Hannspree SV42LMNB review

Budget specialist's debut 42-inch LED offers value rather than class-topping performance

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Hannspree sv42lmnb

The SV42LNMB's £550 price tag is reflected in its sparse features list. Smart TV goodies, like DLNA linkup to your home network and online apps, are sadly absent. You don't even get the direct access to YouTube.

None of these features are possible because the SV42LNMB's connections don't include an Ethernet port. This also means that the TV doesn't stock a Freeview HD tuner, so if you're looking to step up to hi-def terrestrial TV, you'll need to budget for a Freeview HD receiver.

Hooking one up won't be a problem, though, as the TV offers three HDMI inputs. Other connections include composite video, component video and a VGA PC input, plus a USB input for playback of picture, music and video files.

Sadly, the USB feature doesn't double up as a PVR. The screen itself has a full HD (1,920 x 1,080) pixel count, and is backlit by LEDs, which should offer a brighter, more contrasted image than a CCFL screen.

Picture processing duties are handled by Hannspree's own X-Celerate and X-Contrast technologies and Vivid Motion 100Hz processing – none of which are described in useful depth in the manual or on Hannspree's website. X-Contrast is the selectable dynamic backlighting system, while X-Celerate seems to refer to the three stages (low, middle and high) users can choose when activating the 100Hz motion-smoothing feature. Other picture tweaks are thin on the ground.

There's no dedicated colour management system, meaning owners are limited to three colour temperature presets – Cool, Warm and Normal. As is often the case, the Warm setting is your best option for Blu-ray viewing, though you might want to plump for Normal to add a little oomph to Freeview fare. Apart from that, dial-twiddlers will have to get their kicks from the noise reduction and flesh tone tools and basic brightness, contrast, colour, tint and sharpness options.

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 Interfaces2
Product FamilySV
Brand NameHannspree
Screen Size106.7 cm (42")
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Analog TunerSECAM, PAL, NTSC
USBYes
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyDirect LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption120 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio4,750,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.3
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand705.80 mm
Width with Stand1021.10 mm
Depth with Stand270 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height648.8 mm
Width1021.1 mm
Depth46.4 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemVirtual Surround
Product SeriesSV
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesSleep Timer, Teletext
ManufacturerHannspree, Inc
Product ModelSV42LMNB
Product NameSV42LMNB 42" LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberSV42LMNB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hannspree.com/eu/en/
Marketing Information

Enjoy Unparalleled Visual Effects That Suit Your Own Personal Taste Hannspree announces the launch of its latest energy-efficient, aesthetic SV Series Widescreen LED TVs! These TVs are exquisitely designed with an aesthetic flair, and the exterior made from crystal-like materials and a unique base made from reinforced glass.

Package Contents
  • SV42LMNB LED-LCD TV
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Power Cord
Response Time6.50 ms
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)19 kg