Finlux 40S8070-T review

100Hz scanning and smart TV offer good value

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Although you might think that the Finlux 40S8070-T is aimed at living rooms looking for a basic big screen TV, it actually excels with the likes of Blu-ray while struggling with digital TV and DVDs.

Although not the sharpest HD detail we've ever seen, our Blu-ray test disc Hugo was free from both blur and judder (the 100Hz mode really does its job), but a standard definition broadcast of Homes Under The Hammer on BBC One looked soft and unstable.

Finlux 40S8070 T review

There is some basic noise reduction software, but it doesn't help - if anything, it makes the picture less watchable by introducing a slight wobble. The same goes for DVDs.

Colour in general is good, though peak whites do suffer from haloing and a little glare. The latter is obvious in the opening sequences of Hugo as the camera weeps across Paris and into the train station.

Finlux 40S8070 T review

It's a challenging shot for a TV to display accurately and smoothly, but the Finlux 40S8070-T does a pretty good job. Smoothness, in particular, is obvious and the detail remains remarkably intact with no detection of judder.

That's with Movie Sense switched on in its medium power mode. This film interpolation tech proves a key feature; engaged on high power it does introduce some artefacts around fast-moving objects, but the video-like fluidity it brings to Blu-ray discs even on its lowest setting shouldn't be missed.

Finlux 40S8070 T review

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However, black response is pretty average, with dark areas of the picture tending to fade into each other - and it's best to completely avoid the HDMI TruBlack option, which immediately increases clouding and decreases both shadow detail and the intensity of black.

If you are planning to regularly watch the Finlux 40S8070-T in a blackout, know that there is some LED light leakage from the bottom-right corner and upper sections of the panel as well as an overall blotchy look across the middle.

This isn't unusual on budget LED-backlit LCD panels, and in everyday use you probably won't notice it.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Brand NameFinlux
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Backlight TechnologyLED
Standby Power Consumption500 mW
RMS Output Power16 W
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand620 mm
Width with Stand958 mm
Depth with Stand215 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports2
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height571 mm
Width958 mm
Depth40 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Product Model40S8070-T
Product Name40 Inch Smart LED TV
Manufacturer Part Number40S8070T
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Finlux 40S8070-T Smart TV will bring a world of entertainment, catch-up TV and on-demand services into the comfort of your own living room. This TV also comes with a USB Wi- Fi dongle that'll allow you to connect the set to your home network wirelessly.

Package Contents
  • 40 Inch Smart LED TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
Response Time8 ms
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)19 kg