Hisense H40M3300 40 inch Widescreen 4K Smart LED TV with Freeview HD - Black [Energy Class A] - £249 @ Amazon
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Hisense H40M3300 40 inch Widescreen 4K Smart LED TV with Freeview HD - Black [Energy Class A] - £249 @ Amazon

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Found 12th Aug 2016Made hot 12th Aug 2016
Back to the cheapest price that it sold at during the Euros. A lot of TV for the money.

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Not too bad price wise but IMHO you need bigger than 40" to appreciate 4K unless you are going to be VERY close to the screen (e.g. using it as a PC monitor).

Bought this tv when it was last on HUK, for a slightly higher price of £269 so at this price I would definitely recommend it.

For a tv to go in the bedroom it is ideal and i am very happy with the picture quality and the functions it has on offer

ST3123

Not too bad price wise but IMHO you need bigger than 40" to appreciate 4K … Not too bad price wise but IMHO you need bigger than 40" to appreciate 4K unless you are going to be VERY close to the screen (e.g. using it as a PC monitor).


I'd say 40" is the minimum if you wanna enjoy 4K, not everyone wants a massive tv taking up half their house haha

whats the warranty situation Ive read reviews on Amazon saying its two years?

Why such a long time?

bladerfc

Why such a long time?




The Chinese are playing their old favourite "On a slow boat to Britain"

bladerfc

Why such a long time?



Probably waiting for a shipment from China or wherever this brand is made. Though I have heard excellent things about this brand of TV.

Ordered!

Got the 43" version and so far can't fault it. Well worth buying!

anyone using this tv as pc monitor ? how's the lag for pc gaming ?

I'd like to know about lag too. want a new TV for my Xbox one.

got mines from richer sounds with a 6 year guarantee for 279 beat that

lahore786

got mines from richer sounds with a 6 year guarantee for 279 beat that


how did you get it so cheap, £349 on their site just now

price match

lahore786

price match


How do you go about doing that? Send a link to Amazon page?

With who??

cheers, looking for 40inch TV for my new garden log cabin, which is still in construction... ordered, and will get a tilt and twist bracket to match... superb

xboxden

I'd like to know about lag too. want a new TV for my Xbox one.


it has a game mode i don't think this tv has a problem with lag...

Original Poster

In general to reply to a few comments on here - I was looking for a UHD tv after the euros and sort of missed the bubble in terms of the prices - generally for the money hisense had good reviews - i ended up buying a refurbed 43 inch hisense about a week ago and from my experience of that i can say that overall you get a lot of bang for your buck - youtube is good, normal tv tuner is good, games generally are good, plays 4k (watched lucky pete on amazon prime - looked good - not much 4k content available atm), blu ray good, sound is solid, headphone port is good (a point which never gets mentioned but i appreciate as a feature) - the only negative i have experienced with my set (which might be specific to my set) - is an uneven backlight when playing fifa 16 - this may be related the hz of the set or just be specific to my set, but it's a bit annoying - overall very good - i especially like, as mentioned before, the integrated youtube app

(it's pretty easy to set picture presets - i found that the tv was more sensitive to bright and darkness than my previous set so i had to fiddle with the picture a bit to get my desired picture and for different input i will change the picture settings)

in terms of gaming - destiny on the ps4 is fine - as mentioned before there is a pc/game function - no real lag that i've noticed

i think hisense wanted to make an impact on the market with their pricing and marketing of this tv and in general it's unlikely that you'll be able to find an equivalent set for anywhere close to this price - hence why amazon seem to be struggling with keeping up with the order demands

if you're not in a big rush for a tv but want to upgrade soonish it may be worth putting an order in and then cancelling if something better pops up in the mean time

[this price isn't mega common so i thought i'd post it whilst it was this cheap]


Edited by: "evilmingdoctor" 12th Aug 2016

delpy8

whats the warranty situation Ive read reviews on Amazon saying its two … whats the warranty situation Ive read reviews on Amazon saying its two years?


