5 Amazing 40-inch 4k Smart TVs For Shoppers On A Budget

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A 40-inch 4k smart TV is perfect for those shopping for a room with limited space – or on a limited budget.

The challenge when it comes to TV shopping is picking the right TV:

Most consumers want it packed with top features while still being very reasonably priced – and amazingly, that’s possible.

In our opinion, these are the best five 40-inch TVs that offer 4k resolution and smart features, while still being at a reasonable price. So much so, we even purchased one while writing this post:

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Vizio V405-H19, $229.99

Priced at just $230, we had to snap this TV up:

We picked up the Vizio V405-H19 because it is a great budget-friendly TV that packs in a ton of features inside its 40-inch screen:

This is no entry-level TV, with its improved reflection handling, lower input lag, high contrast ratio, and great black uniformity, it is ridiculously good value.

These are the other features that make it a fantastic small room (bedroom, office) TV:

  • It comes with Dolby Vision HDR to give you dramatic imaging that includes impressive brightness, contrast, and vivid colors.
  • The TV supports HDR10+ and HLG high dynamic range formats.
  • It is a 4K Ultra HD TV with over 8 million pixels (four times the resolution of HD).
  • It comes with a full-array backlight which gives superior light uniformity, making it easier to watch a movie in a dark room.
  • It also has Vizio’s own IQ Active 4K HDR Processor that delivers enhanced picture processing and spectacular 4K quality.
  • The V-Gaming Engine in-built in the TV makes it an excellent TV for gamers.

(Tip: If your budget for a 40-inch 4k TV can stretch another $80, and the TV is going to be regularly used, we recommend the following Vizio TV instead).

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Vizio V405-H69 40-inch UHD LED HDR Smart TV, $245

Priced at just $245, this product from Vizio offers amazing image quality and supports the latest 4K and HDR video formats (HDR10+ and Dolby Vision).

Dolby Vision transforms your 4K TV watching experience with imaging that is dramatically brighter, with great contrast and color to bring the content to life. Perfect for Netflix and 4k gaming:

Surprisingly, the TV also comes with built-in Chromecast and Apple AirPlay.

Here are some of the features of this TV:

  • Dolby Vision HDR to transform your TV experience
  • The TV supports both HDR10+ and HLG high dynamic range formats.
  • The TV comes with 4K Ultra HD with over 8 million pixels.
  • It comes with full-array backlight LEDs that are evenly distributed throughout the screen’s backlight to give superior light uniformity.
  • Vizio’s IQ Active 4K HDR processor ensures superior picture processing and 4K upscaling of content.

(Effectively, this model is a little newer than the earlier model which may impact parts and warranty if you repair over replace).

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Insignia NS-43DF710NA21, $280

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Okay, this is a 43-inch screen…

However, this $280 Insignia 43-inch Fire TV is fantastic value.

It offers the 4k experience, with a high native contrast ratio, and supports HDR. The screen produces deep blacks and bright whites. It also seamlessly integrates with the Amazon Alexa voice assistant.

Here are some of the other reasons this TV stands out:

  • The 4K Ultra HD picture quality comes with over 8 million pixels that give stunning clarity, vivid colors, and deep contrast.
  • This TV has over ten-thousand reviews, has 4.6 out of 5 stars, and has the Amazon Fire interface built-in.
  • The Fire TV lets you watch live-over-the-air TV and any streaming content from the home screen directly.

Toshiba 43LF621U21, $360

Produced by the electronics giant Toshiba, this $360, 43-inch screen is a good option for anyone who wants a brand on a budget.

This 4k Smart UHD TV features Amazon’s Fire TV interface, giving you access to all their apps:

Under-the-hood, the TV set has a high contrast ratio with excellent black uniformity. This is ideal for low-light rooms, plus, its fast response time and low input lag makes it perfect for gaming.

Here are the main features of the TV:

  • Voice remote with Alexa to control all the smart devices in your home.
  • It uses the Amazon Fire interface, so the vast majority of your favorite apps are available and supported.
  • The TV features HDR – which is important for 4k streaming and gaming.

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Sony X800H 43-inch TV, $480

Okay, this one is a bit of a cheat. It isn’t a 40-inch 4k smart TV and it isn’t exactly cheap…

Yet, this Sony TV has the bells-and-whistles needed for a 40ish-inch TV that’s going to be your homes #1 television.

Priced at $480, this is an amazing TV set that provides top-of-the-line visuals, whether in a well-lit or dark environment.

The TV has a powerful processor that uses advanced technologies to cut noise and boost the smallest details. With a clear 4K resolution, the TV makes everything come alive, full of color and contrast.

Plus, the TV is ideal for gamers with low input lag and fast response times, making it flawless in 4k gaming.

Here are some of the features of this TV:

  • 4K HDR processor X1 lets you see premium quality 4K pictures that give you real-world details and texture.
  • It boosts everything you watch to near 4K quality with 4K X-Reality PRO.
  • Its Triluminos display lets you see advanced colors and gradation.
  • A separate game mode takes your gaming experience to the next level.
  • This smart Android TV comes with Google Assistant.
  • It also integrates with Alexa, Apple AirPlay2, and Homekit Support.

What 40-inch 4k Smart TV are you most interested in? Tell us in the comments.

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