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Philips 49PUS7181 vs Sony KD-43X8307

Philips 49PUS7181 vs Sony KD-43X8307

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Philips 49PUS7181
Sony KD-43X8307

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
13% larger display diagonal Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 has a display diagonal of 49", however the Sony KD-43X8307 is only a 43" TV (6" smaller). 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 is a 45W RMS rated power TV. That's 25W higher than the Sony KD-43X8307 (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.

DVI port Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 has a DVI port, but the Sony KD-43X8307 does not have a DVI port.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Philips 49PUS7181 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Sony KD-43X8307 has a rating of "A".
5 Reasons For
Marginally thinner Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 60mm thick TV, whereas the Philips 49PUS7181 is a 61mm thick TV (1mm 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.

£254 cheaper
The Sony KD-43X8307 costs £545.00, whereas the Philips 49PUS7181 is £799.00.
Available from 6 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£26.03 cheaper to run
The Sony KD-43X8307 is £26.03 cheaper to run than the Philips 49PUS7181 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43X8307 is "A", but the rating of the Philips 49PUS7181 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
2% thicker Edit
The Philips 49PUS7181 is a 61mm thick TV. That's 1mm thicker than the Sony KD-43X8307 (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.

More expensive by £254
The Philips 49PUS7181 is £254 more expensive than the Sony KD-43X8307.
Not as many stockists
The Philips 49PUS7181 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Sony KD-43X8307 is stocked by 8 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Higher running costs over five years by £26.03
The running costs over five years of the Philips 49PUS7181 are £144.44 which is £26.03 more than the Sony KD-43X8307. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
14% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 43" TV. That's 6" smaller than the Philips 49PUS7181 (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.

25W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Philips 49PUS7181 is a 45W RMS rated power TV (25W 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.

Seven months older
The Sony KD-43X8307 is older than the Philips 49PUS7181 by seven months.

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Date Released

14 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 142.61
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 144.44
Purchase price £ 799.00
Total cost of ownership £ 943.44
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 545.00
Total cost of ownership £ 663.41
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.72T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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
49"
BEST
43"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 900Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Refresh Rate Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
123cm
BEST
108cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
45W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
 Google Apps
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
5.1 (Lollipop) 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
User Memory
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
USB Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight
25.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Box Dimensions (W X D X H)
1185 x 160 x 780 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Signal Strength Indication
 Signal strength indication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
89W 72W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Power Consumption (average)
89W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
130kWh 100kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hard Drive Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Formats Supported
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
 Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting
Teletext Standards
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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

Picture Mute (for Radio)
 Picture mute (for radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
61mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
17.9kg 11.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
25.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
21.6kg 12.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
709mm 604mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,093mm 961mm
BEST
Height
661mm 568mm
Width
1,093mm 961mm
Package Height
780mm 717mm
BEST
Package Width
1,185mm 1,059mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
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
3 3
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Power Save Mode
 Power save mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Sensor
 Light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
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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