Samsung UE32J5600 vs Sony KD-49X8308

Samsung UE32J5600
Sony KD-49X8308

Top Prices

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE32J5600 is a two RF ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8308 only has one RF ports quantity. 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 times lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE32J5600 has an annual energy consumption of 58kWh, but the Sony KD-49X8308 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (59kWh 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.

£68.51 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE32J5600 is £68.51 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-49X8308. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Samsung UE32J5600 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Sony KD-49X8308 has a rating of "A".
5 Reasons For
A lot larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 has a display diagonal of 49", whereas the Samsung UE32J5600 is only a 32" TV (17" smaller). 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.

One more composite video in Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 is a two composite video in TV, whereas the Samsung UE32J5600 only has one composite video in. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE32J5600 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE32J5600 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KD-49X8308 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung UE32J5600 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE32J5600 has a display diagonal of 32", however the Sony KD-49X8308 is a 49" TV (17" 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.

One less composite video in Edit
The Samsung UE32J5600 has one composite video in, however the Sony KD-49X8308 only has two composite video ins. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE32J5600 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Sony KD-49X8308 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UE32J5600 is three, but the Sony KD-49X8308 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

4 Reasons Against
Only one RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Sony KD-49X8308 is one, but the Samsung UE32J5600 only has two RF ports quantitys. 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.

59kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, however the Samsung UE32J5600 is a 58kWh annual energy consumption TV (59kWh 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.

Older by one month
The Sony KD-49X8308 is one month older than the Samsung UE32J5600.
Higher running costs over five years by £68.51
The running costs of the Sony KD-49X8308 are £137.64 which is £68.51 more than the Samsung UE32J5600 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 69.13
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
32" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
80cm 123cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C2
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 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 Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
SCART Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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 Modes
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
 CRO
 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
 CRO
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
BD Wise
 BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 86%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
42W
BEST
84W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
58kWh
BEST
117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
87W
BEST
177W

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 60mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.4kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 201mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 679mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,093mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 643mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,093mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 792mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,191mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Installation Guide
 Quick installation guide
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
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