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Samsung DB40E vs Sony KD-49X8307

Samsung DB40E vs Sony KD-49X8307

Samsung DB40E
Sony KD-49X8307

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
10.1mm thinner Edit
The Samsung DB40E is a 49.9mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8307 is a 60mm thick TV (10.1mm 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.

DVI port Edit
The Samsung DB40E has a DVI port, but the Sony KD-49X8307 does not.
PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The Samsung DB40E has a PC in (D-Sub) port, but the Sony KD-49X8307 does not have a PC in (D-Sub) 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. Also known as a VGA Port.

A D-sub port is needed to connect your TV to older devices and computers that use a VGA connection - generally those made before 2000.

£135 cheaper
The Samsung DB40E costs £494.55, whereas the Sony KD-49X8307 is £629.99.
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£70.50 cheaper to run
The Samsung DB40E is £70.50 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-49X8307 over five years. Read more
2 Reasons For
19% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 has a display diagonal of 49", however the Samsung DB40E is only a 40" TV (9" smaller). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Sony KD-49X8307 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Samsung DB40E has a rating of "B".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
23% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung DB40E is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the Sony KD-49X8307 (49"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Samsung DB40E has an energy efficiency rating of "B", but the Sony KD-49X8307 has a rating of "A".
5 Reasons Against
10.1mm thicker Edit
The Sony KD-49X8307 is a 60mm thick TV. That's 10.1mm thicker than the Samsung DB40E (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.

More expensive by £135
The Sony KD-49X8307 is £135.44 more expensive than the Samsung DB40E.
Not as many stockists
The Sony KD-49X8307 is only stocked by 7 shops, however the Samsung DB40E is stocked by 10 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Older by five months
The Sony KD-49X8307 is five months older than the Samsung DB40E.
Higher running costs over five years by £70.50
The running costs over five years of the Sony KD-49X8307 are £137.64 which is £70.50 more than the Samsung DB40E. Show assumptions.

Date Released

22 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 67.14
Purchase price £ 494.55
Total cost of ownership £ 561.69
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 629.99
Total cost of ownership £ 767.63
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 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
40" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K
 4K
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 5000:1
BEST
 5000:1
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 123cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
40W
BEST
84W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
111kWh
BEST
117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
121W
BEST
177W

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
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

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
 Plug & Play

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 RS-232
 RS-232

Ergonomics

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

Networking

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

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 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
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
49.9mm
BEST
60mm
Weight
7.5kg
BEST
14.4kg
Package Weight
9.1kg Unknown - Click to provide data
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
524.7mm 643mm
Width
906.6mm 1,093mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 792mm
Package Depth
605mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,012mm
BEST
1,191mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio coaxial out
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
BEST
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
HDMI Port
1 4
BEST
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Special Features

Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4K X-Reality Pro

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
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