Philips 43PUS6551 vs Sony KDL-40RD455

Philips 43PUS6551
Sony KDL-40RD455

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Reasons For

11 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

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 Philips 43PUS6551 supports smart TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD455 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.

Internet TV Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 has an internet TV, however the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not have an 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.

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.

Common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 supports common interface Plus (CI+), however the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not support common interface Plus (CI+).
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 has a common interface (CI), whereas the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not have a common interface (CI). Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Philips 43PUS6551 is three, but the Sony KDL-40RD455 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two more HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD455 only has two HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 has a wi-Fi, but the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not have 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.

Ethernet LAN Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 has an ethernet LAN, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not.
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 has an electronic Programme Guide (EPG), but the Sony KDL-40RD455 does not.
5 Reasons For
PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 has a PC in (D-Sub), 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 is a 70kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 42kWh lower than the Philips 43PUS6551 (70kWh). 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.

Lighter Edit
Sony KDL-40RD455 is 7.7kg heavy. That's 4.7kg lighter than the Philips 43PUS6551 (7.7kg). 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 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

5 Reasons Against
Does not have a PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 does not have a PC in (D-Sub), however the Sony KDL-40RD455 has a PC in (D-Sub). 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 43PUS6551 is a 112kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 42kWh higher than the Sony KDL-40RD455 (70kWh). 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.

Heavier Edit
Philips 43PUS6551 is 12.4kg heavy. That's 4.7kg heavier than the Sony KDL-40RD455 (7.7kg). 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 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+".
11 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

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 Sony KDL-40RD455 does not support smart TV, however the Philips 43PUS6551 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.

Does not have an internet TV Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not have an internet TV, but the Philips 43PUS6551 has an 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.

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 common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not support common interface Plus (CI+), but the Philips 43PUS6551 supports common interface Plus (CI+).
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not have a common interface (CI), however the Philips 43PUS6551 has a common interface (CI). Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Only two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Sony KDL-40RD455 is two, but the Philips 43PUS6551 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two less HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Philips 43PUS6551 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Does not have a wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not have a 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.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not have an ethernet LAN, however the Philips 43PUS6551 has an ethernet LAN.
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).

Date Released

11 months Ago 11 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 Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
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
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
108cm
BEST
102cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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°

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
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
BEST
 Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
 Google Apps
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video On Demand (VOD) Support
 Video on Demand (VOD) support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
5.1 Lollipop Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
User Memory
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Ports Quantity
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
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 Ports Quantity
3
BEST
2
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
4
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
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)
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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
 Ethernet LAN

Management Features

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

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
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
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
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting

Design

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

Ergonomics

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

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

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

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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

Operational Conditions

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

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight

Other Features

USB Ports Quantity
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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