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LG 49LF590 vs Samsung UE50KU6000

LG 49LF590 vs Samsung UE50KU6000

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LG 49LF590
Samsung UE50KU6000

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
A little thinner Edit
The LG 49LF590 has a depth of 58.7mm, however the Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 63.2mm thick TV (4.5mm 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.

£230 cheaper
The LG 49LF590 is £229.90 cheaper than the Samsung UE50KU6000.
8 Reasons For
2% larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 50" TV. That's 1" larger than the LG 49LF590 (50"). 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.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the LG 49LF590 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W lower). 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.

Two loudspeakers Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the Samsung UE50KU6000 is two, but the LG 49LF590 only has one loudspeaker. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, whereas the LG 49LF590 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Read more

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a system that allows various computer technology products - from TVs to phones to games consoles - to all share data and media with each other over a home network, with a minimum of compatibility issues.

A DLNA-certified TV will be able to receive, transfer & stream media from a wide variety of tech in your home, making sharing of media between devices far easier and more streamlined.

Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 features local dimming, whereas the LG 49LF590 does not feature local dimming. Read more

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 has a common interface (CI) slot, but the LG 49LF590 does not have a common interface (CI) slot. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

DVI port Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 has a DVI port, but the LG 49LF590 does not have a DVI port.
User reviews are a lot better
The Samsung UE50KU6000 has an average user review score of 95%, but the LG 49LF590 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a 49" TV. That's 1" smaller than the Samsung UE50KU6000 (50"). 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LF590 has an RMS rated power of 10W, however the Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (10W 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.

Only one loudspeaker Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a one loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE50KU6000 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The LG 49LF590 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, but the Samsung UE50KU6000 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Read more

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a system that allows various computer technology products - from TVs to phones to games consoles - to all share data and media with each other over a home network, with a minimum of compatibility issues.

A DLNA-certified TV will be able to receive, transfer & stream media from a wide variety of tech in your home, making sharing of media between devices far easier and more streamlined.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not feature local dimming, but the Samsung UE50KU6000 features local dimming. Read more

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

Does not have an on/off switch Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have an on/off switch, but the Samsung UE50KU6000 has an on/off switch.
Eleven months older
The LG 49LF590 is older than the Samsung UE50KU6000 by eleven months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the LG 49LF590 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UE50KU6000 is 95% (based on 251 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
4.5mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 63.2mm thick TV, whereas the LG 49LF590 is a 58.7mm thick TV (4.5mm 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.

£230 more expensive
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is more expensive than the LG 49LF590 by £229.90.

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 11 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85
Purchase price £ 579.89
Total cost of ownership £ 730.74
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
49" 50"
BEST
HD Type
 4K
 4K
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 120Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 QLED
 LED
 QLED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 125cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
1 2
BEST
Sound Modes
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus
Multiroom Audio Technology
 Samsung Multiroom Link
 Samsung Multiroom Link

Smart TV

Video On Demand (VOD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand (VOD)
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
 1.5
 1.5

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Power

Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Power Consumption (average)
Unknown - Click to provide data 90W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 129kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 190W

Certificates

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

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-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
BEST
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Digital Clean View Functionality
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Clean View functionality
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
USB Cloning Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cloning function
PurColor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PurColor

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cables Included
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
E-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 E-manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
BEST
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Cinema
 Game
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Firmware Upgradeable Via
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
58.7mm
BEST
63.2mm
Weight
13.1kg 12.2kg
BEST
Package Weight
16.9kg
BEST
17.5kg
Weight With Stand
13.4kg 13.2kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
698mm
BEST
723.7mm
Width (with Stand)
1,103mm
BEST
1,128.9mm
Height
650mm 654.4mm
Width
1,103mm 1,128.9mm
Package Height
760mm 755mm
BEST
Package Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,362mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
BEST
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
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+)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
RS-232 Port
1 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 Port
2 2
HDMI Port
1 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
RF Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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