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Philips 32PFK4101 vs Samsung HG40EE590

Philips 32PFK4101 vs Samsung HG40EE590

Philips 32PFK4101
Samsung HG40EE590

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
£146 cheaper
The Philips 32PFK4101 costs £146.23 less than the Samsung HG40EE590.
34% cheaper to run
The Philips 32PFK4101 is £27.01 cheaper to run than the Samsung HG40EE590 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Philips 32PFK4101 is "A+", however the rating of the Samsung HG40EE590 is "A".
6 Reasons For
8" larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung HG40EE590 has a display diagonal of 40", whereas the Philips 32PFK4101 is only a 32" TV (8" smaller). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung HG40EE590 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Philips 32PFK4101 (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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung HG40EE590 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Philips 32PFK4101 does not support Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Ethernet port Edit
The Samsung HG40EE590 has an ethernet port, however the Philips 32PFK4101 does not have an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Thinner Edit
Samsung HG40EE590 is 72.2mm thick. That's 4.8mm thinner than the Philips 32PFK4101 (72.2mm). 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.

12 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
8" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Philips 32PFK4101 is a 32" TV. That's 8" smaller than the Samsung HG40EE590 (40"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 32PFK4101 has an RMS rated power of 16W, but the Samsung HG40EE590 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (4W higher). 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.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Philips 32PFK4101 does not support Wi-Fi, however the Samsung HG40EE590 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Philips 32PFK4101 does not have an ethernet port, but the Samsung HG40EE590 has an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Slightly thicker Edit
Philips 32PFK4101 is 77mm thick, but the Samsung HG40EE590 is a 72.2mm thick TV (4.8mm thinner). 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
Only 1 retailer sell the Philips 32PFK4101, whereas 13 sellers sell the Samsung HG40EE590. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Four months older
The Philips 32PFK4101 is older than the Samsung HG40EE590 by four months.
3 Reasons Against
More expensive by £146
The Samsung HG40EE590 is £146.23 more expensive than the Philips 32PFK4101.
£27.01 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the Samsung HG40EE590 are £80.12 which is £27.01 more than the Philips 32PFK4101. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung HG40EE590 is "A", however the rating of the Philips 32PFK4101 is "A+".

Date Released

13 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 51.28
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 53.11
Purchase price £ 294.74
Total cost of ownership £ 347.85
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 80.12
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 80.12
Purchase price £ 440.97
Total cost of ownership £ 521.09
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.26T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 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
32" 40"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Display Brightness
200 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
80cm 100cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
 Auto volume leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
16W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Smart TV
 Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Hospitality Home Menu
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hospitality home menu
Welcome Messages
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Welcome messages

Other Features

USB Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indication
 Signal strength indication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
32W
BEST
50W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
47kWh
BEST
69kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Energy Saving Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy saving mode

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Security Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Security mode
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
Hospitality Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hospitality Plug & Play
USB Cloning Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cloning function
Software Clock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Software clock
Clock Back Up Supply
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clock back up supply

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 90 - 90
Multi Code Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi code remote control
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 100 x 100
 100 x 100
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screwed Battery Cover
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screwed battery cover
Power On Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power on mode

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
BEST
H.Browser Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
 H.Browser compatibility

Management Features

Soundbar Connection Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Soundbar connection port
Picture Mute (for Radio)
 Picture mute (for radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Firmware Upgradeable
 Firmware upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Firmware Upgradeable Via
 USB
 Auto upgrade wizard
 USB
 Auto upgrade wizard
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
My Channel Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Channel function
LYNK REACH Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Logo Display With Time Out Setting (BMP/movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Logo display with time out setting (BMP/movie)
LYNK REACH Server Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LYNK REACH server compatibility
LYNK SINC Server Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LYNK SINC server compatibility
Smoovie Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smoovie compatibility
LYNK DRM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LYNK DRM
Auto Source Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto source mode
Music Mode Backlight On/off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Music mode backlight on/off

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
77mm 72.2mm
BEST
Weight
4.9kg
BEST
7.7kg
Package Weight
6.7kg
BEST
12.8kg
Weight With Stand
5kg
BEST
10.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 226.5mm
Height (with Stand)
477mm
BEST
581.8mm
Width (with Stand)
726mm
BEST
922.7mm
Height
439mm 522.7mm
Width
726mm 922.7mm
Package Height
506mm
BEST
617mm
Package Width
786mm
BEST
1,133mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
RJ-12 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data
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