In the archives of recent past, a 40-inch TV was considered rather a massive electronic to have in your living area – although admittedly this was back at the end of the CRT era, when TVs were thicker than most entertainment centers and weighed more, too. Those days are now long behind us, with 95-inch TVs now the main staple of American living rooms (with Europe not far behind).
It’s easy to assume that given the need to go bigger and better all the time, the lowly 40-inch TV might be going the way of the dodo. However, that’s not the case though, especially if you want an upgrade from a 32-inch set that won’t suddenly overwhelm your living room, a 40-inch TV is a superb option. You still get a great experience for movies and games. Priceless to note, 40-inch TVs are much cheaper on average than their 55 and 65-inch counterparts.
We know for a fact, over the recent years, the market has seen an influx of 40” TVs, this apart from giving you a wide variety to choose from, it has also made finding the original ideal TV to compliment your specific demands to be a daunting activity. For this reason, we took the initiative to save you the hassle and compile to you this crème de la crème review of the 10 bests 40” TVs, the market has in store for you.
- List of Best 40-inch TV Reviews In 2018:
- 10. Hisense Best 40-inch LED TV (2018 Model)
- 9. Skyworth E-Series 1080P 40-inch TV 60 Hz Dolby Audio Sound 40E2
- 8. Samsung Electronics Best 40-inch TV – 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
- 7. Sony KDL Best 40-inch TVs – 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV
- 6. TCL 40-inch TVs 1080p LED
- 5. Samsung 40-inch TVs – Flat 40” 4K UHD 7 Series Smart TV 2018
- 4. Samsung Electronics Best 40-inch TVs 1080p Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
- 3. VIZIO D40-D1 D-Series 40-inch TV 1920 x 1080 Class Full Array LED Smart TV
- 2. Samsung 40-inch TV 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model)
- 1. TCL 40-inch TV 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
List of Best 40-inch TV Reviews In 2018:
10. Hisense Best 40-inch LED TV (2018 Model)
- By: Hisense 40-inch TVs
To kickstart the review, is the 40H3080E 40” 1080p LED TV from Hisense. This 40-inch class screens are ideal for guest bedrooms, home gyms, college dorms and other smaller spaces. It features a Full High Definition 1080p resolution, that offers you with a crisp, sharper and detailed picture than HD 720p. additionally, it also entails Motion Rate technology within its crafting, that minimizes delays during fast-moving scenes. And that’s not all, fast-paced video games can be processed in less than 35 milliseconds to reduce input lag and color inaccuracies.
And if that’s not enough, you will be pleased with the fact that it features HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) support, that allows for your external AV devices to talk to and control one another.
9. Skyworth E-Series 1080P 40-inch TV 60 Hz Dolby Audio Sound 40E2
- By: Skyworth 40-inch TVs
The Skyworth E-series 1080P 40” LED TV is loaded with picture features that really boost the picture quality. The full-array LED backlighting achieves much better peak whites and deeper blacks than seen on previous versions of the E series. Colors are also going to benefit from this backlighting scheme, as there will be less washout and uniformity issues.
What’s more this elegant E-series features a stylish design, entailing a detailed and luxurious black piano finish. Enabling to complement the décor of any room in your living area.
And that’s not all, it also features a Firefox OS and a Free view Play catch-up TV app. To add onto that, it’s a smart TV, featuring a usable interface that lets you watch Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video.
8. Samsung Electronics Best 40-inch TV – 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
- By: Samsung 40-inch TVs
If you are looking for the absolute best picture quality available in a 40-inch TV, then the Samsung UN40MU6290 40-inch should be at the top of your list. A slight price premium over our top pick, but for the extra money you’re getting a remarkably good-looking image with great colors and contrast.
What’s more, it also features a remarkably responsive screen, with input lag being so low as to be almost imperceptible. We’re also a big fan of Samsung’s Tizen operating system, which offers easy-access to all the major streaming services available.
Nevertheless, the Samsung UN40MU6290 is a better-looking set, it just depends if it has everything else to suit your TV watching needs. As it is able to offer you with smooth action on fast-moving content with a motion rate of 120.
7. Sony KDL Best 40-inch TVs – 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV
- By: Sony 40-inch TVs
Experience the detail of Full HD 1080p across all your entertainment, with the Sony KDL40W650D 40-inch smart, LED TV. From Blu-ray Discs to your favorite TV shows, you can see it all in perfect clarity on the big screen with this Sony TV. Furthermore, you will be able to enjoy outstanding clarity, sharpness and picture quality with everything you watch.
This is due to the fact that it features a combination of noise reduction technologies that sharpen every scene, so the picture gleams with clear detail. And that’s not all, you can easily link up the set to your home network, due to the fact that it features a built-in Wi-Fi. Thus, enabling you to go online and browse movies, enjoy video channels like YouTube and have access to services like Netflix and Hulu.
And if that’s not enough, you will be pleased with the fact that the screen has a narrow frame, accented with minimal bezels, so that you can focus your entertainment with near edge-to-edge pictures.
