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Best Rated 40-inch, 42-inch, and 43-inch HDTVs (2014-2015) * Comparison & Reviews

March 16, 2015 by  
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Best Rated 40, 42 and 43-inch TVs Comparison (2014-2015) – This page contains a roundup of the best top-rated 40-43 inch LCD and LED HDTVs, presented here for a comparison of price, features, and reviews. This size is good for small to medium living rooms. You can check what size you need by consulting our HDTV Sizing Guide. For 2014-2015, we are seeing more 4K Ultra HD TVs in this size, which can also be used as a computer monitor. Click on the reviews link underneath each TV to see owner reviews and ratings for each model for easy comparison. New for 2015 is more 4K Ultra HD TVs (4x the resolution of HD), Smart TVs, Built-in WiFi, and Quad Core Processors. Below you can compare all of the best-rated 40-inch, 42-inch and 43-inch TVs by price, and features.

Best Rated 40-inch, 42-inch, and 43-inch HDTVs & 4K TVs
(Comparison & Reviews 2015)

Sony BRAVIA KDL40W600B
(40-inch LED TV)
Samsung
UN40JU7100

(40-inch 4K LED TV)
VIZIO
VIZIO M43-C1

(43-inch 4K LED TV)
LG Electronics
42LB5600

(42-inch LED TV)
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1080p LED TV
40-inch TV
60Hz
Over 1,000,000:1
4 HDMI
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DLNA
Smart TV
Built-in WIFI
X-Reality Pro
2014 Model
Frame Dimming LED
2160p LED 4K TV
40-inch TV
120Hz
*not published
4 HDMI
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Smart TV
Built-in WIFI
Quad Core Processor
2015 Model
UHD Dimming
4K Ultra HD TV
2160p 4K LED TV
42-inch 4K TV
120Hz
20,000,000:1 contrast
5 HDMI
- – -
DLNA
Smart TV
Built-in WIFI
V6 Processor
2015 Model
Full Array Dimming
4K Ultra HD TV
1080p LED TV
42-inch TV
60Hz
*not published
2 HDMI
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2014 Model

Best Rated 40-inch, 42-inch, and 43-inch HDTVs & 4K TVs
(Comparison & Reviews 2015)

Samsung UN40H6350
(40-inch LED TV)
Samsung UN40JU6500
(40-inch 4K TV)
LG Electronics 42LB6300
(42-inch LED TV)
Samsung UN40H5203
(40-inch LED TV)
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1080p LED TV
40-inch TV
120Hz
not published
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Built-in WIFI
Quad Core Processor
- – -
2014 Model
2160p LED 4K TV
40-inch TV
60Hz
not published
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
Built-in WIFI
Quad Core Processor
UHD Dimming LED
2015 Model
802.11ac Wi-FiĀ®
4K Upscaling
1080p LED TV
42-inch TV
120Hz
*not published
3 HDMI
DLNA
Smart TV
Built-in WIFI
Triple XD Engine
- – -
2014 Model
+Magic Remote
1080p LED TV
40-inch TV
60Hz
not published
2 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Built-in WIFI
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2014 Model




Glossary of Terms
LED HDTV = Instead of a conventional fluorescent backlight, these HDTVs use LED lights for backlighting. This dramatically improves picture contrast, colors, and overall picture. LED TVs also use about 40% less electricity. They are thinner and lighter than traditional 40in LCD TVs.
Dual Core Processor = Just as a Dual Core Processor will speed up Tablets and Laptops, Samsung for 2013 has upgraded many of its 40-inch TVs to have a Dual Core Processor. This will greatly speed up TV operations, Smart TV functions, and add new functionality not possible with a single core processor. Some newer TVs even have quad core processors which are even faster.
Micro/UHD Dimming LED = Samsung has a local dimming technology they call “Micro Dimming”. It is an Edge Lit LED local dimming technology which will provide blacker blacks, better contrast and colors.
Frame Dimming LED = Sony has what is called Frame Dimming in some of its 2014 line. Frame dimming means the entire picture changes brightness on a frame by frame basis. Local dimming means different portions of the screen can change brightness.
4K Ultra HD = The next evolution in TVs has 8 million pixels of resolution.
1080p = (1920×1080) with 2 million pixels resolution (Maximum Blu-ray quality)
720p = (1366×768) with 1 million pixels resolution (Standard broadcast HD)
Contrast = refers to dynamic contrast. Higher is better. More contrast allows more shadow details in the picture.
240Hz = 240 hertz anti blur technology. Eliminates blur on LCD TVs during high action sports and movies. The latest technology.
120Hz = 120 hertz anti blur technology. Eliminates blur on LCD TVs during high action sports and movies.
60Hz = 60 hertz normal TV without anti blur technology
HDMI = HDMI inputs allow you to connect devices to your HDTV such as DVD and Blu-ray players and game consoles. Version 1.4 supports 3D.
Smart TV = This means that this TV can give you content from the internet. Content varies with the manufacturer. This TV will provide an ethernet port to connect an ethernet cable, or use the built-in WiFi Adapter with your home wireless network. Content can include Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, a Web Browser, and much more.
DLNA = DLNA lets you remotely access your PC’s personal media so that you can download music, video, and photos and enjoy them anywhere in the home your TV is. DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance and is a collaboration of the leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together – no matter what the brand.
3D Ready = This means that this TV is capable of displaying 3D content from broadcast and 3D capable Blu-ray players. This TV has a built in emitter which can communicate with 3D glasses to synchronize with the picture displayed on the TV.


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