LG 47LM960 vs Samsung UE42F5500

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LG 47LM960
Samsung UE42F5500

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
5" larger screen size Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a screen size of 47", whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 is only a 42" TV (5" 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.

3D compatible Edit
The LG 47LM960 is 3D compatible, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 is not. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Two RF ports Edit
The number of RF ports on the LG 47LM960 is two, but the Samsung UE42F5500 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 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.

PC in port Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a PC in port, however the Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The LG 47LM960 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE42F5500 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.

31% thinner Edit
LG 47LM960 is 37.9mm thick. That's 11.5mm thinner than the Samsung UE42F5500 (49.4mm). 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.

Eleven more awards
The LG 47LM960 has 12 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 has 1 award.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the LG 47LM960 is 86%, however the average rating of the Samsung UE42F5500 is 70% (based on 5 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 47LM960 (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.

81.44kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has an annual energy consumption of 85kWh, however the LG 47LM960 is a 166.44kWh annual energy consumption TV (81.44kWh 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.

6.6kg lighter Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is an 8.7kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 47LM960 is a 15.3kg heavy TV (6.6kg 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.

Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE42F5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the LG 47LM960 has a rating of "B".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Samsung UE42F5500 (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.

81.44kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 47LM960 has an annual energy consumption of 166.44kWh, however the Samsung UE42F5500 is an 85kWh annual energy consumption TV (81.44kWh 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.

6.6kg heavier Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a 15.3kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 is an 8.7kg heavy TV (6.6kg 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.

Older by over one year
The LG 47LM960 is 15 months older than the Samsung UE42F5500.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 47LM960 is "B", however the rating of the Samsung UE42F5500 is "A".
9 Reasons Against
5" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has a screen size of 42", whereas the LG 47LM960 is a 47" TV (5" 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.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is not 3D compatible, however the LG 47LM960 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Only one RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE42F5500 is one, but the LG 47LM960 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 47LM960 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.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a PC in port, but the LG 47LM960 has a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has three HDMI ports, however the LG 47LM960 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE42F5500 is 49.4mm thick. That's 11.5mm thicker than the LG 47LM960 (49.4mm). 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.

Eleven less awards
The Samsung UE42F5500 has only received 1 award, whereas the LG 47LM960 has received 12 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Samsung UE42F5500's average expert score is only 70%, however the LG 47LM960's is 86% (based on 51 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
areadvd.de: Outstanding
avforums.com: Recommended
bluray-disc.de: Very Good
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
ferra.ru: Best Product
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
homecinemachoice.com: Reference Status
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
M3.idg.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
zoom.cnews.ru: Recommended
1 Award
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

58 months Ago 44 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.94
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 94.77

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
47"
BEST
42"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
1,000Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Full HD Display
 Full HD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
119cm
BEST
106cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature

Audio

Audio System
Infinite Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
Equaliser Band
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Equaliser
 Equaliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler
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
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
 Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Remote Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
 WLAN-ready connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
 Auto power off
OSD Language
32
BEST
26

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX
Audio Format
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
 Digital video recorder
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Aluminium
 Aluminium

Ergonomics

Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote feature
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 58W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
166.44kWh 85kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
114W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
Ziggo Certified
 Ziggo certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
37.9mm
BEST
49.4mm
Weight
15.3kg 8.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
20.2kg 11.8kg
BEST
Package Dimensions
1330 x 160 x 810 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
301.9mm 265mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
683.9mm 620.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,051.6mm 971.8mm
BEST
Height
610.9mm 576.9mm
BEST
Width
1,051.6mm 971.8mm
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 652mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,234mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Other Features

Included AC Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included AC adapter
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