LG 49LF590 vs Samsung UE49K5500

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LG 49LF590
Samsung UE49K5500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The LG 49LF590 has two RF ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE49K5500 only has one RF ports quantity. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Cheaper by £94
The LG 49LF590 is £94 cheaper than the Samsung UE49K5500.
Better user reviews
Based on 2 reviews, the average user review score of the LG 49LF590 is 80%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UE49K5500 is 72% (based on 30 reviews).
11 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 49LF590 (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.

One more number of loudspeakers Edit
The number of number of loudspeakerss on the Samsung UE49K5500 is two, but the LG 49LF590 only has one number of loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 supports common interface Plus (CI+), whereas the LG 49LF590 does not support common interface Plus (CI+).
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a common interface (CI), but the LG 49LF590 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 HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UE49K5500 is three, but the LG 49LF590 only has one HDMI ports quantity. 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.

Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 features local dimming, whereas the LG 49LF590 does not. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

On/off switch Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has an on/off switch, whereas the LG 49LF590 does not have an on/off switch.
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, whereas the LG 49LF590 does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
7% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV. That's 3.6mm thinner than the LG 49LF590 (55.1mm). 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.

100g lighter Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a weight of 13kg, however the LG 49LF590 is a 13.1kg heavy TV (100g 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.

48 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Samsung UE49K5500 (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.

One less number of loudspeakers Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a one number of loudspeakers TV, whereas the Samsung UE49K5500 only has two number of loudspeakerss. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Does not support common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not support common interface Plus (CI+), but the Samsung UE49K5500 supports common interface Plus (CI+).
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have a common interface (CI), however the Samsung UE49K5500 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 one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a one HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE49K5500 only has three 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 feature local dimming Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not feature local dimming, but the Samsung UE49K5500 features local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Does not have an on/off switch Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have an on/off switch, but the Samsung UE49K5500 does.
Does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, but the Samsung UE49K5500 has a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
Thicker Edit
The LG 49LF590 has a depth of 58.7mm. That's 3.6mm thicker than the Samsung UE49K5500 (55.1mm). 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.

A little heavier Edit
LG 49LF590 is 13.1kg heavy, but the Samsung UE49K5500 is a 13kg heavy TV (100g 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.

Fewer sellers
The LG 49LF590 is only stocked by 2 retailers, but the Samsung UE49K5500 is stocked by 50 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by eleven months
The LG 49LF590 is eleven months older than the Samsung UE49K5500.
3 Reasons Against
Only one RF ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 is a one RF ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 49LF590 only has two RF ports quantitys. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

More expensive by £94
The Samsung UE49K5500 is £94 more expensive than the LG 49LF590.
User review Rating is Worse
The Samsung UE49K5500 only has an average user score of 72%, but the LG 49LF590 has an average user rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

19 months Ago 8 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 102.55
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 102.55
Purchase price £ 395.00
Total cost of ownership £ 497.55
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

No data
0.51T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
49" 49"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 123cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
1 2
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
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)
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 ASF
 AVI
 ASF
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
BEST
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 64W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 89kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
BEST
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
58.7mm 55.1mm
BEST
Weight
13.1kg 13kg
BEST
Package Weight
16.9kg
BEST
18.7kg
Weight With Stand
13.4kg
BEST
14.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,105.8mm
Height (with Stand)
698mm 293.8mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,103mm 710.2mm
BEST
Height
650mm 645mm
Width
1,103mm 1,105.8mm
Package Height
760mm
BEST
773mm
Package Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,255mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cables Included
 LAN (RJ-45)
 LAN (RJ-45)
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

RF Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
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