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5 Best 40 Inch TVs in the US - July 2020

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Updated 25 May 2020
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5 best 40 inch TVs 2020

What 40 Inch TV to Buy in June 2020?

Best Buy Great Price
Samsung PM43H Sony XBR49X800H TCL 43S405 LG 49LF5400 VIZIO E48D0
Samsung PM43H Sony XBR49X800H TCL 43S405 LG 49LF5400 VIZIO E48D0
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43" $499
48.5" $590
54.6" No Price
65" $680
43" No Price
49" $450
43"
30mm
THICK
$208
OVER 5 YEARS
48.5"
57mm
THICK
43"
73.6mm
THICK
$61
OVER 5 YEARS
49"
58.7mm
THICK
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
HD
47.6"
73.91mm
THICK
91
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Running Costs
$210 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$93 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
813 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
20 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
94
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The highest scoring ultra thin TV on the market, with very low running costs and a very good spec. A fully featured and very economical to run 4K 48.5" TV, with an affordable price. It supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring and features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) and local dimming. A breathtakingly economical to run and excellently reviewed 4K 43" TV, with a very good spec and an affordable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has excellent picture quality, good sound quality and it's really good-looking. A stunningly economical to run and fully featured full hd 49" TV, with a low price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this television has excellent picture quality, it's easy to use but it has a bad remote control. It's a very economical to run and classic 47.6", 73.91mm thick television, with a very good spec and a low price. It has an ethernet port and a high frequency rate of 120Hz, supports Wi-Fi and features local dimming.
Sony XBR49X800H size in context LG 49LF5400 size in context
4 Reasons For
43.91mm Thinner
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
User Reviews Are Better
9 Reasons For
4K
34% Higher RMS Rated Power
Screen Mirroring
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Local Dimming
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
Miracast
4 Reasons For
Higher Display Resolution
Better Kagoo Score
Seven Months Newer
Overall Reviews Are Appreciably Better
4 Reasons For
Larger Display Diagonal
Noise Reduction
Cheaper to Run by $150 Over Five Years
Better Brand
7 Reasons For
34% Faster High Frequency Rate
Ultra High (2000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
Local Dimming
Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
$30 Cheaper
7 Reasons Against
Only Full Hd
Smaller Display Diagonal
Half As High Dynamic Contrast Ratio
$105 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 249%
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
Thicker
Not 3D
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $180
Less Retailers
Older by Seven Months
$35 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
6" Smaller Display Diagonal
A Lot Thicker
$30 More Expensive
Less Retailers
2% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
Only Full Hd
A Lot Thicker
Slower High Frequency Rate
10W Lower RMS Rated Power
Not 3D
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Have an Ethernet Port
Worse Kagoo Score
$40 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
Significantly Lower User Review Score
10 Reasons Against
3% Smaller Display Diagonal
43.91mm Thicker
Not 3D
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Over One Year Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 11%
Vastly Lower User Review Score
A Lot Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
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Samsung PM43H

$514.91
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Samsung PM43H

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Samsung PM43H
43"
30mm
THICK
$208
OVER 5 YEARS

The Samsung PM43H has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $514.91 this TV is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung PM43H or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung TV.

Features We Love:
Thinner than average (30mm)
Bright display brightness (500 cd/m²)

The highest scoring ultra thin TV on the market, with very low running costs and a very good spec.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Running Costs
$210 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Samsung PM43H has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung PM43H

43.91mm Thinner

The Samsung PM43H has a thickness of 30, however the LG 49LF5400 is a 58.7mm thick TV (28.7mm thicker), the Sony XBR49X800H is a 57mm thick TV (27mm thicker) and the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 are both 73.91mm thick TVs (43.91mm thicker). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Samsung PM43H has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the LG 49LF5400 scored 84, the Sony XBR49X800H scored 84 and the VIZIO E48D0 scored 83.

More Shops Are Selling It

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.

User Reviews Are Better

Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Samsung PM43H is 100%, whereas the average rating of the LG 49LF5400 is 80% (based on 5 reviews), the average rating of the TCL 43S405 is 91% (based on 812 reviews) and the average rating of the VIZIO E48D0 is 75% (based on 20 reviews).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung PM43H

Only Full Hd

The Samsung PM43H is full hd, and so is the LG 49LF5400, which is 4 times lower display resolution of the Sony XBR49X800H and the TCL 43S405 (4K). More ...

HD Type on a TV refers to the type of high definition image that the TV is capable of displaying (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).

