LG 49LW540 vs Samsung UN48J5500

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LG 49LW540
Samsung UN48J5500

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Reasons For

1 Reason 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

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 Reasons For
Smart TV Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 supports smart TV, but the LG 49LW540 does not. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Two more HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UN48J5500 is three, but the LG 49LW540 only has one HDMI ports quantity. 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 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.

7% lighter Edit
The Samsung UN48J5500 has a weight of 11.3kg. That's 726g lighter than the LG 49LW540 (11.3kg). 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

4 Reasons Against
Does not support smart TV Edit
The LG 49LW540 does not support smart TV, however the Samsung UN48J5500 supports smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Two less HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 49LW540 is a one HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UN48J5500 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. 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 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.

Heavier Edit
LG 49LW540 is 12kg heavy. That's 726g heavier than the Samsung UN48J5500 (11.3kg). 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 display diagonal 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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Over one year older
The Samsung UN48J5500 is older than the LG 49LW540 by 16 months.

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Date Released

8 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 57.16
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 59.42
Purchase price $ 675.00
Total cost of ownership $ 734.42
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
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
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
 Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

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

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
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

Design

LED Indicators
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 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

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

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

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback