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Best Rated 40 – 42 inch HDTVs * Comparison & Reviews 2014

June 10, 2014 by  
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Best Rated 40-inch and 42-inch TVs Comparison – This page contains a roundup of the best top-rated 40-42 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 2013-2014, we see more 120Hz and 240Hz as well as more LED Backlit models. Click on the reviews link underneath each TV to see owner reviews and ratings for each model for easy comparison. New for 2013-2014 is the introduction of more 3D Ready, internet ready TVs, Built-in WiFi, and Dual Core Processors. Below you can compare all of the best-rated 40-inch and 42-inch TVs by price, and features.

Best Rated 40-inch and 42-inch HDTVs – Comparison & Reviews

Samsung UN40H6350
(40-inch LED TV)
Samsung UN40H6400
(40-inch LED TV)
LG Electronics 42LB6300
(42-inch LED TV)
Samsung UN40EH5300
(40-inch LED TV)
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1080p LED TV
40-inch TV
120Hz
not published
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
- – -
- – -
Internet Ready
Built-in WIFI
Quad Core Processor
- – -
2014 Model
1080p LED 3D TV
40-inch TV
120Hz
not published
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
3D Ready TV
3D Glasses Included
Internet Ready
Built-in WIFI
Quad Core Processor
Micro Dimming LED
2014 Model
+Smart Touch Remote
1080p LED TV
42-inch TV
120Hz
*not published
3 HDMI
DLNA
- – -
- – -
Internet Ready
Built-in WIFI
Triple XD Engine
- – -
2014 Model
+Magic Remote
1080p LED 3D TV
40-inch TV
60Hz
not published
3 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
- – -
- – -
Internet Ready
Built-in WIFI
- – -
- – -
2013 Model


Best Rated 40-inch and 42-inch HDTVs – Comparison & Reviews

Sony BRAVIA KDL40W600B
(40-inch LED TV)
Samsung
UN40HU6950

(40-inch 4K LED TV)
VIZIO
VIZIO M422i-B1

(42-inch 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
- – -
DLNA
Internet Ready
Built-in WIFI
X-Reality Pro
2014 Model
Frame Dimming LED
2160p LED 4K TV
40-inch TV
120Hz
*not published
4 HDMI
- – -
DLNA
Internet Ready
Built-in WIFI
Quad Core Processor
2014 Model
UHD Dimming
4K Ultra HD TV
1080p LED TV
42-inch TV
120Hz
10,000,000:1 contrast
4 HDMI
- – -
DLNA
Internet Ready
Built-in WIFI
- – -
2014 Model
Full Array Dimming
1080p LED TV
42-inch TV
60Hz
*not published
2 HDMI
- – -
- – -
- – -
- – -
- – -
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.
Micro 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.

Internet Ready = 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 you can buy an optional Wifi USB plugin device to send the internet wirelessly to your TV. Some provide Netflix and youtube content.
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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