Best 40 - 43in TVs

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...which means there are some very agreeable deals to be done on slighter older, slightly smaller models. Our pick of the best around includes Full HD and 4K Ultra HD sets - and now is the perfect time to drive a hard bargain.

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Best 40in HD TV

Finlux 40FMD294B-P

It has its compromises, but this budget set offers a solid Full HD performance for not very much money.

SPECIFICATIONS

Full HD | Freeview Play | 2 HDMI inputs

Reasons to Buy
Sharp, watchable picture
Largely well-judged colour palette
Decent on-demand offering
Excellent value
Reasons to Avoid
Lacks some subtle detail
Contrast could be better
Poor sound
Chunky design

Best 40in 4K TV

Samsung UE40MU6400U

Absolutely tremendous value for a 4K picture of this make quality. Among the best pound-for-pound TVs currently available. 

SPECIFICATIONS

4K resolution | HDR10 compatible | Wi-fi

Reasons to Buy
All the specs and apps you could hope for
Deep, insightful blacks
Impressive detail and definition
Natural, nuanced colours
Great value
Reasons to Avoid
You can get more impressive HDR if you spend more money

Best 43in 4K TV

Sony KD-43X8305C

At 43in this Sony is about as big as small TVs get. As well as the extra inches of screen real estate, it brings a solid 4K and upscaled Full HD picture.

SPECIFICATIONS

4K Ultra HD | x4 HDMI inputs | Android TV OS

Reasons to Buy
Clean, sharp picture across all sources
Strong upscaling
Detail levels good
Well priced
Reasons to Avoid
Android TV still lacks apps
Broadcast colour palette too warm
Lacks contrast