LG 49LF5400 vs Samsung UE32J5500

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LG 49LF5400
Samsung UE32J5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The LG 49LF5400 is a 49"" TV. That's 17" larger than the Samsung UE32J5500 (32""). 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.

Thinner Edit
LG 49LF5400 is 58.7mmmm thick, but the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 66.6mmmm thick TV (7.9mm 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.

Available from 3 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.
User reviews are better
Based on 1 user review, the LG 49LF5400 has an average review score of 100%, however the Samsung UE32J5500 has an average rating of 91% (based on 390 reviews).
4 Reasons For
A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has an RMS rated power of 20WW, but the LG 49LF5400 is only a 10WW 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 USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 49LF5400 only has one USB 2.0 port. 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.

Two more HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has three HDMI ports, however the LG 49LF5400 only has one HDMI port. 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.

$125 cheaper
The Samsung UE32J5500 costs $124.98 less than the LG 49LF5400.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LF5400 has an RMS rated power of 10WW, but the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 20WW 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 USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 49LF5400 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 only has two USB 2.0 ports. 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.

Two less HDMI ports Edit
The LG 49LF5400 has one HDMI port, however the Samsung UE32J5500 only has three HDMI ports. 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.

$125 more expensive
The LG 49LF5400 is more expensive than the Samsung UE32J5500 by $124.98.
Three months older
The LG 49LF5400 is older than the Samsung UE32J5500 by three months.
4 Reasons Against
54% smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 is a 32"" TV. That's 17" smaller than the LG 49LF5400 (32""). 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE32J5500 is 66.6mmmm thick, but the LG 49LF5400 is a 58.7mmmm thick TV (7.9mm 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.

Less retailers
Only 1 seller sell the Samsung UE32J5500, whereas 4 shops sell the LG 49LF5400. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Lower user review Score
The Samsung UE32J5500's average user rating is 91%, however the LG 49LF5400's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 18 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

No data No data

Display

Screen Size
49"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Refresh Rate
60Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustment
 4:3
 Zoom
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
124.4cm 80cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
News App
 BBC
 BBC

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround HD
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 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 Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
1 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Composite Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Audio Format
 MP3
 MP3
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 42W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 58kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
58.7mm
BEST
66.6mm
Weight
13.1kg
BEST
4.7kg
Package Weight
16.9kg
BEST
6.2kg
Weight (with Stand)
13.4kg
BEST
5.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
BEST
207.6mm
Height (with Stand)
698mm 471.6mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,103mm
BEST
721.4mm
Height
650mm 424.8mm
Width
1,103mm 721.4mm
Packaging Height
760mm 522mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
901mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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