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Home TVs 5 Best 4K TVs in the US - February 2020

5 Best 4K TVs in the US - February 2020

Matthew
Updated 14 January 2020
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5 best 4K TVs 2020

What 4K TV to Buy in February 2020?

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Samsung UN50NU6900 VIZIO D50E1 LG 55SM8600PUA TCL 43S405 Sony XBR49X800G
Samsung UN50NU6900 VIZIO D50E1 LG 55SM8600PUA TCL 43S405 Sony XBR49X800G
$252.94 Buy Now
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$386.20 Buy Now
Walmart
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$546.00 Buy Now
BuyDig
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$240.00 Buy Now
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$448.00 Buy Now
Datavision Computer Video
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43" No Price
49.5" $253
54.6" $321
65" $443
74.5" $848
49" $547
55" $546
65" $749
43" $398
48.5" $448
54.6" No Price
65" $650
49.5"
50.8mm
THICK
50"
76mm
THICK
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
55"
63.6mm
THICK
43"
73.6mm
THICK
$64
OVER 5 YEARS
48.5"
57mm
THICK
98
Reviews
2,118 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$95 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
45 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
13 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
812 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The highest scoring 50 inch TV available, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app and supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's really good-looking. Our review analysis indicates that this TV has good picture quality, it's very good-looking and well made. It's a classic and very economical to run 4K 50" TV, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It supports Wi-Fi and has an ethernet port. A very economical to run and extremely highly rated 4K 55" television, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Picture-in-Picture. Multiple reviews mentioned that this television has a good 4k picture. The cheapest 4K TV available, with a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has very good picture quality, good sound quality and it's very good-looking. A very economical to run and fully featured 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.
VIZIO D50E1 size in context Sony XBR49X800G size in context
17 Reasons For
A Lot Thinner
Screen Mirroring
Smartphone Remote App
Game Mode
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Digital Clean View
Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
Wi-Fi Direct
Better Kagoo Score
User Reviews Are Moderately Better
Overall Reviews Are Moderately Better
More Customers Recommend it
More Nicely Designed
Easier to Use
Has a Better Picture Quality
Has Better Sound Quality
3 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
More Reasonably Priced
19 Reasons For
18% Larger Display Diagonal
80Hz Faster High Frequency Rate
Screen Mirroring
Parental Controls
Smartphone Remote App
Game Mode
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Local Dimming
USB Recording
Noise Reduction
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
Miracast
Picture-in-Picture
Voice Control
Desktop Stand Included
One More Award
Better Brand
6 Reasons For
$13 Cheaper
Cheaper to Run by $43 Over Five Years
A Better Size
Better Nice Technical Features
A Better Smart TV
Has a Better Useful Remote Control
8 Reasons For
Screen Mirroring
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Local Dimming
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
Miracast
More Shops Are Selling it
11 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
Not 3D
$13 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
49% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Worse Brand
Has a Worse Price
Worse in Terms of Size
Has Useful Technical Features
Has Worse Smart Features
Has a Worse Remote Control
13 Reasons Against
Slightly Smaller Display Diagonal
25% Thicker
Not 3D
A Lot Slower High Frequency Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $146
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over One Year
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $43
User Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Worse Brand
Worse At Producing a High Quality Image
10 Reasons Against
12.8mm Thicker
Not 3D
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $306
Not As Many Stockists
Older by One Year
$42 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
User Review Rating is Slightly Worse
Overall Review Rating is Slightly Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
14 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
24% Thicker
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Over One Year Older
A Bit Lower User Review Score
A Bit Lower Overall Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Has a Worse Price
Less Thoughtfully Designed
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Picture Quality
Worse At Producing High Quality Sound
9 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
10% Thicker
Not 3D
Vastly Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $208
Older by Over One Year
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $35
Worse Brand
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Samsung UN50NU6900

$252.94
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Samsung UN50NU6900

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Samsung UN50NU6900
49.5"
50.8mm
THICK
$95
OVER 5 YEARS

The Samsung UN50NU6900 has a Kagoo Score of 89 and is 4K Ultra HD. With a price tag of $252.94 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung UN50NU6900 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung TV.

