The Best High-Definition 40-Inch TVs

Once upon a time, even the most basic of 40-inch TVs were considered top of the line. That is no longer the case in today’s high-tech environment. Forty-inch TVs are now considered standard for most households in America, and manufacturers must focus on the features and details of their sets to differentiate their offerings from the competition.

Whether it’s for gaming or enjoying your favorite movies in high definition, the last thing you want to do is walk into your favorite department store and grab the first TV on the wall.

Bestsellers:

Comparison:

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Samsung HG40EE590SKXXU 40-Inch 1080p LED Display TV - Black
Samsung Series 6 J6300 40-Inch Full HD Smart Curved LED Television with Freeview HD (2015 Model)
LG"43UN73006LC 43"" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with webOS"
Sony BRAVIA KD43XH81 - 43-inch - LED - 4K Ultra HD - High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Smart TV (Android TV) - with Voice Remote - (Black, 2020 model)
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Samsung HG40EE590SKXXU 40-Inch 1080p LED Display TV - Black
Samsung Series 6 J6300 40-Inch Full HD Smart Curved LED Television with Freeview HD (2015 Model)
LG"43UN73006LC 43"" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with webOS"
Sony BRAVIA KD43XH81 - 43-inch - LED - 4K Ultra HD - High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Smart TV (Android TV) - with Voice Remote - (Black, 2020 model)
Resolution
1080p
1080p
4K
4K
Connectivity technology
USB
USB, WiFi
HDMI
Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI
Screen size
40 Inches
40 Inches
43 Inches
43 Inches
Supported Internet services
Youtube
Youtube
Now TV, Netflix, Amazon Video
YouTube
Price
£810.00
Price not available
£379.00
£555.00
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Samsung HG40EE590SKXXU 40-Inch 1080p LED Display TV - Black
Title
Samsung HG40EE590SKXXU 40-Inch 1080p LED Display TV - Black
Resolution
1080p
Connectivity technology
USB
Screen size
40 Inches
Supported Internet services
Youtube
Price
£810.00
Preview
Samsung Series 6 J6300 40-Inch Full HD Smart Curved LED Television with Freeview HD (2015 Model)
Title
Samsung Series 6 J6300 40-Inch Full HD Smart Curved LED Television with Freeview HD (2015 Model)
Resolution
1080p
Connectivity technology
USB, WiFi
Screen size
40 Inches
Supported Internet services
Youtube
Price
Price not available
Preview
LG"43UN73006LC 43"" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with webOS"
Title
LG"43UN73006LC 43"" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with webOS"
Resolution
4K
Connectivity technology
HDMI
Screen size
43 Inches
Supported Internet services
Now TV, Netflix, Amazon Video
Price
£379.00
Preview
Sony BRAVIA KD43XH81 - 43-inch - LED - 4K Ultra HD - High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Smart TV (Android TV) - with Voice Remote - (Black, 2020 model)
Title
Sony BRAVIA KD43XH81 - 43-inch - LED - 4K Ultra HD - High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Smart TV (Android TV) - with Voice Remote - (Black, 2020 model)
Resolution
4K
Connectivity technology
Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI
Screen size
43 Inches
Supported Internet services
YouTube
Price
£555.00

That’s why we’ve put together our list of the very best 40-inch TVs currently available on the market to help you find the perfect set for your home.

FAQs About High-Definition TVs

Before we get started with our review, let’s go over some of the more popular questions from TV shoppers that you should understand before heading out to purchase your 40-inch TVs.

What’s the Difference Between Full HD and Ultra HD?

The term high definition gets thrown around a lot in conversations about TV and computer screens, but most buyers are not aware of the differences between “high-definition” sets. Ultra HD, also known as 4K, contains four times the number of pixels of full-HD 1080p TVs.

Full-HD screens have a resolution of 1980 by 1080 pixels while ultra-HD screens have a resolution of 4830 by 2160 pixels, which is slightly less than what’s delivered by cinema screens. With four times the pixels come four times the amount detail and clarity.

