Samsung HG32ED690 vs Sony KD-49X8308

Samsung HG32ED690
Sony KD-49X8308

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has a common interface connection, but the Sony KD-49X8308 does not. 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.

Two RF ports Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8308 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.

PC in port Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has a PC in port, but the Sony KD-49X8308 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.

2x lighter Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has a weight of 5kg, however the Sony KD-49X8308 is a 14.4kg heavy TV (9.4kg 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.

£84.93 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung HG32ED690 only costs £52.71 to run whereas the Sony KD-49X8308 costs £137.64 to run (161% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Samsung HG32ED690 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Sony KD-49X8308 has a rating of "A".
5 Reasons For
35% larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 is a 49" TV. That's 17" larger than the Samsung HG32ED690 (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.

Two composite video in ports Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 is a two composite video in port TV, whereas the Samsung HG32ED690 only has one composite video in port. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung HG32ED690 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung HG32ED690 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.

4.9mm thinner Edit
Sony KD-49X8308 is 60mm thick, but the Samsung HG32ED690 is a 64.9mm thick TV (4.9mm 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
17" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has a screen size of 32", however the Sony KD-49X8308 is a 49" TV (17" 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 composite video in port Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has one composite video in port, however the Sony KD-49X8308 only has two composite video in ports. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has two USB 2.0 ports, however 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.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung HG32ED690 is three, but 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.

Thicker Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 is a 64.9mm thick TV. That's 4.9mm thicker than the Sony KD-49X8308 (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.

7 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 does not have a common interface connection, but the Samsung HG32ED690 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.

One less RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Sony KD-49X8308 is one, but the Samsung HG32ED690 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.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 does not have a PC in port, but the Samsung HG32ED690 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 is a 14.4kg heavy TV. That's 9.4kg heavier than the Samsung HG32ED690 (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.

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More expensive to run over five years by 161%
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-49X8308 are £137.64 which is £84.93 more than the Samsung HG32ED690. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Sony KD-49X8308 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung HG32ED690 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 49.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 52.71
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.26T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
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
32" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
6.5ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 123cm
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

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 ATSC
 ATSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
App
 Samsung Smart View
 Google Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Google Apps
BEST
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Welcome Message
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Home Menu
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 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
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 2
BEST
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a
PC in Port
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RJ-12 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing
H.Browser Compatibility
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Web Browser
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK SINC Server Compatibility
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK REACH Server Compatibility
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Logo Display With Time Out Setting (BMP/movie)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
My Channel Function
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Music Mode Backlight On/off
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Soundbar Compatibility
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Source Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK DRM Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smoovie Compatibility
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Wide Color Enhancer
 Wide color enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software Clock
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cloning
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Plug and Play
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
External Clock Dimming Control
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
External Clock Compatibility
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Back Up Supply
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Security Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 86%

Ergonomics

Swivel Angle Range
90 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling Stand
 Swivelling stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Screwed Battery Cover
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Code Remote Control
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power On Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Typical Power Consumption
31W
BEST
84W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
24W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
Maximum Power Consumption
86W
BEST
177W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240
Energy Saving Mode
 Energy saving mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
64.9mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
5kg
BEST
14.4kg
Package Weight
7.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
6.4kg
BEST
15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 201mm
Height (with Stand)
465.6mm
BEST
679mm
Width (with Stand)
721.4mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height
428.5mm
BEST
643mm
Width
721.4mm
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
Remote Control Type
TM1240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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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