** Panasonic Viera TX-50AS520B (New for 2014) LED Full HD 1080p SMART TV, 50" with Built-In Wi-Fi and Freeview HD now £549 @ Currys **
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** Panasonic Viera TX-50AS520B (New for 2014) LED Full HD 1080p SMART TV, 50" with Built-In Wi-Fi and Freeview HD now £549 @ Currys **

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Found 15th May 2014
Yes another TV offer and quite a good one. Looks like web exclusive as instore price is £849. Extra TCB 1.51% brings price down to ~£540

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.

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!

Includes Freetime - Users of the service will be able to view a smart TV guide that lets you scroll back and watch shows from the past seven days, and gain access to on-demand services including the full range of UK catch-up TV services: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5. Also included are BBC News and BBC Sports apps.

Features:
Full HD 1080p
Smart TV
LED technology
100hz Back-Light Blinking
Freeview HD Tuner
Wi-Fi Built-in
Swipe and Share
Internet Apps
Display Mirroring
Web browser
USB playback (Picture/Movies/Music)
High Contrast
Vreal Smart Pro
Content Optimiser
Colour Black
Energy Class: A+

Connections:
2 x HDMI
1 x USB
1 x Scart Connector
1 x Component
1 x Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 x Headphone
1 x LAN

Standard 1 year manufacturers guarantee but I believe if you have a HSBC Premier credit card and use it to purchase you get an extra 2 years extended warranty cover FREE on top.

If you're an O2 customer with O2 Priority Moments app on your phone there is a Currys offer for Save £20 when you spend £200 or more (Valid from 20/04/14 - 07/06/14)


The 42" version of this model is £399 from the same site, Currys.
- Shoesize

120 Comments

Might be worth including the fact it has Freetime in the TV, as this feature hasn't been included on the standard AS500 model, only the 510 (24") and then the 600/onwards models.

Even better that it's cheaper than an AS500 (£599 at Richer Sounds)

Even though I'll prob not use 3d Id like it to be capable of playing it

does anybody have any info, or any opinions on this TV? can't seem to see it anywhere else other than currys. can't even see it on Amazon to get customer reviews.

GazFerg

does anybody have any info, or any opinions on this TV? can't seem to see … does anybody have any info, or any opinions on this TV? can't seem to see it anywhere else other than currys. can't even see it on Amazon to get customer reviews.



Currys exclusive model.

Meh not 4k

It's not 8K either. This could be critical in 10 years time.

Why a photo of the London Underground?? oO

any reviews anywhere?

shadowdogg

Meh not 4k



really a 50" for £549 and not 4k who are they trying to kid. I got one in poundland for a £1.

presumably the exclusive model number is just a way of preventing pricematching?

I'm guessing its the same as Panasonic TX-50AS500B

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-TX-50AS500B-Widescreen-Built-In-Freeview/dp/B00IOQ5XBI/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

Just spotted Currys sell the 500B model too oO

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

Edited by: "grayslick" 15th May 2014

100hz motion rate, rubbish especially for such a large telly. Watching fast moving things will be a blur especially for a LED tell

Two things I would like on this TV are 5 years warranty and 3D. Still good TV for the price. Heat added.

its not a great telly... but then this site is very strange...

i post up a bargain deal for the model which is VERY good and it goes cold, yet a poor model gets voted hot. LOL

grayslick

I'm guessing its the same as Panasonic TX-50AS500B



Plus freetime. Quite important, it means Panasonic have cuaght up with Samsung in terms of offering 4oD, itvplayer.

Not 4k, ice cold. Lol just joking 4k is relevant in id say another four years. Hot.

Nk74

Why a photo of the London Underground?? oO



Dunno I assumed you get a year's free travel on London Transport with the TV but thats wishful thinking!

dynamodux

its not a great telly... but then this site is very strange...i post up a … its not a great telly... but then this site is very strange...i post up a bargain deal for the model which is VERY good and it goes cold, yet a poor model gets voted hot. LOL


Which one is the poor Model in your opinion?

Hi all , I'm just looking for a mid range tv , would this be a good one to choose , I'm not a gamer at all not fussed on 3d either. I've got about £500 odd to spend on a smart tv .. Which I can watch footy and movies Help please ....

