LG 65EF950 vs Sony KD-65X8509

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LG 65EF950
Sony KD-65X8509

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
OLED technology Edit
The LG 65EF950 features OLED technology, however the Sony KD-65X8509 does not feature OLED technology. Read more

Instead of using LED's, OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast then LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

Two RF ports Edit
The number of RF ports on the LG 65EF950 is two, but the Sony KD-65X8509 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.

25% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EF950 has an annual energy consumption of 166kWh, however the Sony KD-65X8509 is a 207kWh annual energy consumption TV (41kWh 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.

57% thinner Edit
LG 65EF950 is 49.9mm thick. That's 28.1mm thinner than the Sony KD-65X8509 (78mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

4.2kg lighter Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a 19.9kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 is a 24.1kg heavy TV (4.2kg 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.

24% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 65EF950 is £57.30 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-65X8509. Read more
Better selling
The LG 65EF950 ranks No. 283256 by number of sales, however the Sony KD-65X8509 ranks No. 291440.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The LG 65EF950 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Sony KD-65X8509 has a rating of "A".
Four more awards
The LG 65EF950 has 5 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 has 1 award.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the LG 65EF950 is 89%, however the average rating of the Sony KD-65X8509 is 72% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons For
Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 has four HDMI ports, however the LG 65EF950 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.

£1,950 cheaper
The Sony KD-65X8509 costs £1,950 less than the LG 65EF950.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 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 65EF950 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KD-65X8509 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.

More expensive by £1,950
The LG 65EF950 is £1,950 more expensive than the Sony KD-65X8509.
11 Reasons Against
Does not feature OLED technology Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 does not feature OLED technology, but the LG 65EF950 features OLED technology. Read more

Instead of using LED's, OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast then LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

One less RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Sony KD-65X8509 is one, but the LG 65EF950 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.

20% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 207kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 41kWh higher than the LG 65EF950 (207kWh). 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.

28.1mm thicker Edit
Sony KD-65X8509 is 78mm thick, but the LG 65EF950 is a 49.9mm thick TV (28.1mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

4.2kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 24.1kg heavy TV. That's 4.2kg heavier than the LG 65EF950 (24.1kg). 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.

Six months older
The Sony KD-65X8509 is older than the LG 65EF950 by six months.
More expensive to run over five years by 31%
The running costs of the Sony KD-65X8509 are £241.80 which is £57.30 more than the LG 65EF950 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Sony KD-65X8509 ranks No. 291440 by sales volume, however the LG 65EF950 ranks No. 283256.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Sony KD-65X8509 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the LG 65EF950 has a rating of "A+".
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony KD-65X8509 has received 1 award, the LG 65EF950 has received 5 awards.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Sony KD-65X8509's average expert rating is only 72%, however the LG 65EF950's is 89% (based on 11 reviews).

Awards

5 Awards
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
1 Award
flatpanelshd.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

15 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 182.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 184.50
Purchase price £ 2,999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,183.50
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 238.76
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 241.80
Purchase price £ 1,049.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,290.80
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.92T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.92 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
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).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
65" 65"
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
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
BEST
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
164cm 164cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED

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-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
2.0 5.0
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 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
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth 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
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
 Graphics
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
 Graphics
 Animation
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
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
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
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% 72%

Ergonomics

Smartphone Remote Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote feature
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
114W
BEST
149W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
166kWh
BEST
207kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 288W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ziggo Certified
 Ziggo certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
49.9mm
BEST
78mm
Weight
19.9kg
BEST
24.1kg
Package Weight
33.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
24.5kg
BEST
25.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
236mm
BEST
265mm
Height (with Stand)
883mm
BEST
892mm
Width (with Stand)
1,450mm
BEST
1,453mm
Height
842mm
BEST
844mm
Width
1,450mm
BEST
1,453mm
Packaging Height
935mm
BEST
943mm
Packaging Depth
228mm 224mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,679mm 1,553mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Special Features

Triluminos Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Triluminos Display
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4K X-Reality Pro
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