40 Inch TVs

40 Inch TVsDecember 2017(Last Updated 8 December 2017)

The best 40" TVs on the market, good for small living rooms and bedrooms
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Every week we rank the best TVs based on features, reviews and price
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UE43MU6100

Samsung UE43MU6100

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Aug 2017
The highest scoring 40 inch TV available, with a recent release date and low running costs
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UE40MU6400

Samsung UE40MU6400

153 Reviews
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£320.00

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£78
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Mar 2017
The highest review score 40 inch TV around, with low running costs and good features
#3

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UE40MU6120K

Samsung UE40MU6120K

82 Reviews
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£348.00

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Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An excellently reviewed and affordable 40" 4K TV, with good features and low running costs
#4

84

43UJ750

LG 43UJ750

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£489.99

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£81
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A very highly rated and low cost 43" 4K television, with low running costs and good features
#5

84

43UJ651

LG 43UJ651

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£429.00

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£88
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
An affordable and top-rated 43" 4K TV, with good features and low running costs
#6

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H43N5300

Hisense H43N5300

71 Reviews
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£329.00

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£160
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A remarkably highly rated and excellent value for money 43" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs and good features
#7

82

UE40KU6000

Samsung UE40KU6000

304 Reviews
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£429.00

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£77
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A positively reviewed and top-value 40" 4K television, with low running costs and good features
#8

82

43UJ670

LG 43UJ670

31 Reviews
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£399.00

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£88
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A very good value for money and best selling 43" 4K TV, with good features and marvellous user reviews
#9

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UE43M5520

Samsung UE43M5520

12 Reviews
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£339.00

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£72
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A stunningly cheap and new 43" Full HD TV, with low running costs and marvellous user reviews
#10

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UE43M5500

Samsung UE43M5500

47 Reviews
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£340.00

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£72
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
A bargain price and top-rated 43" Full HD TV, with low running costs but only average features
#11

81

43UJ635V

LG 43UJ635V

203 Reviews
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£399.00

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Mar 2017
An astoundingly highly rated and bargain price 43" 4K TV, with good features
#12

81

H43M3000

Hisense H43M3000

69 Reviews
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£325.00

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£140
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A bargain price and top-rated 43" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs and good features
#13

81

43LJ594

LG 43LJ594

27 Reviews
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£299.00

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£69
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A best selling and excellent value for money 43" Full HD TV, with outstanding user reviews and very low running costs
#14

79

43PFT4002

Philips 43PFT4002

3 Reviews
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£279.00

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Over 5 years
Sep 2017
A phenomenally highly rated and bargain price 43" Full HD television, with a recent release date but only average features
#16

79

43LJ515

LG 43LJ515

5 Reviews
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£279.90

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£54
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
An excellent value for money and best selling 43" Full HD TV, with terrific expert reviews but only average features
#15

79

43UH661

LG 43UH661

96 Reviews
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£370.00

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£69
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A top-rated and very cheap 43" 4K TV, with good features and very low running costs
#17

79

UE40M5000

Samsung UE40M5000

8 Reviews
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£269.99

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40"
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£75
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A phenomenally highly rated and top-value 40" Full HD TV, with low running costs and a recent release date
#18

79

UE40JU6000

Samsung UE40JU6000

74 Reviews
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£429.00

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£80
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A great value for money and top-rated 40" 4K TV, with good features and low running costs
#19

79

43UH750

LG 43UH750

32 Reviews
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£525.00

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£67
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A top-rated and cheap 43" 4K TV, with good features and very low running costs
#20

79

ET430K

Acer ET430K

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£509.99

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Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A great value for money and phenomenally economical to run 43" 4K television, with two industry awards but only middle of the road features

78

UE40J5100

Samsung UE40J5100

232 Reviews
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£239.00

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£60
Over 5 years
May 2017
A very highly rated and impressive value for money 40" Full HD TV, with very low running costs but only middle of the road features

78

UE40KU6400

Samsung UE40KU6400

152 Reviews + 2 Awards
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£439.00

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£77
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A low cost and newly released 40" 4K TV, with two industry awards and low running costs

78

43UF770

LG 43UF770

103 Reviews
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£489.99

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£89
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
A top-value and positively reviewed 43" 4K television, with OK running costs and good features

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42LF652

LG 42LF652

100 Reviews
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£350.00

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£61
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
An excellent value for money and excellently reviewed 42" Full HD TV, with very low running costs but only middle of the road features

