Samsung UE48J5600 vs Sony KDL-48R553

Samsung UE48J5600
Sony KDL-48R553

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE48J5600 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Sony KDL-48R553 (10W). 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 RF ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE48J5600 is a two RF ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KDL-48R553 only has one RF ports quantity. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UE48J5600 is three, but the Sony KDL-48R553 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.

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Edit
The Samsung UE48J5600 has an electronic Programme Guide (EPG), however the Sony KDL-48R553 does not have an electronic Programme Guide (EPG).
5 Reasons For
25kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-48R553 has an annual energy consumption of 67kWh, whereas the Samsung UE48J5600 is a 92kWh annual energy consumption TV (25kWh 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.

4% thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-48R553 has a depth of 65mm. That's 2.1mm thinner than the Samsung UE48J5600 (65mm). 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.

900g lighter Edit
Sony KDL-48R553 is 10.4kg heavy, but the Samsung UE48J5600 is an 11.3kg heavy TV (900g 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.

Cheaper to run by £30.84
Over five years the Sony KDL-48R553 is £30.84 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE48J5600. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-48R553 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the Samsung UE48J5600 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE48J5600 has an annual energy consumption of 92kWh, but the Sony KDL-48R553 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV (25kWh 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.

Thicker Edit
The Samsung UE48J5600 is a 67.1mm thick TV. That's 2.1mm thicker than the Sony KDL-48R553 (65mm). 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.

A bit heavier Edit
The Samsung UE48J5600 has a weight of 11.3kg, however the Sony KDL-48R553 is a 10.4kg heavy TV (900g 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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£30.84 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UE48J5600 are £107.59 which is £30.84 more than the Sony KDL-48R553. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE48J5600 is "A+", but the rating of the Sony KDL-48R553 is "A++".
5 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-48R553 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Samsung UE48J5600 (10W). 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 RF ports quantity Edit
The Sony KDL-48R553 has one RF ports quantity, however the Samsung UE48J5600 only has two RF ports quantitys. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Only two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KDL-48R553 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE48J5600 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 an electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Edit
The Sony KDL-48R553 does not have an electronic Programme Guide (EPG), whereas the Samsung UE48J5600 has an electronic Programme Guide (EPG).
Older by one month
The Sony KDL-48R553 is one month older than the Samsung UE48J5600.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

22 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 105.76
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 107.59
Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 319.00
Total cost of ownership £ 395.75
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.53T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 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
48" 48"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
121cm 121cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
SCART Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Photo
 Animation
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Photo
 Animation
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
BEST
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
27 32
BEST

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 AVC
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 MP4
 WMA
 MP3
 MP4
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 JPEG XR
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise
 BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
66W 46W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
92kWh 67kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
127W 74W
BEST

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
67.1mm 65mm
BEST
Weight
11.3kg 10.4kg
BEST
Package Weight
15.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
12.3kg 11kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
310.5mm 201mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
681.3mm 672mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,076.1mm
BEST
1,089mm
Height
624.4mm 638mm
Width
1,076.1mm 1,089mm
Package Height
748mm 732mm
BEST
Package Width
1,313mm 1,187mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Installation Guide
 Quick installation guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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