LG 79UF860 vs Sony KD-75X9105

LG 79UF860
Sony KD-75X9105

Top Prices

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In stock
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Moderately larger screen size Edit
The LG 79UF860 has a screen size of 79", but the Sony KD-75X9105 is only a 75" TV (4" 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.

Two RF ports Edit
The LG 79UF860 has two RF ports, however the Sony KD-75X9105 only has one RF port. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Cheaper by £699
The LG 79UF860 is £699.01 cheaper than the Sony KD-75X9105.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £14.03
Over five years the LG 79UF860 is £14.03 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-75X9105. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 79UF860 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Sony KD-75X9105 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
One more composite video in port Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Sony KD-75X9105 is two, but the LG 79UF860 only has one composite video in port. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KD-75X9105 is three, but the LG 79UF860 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KD-75X9105 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 79UF860 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.

Slightly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-75X9105 has an annual energy consumption of 243kWh, whereas the LG 79UF860 is a 244kWh annual energy consumption TV (1kWh 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
One less composite video in port Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the LG 79UF860 is one, but the Sony KD-75X9105 only has two composite video in ports. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 79UF860 is two, but the Sony KD-75X9105 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 79UF860 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KD-75X9105 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.

1kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 79UF860 has an annual energy consumption of 244kWh, whereas the Sony KD-75X9105 is a 243kWh annual energy consumption TV (1kWh 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.

Older by seven months
The LG 79UF860 is seven months older than the Sony KD-75X9105.
6 Reasons Against
4" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-75X9105 has a screen size of 75", but the LG 79UF860 is a 79" TV (4" 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.

Only one RF port Edit
The Sony KD-75X9105 has one RF port, however the LG 79UF860 only has two RF ports. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

More expensive by £699
The Sony KD-75X9105 is £699.01 more expensive than the LG 79UF860.
Fewer sellers
The Sony KD-75X9105 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the LG 79UF860 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£14.03 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-75X9105 are £283.46 which is £14.03 more than the LG 79UF860. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-75X9105 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 79UF860 is "A+".

Date Released

20 months Ago 13 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 267.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 269.43
Purchase price £ 5,299.99
Total cost of ownership £ 5,569.42
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 280.42
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 283.46
Purchase price £ 5,999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 6,282.46
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
36
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
79"
BEST
75"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Motion Interpolation Frequency
2,400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Diagonal
200cm
BEST
190cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

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
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
2.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
15W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 2
BEST
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Custom
 Graphics
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Custom
 Graphics
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
167W
BEST
175W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
244kWh 243kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 336W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
59.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
344.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
1,080.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
1,770.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
1,025.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
1,770.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Height
1,159mm 1,078mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
228mm
BEST
251mm
Packaging Width
1,884mm 1,790mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
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