Samsung UE78HU8500 vs Sony KD-75X8505

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Samsung UE78HU8500
Sony KD-75X8505

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 78" TV. That's 3" larger than the Sony KD-75X8505 (75"). 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.

20W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has an RMS rated power of 40W, whereas the Sony KD-75X8505 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 Samsung UE78HU8500 is four, but the Sony KD-75X8505 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.

One more RF port Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Sony KD-75X8505 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 Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 264kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 55kWh lower than the Sony KD-75X8505 (319kWh). 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.

£65.31 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is £65.31 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-75X8505 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE78HU8500 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KD-75X8505 is "B".
2 Reasons For
One more composite video in port Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 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.

A lot lighter Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 has a weight of 34.8kg, however the Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 45.9kg heavy TV (11.1kg 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Only one composite video in port Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has one composite video in port, however the Sony KD-75X8505 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.

25% heavier Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a weight of 45.9kg. That's 11.1kg heavier than the Sony KD-75X8505 (34.8kg). 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.

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Eleven months older
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is older than the Sony KD-75X8505 by eleven months.
7 Reasons Against
3" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 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.

20W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (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 number of loudspeakers on the Sony KD-75X8505 is two, 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.

Only one RF port Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 is a one RF port TV, whereas the Samsung UE78HU8500 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 has an annual energy consumption of 319kWh, but the Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 264kWh annual energy consumption TV (55kWh 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.

£65.31 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-75X8505 are £371.59 which is £65.31 more than the Samsung UE78HU8500. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-75X8505 is "B", but the rating of the Samsung UE78HU8500 is "A".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 304.45
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 306.28
Electricity cost - switched on £ 368.55
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 371.59
Purchase price £ 3,599.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,970.59
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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.
1.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
47
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
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
BEST
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Format Adjustment
 Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
197cm
BEST
190cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Smart TV

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

Audio

Audio System
Front Firing + New Waveguide Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
30W 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
Auto Volume Leveler
 Auto volume leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
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
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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+
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
 Picture in picture function
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
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise Technology
 BD wise technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 600 x 400
 600 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling Stand
 Swivelling stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
190W
BEST
230W
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
319kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
380W
BEST
425W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 79mm
Weight
45.9kg 34.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
68.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
52.5kg 36.3kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
370.5mm 323mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
1,069.9mm 1,019mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,754.2mm 1,675mm
BEST
Height
1,023.3mm 970mm
Width
1,754.2mm 1,675mm
Packaging Height
1,179mm 224mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
437mm
BEST
1,068mm
Packaging Width
1,903mm 1,775mm
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
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 IR
 AC
 IR
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
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
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
HDMI in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
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