LG 43UH661 vs Samsung UE40KU6400

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LG 43UH661
Samsung UE40KU6400

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3" larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 43UH661 has a display diagonal of 43", whereas the Samsung UE40KU6400 is only a 40" TV (3" 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.

Timeshift Edit
The LG 43UH661 has a timeshift, but the Samsung UE40KU6400 does not.
14% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 43UH661 has an annual energy consumption of 76kWh, however the Samsung UE40KU6400 is an 86kWh annual energy consumption TV (10kWh higher). 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.

Cheaper by £84
The LG 43UH661 costs £83.60 less than the Samsung UE40KU6400.
14% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 43UH661 only costs £85.15 to run but the Samsung UE40KU6400 costs £99.35 to run (17% more). Read more
Better selling
The LG 43UH661 ranks No. 3860 by number of sales, however the Samsung UE40KU6400 ranks No. 4247.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The LG 43UH661 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE40KU6400 has a rating of "A".
6 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6400 has a common interface (CI), but the LG 43UH661 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.

Bluetooth Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6400 has a bluetooth, whereas the LG 43UH661 does not have a bluetooth.
A lot thinner Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6400 is a 54.6mm thick TV, whereas the LG 43UH661 is a 77.2mm thick TV (22.6mm 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.

4% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6400 has a weight of 9.2kg. That's 300g lighter than the LG 43UH661 (9.2kg). 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.

Available from 26 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 68 user reviews, the Samsung UE40KU6400 has an average review score of 90%, but the LG 43UH661 has an average rating of 86% (based on 43 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The LG 43UH661 does not have a common interface (CI), but the Samsung UE40KU6400 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.

Does not have a bluetooth Edit
The LG 43UH661 does not have a bluetooth, whereas the Samsung UE40KU6400 has a bluetooth.
Thicker Edit
LG 43UH661 is 77.2mm thick. That's 22.6mm thicker than the Samsung UE40KU6400 (54.6mm). 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.

Slightly heavier Edit
The LG 43UH661 is a 9.5kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE40KU6400 is a 9.2kg heavy TV (300g 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.

Less retailers
The LG 43UH661 is only stocked by 22 retailers, whereas the Samsung UE40KU6400 is stocked by 48 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by two months
The LG 43UH661 is two months older than the Samsung UE40KU6400.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The LG 43UH661's average user score is 86%, however the Samsung UE40KU6400's is 90% (based on 68 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6400 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the LG 43UH661 (40"). 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.

Does not have a timeshift Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6400 does not have a timeshift, however the LG 43UH661 does.
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6400 is an 86kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 10kWh higher than the LG 43UH661 (86kWh). 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.

£84 more expensive
The Samsung UE40KU6400 is more expensive than the LG 43UH661 by £83.60.
17% higher running costs over five years
The Samsung UE40KU6400 costs £99.35 to run which is £14.20 more to run than the LG 43UH661 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Samsung UE40KU6400 ranks No. 4247 by sales volume, but the LG 43UH661 ranks No. 3860.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Samsung UE40KU6400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the LG 43UH661 has a rating of "A+".

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

11 months Ago 9 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 83.32
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 85.15
Purchase price £ 334.00
Total cost of ownership £ 419.15
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 99.35
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 99.35
Purchase price £ 417.60
Total cost of ownership £ 516.95
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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.
0.49T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
43"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1500
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
1,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
108cm
BEST
101cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
BEST
 Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
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)
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
 Digital audio coaxial out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 2
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 3
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
BEST
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
USB Cloning
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cloning

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
52W
BEST
62W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
76kWh
BEST
86kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 120W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
77.2mm 54.6mm
BEST
Weight
9.5kg 9.2kg
BEST
Package Weight
13kg
BEST
13.4kg
Weight With Stand
11kg
BEST
11.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
245mm
BEST
264.2mm
Height (with Stand)
627mm 578.9mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
973mm 905.7mm
BEST
Height
572mm 520.6mm
Width
973mm 905.7mm
Package Height
660mm 630mm
BEST
Package Width
1,075mm 1,050mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1640A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data UHD
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