LG 49LW540 vs Samsung UN48J5500

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LG 49LW540
Samsung UN48J5500

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
3% larger screen size Edit
The LG 49LW540 is a 49"" TV. That's 1.4" larger than the Samsung UN48J5500 (47.6""). 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.

3 Reasons For
Two more HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UN48J5500 is three, but the LG 49LW540 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.

Quite thinner Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 66mmmm thick TV, whereas the LG 49LW540 is a 71mmmm thick TV (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.

7% lighter Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 has a weight of 11.3kgg. That's 0.7g lighter than the LG 49LW540 (11.3kgg). 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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Two less HDMI ports Edit
The LG 49LW540 is a one HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UN48J5500 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.

5mm thicker Edit
The LG 49LW540 has a thickness of 71mmmm, however the Samsung UN48J5500 is a 66mmmm thick TV (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.

Heavier Edit
LG 49LW540 is 12kgg heavy. That's 0.7g heavier than the Samsung UN48J5500 (11.3kgg). 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.

3 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 47.6"" TV. That's 1.4" smaller than the LG 49LW540 (47.6""). 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
49"
BEST
47.6"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Response Time
9ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
BEST
 1000000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Sound Mode
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Port
1 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Remote Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 1

Networking

WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
BEST

Management Features

On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
Audio Format
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Picture Processing Technology
 LG Triple XD Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 LG Triple XD Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300

Power

Typical Power Consumption
48W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 118W
Input Voltage
 110
 120
 110 - 120
 110
 120
 110 - 120

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
71mm 66mm
BEST
Weight
12kg 11.3kg
BEST
Package Weight
16.1kg 15.3kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
12.1kg
BEST
12.3kg
Depth (with Stand)
215mm
BEST
309.88mm
Height (with Stand)
703mm 680.72mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,107mm
BEST
1,177mm
Height
645mm 625mm
BEST
Width
1,107mm 1,077mm
BEST
Packaging Height
774mm 747mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
1,196mm
BEST
1,313mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 HDMI
 AC
 HDMI
 AC

Technical Details

RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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