LG 50LF652 vs Sony KDL-50W809

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LG 50LF652
Sony KDL-50W809

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Two RF ports Edit
The LG 50LF652 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 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.

Teletext function Edit
The LG 50LF652 has a teletext function, however the Sony KDL-50W809 does not have a teletext function.
9% thinner Edit
The LG 50LF652 is a 54.5mm thick TV. That's 4.5mm thinner than the Sony KDL-50W809 (59mm). 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.

£6.02 cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 50LF652 is £6.02 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-50W809. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The LG 50LF652 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Sony KDL-50W809 has a rating of "A+".
7 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz faster than the LG 50LF652 (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.

Common interface connection Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a common interface connection, however the LG 50LF652 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.

PC in port Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a PC in port, however the LG 50LF652 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has four HDMI ports, however the LG 50LF652 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.

1% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 1kWh lower than the LG 50LF652 (100kWh). 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.

5% lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 13.7kg heavy TV. That's 600g lighter than the LG 50LF652 (13.7kg). 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-50W809 is "A+", however the rating of the LG 50LF652 is "A+".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
100Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The LG 50LF652 has a motion interpolation frequency of 900Hz, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (100Hz 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 have a common interface connection Edit
The LG 50LF652 does not have a common interface connection, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 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.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The LG 50LF652 does not have a PC in port, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 has 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.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the LG 50LF652 is three, but the Sony KDL-50W809 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.

1kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 50LF652 has an annual energy consumption of 101kWh, but the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV (1kWh 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.

600g heavier Edit
The LG 50LF652 has a weight of 14.3kg, however the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 13.7kg heavy TV (600g 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 one month
The LG 50LF652 is one month older than the Sony KDL-50W809.
5 Reasons Against
One less RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Sony KDL-50W809 is one, but the LG 50LF652 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.

Does not have a teletext function Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 does not have a teletext function, however the LG 50LF652 does.
A little thicker Edit
Sony KDL-50W809 is 59mm thick, but the LG 50LF652 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.

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5% higher running costs over five years
The Sony KDL-50W809 costs £118.41 to run which is £6.02 more to run than the LG 50LF652 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 112.39
Purchase price £ 299.90
Total cost of ownership £ 412.29
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.56T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
50" 50"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
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
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 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
126cm 126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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
 Common interface connection
BEST
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Game
 Energy saving
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Game
 Energy saving
 Movie
 Sports
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 32

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 MP4
 LPCM
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 MP4
 LPCM
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
BEST
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 81%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
69W
BEST
72W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
101kWh 100kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 110W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
RoHS Compliance Certificate
 RoHS compliance certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
54.5mm
BEST
59mm
Weight
14.3kg 13.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
21kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
17.5kg 14.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
267mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
710mm 691mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,127mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height
660mm 654mm
BEST
Width
1,127mm 1,116mm
BEST
Packaging Height
760mm
BEST
764mm
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,214mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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
Included AC Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included AC adapter
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