Best 40 inch TVs 2022

Although 40-inch TVs are los­ing ground to their “big broth­ers”, they still remain a uni­ver­sal option for the liv­ing room, kitchen or bed­room. How to choose a 40-inch TV in 2022, says KP
Best 40 inch TVs 2022
The best 40 inch TVs. Pho­to: pixabay.com

Top 10 rating according to KP

1. Panasonic TX-40FSR500

40-inch “Japan­ese” of the mid­dle lev­el, assem­bled in Belarus. The screen res­o­lu­tion here is only 1920 × 1080 pix­els, but there is sup­port for play­ing con­tent in HDR 10 and good col­or repro­duc­tion.

Panasonic TX-40FSR500
Pana­son­ic TX-40FSR500. Pho­to: Pana­son­ic

There is a smart TV called My Home Screen 3.0. In fact, it’s still the same Fire­fox OS, but with a num­ber of cos­met­ic changes. The advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages of the plat­form are the same — high speed, but a small num­ber of appli­ca­tions in the store. The sound here is not bad at 20 watts, but for high qual­i­ty you still need exter­nal acoustics.

Pros and cons

Real “Japan­ese” (albeit from Belarus), high-qual­i­ty dis­play
Few apps for smart TV

2. Sony KDL-40RE353

Anoth­er rep­re­sen­ta­tive of brand­ed 40-inch TVs. Sony KDL-40RE353 also has an IPS-matrix with Full­HD res­o­lu­tion, but with its own char­ac­ter­is­tics.



It uses pro­pri­etary tech­nolo­gies to improve the pic­ture: Clear Res­o­lu­tion Enhancer (noise reduc­tion, sharp­en­ing), Live Col­or, Motion­flow XR 100 Hz (smooth­ing mov­ing images).

Sony KDL-40RE353
Sony KDL-40RE353. Pho­to: Sony

Inter­est­ing­ly, Sony decid­ed not to add sup­port for smart TV to this mod­el, which means that you won’t be able to surf the Inter­net or watch YouTube with­out a set-top box. How­ev­er, this does not pre­vent the KDL-40RE353 from read­ing var­i­ous mul­ti­me­dia for­mats from remov­able media. When buy­ing, you should pay atten­tion to the light of the screen and the absence of dead pix­els.

Pros and cons

Good pic­ture qual­i­ty, sim­ple menu
Some­one will not be sat­is­fied with the lack of smart TV at such a price tag

3. Kivi 40UR50GR

A rare rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the 40-inch 4K TV seg­ment. The brand is not the most famous, with not the most clear ori­gin, but a clear Chi­nese ances­try.

Kivi 40UR50GR
Kivi 40UR50GR. Pho­to: Kivi

For this bud­get, the buy­er will receive a TFT S‑P­VA-matrix (infe­ri­or in col­or repro­duc­tion to IPS) with a res­o­lu­tion of 3840 × 2160 pix­els and a rather big declared bright­ness of 400 cd/m2. The man­u­fac­tur­er did not rein­vent the wheel and uses Android in 40UR50GR as a smart TV. How­ev­er, some users have encoun­tered unex­pect­ed prob­lems — Google ser­vices are not pre­in­stalled, and mul­ti­task­ing leaves much to be desired. The com­plete remote suf­fers from sunken but­tons. But there are all ports and inter­faces for com­fort­able use with periph­er­als.

Pros and cons

4K for lit­tle mon­ey, high screen bright­ness
Smart TV prob­lems

4. BBK 40LEM-1037/FTS2C

A sim­ple, inex­pen­sive and not a new TV mod­el from the Chi­nese BBK. A 40-inch matrix has a res­o­lu­tion of 1920 × 1080 pix­els with a view­ing angle of 176 ° and a bright­ness of 250 cd / m2, which will be enough for a picky user.

BBK 40LEM-1037/FTS2C
BBK 40LEM-1037/FTS2C. Pho­to: BBK

The TV has a DVB-T2 / C / S2 tuner, which allows you to receive on-air, cable and satel­lite broad­casts. There is no smart TV here, and the built-in play­er rec­og­nizes far from all video for­mats. Some­one com­plains about the remote con­trol — work­ing with it requires almost aim­ing at the receiv­er on the TV. But BBK has three HDMI ports and one USB.