6. TCL 40-inch TVs 1080p LED
- By: TCL 40-inch TVs
If you have been craving to enjoy premium picture quality and tremendous value in a sophisticated design, then the TCL 40D100 40” LED TV is just perfect for bringing entertainment to any room in the house. This flat screen LED HDTV features Full High Definition (1080p) resolution for brilliant color and contrast. Direct LED backlighting delivers darker blacks and luminous brightness while maintaining superior energy efficiency. Additionally, the slim frame design and quad pedestal stand lend a premium look while the three HDMI inputs allow you to connect your favorite devices.
And that’s not all, it features a USB port, that enables you to connect a digital camera or another USB device to display photos or play music. To add to that, it also entails Dolby Digital processing, that completes the home theater experience with immersive sound projection.
5. Samsung 40-inch TVs – Flat 40” 4K UHD 7 Series Smart TV 2018
- By: Samsung 40-inch TVs
Featuring an elegant slim design, the Samsung 40NU7100 40” 4K UHD 7 series smart TV is a set that both you and your guest will admire. With this masterpiece amongst your prized possessions, it will offer you with stunning high dynamic range content including the latest HDR10+ content that adjust picture quality scene by scene.
What’s more, it features incredibly fluid motion enabling you to experience smooth action on fast-moving content, thanks to its 120 Motion Rate. And that’s not all, its universal guide brings your favorite content from multiple devices and apps together in one easy-to-browse menu. It recommends popular shows and can even make custom recommendations tailored just for you.
Priceless to note, when Samsung devices connect to each other, you can enjoy, seamless entertainment, streamlined shopping and connected moments with your loved ones.
4. Samsung Electronics Best 40-inch TVs 1080p Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
- By: Samsung 40-inch TVs
The Samsung Electronics UN40M5300A smart LED TV enables you to bring all your favorite TV shows, movies, games, and media content to life with the in vivid, vibrant Full HD 1080p with twice the resolution of standard HD TV. In addition to that, you can also access all your favorites with intuitive Smart TV features and Wi-Fi Built-in for a more interactive, more connected home entertainment experience.
This feature enables you to easily have access to your favorite programs, video on demand, apps and social media. And that’s not all, it also entails a DTS premium sound 5.1 that optimizes your entertainment experience with enhanced sound richness and clarity.
Additionally, it features an Eco Sensor technology that enables you to enjoy a crystal clear picture while saving energy with technology that adapts the screen’s brightness to the intensity of the light in the room.
3. VIZIO D40-D1 D-Series 40-inch TV 1920 x 1080 Class Full Array LED Smart TV
- By: VIZIO 40-inch TVs
What makes the VIZIO D40-D1 D-series Smart TV to be truly a masterpiece 40” TV, is the fact that it features a full-array LED backlight that distributes LEDs behind the entire screen. Thus, delivering to you a superior light uniformity and picture performance.
In addition to that, it enables you to instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more premium apps straight from the internet to your TV, thanks to the VIZIO internet Apps Plus feature and the built-in Wi-Fi. Featuring a new modern design, and brilliant picture quality, VIZIO’s D-Series brings you HD entertainment at an incredible value.
And if that’s not enough, you will be blown with the fact that its super easy to navigate the set as it features a convenient seven-position App Launcher and Full-Screen App Home, that makes it simpler to discover new apps and find what you want.
2. Samsung 40-inch TV 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model)
- By: Samsung 40-inch TVs
Coming in strongly in the runners-up position is none other than the UN40J5200 40” smart LED TV from Samsung. By now you might be wondering why products from Samsung have featured majorly in this review, the answer is simply because of their top-notch detailed features entangled within their crafting. Offering you with the unmatched quality viewing experience.
With built-in Wi-Fi, Smart TV technology, and Full HD 1080p, the Samsung J5200 40-Inch Smart TV provides you with a high-resolution picture, while also allowing you to browse the web or access smart apps to easily find your favorite media. What’s more, it features a DTS Premium Sound 5.1 that offers you with superior surround sound, and Motion Rate 60 delivers seamless motion for an enjoyable viewing experience.
And that’s not all, you will be pleased with the fact that it features an eco-sensor technology, that intelligently adapts the screen’s brightness to help efficiently manage energy use.
1. TCL 40-inch TV 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
- By: TCL 40-inch TVs
Alas! The crème de la crème of 40” TVs is the undisputed TCL 40S305 smart LED TV. Already one of the world’s best-selling consumer electronics brands, TCL is now the fastest-growing TV brand in North America. With this masterpiece set from TCL, you will be able to transform your smartphone or tablet into a full-function Roku remote with voice control, the ability to browse and add new channels, even listen to TV audio on headphones connected to your mobile device.
Additionally, the super-simple Roku TV remote has only 20 buttons to make navigating easier. Featuring around half the buttons of a traditional TV remote, you won’t have to struggle to find the button you need.
What’s more, with a 120Hz refresh rate, this stylish and elegant television set apart from complimenting your living room decorum, it also enables you to enjoy fast moving action scenes with virtually no motion blur.