Samsung UE43J5500 vs Sony KD-43X8308

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Samsung UE43J5500
Sony KD-43X8308

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a common interface (CI), but the Sony KD-43X8308 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.

41% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 29kWh lower than the Sony KD-43X8308 (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.

52% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a weight of 7.8kg. That's 4kg lighter than the Sony KD-43X8308 (11.8kg). 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.

£34.86 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £34.86 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-43X8308 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", but the rating of the Sony KD-43X8308 is "A".
3 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 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-43X8308 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

Thinner Edit
Sony KD-43X8308 is 60mm thick. That's 6.9mm thinner than the Samsung UE43J5500 (60mm). 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Sony KD-43X8308 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.

One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UE43J5500 is three, but the Sony KD-43X8308 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.

6.9mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-43X8308 is a 60mm thick TV (6.9mm 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.

Five months older
The Samsung UE43J5500 is older than the Sony KD-43X8308 by five months.
6 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 does not have a common interface (CI), but the Samsung UE43J5500 has 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.

29kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 has an annual energy consumption of 100kWh, however the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV (29kWh 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.

4kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 is an 11.8kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 7.8kg heavy TV (4kg 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.

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Higher running costs over five years by £34.86
The running costs of the Sony KD-43X8308 are £118.41 which is £34.86 more than the Samsung UE43J5500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43X8308 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+".

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

23 months Ago 18 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

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
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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.
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

Display Diagonal
43" 43"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080i
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
109cm Unknown - Click to provide data
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-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T2
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
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)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
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)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
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
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 MPO
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Local dimming
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Processor Cores
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
 BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 200
 300 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
51W
BEST
72W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
71kWh
BEST
100kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
119W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
66.9mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
7.8kg
BEST
11.8kg
Package Weight
10.9kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
8.7kg
BEST
12.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
288.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
616.2mm 604mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
962.9mm 961mm
BEST
Height
561.3mm 568mm
Width
962.9mm 961mm
Package Height
645mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,200mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1250A Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
USB Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type
Micro Dimming Pro Unknown - Click to provide data
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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