Samsung UE43J5500 vs Sony KD-43X8308

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Samsung UE43J5500
Sony KD-43X8308

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a common interface connection, but the Sony KD-43X8308 does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

41% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 29kWh lower than the Sony KD-43X8308 (100kWh). 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.

52% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a weight of 7.8kg. That's 4kg lighter than the Sony KD-43X8308 (11.8kg). 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.

£34.86 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £34.86 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-43X8308 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", but the rating of the Sony KD-43X8308 is "A".
3 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 only has two 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

Thinner Edit
Sony KD-43X8308 is 60mm thick. That's 6.9mm thinner than the Samsung UE43J5500 (60mm). 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

4 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KD-43X8308 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 UE43J5500 is three, but the Sony KD-43X8308 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.

6.9mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-43X8308 is a 60mm thick TV (6.9mm 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.

Five months older
The Samsung UE43J5500 is older than the Sony KD-43X8308 by five months.
6 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 does not have a common interface connection, but the Samsung UE43J5500 has a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

29kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 has an annual energy consumption of 100kWh, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV (29kWh lower). 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.

4kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 is an 11.8kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 7.8kg heavy TV (4kg lighter). 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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Higher running costs over five years by £34.86
The running costs of the Sony KD-43X8308 are £118.41 which is £34.86 more than the Samsung UE43J5500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43X8308 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+".

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Date Released

22 months Ago 16 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 402.55
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
43" 43"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
109cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

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
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 MPO
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
BD Wise Technology
 BD wise technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

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

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
51W
BEST
72W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
71kWh
BEST
100kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
119W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
66.9mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
7.8kg
BEST
11.8kg
Package Weight
10.9kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
8.7kg
BEST
12.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
288.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
616.2mm 604mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
962.9mm 961mm
BEST
Height
561.3mm
BEST
568mm
Width
962.9mm 961mm
BEST
Packaging Height
645mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,200mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Installation Guide
 Quick installation guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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