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Panasonic TX-58AX802

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Panasonic TX-58AX802

Originally reviewed by John Archer 09 October 2014

Key features:

  • 58-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting
  • Native 4K resolution
  • Excellent upscaling of HD content
Back when it would have set you back almost twice the money, we still recommended the Panasonic TX-58AX802. Now it costs almost a grand less, it’s approaching ‘must-buy’ territory. It’s a 58-inch 4K LCD TV with edge LED lighting. Build-wise, it’s solid and heavy, sitting on a full-width open rectangular bottom edge and chunky stand.

While it’s a little fiddly to set up, picture quality is excellent, both in 2D and 3D. Images are incredibly detailed, with even HD and SD content upscaling nicely. Black levels aren’t perfect, but the local dimming and retention of shadow details ensure dark scenes still look great. Colours are accurate too, though poor viewing angles take a little away from the viewing experience. A low input lag measurement means you can use it for gaming, and you’ll also be able to play Netflix’s 4K content.

The speakers deliver clear voices and are capable of hitting startlingly deep bass levels. However, they don’t project sound with as much aggression as those of some rival TVs, and things start to sound noticeably constrained and distorted when you push the volume.

Price: £1,399

Our Score

9/10
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