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Samsung UN40C5000

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Vs Sony KDL-40NX700

Sony KDL-40NX700 Summary
{{article.attachments['Samsung-UN40C5000-vanity.jpg']}} • Sony is a better deal, if you can find it cheaper • Sony offers built-in WiFi and streaming content • Sony has more ports
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Value Comparison Summary


The Sony KDL-40NX700 retails for slightly more than the Samsung UN40C5000, but online prices will likely vary. The Sony offers excellent picture quality, along with built-in WiFi and streaming content. The Samsung requires a separate purchase for WiFi connectivity and offers no streaming content (though they both have DLNA home network support). Overall, if you can find the Sony for less, it's the better deal. 

  Comparison Specifications
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  Samsung UN40C5000 Sony KDL-40NX700
Size 40 inches 40 inches
Price $1199 (MSRP) $1339
Type LED-backlit LCD LED-backlit LCD
Format 1080p 1080p

Blacks & Whites


The Sony KDL-40NX700 could not match the Samsung's black level performance. Despite some advantages in screen brightness, the Samsung's contrast ratio remains the best in this pool.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Color Accuracy


The Sony KDL-40NX700 definitely did not have the problems that the Samsung displayed with maintaining a consistent color temperature. The RGB color curves were also smoother. 

Color Temperature Comparison
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Samsung UN40C5000 Score: 2.51
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Sony KDL-40NX700 Score: 9.89
RGB Comparison

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Samsung UN40C5000 Score: 7.36

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Sony KDL-40NX700 Score: 8.22

Motion


The Sony KDL-40NX700 showed some slight advantages in motion performance by producing a smoother image with less associated artifacting. 

  Motion Scores
  Samsung UN40C5000 Sony KDL-40NX700
Motion Smoothness 6.63 7.0
Motion Artifacting 3.5 5.0

Viewing Effects


The Sony KDL-40NX700 and the Samsung UN40C5000 are both LCD TVs, and as such they don't offer a great viewing angle. 

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Samsung UN40C5000 Score: 3.97 Sony KDL-40NX700 Score: 2.71

Connectivity


The Sony KDL-40NX700 offers more traditional AV device connection points, while the Samsung focuses on "new media" ports like two USBs, one of which can read full hard drives. We have to had this win to the Sony, however, as it offers built-in WiFi and a LAN for DLNA home theater and streaming content. The Samsung requires a separately purchased adapter for WiFi, and offers DLNA support only, not any streaming content.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Samsung UN40C5000 Sharp LC-40LE700 Sony KDL-40NX700 Samsung LN40B650
HDMI 4 4 4 4
Component 0.5 2 1 2
Composite 0.5 2 1 1.5
S-Video 0 1 0 0
VGA 1 1 1 1
Analog Audio In 3 4 2 4
Digital Audio Out 1 1 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1 1 1
Ethernet 1 1 1 1
WiFi 1 0 Yes 0
USB 2 1 1 2
Memory Card 0 0 0 0
  DLNA Yes No Yes N/A
Other EX-LINK N/A N/A EX-LINK
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Sharp LC-40LE700
  14. Vs Sony KDL-40NX700
  15. Vs Samsung LN40B650
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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