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LG 43LH590 vs LG 49LF590 vs Samsung UE40K5500

LG 43LH590 vs LG 49LF590 vs Samsung UE40K5500

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LG 43LH590
LG 49LF590
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
One more loudspeaker Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the LG 43LH590 is two, but the LG 49LF590 only has one loudspeaker. Read more

We do not know the number of loudspeakers on the Samsung UE40K5500. It is possible that it does not have any loudspeakers.

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 LG 43LH590 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified (as does the Samsung UE40K5500), whereas the LG 49LF590 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
£37.25 cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 43LH590 only costs £51.11 to run whereas the Samsung UE40K5500 costs £88.36 to run (73% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The LG 43LH590 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", but the Samsung UE40K5500 has a rating of "A".
2 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 49LF590 is a 49" TV. That's 6" larger than the LG 43LH590 (40") and 9" larger than the Samsung UE40K5500 (40"). 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.

Built-in subwoofer Edit
The LG 49LF590 has a built-in subwoofer, whereas the Samsung UE40K5500 does not have a built-in subwoofer.
6 Reasons For
50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 43LH590 and the LG 49LF590 (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.

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified (as does the LG 43LH590), however the LG 49LF590 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
Thinner Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has a depth of 55.1mm. That's 26.4mm thinner than the LG 43LH590 (55.1mm) and 3.6mm thinner than the LG 49LF590 (55.1mm). 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 £80
The Samsung UE40K5500 is £99 cheaper than the LG 43LH590 and £79.99 cheaper than the LG 49LF590.
29 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Better user reviews
Based on 297 reviews, the average user review score of the Samsung UE40K5500 is 85%, whereas the average rating of the LG 43LH590 is 80% (based on 2 reviews) and the average rating of the LG 49LF590 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
14% smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 43LH590 has a display diagonal of 43", however the LG 49LF590 is a 49" TV (6" larger) and the Samsung UE40K5500 is a 40" TV (3" 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.

10W lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 43LH590 is a 10W RMS rated power TV, and so does the LG 49LF590. That's 10W lower than the Samsung UE40K5500 (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.

Thicker Edit
The LG 43LH590 is an 81.5mm thick TV. That's 22.8mm thicker than the LG 49LF590 (55.1mm) and 26.4mm thicker than the Samsung UE40K5500 (55.1mm). 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 £99
The LG 43LH590 is £19.01 more expensive than the LG 49LF590 and £99 more expensive than the Samsung UE40K5500.
Not as many stockists
The LG 43LH590 is only stocked by 3 stores, however the Samsung UE40K5500 is stocked by 30 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
User review Rating is Worse
The LG 43LH590 has an average user score of 80%, but the Samsung UE40K5500 has an average user rating of 85% (based on 297 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LF590 has an RMS rated power of 10W (as does the LG 43LH590), however the Samsung UE40K5500 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 LG 43LH590 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

We do not know the number of loudspeakers on the Samsung UE40K5500. It is possible that it does not have any loudspeakers.

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.

Does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, but the LG 43LH590 and the Samsung UE40K5500 have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
Does not have an on/off switch Edit
The LG 49LF590 does not have an on/off switch, but the LG 43LH590 has an on/off switch.
3.6mm thicker Edit
The LG 49LF590 has a depth of 58.7mm, however the LG 43LH590 is an 81.5mm thick TV (22.8mm thicker) and the Samsung UE40K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (3.6mm 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.

£80 more expensive
The LG 49LF590 is more expensive than the Samsung UE40K5500 by £79.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the LG 49LF590, but 3 stores sell the LG 43LH590 and 30 stores sell the Samsung UE40K5500. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Nine months older
The LG 49LF590 is older than the LG 43LH590 by nine months and older than the Samsung UE40K5500 by nine months.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the LG 49LF590 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UE40K5500 is 85% (based on 297 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE40K5500 has a display diagonal of 40", but the LG 43LH590 is a 43" TV (3" larger) and the LG 49LF590 is a 49" TV (9" 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.

£37.25 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Samsung UE40K5500 costs £88.36 to run which is £37.25 more to run than the LG 43LH590. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE40K5500 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 43LH590 is "A++".

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

No reviews found No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

13 months Ago 22 months Ago 13 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 48.07
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 51.11
Purchase price £ 369.00
Total cost of ownership £ 420.11
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 88.36
Purchase price £ 270.00
Total cost of ownership £ 358.36
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.25T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
No data
0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
43" 49"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
450 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
108cm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 101cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Audio

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

Smart TV

Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
3.0 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
 Web OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
30W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 54W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
44kWh
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 75kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 95W

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
 Analog
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner
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+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
 H.265
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
BEST
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
Video Compression Formats
 HEVC
 HEVC
 HEVC
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
BEST
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing
Web Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Web browser

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Sports
 Movie
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
81.5mm 58.7mm 55.1mm
BEST
Weight
8.1kg
BEST
13.1kg 8.6kg
Package Weight
10.3kg
BEST
16.9kg 12.4kg
Weight With Stand
8.4kg
BEST
13.4kg 9.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
218mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 250.7mm
Height (with Stand)
633mm 698mm 604mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
976mm 1,103mm 917.6mm
BEST
Height
583mm 650mm 539.2mm
Width
976mm 1,103mm 917.6mm
Package Height
660mm 760mm 640mm
BEST
Package Width
1,056mm 1,197mm 1,055mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
 Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1 1
RF Port
2 2 2
RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
2
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
 1.4
HDMI Port
2 1 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Technical Details

Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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