Philips 43PUS6551 vs Sony KDL-40RD455

Philips 43PUS6551
Sony KDL-40RD455

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
7% larger screen size Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 is a 43" TV. That's 3" larger than the Sony KDL-40RD455 (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.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Sony KDL-40RD455 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Philips 43PUS6551 is three, but the Sony KDL-40RD455 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.

Two more HDMI ports Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD455 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.

4 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 is a 70kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 42kWh lower than the Philips 43PUS6551 (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.

Lighter Edit
Sony KDL-40RD455 is 7.7kg heavy. That's 4.7kg lighter than the Philips 43PUS6551 (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.

Cheaper to run by £45.26
The Sony KDL-40RD455 only costs £79.95 to run over five years however the Philips 43PUS6551 costs £125.21 to run (57% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-40RD455 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Philips 43PUS6551 is "B".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 is a 112kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 42kWh higher than the Sony KDL-40RD455 (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.

Heavier Edit
Philips 43PUS6551 is 12.4kg heavy. That's 4.7kg heavier than the Sony KDL-40RD455 (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.

More expensive to run over five years by 57%
Over five years the running costs of the Philips 43PUS6551 are £125.21 which is £45.26 more than the Sony KDL-40RD455. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Philips 43PUS6551 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", whereas the Sony KDL-40RD455 has a rating of "A+".
5 Reasons Against
8% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Philips 43PUS6551 (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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 has an RMS rated power of 10W, however the Philips 43PUS6551 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (10W 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KDL-40RD455 is two, but the Philips 43PUS6551 only has three 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.

Two less HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Philips 43PUS6551 only has four 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

10 months Ago 9 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 123.38
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 125.21
Purchase price £ 499.00
Total cost of ownership £ 624.21
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 79.95

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.62T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.62 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
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
43"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
108cm
BEST
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

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
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android
User Memory Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W
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
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in port
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
Audio Input Port for DVI
 Audio input port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC

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
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Custom
 Vivid
 Standard
 Photo
 Custom
 Vivid
 Standard
 Photo
Upgradeable Firmware
 Upgradeable firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Mute (for Radio)
 Picture mute (for radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Firmware Upgrade Method
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
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
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Signal Strength Indicator
 Signal strength indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 71%

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
77W 48W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
112kWh 70kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 76W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
12.4kg 7.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
17.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
15.1kg 8.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
241mm
BEST
589mm
Height (with Stand)
625mm 212mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
968mm 924mm
BEST
Height
573mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
968mm 924mm
BEST
Packaging Height
669mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 658mm
Packaging Width
1,054mm 1,015mm
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
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RM-ED062
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight

Other Features

USB Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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