LG 47LM960 vs Samsung UE42F5500

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LG 47LM960
Samsung UE42F5500

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
5" larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a display diagonal of 47", whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 is only a 42" TV (5" smaller). 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.

3D Edit
The LG 47LM960 is 3D, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 is not. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the LG 47LM960 is two, but the Samsung UE42F5500 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.

One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 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.

PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a PC in (D-Sub), however the Samsung UE42F5500 does not have 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.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 47LM960 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE42F5500 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.

Local dimming Edit
The LG 47LM960 features local dimming, but the Samsung UE42F5500 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.

31% thinner Edit
LG 47LM960 is 37.9mm thick. That's 11.5mm thinner than the Samsung UE42F5500 (49.4mm). 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.

Eleven more awards
The LG 47LM960 has 12 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 has 1 award.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the LG 47LM960 is 86%, however the average rating of the Samsung UE42F5500 is 70% (based on 5 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 47LM960 (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.

81.44kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has an annual energy consumption of 85kWh, however the LG 47LM960 is a 166.44kWh annual energy consumption TV (81.44kWh 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.

6.6kg lighter Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is an 8.7kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 47LM960 is a 15.3kg heavy TV (6.6kg 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.

Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE42F5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the LG 47LM960 has a rating of "B".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Samsung UE42F5500 (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.

81.44kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 47LM960 has an annual energy consumption of 166.44kWh, however the Samsung UE42F5500 is an 85kWh annual energy consumption TV (81.44kWh lower). 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.

6.6kg heavier Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a 15.3kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 is an 8.7kg heavy TV (6.6kg 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.

Older by over one year
The LG 47LM960 is 14 months older than the Samsung UE42F5500.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 47LM960 is "B", however the rating of the Samsung UE42F5500 is "A".
10 Reasons Against
5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has a display diagonal of 42", whereas the LG 47LM960 is a 47" TV (5" 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 3D Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is not 3D, however the LG 47LM960 is 3D. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Only one RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Samsung UE42F5500 is one, but the LG 47LM960 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.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 47LM960 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.

Does not have a PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a PC in (D-Sub), but the LG 47LM960 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.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the LG 47LM960 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 feature local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 does not feature local dimming, whereas the LG 47LM960 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE42F5500 is 49.4mm thick. That's 11.5mm thicker than the LG 47LM960 (49.4mm). 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.

Eleven less awards
The Samsung UE42F5500 has only received 1 award, whereas the LG 47LM960 has received 12 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Samsung UE42F5500's average expert score is only 70%, however the LG 47LM960's is 86% (based on 51 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
areadvd.de: Outstanding
avforums.com: Recommended
bluray-disc.de: Very Good
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
ferra.ru: Best Product
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
homecinemachoice.com: Reference Status
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
M3.idg.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
zoom.cnews.ru: Recommended
1 Award
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

60 months Ago 46 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data No data

Display

Display Diagonal
47"
BEST
42"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
1,000Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Full HD Display
 Full HD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
119cm
BEST
107.33cm
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift

Audio

Audio System
Infinite Surround Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse, DTS Sound Studio, DTS Premium Audio 5.1
Equalizer Bands Quantity
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Equalizer
 Equalizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
10W 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
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
 Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
3
BEST
2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
BEST
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Remote (IR) Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
 WLAN-ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
32
BEST
26

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Aluminium
 Aluminium

Ergonomics

Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 58W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
166.44kWh 85kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
114W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
37.9mm
BEST
49.4mm
Weight
15.3kg 8.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
20.2kg 11.8kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
1330 x 160 x 810 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
301.9mm 265mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
683.9mm 640.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,051.6mm 971.8mm
BEST
Height
610.9mm 576.9mm
Width
1,051.6mm 971.8mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 652mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,234mm

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Other Features

Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
Number of Products Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 1pc(s)
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