanced picture quality. Unlike more basic LED screens, OLED doesn't require backlighting. This helps the screens be thinner, lighter or even curved. They are also more consistent in the colour they produce, with higher contrast levels, too.
No
Curved Screen
By using a curved screen the viewing experience is more natural and everyone in the room gets to see the benefits of a superior viewing angle.
No
Sound
Sound Features
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Analogue Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated analogue audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to a hi-fi system.
No
Digital Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated digital audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to an AV or digital hi-fi system.
Yes - Optical
Speakers
Are stereo speakers standard?
Yes
Connections
Connection Features
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HDMI
Number of HDMI sockets.
2
USB
Number of USB sockets
1
USB Video Playback
Does it have USB video playback? As standard, USB sockets accept photo and music files. Enhanced spec sockets also accept video files.
Yes
USB Recording
Does it have USB recording? As standard, USB sockets playback files. Some will also record, for example, TV programs from a TV to hard drive.
No
Scart Sockets
Number of Scart sockets included
1
Component
Is a component input fitted? Highest quality analogue input which can facilitate Progressive Scan where fitted. Input can be by 3 x RCA, PC-input or special adaptor.
Yes
PC Input
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
No
DVI
Does it have a DVI input? Digital interface that carries picture only
No
Headphone Socket
Does it have a headphone socket? This allows you to connect headphones for private listening.
Yes
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Audio return channel feeds the sound back from a TV to an AV receiver, allowing the use of a single HDMI cable to connect TV and receiver/amp.
Yes
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.0 is an enhanced version of HDMI using the same connections but offering many technical advantages. These include the ability to handle 50/60 frames per second from 4K signals, 18-bit colour, 32 channel surround sound, full 21:9 aspect support plus much more.
No
Networking
Networking Features
+
DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music, photos or video from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Yes
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Yes
Web Applications
Access to web applications/apps?
Yes
BBC iPlayer
Whether or not the unit has access to one of the most popular web apps - BBC iPlayer.
Yes
Full Web Browser
Whether or not the unit gives the option of a full web browser. Note that in some instances not all web content can be shown - such as Flash.
Yes
Dual Core Processor
Just as with a PC, Dual Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
No
Quad Core Processor
Just as with a PC, Quad Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
No
Skype
Is Skype communication available? This might be provided as standard if the TV comes with a built-in camera or optional when used with a separately available camera.
Yes - With optional camera
NFC
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
No
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
+
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
No
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
NA
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
NA
Energy Efficiency Rating
This EU Energy Label lets you compare energy efficiency between products. A+ the best, most efficient rating with G being the most power hungry and least efficient
A+
General
General Features
+
Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Yes
Stand
Is a desktop stand standard?
Yes - Fixed
Wall Mount Required
Type of wall bracket required (if compatible). VESA fittings are the industry standard and measured in mm. Typically, fittings range from 75 x 75 to 600 x 400.
VESA - 400 x 200
Dimensions excluding stand
Dimensions of set excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm
1126 x 652 x 53
Dimensions including stand
Dimensions of set including stand (W x H x D) in mm
1126 x 697 x 260
Weight
Approx weight without/with stand in KG.
15/16
Integrated DVD Player
Does this TV have an integrated DVD Player?
No
Touch Screen
Does the TV feature a touch screen for stylus or finger tip?
No
Voice Activated TV
Can the TV be activated by voice?
No
Model Number of 3D glasses supplied/required
The model number(s) of either the supplied glasses and/or suitable optional glasses.
NA
Camera
Does the TV feature an onboard or optional camera? This is mounted at the front of the TV, usually at the top, and is ideal for Skype calls on the big screen. Can also be used in conjunction with gesture control.
Optional
Gesture Control
Can the TV be activated by gestures? This requires a special remote or camera.
No
Smartphone Remote
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Yes
Outer Box Dimensions
Size of the TV's box in mm
NA
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Very happy with product perfect customer service I experience in Sheffield and Leeds brunches 17 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Plasma screen needed replacing I bought my first large screen monitor, a 42" panasonic plasma from Richer Sounds in Watford. Must be about 20 years ago. Never had any problems with it, but knowing they're not very energy efficient, I thought it was about time for an up-date. Brilliant! Truly 'plug-n-play'. (If you've never had a monitor, you won't appreciate my last comment) Thanks again Richer Sounds (Exeter this time). 13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fab tv for the money We purchased this Panasonic to replace our old Panasonic Plasma which was 7 years old. We couldn't get over how light the new tv was and how thin it was. The initial setup was very easy indeed and once placed on the unit the picture looked great. My only gripe is that in our lounge we get quite a lot of sun through the windows and even with the curtains pulled, one of us does struggle to see the picture. This must just be the thin screen. Someone said they need calibrating but I couldn't find anywhere to carry this out. Would buy another one tomorrow.... 12 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice-looking TV, good value for the money. The TV is really nice-looking and the picture quality is amazing. It's good value for money with the smart features, bluetooth etc. Highly recommended. And fantastic customer service from Richer Sounds too. 09 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Totally recommend this TV This would be about the fourth TV I've bought from Richer sound, either for myself or relatives. This time for Parents, Aged 82 And 80, Whilst the price was superb value, I had reservations about if they could actually operate a smart TV . I need'nt have worried , They had it sussed after a bit of instruction. Also the clear on screen instructions help greatly, Would definately recommend this TV, Along with the Usual superb service from Richer sounds staff and With a 5 year guarantee, you couldnt ask for more 09 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simple, clear, straightforward Easiest TV to set up I've yet had - talks to you as well as on screen prompts. Using it for computer and web use, so not set up the TV side, but stunningly good for this. 07 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product Great service and excellent TV. New set well received by the Members of the Club. 07 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plasma replacement Good advice from the Chester shop staff. Cannot fault the TV. 50" more or less takes up the same room as the preceding 42" plasma because of the much thinner bezel. 03 May 2015
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