Samsung UE78HU8500 vs Sony KD-75X9405

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Samsung UE78HU8500
Sony KD-75X9405

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Moderately larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a screen size of 78", but the Sony KD-75X9405 is only a 75" TV (3" 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.

151kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has an annual energy consumption of 264kWh, whereas the Sony KD-75X9405 is a 415kWh annual energy consumption TV (151kWh 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.

Lighter Edit
Samsung UE78HU8500 is 45.9kg heavy, but the Sony KD-75X9405 is a 56kg heavy TV (10.1kg 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 to run by £175.87
Over five years the Samsung UE78HU8500 is £175.87 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-75X9405. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Sony KD-75X9405 has a rating of "B".
6 Reasons For
56% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-75X9405 is a 90W RMS rated power TV. That's 50W higher than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (90W). 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.

Two more loudspeakers Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the Sony KD-75X9405 is six, but the Samsung UE78HU8500 only has four loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

One more composite video in port Edit
The Sony KD-75X9405 has two composite video in ports, however the Samsung UE78HU8500 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.

Cheaper by £250
The Sony KD-75X9405 costs £4,499.00, whereas the Samsung UE78HU8500 is £4,749.00.
10 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Sony KD-75X9405 is 100%, but the average rating of the Samsung UE78HU8500 is 83% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
50W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 50W lower than the Sony KD-75X9405 (90W). 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.

Two less loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a four loudspeaker TV, whereas the Sony KD-75X9405 only has six loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

One less composite video in port Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Samsung UE78HU8500 is one, but the Sony KD-75X9405 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.

More expensive by £250
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is £250 more expensive than the Sony KD-75X9405.
Fewer sellers
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is only stocked by 2 stores, but the Sony KD-75X9405 is stocked by 12 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by nine months
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is nine months older than the Sony KD-75X9405.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Samsung UE78HU8500 is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony KD-75X9405 is 100% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons Against
3" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-75X9405 has a screen size of 75", however the Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 78" TV (3" 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.

A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-75X9405 has an annual energy consumption of 415kWh, but the Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 264kWh annual energy consumption TV (151kWh 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.

19% heavier Edit
The Sony KD-75X9405 has a weight of 56kg, however the Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 45.9kg heavy TV (10.1kg 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.

£175.87 more expensive to run over five years
The Sony KD-75X9405 costs £482.15 to run which is £175.87 more to run than the Samsung UE78HU8500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-75X9405 is "B", but the rating of the Samsung UE78HU8500 is "A".

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
homecinemachoice.com: Best Buy

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

30 months Ago 21 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
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 479.11
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 482.15
Purchase price £ 4,499.00
Total cost of ownership £ 4,981.15
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Energy Efficiency Class

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.
2.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
61
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
78"
BEST
75"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 190.5cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz 1,200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
197cm
BEST
190cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
40W 90W
BEST
Loudspeaker
4 6
BEST
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
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
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+
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Remote Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

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

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
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
OSD Language
27 28
BEST

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise Technology
 BD wise technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
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

Design

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

Ergonomics

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
299W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
133W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
264kWh
BEST
415kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
380W
BEST
486W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 11mm
Weight
45.9kg
BEST
56kg
Package Weight
68.5kg 56.8kg
BEST
Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 253 x 1104 x 2067
Weight (with Stand)
52.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
370.5mm 322mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
1,069.9mm 1,041mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,754.2mm
BEST
1,929mm
Height
1,023.3mm 991mm
BEST
Width
1,754.2mm
BEST
1,929mm
Packaging Height
1,179mm 1,104mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
437mm 253mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,903mm
BEST
2,067mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
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

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Dynamic Backlight Control,Power Saving Mode,Back Light Off Mode
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 1957 x 1214 x 452
Multimedia
Unknown - Click to provide data Miracast
HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data 4K X-Reality PRO
Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 90
HDMI 2
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1957 x 1214 x 452
Smart TV Applications
Unknown - Click to provide data Full internet browser: Opera,Social media
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
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1954 x 1150 x 103
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Sony BRAVIA 75X9405CBU Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 75 LED TV,Touchpad remote control,3D glasses x 2,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries,IR blaster,Screws
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