LG 49LH590 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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LG 49LH590
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
6" larger screen size Edit
The LG 49LH590 is a 49" TV. That's 6" larger than the Samsung UE43J5500 (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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 49LH590 is a 50kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 21kWh lower than the Samsung UE43J5500 (71kWh). 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.

31% cheaper to run
The LG 49LH590 only costs £57.52 to run over five years but the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run (45% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 49LH590 is "A++", however the rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+".
7 Reasons For
50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 49LH590 (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 USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 49LH590 only has one USB 2.0 port. 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.

Three HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE43J5500 is three, but the LG 49LH590 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.

14.6mm thinner Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV. That's 14.6mm thinner than the LG 49LH590 (66.9mm). 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 lot lighter Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a weight of 7.8kg, however the LG 49LH590 is an 11kg heavy TV (3.2kg 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 by £170
The Samsung UE43J5500 costs £279.00, whereas the LG 49LH590 is £449.00.
9 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LH590 has an RMS rated power of 10W, but the Samsung UE43J5500 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 one USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 49LH590 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The LG 49LH590 has two HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

Thicker Edit
LG 49LH590 is 81.5mm thick, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (14.6mm 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 LG 49LH590 is an 11kg heavy TV. That's 3.2kg heavier than the Samsung UE43J5500 (7.8kg). 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.

£170 more expensive
The LG 49LH590 is more expensive than the Samsung UE43J5500 by £170.
Less retailers
Only 4 stores sells the LG 49LH590, whereas 13 stores sell the Samsung UE43J5500. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
5 Reasons Against
14% smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a screen size of 43", however the LG 49LH590 is a 49" TV (6" 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.

A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an annual energy consumption of 71kWh, but the LG 49LH590 is a 50kWh annual energy consumption TV (21kWh 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.

Older by one year
The Samsung UE43J5500 is one year older than the LG 49LH590.
£26.03 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run which is £26.03 more to run than the LG 49LH590. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", but the rating of the LG 49LH590 is "A++".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 54.48
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 57.52
Purchase price £ 449.00
Total cost of ownership £ 506.52
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 279.00
Total cost of ownership £ 362.55
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.29T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49"
BEST
43"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 300Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
450 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
123cm
BEST
109cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Display Technology
 LED
 LED

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
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

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

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS-HD
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS-HD
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
 Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Natural
 Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Natural
 Movie
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
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 24
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Video Compression Format
 HEVC
 HEVC
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
 Subtitles function

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
34W
BEST
51W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
50kWh
BEST
71kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
81.5mm 66.9mm
BEST
Weight
11kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
14.8kg 10.9kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
11.3kg 8.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
218mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
707mm 616.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,108mm 962.9mm
BEST
Height
657mm 561.3mm
BEST
Width
1,108mm 962.9mm
BEST
Packaging Height
775mm 645mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,200mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Other Features

USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
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