Hisense have two years warranty on all their tvs I believe

Got this when it was on AO.com at £279 last month. Not going to vote hot or cold on this as the set I got has a terrible issue with the backlight with noticeable clouding visible in darker scenes. SD was absolutely appalling on it, washed out and fuzzy, not sure if it's related to the former issue. 4K and HD looked good, but then I'd have to only watch stuff with no darker scenes. Reading up on it, seems I'm not the only one who's had this problem. At least Amazon's returns is more straightforward than AO.com.

unterwasser

Got this when it was on AO.com at £279 last month. Not going to vote hot … Got this when it was on AO.com at £279 last month. Not going to vote hot or cold on this as the set I got has a terrible issue with the backlight with noticeable clouding visible in darker scenes. SD was absolutely appalling on it, washed out and fuzzy, not sure if it's related to the former issue. 4K and HD looked good, but then I'd have to only watch stuff with no darker scenes. Reading up on it, seems I'm not the only one who's had this problem. At least Amazon's returns is more straightforward than AO.com.



The clouding sounds like a fault, though if you only/mostly watched SD material on it I guess it could have been related to the TVs upscaling.

Cheaper TVs will typically be worse at upscaling though I think upscaling from SD resolution all the way to 4K is a massive challenge for any TV and I doubt SD looks good even on an expensive branded 4K TV as the difference in resolution is massive so the TV has to 'guess' what a lot of the extra pixels should contain and inevitably will make mistakes introducing artifacts, colour inaccuracy and general image softening.

Adjusting the TV settings and turning off all the supposed 'image enhancements' can help a little but you won't get great looking SD on a 4K TV. Even many 1080P TVs struggle with effective upscaling of SD material. Rather than trying to find a TV that handles SD well (very difficult) I think one should think about using high resolution sources, whilst 4K is scarce, HD material is not and need not even be expensive thanks to streaming services and the falling cost of blurays and full HD games consoles like PS4/Xbox One....

ST3123

The clouding sounds like a fault, though if you only/mostly watched SD … The clouding sounds like a fault, though if you only/mostly watched SD material on it I guess it could have been related to the TVs upscaling. Cheaper TVs will typically be worse at upscaling though I think upscaling from SD resolution all the way to 4K is a massive challenge for any TV and I doubt SD looks good even on an expensive branded 4K TV as the difference in resolution is massive so the TV has to 'guess' what a lot of the extra pixels should contain and inevitably will make mistakes introducing artifacts, colour inaccuracy and general image softening. Adjusting the TV settings and turning off all the supposed 'image enhancements' can help a little but you won't get great looking SD on a 4K TV. Even many 1080P TVs struggle with effective upscaling of SD material. Rather than trying to find a TV that handles SD well (very difficult) I think one should think about using high resolution sources, whilst 4K is scarce, HD material is not and need not even be expensive thanks to streaming services and the falling cost of blurays and full HD games consoles like PS4/Xbox One....



I agree, I tend not to watch SD material. But there are some things such as local BBC news where there isn't a choice.

lahore786

price match



​Who did they price match? I got the 50" last week and they refused to price match because of their 6 year warranty, said they only match like for like deals and I don't know anyone else who gives 6 year warranties
. I guess that's why they give it to avoid doing Price match.

This is useful for many of you thinking 1080p or 4K?

http://referencehometheater.com/2013/commentary/4k-calculator/

"David Katzmaier pulled in a panel and showed them the same content on 4K streaming from Netflix and 1080p Blu-ray and none of the people could pick out the 4K display"

My only reference point - my father in law just paid 2k for a 65 inch 4k, seated 13ft away. I wanted to be honest and told him his old 55" panny plasma was far superior imho.

