Samsung UE40J5100 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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Samsung UE40J5100
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Slightly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40J5100 has an annual energy consumption of 66kWh, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV (5kWh 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.

Thinner Edit
Samsung UE40J5100 is 64.8mm thick. That's 2.1mm thinner than the Samsung UE43J5500 (66.9mm). 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.

A bit lighter Edit
The Samsung UE40J5100 is a 7.6kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 7.8kg heavy TV (200g 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 £70
The Samsung UE40J5100 costs £70 less than the Samsung UE43J5500.
5 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.
12% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE40J5100 only costs £73.94 to run but the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run (13% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE40J5100 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE43J5500 has a rating of "A+".
Better user reviews
Based on 110 user reviews, the average review score of the Samsung UE40J5100 is 89%, however the average rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is 84% (based on 104 reviews).
10 Reasons For
3" larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a screen size of 43", but the Samsung UE40J5100 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.

Smart TV features Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 supports smart TV features, whereas the Samsung UE40J5100 does not support smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Internet browser Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an internet browser, however the Samsung UE40J5100 does not. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Two RF ports Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has two RF ports, however the Samsung UE40J5100 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 number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE43J5500 is two, but the Samsung UE40J5100 only has one USB 2.0 port. 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.

Three HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE40J5100 only has two 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.

WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a WiFi connection, but the Samsung UE40J5100 does not have a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Samsung UE40J5100 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
Better selling
The Samsung UE43J5500 ranks No. 29685 by number of sales, whereas the Samsung UE40J5100 ranks No. 36115.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE40J5100 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
3" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE40J5100 has a screen size of 40", whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Samsung UE40J5100 does not support smart TV features, but the Samsung UE43J5500 supports smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not have an internet browser Edit
The Samsung UE40J5100 does not have an internet browser, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has an internet browser. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Only one RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE40J5100 is one, but the Samsung UE43J5500 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 UE40J5100 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UE40J5100 has two HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung UE40J5100 does not have a WiFi connection, however the Samsung UE43J5500 has a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung UE40J5100 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, but the Samsung UE43J5500 does.
Less popular
The Samsung UE40J5100 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 36115 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Samsung UE43J5500 ranks No. 29685.
7 Reasons Against
Moderately higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an annual energy consumption of 71kWh, whereas the Samsung UE40J5100 is a 66kWh annual energy consumption TV (5kWh 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.

Thicker Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a thickness of 66.9mm. That's 2.1mm thicker than the Samsung UE40J5100 (66.9mm). 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.

Slightly heavier Edit
Samsung UE43J5500 is 7.8kg heavy, but the Samsung UE40J5100 is a 7.6kg heavy TV (200g 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 £70
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £70 more expensive than the Samsung UE40J5100.
Fewer sellers
The Samsung UE43J5500 is only stocked by 12 sellers, but the Samsung UE40J5100 is stocked by 17 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£9.61 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Samsung UE43J5500 are £83.55 which is £9.61 more than the Samsung UE40J5100 over five years. Show assumptions.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UE40J5100 is 89% (based on 110 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 72.11
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 73.94
Purchase price £ 249.00
Total cost of ownership £ 322.94
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 402.55
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
200 400
Display Diagonal
101cm 109cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
BEST
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
BEST
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 2
BEST
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST
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
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 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
OSD Language
27 27

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
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
45W
BEST
51W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
66kWh
BEST
71kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
88W
BEST
119W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
64.8mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
7.6kg
BEST
7.8kg
Package Weight
10.4kg
BEST
10.9kg
Weight (with Stand)
8.6kg
BEST
8.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
288mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
585.6mm
BEST
616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
908.2mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height
532.9mm 561.3mm
Width
908.2mm 962.9mm
Packaging Height
619mm
BEST
645mm
Packaging Width
1,150mm
BEST
1,200mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
 Quick installation guide
 Quick installation guide
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