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40 inch TV Reviews – Best Guide for 40″ and 43 inch Smart LED 4k Ultra HD TVs for Sale – Buy a 40 inch 4k Flat Screen Television with Confidence!

 
Stephan Jukic – Updated November 22, 2017
Overview

The 4K TVs we’re about to cover here are all in the 40 to 45 inch range and as such they cover the smallest existing size bracket of 4K TV size ranges –anything lower and you’d be looking at buying a 4K monitor instead of a TV.

Furthermore, as a general rule, smaller 4K ultra HD TVs are not quite as recommendable as their larger cousins if you want to truly appreciate the particular benefits of 4K resolution. On a smaller screen, the difference between 4K resolution at 3840 x 2160 pixels and Full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels is visible only from very close distances outside the scope of normal viewing range. Thus, the ideal purchasing size for a 4K TV sits at above 50 inches and even more comfortable in the 60 inch+ range.

However, even with the above in mind, we still firmly think that a 40 to 45 inch 4K TV is a much better purchasing choice than its Full HD counterpart. The reasons are quite simple: First of all, the resolution benefit is indeed there. Even if it’s not easily visible from a normal TV viewing distance, it will be noticed from close up, in case you decide to use the TV for gaming or watch it in a cramped space. Secondly, because 4K TVs also come with other cutting-edge display enhancement technologies, they create superior picture quality through more than just their pixel count. Thus, you can get the benefit of display specs like HDR (high dynamic range), enhanced color and superior backlighting. Some of these and others aren’t even available in many HDTVs.

Thus, while the following TVs may not be the best choice for 4K viewing due to size, they’re superior display performers in all other regards.

A Note on viewing Distance

Viewing distance in a 4K UHD TV is a factor of the TVs size and at what range it can be enjoyed most immersively while also presenting a sharp picture. With 40 to 45 inch 4K TVs, the sharpness won’t be a problem at almost any distance with pixels all but invisible in native 4K content unless you’re just a couple feet from the screen.

That said, ideal home entertainment room viewing for these smaller models is a bit longer than that, at about 6 to 6.5 feet, or just over 1.8 to 1.9 meters, which is less than the 4K TV average of 8 to 11 feet for larger TV models. At a distance of 6 to 6.5 feet, native content and upscaled high quality non-4K content will look great and even these smaller TV displays will still provide a decent amount of immersion. This distance is their “golden zone” for optimal TV entertainment display.

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Now, before we move onto our Top 5 40-45 inch 4K ultra HD TVs themselves take note that after these listings we also cover several crucial points to consider about buying a 4K TV. These are all examined carefully right after the following 4K TVs and are worth reading, particularly if you’re a newcomer to this technology.

 

The 4 Best 40-45 inch 4K TVs of 2017

Now, without further delay, we get down to the list of TVs themselves. The following are the 5 4K ultra HD models we consider to be the best in their 40 to 43 inch size range on the current market. This list will later undergo updates as newer models emerge in 2018 and beyond so check back down the road. A smaller, cheaper models, all of the following 4K TVs offer a native 60Hz refresh rate unless otherwise stated in specific listings.

Samsung UN40MU7000 4K UHD HDR LCD TV (40 Inches)

Samsung MU7000 4K HDR TV

 

Samsung’s MU7000 40 inch 4K LCD TV is undoubtedly the single best ultra HD television of 2017 in this compact size range. Last year it was a Sony model which took the crown as number one but now Samsung has definitely beaten Sony with the MU7000. While it doesn’t offer the highly premium specs of its QLED flagship cousins, the MU7000 delivers a native 120Hz refresh rate and some genuinely solid high dynamic range support, with 10-bit color and wide color gamut. It also offers one stunningly good contrast ratio with excellent black levels that will all work together to make your regular television content and high dynamic range movies in particular look fantastic on this model’s screen. What you basically get with the MU7000 40 inch model are all of the exact same display and motion handling performance specs of its larger 55 and 65 inch versions but in a compact package. Check out our detailed review and Amazon’s own pricing for this little TV below for all the particulars.

