LG 55UF950 vs Sony KDL-65W859

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LG 55UF950
Sony KDL-65W859

Top Prices

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Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock, only 1 left!
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FREE Standard delivery
In stock
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FREE Standard delivery
In stock
RLR Distribution
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Currys
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (10 available)
PC World
Out of stock

Reasons For

8 Reasons For
20W higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UF950 has an RMS rated power of 40W, whereas the Sony KDL-65W859 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (20W 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.

Four loudspeakers Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the LG 55UF950 is four, but the Sony KDL-65W859 only has two 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.

Two more RF ports Edit
The LG 55UF950 is a three RF port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-65W859 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF950 is a 153kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 18kWh lower than the Sony KDL-65W859 (171kWh). 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.

Significantly thinner Edit
The LG 55UF950 is a 47.6mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-65W859 is a 78mm thick TV (30.4mm thicker). 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.

24% lighter Edit
The LG 55UF950 has a weight of 19kg. That's 4.4kg lighter than the Sony KDL-65W859 (23.4kg). 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.

Available from 9 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£31.88 cheaper to run
The LG 55UF950 is £31.88 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-65W859 over five years. Read more
4 Reasons For
10" larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 has a screen size of 65", whereas the LG 55UF950 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 55UF950 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.

Cheaper by £180
The Sony KDL-65W859 costs £180 less than the LG 55UF950.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KDL-65W859 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the LG 55UF950 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
19% smaller screen size Edit
The LG 55UF950 is a 55" TV. That's 10" smaller than the Sony KDL-65W859 (65"). 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The LG 55UF950 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KDL-65W859 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.

£180 more expensive
The LG 55UF950 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-65W859 by £180.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The LG 55UF950 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Sony KDL-65W859 has a rating of "A+".
8 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the LG 55UF950 (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.

Two less loudspeakers Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 has two loudspeakers, however the LG 55UF950 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.

Only one RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Sony KDL-65W859 is one, but the LG 55UF950 only has three 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.

11% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 has an annual energy consumption of 171kWh, however the LG 55UF950 is a 153kWh annual energy consumption TV (18kWh 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.

Thicker Edit
Sony KDL-65W859 is 78mm thick. That's 30.4mm thicker than the LG 55UF950 (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.

4.4kg heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 is a 23.4kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 55UF950 is a 19kg heavy TV (4.4kg 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.

Less retailers
The Sony KDL-65W859 is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the LG 55UF950 is stocked by 11 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
£31.88 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Sony KDL-65W859 costs £200.13 to run which is £31.88 more to run than the LG 55UF950. Show assumptions.

Awards

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 168.25
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 168.25
Purchase price £ 1,279.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,447.25
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 197.09
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 200.13
Purchase price £ 1,099.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,299.13
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.84T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.84 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.99T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.99 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 65"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
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
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 163.9cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

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
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data NICAM/A2
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
4
BEST
2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
3
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 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 3GPP
 DIVX
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 WAV
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 WAV
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
105W
BEST
123W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
153kWh
BEST
171kWh

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47.6mm
BEST
78mm
Weight
19kg
BEST
23.4kg
Package Weight
26.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
22.2kg
BEST
24.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
240mm
BEST
265mm
Height (with Stand)
773mm
BEST
891mm
Width (with Stand)
1,236mm
BEST
1,455mm
Height
722mm 843mm
Width
1,236mm 1,455mm
Packaging Height
810mm
BEST
943mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm
Packaging Width
1,330mm
BEST
1,553mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Feedback