Panasonic Viera TX-42AS600 LED HD 1080p Smart TV, 42", Freeview HD with freetime, Silver

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The Panasonic AS600 LED TV brings Full HD movies and HD programming to your living room. It’s Smart too and comes ready to connect to catch up TV, apps and games wirelessly. The dual core processor handles all of this with ease, giving you the power to switch between functions without lag.

Full HD quality
The edge-lit LED screen is large enough for the living room, yet slimline enough to tuck away in a bedroom or study. Dazzling 1080p Full HD makes all of your media shine, and with Freeview HD even your day-to-day TV watching will benefit from crystal clear image quality.

Freetime TV
With freetime you can take advantage of roll back TV for the past week, as well as enjoy access to a programme guide that displays catch up services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.

Smoother picture
A simulated 100Hz refresh rate makes sport, games, films and other fast moving action glide across the screen without judder. Everything else benefits too with more lifelike motion in everything you watch.

Wi-Fi & apps
Enjoy built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and lots of content through Panasonic's Viera Connect service. Even without a wireless router, the handy ethernet port means that getting online through a wired connection is quick and easy.

More control
Take full control over your media by turning your smartphone or tablet into a fully featured remote control.

Made to connect
Spend less time juggling connections and more time enjoying your favourite media. three HDMI sockets, two USB ports and a SCART interface make this TV a true media hub so you can hook up Blu-ray players, satellite receivers and games consoles with ease.

Sound Bars

With TVs getting slimmer and built-in speakers getting smaller - choosing the right sound system is more important than ever. Sound bars add that extra audio punch to all your movies, games and TV programmes. More affordable and easier to set up than a full size speaker system, they don’t compromise on quality either.

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3D Ready
Accessories Included
Remote control, manual
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
V-Audio Surround Sound
Digital tuner Information Built-in digital tuners let you receive channels through an aerial with Freeview or through a satellite dish with freesat
Freeview HD
H55.2 x W94.7 x D5.3cm
DLNA Information Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
Energy Rating
5 years
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
External USB playback
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Yes - Wi-Fi / Ethernet
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Number of tuners
1 (Freeview HD with <freetime>)
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
3x HDMI, 2x USB, 1x SCART
Power Consumption - Annual
71 kWh/year
Power Consumption - On Mode Information The average daily power consumption based on EU measures. Rated power consumption based on maximum continuous use may differ.
Power Consumption - Stand By
Recording Capacity (hours)
Refresh Rate Information The speed at which the screen is refreshed. Please note, manufacturers tend to use their own measurements for refresh rate, so these may not always be comparable.
100Hz (simulated)
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound!
Table Top Stand
Timer Facility
TV Screen Type Information LED: LED backlit LCD panel, OLED: self-lit LED panel, Plasma: self-lit gas plasma panel, LCD: CCFL backlit LCD panel.
Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical) Information Higher figure will ensure more people seated around the display will be able to view it clearly
178 degree
Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally)
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available


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Large Screen TV Wall Mount Installation

Please note that you'll need to purchase wall brackets from John Lewis separately; we can only fit using brackets bought from us. This service includes:

  • A pre-visit phone call to check that your wall and location are suitable for wall mounting
  • Unpacking and fitting your wall bracket and removal of packaging
  • Connecting your TV to the aerial and tuning in to all available channels
  • Connection of existing devices to your TV, such as a satellite box, freesat or DVD player
  • Connecting a smart hub TV to the internet and giving a brief demonstration of how to access the key apps
  • Running all cables neatly along your wall inside trunking
  • A test demonstration to show that picture and sound are working fully

Standard Large Screen TV Installation

This service includes:

  • Unpacking your television and removal of packaging
  • Assembling the stand (if purchased)
  • Connecting your TV to the aerial and tuning in to all available channels
  • Connecting a smart hub TV to the internet and giving a brief demonstration of how to access the key apps
  • Connection of existing devices to your TV, such as a satellite box, freesat or DVD player
  • A test demonstration to show that picture and sound are working fully on all connected devices

