Philips 48PFK5500 vs Samsung UE32J5500

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Philips 48PFK5500
Samsung UE32J5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A lot larger screen size Edit
The Philips 48PFK5500 has a screen size of 48", whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 is only a 32" TV (16" smaller). 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Philips 48PFK5500 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 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 Philips 48PFK5500 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE32J5500 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.

Energy efficiency rating is better
The Philips 48PFK5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE32J5500 has a rating of "A".
6 Reasons For
A lot faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, whereas the Philips 48PFK5500 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz slower). 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.

Two RF ports Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Philips 48PFK5500 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has an annual energy consumption of 58kWh, but the Philips 48PFK5500 is a 70kWh annual energy consumption TV (12kWh higher). 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.

11.4mm thinner Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 is a 66.6mm thick TV. That's 11.4mm thinner than the Philips 48PFK5500 (66.6mm). 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.

2x lighter Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a weight of 4.7kg, however the Philips 48PFK5500 is a 12.4kg heavy TV (7.7kg heavier). 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.

£10.82 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE32J5500 is £10.82 cheaper to run than the Philips 48PFK5500. Read more

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Philips 48PFK5500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster). 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.

Only one RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Philips 48PFK5500 is one, but the Samsung UE32J5500 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.

18% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 48PFK5500 has an annual energy consumption of 70kWh, however the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 58kWh annual energy consumption TV (12kWh 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.

Thicker Edit
Philips 48PFK5500 is 78mm thick. That's 11.4mm thicker than the Samsung UE32J5500 (66.6mm). 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.

7.7kg heavier Edit
The Philips 48PFK5500 is a 12.4kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 4.7kg heavy TV (7.7kg 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 £10.82
The running costs over five years of the Philips 48PFK5500 are £79.95 which is £10.82 more than the Samsung UE32J5500. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a screen size of 32", however the Philips 48PFK5500 is a 48" TV (16" larger). 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Philips 48PFK5500 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.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE32J5500 is three, but the Philips 48PFK5500 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.

Older by three months
The Samsung UE32J5500 is three months older than the Philips 48PFK5500.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE32J5500 is "A", but the rating of the Philips 48PFK5500 is "A+".

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Date Released

19 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 79.95
Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 69.13
Purchase price £ 129.99
Total cost of ownership £ 199.12
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
48"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
60Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
BEST
 1080i
 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Auto
 Zoom
 16:9
 Auto
 Zoom
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Display Diagonal
121cm
BEST
80cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
App
 Google Apps
BEST
 Google Apps
Video App
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android
User Memory Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Incredible Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Upgradeable Firmware
 Upgradeable firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 H.264
 MKV
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 H.264
 MKV
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 PNG
 BMP
 JPEG XR
 PNG
 BMP
 JPEG XR
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indicator
 Signal strength indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
48W 42W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
70kWh 58kWh
BEST
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
78mm 66.6mm
BEST
Weight
12.4kg 4.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
17kg 6.2kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
13.9kg 5.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
249mm 207.6mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
686mm 471.6mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,082mm 721.4mm
BEST
Height
623mm 424.8mm
BEST
Width
1,082mm 721.4mm
BEST
Packaging Height
715mm 522mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,200mm 901mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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