LG 49LJ5100 vs Sony XBR55A1E

LG 49LJ5100
vs
Sony XBR55A1E

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two solutions – LG 49LJ5100 vs Sony XBR55A1E. A noticeable difference when comparing the two models is the screen size, which is 49 inches for the 49LJ5100 and 55 inches for the XBR55A1E. The 49LJ5100 from series LJ5100, but the opponent belongs to series A1E. The series LG 49LJ5100 has 49 inches diagonals, but in the case of XBR55A1E only 55, 65, 77 diagonals are possible.

Display

The 4K/UHD video playback is implemented only in XBR55A1E. Rivals work well with Full HD video. The 49LJ5100 has IPS display, while the XBR55A1E has OLED display. The 49LJ5100 screen has 60 refresh rate, versus the 120 refresh rate in the XBR55A1E. Unfortunately, none of the devices supports 3D video playback.

Audio

The stereo audio format is available on 49LJ5100, whille XBR55A1E works with the surround format. Speakers with a power of 10W are installed in 49LJ5100, but in 49LJ5100 has speakers with a power of 50W. None of the TVs in this comparison have Dolby Atmos support.

Dimensions

The LG 49LJ5100 has a width of 110.74/43.59 cm/in, compared with a width of 122.8/48.34 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E. The LG 49LJ5100 has a height of 65.8/25.9 cm/in, compared with a height of 71.1/27.99 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E. The LG 49LJ5100 has a depth of 8.1/3.18 cm/inches, compared with a depth of 8.6/3.38 cm/in for Sony XBR55A1E.

Connections

The 49LJ5100 can operate 2 HDMI connectors, whille the XBR55A1E has 4 HDMIs. There are 1 USB ports available on the LG 49LJ5100, but Sony XBR55A1E has 3 USB ports. The Wi-Fi protocol is implemented only in XBR55A1E.

Ergonomics

VESA wall mount options are different and are 300 x 300 vs 400 x 200, respectively considered model.

Streaming

The XBR55A1E has a built-in Netflix servise.

Features

Only the XBR55A1E can be considered as a Smart TV. A voice control via Amazon Alexa is implemented in Sony XBR55A1E.

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Common

Product

LG 49LJ5100
Sony XBR55A1E

Model

49LJ5100
XBR55A1E

Brand

LG
Sony

Reviews

31
114

General

Series

LJ5100
A1E

Screen sizes in series

49
55, 65, 77

Display

Screen size, inch

49
55

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Display type

IPS
OLED

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

107.29/42.24
120.97/47.62

Display height, cm/in

60.35/23.76
60.04/26.79

Display area, %

88.86
94.29

Display colors

16.7 million
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
120

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS
MKV, TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

QuickTime, VC-1, VP9, Flash Video
has not

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
surround

Speakers power, W

10
50

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

LPCM, RealAudio, aptX, HE-AAC
LPCM

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

110.74/43.59
122.8/48.34

Height, cm/in

65.8/25.9
71.1/27.99

Depth, cm/in

8.1/3.18
8.6/3.38

Weight, kg/lbs

10.6/23.37
25/55.12

Width with stand, cm/in

110.74/43.59
122.8/48.34

Height with stand, cm/in

69.6/27.4
71.1/27.99

Depth with stand, cm/in

20.8/8.18
33.9/12.34

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

10.9/24.1
28.8/63.49

Connections

HDMI

2
4

USB

1
3

Component video input

1
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

300 x 300
400 x 200

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

has not
Vudu

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Backlight technology

Direct LED
OLED

Manufacturer

LG Display
LG Display

Native refresh rate, Hz

60
120

Panel bit depth, bits

8
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.055/0.022
0.031/0.012

Pixel density, ppi

46
81

Processor

Model

ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Android 7.0 Nougat

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

357

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

TVs AVinfoHUB comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 11.9
  • 25.1
  • 11.9LG 49LJ5100
  • 25.1Sony XBR55A1E

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