Samsung UE43KS7500 vs Sony KD-49XD8088

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Samsung UE43KS7500
Sony KD-49XD8088

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE43KS7500 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Sony KD-49XD8088 (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.

17kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE43KS7500 has an annual energy consumption of 97kWh, whereas the Sony KD-49XD8088 is a 114kWh annual energy consumption TV (17kWh 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.

Lighter Edit
Samsung UE43KS7500 is 10.3kg heavy, but the Sony KD-49XD8088 is a 12.3kg 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.

12 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £17.23
Over five years the Samsung UE43KS7500 is £17.23 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-49XD8088. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung UE43KS7500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Sony KD-49XD8088 has a rating of "A".
7 Reasons For
6" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-49XD8088 has a display diagonal of 49", whereas the Samsung UE43KS7500 is only a 43" TV (6" 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.

A lot faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-49XD8088 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, but the Samsung UE43KS7500 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

89% thinner Edit
Sony KD-49XD8088 is 44mm thick. That's 39.1mm thinner than the Samsung UE43KS7500 (44mm). 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 £122
The Sony KD-49XD8088 costs £122 less than the Samsung UE43KS7500.
Better selling
The Sony KD-49XD8088 ranks No. 639 by number of sales, however the Samsung UE43KS7500 ranks No. 4773.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KD-49XD8088 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung UE43KS7500 has a rating of "A".
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony KD-49XD8088 is 100%, however the average rating of the Samsung UE43KS7500 is 90% (based on 20 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE43KS7500 has a display diagonal of 43", but the Sony KD-49XD8088 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.

Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE43KS7500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Sony KD-49XD8088 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

48% thicker Edit
The Samsung UE43KS7500 has a depth of 83.1mm. That's 39.1mm thicker than the Sony KD-49XD8088 (44mm). 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.

More expensive by £122
The Samsung UE43KS7500 is £122 more expensive than the Sony KD-49XD8088.
Less popular
The Samsung UE43KS7500 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4773 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Sony KD-49XD8088 ranks No. 639.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung UE43KS7500 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony KD-49XD8088 is 100% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-49XD8088 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the Samsung UE43KS7500 (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.

15% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49XD8088 has an annual energy consumption of 114kWh, however the Samsung UE43KS7500 is a 97kWh annual energy consumption TV (17kWh 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.

2kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-49XD8088 is a 12.3kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE43KS7500 is a 10.3kg heavy TV (2kg 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.

Less retailers
The Sony KD-49XD8088 is only stocked by 13 shops, whereas the Samsung UE43KS7500 is stocked by 25 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Sony KD-49XD8088 is three months older than the Samsung UE43KS7500.
Higher running costs over five years by £17.23
The Sony KD-49XD8088 costs £131.23 to run which is £17.23 more to run than the Samsung UE43KS7500 over five years. Show assumptions.

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

7 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 112.17
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 114.00
Purchase price £ 748.00
Total cost of ownership £ 862.00
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 128.19
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 131.23
Purchase price £ 626.00
Total cost of ownership £ 757.23
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.57T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.65T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
43" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Display Diagonal (metric)
108cm 123cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video On Demand (VOD) Support
 Video on Demand (VOD) support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
3 3
HDMI Ports Quantity
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
Number of OSD Languages
27 32
BEST

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 RM
 RMVB
 FLV
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 DIVX
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 M2TS
 TP
 TRP
 TS
 MTS
 M2T
 WEBM
 VRO
 SVI
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 RM
 RMVB
 FLV
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 DIVX
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 M2TS
 TP
 TRP
 TS
 MTS
 M2T
 WEBM
 VRO
 SVI
Audio Formats Supported
 AIFF
 APE
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 MPA
 MID
 ALAC
 AAC++
 AIFF
 APE
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 MPA
 MID
 ALAC
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
 MPO
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
 MPO
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Formats Supported
 SUB
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 PSB
 TTXT
 TXT
 TTX
 SUB
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 PSB
 TTXT
 TXT
 TTX
USB Recording
 USB recording
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Channel List Copy Function
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 76%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
70W
BEST
80W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
97kWh
BEST
114kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
135W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
83.1mm 44mm
BEST
Weight
10.3kg
BEST
12.3kg
Package Weight
16.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
10.6kg
BEST
14.2kg
Depth (with Stand)
205.6mm
BEST
216mm
Height (with Stand)
622.9mm
BEST
686mm
Width (with Stand)
956.5mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height
554.5mm 639mm
Width
956.5mm 1,093mm
Package Height
624mm
BEST
785mm
Package Width
1,030mm
BEST
1,213mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cleaning Cloth
 Cleaning cloth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
TM1680A RMF-TX200E
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

RF Input
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Light sensor
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 DAN
 DUT
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE

Other Features

Stand Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 510mm
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