I've been looking to upgrade for about 3 months, I sit about 15ft from my 55 panny and there is nothing I've seen 4k that convinces me it's superior, however, my daughters' use the converted dining room (sloth room) for PS and Netflix etc and they sit about 5ft from the TV - I'm going to buy a 40" 4k for that room.

bendaw

Hisense have two years warranty on all their tvs I believe


Thanks one ordered

Ordered thank you OP.

xboxden

I'd like to know about lag too. want a new TV for my Xbox one.



Jesus Christ you worry about a few milliseconds lag,THAT IS NOT LAG ! you should have been around in the days when I had a zx spectrum,you had to wait 30 minutes for a game to load up and then a further 10 minutes for each level,now that is lag.

This is HDMI 2.0 only, not 2.2, so you're not going to get 4K resolution from any external device.

You may get 4K if it has the built-in Netflix app, but you won't get 4K from anything like Sky Q, or Xbox One S consoles etc.

Almost got this tv a while back but ended up with a basic 1080 Sony. SD is terrible on 4k sets and struggle on normal DVD. This along with HDR the format not being confirmed and HDMI 2.2 etc made me wait a few more years.

Anyone's nus discount working ? Amazon selling but no 5% . ( as it's a pre order mibbe )
Edited by: "Munkee" 13th Aug 2016

[quote=spencerslide
"David Katzmaier pulled in a panel and showed them the same content on 4K streaming from Netflix and 1080p Blu-ray and none of the people could pick out the 4K display"[/quote]

Thats not much of a surprise really. the Blu-ray will more than likely be a very high bitrate potentially more than double the bitrate of the Netflix 4K video thus its very possible that you could not spot the difference.

If you think about it to get a comparable picture you would need a source that has 4 times the bitrate of a Blu-ray for a proper comparison due to the 4 times increase in picture (Codecs can obviously make a difference as the newer ones are more efficient).

Biggunspaul

Jesus Christ you worry about a few milliseconds lag,THAT IS NOT LAG ! you … Jesus Christ you worry about a few milliseconds lag,THAT IS NOT LAG ! you should have been around in the days when I had a zx spectrum,you had to wait 30 minutes for a game to load up and then a further 10 minutes for each level,now that is lag.



​i had a Vic 20 mate. times change and I want response, most gamers do now.

Munkee

Anyone's nus discount working ? Amazon selling but no 5% . ( as it's a … Anyone's nus discount working ? Amazon selling but no 5% . ( as it's a pre order mibbe )



​No its not working for me the nus discount

nb2508

​No its not working for me the nus discount


I think it's because the seller is amazon eu not amazon uk.

Managed to get Flubit to offer this for £234.01...tempting, very tempting!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c31/nigelfidlermpz/Hisense_zpswo9gnwxq.jpg

theyiddo

Managed to get Flubit to offer this for £234.01...tempting, very tempting!



Yes, I put it through Flubit and got exactly the same price too. I did it several times as sometimes the % discount can vary but it was the same each time so I guess it's the most they will do on this item. Is tempting but I'm still going to pass as IMHO it's too small for a main set and to really appreciate what 4K has over 1080P and I already have a 4K monitor (Viewsonic VX2880ML) and it's a touch big for a monitor so I can't really see how I'd use it but definitely a bargain if you can make it work in your set up....

ST3123

Yes, I put it through Flubit and got exactly the same price too. I did it … Yes, I put it through Flubit and got exactly the same price too. I did it several times as sometimes the % discount can vary but it was the same each time so I guess it's the most they will do on this item. Is tempting but I'm still going to pass as IMHO it's too small for a main set and to really appreciate what 4K has over 1080P and I already have a 4K monitor (Viewsonic VX2880ML) and it's a touch big for a monitor so I can't really see how I'd use it but definitely a bargain if you can make it work in your set up....



It would be a bedroom tv for me (certainly not my main tv!)
Edited by: "theyiddo" 14th Aug 2016

​​What are the dimensions in length? Also the length from one leg to the other? I'm not sure if this would fit in the space I have.

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