LG 43LF6300 vs Samsung UN40J5200

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LG 43LF6300
Samsung UN40J5200

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The LG 43LF6300 is a 43"" TV. That's 3" larger than the Samsung UN40J5200 (40""). 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The LG 43LF6300 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UN40J5200 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The LG 43LF6300 has three HDMI ports, however the Samsung UN40J5200 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.

Slightly thinner Edit
LG 43LF6300 is 55.1mmmm thick, but the Samsung UN40J5200 is a 58.42mmmm thick TV (3.32mm 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.

3 Reasons For
Two RF ports Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UN40J5200 is two, but the LG 43LF6300 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.

11 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung UN40J5200 is 94%, however the average rating of the LG 43LF6300 is 93% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
One less RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the LG 43LF6300 is one, but the Samsung UN40J5200 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.

Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the LG 43LF6300, whereas 12 shops sell the Samsung UN40J5200. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Ten months older
The LG 43LF6300 is older than the Samsung UN40J5200 by ten months.
A bit Lower user review Score
The LG 43LF6300's average user rating is 93%, however the Samsung UN40J5200's is 94% (based on 13 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
A bit smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UN40J5200 has a screen size of 40"", whereas the LG 43LF6300 is a 43"" TV (3" 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.

Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UN40J5200 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 43LF6300 only has three 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UN40J5200 has two HDMI ports, however the LG 43LF6300 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.

6% thicker Edit
Samsung UN40J5200 is 58.42mmmm thick. That's 3.32mm thicker than the LG 43LF6300 (58.42mmmm). 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.

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 12 months Ago

Display

Screen Size
43"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
120Hz 60Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 TruMotion
 TruMotion
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
BEST
 1080i
 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
Tuner
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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

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

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

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPS
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 50W
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 85W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.1mm
BEST
58.42mm
Weight
10.2kg
BEST
6.4kg
Package Weight
14.7kg
BEST
9.5kg
Weight (with Stand)
12.7kg
BEST
7.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
BEST
287.02mm
Height (with Stand)
625mm 589.28mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
973mm 922.02mm
BEST
Height
573mm 523.24mm
Width
973mm 922.02mm
Packaging Height
655mm 619.76mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
1,050mm
BEST
1,150.62mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 HDMI
 AC
 HDMI
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