The better the HD type the better the image resolution and the perceived sharpness of the image will be. Images will appear more life like and realistic. This will be more noticeable on a TV with a larger display diagonal.

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Samsung PM43H is a 43 TV, and so does the TCL 43S405. That's 6" smaller than the LG 49LF5400 (49"), 5.5" smaller than the Sony XBR49X800H (48.5") and 4.6" smaller than the VIZIO E48D0 (47.6"). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Half As High Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The Samsung PM43H has a high (3000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, which is half as high dynamic contrast ratio as the VIZIO E48D0 (ultra high). We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the LG 49LF5400, the Sony XBR49X800H and the TCL 43S405 have. More ...

'Contrast Ratio' is a measure of the image contrast that the TV is capable of producing - it is the difference between the brightness of the darkest black and brightest white that the TV can produce. The higher the contrast ratio the better the contrast.

A higher the contrast ratio means that the TV can product darker blacks and brighter whites, resulting in better image quality. So a TV with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 can produce whites which are 1000 times brighter than the darkest black that the TV can produce.

$105 More Expensive

The Samsung PM43H is more expensive than the LG 49LF5400 by $65, more expensive than the TCL 43S405 by $75 and more expensive than the VIZIO E48D0 by $105.

Over One Year Older

The Samsung PM43H is older than the Sony XBR49X800H by seven months and older than the TCL 43S405 by 14 months.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 249%

The running costs of the Samsung PM43H are $208 which is $148 more than the LG 49LF5400, $114 more than the Sony XBR49X800H, $147 more than the TCL 43S405 and $142 more than the VIZIO E48D0 over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Samsung TVs have an average rating of only 94.7%, but LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PM43H in the US is $514.91 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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Sony XBR49X800H

$589.99
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Sony XBR49X800H

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Sony XBR49X800H
48.5"
57mm
THICK
$94
OVER 5 YEARS

The Sony XBR49X800H has a Kagoo Score of 84. However with a price tag of $589.99 this TV is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony XBR49X800H or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony TV.

Features We Love:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Miracast
Supports screen mirroring
Supports Bluetooth
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

A fully featured and very economical to run 4K 48.5" TV, with an affordable price. It supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring and features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) and local dimming.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$93 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony XBR49X800H

4K

The Sony XBR49X800H is 4K (as is the TCL 43S405), whereas the LG 49LF5400 and the Samsung PM43H are both only full hd. More ...

HD Type on a TV refers to the type of high definition image that the TV is capable of displaying (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).

The better the HD type the better the image resolution and the perceived sharpness of the image will be. Images will appear more life like and realistic. This will be more noticeable on a TV with a larger display diagonal.

34% Higher RMS Rated Power

The Sony XBR49X800H is a 20 RMS rated power TV, and so does the VIZIO E48D0. That's 10W higher than the LG 49LF5400 (10W). 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.

Screen Mirroring

The Sony XBR49X800H supports screen mirroring, but the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 do not. More ...

Screen Mirroring on a TV is a system that allows you to view the screen from a computer or mobile phone on your TV.

Screen mirroring on a TV is helpful because it allows you to easily display media and info running on a phone or laptop to a big screen for easy viewing with a minimum of effort.

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony XBR49X800H features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), however the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 do not feature this benefit. More ...

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) on a TV is a system that allows preserves details in the darkest and brightest areas of the screen that are lost using standard display methods.

HDRI on a TV allows for better contrast levels, greater brightness levels and a wider colour palette on films and TV programs. This translates into more natural, true-to-life colours that are closer to how we see them in real life.

Local Dimming

The Sony XBR49X800H features local dimming, and so does the VIZIO E48D0, but the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 do not. More ...

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

Wi-Fi

The Sony XBR49X800H supports Wi-Fi, and so does the VIZIO E48D0, whereas the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 do not. 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.

Bluetooth

The Sony XBR49X800H supports Bluetooth, but the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 do not. More ...

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

Ethernet Port

The Sony XBR49X800H has an ethernet port (as does the VIZIO E48D0), however the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 do not have this feature. 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.

Miracast

The Sony XBR49X800H supports Miracast, but the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 do not. More ...

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting standard formed via Wi-Fi Direct connections in a manner similar to Bluetooth.

