Samsung UE40JU7000 vs Sony KD-43X8307

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Samsung UE40JU7000
Sony KD-43X8307

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE40JU7000 is 3D compatible, however the Sony KD-43X8307 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 Samsung UE40JU7000 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Sony KD-43X8307 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40JU7000 has an annual energy consumption of 85kWh, but the Sony KD-43X8307 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV (15kWh 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.

3.5kg lighter Edit
The Samsung UE40JU7000 has a weight of 8.3kg, however the Sony KD-43X8307 is an 11.8kg heavy TV (3.5kg 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.

£18.83 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE40JU7000 is £18.83 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-43X8307. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Samsung UE40JU7000 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Sony KD-43X8307 has a rating of "A".
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung UE40JU7000 is 92%, but the average rating of the Sony KD-43X8307 is 77% (based on 92 reviews).
5 Reasons For
7% larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 43" TV. That's 3" larger than the Samsung UE40JU7000 (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.

12% thinner Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has a thickness of 60mm, however the Samsung UE40JU7000 is a 66.8mm thick TV (6.8mm 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.

£309 cheaper
The Sony KD-43X8307 is £309 cheaper than the Samsung UE40JU7000.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43X8307 is "A", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE40JU7000 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A little smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE40JU7000 has a screen size of 40", however the Sony KD-43X8307 is a 43" TV (3" 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.

6.8mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE40JU7000 is a 66.8mm thick TV. That's 6.8mm 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.

More expensive by £309
The Samsung UE40JU7000 is £309 more expensive than the Sony KD-43X8307.
Not as many stockists
The Samsung UE40JU7000 is only stocked by 8 sellers, however the Sony KD-43X8307 is stocked by 12 shops. 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.
6 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Samsung UE40JU7000 is. 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.

One less RF port Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has one RF port, however the Samsung UE40JU7000 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.

15kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 15kWh higher than the Samsung UE40JU7000 (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.

Heavier Edit
Sony KD-43X8307 is 11.8kg heavy. That's 3.5kg heavier than the Samsung UE40JU7000 (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.

More expensive to run over five years by 19%
The running costs of the Sony KD-43X8307 are £118.41 which is £18.83 more than the Samsung UE40JU7000 over five years. Show assumptions.
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony KD-43X8307 is only 77%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UE40JU7000 is 92% (based on 12 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 97.75
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 99.58
Purchase price £ 699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 798.58
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 390.00
Total cost of ownership £ 508.41
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.49T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
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
40" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 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
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
101cm 108cm
BEST
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°

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

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
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 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
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 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
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
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
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Animation
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Animation
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
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
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
BD Wise Technology
 BD wise technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
61W
BEST
72W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
85kWh
BEST
100kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
154W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
66.8mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
8.3kg
BEST
11.8kg
Package Weight
13.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
10.4kg
BEST
12.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
271.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
587.7mm
BEST
604mm
Width (with Stand)
917.7mm
BEST
961mm
Height
535.6mm 568mm
Width
917.7mm 961mm
Packaging Height
603mm
BEST
717mm
Packaging Width
1,085mm 1,059mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clear Phase technology
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Wide mode

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
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
 On screen display for external input
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps
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