While the differences between the definitions are truly noticeable in screen sizes of 50 inches and higher, ultra-HD screens certainly offer an advantage, especially when viewing a program that is using High Dynamic Range.

Do I Really Need a Smart TV?

Yes. Smart TVs offer the ability to run Netflix, YouTube and other streaming applications without the need for external devices such as a Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Chromecast. Traditional “dumb” TV sets don’t come with these capabilities, and as a result, you will need to purchase these add-on devices separately.

What Else Should I Be Concerned About Besides the Picture and Sound Quality?

Most people don’t pay much attention to the type and number of input and output ports when buying a new TV, but it can often end up playing a crucial role later.

From HDMI ports to RCA connectors, you want to make sure that your new TV can support your current connectivity needs as well as provide the ability to expand in the future.

What Can You Expect To Pay?

High-definition TVs have come a long way and so have their prices. Depending on the brand and model you choose, you can expect to pay anywhere between $230 and $1,200, with 4K TVs being on the higher end of that range.

What Goes Into Our Review?

Our reviews are based on a thorough analysis of each TV including, but not limited to, their features, performance, costs, and warranties. In addition, we also consulted expert reviews and customer feedback to determine whether the TVs lived up to expectations. By taking all these factors into consideration, we’re able to create an unbiased listing of the best available TVs.

Best HD TVs

Without further ado, here is our list of the top 40-inch TVs that you can purchase right now. Let’s take a look at each of them.

Samsung UN40MU7000

The Samsung UN40M7000 40-inch TVs offers many fantastic features including comprehensive smart technology. Its LED display delivers outstanding picture quality with sharp contrast using its 4K Color Drive Pro and 4K HDR Pro technologies.

Its one remote can automatically detect and control all connected devices and content without manual programming. The slim, space-saving design allows it to fit almost anywhere whether mounting it on the wall or on the included stand.

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Easy to set up
  • Vivid, sharp picture
  • Budget-friendly for its capabilities

Cons

  • Limited viewing angles
  • High-contrast pictures can appear gray
Samsung HG40EE590SKXXU 40-Inch 1080p LED Display TV - Black
  • More efficient installation through improved plug-and-play capabilities
  • Protect content with advanced DRM technology
  • Customized, cost-efficient home menu
  • Extend content viewing arenas through wireless device-to-display connectivity
  • Headphone ID compatibility


 

43-Inch VIZIO E Series

This 43-inch set is part of VIZIO’s E series of TVs meant to provide superior quality at an affordable price. The device comes with VIZIO’s award-winning full-array local dimming technology which creates deep black levels with extraordinary depth and detail.

It uses Dolby Vision HDR to deliver superior color, brightness, and contrast. Its special scaling engine can transform HD and full-HD content to 4k ultra-HD resolution. The E Series uses VIZIO’s Smartcast based on Chromecast as its smart TV platform.

Pros

  • Affordable pricing
  • Excellent picture quality

Cons

  • Design not on par with the competition

 

Samsung UN40MU6300

The UN40MU6300 is another fantastic 40-inch TVs model from Samsung. It includes smart TV capabilities plus internal wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The screen comes with 4K Color Drive technology along with full 4K HDR resolution and dimming technology that deliver vibrant pictures and smooth contrast.

Pros

  • Excellent contrast
  • Great with fast-moving action

Cons

  • Picture quality decreases at wide angles
Samsung Series 6 J6300 40-Inch Full HD Smart Curved LED Television with Freeview HD (2015 Model)
  • Immerse yourself in the perfect Curved Full HD TV with 800 PQI
  • The leading Smart TV platform now faster with further streaming, catch-up and app services
  • Enhance your viewing with auto Depth Enhancer
  • Powerful Performance with Quad Core Processor


 

VIZIO D Series D40f-E1

The D40f-E1 from VIZIO is a 40-inch full-HD TV and the perfect option for those who want a high-performing smart TV at a budget-friendly cost. It comes packed with VIZIO’s internet apps which grant you access to your favorite apps for movie and music streaming.

