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REVIEW: The best 40-42 inch TVs of 2014


Now that most of the major manufacturers have released their latest innovations and we’ve had a chance to really get to know the new features, models and systems that they have to offer, it’s time for our review of the top five TVs of 2014.

Though the competition has been fierce, we’re managed to select the TVs that offer the very best in quality, value for money and usability, plus the sets that have that all important WOW  factor.

Samsung UE40H7000

With a 40-inch screen, full HD and 3D capabilities, built-in smart hub, WiFi, Freesat and Quad Core, the Samsung UE40H7000 LED TV has all of the bells and whistles that you’d expect from the South Korean manufacturer.

The unbeatable picture quality will help to bring all of you favourite films and TV shows alive, while the intuitive smart control system makes using the TV a joy.

Sony KDL42W829

Slightly bigger than the Samsung at 42-inches, the Sony KDL42W829 would also make a fantastic addition to your living room.

Featuring X-Reality Pro and one flick entertainment as well as a screen capable of showing 3D images, the Sony KDL42W829 is perfect for those who like their TV to be at the centre of their entertainment set up.

If you take a lot of photos or videos on your tablet or smartphone or just want to be able to browse the web on a super-size screen, the Sony KDL42W829 is the perfect choice as its screen mirroring technology allows you to wirelessly connect your device with the TV screen.

Panasonic TX42AS740

Next up is the elegantly designed Panasonic TX42AS740 which features a 42-inch screen, Freesat and Freetime. With 3D capabilities and fantastic picture quality, this Led Smart TV is advanced without being showy.

Rated A+++ for its energy consumption and with BBC iPlayer, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Skype all built into the unit, the well-designed Panasonic TX42AS740 offers a good range of features as well as easy to use controls and a great viewing experience.

Sony KDL42W705/6

Like the KDL42W829, the 42-inch Sony KDL42W705/6 3D Led smart TV comes with built-in mirror screening capabilities allowing you to look at your photos, videos and favourite websites on the big screen.

What’s more, the Sony KDL42W705/6 also lets you use your smart phone as a remote, putting you firmly in control and enhancing your viewing experience.

Samsung UE40H6500

Like the Samsung UE40H7000, the 40-inch Samsung UE40H6500 3D Led TV comes with full HD capabilities, a Smart Hub, built-in WiFi, Freesat and Quad Core.

Offering a fast, efficient and intuitive user experience, the powerful Samsung UE40H6500 can access all of its state of the art features quickly and effectively.

With entertainment technology moving at a staggering pace, this year’s top picks are all great examples of how innovation can be combined with style for fantastic results.

And with so many great TVs currently on the market, 2014 is set to be a fantastic year for telly addicts everywhere.