Philips 32PFH4100 vs Samsung T32E310

Philips 32PFH4100
Samsung T32E310

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
2% larger screen size Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 is a 32" TV. That's 0.5" larger than the Samsung T32E310 (31.5"). 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 Reasons For
Brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a 300 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 100 cd/m² brighter than the Philips 32PFH4100 (300 cd/m²).
20% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Philips 32PFH4100 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (4W lower). 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 T32E310 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.

10kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a 41kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 10kWh lower than the Philips 32PFH4100 (41kWh). 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 lot thinner Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has a thickness of 52.7mm, however the Philips 32PFH4100 is a 77mm thick TV (24.3mm 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% lighter Edit
Samsung T32E310 is 4.8kg heavy. That's 10g lighter than the Philips 32PFH4100 (4.8kg). 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.

£60 cheaper
The Samsung T32E310 is £59.80 cheaper than the Philips 32PFH4100.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £10.00
The Samsung T32E310 is £10.00 cheaper to run than the Philips 32PFH4100 over five years. Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung T32E310 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Philips 32PFH4100 is "A".

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
50% dimmer display brightness Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 is a 200 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 100 cd/m² dimmer than the Samsung T32E310 (300 cd/m²).
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has an RMS rated power of 16W, but the Samsung T32E310 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (4W higher). 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, but the Samsung T32E310 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.

20% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 is a 51kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 10kWh higher than the Samsung T32E310 (41kWh). 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.

24.3mm thicker Edit
Philips 32PFH4100 is 77mm thick, but the Samsung T32E310 is a 52.7mm thick TV (24.3mm 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
The Philips 32PFH4100 is a 4.8kg heavy TV. That's 10g heavier than the Samsung T32E310 (4.8kg). 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.

£60 more expensive
The Philips 32PFH4100 is more expensive than the Samsung T32E310 by £59.80.
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Philips 32PFH4100, whereas 6 sellers sell the Samsung T32E310. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two months older
The Philips 32PFH4100 is older than the Samsung T32E310 by two months.
More expensive to run over five years by 21%
The running costs over five years of the Philips 32PFH4100 are £57.91 which is £10.00 more than the Samsung T32E310. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Philips 32PFH4100 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung T32E310 has a rating of "A+".
1 Reason Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a 31.5" TV. That's 0.5" smaller than the Philips 32PFH4100 (31.5"). 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.

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Date Released

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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
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 44.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 47.91
Purchase price £ 179.00
Total cost of ownership £ 226.91
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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.
0.24T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
32"
BEST
31.5"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 5ms
Display Brightness
200 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
80cm 80cm
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°

TV Tuner

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
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
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 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 2

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Management Features

Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Personal
 Natural
 Cinema
 Standard
 Personal
 Natural
 Cinema
 Standard
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

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 28W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
51kWh 41kWh
BEST
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 69W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
77mm 52.7mm
BEST
Weight
4.8kg 4.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
7.3kg
BEST
7.6kg
Weight (with Stand)
5.1kg
BEST
5.4kg
Height (with Stand)
464mm
BEST
467mm
Width (with Stand)
726mm 721.4mm
BEST
Height
425mm 424.8mm
BEST
Width
726mm 721.4mm
BEST
Packaging Height
510mm
BEST
516mm
Packaging Width
850mm 845mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

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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