Buying a 42 Inch TV
Welcome to 42inchtv.co.uk! A 42 inch tv is currently the most popular size for a new tv, if you go any bigger a room can look 'smoothered' and any smaller won't give the effect you were hoping for!
42 inch tv's are available in standard flat screen, HD and now 3D. We have trawled the net for you and found you the best deals on 42 inch tv's.
LCD or Plasma?
Plasma TV's have deeper and richer colours along with better response times, but they often get quite hot and do not last as long an LCD TV. LCD TV's are the most popular than plasma and the prices reflect this.
One type of TV to avoid is LED, due to it's colour 'bleeding' (where the picture at the very edge of the screen joins together to form a nasty looking blob). These sets are backlit and unless you sat directly in front of them, you will not see the picture properly.
Wall Mounted or Stand?
If you have a focal point in your lounge or living room, such as fireplace, putting your 42 inch tv on a wall bracket above the fireplace is the perfect place to mount the tv in that room. If you don't have such a focal point, you can buy several types of stand, some made from metal and glass to more traditional ones made from pine or oak wood, with plenty of storage for DVD players, Sky boxes or games consoles. Have a look at our wall brackets and stands pages for some ideas!