Philips 43PFL4609 vs Samsung UE32J5500

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Philips 43PFL4609
Samsung UE32J5500

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
11" larger screen size Edit
The Philips 43PFL4609 has a screen size of 43"", whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 is only a 32"" TV (11" 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.

5 Reasons For
Significantly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400HzHz, whereas the Philips 43PFL4609 is only a 120HzHz motion interpolation frequency TV (280Hz 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.

4W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 is a 20WW RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Philips 43PFL4609 (20WW). 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Philips 43PFL4609 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.

4.5g lighter Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a weight of 4.7kgg, however the Philips 43PFL4609 is a 9.2kgg heavy TV (4.5g 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 by $59
The Samsung UE32J5500 costs $249.99, whereas the Philips 43PFL4609 is $309.00.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
3x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Philips 43PFL4609 has a motion interpolation frequency of 120HzHz, but the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 400HzHz motion interpolation frequency TV (280Hz 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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 43PFL4609 is a 16WW RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the Samsung UE32J5500 (20WW). 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Philips 43PFL4609 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Philips 43PFL4609 is a 9.2kgg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE32J5500 is a 4.7kgg heavy TV (4.5g 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.

More expensive by $59
The Philips 43PFL4609 is $59.01 more expensive than the Samsung UE32J5500.
Older by five months
The Philips 43PFL4609 is five months older than the Samsung UE32J5500.
1 Reason Against
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE32J5500 has a screen size of 32"", however the Philips 43PFL4609 is a 43"" TV (11" 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.

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Display

Screen Size
43"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
120Hz 400Hz
BEST
Comb Filter
 3D
BEST
 3D
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Response Time
9ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
109.2cm 80cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 ATSC
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
TV Band
 UHF
 VHF
 UHF
 VHF
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC

Smart TV

App
 Facebook
 Skype
 Facebook
 Skype
Video App
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
News App
 BBC
 BBC

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data HD
Equaliser Band
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
16W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital AC3
 Digital
 DTS TruSurround
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Digital AC3
 Digital
 DTS TruSurround
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital AC3
 DTS TruSurround
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital AC3
 DTS TruSurround
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
VGA Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Management Features

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

Performance

Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG4-SP
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG4-SP
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
 200 x 200
 200 x 200

Power

Typical Power Consumption
65W 42W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 58kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W
Input Voltage
 120
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 120
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
BEST
66.6mm
Weight
9.2kg 4.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
13.4kg
BEST
6.2kg
Weight (with Stand)
10.5kg
BEST
5.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
BEST
207.6mm
Height (with Stand)
617.22mm 471.6mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
977.9mm 721.4mm
BEST
Height
586.74mm 424.8mm
Width
977.9mm 721.4mm
Packaging Height
660.4mm 522mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
208.3mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,071.9mm
BEST
901mm

Packaging Content

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Weight With Stand
23.15lbs Unknown - Click to provide data
Power
85W Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions
38.5 x 4 x 23.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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