Samsung HG40ED690 vs Sony KDL-40R453

Samsung HG40ED690
Sony KDL-40R453

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
300 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 300 cd/m² brighter than the Sony KDL-40R453 (unknown cd/m²).
Smart TV features Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 supports smart TV features, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

4W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (4W 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 headphone output port Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has two headphones output ports, however the Sony KDL-40R453 only has one headphone output port. Read more

The number of headphone output ports means the number of headphone sockets on the device.

A headphone output port lets you connect a set of headphones to the TV. Multiple headphone sockets allows you to connect multiple sets of headphones to the TV at the same TV.

Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has a common interface connection, but the Sony KDL-40R453 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.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KDL-40R453 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung HG40ED690 is three, but the Sony KDL-40R453 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.

WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has a WiFi connection, however the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has an Ethernet LAN connection, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
3% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 is an 83kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 2kWh lower than the Sony KDL-40R453 (85kWh). 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.

A lot thinner Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 is a 66.8mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is an 89mm thick TV (22.2mm 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung HG40ED690 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A".
5 Reasons For
1.3kg lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 is a 7kg heavy TV. That's 1.3kg lighter than the Samsung HG40ED690 (7kg). 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.

£547 cheaper
The Sony KDL-40R453 costs £546.51 less than the Samsung HG40ED690.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
4% cheaper to run
The Sony KDL-40R453 only costs £95.68 to run over five years but the Samsung HG40ED690 costs £99.18 to run (4% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung HG40ED690 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
16% heavier Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has a weight of 8.3kg. That's 1.3kg heavier than the Sony KDL-40R453 (7kg). 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.

£547 more expensive
The Samsung HG40ED690 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-40R453 by £546.51.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 sellers sells the Samsung HG40ED690, however 7 retailers sell the Sony KDL-40R453. 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.
4% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung HG40ED690 are £99.18 which is £3.50 more than the Sony KDL-40R453. Show assumptions.
11 Reasons Against
Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support smart TV features, but the Samsung HG40ED690 supports smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has an RMS rated power of 16W, but the Samsung HG40ED690 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (4W 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 headphone output port Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 is a one headphone output port TV, whereas the Samsung HG40ED690 only has two headphones output ports. Read more

The number of headphone output ports means the number of headphone sockets on the device.

A headphone output port lets you connect a set of headphones to the TV. Multiple headphone sockets allows you to connect multiple sets of headphones to the TV at the same TV.

Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a common interface connection, but the Samsung HG40ED690 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.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung HG40ED690 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 less HDMI port Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has two HDMI ports, however the Samsung HG40ED690 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.

Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a WiFi connection, however the Samsung HG40ED690 does. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, but the Samsung HG40ED690 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 is an 85kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 2kWh higher than the Samsung HG40ED690 (85kWh). 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.

Thicker Edit
Sony KDL-40R453 is 89mm thick, but the Samsung HG40ED690 is a 66.8mm thick TV (22.2mm 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.

Eight months older
The Sony KDL-40R453 is older than the Samsung HG40ED690 by eight months.

Date Released

21 months Ago 29 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 96.14
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 99.18
Purchase price £ 795.51
Total cost of ownership £ 894.69
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.94
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.74
Total running cost £ 95.68
Purchase price £ 249.00
Total cost of ownership £ 344.68
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.49T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 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
40" 40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
8ms 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
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 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
101cm 102cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 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
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
BEST
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video On Demand
 Video on demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Welcome Message
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Home Menu
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Sound Mode
 Music
 Standard
 Movie
 Music
 Standard
 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
2
BEST
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
1 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 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RJ-12 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Personal
 Cinema
 Photo
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Personal
 Cinema
 Photo
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
OSD Language
27 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

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BD Wise Technology
 BD wise technology
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
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
File System
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
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
Security Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

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
 On/off switch
Swivelling Stand
 Swivelling stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Screwed Battery Cover
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power On Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Typical Power Consumption
60W 58W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.45W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
44.6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
83kWh
BEST
85kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
111W 84W
BEST
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240
Energy Saving Mode
 Energy saving mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
66.8mm
BEST
89mm
Weight
8.3kg 7kg
BEST
Package Weight
13.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
10.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
271.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
587.7mm 584mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
917.7mm
BEST
926mm
Height
535.6mm
BEST
556mm
Width
917.7mm
BEST
926mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 644mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,202mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1480 + TM1240 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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
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