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Sony XBR-43X800E 4K UHD HDR LCD TV (43 Inches)

Sony 4K HDR LCD TV X800E

Sony’s 43 inch X800E is one of the company’s smallest 2017 4K TVs but despite its diminutive size, this model still manages to pack plenty of high quality display performance into its technology. Featuring full high dynamic range color delivery and some decent brightness, the TV also offers wide viewing angles due to its IPS panel TV screen. On the other hand, this also means a low but still decent contrast level. More importantly though, the X800E comes with excellent motion handling and is a very useful 4K HDR TV for use as a large PC monitor, starter 4K TV, gaming display or as a great extra bedroom television. Sony has priced the 43 inch model very attractively and this little television is currently retailing for a very reasonable budget price, which you can check for even further discounts in the link below. Our review of the X800E covers all of its pros and cons in deep detail as well.

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Samsung UN43MU6300 4K UHD HDR LCD TV (40 inches)

Samsung MU6300 4K HDR TV

Samsung’s MU6300 40 inch model is very nearly as powerful as the MU7000 in many ways but lacks some of the more vibrant HDR color performance and motion handling metrics of its pricier cousin. However, when it comes to contrast and black levels (both of which are crucial to TV picture quality), the MU6300 performs beautifully. Overall, this is one perfectly robust 4K HDR TV with great basic high dynamic range performance, full access to the Samsung smart TV platform and its selection of apps, and full connectivity as shared by its more expensive cousins. It’s also a fantastically good 4K and HD console gaming TV while also serving very smoothly as a solid PC monitor if that’s what you’d like to use the MU6300 for. We also can’t complain about its excellent price tag. We’d rank the MU6300 higher than the Sony X800E but the Sony model’s slightly better motion handling wins out in this case. Finally, this model offers all the usual core connectivity specs, HEVC compatibility, VP9 decoding, HDCP 2.2 and Samsung’s fantastic smart TV OS, Tizen, which works together with those connectivity fucntions at offering access to the maximum possible range of entertainment options.

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Samsung KU6300 6-Series 4K UHD “HDR” TV (43 Inches)

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Sharing most of the same display and design features in common with the MU6300 we mention right above, the KU6300 and its curved KU6500 version come in several sizes, of which the 40 and 43 inch models fit into this particular guide. The KU6300 and 6500 lack the 1000 nit+ peak brightness of Samsung’s pricier 4K HDR TVs like the QLED models and also fail to quite reach the same vibrancy as their 2017 MU-Series cousins. That said, this is one of Samsung’s most affordable 2016 4K TVs and for its price, it offers up some very good overall display specs.

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4K TV and HDR Connectivity

All of the 4K TVs on the list above and pretty much all newer 4K UHD TVs from the major brands offer the same essential package of connectivity specs regardless of their dimensions and price. Some brands and models may include one more or one less HDMI or USB port or may lack/include a particular newer connectivity spec like HDMI 2.0a (for HDR content) vs. HDMI 2.0. However, generally, physical connectivity for content and smart TV functionality stays the same across the board. Thus, here are those core essentials:

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HDMI: HDMI is the single most important connectivity spec in any 4K UHD TV. It’s what the majority of content from external media devices will enter the TV from and for 4K content in particular, HDMI 2.0 is crucial for a smooth frame rate/refresh rate transfer at 60Hz or 60 frames per second. Virtually all external Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, media player, gaming console and set-top box media sources like the Roku Streaming Stick Plus or the Amazon Fire 4K TV box will connect to your TV via HDMI 2.0 ports on the device. HDMI 2.0a is also now on the scene for the sake of 4K video with HDR from external sources however not all 4K TV models have this spec or the necessary firmware updates for it quite yet, though a majority of Samsung, Sony and LG TVs have gotten HDMI 2.0 updates as of late 2015.

USB: USB is the standard issue peripheral device connectivity spec through which you can connect your 4K TV to external devices like smartphones, tablets, low-intensity media players, hard drives and other such gadgets. USB is generally used for charging external devices through your TV or transferring things like music files and non-4K video files. However, for any sort of 4K video, USB ports, even of the higher-end USB 3.0 type, cannot be used for effective 4K video transmission. Most 4K TVs from 2015 offer only USB 2.0 via 2 to 4 ports.

