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Samsung UN48J5500 vs Sony KD-43X8307

Samsung UN48J5500 vs Sony KD-43X8307

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Samsung UN48J5500
Sony KD-43X8307

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
10% larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 47.6" TV. That's 4.6" larger than the Sony KD-43X8307 (43"). 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.

User reviews are a lot better
The Samsung UN48J5500 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Sony KD-43X8307 has an average rating of 77% (based on 92 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Significantly faster high frequency rate Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is an 800Hz refresh rate TV, whereas the Samsung UN48J5500 is only a 60Hz refresh rate TV (740Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

Vastly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has a motion interpolation frequency of 900Hz, however the Samsung UN48J5500 is only a 60Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (840Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

10% thinner Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has a depth of 60mm. That's 6mm thinner than the Samsung UN48J5500 (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
Significantly slower high frequency rate Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 60Hz refresh rate TV. That's 740Hz slower than the Sony KD-43X8307 (800Hz). Read more

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

14x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 60Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 840Hz slower than the Sony KD-43X8307 (900Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

6mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 has a depth of 66mm, however the Sony KD-43X8307 is a 60mm thick TV (6mm 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.

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3 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has a display diagonal of 43", but the Samsung UN48J5500 is a 47.6" TV (4.6" larger). 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.

Older by five months
The Sony KD-43X8307 is five months older than the Samsung UN48J5500.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Sony KD-43X8307 is only 77%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UN48J5500 is 91% (based on 553 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
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Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 599.00
Total cost of ownership £ 717.41
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

No data
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
47.6"
BEST
43"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
60Hz 800Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
60Hz 900Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 108cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart 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

Design

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 72W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 100kWh
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
AC Input Frequency
 60
 60
Power Consumption (max)
118W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital
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

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
BD Wise
 BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cleaning Cloth
 Cleaning cloth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 HDMI
 AC
 HDMI
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

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

Management Features

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
66mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
11.3kg
BEST
11.8kg
Package Weight
15.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
12.3kg
BEST
12.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
309.88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
680.72mm 604mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,177mm 961mm
BEST
Height
625mm 568mm
Width
1,077mm 961mm
Package Height
747mm 717mm
BEST
Package Width
1,313mm 1,059mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 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
2 3
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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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