Bush 40-inch 4K UHD Freeview HD Smart TV 50Hz warning

By Alan Ng - Nov 21, 2015

We have some information for consumers to share now, on a budget 4K TV that Argos are planning to sell this month from manufacturer Bush.

This is the Bush 40-inch 4K UHD Freeview HD Smart LED TV which is available to buy now from Argos for £349.99 – an extremely good price for a TV that can output at 4K 3840 X 2160 resolution.

There is however some warnings to take on board for this Bush LED403040HDT2 model should any of you wish to buy one.

The main point that we wanted to highlight is that this TV only has a refresh rate of 50Hz. This means that this TV may not be suitable for those that are specifically looking to buy this model as a gaming TV for PS4 and Xbox One gaming.


The reason for this is that with a 50Hz refresh rate, you are going to have problems getting the best picture quality for games that run at 60FPS. While many PS4 and Xbox One games are still 30FPS, there will be a point when 60FPS becomes the standard across many games and a 50Hz display won’t result in the best quality.

If you just want this for watching Freeview HD though, you are going to be fine. Other Bush LED403040HDT2 specs include Smart TV support, so you will be able to download apps such as Netflix and YouTube.

Another word of warning though, it looks like this TV does not support the BBC iPlayer, as Argos has mentioned on their support listing for this model that there is an ongoing technical problem specifically with the iPlayer.


Elsewhere, there’s 4 HDMI ports, HDMI 2.0 support, PC input to convert into a PC monitor, USB support for media playback and a dual-core processor powering the OS – not a quad-core.

For those that want to know what other buyers have said, you can read through some 2015 Bush 40-inch 4K UHD Freeview HD Smart LED TV reviews here.

You’ll also be pleased to hear that we have found the official product manual, which you can download here – direct link.

Let us know your thoughts on this TV and if you are thinking about buying one this year. Is the 50Hz refresh rate a concern for you or not?

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