LG 49LF590 vs Samsung UE49K5500

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LG 49LF590
Samsung UE49K5500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Two RF ports Edit
The LG 49LF590 has two RF ports, however the Samsung UE49K5500 only has one RF port. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Cheaper by £107
The LG 49LF590 is £106.55 cheaper than the Samsung UE49K5500.
Much better user reviews
Based on 2 reviews, the average user review score of the LG 49LF590 is 80%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UE49K5500 is 67% (based on 22 reviews).
12 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 49LF590 (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.

One more loudspeaker Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the Samsung UE49K5500 is two, but the LG 49LF590 only has one loudspeaker. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Common interface plus Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 supports common interface plus, whereas the LG 49LF590 does not support common interface plus.
Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a common interface connection, but the LG 49LF590 does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Three HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE49K5500 is three, but the LG 49LF590 only has one HDMI port. 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.

Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 features local dimming, whereas the LG 49LF590 does not. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

On/off switch Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has an on/off switch, whereas the LG 49LF590 does not have an on/off switch.
DLNA certificate Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a DLNA certificate, whereas the LG 49LF590 does not have a DLNA certificate.
7% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV. That's 3.6mm thinner than the LG 49LF590 (55.1mm). 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.

100g lighter Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a weight of 13kg, however the LG 49LF590 is a 13.1kg heavy TV (100g 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.

47 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Samsung UE49K5500 ranks No. 6831 by number of sales, but the LG 49LF590 ranks No. 23900.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Samsung UE49K5500 (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.

One less loudspeaker Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a one loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE49K5500 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Does not support common interface plus Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not support common interface plus, but the Samsung UE49K5500 supports common interface plus.
Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have a common interface connection, however the Samsung UE49K5500 has a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a one HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE49K5500 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.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not feature local dimming, but the Samsung UE49K5500 features local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Does not have an on/off switch Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have an on/off switch, but the Samsung UE49K5500 does.
Does not have a DLNA certificate Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have a DLNA certificate, but the Samsung UE49K5500 has a DLNA certificate.
Thicker Edit
The LG 49LF590 has a thickness of 58.7mm. That's 3.6mm thicker than the Samsung UE49K5500 (55.1mm). 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.

A little heavier Edit
LG 49LF590 is 13.1kg heavy, but the Samsung UE49K5500 is a 13kg heavy TV (100g 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 LG 49LF590 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Samsung UE49K5500 is stocked by 48 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by eleven months
The LG 49LF590 is eleven months older than the Samsung UE49K5500.
Less popular
The LG 49LF590 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 23900 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Samsung UE49K5500 ranks No. 6831.
3 Reasons Against
Only one RF port Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 is a one RF port TV, whereas the LG 49LF590 only has two RF ports. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

More expensive by £107
The Samsung UE49K5500 is £106.55 more expensive than the LG 49LF590.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Samsung UE49K5500 only has an average user score of 67%, but the LG 49LF590 has an average user rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 7 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 102.55
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 102.55
Purchase price £ 407.55
Total cost of ownership £ 510.10
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.51T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49" 49"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 123cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
App
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
1 2
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
BEST
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
Audio Input Port for DVI
 Audio input port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Format
 AVI
 ASF
 AVI
 ASF
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
BEST
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 64W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 89kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 100W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
BEST
Energy Star Certification
 Energy Star certification
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
58.7mm 55.1mm
BEST
Weight
13.1kg 13kg
BEST
Package Weight
16.9kg
BEST
18.7kg
Weight (with Stand)
13.4kg
BEST
14.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,105.8mm
Height (with Stand)
698mm 293.8mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,103mm 710.2mm
BEST
Height
650mm 645mm
Width
1,103mm 1,105.8mm
Packaging Height
760mm
BEST
773mm
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,255mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cable Included
 LAN (RJ-45)
 LAN (RJ-45)
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

RF Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
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