TVs with Miracast can use it to stream media from computers and mobile phones at very high quality without the need to attach cables first, making the whole process far easier.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony XBR49X800H

0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Sony XBR49X800H has a display diagonal of 48.5, whereas the LG 49LF5400 is a 49" TV (0.5" larger), the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 are both 43" TVs (5.5" smaller) and the VIZIO E48D0 is a 47.6" TV (0.9" smaller). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Thicker

Sony XBR49X800H is 57 thick. That's 1.7mm thinner than the LG 49LF5400 (58.7mm), 27mm thicker than the Samsung PM43H (30mm) and 16.91mm thinner than the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 (73.91mm). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

Not 3D

The Sony XBR49X800H is not 3D (As do the the LG 49LF5400 and the VIZIO E48D0), however the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 are. More ...

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony XBR49X800H has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the Samsung PM43H scored 86 and the TCL 43S405 scored 86.

More Expensive by $180

The Sony XBR49X800H is $140 more expensive than the LG 49LF5400, $75 more expensive than the Samsung PM43H, $150 more expensive than the TCL 43S405 and $180 more expensive than the VIZIO E48D0.

Less Retailers

The Sony XBR49X800H is only stocked by 6 sellers, whereas the Samsung PM43H is stocked by 7 stores. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by Seven Months

The Sony XBR49X800H is seven months older than the TCL 43S405.

$35 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The Sony XBR49X800H costs $94 to run which is $35 more than the LG 49LF5400, $34 more than the TCL 43S405 and $28 more than the VIZIO E48D0 over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Sony TVs have an average rating of only 86.3%, whereas LG has an average rating of 95%, Samsung has an average rating of 94.7% and VIZIO has an average rating of 87.2%.

The Sony XBR49X800H is 1,096mm wide, 640mm tall, 57mm thick and weighs 12.2kg.

Sony XBR49X800H front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the XBR49X800H in the US is $589.99 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the Sony XBR65X800H (65") for $90.00 more.

TCL 43S405

$440.00
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TCL 43S405

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TCL 43S405
43"
73.6mm
THICK
$61
OVER 5 YEARS

The TCL 43S405 has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $440.00 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the TCL 43S405 or read our article on whether you should buy a TCL TV.

A breathtakingly economical to run and excellently reviewed 4K 43" TV, with a very good spec and an affordable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has excellent picture quality, good sound quality and it's really good-looking.

97
Reviews
813 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that TCL 43S405 has brilliant user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the TCL 43S405

Higher Display Resolution

The TCL 43S405 is 4K, and so is the Sony XBR49X800H, which is 4 times the display resolution of the LG 49LF5400 and the Samsung PM43H (full hd). More ...

HD Type on a TV refers to the type of high definition image that the TV is capable of displaying (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).

The better the HD type the better the image resolution and the perceived sharpness of the image will be. Images will appear more life like and realistic. This will be more noticeable on a TV with a larger display diagonal.

Better Kagoo Score

The TCL 43S405 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the LG 49LF5400 scored 84, the Sony XBR49X800H scored 84 and the VIZIO E48D0 scored 83.

Seven Months Newer

The TCL 43S405 was released three years later than the LG 49LF5400, released 14 months later than the Samsung PM43H, released seven months later than the Sony XBR49X800H and released 18 months later than the VIZIO E48D0

Overall Reviews Are Appreciably Better

Based on 813 reviews, the average review score of the TCL 43S405 is 91%, however the average rating of the VIZIO E48D0 is 75% (based on 20 reviews).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the TCL 43S405

6" Smaller Display Diagonal

The TCL 43S405 is a 43 TV, and so does the Samsung PM43H. That's 6" smaller than the LG 49LF5400 (49"), 5.5" smaller than the Sony XBR49X800H (48.5") and 4.6" smaller than the VIZIO E48D0 (47.6"). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

A Lot Thicker

TCL 43S405 is 73.6 thick, but the LG 49LF5400 is a 58.7mm thick TV (14.9mm thinner), the Samsung PM43H is a 30mm thick TV (43.6mm thinner), the Sony XBR49X800H is a 57mm thick TV (16.6mm thinner) and the VIZIO E48D0 is a 73.91mm thick TV (0.31mm thicker). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

$30 More Expensive

The TCL 43S405 is more expensive than the VIZIO E48D0 by $30.

Less Retailers

Only 1 seller sell the TCL 43S405, whereas 7 sellers sell the Samsung PM43H and 6 stores sell the Sony XBR49X800H. 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.
2% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs over five years of the TCL 43S405 are $61 which is $1 more than the LG 49LF5400. Show assumptions.

