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Philips 43PUS6551 vs Sony KDL-40RD455

Philips 43PUS6551 vs Sony KDL-40RD455

Philips 43PUS6551
Sony KDL-40RD455

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 is a 43" TV. That's 3" larger than the Sony KDL-40RD455 (40"). 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.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Sony KDL-40RD455 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W 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.

Internet TV Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 supports internet TV, however the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not support internet TV. Read more

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

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 supports Wi-Fi, but the Sony KDL-40RD455 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 Philips 43PUS6551 has an ethernet port, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not. 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.

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), but the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not. Read more

An Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is an application on your TV that lists current and upcoming programs for all channels, and a short summary or commentary for each program.

An EPG is extremely helpful to be able to see what programs are coming up that you may want to watch, and plan your viewing accordingly. They also work in tandem with recording software to set up automatic recording of programs.

3 Reasons For
PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, whereas the Philips 43PUS6551 does not. 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.

Cheaper to run by £45.26
The Sony KDL-40RD455 only costs £79.95 to run over five years however the Philips 43PUS6551 costs £125.21 to run (57% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-40RD455 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Philips 43PUS6551 is "B".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
More expensive to run over five years by 57%
Over five years the running costs of the Philips 43PUS6551 are £125.21 which is £45.26 more than the Sony KDL-40RD455. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Philips 43PUS6551 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", whereas the Sony KDL-40RD455 has a rating of "A+".
6 Reasons Against
8% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Philips 43PUS6551 (40"). 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 has an RMS rated power of 10W, however the Philips 43PUS6551 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (10W 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 internet TV Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not support internet TV, but the Philips 43PUS6551 supports internet TV. Read more

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

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Philips 43PUS6551 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-40RD455 does not have an ethernet port, however the Philips 43PUS6551 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.

Does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), whereas the Philips 43PUS6551 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Read more

An Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is an application on your TV that lists current and upcoming programs for all channels, and a short summary or commentary for each program.

An EPG is extremely helpful to be able to see what programs are coming up that you may want to watch, and plan your viewing accordingly. They also work in tandem with recording software to set up automatic recording of programs.

Date Released

15 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 123.38
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 125.21
Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 79.95

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.62T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.62 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
43"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 4K
BEST
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
108cm
BEST
102cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

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
BEST
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Internet TV
 Internet TV
BEST
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
6.0 (Marshmallow) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
User Memory
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Signal Strength Indication
 Signal strength indication
Unknown - Click to provide data
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 71%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
77W 48W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
112kWh 70kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 76W

TV Tuner

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
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 6tuner(s)

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
 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
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
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
Video Compression Formats
 HEVC
 HEVC
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RM-ED062
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
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
BEST
 Ethernet port
Web Browser
 Web browser
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Picture Mute (for Radio)
 Picture mute (for radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Custom
 Vivid
 Standard
 Photo
 Custom
 Vivid
 Standard
 Photo
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
BEST
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Firmware Upgradeable
 Firmware upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Firmware Upgradeable Via
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
12.4kg 7.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
17.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
15.1kg 8.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
241mm
BEST
589mm
Height (with Stand)
625mm 212mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
968mm 924mm
BEST
Height
573mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
968mm 924mm
Package Height
669mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 658mm
Package Width
1,054mm 1,015mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
HDMI Port
4
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC

Operational Conditions

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

Technical Details

HDCP 2.2
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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