Samsung UN48JU6400 vs Sony KD-55X8005

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Samsung UN48JU6400
Sony KD-55X8005

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
One more RF port Edit
The Samsung UN48JU6400 has two RF ports, however the Sony KD-55X8005 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.

£240 cheaper
The Samsung UN48JU6400 is £240 cheaper than the Sony KD-55X8005.
6 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-55X8005 has a screen size of 55", but the Samsung UN48JU6400 is only a 47.6" TV (7.4" 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.

A lot faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55X8005 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Samsung UN48JU6400 is only a 120Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (80Hz 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.

One more composite video in port Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Sony KD-55X8005 is two, but the Samsung UN48JU6400 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KD-55X8005 is three, but the Samsung UN48JU6400 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KD-55X8005 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UN48JU6400 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.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony KD-55X8005 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UN48JU6400 is 92% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UN48JU6400 is a 47.6" TV. That's 7.4" smaller than the Sony KD-55X8005 (55"). 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.

67% slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UN48JU6400 is a 120Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 80Hz slower than the Sony KD-55X8005 (200Hz). 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.

Only one composite video in port Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Samsung UN48JU6400 is one, but the Sony KD-55X8005 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UN48JU6400 is two, but the Sony KD-55X8005 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UN48JU6400 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KD-55X8005 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.

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Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung UN48JU6400 is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony KD-55X8005 is 100% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
Only one RF port Edit
The Sony KD-55X8005 has one RF port, however the Samsung UN48JU6400 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.

More expensive by £240
The Sony KD-55X8005 is £240 more expensive than the Samsung UN48JU6400.
Older by four months
The Sony KD-55X8005 is four months older than the Samsung UN48JU6400.

Average User Rating

Date Released

11 months Ago 15 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 89.96
Purchase price £ 459.00
Total cost of ownership £ 548.96
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
47.6" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
120Hz 200Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 139cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
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Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 ATSC
 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
Operating System
 Android
 Android

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
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
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 2
BEST
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
OSD Language
3 32
BEST

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 3GPP
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise Plus
 BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
55W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
AC Input Frequency
 60
 60
Maximum Power Consumption
160W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Star Certification
 Energy Star certification
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
63.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
10.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight
15.1kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
11.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
203.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
688.34mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
1,087.12mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
630mm
BEST
837mm
Width
1,087.12mm
BEST
1,362mm
Packaging Height
713.74mm
BEST
837mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 229mm
Packaging Width
1,292.86mm
BEST
1,362mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cleaning Cloth
 Cleaning cloth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX100D
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 HDMI
 AC
 HDMI
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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