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LG 43LX341 vs Sony KDL-43W809

LG 43LX341 vs Sony KDL-43W809

LG 43LX341
Sony KDL-43W809

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Thinner Edit
The LG 43LX341 has a depth of 55.88mm. That's 3.12mm thinner than the Sony KDL-43W809 (59mm). 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.

PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The LG 43LX341 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 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.

Cheaper by £50
The LG 43LX341 is £50 cheaper than the Sony KDL-43W809.
Cheaper to run by £25.64
Over five years the LG 43LX341 only costs £65.53 to run however the Sony KDL-43W809 costs £91.17 to run (39% more). Read more
4 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 43" TV. That's 0.2" larger than the LG 43LX341 (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.

3D Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 3D TV, however the LG 43LX341 is not 3D. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 supports Wi-Fi, however the LG 43LX341 does not support Wi-Fi. 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 port Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has an ethernet port, but the LG 43LX341 does not have an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
0.2" smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 43LX341 has a display diagonal of 42.8", but the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 43" TV (0.2" 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.

Not 3D Edit
The LG 43LX341 is not 3D, whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 is 3D. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The LG 43LX341 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 supports Wi-Fi. 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 port Edit
The LG 43LX341 does not have an ethernet port, however the Sony KDL-43W809 does. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

4 Reasons Against
A little thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 59mm thick TV, whereas the LG 43LX341 is a 55.88mm thick TV (3.12mm 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.

£50 more expensive
The Sony KDL-43W809 is more expensive than the LG 43LX341 by £50.
Six months older
The Sony KDL-43W809 is older than the LG 43LX341 by six months.
39% higher running costs over five years
The Sony KDL-43W809 costs £91.17 to run which is £25.64 more to run than the LG 43LX341 over five years. Show assumptions.

Date Released

20 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 62.49
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 65.53
Purchase price £ 349.00
Total cost of ownership £ 414.53
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 490.17
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
42.8" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
High Frequency Rate
60Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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
Response Time
9ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
230 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
BEST
 1000000:1
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Refresh Rate Supported
 60 Hz
BEST
 60 Hz
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
108.7cm
BEST
108cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
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
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
 On-screen display for external input
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps
HDMI in
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Design

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
39W
BEST
55W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 76kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Certification
UL, FCC, cUL, NOM Unknown - Click to provide data
RoHS Compliant
 RoHS compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 ATSC
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 DIVX
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 RAW
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
 24p
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
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
 Manual
 Manual

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
BEST
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
BEST
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
BEST
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 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
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
55.88mm
BEST
59mm
Weight
4.6kg
BEST
10.9kg
Package Weight
7.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
6.2kg
BEST
11.8kg
Height (with Stand)
624.8mm 602mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
972.8mm 962mm
BEST
Height
579.1mm 565mm
Width
972.8mm 962mm
Package Height
655.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,049mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
BEST
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
AV Input
 AV input
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clear Phase technology
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Wide mode
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