77

UE40KU6100

Samsung UE40KU6100

78 Reviews
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£449.00

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Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A low cost and positively reviewed 40" 4K TV, with low running costs but only average features

76

40UF770

LG 40UF770

207 Reviews
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£457.98

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£79
Over 5 years
May 2015
A positively reviewed and very cheap 40" 4K TV, with low running costs but only middle of the road features

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43LF590

LG 43LF590

12 Reviews
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£299.00

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£53
Over 5 years
May 2015
A top-value and very highly rated 43" Full HD television, with very low running costs but only middle of the road features

76

UE40J5000

Samsung UE40J5000

5 Reviews
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£239.99

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£55
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A very highly rated and breathtakingly cheap 40" Full HD TV, with very low running costs but only middle of the road features

76

LTDN40K321

Hisense LTDN40K321

3 Reviews
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£344.38

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£80
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very good value for money and top-rated 40" 4K television, with low running costs but only middle of the road features

76

UE40J5510

Samsung UE40J5510

10 Reviews
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£379.00

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£58
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
A top-rated and very economical to run 40" Full HD TV, with a cheap price but only average features

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H40M3300

Hisense H40M3300

332 Reviews
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£349.99

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£84
Over 5 years
May 2016
A low cost and top-rated 40" 4K TV, with low running costs but only average features

75

43UF640

LG 43UF640

4 Reviews
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£491.69

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£110
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
A cheap and critically acclaimed 43" 4K TV, with alright running costs but only middle of the road features

75

UE40JU7000

Samsung UE40JU7000

24 Reviews
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£689.00

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Over 5 years
Apr 2015
A critically acclaimed and economical to run 40" 4K TV, with a reasonable price and good features

75

43LH570

LG 43LH570

4 Reviews + 1 Award
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£289.99

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43"
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£53
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A top-value and very economical to run 43" Full HD television, with an industry award but only middle of the road features

75

UE40K6300

Samsung UE40K6300

240 Reviews
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£429.00

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£69
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A top-rated and affordable 40" Full HD TV, with low running costs but only average features

75

UE43KU6000

Samsung UE43KU6000

10 Reviews
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£459.99

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£87
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A bargain price and fairly new 43" 4K television, with OK running costs and good features

75

TX-40DX600

Panasonic TX‑40DX600

12 Reviews
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£399.00

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£86
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A cheap but a little out of date 40" 4K TV, with moderate running costs but only average features

74

42LF580

LG 42LF580

87 Reviews
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£330.99

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£67
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A low cost and excellently reviewed 42" Full HD TV, with low running costs but only middle of the road features

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43LF510

LG 43LF510

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£309.00

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£60
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A top-rated and low cost 43" Full HD TV, with very low running costs but only average features

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H40M2600

Hisense H40M2600

65 Reviews
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£285.00

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£93
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A positively reviewed and top-value 40" Full HD television, with OK running costs but only middle of the road features

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UE40KU6079

Samsung UE40KU6079

81 Reviews
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£584.25

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£77
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A positively reviewed and good value for money 40" 4K TV, with low running costs but only middle of the road features

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43LF540

LG 43LF540

57 Reviews
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£279.99

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£48
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
A low cost and very economical to run 43" Full HD TV, with outstanding user reviews but only middle of the road features

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42LF5610

LG 42LF5610

34 Reviews
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£294.99

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Over 5 years
Apr 2015
A bargain price and very highly rated 42" Full HD TV, with low running costs but only middle of the road features

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43LF5400

LG 43LF5400

241 Reviews
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£299.00

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£60
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
An affordable and positively reviewed 43" Full HD television, with very low running costs but only middle of the road features

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40UF695

LG 40UF695

3 Reviews
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£349.00

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£79
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
A bargain price and top-rated 40" 4K TV, with low running costs but only average features

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UE40K5500

Samsung UE40K5500

418 Reviews + 1 Award
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£350.00

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£68
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
An award winning and very cheap 40" Full HD television, with low running costs but only average features

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UE40K5100

Samsung UE40K5100

82 Reviews
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£319.00

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Over 5 years
Aug 2016
An spectacularly cheap and positively reviewed 40" Full HD TV, with low running costs but only average features

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UE40MU6409

Samsung UE40MU6409

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£685.73

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Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A relatively new and critically acclaimed 40" 4K TV, with low running costs but only average features

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UE40MU6100

Samsung UE40MU6100

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£325.00

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Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A best selling and very cheap 40" 4K television, with alright reviews and low running costs

