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LG 42LF5800 vs Samsung UE43J5500

LG 42LF5800 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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LG 42LF5800
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
21% thinner Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a depth of 55.5mm, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (11.4mm 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.

Common interface (CI) Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a common interface (CI), whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 does not have a common interface (CI). 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 42LF5800 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+".
User reviews are marginally better
The LG 42LF5800 has an average user review score of 87%, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has an average rating of 84% (based on 104 reviews).
3 Reasons For
1" larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a display diagonal of 43", whereas the LG 42LF5800 is only a 42" TV (1" 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.

2% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE43J5500 only costs £83.55 to run but the LG 42LF5800 costs £85.15 to run (2% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the LG 42LF5800 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
3% smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a 42" TV. That's 1" smaller than the Samsung UE43J5500 (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.

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Five months older
The LG 42LF5800 is older than the Samsung UE43J5500 by five months.
More expensive to run over five years by 2%
The running costs of the LG 42LF5800 are £85.15 which is £1.60 more than the Samsung UE43J5500 over five years. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
Samsung UE43J5500 is 66.9mm thick. That's 11.4mm thicker than the LG 42LF5800 (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.

User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Samsung UE43J5500's average user score is 84%, however the LG 42LF5800's is 87% (based on 3 reviews).

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 83.32
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 85.15
Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 402.55
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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.
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

Display Diagonal
42" 43"
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HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
107cm 108cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Dolby
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 DTS
 Digital
 DTS
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Operating System Installed
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
52W 51W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
76kWh 71kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
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
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
55.5mm
BEST
66.9mm
Weight
9.2kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.9kg
Weight With Stand
9.5kg 8.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
218mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
610mm
BEST
616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
961mm
BEST
962.9mm
Height
567mm 561.3mm
Width
961mm 962.9mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 645mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 2
BEST
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
BEST
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