It offers a full-array LED backlight which illuminates the entire screen for displaying uniform pictures. The Clear Action 240 technology and 120Hz refresh rate make it a great set for fast-moving content.

Pros

  • Wide viewing angle
  • Budget-friendly
  • Works with Google Assistant

Cons

  • Low brightness

 

LG 43UJ6300

The LG 43UJ6300 is a 43-inch 4K smart TV that comes with an integrated HDR feature that delivers an exceptional viewing experience. As an IPS LED TV the contrast ratio stays consistent regardless of the viewing angle, delivering rich colors and strong contrast.

It comes with True Color Accuracy technology that corrects any imperfections with the colors on the screen to make them more lifelike. A refresh rate of 60Hz along with TruMotion 120 allows for a smooth, even display.

The webOS Smart platform offers the usual streaming apps plus access to over 70 premium internet channels for free through the LG Channel Plus app.

Pros

  • Above-average sound output
  • Amazon and Netflix buttons on remote
  • Low motion blur

Cons

  • Lacking brightness
  • Underperforms with blacks
LG"43UN73006LC 43"" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with webOS"
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • webOS Smart Platform
  • Quad Core Processor 4K
  • Freeview HD Tuner

 


 

Sony KD43X720E

The Sony KD43X720E is an attractive, super-thin 43-inch 4K ultra-HD TV. It comes with Sony’s 4K X-Reality Pro technology which delivers lifelike detail and clarity.

It comes with an edge-lit LED screen for more picture quality and includes the Dynamic Contrast Enhancer technology which brings more brightness and texture. With MotionFlowRX technology and a 60Hz refresh rate, you can enjoy the fast-moving action without any blur.

Pros

  • Attractive design
  • Easy-to-use menus
  • YouTube and Netflix buttons on remote

Cons

  • Underperforms in HDR

 

Sony Bravia KD43XE8004 

The KD43XE8004 is a 43-inch 4K UHD TV with HDR running on Android’s smart platform. It’s an edge-lit LED unit with 4K X-Reality Pro technology that offers excellent picture quality with extra-fine details and a screen that can be viewed perfectly at wide angles.

Using the powerful Triluminos technology, it delivers vivid and realistic colors. The 60Hz refresh rate and Motionflow XR technology deliver smooth motion for any type of content. If you’re interested in voice control, Google Assistant is included, and it’s also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa.

Pros

  • Handles fast motion perfectly
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Smooth colors

Cons

  • Uneven blacks
  • Low contrast
Sony BRAVIA KD43XH81 - 43-inch - LED - 4K Ultra HD - High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Smart TV (Android TV) - with Voice Remote - (Black, 2020 model)
  • More colour, contrast and clarity: Our powerful X1 processor uses advanced algorithms to cut noise and enhance the picture whilst our 4K X-Reality Pro uses a unique database to upscale images even closer to 4K resolution**quality of upscaled picture will vary depending on the input source
  • Vivid, real world colour: By widening the colour spectrum, our TRILUMINOS Display reproduces more colours than a conventional television
  • With Dolby Vision, the KD-43XH81 provides a cinematic experience with stunning colours and excellent contrast. While Dolby Audio provides an immersive audio experience.
  • Voice Remote and Google Assistant: Talk to the remote to find films and TV series, switch apps, have your questions answered, or even control other smart home devices, such as your smart lights; connect your Alexa-enabled devices to the KD43XH81 TV to control the volume and more using just your voice; access streaming services in an instant, including Netflix, Prime Video and Google Play Movies, or catch-up when it suits you best with On-Demand TV; display content from your smartphone, tablet and other devices with Chromecast built-in (Android or iOS) or Apple AirPlay (iOS).*Google, Android, Android TV and other related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. Use of this TV requires consent to Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.Applications availability varies by country, language and device. Feature availability depends on country and availability of compatible products. Also may require software update. Third party services and content may be subject to terms & conditions and payment and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time *2 AirPlay and HomeKit are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Beautifully designed: With its narrow bezel, a premium metal blade stand and the new premium aluminium remote, this flat screen 65 inch TV is luxurious and looks refined in any environment