Features We Love:
4K
Thinner than average (50.8mm)
Game mode
Supports Wi-Fi
Smartphone remote app

The highest scoring 50 inch TV available, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app and supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's really good-looking.

98
Reviews
2,118 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$95 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Samsung UN50NU6900 has exceptional user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this television to others.

17 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung UN50NU6900

A Lot Thinner

The Samsung UN50NU6900 is a 50.8 thick TV, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 63.6mm thick TV (12.8mm thicker), the Sony XBR49X800G is a 57mm thick TV (6.2mm thicker), the TCL 43S405 is a 73.6mm thick TV (22.8mm thicker) and the VIZIO D50E1 is a 76mm thick TV (25.2mm 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.

Screen Mirroring

The Samsung UN50NU6900 supports screen mirroring (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the Sony XBR49X800G), whereas the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not support this feature. 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.

Smartphone Remote App

The Samsung UN50NU6900 has a smartphone remote app, and so does the LG 55SM8600PUA, but the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

Game Mode

The Samsung UN50NU6900 has a game mode, and so does the LG 55SM8600PUA, whereas the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not. More ...

'Game Mode' on a TV is a specialist mode that scales down the graphical fidelity of the video in order to free up processing power for response time.

In effect this trades slightly worse graphical capabilities for lessened input lag, meaning a smoother, more responsive experience when gaming.

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Samsung UN50NU6900 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the Sony XBR49X800G, but the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not. 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.

Digital Clean View

The Samsung UN50NU6900 supports Digital Clean View, but the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not support this feature. More ...

'Digital Clean View' is a function on Smart TVs that reduced the noise from low-quality signals.

Using Digital Clean View can drastically improve the picture quality on both analogue and digital signals by removing as much noise and blurring as possible from the picture.

Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN50NU6900 supports Wi-Fi (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Sony XBR49X800G and the VIZIO D50E1), however the TCL 43S405 does 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 Samsung UN50NU6900 has an ethernet port, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Sony XBR49X800G and the VIZIO D50E1, but the TCL 43S405 does 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.

Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UN50NU6900 supports Wi-Fi Direct, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not. More ...

Wi-Fi Direct is a system to allow your TV to connect directly to other device without requiring a wireless router as a go-between.

Wi-Fi Direct is helpful on a TV because it allows a TV to connect to another device (such as a computer or phone) directly, meaning there is far less setup required - the devices just need to be 'paired' (normally at a press of a button) and the y can transfer data between each other. This is extremely useful for streaming media onto your TV from a computer or phone.

Better Kagoo Score

The Samsung UN50NU6900 has received a Kagoo Score of 89, but the LG 55SM8600PUA scored 87, the Sony XBR49X800G scored 85, the TCL 43S405 scored 86 and the VIZIO D50E1 scored 87.

User Reviews Are Moderately Better

The average user review score of the Samsung UN50NU6900 is 92% based on 2,117 reviews, but the average rating of the LG 55SM8600PUA is 90% (based on 12 reviews), the average rating of the TCL 43S405 is 91% (based on 812 reviews) and the average rating of the VIZIO D50E1 is 91% (based on 45 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Moderately Better

The average overall review score of the Samsung UN50NU6900 is 92% based on 2,117 reviews, but the average rating of the LG 55SM8600PUA is 90% (based on 14 reviews), the average rating of the TCL 43S405 is 91% (based on 812 reviews) and the average rating of the VIZIO D50E1 is 91% (based on 45 reviews).

More Customers Recommend it

93.5% of 2,117 customers recommend the Samsung UN50NU6900, however only 61.1% of 18 customers recommend the LG 55SM8600PUA and only 87.1% of 822 customers recommend the TCL 43S405.

More Nicely Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 was more nicely designed. More than 50 people thought that it was really good-looking and several people thought that it was also well designed and smooth.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Samsung UN50NU6900 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 was easier to use. More than 30 people thought that it was really easy to setup and to use. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it was really easy to assemble, had outstanding controls and had a good interface.

