Panasonic TX-49FX550B 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV – Great value tv I will be buying another.

Need to speak to someone had trouble getting colour on pictures this morning it took half hour for it to come bk on properly.

Remote works less than 50% of the time. Had to connect sky remote and use that instead.

This was purchased to replace an 11y/o 720p sony lcd that i was still quite happy with but wanted to upgrade to freeview play, 4k and hdr without breaking the bank. From researching beforehand it seems unusual for a manufacturer to release a new model at this time of year but i suspect it may have been due to display problems with the earlier released model. Looks:- for what is a ‘budget’ tv it looks pretty smart with the gunmetal grey stand and surround. Speaking of the stand this was one of the main reasons i chose this tv as the central pedestal, if you are not wall mounting, is much better suited for smaller tv cabinets and looks far neater and classier than feet at both ends imo. The tv sits quite low on the stand so you do not see wires poking out everywhere. Picture:- i am still tweaking settings here and there but so far the upgrade from my 720p tv is fantastic. 4k and hdr content from youtube and netflix looks incredible as does dynasties in uhd on iplayer. Sd viewing is no better than my old sony apart from the benefit of a larger screen. For ps4 gaming there is a game mode and whilst my ps4 is the slim and thus not 4k, the hdr and overall improvement in picture from before has brought god of war much more to life. Little or no lag as far as i can make out.

Features of Panasonic TX-49FX550B 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play (2018 Model) – Black

Really enjoy watching sport.

Excellent sound and picture, but can not record to usb only read from it and according to hand book the record button on the remote has no function.

I have owned panasonic tv’s before and always been impressed however i recently have bought a philips tv with ambient lighting and toshiba, both having the same specs as i was concerned over the negative reviews of this panasonic equivalent. Both the other tv’s are good but i found the sound quality poor and a few other things didnt impress me either. I have now had to buy an additional tv so have gone back to panasonic and i can honestly say it is far far superior to the others. The tv guide is easy to see and follow, sound is superb and everything is just easy to set up. I cant recommend this tv enough and will never change brands again.

Product information

  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 110.6 x 64.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 14.9 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: TX-49FX550B
  • ASIN: B07GWK3NCY

4K Ultra HD with HDR (High Dynamic range): Up to 4x HD resolution for more detailed picture

Had this model television now for a couple of days & although it was easy to set up etc some of the features are confusing. I use all 3 of hdmi’s & have panasonic blu ray & dvd recorders not one of which will automatically change the tv to the responding hdmi also the remote controls for the blu ray used to work on my last lg television when operating the volume control etc it will not work on this tv which is supposedly a panasonic ?. Yet my sony player & lg soundbar remotes will work the televisions channel & volume controls, very strange. Not in the least impressed with this side of things. The picture quality etc seems to be ok on programs & blu ray disc’s but use my soundbar instead of the televisions speakers which i find a bit naff.

I had previously purchased a panasonic 4k tv from pc world. Decided to upgrade to hdr tv. Tv is ok but front panel is loose and i could not be bothered to do a return for such a large item. Indeed it was manufactured in turkey by vestel.

Got this the other day and after a day or two with it – disappointed with the image. Just watched an hd film on sky on this and compared to my 5 year old 42inch lg the image wasn’t as crisp or clear ( i can compare both at the same time as i have sky q)disappointed and should have stayed with lg.

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A panasonic tv that replaced our older model that was not “a smart tv” and whilst was good with respect picture quality and sound the instructions were somewhat sparse and so it was a bit “hit and miss” with respect to setting up but eventually we managed it. All in all – instructions apart – a good tv that i would recommend.

Once you get it it set up its good quality all round but does take awhile.

For £350 you cannot go wrong with this tv, chose 43 inches because i had a 55 inch tv and had to sell it as it was too large for my medium room that i’m renting. Picture quality is great while using youtube, not so great while watching tv channels, unless they are in hd. Wifi is steady on it, no problems so far. Remote control could have been made a little better, but its gonna do. Overall i think i can give it 4. But make sure you are ordering 43 or 49 inch tv, as this is the perfect size for any room.

