LG 49UH5B vs Sony KDL-48W705

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LG 49UH5B
Sony KDL-48W705

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
2% larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 49UH5B is a 48.5" TV. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony KDL-48W705 (48"). 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.

DVI port Edit
The LG 49UH5B has a DVI port, however the Sony KDL-48W705 does not have a DVI port.
18.9mm thinner Edit
LG 49UH5B is 38.1mm thick, but the Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV (18.9mm 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.

5 Reasons For
Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Sony KDL-48W705 is four, but the LG 49UH5B 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.

18% lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a weight of 11.3kg, however the LG 49UH5B is a 13.3kg 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 £751
The Sony KDL-48W705 costs £469.00, whereas the LG 49UH5B is £1,220.40.
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£86.53 cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KDL-48W705 is £86.53 cheaper to run than the LG 49UH5B. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Three less HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 49UH5B has one HDMI ports quantity, however the Sony KDL-48W705 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.

2kg heavier Edit
The LG 49UH5B is a 13.3kg heavy TV. That's 2kg heavier than the Sony KDL-48W705 (11.3kg). 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.

£751 more expensive
The LG 49UH5B is more expensive than the Sony KDL-48W705 by £751.40.
Less retailers
Only 3 retailers sells the LG 49UH5B, whereas 4 shops sell the Sony KDL-48W705. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More expensive to run over five years by 113%
The running costs of the LG 49UH5B are £163.28 which is £86.53 more than the Sony KDL-48W705 over five years. Show assumptions.
4 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a display diagonal of 48", however the LG 49UH5B is a 48.5" TV (0.5" 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.

Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 does not have a DVI port, whereas the LG 49UH5B does.
34% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV. That's 18.9mm thicker than the LG 49UH5B (57mm). 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.

Older by six months
The Sony KDL-48W705 is six months older than the LG 49UH5B.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 160.24
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 163.28
Purchase price £ 1,220.40
Total cost of ownership £ 1,383.68
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 469.00
Total cost of ownership £ 545.75
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.81T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 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
48.5"
BEST
48"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-lit LED
 Direct-lit LED
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
500 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 4000000:1
BEST
 4000000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 121cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Memory
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
Equalizer
 Equalizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 News
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Ports
2 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Remote (IR) Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
DVI-D Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
 DisplayPorts quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Animation
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panel Lock
 Panel Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
Number of OSD Languages
19 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDHC
 SD
 SDHC
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Parental Control
 Parental control
 Parental control
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Support
 24p support
 24p support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT

Design

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

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)
100W 46W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
70W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 64kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 92W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Certification
EMC, ErP, UL. CUL, TUV, KC, CE, KCC, FCC Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
38.1mm
BEST
57mm
Weight
13.3kg 11.3kg
BEST
Package Weight
16.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
14.8kg 11.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
297.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
713.7mm 671mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,102mm 1,089mm
BEST
Height
647.7mm 632mm
Width
1,102mm 1,089mm
Package Height
759.5mm 732mm
BEST
Package Width
1,196mm 1,187mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out

Other Features

Power Management
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo Share
X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
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