Had this barely a week and i’ve already developed something of a love/hate relationship with it. This wasn’t helped when the first one arrived with a crack in the screen. I note a few others have had the same problem. The damage wasn’t obvious on first inspection – it looked like an inconsistency in the plastic protective film. It was only after assembling the stand and putting everything into place that i realised there was no protective filmi went online to arrange the return, only to find (again like others) that i would have to bear the cost of return myself – although amazon would ‘kindly’ donate £3. I obtained a couple of quotes for this – ranging between £40 and £50. I was not a happy boy – i’d received a damaged item and was expected to stump up a significant extra cost for the privilegemy other half calmly suggested contacting amazon directly – the number for anyone else who needs to do the same is 0800 496 1081. I phoned them – the lady was very apologetic and said that of course they would arrange (and pay for) the return – she booked the collection there and then for a few days later, and sent an email confirming this.
Excellent tv and huge value for money. Having just seen the price go back up after i purchased i’m even happier. Just do the software update to ensure its fully up to date with latest apps. Only negative as others wrote, only 2 hdmi ports, but usual scart, composite, usb etc. Remote app to share pictures & video is really impressive and lots of fun. I paid £549 and have got an £800 value tv. Note amazon describes it as led, the box says lcd.
Obvious good points are huge screen, full 1080p hd (where available), freeview, internet/web connection and impressive sound. I don’t know how such a thin telly can produce such a good sound. (but then again i know nothing about electronics, so this ignorance is not unexpected. )it is relatively easy to assemble – i mean to fix the stand to the tv and to connect all the cables. But it was a two-man job, really. The buttons actually on the tv are tiny and quite hidden away on the back at the right side as panasonic probably thinks (a) everyone uses the remote now and (b) that people will only ever turn the product on once and then leave the set on stand-by for the rest of its life.
Some great features including slide share from mobile devices. Still learning about the tv, mostly from the net, no real deep user manual with tv. Some great features including slide share from mobile devices, love that part. Browser is a bit cumbersome but ok for the occasional surf, stick with computer if you really want to be quick.
- Smarter than I expected!
- A dazzling ocean of sensory stimuli [though setup is tricky – Tips ‘N Tricks below]
- Excellent TV and huge value for money
- I’m very-very satisfied. It exceeds what one could expect for such
- wish I had spent more
- Some great features including slide share from mobile devices
Panasonic TX-50AS500B 50-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Built-In Wi-Fi and Freeview (New for 2014) (discontinued by manufacturer)
- Panasonic TX-50AS500B Smart Full HD Slim LED with Narrow Bezel – This is a slim and stylish TV with a very narrow frame around the screen that will look great in many different rooms and homes. As well as being slimline, LED TVs produce bright, eye-catching pictures and use less energy than traditional LCD or Plasma TVs.
- Smart TV Apps – Simply connect the TV to your existing Wi-Fi to access a world of online entertainment, Includes popular apps such as BBC iPlayer, You Tube, Netflix, BBC Sport, Facebook, Twitter, Eurosport, and a web browser for full internet access.
- 100hz Back-Light Blinking switches the backlight off between frames to hide the lag whilst the TV panel responds
- Freeview HD provides an extensive range of subscription free, digital TV & radio channels in full high definition
- Display Mirroring – When you link your device to the TV using this feature the TV becomes a large screen, mirroring exactly what is on your phone or tablet. View photos, play games, use apps – in fact, use your phone as normal, except with a giant screen!
Easy to set up and an excellent picture.
Buying another for my kitchen.
A dazzling ocean of sensory stimuli [though setup is tricky – tips ‘n tricks below]. ? unboxing● turned it on, went to apps. Things seem to be missing and i somehow got stuck in a menu, with a really irritating “voice guide”. ? [it was as grating as the “unexpected item in bagging area” you hear at the self-checkouts]● thankfully, a software update over the internet fixed this annoying fault [i selected my wifi network and entered my password. ] [there is an ethernet port on the back, in case you’re wondering, but the wireless worked flawlessly for me. ]➥ you have to wait while it downloads (takes about 5 mins). Then it turns restarts whilst the led flashes (takes about a minute). [ see video – approx 8 seconds in]➥ i then turned it on, pressed ‘apps’ and was greeted by a wall of familiar logos, including iplayer and youtube. Youtube, netflix run smoothly. You can watch “tv” with no aerial or satellite connection. ● the iplayer app is solid and certainly a better experience than on my laptop.