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Best TVs 2014: Best HD, 3D and 4K TVs

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Panasonic TX-42AS600

Originally reviewed by 01 September 2014

Best value 42-inch LCD TV

Key features:
  • Freetime catch-up platform
  • 42-inch Full HD IPS screen
  • Multimedia playback via USB and DLNA
Not everyone wants a gigantic TV. The Panasonic TX-42AS600 is a good choice if you don’t either. It’s a TV with a focus on value that satisfies on the picture quality front too. Contrast is much better than Panasonic’s older LCD models, giving you the image pop needed to bring movies to life. Motion isn’t perfect, with some loss of resolution, but crucially not the horrible-looking smearing you get with lesser LCD sets.

The real biggie for the Panasonic TX-42AS600, though, is that it offers Freetime, the catch-up service thats lets you search through the output of the major UK TV channels. A Freetime box alone costs £90, so it’s a big win for the TV. It really boosts Panasonic into the smart TV big leagues.

Price: £429

Our Score

8/10
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