LOEWE Art 32 vs Samsung UE42F5500

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LOEWE Art 32
Samsung UE42F5500

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3D Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 is 3D, but 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.

DVI port Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 has a DVI port, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a DVI port.
PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 has a PC in (D-Sub), whereas 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 LOEWE Art 32 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas 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.

29kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 has an annual energy consumption of 56kWh, whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 is an 85kWh annual energy consumption TV (29kWh 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.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LOEWE Art 32 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Samsung UE42F5500 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has a display diagonal of 42", but the LOEWE Art 32 is only a 32" TV (10" 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.

50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LOEWE Art 32 (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.

A lot lighter Edit
Samsung UE42F5500 is 8.7kg heavy, but the LOEWE Art 32 is an 11.3kg heavy TV (2.6kg 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 superior
The Samsung UE42F5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the LOEWE Art 32 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot smaller display diagonal Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 has a display diagonal of 32", but the Samsung UE42F5500 is a 42" TV (10" 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LOEWE Art 32 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.

Heavier Edit
LOEWE Art 32 is 11.3kg heavy, but the Samsung UE42F5500 is an 8.7kg heavy TV (2.6kg 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.

7 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 is not 3D, whereas the LOEWE Art 32 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.

Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a DVI port, however the LOEWE Art 32 has a DVI port.
Does not have a PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 does not have a PC in (D-Sub), however the LOEWE Art 32 does. 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 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LOEWE Art 32 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.

A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE42F5500 has an annual energy consumption of 85kWh, whereas the LOEWE Art 32 is a 56kWh annual energy consumption TV (29kWh 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.

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Older by eleven months
The Samsung UE42F5500 is eleven months older than the LOEWE Art 32.

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Date Released

35 months Ago 46 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 67.14
Purchase price £ 699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 766.14
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Display Diagonal
32" 42"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1500:1
BEST
 1500:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Response Time
6ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 150000:1
BEST
 150000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
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
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 107.33cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
 Auto channel search
Channels Quantity
5,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift

Audio

Audio System
2.1 Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse, DTS Sound Studio, DTS Premium Audio 5.1
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
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
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
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 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
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
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+
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote (IR) Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Game
 Sports
 Game
 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)
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 26

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
 24p support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Teletext
1,000 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
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 100 x 100
 100 x 100
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
40W
BEST
58W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
56kWh
BEST
85kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 49.4mm
Weight
11.3kg 8.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.8kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 265mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 640.4mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 971.8mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 576.9mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 971.8mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 652mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,234mm

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
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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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