When asking what is the best 40 inch TV, the answer becomes harder and harder to figure out. This is because this size of TV is becoming less and less popular making them just not worth it often times for the cost. That doesn’t mean I haven’t found those best TVs. Below is some info to help you out before diving into the best 40 inch TVs.
TV Viewing Distance Size Chart
There will be a chart in conjunction with this information to help you easily make sure you’re looking for the best size of TV for the living space you’re trying to fill. On desktop it will be to the right, and on mobile it will be below, but why is the right viewing distance important?
Simply put, immersion. An immersive experience is a good one and every one is looking for the best experience. So by making sure your viewing distance is correct, you can help maximize everything a TV has to offer that isn’t hardware or software.
If you’re looking for the best 43 inch TVs, then your TV should be around 6.5 feet away or almost 2 meters for the best experience.
Is a 40 Inch TV Worth It?
This is an easier question to answer. Yes 40 inch TVs are worth it. They often times offer a considerable amount of a cost savings with some decent features. Though they are hard to find since they are not too popular. I’ve made a small chart for below that you can look into to help decide the cost and potential caution yo should have before purchasing a TV.
There are three different things to note when looking at this graph. The three colors.
- Yellow is for a TV that is often too cheap to be true. You’ll often be lacking features or better performing basics that a normally priced TV would have.
- Green is for TVs that are often reasonably priced for the features they offer. You’re likely to get a deal when you find a TV size within the green prices.
- Red is for TVs that are often over priced. They do not offer a considerable amount of advantages for the features they often charge for. This is also when often times you are charged a price premium for a brands name. Such as Sony or Samsung.
Will a Smaller TV Offer Any Features?
The answer to this question is yes and no.
I’ve talked about the proper viewing distance before and how it will make for an immersive experience. You can find that information here. So as you can see from the chart above the larger a TV becomes, the more immersive of an experience it can offer to you. This is very important as it can turn an alright movie into an amazing movie or whatever type of content you’re watching. Getting lost in the program is what this is all about. So a 40 inch TV will not offer that same immersion that a large 75 inch TV would.
Then also note the features that are offered for the larger sizes. Often times since a model will be offered in many sizes, with features alone, it is impossible to rationalize a legitimate price for larger sizes since smaller TVs will offer the same features. This is a great thing to remember with smaller TVs because they will often times offer the same features a larger TV would if they are the same model. I do talk about this with my buying guide that is being updating very often these days. Many features a TV could have are including, but not limited to:
- Good contrast ratio
- Good viewing angle
- Great response times
- Motion interpolation
- 24p playback
- Excellent smart features
- and many more
So combining knowledge from the top and bottom graphs is extremely important in deciding what is the best for either a price or a series of sizes. When coming to these conclusion I make sure to not only take all of this into consideration, but I also aim to have handled enough TVs to make a reasonable conclusion. This is just my way of effectively digging through the archives if you will.
Top 40 Inch TVs
Without further ado, I will now list the best 40 inch TVs so far this year.
These conclusions took some time. So if you do not agree let me know in the comments below how you feel and what I can do to improve.
Best 40 Inch TV
Best 40 Inch Alternative
Best Cheap 40 inch TV
With a little bit of help and some patience you’ll always be able to find yourself a deal on some good 40 inch TV. If you’re interested in the full range of 40 inch TVs I’ve reviewed, follow the link here and I hope you have a good day! Cheers!