Internet Connectivity/WiFi: Definitely the most crucial media connection spec in any 4K TV after HDMI, or possibly even more important than the former, Internet connectivity through Ethernet is vital to getting the most out of your 4K UHD TV. It’s through your Ethernet connection that the vast majority of 4K streaming content will arrive and it’s also through internet connectivity in general that an ultra HD TV’s smart functionality truly works at its maximum capacity. This applies for 4K video apps from sources like Netflix, for numerous other non-4K media apps and for all of the browsing, search and smart interactivity features of your TV’s smart platform.

set-top boxes like the 4K Amazon Fire TV will need HDMI and Ethernet connectivity

set-top boxes like the 4K Amazon Fire TV will need HDMI and Ethernet connectivity

However, for 4K video in particular to work effectively on a 4K TV, the ISP connection behind your Ethernet cable has to offer a minimum of 15Mbps or more ideally 20 or more Mbps. These are the speeds at which canned and live 4K content stream. Furthermore, HEVC (version H.265), VP9 (mainly for YouTube 4K videos) and HDCP 2.2 specs have to all be built into your TV for access to the majority of commercial 4K content sources from the web or from external devices via HDMI. Luckily, most 4K TVs and all of the TVs we’ve listed above offer these particular specs.

Finally, WiFi comes built into all newer model 4K TVs like those we’ve covered above, and while WiFi in its current form can’t be used to broadcast 4K video sources to other devices in your home, it’s very useful for conventional internet browsing and for sharing content between your other display devices and your TV. Thus, through special mirroring technologies found in most 4K TVs, you can share an HD video from your smartphone to your TV and enjoy the clip on the larger screens upscaling-capable display.

Smart TV Platforms

Smart TV functionality is the backbone of the modern 4K TV and all models come with their own particular smart platform. However, not all smart platforms are created equal, with some offering many more features than others. The best smart OS on the market will include extras like voice search, voice control, gesture controls and specialized display and content manipulation features or full web browsers. On the other hand, all modern smart TV platforms, from best to worst, offer the basics of search menus, access to media apps and features for accessing content from external devices you’ve connected to your TV.

Samsung's Smart Hub smart TV platform

Samsung’s Smart Hub smart TV platform

Currently, the best smart TV platforms on the market are quite likely Roku’s Roku TV platform, LG’s WebOS 3.5, then Samsung’s Tizen smart TV OS with Smart Hub, and finally, Sony’s Android TV platform in all of their 4K TVs. From there we also have Vizio’s smartcast and a wide range of external smart streaming device OS systems that can be plugged into any 4K TV with HDMI (all existing models) for instant installation of an entirely new smart interface and its own selections of apps.. Premium 4K TVs also usually come with so called smart remotes, which further enhance the smart platform manipulation experience.

Upscaling and Native 4K viewing

All 4K TVs obviously enough offer 4K display in native resolution for native 4K ultra HD content, but not all models deliver this to the same degree of quality. 4K pixel counts alone aren’t the benchmark for what makes content in this resolution good. Other factors like source material quality and delivery mechanism are also crucial, as well as a given TVs own native display specs for color, contrast, motion control and brightness. Thus, a 4K video from a 4K Blu-ray player being transmitted via HDMI will look far superior to a 4K video being streamed across a 15Mbps internet connection to your TV.

Furthermore, there is the process of upscaling to consider. All 4K TVs today have upscaling engines and because the majority of content today is still in non-4K resolution, these algorithmic engines in the TVs processor core are crucial for making non-HD content look superior in a 4K TV. All of the models we’ve covered above offer great or even fantastic upscaling engines.

Other Display Features

We already covered the other display benefits of 4K TVs, which go beyond simply their extra resolution, in our introduction to this guide, so we won’t go into detail here. Needless to say, enhanced color, HDR, faster refresh rates and superior brightness are all bonus features that often make a 4K TV’s quality about much more than just pixels.

