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LG 42LF5800 vs Samsung UN32J4000

LG 42LF5800 vs Samsung UN32J4000

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LG 42LF5800
Samsung UN32J4000

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
10.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a display diagonal of 42", whereas the Samsung UN32J4000 is only a 31.5" TV (10.5" smaller). 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Samsung UN32J4000 (10W). 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.

Internet TV Edit
The LG 42LF5800 supports internet TV, but the Samsung UN32J4000 does not support internet TV. Read more

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

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Wi-Fi Edit
The LG 42LF5800 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung UN32J4000 does not. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Ethernet port Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has an ethernet port, however the Samsung UN32J4000 does not have an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Thinner Edit
LG 42LF5800 is 55.5mm thick. That's 13.5mm thinner than the Samsung UN32J4000 (69mm). 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.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a common interface (CI) slot, however the Samsung UN32J4000 does not have a common interface (CI) slot. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

2 Reasons For
18 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

3 Reasons Against
Less retailers
The LG 42LF5800 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Samsung UN32J4000 is stocked by 19 sellers. 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 21 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).
6 Reasons Against
10.5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 has a display diagonal of 31.5", however the LG 42LF5800 is a 42" TV (10.5" larger). 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.

10W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the LG 42LF5800 (10W). 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.

Does not support internet TV Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 does not support internet TV, however the LG 42LF5800 supports internet TV. Read more

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

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 does not support Wi-Fi, but the LG 42LF5800 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Samsung UN32J4000 does not have an ethernet port, whereas the LG 42LF5800 does. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

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

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Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 5 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 65.27
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.43
Total running cost $ 66.70
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

Display Diagonal
42"
BEST
31.5"
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
107cm
BEST
80cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 DTS
 Digital
 DTS
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby MS10
 Dolby MS10

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
BEST
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
52W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (standby)
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
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 40W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 ASTC
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 ASTC

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
BEST
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
55.5mm
BEST
69mm
Weight
9.2kg 3.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.1kg
Weight With Stand
9.5kg 3.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
218mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
610mm 463.1mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
961mm 745.4mm
BEST
Height
567mm 433.9mm
Width
961mm 745.4mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 503mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 924mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
BEST
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) 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
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
1
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 45
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 95

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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