£599 Samsung LE40B550A5 40 Inch LCD 1080p w/5 Yr Guarantee

The platinum black Samsung LE40B550A5 LCD HD Ready Television has 1080p Full HD, technology so cutting edge that you’ll have a fantastic picture, even in dark scenes.

Four High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections make your TV a multimedia centrepiece. Connect HD digital devices like disc players, game consoles, and satellite dish boxes into the 3 rear connections and use the side-mounted input for cameras, camcorders and laptops.

Wide Colour Enhancer 2 ensures a multitude of brilliant colours, 1080 24p Real Movie technology guaranteeing that when connected to a compatible Blu-ray player you see the film just as the director intended.

The Samsung LE40B550A5 also features a viewing angle of 178° which allows you to enjoy your entertainment, whatever angle you’re watching from. SRS TruSurround HD produces a surround sound effect.

This Samsung LCD TV can also be connected to your computer and used as a PC monitor. Coupled with the fast response time of 8ms and the high resolution, you can do so without any sacrifice in picture quality. Supplied with a table-top stand.

This television is ‘high definition ready’ which means it has the ability to display high definition signals with the addition of a separate HD receiver.

HD broadcasts are at a much higher resolution than regular analogue or digital broadcasts and have greatly enhanced picture quality. The level of detail is astonishing with clearer, sharper and more vibrant images.

1080p is the purest form of high definition that a television can display. This leads to a smoother, more film-like image, which will satisfy sports and movie lovers alike.

With a 1080p signal, the information that makes up an image is displayed “progressively” or all at once, rather than in an “interlaced” fashion.

Get this television from John Lewis for £599 including a five year onsite guarantee.