LG 42LF5800 vs Samsung UN32J4000

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LG 42LF5800
Samsung UN32J4000

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
10" larger screen size Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a screen size of 42"", whereas the Samsung UN32J4000 is only a 32"" TV (10" 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a 20WW RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Samsung UN32J4000 (10WW). 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 more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UN32J4000 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.

Three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has three HDMI ports, however the Samsung UN32J4000 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.

Thinner Edit
LG 42LF5800 is 55.5mmmm thick. That's 13.5mm thinner than the Samsung UN32J4000 (69mmmm). 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
Lighter Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 has a weight of 3.7kgg, however the LG 42LF5800 is a 9.2kgg heavy TV (5.5g 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.

21 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better user reviews
Based on 3 user reviews, the average review score of the Samsung UN32J4000 is 93%, but the average rating of the LG 42LF5800 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
5.5g heavier Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a 9.2kgg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UN32J4000 is a 3.7kgg heavy TV (5.5g 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.

Less retailers
The LG 42LF5800 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Samsung UN32J4000 is stocked by 22 shops. 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 over one year
The LG 42LF5800 is 19 months older than the Samsung UN32J4000.
User review Rating is Worse
The LG 42LF5800's average user score is 87%, however the Samsung UN32J4000's is 93% (based on 3 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
10" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 has a screen size of 32"", however the LG 42LF5800 is a 42"" TV (10" 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.

10W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 is a 10WW RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the LG 42LF5800 (10WW). 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 less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 has one USB 2.0 port, however the LG 42LF5800 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 number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UN32J4000 is two, but the LG 42LF5800 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.

13.5mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 is a 69mmmm thick TV. That's 13.5mm thicker than the LG 42LF5800 (69mmmm). 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

21 months Ago 2 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 63.19
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.39
Total running cost $ 64.58
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
42"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
107cm 80cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1366 x 768
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Operating System
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 AVI
 ASF
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 AVI
 ASF
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
 JPG
 JPG
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 400 x 400
 400 x 400

Power

Typical Power Consumption
52W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
76kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
AC Input Frequency
 60
 60
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 40W

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.5mm
BEST
69mm
Weight
9.2kg 3.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.5kg
Weight (with Stand)
9.5kg 3.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
218mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
610mm 463.1mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
961mm 745.4mm
BEST
Height
567mm 442.2mm
BEST
Width
961mm 745.4mm
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 503mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 924mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240A
Cable Included
 AC
 AC

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 45
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 95
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