LOEWE Art 32 vs Samsung UE42F5500

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LOEWE Art 32
Samsung UE42F5500

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 is 3D compatible, but 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.

DVI port Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 has a DVI port, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a DVI port.
PC in port Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 has a PC in port, whereas 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 LOEWE Art 32 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas 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.

29kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 has an annual energy consumption of 56kWh, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 is an 85kWh annual energy consumption TV (29kWh 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.

Cheaper to run by £27.63
Over five years the LOEWE Art 32 is £27.63 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE42F5500. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LOEWE Art 32 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has a screen size of 42", but the LOEWE Art 32 is only a 32" TV (10" 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.

50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LOEWE Art 32 (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.

A lot lighter Edit
Samsung UE42F5500 is 8.7kg heavy, but the LOEWE Art 32 is an 11.3kg heavy TV (2.6kg 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 superior
The Samsung UE42F5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the LOEWE Art 32 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 has a screen size of 32", but the Samsung UE42F5500 is a 42" TV (10" 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 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.

Heavier Edit
LOEWE Art 32 is 11.3kg heavy, but the Samsung UE42F5500 is an 8.7kg heavy TV (2.6kg 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.

8 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is not 3D compatible, whereas the LOEWE Art 32 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.

Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a DVI port, however the LOEWE Art 32 has a DVI port.
Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a PC in port, however the LOEWE Art 32 does. 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 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the LOEWE Art 32 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 UE42F5500 has an annual energy consumption of 85kWh, whereas the LOEWE Art 32 is a 56kWh annual energy consumption TV (29kWh 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.

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Older by eleven months
The Samsung UE42F5500 is eleven months older than the LOEWE Art 32.
£27.63 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Samsung UE42F5500 are £94.77 which is £27.63 more than the LOEWE Art 32 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 67.14
Purchase price £ 699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 766.14
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.94
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 94.77

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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
32" 42"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1500:1
BEST
 1500:1
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Response Time
6ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 150000:1
BEST
 150000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
 Auto channel search feature
Channel
5,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature

Audio

Audio System
2.1 Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse
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 Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

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
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 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
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
VGA Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
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
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 26

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 100 x 100
 100 x 100
Smartphone Remote Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote feature
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
40W
BEST
58W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
56kWh
BEST
85kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 49.4mm
Weight
11.3kg 8.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.8kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 265mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 640.4mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 971.8mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 576.9mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 971.8mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 652mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,234mm

Packaging Content

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