JVC LT-42C550 vs Toshiba 40L2436

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JVC LT-42C550
Toshiba 40L2436

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 is a 42" TV. That's 2" larger than the Toshiba 40L2436 (40"). 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 HDMI port Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 has three HDMI ports, however the Toshiba 40L2436 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.

34% lighter Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 is a 7.5kg heavy TV. That's 2.5kg lighter than the Toshiba 40L2436 (10kg). 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.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the JVC LT-42C550 is "A+", however the rating of the Toshiba 40L2436 is "A+".
7 Reasons For
50Hz faster refresh rate Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a refresh rate of 50Hz, whereas the JVC LT-42C550 is only a unknownHz refresh rate TV (50Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

150Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the JVC LT-42C550 is only a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (150Hz 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.

30 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², however the JVC LT-42C550 is only a 270 cd/m² display brightness TV (30 cd/m² dimmer).
43% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 is a 14W RMS rated power TV. That's 6W higher than the JVC LT-42C550 (14W). 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.

A lot lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has an annual energy consumption of 54kWh, whereas the JVC LT-42C550 is a 75kWh annual energy consumption TV (21kWh 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.

Cheaper to run by £20.60
Over five years the Toshiba 40L2436 only costs £61.12 to run however the JVC LT-42C550 costs £81.72 to run (34% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Toshiba 40L2436 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the JVC LT-42C550 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Hugely slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 is a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 150Hz slower than the Toshiba 40L2436 (200Hz). 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.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 is a 270 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 30 cd/m² dimmer than the Toshiba 40L2436 (300 cd/m²).
6W lower RMS rated power Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 has an RMS rated power of 8W, but the Toshiba 40L2436 is a 14W RMS rated power TV (6W 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.

29% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 is a 75kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 21kWh higher than the Toshiba 40L2436 (54kWh). 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.

34% higher running costs over five years
The JVC LT-42C550 costs £81.72 to run which is £20.60 more to run than the Toshiba 40L2436 over five years. Show assumptions.
4 Reasons Against
2" smaller screen size Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a screen size of 40", but the JVC LT-42C550 is a 42" TV (2" 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the JVC LT-42C550 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.

Heavier Edit
Toshiba 40L2436 is 10kg heavy, but the JVC LT-42C550 is a 7.5kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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.

Fewer sellers
The Toshiba 40L2436 is only stocked by 1 store, but the JVC LT-42C550 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

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Date Released

26 months Ago 25 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
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 59.29
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 61.12

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.
0.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 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
42"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
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 200Hz
BEST
Comb Filter
 3D
 3D
BEST
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
 Noise reduction feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
 AMR (Active Motion Rate)
 AMR (Active Motion Rate)
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.5ms
Display Brightness
270 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 102cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Channel
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,100
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
8W 14W
BEST
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
SCART Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
VGA Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
OSD Language
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 AAC++
Image Format
 BMP
 JPEG XR
 BMP
 JPEG XR
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Stored Teletext Page
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 pages

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Mercury Content
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1mg

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 100
 200 x 100
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
51W 37W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
75kWh 54kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 72W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Weight
7.5kg
BEST
10kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 15kg
Package Dimensions
554 x 947 x 69 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 567mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 904mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 524mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 904mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 670mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 976mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight

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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