JVC LT-32C655 vs Samsung UE40C8000

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JVC LT-32C655
Samsung UE40C8000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
WiFi connection Edit
The JVC LT-32C655 has a WiFi connection, however the Samsung UE40C8000 does not have a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Vastly lighter Edit
The JVC LT-32C655 has a weight of 6.4kg. That's 6.4kg lighter than the Samsung UE40C8000 (12.8kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£146.26 cheaper to run
The JVC LT-32C655 is £146.26 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE40C8000 over five years. Read more
6 Reasons For
20% larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE40C8000 is a 40" TV. That's 8" larger than the JVC LT-32C655 (40"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE40C8000 is a 3D compatible TV, however the JVC LT-32C655 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE40C8000 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 750Hz faster than the JVC LT-32C655 (800Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

One more SCART port Edit
The Samsung UE40C8000 is a two SCART port TV, whereas the JVC LT-32C655 only has one SCART port.
Two more HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE40C8000 is four, but the JVC LT-32C655 only has two HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Thinner Edit
The Samsung UE40C8000 is a 23.9mm thick TV, whereas the JVC LT-32C655 is a 97mm thick TV (73.1mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
25% smaller screen size Edit
The JVC LT-32C655 is a 32" TV. That's 8" smaller than the Samsung UE40C8000 (40"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The JVC LT-32C655 is not 3D compatible, but the Samsung UE40C8000 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Fifteen times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The JVC LT-32C655 is a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 750Hz slower than the Samsung UE40C8000 (800Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

One less SCART port Edit
The JVC LT-32C655 is a one SCART port TV, whereas the Samsung UE40C8000 only has two SCART ports.
Two less HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the JVC LT-32C655 is two, but the Samsung UE40C8000 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Significantly thicker Edit
The JVC LT-32C655 is a 97mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UE40C8000 is a 23.9mm thick TV (73.1mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

4 Reasons Against
Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung UE40C8000 does not have a WiFi connection, but the JVC LT-32C655 has a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

50% heavier Edit
The Samsung UE40C8000 has a weight of 12.8kg. That's 6.4kg heavier than the JVC LT-32C655 (12.8kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

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223% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Samsung UE40C8000 are £211.96 which is £146.26 more than the JVC LT-32C655. Show assumptions.

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EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
soundandvision.com: Top Pick
theregister.co.uk: Recommended
toptenreviews.com: Bronze

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Date Released

42 months Ago 41 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 65.70
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 65.70
Purchase price £ 229.98
Total cost of ownership £ 295.68
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 208.31
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.65
Total running cost £ 211.96

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.1T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
27
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
32" 40"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
81.28cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
50Hz 800Hz
BEST
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
 Noise reduction feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 22000:1
BEST
 22000:1
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
3D Technology
 Samsung 3D HyperReal Engine
 Samsung 3D HyperReal Engine
Display Diagonal
81.28cm 101.6cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1366 x 768
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1366 x 768
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 2
BEST
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in port
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
Audio Input Port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port for DVI
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
BEST
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 25

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 100
 200 x 100
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
41W
BEST
130W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
97mm 23.9mm
BEST
Weight
6.4kg
BEST
12.8kg
Package Weight
9kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Dimensions
915 x 585 x 154 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.9kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 267.7mm
Height (with Stand)
478mm
BEST
647.1mm
Width (with Stand)
735mm
BEST
956mm
Height
438mm 588.4mm
Width
735mm 956mm
Packaging Height
585mm
BEST
743mm
Packaging Width
915mm
BEST
1,200mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 VGA
 LAN (RJ-45)
 S/PDIF
 SCART
 Composite
 Component
 VGA
 LAN (RJ-45)
 S/PDIF
 SCART
 Composite
 Component
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube

Other Features

Dimension
735 x 478 x 185 Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Enhancement
SRS,DD+,DDCO,HE-AAC Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement
Digital noise reduction,Colour enhancement algorithm,Dynamic contrast,Automatic backlight algorithm Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxHxD)
735 x 478 x 185 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications
BBC iPlayer,Netflix,Custom homepage,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter,YouTube Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
735 x 438 x 97 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD Region Code
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
JVC LT-32C655 Smart 32 LED TV with Built-in DVD Player,AC power cable Unknown - Click to provide data
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