Has a Better Picture Quality

On average reviewers thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 has a better picture quality. More than 300 people thought that it had superb picture quality and over 20 people thought that it also had a good 4k picture and had good colour saturation. More than 10 people also thought that it had a brilliant screen and several people thought that it also had a very sharp image, was excellent for playing games on and had good High Dynamic Range (HDR).

Has Better Sound Quality

The Samsung UN50NU6900 reviewers thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 has better sound quality. Over 90 people thought that it had brilliant sound quality.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung UN50NU6900

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Samsung UN50NU6900 is a 49.5 TV. That's 5.5" smaller than the LG 55SM8600PUA (55"), 1" larger than the Sony XBR49X800G (48.5"), 6.5" larger than the TCL 43S405 (43") and 0.5" smaller than the VIZIO D50E1 (50"). 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.

Not 3D

The Samsung UN50NU6900 is not 3D (As do the the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Sony XBR49X800G and the VIZIO D50E1), but the TCL 43S405 is. 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.

$13 More Expensive

The Samsung UN50NU6900 is more expensive than the TCL 43S405 by $13.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 5 retailers sells the Samsung UN50NU6900, however 9 retailers sell the LG 55SM8600PUA and 10 shops sell the Sony XBR49X800G. 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.
49% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The Samsung UN50NU6900 costs $95 to run which is $31 more than the TCL 43S405 over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Samsung TVs have an average rating of only 94.4%, however LG has an average rating of 95%.

Has a Worse Price

The Samsung UN50NU6900 reviewers thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 has a worse price.

Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Samsung UN50NU6900 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 was worse in terms of size.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Samsung UN50NU6900 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 has useful technical features.

Has Worse Smart Features

The Samsung UN50NU6900 reviewers thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 has worse smart features.

Has a Worse Remote Control

The Samsung UN50NU6900 reviewers thought the Samsung UN50NU6900 has a worse remote control.

The cheapest price that we could find for the UN50NU6900 in the US is $252.94 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the Samsung UN55NU6900 (54.6") for $67.79 more or the Samsung UN65NU6900F (65") for $190.55 more.

VIZIO D50E1

$386.20
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VIZIO D50E1

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VIZIO D50E1
50"
76mm
THICK
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
$107
OVER 5 YEARS

The VIZIO D50E1 has a Kagoo Score of 87 and is 4K Ultra HD. With a price tag of $386.20 this TV is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the VIZIO D50E1 or read our article on whether you should buy a VIZIO TV.

Features We Love:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
Ethernet port
Ambient light sensor
Energy Star certified

Our review analysis indicates that this TV has good picture quality, it's very good-looking and well made. It's a classic and very economical to run 4K 50" TV, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It supports Wi-Fi and has an ethernet port.

97
Reviews
45 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that VIZIO D50E1 has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 91%, based on 45 reviews.

3 Reasons For for Choosing the VIZIO D50E1

Wi-Fi

The VIZIO D50E1 supports Wi-Fi, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN50NU6900 and the Sony XBR49X800G, but the TCL 43S405 does 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.

Ethernet Port

The VIZIO D50E1 has an ethernet port (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN50NU6900 and the Sony XBR49X800G), whereas the TCL 43S405 does 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.

More Reasonably Priced

Our analysis of the VIZIO D50E1 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the VIZIO D50E1 was more reasonably priced.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the VIZIO D50E1

Slightly Smaller Display Diagonal

The VIZIO D50E1 has a display diagonal of 50, but the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 55" TV (5" larger), the Samsung UN50NU6900 is a 49.5" TV (0.5" smaller), the Sony XBR49X800G is a 48.5" TV (1.5" smaller) and the TCL 43S405 is a 43" TV (7" 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.

25% Thicker

The VIZIO D50E1 has a thickness of 76. That's 12.4mm thicker than the LG 55SM8600PUA (63.6mm), 25.2mm thicker than the Samsung UN50NU6900 (50.8mm), 19mm thicker than the Sony XBR49X800G (57mm) and 2.4mm thicker than the TCL 43S405 (73.6mm). 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 D50E1 is not 3D (As do the the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN50NU6900 and the Sony XBR49X800G), whereas the TCL 43S405 is. 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.

