LG 43LX341 vs Sony KDL-43W809

LG 43LX341
Sony KDL-43W809

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
PC in port Edit
The LG 43LX341 has a PC in port, whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 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.

Thinner Edit
The LG 43LX341 has a thickness of 55.88mm. That's 3.12mm thinner than the Sony KDL-43W809 (59mm). 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
LG 43LX341 is 4.6kg heavy, but the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 10.9kg heavy TV (6.3kg 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.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £25.64
Over five years the LG 43LX341 only costs £65.53 to run however the Sony KDL-43W809 costs £91.17 to run (39% more). Read more
5 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 43" TV. That's 0.2" larger than the LG 43LX341 (43"). 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.

1,000Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,000Hz faster than the LG 43LX341 (1,000Hz). 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 43LX341 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 number of HDMI ports on the Sony KDL-43W809 is four, but the LG 43LX341 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.

£94 cheaper
The Sony KDL-43W809 costs £349.99, whereas the LG 43LX341 is £443.81.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The LG 43LX341 has a screen size of 42.8", but the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 43" TV (0.2" 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.

Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 43LX341 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 43LX341 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 £94
The LG 43LX341 is £93.82 more expensive than the Sony KDL-43W809.
6 Reasons Against
Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 does not have a PC in port, whereas the LG 43LX341 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.

A little thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 59mm thick TV, whereas the LG 43LX341 is a 55.88mm thick TV (3.12mm 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.

58% heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has a weight of 10.9kg. That's 6.3kg heavier than the LG 43LX341 (10.9kg). 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 2 retailers sells the Sony KDL-43W809, however 4 shops sell the LG 43LX341. 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.
Six months older
The Sony KDL-43W809 is older than the LG 43LX341 by six months.
39% higher running costs over five years
The Sony KDL-43W809 costs £91.17 to run which is £25.64 more to run than the LG 43LX341 over five years. Show assumptions.

Date Released

15 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 62.49
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 65.53
Purchase price £ 443.81
Total cost of ownership £ 509.34
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17
Purchase price £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 441.16
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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
42.8" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
60Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
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
Response Time
9ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
230 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
BEST
 1000000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
Display Refresh Rate
 60 Hz
BEST
 60 Hz
Display Diagonal
108.7cm
BEST
108cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 ATSC
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 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
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
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
1 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
AV Input Port
 AV input port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN connection
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
 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
 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
 DIVX
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 DIVX
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAC++
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAC++
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
 24p playback
 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
 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
39W
BEST
55W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 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
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Certification
UL, FCC, cUL, NOM Unknown - Click to provide data
DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate
Energy Star Certification
 Energy Star certification
Unknown - Click to provide data
RoHS Compliance Certificate
 RoHS compliance certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.88mm
BEST
59mm
Weight
4.6kg
BEST
10.9kg
Package Weight
7.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
6.2kg
BEST
11.8kg
Height (with Stand)
624.8mm 602mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
972.8mm 962mm
BEST
Height
579.1mm 565mm
BEST
Width
972.8mm 962mm
BEST
Packaging Height
655.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,049mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 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
 Manual
 Manual

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
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
HDMI in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
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