40 Inch TV’s are perhaps the most popular of all of the available TV sizes and perfectly bridge the gap between price and performance. As a result there are lots of models available and the choice can be overwhelming to the non-technical. To help, we’ve picked out a couple of the best 40 inch TV’s you can buy at deal prices right now.
1) Toshiba 40TL868B
What we like – Full HD 3D Support, Smart Enabled, LED Backlit, Under £500 is great value, Freeview HD Tuner, What Hi-Fi Award winner
Best deal – View Deal at Ebuyer.com
Details – The Toshiba 40TL868B is currently our value for money champion and features a specification that surpasses many considerably more expensive TV’s. Don’t just take out word for it, What Hi-Fi magazine were so impressed they awarded it their highest accolade.
Key Features of the Toshiba 40TL868B Include:-
3D Support – You’ll still need to purchase 3D glasses separately to view 3D content but the fact that the Toshiba 40TL868B supports 3D helps to future proof your new purchase. Importantly, the Toshiba 40TL868B produces full HD 3D which is something many more expensive TV’s still fail to produce.
Freeview HD – It amazes us just how many new TV’s are still shipping with standard Freeview receivers. No such issue here, the Toshiba 40TL868B comes with a built in Freeview HD receiver negating the need for a separate HD box.
1080P LED Panel – The Toshiba 40TL868B uses a full HD 1920 x 1080 panel with LED backlighting resulting in a crisp clear image with accurate black reproduction.
Smart Enabled – Via an optional Wifi dongle or network cable the Toshiba 40TL868B provides access to online content without the need for a computer, console or other device.
The Toshiba 40TL868B ticks all the right boxes, it has a comprehensive feature set, looks great and is also great value. Even if you have no intention of immediately using the 3D support it’s still makes a lot of sense to buy a TV supports this option. There’s an increasing number of 3d broadcasts planned in the coming year or two so this feature is likely to increase in importance.
The best price we could find the Toshiba 40TL868B for was just under £450 making it the best value 40 Inch TV deal available at the time of writing this post.
2) Samsung UE40D5520
What we like – Superb 2D image quality, excellent smart TV features, Smart Hub, Freeview HD Tuner
Best deal – View Deal at JohnLewis.com
Details – The Samsung UE40D55220 doesn’t feature the 3D support found on the Toshiba above but it does excel at 2D picture quality. The images produced are vibrant and crisp and some of the best we’ve seen on any TV under £800, let alone at the sub £500 price the Samsung UE40D55220 is available for.
It’s party piece is the excellent “smart hub” user interface which massively simplifies the selection of sources, programmes and apps. It is without a doubt the most accomplished Smart TV interface currently available and boasts 70+ downloadable apps, a decent web browser with flash support, Skype calls directly from your TV and of course both iPlayer and Youtube access.
At the time of writing this post the best deal we could find was just under £480 from John Lewis. It is possible to find the Samsung UE40D55220 slightly cheaper but the full 5 year guarantee provided by John Lewis justifies the slight increase in price.