LG 42LF652 vs Sony KDL-43W809

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LG 42LF652
Sony KDL-43W809

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
One more RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the LG 42LF652 is two, but the Sony KDL-43W809 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.

14% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 42LF652 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 9kWh lower than the Sony KDL-43W809 (76kWh). 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.

A little thinner Edit
LG 42LF652 is 54.5mm thick, but the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 59mm thick TV (4.5mm 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.

1.3kg lighter Edit
The LG 42LF652 is a 9.6kg heavy TV. That's 1.3kg lighter than the Sony KDL-43W809 (10.9kg). 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.

£108 cheaper
The LG 42LF652 costs £107.99 less than the Sony KDL-43W809.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
17% cheaper to run
The LG 42LF652 is £15.63 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-43W809 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 42LF652 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KDL-43W809 is "A+".
4 Reasons For
3% larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 43" TV. That's 1" larger than the LG 42LF652 (43"). 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.

10% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz faster than the LG 42LF652 (1,000Hz). 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 42LF652 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-43W809 is "A+", whereas the rating of the LG 42LF652 is "A+".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The LG 42LF652 is a 42" TV. That's 1" smaller than the Sony KDL-43W809 (43"). 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.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The LG 42LF652 is a 900Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz slower than the Sony KDL-43W809 (1,000Hz). 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The LG 42LF652 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KDL-43W809 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.

7 Reasons Against
One less RF port Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has one RF port, however the LG 42LF652 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.

9kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 76kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 9kWh higher than the LG 42LF652 (76kWh). 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.

4.5mm thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has a thickness of 59mm, however the LG 42LF652 is a 54.5mm thick TV (4.5mm thinner). 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.

Heavier Edit
Sony KDL-43W809 is 10.9kg heavy. That's 1.3kg heavier than the LG 42LF652 (10.9kg). 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.

£108 more expensive
The Sony KDL-43W809 is more expensive than the LG 42LF652 by £107.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 sellers sells the Sony KDL-43W809, but 5 retailers sell the LG 42LF652. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More expensive to run over five years by 21%
The running costs of the Sony KDL-43W809 are £91.17 which is £15.63 more than the LG 42LF652 over five years. Show assumptions.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

21 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 75.54
Purchase price £ 242.00
Total cost of ownership £ 317.54
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17
Purchase price £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 441.16
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 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
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
900Hz 1,000Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 720i
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 720i
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
900 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
107cm 108cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED

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
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
2.0 5.0
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

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
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 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
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Cinema
 Animation
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Cinema
 Animation
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 WAV
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 WAV
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
 Digital video recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
46W
BEST
55W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
76kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
54.5mm
BEST
59mm
Weight
9.6kg
BEST
10.9kg
Package Weight
14kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
12.1kg 11.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
606mm 602mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
960mm
BEST
962mm
Height
567mm 565mm
BEST
Width
960mm
BEST
962mm
Packaging Height
660mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,060mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Codecs
AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM, DTS, RA, WMA Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
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
On Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
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