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Recommend a 40" TV

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Zoom7000    148

I would like to purchase a 40" television. My budget is around

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Brian M.    773

Firstly, I removed the triple posting - not sure why that happened!

At that budget, you're going to be extremely limited. I highly doubt you'll find a 40" with 4 HDMI inputs, a good EPG and which is good enough to be used comfortably as a monitor.

The closest you're going to get (IMO) is the Toshiba 40L3453DB. The panel isn't great (but at sub

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remixedcat    2,766

Toshiba smart TVs are crap, my mom has one.... and every firmware upgrade requires it to be COMPLETELY reset and it takes 20 minutes to upgrade FW! it also has the windows 95 like instaler look to the firmware upgrade process and it takes as long!

 

Also the picture quality is terrible and the remote is a pain to use it has the old style wiggly rubber buttons and they are very hard to press with long nails or acrylics. also the remote has a crappy RF reciever on it and has only 5ft range.

 

I would get a rokutv or a TCL standard "dumb" tv at that price range. I got a TCL roku tv and it's very nice. 40in. great UI/remote/upgrade process and very nice picture quality.

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PGHammer    437

I don't see the listed price range.

 

Among "smart" HDTVs in general, the better choices (among brands) are Samsung (SmartHub) and Sony (Android TV).  In the case of SmartHub, the only issue is with some (not all) 40" models (primarily 2014 and older; though even some of these are fine) and Amazon Video.  Depending on the size, it doesn't add THAT much as far as the price goes (in the case of both brands, the price difference is all of $100 - or less - between "smart" and "dumb" - a decided boggle factor).

 

What I am considering: Samsung's UN40KU6300 (replacing an older Sony BX450).  The drivers are, in my case, the standard features of 4K/HDR/upscaling of 1080i/p to near-4K - the SmartHub is icing. Amazon price currently - $429.99.

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