Pros and cons

Afford­able solu­tion, uni­ver­sal dig­i­tal tuner
The beep­ing sound of the built-in speak­ers, ques­tions about the oper­a­tion of the remote con­trol

5. Hyundai H‑LED40F401WS2

An afford­able 40-inch TV that can be a good choice for the bud­get con­scious buy­er.

Hyundai H-LED40F401WS2
Hyundai H‑LED40F401WS2. Pho­to: Hyundai

The screen here is made using VA tech­nol­o­gy and has a res­o­lu­tion of 1920 × 1080. It’s still the same LCD, but some­what less con­trast than more expen­sive com­peti­tors. Here the ratio is only 5000:1. The pix­el response time is 9.5ms, which makes the mod­el not the best choice for gamers. For the sake of reduc­ing the cost, the H‑LED40F401WS2 does not have a smart TV, as well as the pos­si­bil­i­ty of access­ing the Inter­net. But there are all mod­ern ports and a sen­si­tive uni­ver­sal tuner for broad­cast­ing.

Pros and cons

Good work­man­ship, cute appear­ance
Not suit­able for gamers

6 Philips 39PHT4003

A brand­ed mod­el (how­ev­er, Philips has long been owned by the Chi­nese com­pa­ny TPV Tech­nol­o­gy) with a small bud­get.

Philips 39PHT4003. Pho­to: Philips

The screen here is for­mal­ly 39 inch­es, but you will not feel the dif­fer­ence from the 40-inch mod­els diag­o­nal­ly. So, what does a well-known com­pa­ny offer us in the “up to 20” seg­ment? Matrix res­o­lu­tion 1366×768 pix­els, bright­ness 260 cd/m2, con­stant col­ors at dif­fer­ent view­ing angles and high-qual­i­ty col­or repro­duc­tion. The sound in this mod­el is only 12 W, but the low vol­ume is com­pen­sat­ed by the qual­i­ty. There is no smart TV, but the built-in play­er “digests” many video for­mats up to the new H.265.



Pros and cons

Good dis­play qual­i­ty, despite the low res­o­lu­tion, can play many video for­mats
The price tag for the func­tion­al­i­ty will seem over­priced to some­one

7. Fusion FLTV-40C110T

A bud­get Chi­nese 40-inch TV boasts a Full­HD matrix res­o­lu­tion. In prin­ci­ple, the mod­el is so sim­ple that there is noth­ing super­flu­ous in it.

Fusion FLTV-40C110T
Fusion FLTV-40C110T. Pho­to: Fusion

The advan­tages include good view­ing angles, three HDMI ports and a mod­ern look. In this mod­el, you can find fault with the lack of a built-in satel­lite tuner and the not quite stan­dard size of attach­ment to ver­ti­cal sur­faces.

Pros and cons

Cheap, Full HD
Job resource unknown

8. JVC LT-40M650

JVC LT-40M650
JVC LT-40M650. Pho­to: JVC

Let’s take a break from Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­ers and turn our atten­tion to the mod­el from the Japan­ese JVC. The LT-40M650 was intro­duced three years ago, but still looks rel­e­vant in the 40-inch seg­ment. The res­o­lu­tion of the matrix here is 1920 × 1080 pix­els and it pro­duces a juicy pic­ture. There is a smart TV that runs on Android. True, the “green robot” is not the lat­est ver­sion here, but this does not negate the fact that many appli­ca­tions are sup­port­ed. There are three HDMI and USB ports, which is rare in this class. There is also a wired-wire­less inter­net con­nec­tion. Also, the sound is loud and pow­er­ful. Some buy­ers com­plain about the thought­ful­ness of the device when work­ing with cable TV.

Pros and cons

Good per­for­mance in the seg­ment for rea­son­able mon­ey, high-qual­i­ty sound out of the box
Smart TV runs on out­dat­ed Android KitKat

9. Harper 40F660TS

The Tai­wanese com­pa­ny Harp­er is of inter­est to Rus­sians, includ­ing due to the demo­c­ra­t­ic price of their TVs.

Harper 40F660TS
Harp­er 40F660TS. Pho­to: Harp­er

The 40F660TS has a 40-inch Full­HD screen with true-to-life col­ors and good view­ing angles. There is wired and wire­less Inter­net access and smart TV, which runs on the Android oper­at­ing sys­tem. But when buy­ing a Harp­er 40F660TS, you need to pay atten­tion to the fol­low­ing point: the mod­el has two revi­sions that dif­fer in built-in mem­o­ry. One has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry, and the sec­ond has 0.5 / 2 GB. Of course, the sec­ond option will give its user a lot of incon­ve­nience with brakes and lags. Also, the sound qual­i­ty is not very good.

