Panasonic Viera TX-42AS650B LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 42", Freeview HD with freetime

Product information

The Panasonic AS650B transforms the way you watch TV with integrated , catch up TV, 3D and Smart apps. Control everything through the easy-to-use Home Screen, or just sit back and tell the TV what to do using the built-in Voice Assistant.

Smooth Full HD 3D
More than just Full HD, the Panasonic AS650B comes with 1200Hz backlight blinking that creates fuller, smoother motion. The 1080p panel is also tuned for dramatic contrast so every detail shines

Freetime TV
With 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.

Apps, games & sharing
Connect to friends on Facebook, share your thoughts on Twitter or just browse the internet from your armchair. This TV connects via Wi-Fi or Ethernet so you can enjoy more services in one place. With catch up TV, fitting the best programmes into your busy schedule is simple.

My Home Screen
The Home Screen is your personal gateway to everything this TV has to offer. Customise it with shortcuts to your favourite apps and content or send it messages from your smartphone when you’re out and about (ideal for staying in touch with the family).

Voice control
The Panasonic Voice Assistant helps you to find your content without fiddling with menus and folders. Voiceprint recognition will even log you straight into your account complete with your own home screen and custom settings.

Power saving
The eco-friendly screen is designed with power reduction in mind. As a result, the AS650B consumes less power than previous Panasonic models.

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
3D Technology Type
Accessories Included
Remote control, 2x 3D glasses
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
V-Audio Pro Surround
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
H56.2 x W96.2 x D5.4cm
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 will already be consumer by pre-installed data. A solid state drive has fewer moving parts so allows for a quicker start up as well as providing more security if your computer is dropped.
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, 1x SCART, 2x USB 2.0, SDXC, 3.5mm, optical
Power Consumption - Annual
67 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.
1200Hz BLS IFC
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!
2x 10W
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)


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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Television disposal

The charge for this service includes the removal and environmentally-responsible disposal of your old TV

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-42AS650B LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 42&quot;, Freeview HD with freetime 4.6 5 9 9
great TV The whole family are really pleased with this TV. it has an excellent picture and sound, and we are still finding out about all the smart aspects. the sound is so good that we won't be buying a sound bar to go with it. we have never been disappointed with Panasonic products, and this is the best yet for us. we have a reasonably sized lounge, and the 42 is a good size for it. 23 July 2014
Disappointing for sports With the World Cup coming up, I decided to trade up from our 7 year old Panasonic in the hope of escaping 'playstation pitch' syndrome which afflicted the old one. All reviews were good, and the deal seemed too good to miss. TV arrived and was set up, fully installed and operational within about 20 minutes. Initial impressions were very good ;sleek design, easy to operate, clear, sharp pictures. But then it all went wrong as soon as the first WC match came on. Not only did the pitches still resemble playstation rendering, but whenever the camera panned quickly to follow the action, subtle but noticeable gray 'splodges' would appear on screen as the viewing angle changed. I have since read that this is known as 'dirty screen effect', and it certainly affected my viewing pleasure. Watching athletics had similar results. My initial good impression of the set was therefore replaced by considerable disappointment. Fiddling with various options such as Dynamic mode had little or no effect. Rather than be saddled for the next few years I took advantage of JL's excellent refund/replace scheme and swapped it for a Sony Bravia. 09 July 2014
Best TV ever bought. We are not disappointed. It has a sleek, classy look. It was easy to set up. It has many options to set the picture and sound to your own preference. This is lacking on many modern TVs for some reason. The picture is very crisp and real. The sound is crystal clear and that is fantastic for me as I have hearing problems. We haven't used the "smart" part very much but that is just an extra bonus which I am sure we will get used to. I can totally recommend this TV to everyone. 08 July 2014
Panasonic has just about got it right. I've bought this TV and a Sony KDL-42W829 from John Lewis so this is a bit of a comparison as they are comparable sets. The Sony has better picture quality than the Panny but that's it's only victory. The Panasonic starts up very quickly with all functionality available within 2-3secs compared to upto 30secs for the Sony. I like the simple approach to design that Panasonic have. I believe that this will suit most buyers. The remote has all you need on it to control the basic operation of the set, allowing quick aspect ratio setting, access to setup menues etc. Freetime works well for replaying the past 7 days TV but I use the basic Panasonic guide for general use (better display & much quicker) only switching to the Freetime guide when I want to catchup. For me that works best. The media player functions work exceedingly well, playing every media format I've got - mainly MP4/MKV & AVI - failing only on Divx encoded AVI files. This is not uncommon in my experience. The live pause & record features work well, the only drawback being the need for a USB drive of atleast 160GB. The general Apps interface is quick simple ( a plus from my point of view) and configurable allowing me to move the apps I use to the head of the queue. Overall a very decent set that compares well with the competition. I'd have given it 5 stars if the picture quality matched the Sony. 03 July 2014
Samsung beater? Well, my second attempt at this review (the first never made it!) Maybe as well because I've had another week to tinker with all the toys on this cracking TV. The picture is superb on this. Crisp, vibrant and is really a step up from my Toshiba 40". I found the picture in "Normal" mode was best and gave truer colours. The "Dynamic" setting was just a bit too colourful and a little false. Sound is adequate and with a little tweaking on bass and treble can be made even better, although I use my Yamaha soundbar and sub-woofer most of the time. The "smart" aspect is excellent with Home Screens which can be tailored to each member of the family. Do yourself a favour though and buy a cheap wireless keyboard and utilise voice control. Use voice to search the net and the keyboard to populate forms i.e when purchasing. In summary a cracking piece of kit which surprised me how much TV's have improved over the last 3-4 years. Throw in JL's 5 year guarantee and the current £100 cashback promotion from Panasonic and it's a steal. 28 June 2014
Excellent This TV has excellent picture quality and looks stylish and discreet. It was purchased to replace a 7 year old Panasonic 37" Plasma TV and although 42" takes up less space. The sound quality of the built in speakers is quite adequate, for when not utilising a separate HiFi system. The design of the stand is such that the TV can be placed quite close to the wall, unlike some others which have stands that project out at the back quite a bit. 23 June 2014
Very pleased Very happy with my purchase. I compared lots of different makes/models but liked the features this one offered (especially freetime) Didn't need a soundbar as the sound is great with the built in speakers. Tried the 2D-3D facility, it's ok as a novelty, but doubt I will use it much. The 3D glasses are lightweight and comfortable..didn't give me a headache like the active ones do. Being passive 3D, you can use the cinema glasses too. Havn't got a 3d DVD player yet, so havn't tried out the full 3D properly. Overall, sound and picture quality is great. I had a little problem trying to set the internet wi fi up..once you enter your password, you need to press the back/return button. The delivery guys were very polite too and phoned me 20 mins ahead of arrival time. 21 June 2014
Excellent picture and easy set up The picture quality is crisp and bright, the built-in speakers are actually really impressive for such a thin and lightweight television and the sound quality it more than adequate for everyday TV (this was the thing I was worried about the most as you always hear how poor the sound is on these thin TV sets). The connection to the internet is very easy to set up. All in all really pleased with the purchase and look forward to playing around more with the huge array of features it has to offer. 19 June 2014
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