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What’s the Best Value 40-inch Plasma TV?

[ 0 ] October 18, 2012 |

best plasma tv 40-inch

Plasma TVs have become somewhat accessible in the past few years. Although the technology still manages to offer the best refresh rates out there, plasma TVs are facing heavy competition from LED TVs. But for those of you who still wish the incredible refresh rates offered by plasma TVs as well as their huge viewing angles, I will try and answer a question regarding what the best plasma TV would be!



One of the best value 40-inch plasma TV must be the LG 42PA4500 42-inch plasma HDTV. This is not a 40-inch plasma per say, but it is part of the category. I chose this model since the plasma TV manages to offer excellent value for money. Amazon currently charges you $399 for it, making it excellent value for money even when compared to LED TVs in this category.

For your $399 you will be getting a 42-inch plasma TV that offers a 720p resolution. The refresh rate sits at the by now standard 600Hz and you get a contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1. Thanks to the 2x HDMI ports and the 1x USB port you can get even more for your money. Surprising for the size and the technology employed, the LG 42PA4500 comes with a very thin frame.


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However, in this price category we also have the Samsung PN43D450 43-inch plasma TV. Amazon is also offering this model up for $399, making it exceptional value for money. You get 720p resolution, 600Hz refresh rate, wide color enhancer, clear image panel, eco sensor, SRS HD and tons of other great features.

What I liked about this model in particular is the very thin frame, which makes it look almost like you are dealing with an LED TV and by no means a plasma model. Measuring in at 43 inches this model will look great in any home and provide you with huge viewing angles and excellent picture quality.

But I am still here and another contestant for the title of best value 40-inch plasma TV would be the LG 42PM4700 42-inch 720p Active 3D plasma TV. This model is simply excellent from a wide variety of angles, offering great image quality, excellent features and best of all, this model is already part of the LG Smart TV selection.

This means that you get access to a huge number of movies, customizable applications, web browsing, online video streaming and the list keeps on going. The Magic Remote does a great job at allowing you to browse online content and get media to fit your needs at all times.

You get the standard 720p HD panel along with the 600Hz refresh rate. There is a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio and because of the TruSlim Frame, the display itself appears bigger than it actually is. This small change ensures excellent viewing in any conditions. Not to mention that the TV itself is very thin, almost giving the impression of an LED TV.

No matter how much I try to convince you otherwise, depending on the budget you have, these three models are the best value 40-inch plasma TVs. The last one introduced, the LG 42PM4700 features LG’s Smart TV technology along with 3D capabilities, but this comes at a slightly higher price, since the TV is currently available on Amazon for $549. Despite being a little bit more expensive than the previously mentioned plasma TVs, it is still well worth the extra money, making it great value! So, what do you think is the best Plasma TV?

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