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LG 42LF652 vs Sony KDL-43W809

LG 42LF652 vs Sony KDL-43W809

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LG 42LF652
Sony KDL-43W809

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A little thinner Edit
LG 42LF652 is 54.5mm thick, but the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 59mm 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.

£1 cheaper
The LG 42LF652 costs £0.01 less than the Sony KDL-43W809.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
17% cheaper to run
The LG 42LF652 is £15.63 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-43W809 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 42LF652 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KDL-43W809 is "A+".
3 Reasons For
3% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 43" TV. That's 1" larger than the LG 42LF652 (43"). 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.

10% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz faster than the LG 42LF652 (1,000Hz). 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-43W809 is "A+", whereas the rating of the LG 42LF652 is "A+".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 42LF652 is a 42" TV. That's 1" smaller than the Sony KDL-43W809 (43"). 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.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The LG 42LF652 is a 900Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz slower than the Sony KDL-43W809 (1,000Hz). 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.

4 Reasons Against
4.5mm thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has a depth of 59mm, however the LG 42LF652 is a 54.5mm 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.

£1 more expensive
The Sony KDL-43W809 is more expensive than the LG 42LF652 by £0.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the Sony KDL-43W809, but 2 sellers sell the LG 42LF652. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More expensive to run over five years by 21%
The running costs of the Sony KDL-43W809 are £91.17 which is £15.63 more than the LG 42LF652 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

26 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 75.54
Purchase price £ 398.99
Total cost of ownership £ 474.53
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 490.17
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
900Hz 1,000Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 720i
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 720i
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
900 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
107cm 108cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
2.0 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On-screen display for external input
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps
HDMI in
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
46W
BEST
55W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
76kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 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-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 DTS
 WAV
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 DTS
 WAV
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
 24p
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
 Smartphones being used as a remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
BEST
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Cinema
 Animation
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Cinema
 Animation
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
54.5mm
BEST
59mm
Weight
9.6kg
BEST
10.9kg
Package Weight
14kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
12.1kg 11.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
606mm 602mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
960mm
BEST
962mm
Height
567mm 565mm
Width
960mm 962mm
Package Height
660mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,060mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
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
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
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
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clear Phase technology
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Wide mode
Audio Codecs
AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM, DTS, RA, WMA Unknown - Click to provide data
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