Philips 49PFS5501 vs Sony KD-43X8307

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Philips 49PFS5501
Sony KD-43X8307

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
13% larger display diagonal Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 has a display diagonal of 49", however the Sony KD-43X8307 is only a 43" TV (6" 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.

DVI port Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 has a DVI port, but the Sony KD-43X8307 does not have a DVI port.
Hugely lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 has an annual energy consumption of 57kWh, but the Sony KD-43X8307 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV (43kWh 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.

Marginally lighter Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 has a weight of 11kg, however the Sony KD-43X8307 is an 11.8kg heavy TV (800g 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.

Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Philips 49PFS5501 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", but the Sony KD-43X8307 has a rating of "A".
2 Reasons For
4W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Philips 49PFS5501 (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.

32% thinner Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 60mm thick TV. That's 19mm thinner than the Philips 49PFS5501 (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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
4W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower 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.

19mm thicker Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 is a 79mm thick TV. That's 19mm 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.

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6 Reasons Against
14% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has a display diagonal of 43", however the Philips 49PFS5501 is a 49" TV (6" 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 have a DVI port Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 does not have a DVI port, whereas the Philips 49PFS5501 does.
43kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has an annual energy consumption of 100kWh, but the Philips 49PFS5501 is a 57kWh annual energy consumption TV (43kWh 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.

800g heavier Edit
The Sony KD-43X8307 has a weight of 11.8kg, however the Philips 49PFS5501 is an 11kg heavy TV (800g 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.

Older by over one year
The Sony KD-43X8307 is 13 months older than the Philips 49PFS5501.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43X8307 is "A", but the rating of the Philips 49PFS5501 is "A++".

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Date Released

10 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 465.00
Total cost of ownership £ 583.41
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
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 Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
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
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Display Refresh Rates Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
123cm
BEST
108cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

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
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System Version
5.1 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
User Memory
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
16W 20W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 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
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
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
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
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)
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

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Subtitle Formats Supported
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Standards
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 200
 400 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 72W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
57kWh
BEST
100kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
79mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
11kg
BEST
11.8kg
Package Weight
14.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
11.3kg
BEST
12.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
213mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
670mm 604mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,099mm 961mm
BEST
Height
645mm 568mm
Width
1,099mm 961mm
Package Height
747mm 717mm
BEST
Package Width
1,200mm 1,059mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Batteries Supported
 Number of batteries supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
Box Dimensions (W X D X H)
1200 x 160 x 747 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Ports Quantity
3 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 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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