LG 43UH661 vs Sony KDL-32WD605

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LG 43UH661
Sony KDL-32WD605

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The LG 43UH661 is a 43" TV. That's 11" larger than the Sony KDL-32WD605 (32"). 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.

10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 43UH661 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Sony KDL-32WD605 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

One more RF port Edit
The LG 43UH661 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-32WD605 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the LG 43UH661 is three, but the Sony KDL-32WD605 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 43UH661 is "A+", but the rating of the Sony KDL-32WD605 is "A".
3 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-32WD605 is a 51kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 25kWh lower than the LG 43UH661 (51kWh). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-32WD605 has a weight of 4.9kg. That's 4.6kg lighter than the LG 43UH661 (4.9kg). 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.

£26.03 cheaper to run
The Sony KDL-32WD605 only costs £59.12 to run over five years whereas the LG 43UH661 costs £85.15 to run (44% more). Read more

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
33% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 43UH661 is a 76kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 25kWh higher than the Sony KDL-32WD605 (51kWh). 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.

49% heavier Edit
The LG 43UH661 has a weight of 9.5kg. That's 4.6kg heavier than the Sony KDL-32WD605 (4.9kg). 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.

44% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the LG 43UH661 are £85.15 which is £26.03 more than the Sony KDL-32WD605 over five years. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
35% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-32WD605 is a 32" TV. That's 11" smaller than the LG 43UH661 (32"). 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.

10W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-32WD605 has an RMS rated power of 10W, whereas the LG 43UH661 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (10W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

One less RF port Edit
The Sony KDL-32WD605 is a one RF port TV, whereas the LG 43UH661 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Sony KDL-32WD605 is two, but the LG 43UH661 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.

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Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Sony KDL-32WD605 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the LG 43UH661 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 83.32
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 85.15
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 484.15
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 56.08
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 59.12

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.29T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
43"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
 Noise reduction feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
 1366 x 768
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
1,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
108cm
BEST
80cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

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 6

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video App
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
 Digital audio coaxial out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in port
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
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
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% 70%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
52W 35W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
76kWh 51kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.4W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
77.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
9.5kg 4.9kg
BEST
Package Weight
13kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
11kg 5.2kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
245mm
BEST
481mm
Height (with Stand)
627mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
973mm 735mm
BEST
Height
572mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
973mm 735mm
Packaging Height
660mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 559mm
Packaging Width
1,075mm 827mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX102D
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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