If you want one of these check out the viewing angle first. This has no IPS panel so is not very good from about 45 degree angle and up. The AS600 32", AS650 models and above all have this and have superior viewing angle all round.
Basically what I am trying to say is if you sit directly in front of it its fine and another thing there is a lot of messing round to try and get the catch up (Freetime) to work if you have no aerial and watch Sat only can be done but a lot of hassle.

So many TV deals but none hitting the spot yet.

I don't need a smart TV and don't like 3D, I don't care how many HDMI ports either I just want a nice 50 inch 1080p LED with a decent motion rate for under £600.00 and from what I can see none of the numerous TV deals are hitting the button yet.

Unfortunately it appears to get a nice screen you have to also pay the extra for the gimmicks which I won't use

Nk74

Why a photo of the London Underground?? oO



On the TV. . . .

Shimmasok

So many TV deals but none hitting the spot yet.I don't need a smart TV … So many TV deals but none hitting the spot yet.I don't need a smart TV and don't like 3D, I don't care how many HDMI ports either I just want a nice 50 inch 1080p LED with a decent motion rate for under £600.00 and from what I can see none of the numerous TV deals are hitting the button yet.Unfortunately it appears to get a nice screen you have to also pay the extra for the gimmicks which I won't use



If you want a "good panel", then you have to pay for it - and you're looking at upwards of £1k for anything with a good panel, extras or not.

That's why I bought an F8000 last year. We don't use hardly any of the bells and whistles (although 3D/DNLA etc are handy), but it has the best panel I've ever seen.

Nk74

Why a photo of the London Underground?? oO


I heard they recently converted the London Underground to HD using lottery funding, made perfect sense to film there to test the TV.

I saw this in Sainsburys for £649.00 and was very, very impressed with the quality.

Is there an offer on the 42inch? Bit too big for me

I Think... This TV has just about sold it for me. Just havent got my card details with me atm - but think im gunna order it. Ticks all the boxes and its almost half the budget i want to spend on a TV

dynamodux

its not a great telly... but then this site is very strange...i post up a … its not a great telly... but then this site is very strange...i post up a bargain deal for the model which is VERY good and it goes cold, yet a poor model gets voted hot. LOL



It may be a bargain for the spec but it's twice as much and at over a grand, doesn't represent a bargain to most people.

No reviews on any of the new Panasonic budget, mid range TV's yet. Maybe it is like when a film company doesn't let reviewers see the film before it's released because it is rubbish. Most of the Sony ones have been reviewed by now. You certainly can't tell what it is like going to John Lewis because you can't fiddle with the picture settings. So I'm holding out to see some reviews before I make my decision. If they ever appear!

One thing I don't get is Freetime. I presume you still need a freest receiver to get the actual programmes it's just the interface you get through your aerial? Cos the way they were talking about it in the press suggested you could get the actual freetime catch up programmes and 7 day roll back through your aerial. Then I looked at the freetime website and it suggested it's just the interface and you still need a satellite receiver.

Swampy

No reviews on any of the new Panasonic budget, mid range TV's yet. Maybe … No reviews on any of the new Panasonic budget, mid range TV's yet. Maybe it is like when a film company doesn't let reviewers see the film before it's released because it is rubbish. Most of the Sony ones have been reviewed by now. You certainly can't tell what it is like going to John Lewis because you can't fiddle with the picture settings. So I'm holding out to see some reviews before I make my decision. If they ever appear! One thing I don't get is Freetime. I presume you still need a freest receiver to get the actual programmes it's just the interface you get through your aerial? Cos the way they were talking about it in the press suggested you could get the actual freetime catch up programmes and 7 day roll back through your aerial. Then I looked at the freetime website and it suggested it's just the interface and you still need a satellite receiver.



