Hannspree has announced the launch of a new series of LED TVs, the HD SE.
The first of these budget oriented LED panels to be launched is the Hannspree SE40, a 40 inch full 1080p HD set.
The SE40 comes with a built-in Freeview tuner and PVR functionality, although at its price level it doesn’t have an on board hard drive. However, you can record programmes onto external storage via a USB port.
The set has an “ultra thin” profile apparently, making it suitable for wall mounting, and comes with on board speakers with eight different audio settings, including some form of virtual surround.
Vital statistics include a brightness level of 350cd/m2, contrast ratio of 4,000:1 and a response time of 5ms.
As well as the USB port, in terms of inputs three HDMI ports are provided, along with a SCART and VGA. There’s no component input here, however.
Hannspree claims that the SE series is far less power hungry than its previous TVs, and in standby mode it boasts “sophisticated zero-watt technology” which basically means that the set consumes literally no power when in standby.
An ambient light sensor is also present, so the TV adjusts its own backlight according to the room’s ambient light levels, helping to save on power and extend the longevity of the display.
Hannspree’s SE40 LED TV is available now priced at £396 with a two year warranty. A smaller 32 inch model is also planned to be launched in January.