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Samsung HG40ED690 vs Sony KDL-40R453

Samsung HG40ED690 vs Sony KDL-40R453

Samsung HG40ED690
Sony KDL-40R453

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
4W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (4W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Smart TV Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 supports Smart TV, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not.
Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 supports Wi-Fi, however the Sony KDL-40R453 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.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Ethernet port Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has an ethernet port, but the Sony KDL-40R453 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.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has a common interface (CI) slot, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a common interface (CI) slot. 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.

PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, but the Sony KDL-40R453 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung HG40ED690 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A".
4 Reasons For
0.099999999999994mm thinner Edit
Sony KDL-40R453 is 65mm thick, but the Samsung HG40ED690 is a 65.1mm thick TV (0.099999999999994mm 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.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
4% cheaper to run
The Sony KDL-40R453 only costs £95.68 to run over five years but the Samsung HG40ED690 costs £99.18 to run (4% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung HG40ED690 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Marginally thicker Edit
The Samsung HG40ED690 is a 65.1mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is a 65mm thick TV (0.099999999999994mm 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Samsung HG40ED690, however 3 stores sell the Sony KDL-40R453. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
4% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung HG40ED690 are £99.18 which is £3.50 more than the Sony KDL-40R453. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has an RMS rated power of 16W, but the Samsung HG40ED690 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (4W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Does not support Smart TV Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support Smart TV, but the Samsung HG40ED690 supports Smart TV.
Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support Wi-Fi, however the Samsung HG40ED690 does. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an ethernet port, but the Samsung HG40ED690 has 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.

Nine months older
The Sony KDL-40R453 is older than the Samsung HG40ED690 by nine months.

Date Released

18 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 96.14
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 99.18
Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.94
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.74
Total running cost £ 95.68
Purchase price £ 249.00
Total cost of ownership £ 344.68
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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.
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 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
40" 40"
HD Type
 4K
BEST
 4K
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Wide Color Enhancer
 Wide color enhancer
 Wide color enhancer
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
101cm 102cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
Sound Modes
 Music
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 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

Smart TV

Video On Demand (VOD)
 Video on demand (VOD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Home Menu
 Hospitality home menu
Unknown - Click to provide data
Welcome Messages
 Welcome messages
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
40W
BEST
45W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.45W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
44.6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
55kWh
BEST
66kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 50W
Energy Saving Mode
 Energy saving mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
BD Wise
 BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Security Mode
 Security mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
External Clock Dimming Control
 External clock dimming control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Plug & Play
 Hospitality Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cloning Function
 USB cloning function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software Clock
 Software clock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Back Up Supply
 Clock back up supply
Unknown - Click to provide data
External Clock Compatibility
 External clock compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
TM1480 + TM1240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Multi Code Remote Control
 Multi code remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Screwed Battery Cover
 Screwed battery cover
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power On Mode
 Power on mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
BEST
 Ethernet port
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Web Browser
 Web browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
H.Browser Compatibility
 H.Browser compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Soundbar Connection Port
 Soundbar connection port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Personal
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Photo
 Music
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Personal
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Photo
 Music
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
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep 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
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
27 32
BEST
My Channel Function
 My Channel function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Logo Display With Time Out Setting (BMP/movie)
 Logo display with time out setting (BMP/movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK REACH Server Compatibility
 LYNK REACH server compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK SINC Server Compatibility
 LYNK SINC server compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smoovie Compatibility
 Smoovie compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK DRM
 LYNK DRM
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Source Mode
 Auto source mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Music Mode Backlight On/off
 Music mode backlight on/off
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
65.1mm 65mm
BEST
Weight
7.8kg 7kg
BEST
Package Weight
12.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
10.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
226.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
577.6mm
BEST
580mm
Width (with Stand)
906.6mm
BEST
924mm
Height
535.6mm 556mm
Width
917.7mm 926mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 640mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,022mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
BEST
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
2
BEST
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
BEST
 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
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
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)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RJ-12 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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