Samsung HG48ED690 vs Samsung UE48J5100

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Samsung HG48ED690
Samsung UE48J5100

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Smart TV features Edit
The Samsung HG48ED690 supports smart TV features, whereas the Samsung UE48J5100 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.

One more RF port Edit
The Samsung HG48ED690 has two RF ports, however the Samsung UE48J5100 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.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung HG48ED690 is two, but the Samsung UE48J5100 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.

PC in port Edit
The Samsung HG48ED690 has a PC in port, whereas the Samsung UE48J5100 does not. 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 Samsung HG48ED690 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE48J5100 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 HG48ED690 has a WiFi connection, but the Samsung UE48J5100 does not have 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.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung HG48ED690 has an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Samsung UE48J5100 does not.
15kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung HG48ED690 is a 61kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 15kWh lower than the Samsung UE48J5100 (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.

Cheaper to run by £37.24
The Samsung HG48ED690 only costs £47.91 to run over five years however the Samsung UE48J5100 costs £85.15 to run (78% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung HG48ED690 is "A++", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE48J5100 is "A+".
4 Reasons For
Moderately thinner Edit
The Samsung UE48J5100 is a 65.2mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung HG48ED690 is a 65.5mm thick TV (0.3mm 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
The Samsung UE48J5100 has a weight of 11kg. That's 100g lighter than the Samsung HG48ED690 (11kg). 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.

£269 cheaper
The Samsung UE48J5100 costs £329.99, whereas the Samsung HG48ED690 is £598.59.
Available from 12 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
0.3mm thicker Edit
The Samsung HG48ED690 has a thickness of 65.5mm, however the Samsung UE48J5100 is a 65.2mm thick TV (0.3mm 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
Samsung HG48ED690 is 11.1kg heavy. That's 100g heavier than the Samsung UE48J5100 (11kg). 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.

£269 more expensive
The Samsung HG48ED690 is more expensive than the Samsung UE48J5100 by £268.60.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 stores sells the Samsung HG48ED690, but 17 stores sell the Samsung UE48J5100. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
10 Reasons Against
Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Samsung UE48J5100 does not support smart TV features, whereas the Samsung HG48ED690 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.

One less RF port Edit
The Samsung UE48J5100 is a one RF port TV, whereas the Samsung HG48ED690 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.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE48J5100 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Samsung HG48ED690 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.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Samsung UE48J5100 does not have a PC in port, whereas the Samsung HG48ED690 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE48J5100 is two, but the Samsung HG48ED690 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 Samsung UE48J5100 does not have a WiFi connection, but the Samsung HG48ED690 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 Samsung UE48J5100 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Samsung HG48ED690 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE48J5100 is a 76kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 15kWh higher than the Samsung HG48ED690 (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.

78% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Samsung UE48J5100 costs £85.15 to run which is £37.24 more to run than the Samsung HG48ED690. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Samsung UE48J5100 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Samsung HG48ED690 has a rating of "A++".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 44.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 47.91
Purchase price £ 598.59
Total cost of ownership £ 646.50
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 83.32
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 85.15
Purchase price £ 329.99
Total cost of ownership £ 415.14
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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.
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 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
48" 48"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Display Diagonal
121cm 121cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
170° Unknown - Click to provide data

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
BEST
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
App
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Welcome Message
 Welcome message
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Home Menu
 Hospitality home menu
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 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 Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
1 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RJ-12 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
BEST
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Web Browser
 Web browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
H.Browser Compatibility
 H.Browser compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Natural
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 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
27 27
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK SINC Server Compatibility
 LYNK SINC server compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK REACH Server Compatibility
 LYNK REACH server compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Logo Display With Time Out Setting (BMP/movie)
 Logo display with time out setting (BMP/movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data
My Channel Function
 My Channel function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Music Mode Backlight On/off
 Music mode backlight on/off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Soundbar Compatibility
 Soundbar compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Source Mode
 Auto source mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK DRM Supported
 LYNK DRM supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smoovie Compatibility
 Smoovie compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Color Enhancer
 Wide color enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software Clock
 Software clock
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cloning
 USB cloning
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Plug and Play
 Hospitality Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
External Clock Dimming Control
 External clock dimming control
Unknown - Click to provide data
External Clock Compatibility
 External clock compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Back Up Supply
 Clock back up supply
Unknown - Click to provide data
Security Mode
 Security mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Swivel Angle Range
90 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling Stand
 Swivelling stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Screwed Battery Cover
 Screwed battery cover
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Code Remote Control
 Multi code remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power On Mode
 Power on mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Typical Power Consumption
28W
BEST
52W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
61kWh
BEST
76kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
119W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240
Energy Saving Mode
 Energy saving mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
65.5mm 65.2mm
BEST
Weight
11.1kg 11kg
BEST
Package Weight
17kg 15.4kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
14kg 12.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
226.5mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
673.5mm
BEST
683.3mm
Width (with Stand)
1,075.1mm
BEST
1,076.7mm
Height
627.6mm 594.8mm
Width
1,075.1mm 1,076.7mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 748mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,313mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide
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