LG 49LF5400 vs Samsung UN48J5000

LG 49LF5400
Samsung UN48J5000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Slightly larger screen size Edit
The LG 49LF5400 has a screen size of 49"", whereas the Samsung UN48J5000 is only a 47.6"" TV (1.4" 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.

4% thinner Edit
LG 49LF5400 is 58.7mmmm thick. That's 2.3mm thinner than the Samsung UN48J5000 (61mmmm). 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.

Vastly better user reviews
The average user review score of the LG 49LF5400 is 100% based on 1 review, however the average rating of the Samsung UN48J5000 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
5 Reasons For
50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UN48J5000 is a 20WW RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 49LF5400 (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.

Two RF ports Edit
The Samsung UN48J5000 has two RF ports, however the LG 49LF5400 only has one RF port. 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.

Two HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UN48J5000 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas 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.

Cheaper by $50
The Samsung UN48J5000 is $50.04 cheaper than the LG 49LF5400.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49LF5400 is a 10WW RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Samsung UN48J5000 (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.

Only one RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the LG 49LF5400 is one, but the Samsung UN48J5000 only has two RF ports. 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 one HDMI port Edit
The LG 49LF5400 has one HDMI port, however the Samsung UN48J5000 only has two 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.

More expensive by $50
The LG 49LF5400 is $50.04 more expensive than the Samsung UN48J5000.
Less retailers
The LG 49LF5400 is only stocked by 5 stores, whereas the Samsung UN48J5000 is stocked by 7 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by nine months
The LG 49LF5400 is nine months older than the Samsung UN48J5000.
3 Reasons Against
1.4" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UN48J5000 has a screen size of 47.6"", but the LG 49LF5400 is a 49"" TV (1.4" 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.

Thicker Edit
The Samsung UN48J5000 has a thickness of 61mmmm. That's 2.3mm thicker than the LG 49LF5400 (61mmmm). 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.

User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung UN48J5000 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the LG 49LF5400 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average User Rating

Date Released

20 months Ago 11 months Ago

Display

Screen Size
49"
BEST
47.6"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Refresh Rate
60Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
 4:3
 Zoom
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
124.4cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

RF Port
1 2
BEST
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
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
Composite Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Performance

Audio Format
 MP3
 MP3
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 63W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 105W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
58.7mm
BEST
61mm
Weight
13.1kg
BEST
9.5kg
Package Weight
16.9kg 14.1kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
13.4kg 10.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
BEST
310mm
Height (with Stand)
698mm 696mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,103mm 1,100mm
BEST
Height
650mm 630mm
BEST
Width
1,103mm 1,100mm
BEST
Packaging Height
760mm 746.7mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,338.6mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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