4K Netflix video streaming: Get to Netflix straight from the remote (subscription required)

F you are purchasing this for the 4k netflix app, dont. It constantly crashes with no explanation. The only way to clear the crash, is to turn off at the mains for 20 seconds and then back on. It occurs regularly and not whilst doing any particular operation. Luckily i use my xbox for netflix, but it doesn’t support the 4k (older xbox one). Also, my xbox will not turn on this screen like it did with my older panasonic. Not a major issue, just a niggle. Good pointsother than those 2 problems, this tv is an excellent purchase. Excellent picture qualitygreat sturdy stand that can fit on a smaller unitgreat remotegood connectivity.

Very happy with this tv thanks.

Please note: in relation to the negative reviews regarding this television being made by vestel and the tv’s being made by this company are essentially all the same and sold on to the unwitting consumer at different prices. This is incorrect and very misleading. These tv’s maybe made by vestel but the components used in panasonic and toshiba televisions are different and just like android os platform smartphones you will find similarities in operating instructions regardless of which brand smartphone you are using, plus all major brands have similar practices and make different price range products for different price range consumers. Apple products are made in china but the quality is no less better as the standards are set by the brand owner. What you do need to know is the lower the price range is the lower the quality and specifications of the product will be. This panasonic 55″ 4k ultra hd, hdr, led smart tv is a reasonable value television which has good quality picture playback and sound quality. The picture quality is not the best available but this tv is reasonable value for your money. The design is smart and modern and the body is compact but not the slimmest available but the construction is good and robust. This smart tv has built in wifi and freeview play which provides fast access to catch-up tv and apps such as bbc iplayer, netflix and more. This smart tv is also good for playing games consoles on and the user layout is good and easy to use once you get to know the features of the television better.

I really like this television the picture quality is really good and was easy to setup. The sound sounds really good and clear. I was really concerned about all the negative reviews that started appearing but i have not seen any issues with quality. The tv arrived quickly and was packaged well. The smart tv features works and is easy to use. I am happy with this tv and will be buying another for the kids room. The price of this relevision is also good. I would recommend this tv to others.

Freeview play catch-up (broadband connection required): Catch-up straight from the TV guide

No idea about durability i’ve had it for two days.

Above, this tv is great value for money.

Classic design with centre pedestal, with gunmetal metallic finish

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  1. I bought this tv elsewear as a spare. Do not buy if you want quality. . Spend a bit more and buy better made like samsung. At this price point they are hard to beat.
    1. I bought this tv elsewear as a spare. Do not buy if you want quality. . Spend a bit more and buy better made like samsung. At this price point they are hard to beat.
  2. This review is from : Panasonic TX-49FX550B 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play (2018 Model) – Black

    Just a warning that the quality of budget end panasonic tv’s has dropped drasticallymy latest 50″ panasonic tv is literally the worst tv i’ve ever bought:the led back-light shows up as very obvious bands of light down the screen in bright scenes. The sound quality is so weak and poor, that i had no option but to buy separate speakers. The remote control is super bland and uninspiring. Action seems to blur in fast scenes, when gaming. One of the hdmi ports became so loose, that i now have to tie the cable onto the cable in the next port, to stop it hanging half out. If this is what the tv is like on the outside, i can’t imagine how cheap the insides are or how long the tv will last. What has happened to the panasonic brand?. Is it turning into cheap garbage like hitachi or an aldi cheapie?. Next time i’ll stick to something like a sony or an lg. I’ll never buy another panasonic tv, ever.
    1. Just a warning that the quality of budget end panasonic tv’s has dropped drasticallymy latest 50″ panasonic tv is literally the worst tv i’ve ever bought:the led back-light shows up as very obvious bands of light down the screen in bright scenes. The sound quality is so weak and poor, that i had no option but to buy separate speakers. The remote control is super bland and uninspiring. Action seems to blur in fast scenes, when gaming. One of the hdmi ports became so loose, that i now have to tie the cable onto the cable in the next port, to stop it hanging half out. If this is what the tv is like on the outside, i can’t imagine how cheap the insides are or how long the tv will last. What has happened to the panasonic brand?. Is it turning into cheap garbage like hitachi or an aldi cheapie?. Next time i’ll stick to something like a sony or an lg. I’ll never buy another panasonic tv, ever.