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VIERA TX50AS500B

PANASONICVIERA 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 TX50-AS500B screen. This Panasonic uses a high quality LED screen to give the best possible results. Using an LED screen means that this TV isn't just slim, it also boasts a superb contrast ratio, making blacks appear deeper than ever and whites shine brightly. Also standard is 100Hz BLB (Back Light Blinking). This means that when watching action movies or sports programmes, the TX50AS500B has the speed and clarity to keep up with the action without motion blur.

SPACIOUS SOUND

In addition to offering a superb picture quality, the Panasonic TX50AS500B also offers good sound quality. The built-in 20 watt amplifier provides a full-bodied sound quality. V-Audio is also on hand to produce a more spacious, surround sound effect. There are also both analogue (via headphones) and optical digital audio outputs; allowing you to easily improve the sound quality via a home cinema system or soundbar/base.

COMPREHENSIVE NETWORKING WITH BUILT-IN WI-FI

When it comes to connecting up, the TX50AS500B has got everything you'd expect from a modern smart TV. Featuring a Freeview HD tuner, the TX-50AS500B is ideal for making the most of High Definition TV. VIERA Connect brings together a host of features that make this much more than 'just' a TV. Stream video, photos and music from another source, such as your PC, via DLNA. Alternatively, use the Application-based browser to view shopping based functions, social media Apps and catch-up TV channels. There is also a web browser, letting you surf the web on the big screen with ease. A USB interface lets you enjoy music from many different file types via the dedicated media player. With such a comprehensive networking ability, it's good to see that the TX50AS500B gives you the choice of connecting by either Ethernet or the built-in wi-fi.

SWIPE AND SHARE PLUS MY HOME SCREEN

As standard the TX50AS500B comes with Swipe and Share and My Home Screen functionality. Swipe and share lets you use the Panasonic VIERA 2 app for smartphone media sharing. By using the app on your smartphone or tablet you can easily stream pictures, videos and music straight to the TV - no cables required! My home screen allows different users to personalise the home screen as they choose, for a bespoke user experience. Another great new feature is Remote Sharing. This lets you use your Apple or Android smartphone to send video memos or text messages to the TV's my Home Screen, from outside home - perfect for keeping in touch!

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

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Picture
Picture Features
+
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
+
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
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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
Smart Phone Remote
Can you use a Smart Phone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Yes
Outer Box Dimensions
Size of the TV's box in mm
NA
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value, easy to use, fab picture Its really easy to set up, and it works. It has a great quality picture and looks fantastic on the wall. Not much more to add - its hefty investment for most, but if you are in the market, this is a great price for a 50inch telly. The guys in RS were great aswell. 06 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely television and the customer service was excellent Good picture quality and easy to set up excellent value for money 03 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by this a great tv. The Panasonic Viera is a smashing tv . The picture quality is superb as is also the sound quality. It is all screen with hardly any surround, it looks fantastic mounted up on our wall in the living room. We are extremely pleased with it. It was easy to set up too. 01 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great television.. surprisingly easy to use.. im not by any means a tech-geek or electronic wizard, FAR from it actually.. i bought this television and i am VERY pleased with my purchase. I spoke to Ryan at Richer Sounds on a few occasion prior to me purchasing, asking him many question of the pros & cons and he was extremely helpful with his comparisons and features which made it mych easier for me 'the tech-geek' to make a fully informed decision on a device which i have limited knowledge on. RE the TXAS500B is a very slick tv which always gives you an experience of focusing on the actual screen because of its very thin frame, its colours and sharpness are fantastic, esp on HD channels.. the interacrion between android devices is a walk in the park and really does make you enjoy the experience as it gives you much more than you bargain for. 02 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good budget 50" TV Bought this to replace a 2010 Samsung 40 LED. Initially I was very disappointed with the image quality. After a week of getting used to the increased size (and probably bedding in), after callibration I am now pleased with my purchase. It is an IPS panel so black levels and viewing angles are good. It's just a shame that Panasonic's Smart features are lacking compared to the other big 3. 20 July 2014
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