Pros and cons

Good screen, smart TV for lit­tle mon­ey
When buy­ing, you may get a ver­sion with a reduced mem­o­ry

10. Telefunken TF-LED40S43T2S

The Ger­man-Chi­nese brand offers a rather tempt­ing 40-inch mod­el with the long name TF-LED40S43T2S.

Telefunken TF-LED40S43T2S
Tele­funken TF-LED40S43T2S. Pho­to: Tele­funken

The 2018 mod­el year TV has a Full HD dis­play with 280 cd/m2 bright­ness and fast pix­el response time (only 6.5 ms). There is even a smart TV based on Android (albeit on a com­plete­ly stale KitKat), which seems to even work sta­bly. Inter­net access, all inter­faces and con­nec­tors are includ­ed. The sound is quite weak, but the main draw­back of the mod­el is the unsta­ble qual­i­ty of the matrix. Some users have expe­ri­enced pix­el burn-in.

Pros and cons

A good “on paper” screen, quite an ade­quate price tag
Prob­a­bil­i­ty of dis­play defects

How to choose a 40 inch TV

In recent years, 40-inch ones have lost the “palm” in the aver­age size to their 43-inch coun­ter­parts, on the release of which many man­u­fac­tur­ers have con­cen­trat­ed. But 40 inch­es is still a pop­u­lar size that would look good in a kitchen, bed­room or liv­ing room. So how to choose a 40-inch TV in 2022 and what to look for?


In fact, all the best 40-inch TVs in 2022 can be divid­ed into two price seg­ments: up to 20 thou­sand rubles and above 20 thou­sand rubles. In the first case, these are most often either devices from lit­tle-known brands with good declared char­ac­ter­is­tics, or mod­els from famous man­u­fac­tur­ers, but with mod­est func­tion­al­i­ty. By the way, the lat­ter most often win due to a bet­ter pic­ture and a well-thought-out inter­face. The best 40-inch TVs of 2022 in the upper price range are rarely more than 30 thou­sand rubles. Man­u­fac­tur­ers are in no hur­ry to intro­duce expen­sive and mod­ern com­po­nents into this diag­o­nal, which has a pos­i­tive effect on the cost of TVs.

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When choos­ing the best 40-inch TV in 2022, the buy­er will not have the great­est choice in terms of dis­play. First­ly, here you will not find OLED matri­ces. And sec­ond­ly, 40-inch TVs, with rare excep­tions, do not receive 4K res­o­lu­tion. There­fore, the high­est qual­i­ty screen for a 40-inch TV is an IPS-matrix with a res­o­lu­tion of 1920 × 1080 pix­els, large view­ing angles and nat­ur­al col­or repro­duc­tion. Inex­pen­sive mod­els from obscure Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­ers often have Full­HD res­o­lu­tion, but the over­all pic­ture qual­i­ty is poor, for exam­ple, black can look like gray. In addi­tion, when buy­ing, pay atten­tion to the absence of high­lights and dead pix­els of a par­tic­u­lar instance in the store.



Smart TV

Often the best 40-inch TVs of 2022 lack smart TV sup­port alto­geth­er. Man­u­fac­tur­ers delib­er­ate­ly take this step to reduce the cost of these mod­els. In gen­er­al, in this seg­ment, a well-func­tion­ing smart TV is not often found and more often from brand­ed man­u­fac­tur­ers. In very bud­get mod­els, there are solu­tions on Android, but they do not work very well — weak hard­ware and an out­dat­ed ver­sion of the “green robot” adverse­ly affect per­for­mance. There­fore, when choos­ing a 40-inch TV, it is bet­ter not to focus on “smart” fea­tures. At the end of the day, a good TV box will work bet­ter with a new TV.

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Interfaces and ports

When choos­ing a TV, many peo­ple imme­di­ate­ly think that they will con­nect a game con­sole or exter­nal acoustics to it. To do this, the device must have the required set of ports. Ide­al­ly, sev­er­al HDMI, DVI, USB and audio out­puts for the sound sys­tem. It is also nec­es­sary to pro­vide for their loca­tion so that the ports are not blocked dur­ing ver­ti­cal or hor­i­zon­tal instal­la­tion.