Full-array LED backlighting in a 4K TV

Full-array LED backlighting in a 4K TV

Backlighting and Local Dimming

Backlighting in 4K TVs can basically be divided into two different general categories: You have your LCD/LED TVs and your OLED TVs. The former depend on LEDs behind an LCD filter screen for lighting of onscreen content and the latter, OLED, depend on self-illuminating pixels right inside the TVs surface screen. None of the 4K TVs in this 40-43 inch TV guide are OLED models but if you’re interested in known the deep details about which of these two technologies is better, check out our OLED vs. LCD TV guide here:

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  • Ronny
    May 17, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Hi there!
    Just for ask something, why its not included panasonic on the list? is a bad television? Because I think the model VIERA TH-40DX600U is really good or not?
    I appreciate your help, thanks!

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      May 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Hi there Ronny, we have no bias against the Panasonic models at all and in fact think that many of them are excellent 4K TVs with plenty to praise about them. However, our site mostly focuses on products which are available to both the North American and international markets, with a particular focus on North American sales availability. This is the main reason why there has been little mention of Panasonic’s TH-40DX600U and other likely superb models from the brand. We reviewed a couple of Panasonic 4K TVs in 2014 and 2015 and generally found them to be great models however.

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  • Ronny
    May 17, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks a lot, I understand now why I can’t see panasonic here hahaha but I appreciate your answer, you are the best 😉 cheers from New Zealand!

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  • Tanvi
    May 26, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Hi Stephan,

    I would like to ask If i would like to select between Sony Bravia and Panasonic which model would you suggest.I am in India.
    I am looking for a 40″ TV.

    Reagrds,
    Tanvi.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      May 26, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Hello Tanvi, this is a bit tricky to answer since we don’t review the Panasonic models too much here on our site. From the last reviews we did, these are great 4K TVs but we have much more experience with the Sony Bravia TVs and consider them to mostly be great models. So my biased opinion tends towards the Sony. However, tell me which Sony model you’re thinking of for a better idea of what to suggest.

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  • Mohammed ali
    June 16, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I need a new tv should i go for china local brands which are cheap in our country or famous brands like sony is there diffrence in picture quality.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      June 16, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Hey there Mohammed, I’d definitely recommend going for a premium brand if you don’t mind paying the extra retail cost. Some Chinese brands like TCL and Hisense are now releasing fairly good 4K UHD TVs and Hisense in particular is now also selling very decent HDR models at reasonable prices but most of them don’t compare with a high end Son or Samsung 4K HDR TV and even less so with the smart platform quality of these premium brands. However, if you’re going to use an external smart platform from a set-top box, some of the better Hisense TVs might actually deliver better picture quality than some mid-range 4K LCD TVs from a brand like LG.

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  • rakhi
    June 27, 2016 at 9:23 am

    hii stephen ,

    iam rakhi and aim from india . and i am looking for a SMART LED TV in 40″ display .. so give me some list of TV which u r preferably liked so that i can pick one of them .. waiting for ur answer

    rakhi

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  • rakhi
    June 27, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    hi srephen ,

    iam from india and i want to buy a new 40″ SMART LED TV .. so i want suggestion from u that inwhich brand and which model should i look for … can u suggest me some of the TVs that u prefer me ?? ..

    waiting for ur reply

    regards
    rakhi

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  • Jason
    July 2, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Not sure how to ask this, I’m thinking of buying a PlayStation 4 but I’m hearing the Neo is coming and it’s going to be 4K but there isn’t if any games that support 4K yet would it be wise to upgrade to a 4K tv now, it’s going in my bedroom so the 40in might be my best option, what advice could ya guys give me ty.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 4, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Hey there Jason, i’d argue that it is in fact a good idea to get a 4K TV right about now. You don’t need to splurge on one of the giant premium models but a smaller 2016 Vizio P-Series, M-Series or D-Series model would all be great choices. They’re excellent TVs for 4K gaming from a console or as 4K gaming PC monitors and when the Neo emerges, they’d be great TVs for its HDR nad UHD graphics capacities. Furthermore, well before the Neo, the Xbox One S is coming out after August of this year and it too will support 4K game upscaling and 4K vide playback as well. 4K TV technology has now advanced enough that the better 2015 models and most 2016 4K TVs will stay quite relevant for at least a few years.

