Best 40" TV for £350 or less

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  1. skippy upwood

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    I have a 42" Hitachi 42 PD3000 Plasma TV which I inherited from the previous owner of my flat.

    It has now developed a fault, which will cost around £75 to get fixed

    I am therefore thinking of replacing it with a 40” or 42” LCD TV.

    I’m not interested in Netflix, YouTube or any other smart features – just a TV which I can watch Freeview, DVDs and Blu-Ray films (including action movies) on.

    My priority is a good picture: realistic colours, little or no motion blur or camera judder.

    The absolute limit of my budget is £350.

    Can anyone recommend a new (not secondhand or refurbished) TV that fits those criteria from a recognised UK retailer (not eBay or Amazon Market).

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    With all respect to Simon's suggestion of the c300b, I think you could do a lot better!
    Currys have the Panasonic TX-40CS620 on special offer for £349. The most obvious advantage of this TV is its 120Hz refresh rate which is double that of the C300. Plus smart functionality an extra HDMI port and nicer design. Picture processing should also be in a different league.
    The only review I could find is at a website called S21 who give it a very big thumbs up. Digital Versus also were impressed with its close relative; the CS630 citing accurate colours and deep blacks.
    For the money its a stand out candidate!
     
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    Does anyone here have any experience with the CS620? The reviews of it, and related models, suggest that the motion capture isn't great.
     
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    Which reviews are those? The two reviews I have read both highlight solid motion performance;

    "Motion processing is respectable, with the TV rated at a moderate 200Hz. You shouldn't notice any big problems, even if you're a keen sports fan."

    http://www.s21.com/panasonic-tx-40cs620b.htm

    "...the picture is perfectly good in scenes of movement..."

    http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/panasonic-tx-40cs630e-p26729/test.html

    (Maybe you have read reviews of the similarly designed CS520 which only has 50Hz refresh rate?)

    On paper the CS620 should be one of the best bargains of 2015. Its unusual for a newly released 120Hz LCD to be priced as low as it is.
     
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    Ok, I've taken your advice and bought the Panasonic 620 - let's hope you're right!

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
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    When do you get it delivered, skippy.
     
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    No pressure then?! Lol. I would want to check the TV out before buying! If I was buying a new set I would definitely check out the 620 though. It seems to tick all the boxes; VA panel(deep blacks), 120Hz, accurate colours, solid Panasonic processing and all at a very low price. You should be fine!
     
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    Have you got it yet? If so, what are your impressions?
     

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