Without knowing anything about Freetime or this TV, I am 80% confident that any catch up TV would come down your WIFI/broadband connection, and not via the tuner

Shimmasok

So many TV deals but none hitting the spot yet.I don't need a smart TV … So many TV deals but none hitting the spot yet.I don't need a smart TV and don't like 3D, I don't care how many HDMI ports either I just want a nice 50 inch 1080p LED with a decent motion rate for under £600.00 and from what I can see none of the numerous TV deals are hitting the button yet.Unfortunately it appears to get a nice screen you have to also pay the extra for the gimmicks which I won't use



That would be because a good panel costs significantly more whereas the extras you dont want like wifi etc cost a couple of quid to put in.

dynamodux

its not a great telly... but then this site is very strange...i post up a … its not a great telly... but then this site is very strange...i post up a bargain deal for the model which is VERY good and it goes cold, yet a poor model gets voted hot. LOL



The one you posted was in a different price bracket. I really don't want to spend over a grand on something as ultimately inconsequential as a TV set whatever the quality.

I have a 6-8 year 46" old pana 1080p plasma

Electricity costs alone could make this tv pay for itself in 2 years (my plasma uses anything from 250w to 600w when it is on)

Have never owned an LCD (except for PC monitor)

The only thing stopping me buying this is that it seems to be edge lit rather than the more expensive models which are backlit all over ... and perhaps the 100hz

My plasma has the 100hz option ... turning it on not only uses more electric, but sometimes when watching footie, the ball disappeares lol (usually a high hoof and the ball is in the air)

However the 100hz does dramatically smooth out 24 frames per sec bluray, which always seemed a bit juddery to me when a scene is panned across the screen

At the time, I tried and sent back a 42" toshiba LCD to buy my plasma, as SD Freeview on the LCD was terrible

My Plasma was £1100+ tho ... anyone want it for £150?

Anyone have any comments of edge lit versus full backlit LED's? and 100hz versus 400/600hz etc?

Erko

I saw this in Sainsburys for £649.00 and was very, very impressed with … I saw this in Sainsburys for £649.00 and was very, very impressed with the quality.Is there an offer on the 42inch? Bit too big for me



How about this for £399?

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

Tubby_McLard

I have a 6-8 year 46" old pana 1080p plasmaElectricity costs alone could … I have a 6-8 year 46" old pana 1080p plasmaElectricity costs alone could make this tv pay for itself in 2 years (my plasma uses anything from 250w to 600w when it is on)Have never owned an LCD (except for PC monitor)The only thing stopping me buying this is that it seems to be edge lit rather than the more expensive models which are backlit all over ... and perhaps the 100hzMy plasma has the 100hz option ... turning it on not only uses more electric, but sometimes when watching footie, the ball disappeares lol (usually a high hoof and the ball is in the air)However the 100hz does dramatically smooth out 24 frames per sec bluray, which always seemed a bit juddery to me when a scene is panned across the screenAt the time, I tried and sent back a 42" toshiba LCD to buy my plasma, as SD Freeview on the LCD was terribleMy Plasma was £1100+ tho ... anyone want it for £150? ;)Anyone have any comments of edge lit versus full backlit LED's? and 100hz versus 400/600hz etc?



Call it £160, ship it to Ireland and you have a deal.

Tubby_McLard

Electricity costs alone could make this tv pay for itself in 2 years (my … Electricity costs alone could make this tv pay for itself in 2 years (my plasma uses anything from 250w to 600w when it is on)



oO Do you have it on 22 hours a day or something?

I have a 65" plasma (also Panasonic, but newer than yours) and at 4 hours a day, 365 days a year, it would use about £80/£90 per year. A similar size LED would be £15-£20 per year. I can live with the extra £1 or so a week.

Plus if you currently have a Panasonic plasma, an LED is not going to look as nice unless you buy a better model than this.

I sold off my 4 year old Panny 50" plasma a couple of months back. The only LED sets I could find in the 65" sizes, that gave the kind of PQ I was after, were about the same price as the equivalent, newer model, Panny plasmas. So I ended up getting that. Movies and sports are my priority. If it was gaming I may have given more thought to the LED's.

Get one of the newer plasmas before they're all sold would be my advice.