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  • diana
    July 10, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    HI Stephan,

    I new to buying a 4k television and I was seeking some advise. I am interested in purchasing a Samsung curve tv a 40 to 43 inch
    My home is small and I didn’t want to overwhelm the space with a huge tv. There is about 6 feet space between where was sitting and where the TV would viewed
    Our son is a gamer so he will use it ocasionally and we like to watch movies. Would samsung be the best choice? Also is there any additional add on I would need to purchase to make the viewing experience better. Thank you so much in advance!

    .

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 16, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Hi there Diana, apologies for the delayed reply and Ihope this answer finds you in time. First of all, If you’re going to be buying a 4K TV that’s in that smaller size range, I’d recommend you forget about the curved design unless you simply like how it looks. Curved TV screens add no extra vlaue at all to picture quality or immersion and are for the most part just an excuse for a pointlessly higher retail price. This guide to cured vs. flat that I wrote a while back explains the details of this carefully.

      That said, yes, Samsung’s 4K TVs are in fact some of the best models on the market for a mix of gaming and gaming. This applies especially to the 2016 TVs like the KS8000. However, the smallest size any of these or the 2015 SUHD TVs is 49 inches. Thus i’d suggest going for one of them even if they’re a bit bigger and perhaps costlier at $1,297.99.

      Another excellent option if you’d like to save a bit more money but still get a superb TV for gaming and movie watching in particular is the 2016 Vizio P-Series 4K TV. It’s almost as good as the Samsung model I mentioned above and the 50 inch model (the smallest) retails for just $999.

      Moving beyond these, for slightly lower priced TVs, a great choice would be the KU7000 from Samsung, which we reviewed here. It’s 43 inch version sells for just $797.99 and it is a very good 4K TV for video games. However, for watching movies in superb quality, the other 4K TVs I mentioned above are considerably better performers.

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  • Sanj
    July 19, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Hi Stephen! I just want to ask you which 4K TVs between 40-45″ are more sharper colour wise , brightnesswise out of Sony and Samsung ? Thank you

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  • Lenin
    August 1, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Stephen,
    I am having trouble finding a HDR10 TV for the newly released Xbox one S.
    I need something that is at maximum width 40″ as the TV will go inside a furniture piece.
    Are there any TVs that meet my needs?
    Thanks in advance for your response

    Lenin

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  • Weisserhelge
    August 17, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Hi,
    im searching for a 4k tv as a monitor for my pc
    on my search i stumbled upon that lg tv : http://www.lg.com/de/tv/lg-40UH630V
    but i cant find a single indept test, might be due to the different names for each region
    so i hope you might help me out on linking to a test of that one or give me another name i might be able to search further

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  • Vibhor Verma
    August 28, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Hi Stephen,

    I am from India and looking to buy a 43″ 4K TV. The model sold here are quite different from International/North America market. e.g. Here, Sony X850C (2015 model) and X830D (2016 model) both offer Triluminous Display, only differences being 4K Processor X-1 as well as 4K X-Reality PRO in X850C (but with Motionflow XR 200Hz) and only 4K X-Reality PRO in X830D (but with Motionflow XR 800Hz). Samsung doesn’t sell KU7000/KU7500 43″ Flat TV’s in India, but they sell KU6000 and KU6470 with only differences being Active Crystal Color in KU6470 and PurColor in KU6000. Which TV should I buy out of these 4? I listed some features here for you as you has experience of all these features albeit in different models from Sony/Samsung. So here’s the summary,

    1) Sony 43″ X850C – Non-3D, 4K Processor X-1, 4K X-Reality PRO, Motionflow XR 200Hz
    2) Sony 43″ X830D – Non-3D, 4K X-Reality PRO, Motionflow XR 800Hz
    3) Samsung 43″ KU6470 – Non-3D, Active Crystal Color, Motion Rate 120Hz
    4) Samsung 43″ KU6000 – Non-3D, PurColor, Motion Rate 120Hz

    Please suggest.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      September 7, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Hello there Vibhor, I’d suggest the Sony X850C most among those models. The Samsung KU TVs are definitely inferior to the X850C in all their specs except the superiorty of their contrast and black performance and the Sony X830D is a model I don’t quite recognize so I can’t comment on it with precision. However, I do know the X850C and it is a great 2015 Sony HDR TV.

