Hannspree SE40LMNB review

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

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There's really nothing to get excited about on this count; thin and weedy, treble detailing is soft and can sound harsh from its down-firing stereo speakers, while bass is both muffled and inconsistent.

It's not a major criticism – we've heard £2,000+ tellies with rubbish sound quality – but you will need something extra (perhaps a soundbar) to make-up for this particular shortcoming.


The use of a Full HD resolution Edge LED panel is laudable on such an affordable TV, but this 40-incher's over ambition proves its undoing; with no Freeview HD tuner its soft and noisy standard definition is left to mare an otherwise sterling hi-def performance with Blu-ray.

It's a shame since the use of a HD-ready panel – almost unheard of these daysm particularly in LCD TVs – would have offered the best of both worlds in playing down the SE40LMNB's innate problems (a lack of upscaling circuitry) and giving HD the chance to shine.

We still feel a HD-ready plasma is the ideal solution at this size and price, but there's no doubting the SE40LMNB's all-round good value reputation.

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