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LG 49LW540 vs Samsung UN48J5500

LG 49LW540 vs Samsung UN48J5500

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LG 49LW540
Samsung UN48J5500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
3% larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 49LW540 is a 49" TV. That's 1.4" larger than the Samsung UN48J5500 (47.6"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

$20 cheaper
The LG 49LW540 is $19.98 cheaper than the Samsung UN48J5500.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
1 Reason For
Quite thinner Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 66mm thick TV, whereas the LG 49LW540 is a 71mm 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
5mm thicker Edit
The LG 49LW540 has a depth of 71mm, however the Samsung UN48J5500 is a 66mm 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.

4 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 47.6" TV. That's 1.4" smaller than the LG 49LW540 (47.6"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

$20 more expensive
The Samsung UN48J5500 is more expensive than the LG 49LW540 by $19.98.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Samsung UN48J5500, however 6 stores sell the LG 49LW540. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Five months older
The Samsung UN48J5500 is older than the LG 49LW540 by five months.

Awards

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

12 months Ago 16 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 60.33
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.39
Total running cost $ 62.72
Purchase price $ 579.99
Total cost of ownership $ 642.71
Details
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Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Display Diagonal
49"
BEST
47.6"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
BEST
 1000000:1
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
48W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 118W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Picture Processing Technology
 LG Triple XD Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 LG Triple XD Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
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 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Cleaning Cloth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cleaning cloth
Cables Included
 HDMI
 AC
 HDMI
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
BEST
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
 Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
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
Width
1,107mm 1,077mm
Package Height
774mm 747mm
BEST
Package Width
1,196mm
BEST
1,313mm

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Port
1 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Remote (IR) Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 1

Technical Details

RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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