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LG 49LH590 vs Samsung UE43J5500

LG 49LH590 vs Samsung UE43J5500

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LG 49LH590
Samsung UE43J5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
6" larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 49LH590 is a 49" TV. That's 6" larger than the Samsung UE43J5500 (43"). 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.

Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
31% cheaper to run
The LG 49LH590 only costs £57.52 to run over five years but the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run (45% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 49LH590 is "A++", however the rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+".
3 Reasons For
50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 49LH590 (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.

14.6mm thinner Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV. That's 14.6mm thinner than the LG 49LH590 (66.9mm). 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.

Cheaper by £110
The Samsung UE43J5500 costs £319.00, whereas the LG 49LH590 is £429.00.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LH590 has an RMS rated power of 10W, but the Samsung UE43J5500 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.

Thicker Edit
LG 49LH590 is 81.5mm thick, but the Samsung UE43J5500 is a 66.9mm thick TV (14.6mm thinner). 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.

£110 more expensive
The LG 49LH590 is more expensive than the Samsung UE43J5500 by £110.
5 Reasons Against
14% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE43J5500 has a display diagonal of 43", however the LG 49LH590 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.

Not as many stockists
The Samsung UE43J5500 is only stocked by 5 retailers, however the LG 49LH590 is stocked by 6 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Older by eight months
The Samsung UE43J5500 is eight months older than the LG 49LH590.
£26.03 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Samsung UE43J5500 costs £83.55 to run which is £26.03 more to run than the LG 49LH590. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE43J5500 is "A+", but the rating of the LG 49LH590 is "A++".

Awards

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 54.48
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 57.52
Purchase price £ 429.00
Total cost of ownership £ 486.52
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 83.55
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 402.55
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.29T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
49"
BEST
43"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
450 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
123cm
BEST
108cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
34W
BEST
51W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
50kWh
BEST
71kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 119W

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
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
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Video Compression Formats
 HEVC
 HEVC

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

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

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Natural
 Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Natural
 Movie
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
81.5mm 66.9mm
BEST
Weight
11kg 7.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
14.8kg 10.9kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
11.3kg 8.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
218mm
BEST
288.1mm
Height (with Stand)
707mm 616.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,108mm 962.9mm
BEST
Height
657mm 561.3mm
Width
1,108mm 962.9mm
Package Height
775mm 645mm
BEST
Package Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,200mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
 Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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