The LG 49LB5500 49-inch full HD 1080p LED TV comes with Freeview at a very similar price today, as the Samsung UE40F5300 40-inch Smart LED TV that also comes with Freeview HD and 1080p. The difference in price is just £50, although in terms of specs and when we review the screen size it’s clear both will suit different consumers.
Today, we want to review the specs for both models and see how they compare at this £280 to £330 price point. Both options are priced extremely well today and well worth the money, although what HDTV you pick will depend on your needs.
You can see the front and back of LG’s 49LB5500 LED TV above and below. The main specs for this model include 1920×1080 full HD, a USB port, 2 HDMI ports, a built-in Freeview tuner, a 49-inch Triple XD display, and Virtual Surround.
Samsung’s UE40F5300 is smaller at 40-inches and shaves some of the cost thanks to the current £279. While the display size might be 9-inches smaller, it comes with the addition of being ready for WiFi and this requires a dongle, an extra HDMI with 3 ports for more media possibilities, an extra USB with 2 ports, and different technology for picture enhancement with Hyperreal Engine.
There’s a memory card slot on the UE40F5300 and Samsung’s Smart Hub is second to none for many shoppers. The PDF manual for this TV, firmware updates, and full tech specs can be found on this Samsung webpage. The 40-inch F5300 Series 5 Smart LED TV display and audio specs sheet can be seen below.
You can also see a video giving the Samsung UE40F5300 a quick hands-on review within the video below this article, so this will give you a visual look at the main features. Prices mentioned above within this article are found today on tesco.com/direct. It’s not clear if the cost will increase after this weekend.
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