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

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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 may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
External USB recording and 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


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Television disposal

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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-42AS650B LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 42&quot;, Freeview HD with freetime 4.5 5 25 25
Panasonic Viera TX-42AS650B TV Very pleased with this TV, we don't use the apps very much except for catch up TV. Haven't tried 3D videos yet, but it is an option. We returned a Samsung set because of really annoying lip sync problems, but the Panasonic is OK. I didn't like the ' freetime ' program guide graphics, but found you can switch to the Panasonic program guide, which is much clearer. The SD picture is noticeably poorer than the HD picture, but this is to be expected. Many thanks to John Lewis for excepting the Samsung return and providing a prompt, intelligent service! 19 December 2014
Excellent TV at an affordble price. The Panasonic Viera TX-42AS650B is a superb product; not only is the picture quality exceptional for the price, but also the set-up and operating the controls is simple and intuitive. A great package for a very good price. 17 December 2014
Shame about the reflections! This Smart TV has great features but the most important thing is seeing the television picture, unfortunately due to the glossy screen it reflects like a mirror. Ceiling lights and light from windows are clearly reflected which make it intolerable to watch. A matte screen or moth-eye screen would have reduced/stopped the annoying reflections. Returning this TV has been difficult due to poor customer service, I have now had three cancelled collection dates and am now being told I have to wait yet another week for collection (that will make it a total of 15 days waiting for collection). Furthermore this product was not price matched under the "never knowingly undersold" heading (it was at least £20 cheaper at another stockist and had the same 5 year guarantee etc) due to the poor reason given that the competitor "do not have the capacity to carry a wide range of stock available in store to buy and take away at the point of purchase." 19 November 2014
Quality TV with excellent usability We've owned this set for several months, and despite reading some rather mixed reviews, we bought it on the back of Panasonic's reputation and the use of an IPS screen*. 1. Setting up To get the best out of any modern TV you should try to match the picture display size to the resolution transmitted. For reasons unknown, most TV's ship with a default OVERSCAN setting, i.e. the picture you see is missing extreme top/bottom left/right margins. This means that the HD picture, which should fit perfectly onto a 1080 display without any changes, has to be re-sampled by the TV to "magnify" the image. On some TV's this overscan cannot be turned off. On this set, go to PICTURE, SCREEN SETTINGS and switch 16:9 OVERSCAN to OFF, and H_SIZE to H-SIZE1 Other settings: to some extent your preference, but "True Cinema" and "Normal" colour temp if you prefer natural colour rendering (flesh tones). 2. Picture quality As has been noted by others, the SD picture is good, but not spectacular. I think Panasonic decided to keep the picture slightly "soft" in preference to showing digital artefacts. The HD picture quality is excellent. 3. Video streaming (I-player etc) We had trouble with a WiFi connection, so recommend an Ethernet cable to the router. 4 Ergonomics The TV is very easy to use: switch-on is pretty much instantaneous, and channel changing quite snappy. We listen though the HiFi so can't really comment on sound quality. * IPS displays can be viewed a long way off axis without untoward loss of contrast/colour-rendering. 13 November 2014
Great TV Really happy I bought this TV, The HD channels from Sky are amazing as well as the HD picture from my Apple TV.. No need really for me to use the gadgets or the Apps as I use the iPad via the Apple TV .. The picture configuration I use is ' Cinema ' with Warm 1. The initial set-up was really easy, took no more than 3 mins. 12 October 2014
Panasonic Viera 42" This was somewhat a speculative purchase however with JL price match promise and 5 year guarantee we were more than happy with our purchase. Despite other reviews the TV is easy to fit to the wall there are no issues with cables etc just follow the fixing bracket instructions. (note you have to purchase these seperately) The picture quality is as good as any of its competitiors, it has all the modern software although we only use it as a TV 30 September 2014
panasonic tv excellent quality a superb follow on to our old Panasonic t v 03 September 2014
Brilliant Well worth the money would buy again this is the TV to been seen with 02 September 2014
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