Samsung UE78HU8500 vs Sony FWD-85X9600

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Samsung UE78HU8500
Sony FWD-85X9600

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
400Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200Hz, however the Sony FWD-85X9600 is only an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (400Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Smart TV features Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 supports smart TV features, whereas the Sony FWD-85X9600 does not support smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Common interface plus Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 supports common interface plus, however the Sony FWD-85X9600 does not support common interface plus.
Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a common interface connection, whereas the Sony FWD-85X9600 does not. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Significantly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has an annual energy consumption of 264kWh, whereas the Sony FWD-85X9600 is a 444kWh annual energy consumption TV (180kWh higher). 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
Samsung UE78HU8500 is 45.9kg heavy, but the Sony FWD-85X9600 is a 70.8kg heavy TV (24.9kg heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £10,073
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is £10,073.40 cheaper than the Sony FWD-85X9600.
Cheaper to run by £208.32
Over five years the Samsung UE78HU8500 only costs £306.28 to run however the Sony FWD-85X9600 costs £514.60 to run (68% more). Read more
3 Reasons For
9% larger screen size Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is an 85" TV. That's 7" larger than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (85"). 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.

Vastly brighter display brightness Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is a 585 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 585 cd/m² brighter than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (585 cd/m²).
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
7" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a screen size of 78", but the Sony FWD-85X9600 is an 85" TV (7" larger). 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.

Fewer sellers
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is only stocked by 2 retailers, but the Sony FWD-85X9600 is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
9 Reasons Against
50% slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz slower than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (800Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 does not support smart TV features, however the Samsung UE78HU8500 supports smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not support common interface plus Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 does not support common interface plus, but the Samsung UE78HU8500 supports common interface plus.
Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 does not have a common interface connection, however the Samsung UE78HU8500 has a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is a 444kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 180kWh higher than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (444kWh). 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.

Heavier Edit
Sony FWD-85X9600 is 70.8kg heavy. That's 24.9kg heavier than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (70.8kg). 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.

£10,073 more expensive
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is more expensive than the Samsung UE78HU8500 by £10,073.40.
One month older
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is older than the Samsung UE78HU8500 by one month.
More expensive to run over five years by 68%
The Sony FWD-85X9600 costs £514.60 to run which is £208.32 more to run than the Samsung UE78HU8500 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

30 months Ago 30 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 304.45
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 306.28
Purchase price £ 4,749.00
Total cost of ownership £ 5,055.28
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 512.77
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 514.60
Purchase price £ 14,822.40
Total cost of ownership £ 15,337.00
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
39
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
2.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
65
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
78" 85"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 4000:1
 4000:1
BEST
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 585 cd/m²
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 4:3
 14:9
 4:3
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
197cm 214.8cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
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
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
BEST
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Video App
 TV SideView
 TV SideView
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W 40W
Loudspeaker
4 4
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
BEST
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Remote Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link

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
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
OSD Language
27 30
BEST
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise Technology
 BD wise technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clock function
Picture Processing Technology
 Sony X-Reality PRO
 Sony TRILUMINOS Display
 Sony X-Reality PRO
 Sony TRILUMINOS Display

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 75%

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
190W
BEST
320W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
133W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
264kWh
BEST
444kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
380W
BEST
550W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Wi-Fi Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi certified

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
45.9kg
BEST
70.8kg
Package Weight
68.5kg
BEST
105kg
Weight (with Stand)
52.5kg
BEST
73.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
370.5mm
BEST
452mm
Height (with Stand)
1,069.9mm
BEST
1,214mm
Width (with Stand)
1,754.2mm
BEST
1,957mm
Height
1,023.3mm
BEST
1,150mm
Width
1,754.2mm
BEST
1,954mm
Packaging Height
1,179mm
BEST
1,397mm
Packaging Depth
437mm
BEST
621mm
Packaging Width
1,903mm
BEST
2,090mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
2 2
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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