Philips 32PFH4100 vs Samsung UE32J5500

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Philips 32PFH4100
Samsung UE32J5500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has an annual energy consumption of 51kWh, but the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 58kWh annual energy consumption TV (7kWh 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.

£11.22 cheaper to run
Over five years the Philips 32PFH4100 only costs £57.91 to run whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 costs £69.13 to run (19% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Philips 32PFH4100 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Samsung UE32J5500 has a rating of "A".
14 Reasons For
Vastly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, however the Philips 32PFH4100 is only a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (300Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Smart TV features Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 supports smart TV features, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 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 UE32J5500 has an internet browser, however the Philips 32PFH4100 does not have 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.

20% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Philips 32PFH4100 (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.

Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a common interface connection, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE32J5500 is two, but the Philips 32PFH4100 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 UE32J5500 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 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 UE32J5500 has a WiFi connection, but the Philips 32PFH4100 does not. 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 UE32J5500 has an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
16% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a thickness of 66.6mm. That's 10.4mm thinner than the Philips 32PFH4100 (66.6mm). 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.

100g lighter Edit
Samsung UE32J5500 is 4.7kg heavy, but the Philips 32PFH4100 is a 4.8kg heavy TV (100g 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 £109
The Samsung UE32J5500 is £108.81 cheaper than the Philips 32PFH4100.
8 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung UE32J5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
Significantly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has a motion interpolation frequency of 100Hz, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (300Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 does not support smart TV features, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 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 Philips 32PFH4100 does not have an internet browser, however the Samsung UE32J5500 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.

4W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the Samsung UE32J5500 (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.

Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 does not have a common interface connection, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 has a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Samsung UE32J5500 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 number of HDMI ports on the Philips 32PFH4100 is two, but the Samsung UE32J5500 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 Philips 32PFH4100 does not have a WiFi connection, but the Samsung UE32J5500 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 Philips 32PFH4100 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 does.
10.4mm thicker Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 is a 77mm thick TV. That's 10.4mm thicker than the Samsung UE32J5500 (66.6mm). 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.

Marginally heavier Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has a weight of 4.8kg, however the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 4.7kg heavy TV (100g 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 £109
The Philips 32PFH4100 is £108.81 more expensive than the Samsung UE32J5500.
Not as many stockists
The Philips 32PFH4100 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Samsung UE32J5500 is stocked by 10 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Older by four months
The Philips 32PFH4100 is four months older than the Samsung UE32J5500.
2 Reasons Against
7kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has an annual energy consumption of 58kWh, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 is a 51kWh annual energy consumption TV (7kWh 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.

Higher running costs over five years by £11.22
The Samsung UE32J5500 costs £69.13 to run which is £11.22 more to run than the Philips 32PFH4100 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

21 months Ago 18 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 56.08
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 57.91
Purchase price £ 238.80
Total cost of ownership £ 296.71
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 69.13
Purchase price £ 129.99
Total cost of ownership £ 199.12
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.29T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
32" 32"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Display Brightness
200 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
80cm 80cm
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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

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
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interactive TV
News App
 BBC
 BBC
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data HD
RMS Rated Power
16W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
 Auto volume leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 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
BEST
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
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
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
 Automatic shut off function
Smart Mode
 Personal
 Natural
 Cinema
 Standard
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Personal
 Natural
 Cinema
 Standard
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
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
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indicator
 Signal strength indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 100 x 100
 100 x 100
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
35W
BEST
42W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
51kWh
BEST
58kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate
ECO Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
77mm 66.6mm
BEST
Weight
4.8kg 4.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
7.3kg 6.2kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
5.1kg 5.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 207.6mm
Height (with Stand)
464mm
BEST
471.6mm
Width (with Stand)
726mm 721.4mm
BEST
Height
425mm 424.8mm
BEST
Width
726mm 721.4mm
BEST
Packaging Height
510mm
BEST
522mm
Packaging Width
850mm
BEST
901mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Operational Conditions

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

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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