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  • peter northen
    September 29, 2016 at 7:47 am

    What’s the difference in between samsung eu40ku6400 and eu40ku6470 please

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  • Irene
    November 22, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Please recommend a smart tv in the cad$400-500 range. I am from British Columbia, Canada.

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  • Mukesh
    November 23, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Stephen,

    I am a first time TV buyer, and my budget is around $600. I have been following your website closely for reviews and finally I have shortlisted Sony XBR X800D (my favorite so far), Samsung KU6300 and Vizio M Series. These three TVs are also fitting in my budget, but the only thing is I am getting Samsung KU6300 50″ for $399.99 brand new from Micro Center. After comparing the ratings and reviews, it seems like Sony X800D is a winner and Samsung and Vizio comes 2nd and 3rd respectively. Please let me know as I have an apartment in downtown on 9th floor with plenty of brightness and it’s quite small maybe 480 Sq. Ft, please suggest which would be a great deal because the Samsung KU6300 for $399.99 seems a steal. I really appreciate your website. Thanks.

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  • Michael
    November 29, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Stephen,

    Just came across this article now, so sorry for the late question. I wanted to ask about the Sony X800D, you mentioned that it won’t support 24p playback, but I looked on Sony’s site and it says that frame rate is supported. Is this just a typo on their part or perhaps a firmware update has been added since you initially wrote the article?

    Thanks so much,
    – Michael

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      December 5, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Hey there Micheal. If I said that in the review itself, I apologize. it was a mistake and will be corrected. the X800D does indeed support 24p movie playback and fairly decently, though not as well as pricier Sony TV models like the X850D and X930D.

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  • Kllint
    January 3, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Hello Stephen,
    I can not find Sony X800D in my region. Is it named differently in Europe?
    I could buy TVs available at http://geizhals.eu/
    What is a better choice:
    Philips 43PUS6401 or Panasonic TX-40DX600
    Philips 43PUS6501 or Panasonic TX-40DX700
    Which one has better picture quality and response time?
    What is better when connected to PC as a monitor?
    In my region Panasonic DX600 costs 50 euros more than Philips PUS 6401.
    How to enable HDR on Philips, does it support HDR when playing from USB?
    When I was testing it at the store it was showing message “unsupported format” and using YouTube it loads only SDR.
    Difference between Panasonic TX-40DX700 and TX-40DX700B?
    Any suggestions in the same price range?
    Thanks

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      January 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Hey there Kllint. I’ve already answered your question about the Sony TV in another comment you left. As for your inquiries about the Philips and Panasonic TVs, I can’t really give you much information on them since we haven’t yet reviewed these models and aren’t likely to for the time being since they’re not sold on the NA market all that much.

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  • kllint
    January 4, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Hello Stephen,
    I can not find Sony X800D in my region. Is it named differently in Europe?
    I could buy TVs available at http://geizhals.eu/

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      January 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Hello there kllint, I belive that the X800D is called the XD83 on the European market. This is the closest matching TV type I can find, in terms of display sizes as well (43 inches and 49 inches).

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  • Nnamdi
    January 20, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Hi. Can you review the LG UHD 654V model. I just bought it and I would appreciate your honest opinion. The manufacture date is November 2016, so am hoping it would be good even though it is 43 inches.