Lower User Review Score

The TCL 43S405's average user rating is 91%, however the Samsung PM43H's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

TCL TVs have an average rating of only 63.8%, whereas LG has an average rating of 95%, Samsung has an average rating of 94.7%, Sony has an average rating of 86.3% and VIZIO has an average rating of 87.2%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 43S405 in the US is $440.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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LG 49LF5400

$449.99
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LG 49LF5400

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LG 49LF5400
49"
58.7mm
THICK
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
$60
OVER 5 YEARS

The LG 49LF5400 has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $449.99 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG 49LF5400 or read our article on whether you should buy a LG TV.

Features We Love:
Supports noise reduction
Supports 24p
Energy Star certified

A stunningly economical to run and fully featured full hd 49" TV, with a low price.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the LG 49LF5400

Larger Display Diagonal

The LG 49LF5400 is a 49 TV. That's 6" larger than the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 (43"), 0.5" larger than the Sony XBR49X800H (48.5") and 1.4" larger than the VIZIO E48D0 (47.6"). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Noise Reduction

The LG 49LF5400 supports noise reduction, whereas the Samsung PM43H, the Sony XBR49X800H, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 do not. More ...

Noise reduction helps reduce intrusive audio and visual noise for a clearer and better viewing experience.

Cheaper to Run by $150 Over Five Years

The LG 49LF5400 is $148 cheaper to run than the Samsung PM43H, $35 cheaper to run than the Sony XBR49X800H, $1 cheaper to run than the TCL 43S405 and $6 cheaper to run than the VIZIO E48D0 over five years. More ...

Better Brand

LG TVs have an average rating of 95%, but Samsung only has an average rating of 94.7%, Sony only has an average rating of 86.3%, TCL only has an average rating of 63.8% and VIZIO only has an average rating of 87.2%.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG 49LF5400

Only Full Hd

The LG 49LF5400 is full hd, and so is the Samsung PM43H, which is 4 times lower display resolution of the Sony XBR49X800H and the TCL 43S405 (4K). More ...

HD Type on a TV refers to the type of high definition image that the TV is capable of displaying (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).

The better the HD type the better the image resolution and the perceived sharpness of the image will be. Images will appear more life like and realistic. This will be more noticeable on a TV with a larger display diagonal.

A Lot Thicker

The LG 49LF5400 has a thickness of 58.7, however the Samsung PM43H is a 30mm thick TV (28.7mm thinner), the Sony XBR49X800H is a 57mm thick TV (1.7mm thinner) and the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 are both 73.91mm thick TVs (15.21mm thicker). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

Slower High Frequency Rate

The LG 49LF5400 is a 60 refresh rate TV. That's 60Hz slower than the VIZIO E48D0 (120Hz). More ...

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

10W Lower RMS Rated Power

The LG 49LF5400 has an RMS rated power of 10, however the Sony XBR49X800H and the VIZIO E48D0 are both 20W RMS rated power TVs (10W higher). 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.

Not 3D

The LG 49LF5400 is not 3D (As do the the Sony XBR49X800H and the VIZIO E48D0), whereas the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 are. More ...

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The LG 49LF5400 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung PM43H, the Sony XBR49X800H, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 do. 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

The LG 49LF5400 does not have an ethernet port, however the Samsung PM43H, the Sony XBR49X800H, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO E48D0 have this feature. 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG 49LF5400 has received a Kagoo Score of 84, whereas the Samsung PM43H scored 86 and the TCL 43S405 scored 86.

$40 More Expensive

The LG 49LF5400 is more expensive than the TCL 43S405 by $10 and more expensive than the VIZIO E48D0 by $40.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 shop sell the LG 49LF5400, but 7 stores sell the Samsung PM43H and 6 shops sell the Sony XBR49X800H. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The LG 49LF5400 is older than the Samsung PM43H by 17 months, older than the Sony XBR49X800H by two years, older than the TCL 43S405 by three years and older than the VIZIO E48D0 by 13 months.

Significantly Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the LG 49LF5400 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung PM43H is 100% (based on 1 review) and the TCL 43S405 is 91% (based on 812 reviews).

The LG 49LF5400 is 1,103mm wide, 650mm tall, 58.7mm thick and weighs 13.1kg.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the 49LF5400 in the US is $449.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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VIZIO E48D0

$409.99
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VIZIO E48D0

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VIZIO E48D0
HD
47.6"
73.91mm
THICK
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
$66
OVER 5 YEARS

The VIZIO E48D0 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $409.99 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the VIZIO E48D0 or read our article on whether you should buy a VIZIO TV.

