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JVC LT-42C550 vs Samsung UE43J5500

JVC LT-42C550 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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JVC LT-42C550
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
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.

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.

Smart TV Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 supports Smart TV, whereas the JVC LT-42C550 does not support Smart TV.
Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 supports 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.

Cheaper by £10
The Samsung UE43J5500 is £10 cheaper than the JVC LT-42C550.
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.

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 support Smart TV Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 does not support Smart TV, however the Samsung UE43J5500 supports Smart TV.
Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The JVC LT-42C550 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

More expensive by £10
The JVC LT-42C550 is £10 more expensive than the Samsung UE43J5500.
Fewer sellers
The JVC LT-42C550 is only stocked by 3 shops, 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 nine months
The JVC LT-42C550 is nine months older than the Samsung UE43J5500.
1 Reason Against
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

30 months Ago 21 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 £ 329.00
Total cost of ownership £ 410.72
Details
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
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
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
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
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Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 108cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
8W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift

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
Packaging Content
JVC LT-42C550 42" LED TV - AC power cable - Standard remote control - Batteries - Screws Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

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
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
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

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
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
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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 100
 200 x 100
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
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Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

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

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

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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