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UE40J6300

Samsung UE40J6300

246 Reviews + 4 Awards
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£418.98

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Over 5 years
Apr 2015
An affordable and multi award winning 40" Full HD TV, with very low running costs but only middle of the road features

72

43LH604

LG 43LH604

111 Reviews
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£379.00

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£48
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A very economical to run and top-value 43" Full HD television, with terrific user reviews but only middle of the road features

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43LH510

LG 43LH510

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£274.99

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Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A very good value for money and very economical to run 43" Full HD TV, with an industry award but only middle of the road features

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43PUS6162

Philips 43PUS6162

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£369.00

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Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A very popular and affordable 43" 4K TV, with very low running costs but only average features

71

UE43KS7500

Samsung UE43KS7500

43 Reviews + 3 Awards
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£600.00

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Over 5 years
Jul 2016
An award winning and relatively new 43" 4K TV, with alright running costs but only middle of the road features

71

43U6763DB

Toshiba 43U6763DB

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£319.99

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Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A new and affordable 43" 4K television, with lots of positive recommendations but only average features

71

H40M2100

Hisense H40M2100

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£390.00

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Over 5 years
Jul 2016
An affordable and very highly rated 40" Full HD television, with very low running costs but poor features

71

UE40JU6400

Samsung UE40JU6400

8 Reviews + 1 Award
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£489.00

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Over 5 years
Apr 2015
A good value for money and award winning 40" 4K TV, with low running costs but only middle of the road features

71

40UH630

LG 40UH630

28 Reviews + 1 Award
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£409.00

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Over 5 years
Mar 2016
An award winning and very economical to run 40" 4K TV, but representing only average value for money and with only average features

71

43UJ630

LG 43UJ630

124 Reviews
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£359.00

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Over 5 years
Feb 2017
A very popular and top-value 43" 4K TV, with low running costs but only average features

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TX-40CS520

Panasonic TX‑40CS520

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£359.99

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A top-value and very economical to run 40" Full HD TV, with superb expert reviews but only middle of the road features

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£599.00
Cheaper to run
by £21 over
five years
Sony KD49XE8004
Sony
KD49XE8004
£579.00
£70 cheaper
More popular
Better for
watching films
VS
Sony KD49XE8396
Sony
KD49XE8396
£649.00
Cheaper to run
by £3 over
five years
Samsung UE55KS8000
Samsung
UE55KS8000
£750.00
9% thinner
VS
Samsung UE55KS7000
Samsung
UE55KS7000
£750.00
Better user
reviews
LG 55SJ850
LG
55SJ850
£898.99
A bit thinner
VS
LG 55SJ810
LG
55SJ810
£879.00
£20 cheaper
Expert reviews
are a bit
better
9% cheaper to
run over five
years
Sony KD55XD7005
Sony
KD55XD7005
£699.00
£150 cheaper
More popular
VS
Sony KD55XD8005
Sony
KD55XD8005
£849.00
78% thinner
Cheaper to run
by £23 over
five years
Better for
playing games
Samsung UE40MU6100
Samsung
UE40MU6100
£325.00
Better for
watching films
VS
Samsung UE40MU6400
Samsung
UE40MU6400
£320.00
£5 cheaper
More popular
Significantly
better expert
reviews
Samsung UE40KU6400
Samsung
UE40KU6400
£439.00
Thinner
VS
Samsung UE40KU6000
Samsung
UE40KU6000
£429.00
£10 cheaper
User reviews
are a little
better
Samsung UE49KS7000
Samsung
UE49KS7000
£649.99
£80 cheaper
Three more
awards
Better
Techradar
review score
VS
Samsung UE49MU7000
Samsung
UE49MU7000
£729.99
Considerably
better user
reviews
Better for
watching sport
Samsung UE40KU6470
Samsung
UE40KU6470
£355.00
£144 cheaper
0% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Samsung UE40MU6470U
Samsung
UE40MU6470U
£499.00
Slightly
thinner
LG 49UJ634
LG
49UJ634
£439.00
£10 cheaper
Better for
watching sport
VS
LG 49UJ630
LG
49UJ630
£449.00
£3 cheaper to
run over five
years
LG 49UH620
LG
49UH620
£420.00
User reviews
are better
VS
LG 49UH610
LG
49UH610
£384.99
£35 cheaper
Better for
watching films
Samsung UE40MU6400
Samsung
UE40MU6400
£320.00
£28 cheaper
16% thinner
Cheaper to run
by £2 over
five years
VS
Samsung UE40MU6120K
Samsung
UE40MU6120K
£348.00
More popular
User reviews
are better
Better for
watching films
Sony KD49XE9005
Sony
KD49XE9005
£995.00
Better for
playing games
Better for
watching sport
Better for
watching films
VS
Sony KD49XE8005
Sony
KD49XE8005
£629.00
£366 cheaper
Energy
efficiency
rating is
better
14% cheaper to
run over five
years

