Philips 32PFH4100 vs Samsung UE32J5500

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Philips 32PFH4100
Samsung UE32J5500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has an annual energy consumption of 51kWh, but the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 58kWh annual energy consumption TV (7kWh 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.

£11.22 cheaper to run
Over five years the Philips 32PFH4100 only costs £57.91 to run whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 costs £69.13 to run (19% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Philips 32PFH4100 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Samsung UE32J5500 has a rating of "A".
12 Reasons For
Vastly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, however the Philips 32PFH4100 is only a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (300Hz 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.

Smart TV Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 supports smart TV, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 does not support smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Internet TV Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has an internet TV, however the Philips 32PFH4100 does not have an internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

20% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Philips 32PFH4100 (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.

Common interface (CI) Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a common interface (CI), whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 does not have a common interface (CI). 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.

One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Samsung UE32J5500 is two, but the Philips 32PFH4100 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 only has two 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a wi-Fi, but the Philips 32PFH4100 does not. Read more

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

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has an ethernet LAN, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 does not have an ethernet LAN.
16% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a depth of 66.6mm. That's 10.4mm thinner than the Philips 32PFH4100 (66.6mm). 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.

100g lighter Edit
Samsung UE32J5500 is 4.7kg heavy, but the Philips 32PFH4100 is a 4.8kg heavy TV (100g 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 UE32J5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
Significantly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has a motion interpolation frequency of 100Hz, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (300Hz 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.

Does not support smart TV Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 does not support smart TV, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 supports smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not have an internet TV Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 does not have an internet TV, however the Samsung UE32J5500 has an internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

4W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the Samsung UE32J5500 (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.

Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 does not have a common interface (CI), whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 has a common interface (CI). 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.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Samsung UE32J5500 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Only two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Philips 32PFH4100 is two, but the Samsung UE32J5500 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.

Does not have a wi-Fi Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 does not have a wi-Fi, but the Samsung UE32J5500 has a wi-Fi. Read more

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

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 does not have an ethernet LAN, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 does.
10.4mm thicker Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 is a 77mm thick TV. That's 10.4mm thicker than the Samsung UE32J5500 (66.6mm). 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.

Marginally heavier Edit
The Philips 32PFH4100 has a weight of 4.8kg, however the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 4.7kg heavy TV (100g 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.

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2 Reasons Against
7kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has an annual energy consumption of 58kWh, whereas the Philips 32PFH4100 is a 51kWh annual energy consumption TV (7kWh 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.

Higher running costs over five years by £11.22
The Samsung UE32J5500 costs £69.13 to run which is £11.22 more to run than the Philips 32PFH4100 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 56.08
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 57.91
Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 69.13
Purchase price £ 229.99
Total cost of ownership £ 299.12
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.29T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
32" 32"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Display Brightness
200 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
80cm 80cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
BEST
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix

Audio

RMS Rated Power
16W 20W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
 Auto volume leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Personal
 Natural
 Cinema
 Standard
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Personal
 Natural
 Cinema
 Standard
 Game
 Movie
 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)
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
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
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indication
 Signal strength indication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 100 x 100
 100 x 100
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
35W
BEST
42W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
51kWh
BEST
58kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
77mm 66.6mm
BEST
Weight
4.8kg 4.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
7.3kg 6.2kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
5.1kg 5.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 207.6mm
Height (with Stand)
464mm
BEST
471.6mm
Width (with Stand)
726mm 721.4mm
BEST
Height
425mm 424.8mm
Width
726mm 721.4mm
Package Height
510mm
BEST
522mm
Package Width
850mm
BEST
901mm

Packaging Content

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

Operational Conditions

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

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback