LG 49LH590 vs Samsung UE49K5500

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LG 49LH590
Samsung UE49K5500

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the LG 49LH590 is two, but 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.

Vastly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 49LH590 has an annual energy consumption of 50kWh, however the Samsung UE49K5500 is an 89kWh annual energy consumption TV (39kWh 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.

2kg lighter Edit
The LG 49LH590 is an 11kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE49K5500 is a 13kg heavy TV (2kg 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.

Cheaper by £102
The LG 49LH590 costs £102 less than the Samsung UE49K5500.
44% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 49LH590 only costs £57.52 to run but the Samsung UE49K5500 costs £102.55 to run (78% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The LG 49LH590 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", however the Samsung UE49K5500 has a rating of "A+".
6 Reasons For
10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the LG 49LH590 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.

Two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Samsung UE49K5500 is two, but the LG 49LH590 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. 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.

One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 49LH590 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.

A lot thinner Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has a depth of 55.1mm, however the LG 49LH590 is an 81.5mm thick TV (26.4mm thicker). 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.

Available from 43 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Samsung UE49K5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2316 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the LG 49LH590 ranks No. 372310.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LH590 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 USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The LG 49LH590 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE49K5500 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.

Only two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 49LH590 has two HDMI ports quantitys, however 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.

Thicker Edit
LG 49LH590 is 81.5mm thick. That's 26.4mm 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.

Less retailers
The LG 49LH590 is only stocked by 4 retailers, whereas the Samsung UE49K5500 is stocked by 47 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by two months
The LG 49LH590 is two months older than the Samsung UE49K5500.
Less popular
The LG 49LH590 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 372310 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Samsung UE49K5500 ranks No. 2316.
6 Reasons Against
One less RF ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 has one RF ports quantity, however the LG 49LH590 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.

44% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE49K5500 is an 89kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 39kWh higher than the LG 49LH590 (89kWh). 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
Samsung UE49K5500 is 13kg heavy. That's 2kg heavier than the LG 49LH590 (13kg). 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.

£102 more expensive
The Samsung UE49K5500 is more expensive than the LG 49LH590 by £102.
78% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UE49K5500 are £102.55 which is £45.03 more than the LG 49LH590. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Samsung UE49K5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the LG 49LH590 has a rating of "A++".

Average User Rating

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Date Released

10 months Ago 8 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 54.48
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 57.52
Purchase price £ 293.00
Total cost of ownership £ 350.52
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 102.55
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 102.55
Purchase price £ 395.00
Total cost of ownership £ 497.55
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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.
0.51T
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
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering 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
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
450 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
123cm 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
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
2 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
 DTS
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
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)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 AVI
 ASF
 H.265
 AVI
 ASF
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 MP3
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
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 Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Video Compression Formats
 HEVC
 HEVC
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
34W
BEST
64W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
50kWh
BEST
89kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
81.5mm 55.1mm
BEST
Weight
11kg
BEST
13kg
Package Weight
14.8kg
BEST
18.7kg
Weight With Stand
11.3kg
BEST
14.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
218mm
BEST
1,105.8mm
Height (with Stand)
707mm 293.8mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,108mm 710.2mm
BEST
Height
657mm 645mm
Width
1,108mm 1,105.8mm
Package Height
775mm 773mm
BEST
Package Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,255mm

Packaging Content

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