LG 55UF695 vs Sony KDL-50W809

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LG 55UF695
Sony KDL-50W809

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
5" larger screen size Edit
The LG 55UF695 has a screen size of 55", but the Sony KDL-50W809 is only a 50" TV (5" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Teletext function Edit
The LG 55UF695 has a teletext function, but the Sony KDL-50W809 does not.
Local dimming Edit
The LG 55UF695 features local dimming, however the Sony KDL-50W809 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Thinner Edit
The LG 55UF695 has a thickness of 37.8mm. That's 21.2mm thinner than the Sony KDL-50W809 (59mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

7 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 3D compatible TV, whereas the LG 55UF695 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

PC in port Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a PC in port, however the LG 55UF695 does not. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has four HDMI ports, however the LG 55UF695 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 40kWh lower than the LG 55UF695 (100kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 13.7kg heavy TV. That's 6.8kg lighter than the LG 55UF695 (13.7kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

24% cheaper to run
The Sony KDL-50W809 only costs £118.41 to run over five years but the LG 55UF695 costs £155.66 to run (31% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-50W809 is "A+", however the rating of the LG 55UF695 is "A".

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The LG 55UF695 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The LG 55UF695 does not have a PC in port, however the Sony KDL-50W809 does. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 55UF695 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF695 has an annual energy consumption of 140kWh, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV (40kWh lower). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

A lot heavier Edit
LG 55UF695 is 20.5kg heavy, but the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 13.7kg heavy TV (6.8kg lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Older by one month
The LG 55UF695 is one month older than the Sony KDL-50W809.
£37.25 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the LG 55UF695 are £155.66 which is £37.25 more than the Sony KDL-50W809. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF695 is "A", whereas the rating of the Sony KDL-50W809 is "A+".
5 Reasons Against
10% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the LG 55UF695 (50"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Does not have a teletext function Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 does not have a teletext function, however the LG 55UF695 has a teletext function.
Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 does not feature local dimming, whereas the LG 55UF695 does. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

21.2mm thicker Edit
Sony KDL-50W809 is 59mm thick, but the LG 55UF695 is a 37.8mm thick TV (21.2mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 153.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 155.66
Purchase price £ 699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 854.66
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.77T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
1,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
139cm
BEST
126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Operating System Version
4.5 5.0
Operating System
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTX
 Dolby Digital
 DTX
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 32

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 MP4
 LPCM
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 MP4
 LPCM
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
BEST
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% 81%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
96W 72W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
140kWh 100kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 110W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
37.8mm
BEST
59mm
Weight
20.5kg 13.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
26.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
21kg 14.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
248mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
766mm 691mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,233mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height
727mm 654mm
BEST
Width
1,233mm 1,116mm
BEST
Packaging Height
810mm 764mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,330mm 1,214mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Included AC Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included AC adapter
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