It makes sense comparing LG 49LJ5100 vs Philips 58PFL9956T because they both are able to give some premium features. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 49 and 58 inches respectively. The 49LJ5100 belongs to the series LJ5100, and the Philips 58PFL9956T - 9000. The LG 49LJ5100 series has 49 inches diagonals, and 58PFL9956T boasts 43, 50, 58 inches diagonals.
None of the TVs play 4K/UHD content. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 49LJ5100 has the IPS display, while 58PFL9956T has the VA display. The Philips 58PFL9956T works with 120Hz refresh rate, for LG 49LJ5100 the refresh rate is 60Hz. 3D video is available for viewing only on the 58PFL9956T.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the LG 49LJ5100 is 10W, versus 40W of the Philips 58PFL9956T. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 49LJ5100 is 110.74/43.59 cm/in, and for the 58PFL9956T it is 136/53.54 cm/inches. The height of LG 49LJ5100 is 65.8/25.9 cm/in, Philips 58PFL9956T of height 78.9/31.06 cm/inches. A depth 49LJ5100 is 8.1/3.18 cm/in, the 58PFL9956T has 7.8/3.07 cm/in depth.
The 49LJ5100 has 2 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the 58PFL9956T. As for USB, the 49LJ5100 has 1 ports, compared with 2 ports for the 58PFL9956T. Only the Philips 58PFL9956T has the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. There is a native support for a mouse and keyboard in these rivals.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 300 x 300 versus 200 x 200 for the Philips 58PFL9956T.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on only on the 58PFL9956T.
As for Smart TV, only Philips 58PFL9956T has this feature. The 58PFL9956T has Local Dimming technology. Voice control is not supported by both models and it’s difficult to determine a leader. Voice control is not available for these models.
The LG 49LJ5100 is better TV in this comparison. Check LG 49LJ5100 price