LG 49UH5B vs Sony KDL-48W705

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LG 49UH5B
Sony KDL-48W705

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2% larger screen size Edit
The LG 49UH5B is a 48.5" TV. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony KDL-48W705 (48"). 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.

DVI port Edit
The LG 49UH5B has a DVI port, however the Sony KDL-48W705 does not have a DVI port.
18.9mm thinner Edit
LG 49UH5B is 38.1mm thick, but the Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV (18.9mm 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.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
4 Reasons For
Four HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Sony KDL-48W705 is four, but the LG 49UH5B 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.

18% lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a weight of 11.3kg, however the LG 49UH5B is a 13.3kg heavy TV (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 £660
The Sony KDL-48W705 costs £431.00, whereas the LG 49UH5B is £1,091.15.
£86.53 cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KDL-48W705 is £86.53 cheaper to run than the LG 49UH5B. Read more

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Three less HDMI ports Edit
The LG 49UH5B has one HDMI port, however the Sony KDL-48W705 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.

2kg heavier Edit
The LG 49UH5B is a 13.3kg heavy TV. That's 2kg heavier than the Sony KDL-48W705 (11.3kg). 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.

£660 more expensive
The LG 49UH5B is more expensive than the Sony KDL-48W705 by £660.15.
More expensive to run over five years by 113%
The running costs of the LG 49UH5B are £163.28 which is £86.53 more than the Sony KDL-48W705 over five years. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a screen size of 48", however the LG 49UH5B is a 48.5" TV (0.5" 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.

Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 does not have a DVI port, whereas the LG 49UH5B does.
34% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV. That's 18.9mm thicker than the LG 49UH5B (57mm). 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.

Not as many stockists
The Sony KDL-48W705 is only stocked by 7 stores, however the LG 49UH5B is stocked by 10 retailers. 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.
Older by six months
The Sony KDL-48W705 is six months older than the LG 49UH5B.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

17 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 160.24
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 163.28
Purchase price £ 1,091.15
Total cost of ownership £ 1,254.43
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 431.00
Total cost of ownership £ 507.75
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.81T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 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
48.5"
BEST
48"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Direct-lit LED
 Direct-lit LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
500 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 4000000:1
BEST
 4000000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 121cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Memory Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
Equaliser
 Equaliser
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 Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 News
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
2 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
1 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Remote Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Port
 Display port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Animation
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panel Lock
 Panel lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
OSD Language
19 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SDHC
 SD
 SDHC
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
File System
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

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
100W 46W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
70W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 64kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 92W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Certification
EMC, ErP, UL. CUL, TUV, KC, CE, KCC, FCC Unknown - Click to provide data
DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate
Energy Star Certification
 Energy Star certification
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
38.1mm
BEST
57mm
Weight
13.3kg 11.3kg
BEST
Package Weight
16.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
14.8kg 11.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
297.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
713.7mm 671mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,102mm 1,089mm
BEST
Height
647.7mm 632mm
Width
1,102mm 1,089mm
Packaging Height
759.5mm 732mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,196mm 1,187mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
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

Special Features

Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo Share
X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
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