Philips 40PFS5501 vs Samsung UE43KU6000

Philips 40PFS5501
Samsung UE43KU6000

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Four HDMI ports Edit
The Philips 40PFS5501 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE43KU6000 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.

43kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 40PFS5501 has an annual energy consumption of 54kWh, whereas the Samsung UE43KU6000 is a 97kWh annual energy consumption TV (43kWh 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.

Lighter Edit
Philips 40PFS5501 is 7.9kg heavy, but the Samsung UE43KU6000 is an 8.8kg heavy TV (900g 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 £95
The Philips 40PFS5501 is £94.99 cheaper than the Samsung UE43KU6000.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Philips 40PFS5501 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE43KU6000 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
3" larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE43KU6000 has a screen size of 43", whereas the Philips 40PFS5501 is only a 40" TV (3" 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE43KU6000 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Philips 40PFS5501 (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.

Thinner Edit
Samsung UE43KU6000 is 62.6mm thick. That's 14.4mm thinner than the Philips 40PFS5501 (62.6mm). 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.

3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller screen size Edit
The Philips 40PFS5501 has a screen size of 40", but the Samsung UE43KU6000 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.

25% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 40PFS5501 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the Samsung UE43KU6000 (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.

19% thicker Edit
The Philips 40PFS5501 has a thickness of 77mm. That's 14.4mm thicker than the Samsung UE43KU6000 (62.6mm). 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.

Fewer sellers
The Philips 40PFS5501 is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Samsung UE43KU6000 is stocked by 4 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by three months
The Philips 40PFS5501 is three months older than the Samsung UE43KU6000.
5 Reasons Against
Only three HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UE43KU6000 has three HDMI ports, however the Philips 40PFS5501 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.

A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43KU6000 has an annual energy consumption of 97kWh, however the Philips 40PFS5501 is a 54kWh annual energy consumption TV (43kWh 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.

900g heavier Edit
The Samsung UE43KU6000 is an 8.8kg heavy TV, whereas the Philips 40PFS5501 is a 7.9kg heavy TV (900g 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.

More expensive by £95
The Samsung UE43KU6000 is £94.99 more expensive than the Philips 40PFS5501.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43KU6000 is "A", however the rating of the Philips 40PFS5501 is "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 112.17
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 114.00
Purchase price £ 443.99
Total cost of ownership £ 557.99
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.57T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 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
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rate
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Display Diagonal
102cm 108cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
App
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System Version
5.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android
User Memory Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
16W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART 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
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 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
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
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
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 23

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 ASF
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 ASF
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Standard
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Signal Strength Indicator
 Signal strength indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 70W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
54kWh
BEST
97kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 135W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
77mm 62.6mm
BEST
Weight
7.9kg
BEST
8.8kg
Package Weight
10.7kg 10.6kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
8.2kg
BEST
9.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
204mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
598mm
BEST
637mm
Width (with Stand)
918mm
BEST
975.8mm
Height
534mm
BEST
569mm
Width
918mm
BEST
975.8mm
Packaging Height
650mm
BEST
656mm
Packaging Width
1,004mm
BEST
1,205mm

Packaging Content

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

RF Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

USB Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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