Samsung DB40E vs Sony KD-49X8307

Samsung DB40E
Sony KD-49X8307

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
DVI port Edit
The Samsung DB40E has a DVI port, but the Sony KD-49X8307 does not.
PC in port Edit
The Samsung DB40E has a PC in port, but the Sony KD-49X8307 does not have a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

6% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung DB40E is a 111kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 6kWh lower than the Sony KD-49X8307 (117kWh). 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.

10.1mm thinner Edit
The Samsung DB40E is a 49.9mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8307 is a 60mm thick TV (10.1mm 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.

92% lighter Edit
The Samsung DB40E has a weight of 7.5kg. That's 6.9kg lighter than the Sony KD-49X8307 (14.4kg). 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.

£99 cheaper
The Samsung DB40E costs £499.97, whereas the Sony KD-49X8307 is £599.00.
£70.50 cheaper to run
The Samsung DB40E is £70.50 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-49X8307 over five years. Read more
7 Reasons For
19% larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 has a screen size of 49", however the Samsung DB40E is only a 40" TV (9" 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.

Smart TV features Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 supports smart TV features, but the Samsung DB40E does not support smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Common interface plus Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 supports common interface plus, whereas the Samsung DB40E does not support common interface plus.
Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the Samsung DB40E 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Sony KD-49X8307 is four, but the Samsung DB40E only has one HDMI port. 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.

2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Sony KD-49X8307 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Samsung DB40E has a rating of "B".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
23% smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung DB40E is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the Sony KD-49X8307 (49"). 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.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Samsung DB40E does not support smart TV features, whereas the Sony KD-49X8307 supports smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not support common interface plus Edit
The Samsung DB40E does not support common interface plus, however the Sony KD-49X8307 supports common interface plus.
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung DB40E has one USB 2.0 port, however the Sony KD-49X8307 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.

Three less HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung DB40E is one, but the Sony KD-49X8307 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 14 stores sells the Samsung DB40E, however 16 sellers sell the Sony KD-49X8307. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Samsung DB40E has an energy efficiency rating of "B", but the Sony KD-49X8307 has a rating of "A".
8 Reasons Against
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 does not have a DVI port, whereas the Samsung DB40E does.
Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 does not have a PC in port, whereas the Samsung DB40E has a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

6kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, but the Samsung DB40E is a 111kWh annual energy consumption TV (6kWh 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.

10.1mm thicker Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 is a 60mm thick TV. That's 10.1mm thicker than the Samsung DB40E (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.

6.9kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 has a weight of 14.4kg, however the Samsung DB40E is a 7.5kg heavy TV (6.9kg 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.

More expensive by £99
The Sony KD-49X8307 is £99.03 more expensive than the Samsung DB40E.
Older by five months
The Sony KD-49X8307 is five months older than the Samsung DB40E.
Higher running costs over five years by £70.50
The running costs over five years of the Sony KD-49X8307 are £137.64 which is £70.50 more than the Samsung DB40E. Show assumptions.

Date Released

17 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 67.14
Purchase price £ 499.97
Total cost of ownership £ 567.11
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 599.00
Total cost of ownership £ 736.64
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 5000:1
BEST
 5000:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 900Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Auto
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Auto
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 123.2cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°

TV Tuner

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
 Smart TV features
BEST
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android

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 Plus
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Music
 Sports
 Music
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio coaxial out port
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
BEST
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
HDMI Port
1 4
BEST
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
 Plug and Play

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
40W
BEST
84W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
111kWh
BEST
117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
121W
BEST
177W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate
Energy Star Certification
 Energy Star certification
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
49.9mm
BEST
60mm
Weight
7.5kg
BEST
14.4kg
Package Weight
9.1kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 201mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 679mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,093mm
Height
524.7mm
BEST
643mm
Width
906.6mm
BEST
1,093mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 792mm
Packaging Depth
605mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,012mm
BEST
1,191mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 RS-232
 RS-232

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording

Special Features

Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4K X-Reality Pro
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