Panasonic Viera TX-55AS650B LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 55", 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.

Perfect partners
With TVs getting slimmer and built-in speakers getting smaller, choosing the right sound system is more important than ever. Soundbars enhance your TVs sound quality and 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.
View our complete range of soundbars.

Don't forget...
If you want to connect your television to a Blu-ray player, games console, soundbar or soundbase then you'll need a HDMI cable.
View our collection of cables & connections

And if you’re looking to elevate your viewing experience with cable management, then why not take a look at our wall mounts and TV stands.

3D Ready
3D Technology Type
Accessories Included
Touchpad 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
Dimensions Without Stand
H722 x W1244 x D54mm
Dimensions With Stand
H767 x W1244 x D292mm
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>)
Picture Resolution
Full HD (1080p)
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
88 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.
1200 Hz 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)
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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Television disposal

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

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

TV Wall Mount Installation (bracket not included)

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

Q & As

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frustratingly flawed This TV does some things exceptionally well. The images overall are very crisp, clear and detailed and it produces a bright and vibrant picture. The colours are particularly impressive. I took a little time to tweak the balance, but felt that I got the colour presentation looking really neutral and far better than the old plasma could ever manage, and there was a noticeable rich vibrancy to colours that is better than I've seen on any other TV. Motion handling is also very good - not something that LCD is renowned for - and better than the old plasma actually, which was a turn up for the books. Now unfortunately that is where the good news ends. There are 2 fundamental flaws with this product that lead to the 2 star rating, and have led to me sending this TV back in favour of a different model. Firstly it can't display anything even approaching black. The best you get is dark grey and this really impinges upon it's ability to resolve fine detail in dark scenes. It didn't look too bad when displaying bright objects on a (supposedly) black background (i.e. something happening in space), but as soon as you get a dark scene with things going on in the shadows then you just can't see half of what you're supposed to. Poor. Secondly the screen uniformity is atrocious, both in terms of the backlight bleeding through and in the screen having patches of variable brightness leading to a pronounced 'dirty screen effect' on panning shots. The latter point particularly is what really swung it for me and prompted me to return this TV - it was so intrusive that I have to regard it as not fit for purpose and I won't accept it. So overall I am really disappointed in Panasonic here. There are some aspects which are outstandingly good, but in the end it counts for nothing because there are some fundamental flaws. 10 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beware Panasonic TVs do not support Flash Player. Cannot watch ITV Catch up or some Youtube videos. poor response from their customer servioce team. No plans for an update!! 21 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb As title says this Tv is superb. The inhouse expert gave us sound advice in John Lewis and we took the plunge on this. Can't fault it. We have SkyHd do can't comment on the picture quality of aerial channels The sound bar we bought as well with it boosts it to another level. The apps are great only thing is my daughter has One Direction videos at concert volume. But I highly recommend this Tv for the money. 25 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent TV The best TV we have ever purchased picture quality is excellent and very easy to setup and looks great on or wall. 15 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cracking viewing and function Panasonic have launched their new range for 2014 and the AS650, available in sizes 42", 47" 55" and 60", is everything you'd expect from an entry level 3D TV with a bit more besides. This new range features a new function called Freetime which gives you the freedom to watch what you want, when you want. Not only will you get all four popular TV catch up services, Freetime allows you to access the last seven days of programmes across 26 channels. There will be two electronic programme guides, one you'll be familiar with and the Freetime guide which requires internet access, but that's easy as this TV has WiFi built-in. A nice, fully functional 3D tv with a sleek design. 30 April 2014
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