Samsung UE55JU7000 vs Sony KD-65S8505

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Samsung UE55JU7000
Sony KD-65S8505

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
One more RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE55JU7000 is two, but the Sony KD-65S8505 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.

Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE55JU7000 features local dimming, but the Sony KD-65S8505 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.

79% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55JU7000 is a 114kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 89kWh lower than the Sony KD-65S8505 (203kWh). 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.

96% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE55JU7000 is a 15.4kg heavy TV. That's 14.7kg lighter than the Sony KD-65S8505 (30.1kg). 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.

£451 cheaper
The Samsung UE55JU7000 costs £450.99 less than the Sony KD-65S8505.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
44% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE55JU7000 is £103.76 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-65S8505 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JU7000 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KD-65S8505 is "A".
2 Reasons For
10" larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-65S8505 is a 65" TV. That's 10" larger than the Samsung UE55JU7000 (65"). 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 composite video in ports Edit
The Sony KD-65S8505 is a two composite video in port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JU7000 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
10" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE55JU7000 is a 55" TV. That's 10" smaller than the Sony KD-65S8505 (65"). 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 composite video in port Edit
The Samsung UE55JU7000 is a one composite video in port TV, whereas the Sony KD-65S8505 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.

9 Reasons Against
One less RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Sony KD-65S8505 is one, but the Samsung UE55JU7000 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.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Sony KD-65S8505 does not feature local dimming, whereas the Samsung UE55JU7000 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-65S8505 is a 203kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 89kWh higher than the Samsung UE55JU7000 (203kWh). 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
The Sony KD-65S8505 is a 30.1kg heavy TV. That's 14.7kg heavier than the Samsung UE55JU7000 (30.1kg). 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.

£451 more expensive
The Sony KD-65S8505 is more expensive than the Samsung UE55JU7000 by £450.99.
Less retailers
Only 7 shops sells the Sony KD-65S8505, whereas 11 shops sell the Samsung UE55JU7000. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One month older
The Sony KD-65S8505 is older than the Samsung UE55JU7000 by one month.
More expensive to run over five years by 78%
The Sony KD-65S8505 costs £236.99 to run which is £103.76 more to run than the Samsung UE55JU7000 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Sony KD-65S8505 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung UE55JU7000 has a rating of "A+".

Awards

3 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
benchmark.pl: Good Product
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

21 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 131.40
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 133.23
Purchase price £ 849.00
Total cost of ownership £ 982.23
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 233.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 236.99
Purchase price £ 1,299.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,536.98
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.66T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
30
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 65"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1300 Unknown - Click to provide data
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
 2D-3D converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
138cm 164cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 170°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Facebook
 Facebook
BEST
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

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
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler
Dolby Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
3 3
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Animation
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Animation
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
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
OSD Language
27 28
BEST

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Audio Format
 DSS
 MP4
 AC3
 3GPP
 DSS
 MP4
 AC3
 3GPP
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise Technology
 BD wise technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Wide Color Enhancer
 Wide color enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
 Google Play
 Google+
 Google Play
 Google+
Social Network Service
 Facebook
 Facebook
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
82W
BEST
146W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
114kWh
BEST
203kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
218W
BEST
285W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
67.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
15.4kg
BEST
30.1kg
Package Weight
23.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
18.2kg
BEST
32.3kg
Depth (with Stand)
277.7mm 274mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
770.5mm
BEST
893mm
Width (with Stand)
1,242.6mm
BEST
1,452mm
Height
718.3mm
BEST
845mm
Width
1,242.6mm
BEST
1,452mm
Packaging Height
812mm
BEST
995mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 218mm
Packaging Width
1,415mm
BEST
1,569mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX100D
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Dynamic Backlight Control Power Saving Mode Back Light Off Mode
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VGA input port
Wireless Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Built-in WiFi

Other Features

Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 218 x 995 x 9
Backlight Type
Unknown - Click to provide data LED
Sound Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master Digital Amplifier S-Force Front Surround ClearPhase Signal-to-Sound Architecture
HDMI 1 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data 4K X-Reality Pro 4k Processor X1
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.1kg
HDMI 2
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Smart TV Applications
Unknown - Click to provide data Catch up TV: BBC iPlayer Demand 5 Sony Entertainment Network Streaming: Netflix Amazon Prime Video 4K Netflix App store: Opera App store Google Play Store Custom homepage Full internet browser Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
SCART Input (without Smartlink)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
VGA Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VGA input port
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
HDMI in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Included AC Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included AC adapter
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