A Lot Slower High Frequency Rate

The VIZIO D50E1 is a 120 refresh rate TV, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 200Hz refresh rate TV (80Hz faster). 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The VIZIO D50E1 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Samsung UN50NU6900 scored 89.

More Expensive by $146

The VIZIO D50E1 is $133 more expensive than the Samsung UN50NU6900 and $146 more expensive than the TCL 43S405.

Fewer Sellers

The VIZIO D50E1 is only stocked by 3 retailers, but the LG 55SM8600PUA is stocked by 9 stores, the Samsung UN50NU6900 is stocked by 5 shops and the Sony XBR49X800G is stocked by 10 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by Over One Year

The VIZIO D50E1 is 11 months older than the LG 55SM8600PUA, 23 months older than the Samsung UN50NU6900, three months older than the Sony XBR49X800G and 10 months older than the TCL 43S405.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $43

The VIZIO D50E1 costs $107 to run which is $1 more than the LG 55SM8600PUA, $11 more than the Samsung UN50NU6900, $7 more than the Sony XBR49X800G and $43 more than the TCL 43S405 over five years. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The average user rating of the VIZIO D50E1 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UN50NU6900 is 92% (based on 2,117 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The average overall rating of the VIZIO D50E1 is 91%, whereas the average overall rating of the Samsung UN50NU6900 is 92% (based on 2,117 reviews).

Worse Brand

VIZIO TVs have an average rating of only 88.9%, but LG has an average rating of 95% and Samsung has an average rating of 94.4%.

Worse At Producing a High Quality Image

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the VIZIO D50E1 was worse at producing a high quality image.

The VIZIO D50E1 is 1,127mm wide, 76mm tall, 650mm thick and weighs 12.1kg.

VIZIO D50E1 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the D50E1 in the US is $386.20 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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LG 55SM8600PUA

$546.00
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LG 55SM8600PUA

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LG 55SM8600PUA
55"
63.6mm
THICK
200Hz
REFRESH RATE
$106
OVER 5 YEARS
A

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a Kagoo Score of 87 and is 4K. However with a price tag of $546.00 this TV is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LG 55SM8600PUA or read our article on whether you should buy a LG TV.

Features We Love:
LG ThinQ AI
True color accuracy
Sound sync
Gallery Mode
Ultra Surround
Large display diagonal (55")

A very economical to run and extremely highly rated 4K 55" television, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Picture-in-Picture. Multiple reviews mentioned that this television has a good 4k picture.

96
Reviews
13 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG 55SM8600PUA has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this television to others.

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19 Reasons For for Choosing the LG 55SM8600PUA

18% Larger Display Diagonal

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a display diagonal of 55, however the Samsung UN50NU6900 is only a 49.5" TV (5.5" smaller), the Sony XBR49X800G is only a 48.5" TV (6.5" smaller), the TCL 43S405 is only a 43" TV (12" smaller) and the VIZIO D50E1 is only a 50" TV (5" 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.

80Hz Faster High Frequency Rate

LG 55SM8600PUA is 200 refresh rate, but the VIZIO D50E1 is only a 120Hz refresh rate TV (80Hz slower). 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.

Screen Mirroring

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports screen mirroring, and so do the Samsung UN50NU6900 and the Sony XBR49X800G, whereas the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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.

Parental Controls

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports parental controls, whereas the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not support this feature. More ...

Parental controls on a TV allow users to limit the films and programs that can be viewed on the TV, preventing adults-only content from being viewed by children.

Parental controls are a good way of stopping children accidentally (or totally not-accidentally) watching violent or sexual programs when parents aren't around to stop them.

Smartphone Remote App

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a smartphone remote app (as does the Samsung UN50NU6900), but the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not have this feature. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

Game Mode

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a game mode (as does the Samsung UN50NU6900), whereas the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not have this feature. More ...

