LG 65EC970 vs Sony KD-55X8509

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LG 65EC970
Sony KD-55X8509

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The LG 65EC970 has a screen size of 65", but the Sony KD-55X8509 is only a 55" TV (10" 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.

Included 3D glasses Edit
The LG 65EC970 features included 3D glasses, but the Sony KD-55X8509 does not.
8 Reasons For
Faster refresh rate Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 has a refresh rate of 100Hz, but the LG 65EC970 is only a unknownHz refresh rate TV (100Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

1,000Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, whereas the LG 65EC970 is only a unknownHz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,000Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

20W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the LG 65EC970 (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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 65EC970 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.

17% lighter Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 has a weight of 19.9kg, however the LG 65EC970 is a 23.2kg heavy TV (3.3kg 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 £3,091
The Sony KD-55X8509 costs £208.00, whereas the LG 65EC970 is £3,299.00.
3 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£58.08 cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KD-55X8509 is £58.08 cheaper to run than the LG 65EC970. Read more

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 65EC970 is two, but the Sony KD-55X8509 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.

Heavier Edit
LG 65EC970 is 23.2kg heavy, but the Sony KD-55X8509 is a 19.9kg heavy TV (3.3kg 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.

More expensive by £3,091
The LG 65EC970 is £3,091 more expensive than the Sony KD-55X8509.
Fewer sellers
The LG 65EC970 is only stocked by 4 stores, but the Sony KD-55X8509 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by six months
The LG 65EC970 is six months older than the Sony KD-55X8509.
£58.08 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the LG 65EC970 are £245.39 which is £58.08 more than the Sony KD-55X8509. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
19% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 has a screen size of 55", however the LG 65EC970 is a 65" TV (10" 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.

Does not feature included 3D glasses Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 does not feature included 3D glasses, but the LG 65EC970 features included 3D glasses.

Awards

6 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

28 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 243.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 245.39
Purchase price £ 3,299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,544.39
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 184.27
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 187.31
Purchase price £ 208.00
Total cost of ownership £ 395.31
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Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

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.
0.93T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
65"
BEST
55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 16:9
 14:9
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 140cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature
App
 Skype
BEST
 Skype
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Personal
 Vivid
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
 Personal
 Vivid
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 AAC++
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Saving Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen saving function
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Heavy Metals Free
 Hg (mercury)
 Hg (mercury)

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
152W 115W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
222kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 60mm
Weight
23.2kg 19.9kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 21kg
Depth (with Stand)
1,598.7mm 222mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
453.2mm
BEST
759mm
Width (with Stand)
2,300.1mm 1,236mm
BEST
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 722mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,236mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 838mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,330mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
BEST
 Included 3D glasses
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight

Special Features

Football Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Football mode
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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