(PS .... I got £300 for my plasma - with a bluray player thrown in, and the buyer is very happy with it. You can do better than £150 ...)

sancheez

oO Do you have it on 22 hours a day or something?I have a 65" plasma … oO Do you have it on 22 hours a day or something?I have a 65" plasma (also Panasonic, but newer than yours) and at 4 hours a day, 365 days a year, it would use about £80/£90 per year. A similar size LED would be £15-£20 per year. I can live with the extra £1 or so a week.Plus if you currently have a Panasonic plasma, an LED is not going to look as nice unless you buy a better model than this.I sold off my 4 year old Panny 50" plasma a couple of months back. The only LED sets I could find in the 65" sizes, that gave the kind of PQ I was after, were about the same price as the equivalent, newer model, Panny plasmas. So I ended up getting that. Movies and sports are my priority. If it was gaming I may have given more thought to the LED's.Get one of the newer plasmas before they're all sold would be my advice.(PS .... I got £300 for my plasma - with a bluray player thrown in, and the buyer is very happy with it. You can do better than £150 ...)



out of interest what set did you get?

Call it £160, ship it to Ireland and you have a deal.[/quote]

Heheh thx for the offer ... TV isnt going anywhere until I have a new one though

I can only just lift the thing on my own its that heavy ... would love to know how much the shipping would be heheh

luvadealme

out of interest what set did you get?



P65VT65B

Expensive, but awesome TV.

I got a JL price match on it so also have the 5 year warranty, which is a bonus. But the price of the last few (they won't be making any more) has dropped even more now. If you can afford it, do it.

Next upgrade will hopefully be a 4k OLED set in a few years time ....

Tubby_McLard

I have a 6-8 year 46" old pana 1080p plasmaElectricity costs alone could … I have a 6-8 year 46" old pana 1080p plasmaElectricity costs alone could make this tv pay for itself in 2 years (my plasma uses anything from 250w to 600w when it is on)Have never owned an LCD (except for PC monitor)The only thing stopping me buying this is that it seems to be edge lit rather than the more expensive models which are backlit all over ... and perhaps the 100hzMy plasma has the 100hz option ... turning it on not only uses more electric, but sometimes when watching footie, the ball disappeares lol (usually a high hoof and the ball is in the air)However the 100hz does dramatically smooth out 24 frames per sec bluray, which always seemed a bit juddery to me when a scene is panned across the screenAt the time, I tried and sent back a 42" toshiba LCD to buy my plasma, as SD Freeview on the LCD was terribleMy Plasma was £1100+ tho ... anyone want it for £150? ;)Anyone have any comments of edge lit versus full backlit LED's? and 100hz versus 400/600hz etc?



Almost exactly the same position as me! I'm loathed to let my perfectly functioning top of the range pana plasma go for £50 or to the dump but I need to upgrade

sancheez

oO Do you have it on 22 hours a day or something?I have a 65" plasma … oO Do you have it on 22 hours a day or something?I have a 65" plasma (also Panasonic, but newer than yours) and at 4 hours a day, 365 days a year, it would use about £80/£90 per year. A similar size LED would be £15-£20 per year. I can live with the extra £1 or so a week.Plus if you currently have a Panasonic plasma, an LED is not going to look as nice unless you buy a better model than this.I sold off my 4 year old Panny 50" plasma a couple of months back. The only LED sets I could find in the 65" sizes, that gave the kind of PQ I was after, were about the same price as the equivalent, newer model, Panny plasmas. So I ended up getting that. Movies and sports are my priority. If it was gaming I may have given more thought to the LED's.Get one of the newer plasmas before they're all sold would be my advice.(PS .... I got £300 for my plasma - with a bluray player thrown in, and the buyer is very happy with it. You can do better than £150 ...)




Thanks for all the advice Sancheez ... very helpful

Mine is a Panasonic TH-46PZ85B ... top of the range at the time i believe, only bought it cos the cheaper models were so ugly and my preference is always Panasonic. Its actually 5.5 years old so maybe i shouldnt be trading it in just yet anyways

Regarding what you say about plasma vs LED, i had hoped that LED had caught up somewhat since I bought this ... i still dont have Freeview HD, so that might have made up for quality difference on a new LED

My salary has recently halved, so im trying to save money anyway i can ... maybe i should research exactly what i would save before spending again ...

Main uses are movies and games ... although im moving more to PC on the games side these days

My plasma does have a slight (and fairly unnoticeable) burn in ... passed out while playing Halo Wars online heheh ... how much would you knock off the price for that do you think?

Thanks again .... very helpful

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