JVC LT-42C550 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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JVC LT-42C550
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A bit lighter Edit
JVC LT-42C550 is 7.5kg heavy, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 7.8kg heavy TV (300g heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £50
The JVC LT-42C550 is £50 cheaper than the Samsung UE43J5500.
Cheaper to run by £1.83
Over five years the JVC LT-42C550 only costs £81.72 to run however the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run (2% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The JVC LT-42C550 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has a rating of "A+".
7 Reasons For
A bit larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a display diagonal of 43", but the JVC LT-42C550 is only a 42" TV (1" 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.

Smart TV Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 supports smart TV, whereas the JVC LT-42C550 does not support smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 12W higher than the JVC LT-42C550 (20W). 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a wi-Fi, but the JVC LT-42C550 does not. 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.

4kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an annual energy consumption of 71kWh, whereas the JVC LT-42C550 is a 75kWh annual energy consumption TV (4kWh 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.

3 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung UE43J5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the JVC LT-42C550 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
1" smaller display diagonal Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 has a display diagonal of 42", but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 43" TV (1" 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.

Does not support smart TV Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 does not support smart TV, however the Samsung UE43J5500 supports smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

12W lower RMS rated power Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 is an 8W RMS rated power TV. That's 12W lower than the Samsung UE43J5500 (20W). 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 have a wi-Fi Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 does not have a wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 has a 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.

Slightly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 has an annual energy consumption of 75kWh, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 71kWh annual energy consumption TV (4kWh lower). 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.

Fewer sellers
The JVC LT-42C550 is only stocked by 3 sellers, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is stocked by 6 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by four months
The JVC LT-42C550 is four months older than the Samsung UE43J5500.
3 Reasons Against
300g heavier Edit
Samsung UE43J5500 is 7.8kg heavy, but the JVC LT-42C550 is a 7.5kg 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.

More expensive by £50
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £50 more expensive than the JVC LT-42C550.
Higher running costs over five years by £1.83
Over five years the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run which is £1.83 more to run than the JVC LT-42C550. Show assumptions.

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

27 months Ago 23 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 81.72
Purchase price £ 269.00
Total cost of ownership £ 350.72
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 402.55
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
50Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Brightness
270 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 109cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix

Audio

RMS Rated Power
8W 20W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
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)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
7 27
BEST

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 100
 200 x 100
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
51W 51W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
75kWh 71kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 66.9mm
Weight
7.5kg
BEST
7.8kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.9kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
554 x 947 x 69 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 616.2mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 962.9mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 561.3mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 962.9mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 645mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Other Features

Sound Enhancement Technology
DTS TruSurround Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB
DVB-T2 Freeview HD Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
Packaging Content
JVC LT-42C550 42" LED TV - AC power cable - Standard remote control - Batteries - Screws Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

Photo Share
 Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
Football Mode
 Football mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
X-Reality PRO
 X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
Triluminos Display
 Triluminos Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
ClearAudio+
 ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Depth Enhancer
 Auto Depth Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motionflow XR
 Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
 Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrasting
 Dynamic contrasting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
ClearAudio+
 ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
ConnectShare
 ConnectShare
Unknown - Click to provide data
4K X-Reality Pro
 4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
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