Philips 49PUK4900 vs Sony KDL-40WD653

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Philips 49PUK4900
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
9" larger screen size Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 is a 49" TV. That's 9" larger than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (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.

17% faster refresh rate Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 is a 60Hz refresh rate TV. That's 10Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (50Hz). 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.

50% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (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.

Brighter display brightness Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 300 cd/m² brighter than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (unknown cd/m²).
A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 has an RMS rated power of 16W, but the Sony KDL-40WD653 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (6W 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 HDMI port Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KDL-40WD653 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.

8 day(s) longer programming period Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 has a programming period of 8 day(s), whereas the Sony KDL-40WD653 is only a unknown day(s) programming period TV (8 day(s) shorter).
5 Reasons For
36kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has an annual energy consumption of 70kWh, whereas the Philips 49PUK4900 is a 106kWh annual energy consumption TV (36kWh 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.

20% thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a thickness of 66mm. That's 13mm thinner than the Philips 49PUK4900 (66mm). 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.

3.8kg lighter Edit
Sony KDL-40WD653 is 7.7kg heavy, but the Philips 49PUK4900 is an 11.5kg heavy TV (3.8kg 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 to run by £40.06
Over five years the Sony KDL-40WD653 is £40.06 cheaper to run than the Philips 49PUK4900. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Philips 49PUK4900 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 is a 106kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh higher than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (70kWh). 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
Philips 49PUK4900 is 79mm thick, but the Sony KDL-40WD653 is a 66mm thick TV (13mm 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.

Heavier Edit
The Philips 49PUK4900 is an 11.5kg heavy TV. That's 3.8kg heavier than the Sony KDL-40WD653 (7.7kg). 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.

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Five months older
The Philips 49PUK4900 is older than the Sony KDL-40WD653 by five months.
More expensive to run over five years by 50%
The running costs of the Philips 49PUK4900 are £120.01 which is £40.06 more than the Sony KDL-40WD653 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Philips 49PUK4900 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Sony KDL-40WD653 has a rating of "A+".
5 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a screen size of 40", but the Philips 49PUK4900 is a 49" TV (9" 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.

10Hz slower refresh rate Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a refresh rate of 50Hz, whereas the Philips 49PUK4900 is a 60Hz refresh rate TV (10Hz faster). 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.

Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Philips 49PUK4900 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster). 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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 6W lower than the Philips 49PUK4900 (10W). 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KDL-40WD653 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Philips 49PUK4900 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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Date Released

16 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 116.97
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 120.01
Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 79.95
Purchase price £ 329.00
Total cost of ownership £ 408.95
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
Refresh Rate
60Hz
BEST
50Hz
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160i
 1080i
 1080p
BEST
 2160p
 2160i
 1080i
 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
Display Diagonal
123cm
BEST
102cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
RMS Rated Power
16W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
1 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC

Networking

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

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Upgradeable Firmware
 Upgradeable firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Firmware Upgrade Method
 USB
 USB
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 PNS
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 PNS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indicator
 Signal strength indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 70%

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
73W 48W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
106kWh 70kWh
BEST
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.4W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
79mm 66mm
BEST
Weight
11.5kg 7.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
14.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
11.9kg 8.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
211mm
BEST
212mm
Height (with Stand)
684mm 589mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,099mm 924mm
BEST
Height
632mm 549mm
BEST
Width
1,099mm 924mm
BEST
Packaging Height
740mm 662mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,185mm 1,017mm
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
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data (RMT-TX102D
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
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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