'Game Mode' on a TV is a specialist mode that scales down the graphical fidelity of the video in order to free up processing power for response time.

In effect this trades slightly worse graphical capabilities for lessened input lag, meaning a smoother, more responsive experience when gaming.

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The LG 55SM8600PUA features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) (as do the Samsung UN50NU6900 and the Sony XBR49X800G), but the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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 LG 55SM8600PUA features local dimming, and so does the Sony XBR49X800G, whereas the Samsung UN50NU6900, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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.

USB Recording

The LG 55SM8600PUA features USB recording, but the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not. More ...

A USB recording function on a TV allows you to record live TV onto a USB device.

Recording live TV onto a USB device is a good way to save films and TV programs for later viewing.

Noise Reduction

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports noise reduction, but the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not support this feature. More ...

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

Wi-Fi

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports Wi-Fi, and so do the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G and the VIZIO D50E1, however the TCL 43S405 does 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 LG 55SM8600PUA supports Bluetooth, and so does the Sony XBR49X800G, whereas the Samsung UN50NU6900, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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 LG 55SM8600PUA has an ethernet port (as do the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G and the VIZIO D50E1), but the TCL 43S405 does 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 LG 55SM8600PUA supports Miracast, and so does the Sony XBR49X800G, whereas the Samsung UN50NU6900, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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.

Picture-in-Picture

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports Picture-in-Picture, but the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not support this feature. More ...

Picture-in-Picture is a special mode for a TV that allows two programs to be shown at the same time, one in a smaller screen overlaid on top of the first.

Picture-in-Picture on a TV is very helpful for browsing the net or taking Skype calls while still watching a movie or TV programme on the main screen.

Voice Control

The LG 55SM8600PUA features voice control, however the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Voice Control on a TV is a system that allows users to control various functions of their TV (volume, channels, etc) purely with voice commands, rather than having to use the remote.

Voice controls mean that you can control the TV from your couch without having to find a remote or move to manually change the channel or adjust the settings, leading to a more streamlined experience.

Desktop Stand Included

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a desktop stand included, but the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 do not have this feature. More ...

Whether the TV has a desktop stand included with the purchase.

A desktop stand allows you to mount the TV on a desk or table for easy viewing. Without one, you'll have to either mount the TV on a wall or buy a stand at additional expense.

One More Award

The LG 55SM8600PUA has received 1 award from an expert review site, however the Samsung UN50NU6900 has received no awards, the Sony XBR49X800G has received no awards, the TCL 43S405 has received no awards and the VIZIO D50E1 has received no awards.

Better Brand

LG TVs have an average rating of 95%, however Samsung only has an average rating of 94.4%, Sony only has an average rating of 85.2%, TCL only has an average rating of 68.2% and VIZIO only has an average rating of 88.9%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG 55SM8600PUA

12.8mm Thicker

The LG 55SM8600PUA is a 63.6 thick TV. That's 12.8mm thicker than the Samsung UN50NU6900 (50.8mm), 6.6mm thicker than the Sony XBR49X800G (57mm), 10mm thinner than the TCL 43S405 (73.6mm) and 12.4mm thinner than the VIZIO D50E1 (76mm). 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 LG 55SM8600PUA is not 3D (As do the the Samsung UN50NU6900, the Sony XBR49X800G and the VIZIO D50E1), but the TCL 43S405 is. 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 LG 55SM8600PUA has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Samsung UN50NU6900 scored 89.

More Expensive by $306

The LG 55SM8600PUA is $293 more expensive than the Samsung UN50NU6900, $98 more expensive than the Sony XBR49X800G, $306 more expensive than the TCL 43S405 and $160 more expensive than the VIZIO D50E1.

Not As Many Stockists

The LG 55SM8600PUA is only stocked by 9 shops, however the Sony XBR49X800G is stocked by 10 retailers. More ...

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

The LG 55SM8600PUA is one year older than the Samsung UN50NU6900.

