LG 42LF652 vs Samsung UE43J5502

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LG 42LF652
Samsung UE43J5502

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The LG 42LF652 is 3D compatible, but the Samsung UE43J5502 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.

Common interface connection Edit
The LG 42LF652 has a common interface connection, whereas the Samsung UE43J5502 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 LG 42LF652 is three, but the Samsung UE43J5502 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.

4kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 42LF652 has an annual energy consumption of 67kWh, whereas the Samsung UE43J5502 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV (4kWh 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.

23% thinner Edit
The LG 42LF652 has a thickness of 54.5mm. That's 12.4mm thinner than the Samsung UE43J5502 (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.

Cheaper to run by £8.01
Over five years the LG 42LF652 is £8.01 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE43J5502. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 42LF652 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE43J5502 has a rating of "A+".
3 Reasons For
3% larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE43J5502 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.

Lighter Edit
Samsung UE43J5502 is 7.8kg heavy. That's 1.8kg lighter than the LG 42LF652 (7.8kg). 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5502 is "A+", whereas the rating of the LG 42LF652 is "A+".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A little smaller screen size Edit
The LG 42LF652 has a screen size of 42", but the Samsung UE43J5502 is a 43" TV (1" 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.

Heavier Edit
LG 42LF652 is 9.6kg heavy, but the Samsung UE43J5502 is a 7.8kg heavy TV (1.8kg 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.

Older by two months
The LG 42LF652 is two months older than the Samsung UE43J5502.
7 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE43J5502 is not 3D compatible, whereas the LG 42LF652 is. 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 common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE43J5502 does not have a common interface connection, however the LG 42LF652 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE43J5502 is two, but the LG 42LF652 only has three 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5502 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 4kWh higher than the LG 42LF652 (71kWh). 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.

19% thicker Edit
The Samsung UE43J5502 has a thickness of 66.9mm, however the LG 42LF652 is a 54.5mm thick TV (12.4mm 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.

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More expensive to run over five years by 11%
The Samsung UE43J5502 costs £83.55 to run which is £8.01 more to run than the LG 42LF652 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 75.54
Purchase price £ 265.20
Total cost of ownership £ 340.74
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55

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.
0.41T
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
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
900Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
900 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 4:3
 14:9
 4:3
Display Diagonal
107cm 138cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST

TV Tuner

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
 analogue & digital
 analogue & digital
BEST

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 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
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
46W
BEST
51W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
71kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
54.5mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
9.6kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
14kg 10.9kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
12.1kg 8.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
238mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
606mm
BEST
616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
960mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height
567mm 561.3mm
Width
960mm 962.9mm
Packaging Height
660mm 645mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,060mm
BEST
1,200mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Technical Details

Audio Codecs
AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM, DTS, RA, WMA Unknown - Click to provide data
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