Q & As

Panasonic Viera TX-42AS600 LED HD 1080p Smart TV, 42&quot;, Freeview HD with freetime, Silver 4.7 5 7 7
Typical Panasonic quality product Assembly and set up was easy. Best TV we have ever owned. 03 September 2014
Fantastic! Good value Tv with generally all you need. The picture quality is fantastic and sound not too bad, but would benefit with the addition of a sound bar, but this is possibly the case with most Tv's now days. I would defiantly recommend this Panasonic model. 02 September 2014
Very good service- good TV The TV was supposed to arrive in the morning but when the van arrived at 9 am the tv was not on the van. The delivery man was most apologetic - the tv arrived in the afternoon around 2.30 from Liverpool - that is what you call good service. The Tv is lovely and was easy to instal. The only fault being the stand does not move to different angles. 23 July 2014
PANASONIC AND JOHN LEWIS, GREAT PARTNERSHIP I am delighted with my purchase. The features on it are better than I expected, it's a joy to watch. The staff that delivered my tv was so courteous and very patient with me when showing me some of the features, they answered all my questions. One of them gave me very good advice and I quote "JUST HAVE FUN AND NOT BE AFRAID OF THE TECHNOLOGY" and that's just what I did. I must say that I'm really enjoying my new tv and looks perfect for the space. THANK YOU 22 July 2014
Panasonic cracks it Fundamentally, this is a perfect example of how good TVs have become compared to even two years ago. You get a lot for your money. Good points: simple to use, top-notch screen quality (including when watching sports), and very good integrated Internet features for catch-up services such as iPlayer. Three HDMI ports and two USB ports. Also liked the thin grey bezel design which makes the set less of a lumpen object in a room. Despite the 42-inch screen size, It's not the eyesore older sets could be. Minor issues: - Internet TV function requires software initial update to work correctly. - Wi-Fi setup refused to talk to router until automated WPS enabled. First time ever for that. - Lack of documentation, even online. You'll need to spend time working out the features through the TV itself. - Claims it is eco-friendly on standby but measured power consumption was still 12-15 watts. Tried various settings to no avail. - Connecting Nintendo Wii will require a SCART to RGB adaptor. Other consoles are fine. In fairness, it does have a physical power button on the side that allows you to turn it off completely. Overall I give it five stars - once set up it's by some distance the best TV set I've ever owned. 24 June 2014
Great all-round TV I initially chose a Samsung Smart TV but was disappointed with so many aspects of it that I had to return it. I then bought this Panasonic TV and have been really pleased with my purchase. It was so easy to get going and set up the TV. Everything just worked without too much hassle. The picture and sound quality are both good. You especially appreciate the picture quality when you watch one of the Freeview HD channels. The TV looks really stylish and has a nice design / finish. The stand feels sturdy too. I've taken off one star for a couple of minor issues. Firstly, it took me some time to get the Freetime function working. It's not set up to work by default. You have to go to Menu > Setup > Display Settings > Banner and TV Guide Selection, and then change it from 'Panasonic' to 'Freetime'. Also, Freetime doesn't include every programme from the last seven days, only certain channels and programmes are included. Secondly, there is a limited selection of Apps. It's really good to have BBC i-player and Youtube but ITV Player and 4OD are missing. However, you can access these two apps via Freetime so it's not been a major issue for me. I would definitely recommend this TV despite these minor issues. 03 June 2014
Panasonic stunner Although our old Panasonic LED TV was only 3 years old,we couldn't believe how much better the HD picture quality is on this set.Easy to set up, including the internet access, and instinctive to use.Only negative for us was the stand,which we were unable to use with our soundbar,as the soundbar would have covered the bottom inch or more of the screen - we had to buy a new pedestal to replace the one with the set. 05 May 2014
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