JVC LT-42C550 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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JVC LT-42C550
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Vastly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 has a motion interpolation frequency of 50Hz, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is only a unknownHz motion interpolation frequency TV (50Hz slower). 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.

Vastly brighter display brightness Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 has a display brightness of 270 cd/m², however the Samsung UE43J5500 is only a unknown cd/m² display brightness TV (270 cd/m² dimmer).
A bit lighter Edit
JVC LT-42C550 is 7.5kg heavy, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 7.8kg heavy TV (300g 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.

Cheaper by £79
The JVC LT-42C550 is £79 cheaper than the Samsung UE43J5500.
Cheaper to run by £1.83
Over five years the JVC LT-42C550 only costs £81.72 to run however the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run (2% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The JVC LT-42C550 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has a rating of "A+".
7 Reasons For
A bit larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a screen size of 43", but the JVC LT-42C550 is only a 42" TV (1" 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.

Smart TV features Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 supports smart TV features, whereas the JVC LT-42C550 does not support 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 12W higher than the JVC LT-42C550 (20W). 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.

WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a WiFi connection, but the JVC LT-42C550 does not. 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.

4kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an annual energy consumption of 71kWh, whereas the JVC LT-42C550 is a 75kWh annual energy consumption TV (4kWh higher). 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.

10 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the JVC LT-42C550 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
1" smaller screen size Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 has a screen size of 42", but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 43" TV (1" 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.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 does not support smart TV features, however the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

12W lower RMS rated power Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 is an 8W RMS rated power TV. That's 12W lower than the Samsung UE43J5500 (20W). 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.

Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 does not have a WiFi connection, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has 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.

Slightly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 has an annual energy consumption of 75kWh, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV (4kWh 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.

Fewer sellers
The JVC LT-42C550 is only stocked by 3 retailers, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is stocked by 13 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by four months
The JVC LT-42C550 is four months older than the Samsung UE43J5500.
3 Reasons Against
300g heavier Edit
Samsung UE43J5500 is 7.8kg heavy, but the JVC LT-42C550 is a 7.5kg heavy TV (300g lighter). 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.

More expensive by £79
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £79 more expensive than the JVC LT-42C550.
Higher running costs over five years by £1.83
Over five years the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run which is £1.83 more to run than the JVC LT-42C550. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

26 months Ago 22 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 81.72
Purchase price £ 200.00
Total cost of ownership £ 281.72
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 279.00
Total cost of ownership £ 362.55
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
50Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
270 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 109cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
BEST
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature

Audio

RMS Rated Power
8W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
VGA Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
7 27
BEST

Performance

Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 100
 200 x 100
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
51W 51W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
75kWh 71kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 66.9mm
Weight
7.5kg
BEST
7.8kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.9kg
Package Dimensions
554 x 947 x 69 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 962.9mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 561.3mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 962.9mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 645mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Other Features

Sound Enhancement
DTS TruSurround Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB
DVB-T2 Freeview HD Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
JVC LT-42C550 42" LED TV - AC power cable - Standard remote control - Batteries - Screws Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

Photo Share
 Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
Football Mode
 Football mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
X-Reality PRO
 X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
Triluminos Display
 Triluminos Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
ClearAudio+
 ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Depth Enhancer
 Auto Depth Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motionflow XR
 Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
 Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrasting
 Dynamic contrasting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
ClearAudio+
 ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
ConnectShare
 ConnectShare
Unknown - Click to provide data
4K X-Reality Pro
 4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
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