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  • Janet
    March 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I’m in my late 80’s and need to buy a 40″ 4K smart tv UHD-don’t understand all the technical jargon.
    just give me the facts so I can take to dealer and say “this is what I want” Name the best in your opinion
    with all the bells and whistles (last one I’ll ever buy)
    Price range $500-$600. not curved model and must fit in bookcase.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      March 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Hey there Janet, really simply and without jargon, the TV i’d most recommend to you is the Sony X800D 43 inch model. It delivers great display, is easy to use and gives you both deep rich black levels and a very nice color quality. It’s also a great TV for smooth looking motion in video, which is nicely easy on the eyes. This the small (less than 45 inch) 4K TV i’d most recommend out of those available right now.

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  • Mandar Joshi
    March 29, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Hi, can you please tell me about LG 49UH850T TV? I didnt find it on your site..

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  • Richard Nash
    June 25, 2017 at 10:08 am

    There are so many samsung 4k 43 inches in ghana I want to buy one but am afraid of getting myself a fake one can you help

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  • Dimitris
    August 5, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Hello Stephen. Could you please recommend which of the following two models I should go for? Sony kd 43xd8077 or the LG 43uj670v? Thanks in advance,
    Dimitris

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      August 26, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Hey there Dimitris. go for the Sony model and there’s one very simple reason why I recommend it much more. Unlike the LG TV, it offers full RGB 4K UHD display. LG’s cheaper 4K TVs such as the uj670v and lower come with an RGBW pixel array which causes them do replace certain pixels with white versions with the result being a level of sharpness, black level, contrast and color vibrancy that all get diminished.

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  • spiddyman007
    August 29, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    yo. what about lg

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  • Grant
    November 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    There are some new 41 inch 4k TVs available now and I’m wondering which of them would be best to use as a computer monitor. I’ve been using a Panasonic 31 inch 1080p but with a desire now for more screen real estate (and deteriorating eyesight in aging) for windows 7 I’d like to upgrade to a larger UHD TV. 41 inch seems like a good size.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 23, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Hi there Grant, the model i’d most recommend for use as a PC monitor is probably the MU7000, listed here. It connects wonderfully to PCs with support for multiple resolution and smooth display viewing, and its own built-in display quality will ensure that the PC Windows content you show looks fairly nice and clear, taking your eye-sight into account. Windows 8 and 10 are even better for 4K TVs as PC monitors but I have one older laptop without a display that I keep connected to a 4K TV and it works fine despite Windows 7.

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  • Parth
    April 8, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Hello Stephen, can you please suggest me how good are TCL 4K Tvs, bcoz I have been checking their reviews on amazon and its looking pretty impressive but still little confused whether I should go for it or not, can u please advice.

    Thank You.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      April 9, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Hey there Parth, The 2017 TCL P607 55 inch model (the only size released) was one absolutely fantastic 4K TV for its price. I truly recommend it. The cheaper TCL C-series was good too all things considered, though it’s not really an HDR TV at all. We’re still waiting to review the 2018 models, the S-Series but we’re expecting good things from them. In other words, if you like the price, go for one. they’re usually worth it, and especially the P-Series 2017 edition if you can find it. Here’s our review of this particular TV, here.

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      • Parth
        April 9, 2018 at 9:44 pm

        Hey Stephen, thanks for your reply. Yes, the P6-Series are really good and impressive but at this point they are little above my budget. The one I am looking for are the TCL 4-Series with 43 or 49 inch model, TCL 43S405 or TCL 49S405. Can you please advice on these,

        Thanks Again !!

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        • Stephen
          Stephen
          April 26, 2018 at 8:41 pm

          Hi there Parth. the S-series models from TCL are not editions that we’ve reviewed but they are not bad performers for a very basic 4K TV to our knowledge. We do know that they’re fine for most movie watching unless you’re already used to the picture quality of a high end 4K TV and the S405 is excellent for gaming with a console due to its fairly low input lag. In basic terms, if you have a limited budget, they’re worth their price as basic 4K TV models. They’re better than any LG 4K LCD TV at the same price and size range for example.

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  • sabir
    April 23, 2018 at 12:26 am

    I want to buy a TV in Bangladesh. It should be the best in Longevity, color, pixel and price. Please suggest me.

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