Vu 40 PL : a TV set mid-range

Presentation of the Vu 40 PL

Recently Vu has released information about its new model of television . It is the 40 PL.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 40 inches.
Surely considering this price you couldn’t expect something excessive. You can comfort yourself with the thought that it is a mass of technology.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Full HD resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Through our review today, you will understand why the Vu 40 PL is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

The design of the Vu 40 PL

The Vu 40 PL with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
This new Vu 40 PL is simply flat.
With an interesting size of 40 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
The interest of the 40 PL is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
In short, the Vu has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Vu 40 PL is revealed.

TV screen presentation Vu 40 PL

The Vu could hardly do better than this 40 PL with a LED screen.
With this new 40 PL Vu, the company makes an assumed technological choice. 
This model has a Full HD display. Vu presents this 40 PL with a screen of 40 inches; this television belongs to the series of small models in its range.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 60 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
In addition, Vu has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Full HD image resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

The sound of the Vu 40 PL

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the 40 PL still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The equipment consists of  two loudspeakers for a sound power of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

40 PL from Vu – Embedded intelligence

As with many other TV sets, the 40 PL has its operating system Linux; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 40 PL is communicating.

The connection system of the Vu 40 PL

This television Vu 40 PL offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

It is with 11 possible connections that this 40 PL is presented. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 audio input, 1 headphone socket, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Presentation of the technical features of the Vu 40 PL

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Sizes of the television without stand 100.5 x 15.4 x 62.1 cm
Screen size in inches 40
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV Linux
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T2 DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
Dolby Digital Sound Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 110 W

To conclude on the Vu 40 PL

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
In parallel, it will be necessary to add an important parameter: the price. You have here a television set whose price is very competitive compared to its competitors. In other words, including your final decision, you will have to take into account the fact that this is a television set that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to have a very well defined image in all circumstances.

From this new Vu we can retain 3 positive points:
the display frequency, the screen size, the sound power.

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