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.

Value

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
USBYes
HDMIYes
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
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand654.70 mm
Width with Stand951 mm
Depth with Stand240 mm
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
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
Product NameSE40LMNB LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberSE40LMNB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hannspree.com/eu/en/
Package Contents
  • SE40LMNB LED-LCD TV
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Power Cord
  • Scart Adapter Cable
Response Time5 ms
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)13 kg