Confused between samsung 40ES5600 & LG 42LS5700..pls advise

mohit_delhi

Broken In
hello All,


I have to finalise a LED this week and models which I have shortlisted are Samsung 40ES5600 & LG 42LS5700. (both are FHD smart LEDs)

Best quote is 53.5k for LG with magic motion remote.
Best quote for Samsung is 59k with skype camera & wifi-dongle included as freebies.


When i compared the two side by side..I found PQ of Samsung to be better than LG...This comparison was done after keeping all the settings like birghtness,contrast etc as same in both models

Has it got to do with IPS panel of LG which has a tendency of producing colors a shade lighter? LG colors appeared a bit washed out in front of Samsung.
Both were at same eye level & wall mounted next to each other.

Some more observations:

I found Samsung to be supportive to all media formats thrown at it using USB as compared to LG.

LG has 4 HDMI ports as compared to Samsung's 3.

Can you please help me decide which one to choose.

thanks
 

aroraanant

Explorer
I can't say about life span of IPS Panel.
No one can say anything about an electronic device, as anything can happen to any gadget anytime.
Below 58k would be good, there is a lot of margin on these, I don't how low can be the price of this particular model.
 

Minion

Conversation Architect
thx anant..what do u think would be a gud price for it? And does IPS panel have a longer life than other panels & are more durable?

It is not like that no doubt IPS panel have better viewing angle but they suffers from low contrast ratio.
 

Jitendra Singh

Broken In
As you said you judged both the TVs in same settings (Colors, Brightness, etc.). I wonder since both the companies have different panel technologies so same setting will not be applicable for comparison. LG has IPS panel, which is known for better color reproductions and the model "42LS5700" has wifi ready, means you don't need extra wiring or any further dongle. And surely LG is saving some money as well ;).
 

LGWRSherlock

LG Expert
As you said you judged both the TVs in same settings (Colors, Brightness, etc.). I wonder since both the companies have different panel technologies so same setting will not be applicable for comparison. LG has IPS panel, which is known for better color reproductions and the model "42LS5700" has wifi ready, means you don't need extra wiring or any further dongle. And surely LG is saving some money as well ;).

I just wanted to make a quick correction to what you said. If a TV is "WiFi Ready" that means it is capable of connecting to a wireless network for internet access, but you will need to purchase a WiFi dongle for it. As for my opinion, the LS5700 is an over all excellent purchase, and you can save a good 6k over your other choice!

LG WRman Sherlock, out!
 
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mohit_delhi

Broken In
As you said you judged both the TVs in same settings (Colors, Brightness, etc.). I wonder since both the companies have different panel technologies so same setting will not be applicable for comparison. LG has IPS panel, which is known for better color reproductions and the model "42LS5700" has wifi ready, means you don't need extra wiring or any further dongle. And surely LG is saving some money as well ;).


Hi Jitendra,

LG model is wifi-ready only if laptop also confirms to Intel Wi-DI, otherwise need to use wi-fi dongle. Also, when it comes to PQ i found Samsung to be better.
I also checked out Sony 40EX650 yesterday & must say was floored by it's PQ. It beat both LG & Samsung hands down,
no doubt it is more expensive than other 2. It suffers from 1 drawback though, lack of ability to play mkv files.

I might go for Sony, as that drawback can be covered by connecting laptop with HDMI cable for viewing mkv movies.

Please pour in your valuable comments about Sony model as well. Thanks
 

randomuser111

Technomancer
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EX650 is an excellent TV. :) But can you wait for sometime ??? You could get a 2013 Bravia with Passive 3D in that price. Also other features like NFC connectivity, multi format USB playback etc. 2013 range should be here by March.
 

aroraanant

Explorer
Ya I know EX650 is a very nice set, but the drawback about which you are already aware matters to me a lot and also it is very costly as compared to Samsung.
And one thing more people who wish to buy from Dubai, Samsung is the best option for them as they get International warranty in that but in other brand one doesn't get any.
And in Samsung there one add on that you get the Wi-Fi Dongle for free apart from that Skype camera is also not that when ofcourse it is available for free.
 
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mohit_delhi

Broken In
i know Samsung offers International warranty, but know many cases where Samsung India service center refuses to acknowledge that & are fighting to get their imported sets repaired under International warranty..

Sony being a sure shot SPVA panel has got better black levels as well (more so at night with dim lights)..So it's touch & go between Samsung & sony..a tough choice..
 

aroraanant

Explorer
Re: Confused between samsung 40ES5600 & LG 42LS5700..pls advise

The cases in which Samsung India service center refuses to acknowledge are those in which customer doesn't gets the warranty card duly filled or is not having or the TV Set is not registered to Samsung, if it will be the case for any other brand also then the customer won't get any warranty.So if one is not getting warranty then it is due to one's own fault.
Yes it is a tough choice between Sony and Samsung, no doubt on that.
 

Minion

Conversation Architect
Hi Jitendra,

LG model is wifi-ready only if laptop also confirms to Intel Wi-DI, otherwise need to use wi-fi dongle. Also, when it comes to PQ i found Samsung to be better.
I also checked out Sony 40EX650 yesterday & must say was floored by it's PQ. It beat both LG & Samsung hands down,
no doubt it is more expensive than other 2. It suffers from 1 drawback though, lack of ability to play mkv files.

I might go for Sony, as that drawback can be covered by connecting laptop with HDMI cable for viewing mkv movies.

Please pour in your valuable comments about Sony model as well. Thanks

Yes,EX650 has great PQ but lack of 3D is a deal breaker.
 
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mohit_delhi

Broken In
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But not good PQ. :) I've seen that model many times, I wouldn't recommend it. I'd recommend ES5600 over EH6030

Thats true..it was a fight between es5600 & ex650..and I went ahead & bought Sony 40EX650 for its outstanding PQ( good detailing, deeper black levels, natural colors)..it was a deal clincher for me..I think, for any TV that has to be the most imp factor on which it should deliver, and boy it surely does!!

Lack of mkv playing ability can be taken care thru other means like connecting laptop or using a media player etc

Thanks guys for your comments!!
 
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