LG 43UF680 vs Sony KDL-43W809

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LG 43UF680
Sony KDL-43W809

Top Prices

Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £7.99
RLR Distribution
Out of stock
RGB Direct
Delivery unknown

Reasons For

1 Reason For
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 3D compatible TV, whereas the LG 43UF680 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 43UF680 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.

Two more HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has four HDMI ports, however the LG 43UF680 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.

£146 cheaper
The Sony KDL-43W809 costs £145.77 less than the LG 43UF680.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The LG 43UF680 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 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.

Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 43UF680 is one, but the Sony KDL-43W809 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 two HDMI ports Edit
The LG 43UF680 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 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.

More expensive by £146
The LG 43UF680 is £145.77 more expensive than the Sony KDL-43W809.
2 Reasons Against
Less retailers
Only 1 store sell the Sony KDL-43W809, whereas 2 stores sell the LG 43UF680. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One month older
The Sony KDL-43W809 is older than the LG 43UF680 by one month.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

21 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 490.17
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-lit LED
 Direct-lit LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 108cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

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-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
App
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
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
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages

Design

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

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 55W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 76kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 59mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.9kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.8kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 602mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 962mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 565mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 962mm

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port

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
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
HDMI in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
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