What is the best 39 to 43 inch television?

And which one has the best price-quality ratio?

NU.nl and the Consumers' Association provide an answer.

If you are going to buy a new TV, you usually first look at the format.

It also matters how far away your sofa is from the TV.

Are you about 2 to 2.5 meters away?

Then a TV with a screen diagonal of 39 to 43 inches can fit perfectly.

Throughout the year, the Consumers' Association tests TVs of various sizes for image and sound quality, ease of use and energy consumption.

A total of 186 televisions have now been tested and are available.

Manufacturers often enter the market with new models during this period.

These are purchased and tested as soon as possible, but that takes time.

So you may find new models in stores that have not yet been tested.

Of the 34 TVs tested in the 39 to 43-inch category, an LG model is the Best in the Test.

This model also has a very favorable price and is also the Best Buy.

If you find image quality especially important, then a Samsung television is an alternative.

Best in Test & Best Buy: LG 43UN74006LB

  • Price: 428 euros

  • Test verdict: 7.3

  • Screen diagonal: 43 inch

  • Screen type: LCD LED

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This 4K Ultra HD television has been on the market since 2020.

With this LG you get a great TV at home.

Especially for this price.

The image quality of the device is okay, but what it mainly excels at is the sound.

The sound image is clear and pleasant.

Low tones are often on the weak side with TVs, but that is less of an issue with this TV.

Although the sound can sometimes sound a bit thin with this device.

The smart TV system also scores well.

The menu starts up quickly, works smoothly and is structured logically.

You can access many apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Disney + and Apple TV.

In addition, operation works smoothly with the included Magic Motion Remote.

This allows you to control the cursor on the screen via movement and you can quickly and easily navigate through the menu.

A disadvantage of this TV is that the viewing angle is not very large.

It is recommended to adjust the default picture settings slightly to improve picture quality.

The TV has three HDMI connections and two USB ports.

Alternative: Samsung UE43TU8500

  • Price: 499 euros

  • Test verdict: 6.7

  • Screen diagonal: 43 inch

  • Screen type: LCD LED

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A good alternative to the LG is this 4K Ultra HD TV from Samsung.

In terms of image quality, the UE43TU8500 even outperforms the LG.

In any case, there are few other TVs in this image size with a comparable image quality.

The image is sharp and smooth with vivid and quite natural colors.

On sound quality, the Samsung scores a lot less well than the LG.

The sound is dull, hollow and unbalanced, including low tones that are too weak.

If you want good sound with this TV, a soundbar is a solution.

The smart TV system works well and contains all well-known apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Disney + and Apple TV.

As with the LG, the viewing angle of the Samsung is also on the tight side.

The TV has three HDMI connections and two USB ports.

In this column we write weekly about household and technological appliances that have been tested by the Consumers' Association.

This is a collaboration between the independent editors of NU.nl and the Consumers' Association.

The Consumers' Association tests thousands of products every year, together with qualified technicians in specialized laboratories at home and abroad.

The products being tested are bought in the store so that they are not pre-manipulated by manufacturers.

New models are tested as soon as possible after introduction.

How fast that is differs per product.

The Best in Test is the product with the best test rating.

This can also be a somewhat older model, because a newer model is not always better.

The Best Buy is the product with the best price-quality ratio.