Features We Love:
Supports Wi-Fi
Features local dimming
Ethernet port
Fast high frequency rate (120Hz)
Ambient light sensor

Multiple reviews mentioned that this television has excellent picture quality, it's easy to use but it has a bad remote control. It's a very economical to run and classic 47.6", 73.91mm thick television, with a very good spec and a low price. It has an ethernet port and a high frequency rate of 120Hz, supports Wi-Fi and features local dimming.

92
Reviews
20 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
94
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that VIZIO E48D0 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 75%, based on 20 reviews.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the VIZIO E48D0

34% Faster High Frequency Rate

The VIZIO E48D0 has a high frequency rate of 120. That's 60Hz faster than the LG 49LF5400 (60Hz). More ...

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

Ultra High (2000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The VIZIO E48D0 has an ultra high (2000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, which is twice as high dynamic contrast ratio as the Samsung PM43H (high). We do not know what type of dynamic contrast ratio the LG 49LF5400, the Sony XBR49X800H and the TCL 43S405 have. More ...

'Contrast Ratio' is a measure of the image contrast that the TV is capable of producing - it is the difference between the brightness of the darkest black and brightest white that the TV can produce. The higher the contrast ratio the better the contrast.

A higher the contrast ratio means that the TV can product darker blacks and brighter whites, resulting in better image quality. So a TV with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 can produce whites which are 1000 times brighter than the darkest black that the TV can produce.

A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power

The VIZIO E48D0 has an RMS rated power of 20 (as does the Sony XBR49X800H), but the LG 49LF5400 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W lower). 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.

Local Dimming

The VIZIO E48D0 features local dimming (as does the Sony XBR49X800H), but the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

Wi-Fi

The VIZIO E48D0 supports Wi-Fi (as does the Sony XBR49X800H), whereas the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 do not support this feature. 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

The VIZIO E48D0 has an ethernet port, and so does the Sony XBR49X800H, however the LG 49LF5400, the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 do not. 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.

$30 Cheaper

The VIZIO E48D0 costs $40 less than the LG 49LF5400, costs $104.92 less than the Samsung PM43H, costs $180 less than the Sony XBR49X800H and costs $30.01 less than the TCL 43S405.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the VIZIO E48D0

3% Smaller Display Diagonal

The VIZIO E48D0 is a 47.6 TV. That's 1.4" smaller than the LG 49LF5400 (49"), 4.6" larger than the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 (43") and 0.9" smaller than the Sony XBR49X800H (48.5"). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

43.91mm Thicker

VIZIO E48D0 is 73.91 thick, but the LG 49LF5400 is a 58.7mm thick TV (15.21mm thinner), the Samsung PM43H is a 30mm thick TV (43.91mm thinner), the Sony XBR49X800H is a 57mm thick TV (16.91mm thinner) and the TCL 43S405 is a 73.6mm thick TV (0.31mm thinner). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

Not 3D

The VIZIO E48D0 is not 3D (As do the the LG 49LF5400 and the Sony XBR49X800H), however the Samsung PM43H and the TCL 43S405 are. More ...

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Worse Kagoo Score

The VIZIO E48D0 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, however the LG 49LF5400 scored 84, the Samsung PM43H scored 86, the Sony XBR49X800H scored 84 and the TCL 43S405 scored 86.

Less Retailers

Only 1 shop sell the VIZIO E48D0, whereas 7 stores sell the Samsung PM43H and 6 shops sell the Sony XBR49X800H. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over One Year Older

The VIZIO E48D0 is older than the Samsung PM43H by four months, older than the Sony XBR49X800H by 11 months and older than the TCL 43S405 by 18 months.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 11%

The running costs over five years of the VIZIO E48D0 are $66 which is $6 more than the LG 49LF5400 and $5 more than the TCL 43S405. Show assumptions.

Vastly Lower User Review Score

The VIZIO E48D0's average user rating is only 75%, however the LG 49LF5400's is 80% (based on 5 reviews), the Samsung PM43H's is 100% (based on 1 review) and the TCL 43S405's is 91% (based on 812 reviews).

A Lot Lower Overall Review Score

The VIZIO E48D0's average overall rating is only 75%, however the TCL 43S405's is 91% (based on 813 reviews).

Worse Brand

VIZIO TVs have an average rating of only 87.2%, whereas LG has an average rating of 95% and Samsung has an average rating of 94.7%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the E48D0 in the US is $409.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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