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow are TV displays measured?
AThe size of a TV is dictated by the diagonal diameter of the screen. This is calculated by measuring from the top left to bottom right of the screen itself - the measurement doesn't include the bezel (the casing around the screen) or any extras - just the screen.
QWhat is the difference between 4k, Full HD and HD Ready?
AThese 3 are a measurement of the "resolution" of a TV - how many pixels the screen can display at once, and therefore how sharp the image is. HD Ready TVs have a resolution of around 1280x720 pixels, whereas Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. 4k TVs have a substantially higher density, being somewhere around 3840x2160 pixels.

The higher the resolution, the sharper the image will be on large screens. An 80 inch TV that only supports HD Ready will look muddy and blurry. On the other hand, 4k resolution will be wasted on a small 3 inch TV, since the screen is too small to make effective use of it.
QWhat is a Smart TV?
AA Smart TV has a net connection, and the ability to run apps like a computer. This means that as well as watching TV, you can use the device to access sites such as YouTube or Netflix, display news updates, browse social media and play music using apps such as Spotify.
QWhat is the difference between LCD & LED TVs?
ALiquid Crystal Displays (LCD) TVs work by shining light through a matrix of coloured liquid cells, whereas Light Emitting Diodes (LED) TVs utilise an enormous amount of tiny LED lights to shine light through, rather than a small number of lamps. LCD TVs still make up the largest amount of TVs on the market, but LED TVs tend to be significantly thinner and lighter, and give a better backlight coverage due to the larger number of lamps.

A Quick Introduction to TVs

When picking the optimal television for your house, there are several important things to consider. First and foremost: size. The size of a TV is crucial not just to the immersion, but also to how well it fits into a room. A small room may only need a medium-sized or small TV - a large 60” monster may fill the room too much, and engulf it. Conversely, having too small a TV in a large room will mean the TV gets lost in the room, and it won’t be seen as easily from all corners of the room. Generally speaking:

  • 30-40” is good for small rooms
  • 40-50” is good for medium-sized rooms
  • 55”+ is good for large rooms

Next to size, the other important consideration is picture quality. This is made up of several different factors: resolution, colour depth, contrast and response time. Lets look at each in turn:

Resolution

This is a measurement of how many pixels make up the screen - a higher pixel density means that the image will be sharper and more detailed, and will provide a higher-quality picture on larger screen sizes. 4k is the current best resolution for consumer-available televisions, providing approximately 4 times the image quality than standard HD TVs.

The resolution of a TV is only as good as the media it's displaying - so a 4K TV will work best with movies and TV that support 4K resolution. Sadly it won't magically make your old VHS tapes look any better!

Colour Depth

This denotes the breadth of colour available to display on the screen, from black to red to white to everything in between. The larger the spectrum that can be displayed on the TV, the more subtle the resulting colours will be - i.e: everything won’t be coloured in exactly the same shade of red, but instead a subtle mix, adding greater depth and richness to the image.

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Contrast

This denotes the difference between the darkest blacks and the whitest whites on the screen. The higher the contrast, the more vibrant the colours will be. High contrast ratios especially favour deep blacks, making them richer and deeper. Colour depth and contrast are very much interlinked, and having a TV with high of both will lead to the best picture quality for your viewing pleasure.

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High contrast vs. low contrast

Response Time

This is the time delay between the signal being received by the TV, and the resulting image being shown on the screen. This is measured in milliseconds, but can cause problems when the picture changes so rapidly that a second signal will come in before the TV can even process the first one. This leads to multiple images being displayed at once, which in turn causes blurry and muddy images while the TV tries to keep up. Therefore for extremely fast-paced action (such as F1 racing or high-velocity action movies) a low response time will keep the picture sharp and the action easily to follow!


Response time is also very important if you plan on connecting a games console to the TV - a low response time means action-heavy games will feel smoother and more responsive.

Finally, Smart TVs (i.e: internet-enabled TVs with various steaming and app functionality) allow you to use your TV as far more than a gateway to the terrestrial channels. Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Video allow for an enormous catalogue of on-demand films and programmes, while apps such as Spotify or Skype enhance the functionality of your TV to make it capable of multiple roles in your day-to-day life.

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