Philips 49PUS7181 vs Sony KD-43X8307

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Philips 49PUS7181
Sony KD-43X8307

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
13% larger screen size Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 has a screen size of 49", however the Sony KD-43X8307 is only a 43" TV (6" 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 is a 45W RMS rated power TV. That's 25W higher than the Sony KD-43X8307 (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.

Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Philips 49PUS7181 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Sony KD-43X8307 has a rating of "A".
7 Reasons For
30% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 30kWh lower than the Philips 49PUS7181 (100kWh). 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.

Marginally thinner Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 60mm thick TV, whereas the Philips 49PUS7181 is a 61mm thick TV (1mm 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.

52% lighter Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has a weight of 11.8kg. That's 6.1kg lighter than the Philips 49PUS7181 (11.8kg). 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.

£300 cheaper
The Sony KD-43X8307 costs £499.00, whereas the Philips 49PUS7181 is £799.00.
Available from 12 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£26.03 cheaper to run
The Sony KD-43X8307 is £26.03 cheaper to run than the Philips 49PUS7181 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43X8307 is "A", but the rating of the Philips 49PUS7181 is "A".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 has an annual energy consumption of 130kWh, but the Sony KD-43X8307 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV (30kWh 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.

2% thicker Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 is a 61mm thick TV. That's 1mm thicker than the Sony KD-43X8307 (60mm). 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.

6.1kg heavier Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 has a weight of 17.9kg, however the Sony KD-43X8307 is an 11.8kg heavy TV (6.1kg 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 £300
The Philips 49PUS7181 is £300 more expensive than the Sony KD-43X8307.
Not as many stockists
The Philips 49PUS7181 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Sony KD-43X8307 is stocked by 14 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Higher running costs over five years by £26.03
The running costs over five years of the Philips 49PUS7181 are £144.44 which is £26.03 more than the Sony KD-43X8307. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
14% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 43" TV. That's 6" smaller than the Philips 49PUS7181 (43"). 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.

25W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Philips 49PUS7181 is a 45W RMS rated power TV (25W 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.

Eleven months older
The Sony KD-43X8307 is older than the Philips 49PUS7181 by eleven months.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 142.61
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 144.44
Purchase price £ 799.00
Total cost of ownership £ 943.44
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 499.00
Total cost of ownership £ 617.41
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.72T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49"
BEST
43"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 900Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Refresh Rate
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Display Diagonal
123cm
BEST
108cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Google Apps
BEST
 Google Apps
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video On Demand
 Video on demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
5.1 (Lollipop) 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android
User Memory Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
45W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
Audio Input Port for DVI
 Audio input port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Picture Mute (for Radio)
 Picture mute (for radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
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
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hard Drive Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
 Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting
Teletext Standard
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Signal Strength Indicator
 Signal strength indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
89W 72W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Average Power Consumption
89W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
130kWh 100kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
61mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
17.9kg 11.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
25.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
21.6kg 12.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
709mm 604mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,093mm 961mm
BEST
Height
661mm 568mm
BEST
Width
1,093mm 961mm
BEST
Packaging Height
780mm 717mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,185mm 1,059mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Power Save Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Sensor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
Package Weight
25.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Box Dimension
1185 x 160 x 780 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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