Hannspree SE40LMNB review

Edge LED and Full HD team-up to produce solid hi-def TV pictures

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  • Price
  • User interface design
  • Hi-def performance


  • Standard definition performance
  • No Freeview HD tuner
  • Long-winded USB recording feature
  • Lacks online dimension
  • Poor sound quality
  • Sole USB slot lacks MKV support

This budget-busting effort from Hannspreee does away with 'smart' apps and on-demand IPTV services and instead combines some of the basics on shoppers' lists: LED backlighting, Full HD, pause live TV and basic USB recording.

The brand often rears its head as a maker of novelty televisions for kids and of budget gadgets in general, and this 40-inch Edge LED-backlit LCD TV from Hannspree is firmly in that second camp.

The brand's first model in its SE TV Series, and available to buy now from Misco, the SE40LMNB includes a two-year collect and return warranty as standard. A 32-inch version, the Hannspree SE32LMNB, will become available this month, too.

Although the SE40LMNB's recording and Time-shift functions are touted, note that the system employed here is much like on any other modern TV.

A lot of the major Japanese, Korean and Chinese brands now build-in a USB port that's capable of making TV recordings to a connected hard disk (not forgetting the all-important pause and rewind live TV feature), and that's the case here.

Tie that to a Full HD resolution and the reasons to buy increase, though that extra detail is rather wasted by the lack of a Freeview HD tuner.

That will annoy some, especially if Freeview HD has just started broadcasting in your area, though the ears of Sky, Virgin and Freeview+HD box owners will be surely be pricked; is this the budget, tuner-less LED TV you've been looking for?

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports3
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilySE
Brand NameHannspree
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Weight with Stand (Approximate)15.33 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption90 W
Standby Power Consumption500 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio8,000,000:1
RMS Output Power16 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.3
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand654.70 mm
Width with Stand951 mm
Depth with Stand240 mm
Component VideoYes
Number of USB Ports1
Media PlayerYes
Height591.6 mm
Width951 mm
Depth53.7 mm
Brightness350 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemVirtual Surround
Product SeriesSE
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesChannel Labeling, Teletext, Sleep Timer, Picture and Picture (PAP), Ambient Lighting
ManufacturerHannspree, Inc
Product ModelSE40LMNB
Manufacturer Part NumberSE40LMNB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hannspree.com/eu/en/
Package Contents
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Power Cord
  • Scart Adapter Cable
Response Time5 ms
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)13 kg