$42 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the LG 55SM8600PUA costs $106 to run which is $10 more than the Samsung UN50NU6900, $6 more than the Sony XBR49X800G and $42 more than the TCL 43S405. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The LG 55SM8600PUA has an average user score of 90%, but the Samsung UN50NU6900 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 2,117 reviews), the TCL 43S405 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 812 reviews) and the VIZIO D50E1 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 45 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The LG 55SM8600PUA has an average overall score of 90%, but the Samsung UN50NU6900 has an average overall rating of 92% (based on 2,117 reviews), the TCL 43S405 has an average overall rating of 91% (based on 812 reviews) and the VIZIO D50E1 has an average overall rating of 91% (based on 45 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 61.1% of 18 customers recommend the LG 55SM8600PUA, however 93.5% of 2,117 customers recommend the Samsung UN50NU6900 and 87.1% of 822 customers recommend the TCL 43S405.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 55SM8600PUA in the US is $546.00 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the LG 65SM8600PUA (65") for $203.00 more.

TCL 43S405

$240.00
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TCL 43S405

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TCL 43S405
43"
73.6mm
THICK
$64
OVER 5 YEARS

The TCL 43S405 has a Kagoo Score of 86 and is 4K. With a price tag of $240.00 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.

Features We Love:
4K

The cheapest 4K TV available, with a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has very good picture quality, good sound quality and it's very good-looking.

97
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812 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that TCL 43S405 has exceptional user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the TCL 43S405

$13 Cheaper

The TCL 43S405 is $306 cheaper than the LG 55SM8600PUA, $12.94 cheaper than the Samsung UN50NU6900, $208 cheaper than the Sony XBR49X800G and $146.20 cheaper than the VIZIO D50E1.

Cheaper to Run by $43 Over Five Years

The TCL 43S405 only costs $64 to run over five years however the LG 55SM8600PUA costs $106 to run (65% more), the Samsung UN50NU6900 costs $95 to run (49% more), the Sony XBR49X800G costs $100 to run (55% more) and the VIZIO D50E1 costs $107 to run (66% more). More ...

A Better Size

On average reviewers thought the TCL 43S405 was a better size. More than 30 people thought that it was a very good size and seven people thought that it was also very lightweight.

Better Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the TCL 43S405 was better nice technical features. More than 30 people thought that it had good features.

A Better Smart TV

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the TCL 43S405 was a better smart TV. More than 20 people thought that it had good apps and several people thought that it also had good smart functions and was good for browsing.

Has a Better Useful Remote Control

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the TCL 43S405 has a better useful remote control. More than 20 people thought that it had a good remote control.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the TCL 43S405

Smaller Display Diagonal

The TCL 43S405 is a 43 TV. That's 12" smaller than the LG 55SM8600PUA (55"), 6.5" smaller than the Samsung UN50NU6900 (49.5"), 5.5" smaller than the Sony XBR49X800G (48.5") and 7" smaller than the VIZIO D50E1 (50"). 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.

24% Thicker

The TCL 43S405 has a thickness of 73.6, however the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 63.6mm thick TV (10mm thinner), the Samsung UN50NU6900 is a 50.8mm thick TV (22.8mm thinner), the Sony XBR49X800G is a 57mm thick TV (16.6mm thinner) and the VIZIO D50E1 is a 76mm thick TV (2.4mm 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The TCL 43S405 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA scored 87, the Samsung UN50NU6900 scored 89 and the VIZIO D50E1 scored 87.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the TCL 43S405, but 9 shops sell the LG 55SM8600PUA, 5 shops sell the Samsung UN50NU6900, 10 retailers sell the Sony XBR49X800G and 3 retailers sell the VIZIO D50E1. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over One Year Older

The TCL 43S405 is older than the LG 55SM8600PUA by one month and older than the Samsung UN50NU6900 by 13 months.

A Bit Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the TCL 43S405 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UN50NU6900 is 92% (based on 2,117 reviews).

A Bit Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the TCL 43S405 is 91%, whereas the average overall rating of the Samsung UN50NU6900 is 92% (based on 2,117 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 87.1% of 822 customers recommend the TCL 43S405, but 93.5% of 2,117 customers recommend the Samsung UN50NU6900.

