LG 47LY761 vs Sony KD-49X8308

LG 47LY761
Sony KD-49X8308

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Common interface connection Edit
The LG 47LY761 has a common interface connection, whereas the Sony KD-49X8308 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.

26% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 47LY761 is a 93kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 24kWh lower than the Sony KD-49X8308 (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.

Moderately thinner Edit
The LG 47LY761 has a thickness of 55.5mm, however the Sony KD-49X8308 is a 60mm thick TV (4.5mm 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.

Cheaper to run by £46.08
The LG 47LY761 is £46.08 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-49X8308 over five years. Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 47LY761 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Sony KD-49X8308 is "A".
3 Reasons For
Moderately larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 has a screen size of 49", however the LG 47LY761 is only a 47" TV (2" 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 Sony KD-49X8308 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 47LY761 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 number of HDMI ports on the Sony KD-49X8308 is four, but the LG 47LY761 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The LG 47LY761 is a 47" TV. That's 2" smaller than the Sony KD-49X8308 (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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 47LY761 is two, but the Sony KD-49X8308 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.

Two less HDMI ports Edit
The LG 47LY761 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8308 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.

Four months older
The LG 47LY761 is older than the Sony KD-49X8308 by four months.
6 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 does not have a common interface connection, whereas the LG 47LY761 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, but the LG 47LY761 is a 93kWh annual energy consumption TV (24kWh 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.

8% thicker Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 is a 60mm thick TV. That's 4.5mm thicker than the LG 47LY761 (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.

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Higher running costs over five years by £46.08
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-49X8308 are £137.64 which is £46.08 more than the LG 47LY761. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-49X8308 is "A", but the rating of the LG 47LY761 is "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 89.73
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 91.56
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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.
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
47" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
119.38cm 123cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 PAL
 SECAM

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
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
ClearVoice Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 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
1 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 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
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Remote Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

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

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
 Energy saving
 Energy saving
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
 POR
 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
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 86%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
56W
BEST
84W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
93kWh
BEST
117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 177W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.5mm
BEST
60mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.4kg
Weight (with Stand)
12.7kg
BEST
15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
325mm 201mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
680mm 679mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,073mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height
623mm
BEST
643mm
Width
1,073mm
BEST
1,093mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 792mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,191mm

Packaging Content

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

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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