LG 50LF580 vs Samsung UE50J6100

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LG 50LF580
Samsung UE50J6100

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
One more RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the LG 50LF580 is two, but the Samsung UE50J6100 only has one RF port. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The LG 50LF580 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE50J6100 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One more HDMI port Edit
The LG 50LF580 has three HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE50J6100 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 50LF580 is a 92kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 6kWh lower than the Samsung UE50J6100 (98kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Thinner Edit
LG 50LF580 is 55.8mm thick, but the Samsung UE50J6100 is a 63.7mm thick TV (7.9mm 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.

11% cheaper to run
The LG 50LF580 only costs £100.95 to run over five years but the Samsung UE50J6100 costs £113.77 to run (13% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 50LF580 is "A+", however the rating of the Samsung UE50J6100 is "A+".
5 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Samsung UE50J6100 has a weight of 13kg. That's 1.2kg lighter than the LG 50LF580 (13kg). 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.

£44 cheaper
The Samsung UE50J6100 costs £399.00, whereas the LG 50LF580 is £443.00.
Available from 3 shops
The more stores stock this TV, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50J6100 is "A+", but the rating of the LG 50LF580 is "A+".
User reviews are hugely better
The Samsung UE50J6100 has an average user review score of 100% based on 2 reviews, but the LG 50LF580 has an average rating of 80% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The LG 50LF580 is a 14.2kg heavy TV. That's 1.2kg heavier than the Samsung UE50J6100 (13kg). 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.

£44 more expensive
The LG 50LF580 is more expensive than the Samsung UE50J6100 by £44.
Less retailers
Only 2 retailers sells the LG 50LF580, whereas 5 shops sell the Samsung UE50J6100. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Nine months older
The LG 50LF580 is older than the Samsung UE50J6100 by nine months.
Vastly Lower user review Score
The LG 50LF580's average user rating is 80%, however the Samsung UE50J6100's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
One less RF port Edit
The Samsung UE50J6100 is a one RF port TV, whereas the LG 50LF580 only has two RF ports. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE50J6100 has one USB 2.0 port, however the LG 50LF580 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE50J6100 is two, but the LG 50LF580 only has three 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE50J6100 is a 98kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 6kWh higher than the LG 50LF580 (98kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

7.9mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE50J6100 is a 63.7mm thick TV, whereas the LG 50LF580 is a 55.8mm thick TV (7.9mm 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.

More expensive to run over five years by 13%
The running costs of the Samsung UE50J6100 are £113.77 which is £12.82 more than the LG 50LF580 over five years. Show assumptions.

Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 13 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 100.95
Purchase price £ 443.00
Total cost of ownership £ 543.95
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 113.77
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 113.77
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 512.77
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.56T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
50" 50"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 500
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
126cm
BEST
125cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Normal
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Normal
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
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
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
63W
BEST
71W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
92kWh
BEST
98kWh
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 240
 110 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 155W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.8mm
BEST
63.7mm
Weight
14.2kg 13kg
BEST
Package Weight
17.7kg
BEST
18.1kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
255mm 203.8mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
708mm 696.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,128mm 1,116.8mm
BEST
Height
660mm 654.4mm
Width
1,128mm 1,116.8mm
Packaging Height
760mm 738mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,320mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
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