Worse Brand

TCL TVs have an average rating of only 68.2%, but LG has an average rating of 95%, Samsung has an average rating of 94.4%, Sony has an average rating of 85.2% and VIZIO has an average rating of 88.9%.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the TCL 43S405 has a worse price.

Less Thoughtfully Designed

The TCL 43S405 reviewers thought the TCL 43S405 was less thoughtfully designed.

Harder to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the TCL 43S405 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Picture Quality

On average reviewers thought the TCL 43S405 has a worse picture quality.

Worse At Producing High Quality Sound

Our analysis of the TCL 43S405 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the TCL 43S405 was worse at producing high quality sound.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 43S405 in the US is $240.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sony XBR49X800G

$448.00
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Sony XBR49X800G

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48.5"
57mm
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The Sony XBR49X800G has a Kagoo Score of 85 and is 4K Ultra HD. However with a price tag of $448.00 this TV is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony XBR49X800G or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony TV.

Features We Love:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Miracast
Supports screen mirroring
Supports Bluetooth

A very economical to run and fully featured 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.

86
Features
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Popularity
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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony XBR49X800G

Screen Mirroring

The Sony XBR49X800G supports screen mirroring, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the Samsung UN50NU6900, however the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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 XBR49X800G features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the Samsung UN50NU6900), whereas the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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 XBR49X800G features local dimming, and so does the LG 55SM8600PUA, however the Samsung UN50NU6900, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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 XBR49X800G supports Wi-Fi, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN50NU6900 and the VIZIO D50E1, but the TCL 43S405 does 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 XBR49X800G supports Bluetooth, and so does the LG 55SM8600PUA, however the Samsung UN50NU6900, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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 XBR49X800G has an ethernet port (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN50NU6900 and the VIZIO D50E1), whereas the TCL 43S405 does 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 XBR49X800G supports Miracast, and so does the LG 55SM8600PUA, however the Samsung UN50NU6900, the TCL 43S405 and the VIZIO D50E1 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.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony XBR49X800G

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Sony XBR49X800G has a display diagonal of 48.5, but the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 55" TV (6.5" larger), the Samsung UN50NU6900 is a 49.5" TV (1" larger), the TCL 43S405 is a 43" TV (5.5" smaller) and the VIZIO D50E1 is a 50" TV (1.5" larger). 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.

10% Thicker

The Sony XBR49X800G has a thickness of 57. That's 6.6mm thinner than the LG 55SM8600PUA (63.6mm), 6.2mm thicker than the Samsung UN50NU6900 (50.8mm), 16.6mm thinner than the TCL 43S405 (73.6mm) and 19mm thinner than the VIZIO D50E1 (76mm). 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 XBR49X800G is not 3D (As do the the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN50NU6900 and the VIZIO D50E1), whereas the TCL 43S405 is. 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.

Vastly Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony XBR49X800G has a motion interpolation frequency of 60, however the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 3,300Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (3,240Hz faster). More ...

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony XBR49X800G has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA scored 87, the Samsung UN50NU6900 scored 89, the TCL 43S405 scored 86 and the VIZIO D50E1 scored 87.

More Expensive by $208

The Sony XBR49X800G is $195 more expensive than the Samsung UN50NU6900, $208 more expensive than the TCL 43S405 and $62 more expensive than the VIZIO D50E1.

Older by Over One Year

The Sony XBR49X800G is eight months older than the LG 55SM8600PUA, 20 months older than the Samsung UN50NU6900 and seven months older than the TCL 43S405.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $35

The Sony XBR49X800G costs $100 to run which is $4 more than the Samsung UN50NU6900 and $35 more than the TCL 43S405 over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Sony TVs have an average rating of only 85.2%, but LG has an average rating of 95%, Samsung has an average rating of 94.4% and VIZIO has an average rating of 88.9%.

The Sony XBR49X800G is 1,096mm wide, 640mm tall, 57mm thick and weighs 12.2kg.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the Sony XBR65X800G (65") for $201.99 more.

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