Philips 55PUS8700 vs Samsung UE55JU6670

Philips 55PUS8700
Samsung UE55JU6670

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Philips 55PUS8700 is a 3D compatible TV, however the Samsung UE55JU6670 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.

30W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 55PUS8700 has an RMS rated power of 50W, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6670 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (30W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Common interface connection Edit
The Philips 55PUS8700 has a common interface connection, but the Samsung UE55JU6670 does not have 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.

Local dimming Edit
The Philips 55PUS8700 features local dimming, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6670 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.

7 Reasons For
Two RF ports Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE55JU6670 is two, but the Philips 55PUS8700 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.

Vastly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6670 has an annual energy consumption of 115kWh, however the Philips 55PUS8700 is a 178kWh annual energy consumption TV (63kWh 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.

3.8kg lighter Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6670 is a 16.2kg heavy TV, whereas the Philips 55PUS8700 is a 20kg heavy TV (3.8kg 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 £1,176
The Samsung UE55JU6670 costs £1,175.86 less than the Philips 55PUS8700.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
32% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE55JU6670 only costs £134.83 to run but the Philips 55PUS8700 costs £197.32 to run (46% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE55JU6670 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Philips 55PUS8700 has a rating of "B".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
One less RF port Edit
The Philips 55PUS8700 is a one RF port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6670 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.

36% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 55PUS8700 is a 178kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 63kWh higher than the Samsung UE55JU6670 (115kWh). 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.

19% heavier Edit
The Philips 55PUS8700 has a weight of 20kg. That's 3.8kg heavier than the Samsung UE55JU6670 (16.2kg). 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.

£1,176 more expensive
The Philips 55PUS8700 is more expensive than the Samsung UE55JU6670 by £1,175.86.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Philips 55PUS8700, however 3 sellers sell the Samsung UE55JU6670. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
46% higher running costs over five years
The Philips 55PUS8700 costs £197.32 to run which is £62.49 more to run than the Samsung UE55JU6670 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Philips 55PUS8700 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", but the Samsung UE55JU6670 has a rating of "A+".
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6670 is not 3D compatible, however the Philips 55PUS8700 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.

2x lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6670 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 30W lower than the Philips 55PUS8700 (20W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6670 does not have a common interface connection, but the Philips 55PUS8700 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.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6670 does not feature local dimming, whereas the Philips 55PUS8700 features 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.

Older by two months
The Samsung UE55JU6670 is two months older than the Philips 55PUS8700.

Date Released

15 months Ago 17 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 195.49
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 197.32
Purchase price £ 2,074.86
Total cost of ownership £ 2,272.18
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 133.00
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 134.83
Purchase price £ 899.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,033.83
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.98T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.98 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 Zoom
 Zoom
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1200
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
139cm
BEST
138cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
Video App
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Music App
 Spotify
 Spotify
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video On Demand
 Video on demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
5.0 Lollipop Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android
User Memory Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Detachable Speaker
 Detachable speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
50W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 2
BEST
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
Audio Input Port for DVI
 Audio input port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC

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

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Upgradeable Firmware
 Upgradeable firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting Type
 3-sided lighting
 3-sided lighting

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indicator
 Signal strength indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
122W 83W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
178kWh 115kWh
BEST
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 197W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
97mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
20kg 16.2kg
BEST
Package Weight
35.5kg 23.4kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
22kg 17.2kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
230mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
790mm 779.3mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,319mm 1,241.7mm
BEST
Height
727mm 718.6mm
BEST
Width
1,232mm
BEST
1,241.7mm
Packaging Height
942mm 835mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
265mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,344mm
BEST
1,427mm

Packaging Content

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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