LG 49LW540 vs Samsung UN48J5500
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LG 49LW540

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

LG 49LW540

$708.60
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured 49" Full HD television, with a good price
71
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
49" Full HD No 71mm May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 71mm
Release Date May 2016
Samsung UN48J5500

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 47.6" Full HD television, with low running costs
93
Reviews
487 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Running Costs
$160 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
47.6" Full HD No 66mm Jan 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 47.6"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 66mm
Release Date Jan 2016
LG 49LW540

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

LG 49LW540

$708.60
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured 49" Full HD television, with a good price
71
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
49" Full HD No 71mm May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 71mm
Release Date May 2016
Samsung UN48J5500

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 47.6" Full HD television, with low running costs
93
Reviews
487 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Running Costs
$160 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
47.6" Full HD No 66mm Jan 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 47.6"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 66mm
Release Date Jan 2016

Top Prices

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$708.60
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$732.12
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Reasons For

LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
2 Reasons For
3% Larger Display Diagonal
The LG 49LW540 is a 49" TV. That's 1.4" larger than the Samsung UN48J5500 (47.6").

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

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Cheaper to Run by $94 Over Five Years
The LG 49LW540 only costs $68 to run over five years however the Samsung UN48J5500 costs $162 to run (139% more).
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2 Reasons For
A Bit Thinner
The Samsung UN48J5500 is a 66mm thick TV, whereas the LG 49LW540 is a 71mm thick TV (5mm thicker).

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.

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Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 91.5%, however LG has an average rating of 86.4%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
No awards found
1 Award
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
296 reviews
4 stars
76 reviews
3 stars
8 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
14 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than LG. The average brand rating for Samsung is 91.48% based on 114,841 reviews, where as the average brand rating for LG is 86.37% based on 32,326 reviews.
LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
LG

86

86

Based on 32,326 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 114,841 reviews

Date Released

LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
21 months old Best 25 months old

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Thickness

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.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
LG 49LW540
LG
49LW540
10 trees 0.4 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UN48J5500
Samsung
UN48J5500
24 trees 0.95 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Display Diagonal 49"
BEST
47.6"
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
Typical Contrast Ratio
1200:1
 1200:1
1200:1
 1200:1
High Frequency Rate 60Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 60Hz
BEST
Response Time 9ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness 300 Cd/m²
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1000000:1
 1000000:1
1000000:1
 1000000:1
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Audio LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
News Standard
Music Sports
Game
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
News Standard
Music Sports
Game
 News
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Power LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Power Consumption (typical) 48W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 118W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC
 NTSC
NTSC
 NTSC
 
 
 
Performance LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Video Formats Supported
DIVX DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
DIVX DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
Audio Formats Supported
MP3 LPCM
AC3 PCM
eAAC+ HE-AAC
AAC HE HE-A
AAC++
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
MP3 LPCM
AC3 PCM
eAAC+ HE-AAC
AAC HE HE-A
AAC++
 MP3
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Cables Included
HDMI AC
 HDMI
 AC
HDMI AC
 HDMI
 AC
 
 
 
Networking LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
802.11n IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
 
 
 
Management Features LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 3
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Thickness 71mm 66mm
BEST
Weight 12kg 11.3kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 12.1kg
BEST
12.3kg
Depth (with Stand) 215mm
BEST
309.88mm
Height (with Stand) 703mm 680.72mm
Width (with Stand) 1,107mm
BEST
1,177mm
Height 645mm 625mm
Width 1,107mm 1,077mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 1
RS-232 Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 2
HDMI Port 1 3
BEST
Remote (IR) Output 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out 1 1
 
 
 
Technical Details LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
RF Input 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 49LW540 Samsung UN48J5500
Package Weight 16.1kg 15.3kg
BEST
Package Height 774mm 747mm
BEST
Package Width 1,196mm
BEST
1,313mm

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