Grundig 55 VLX 8484 vs Sony KD-55S8505

Grundig 55 VLX 8484
Sony KD-55S8505

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Vastly higher RMS rated power Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 has an RMS rated power of 60W, however the Sony KD-55S8505 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (40W 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.

37mm thinner Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 has a thickness of 62mm, however the Sony KD-55S8505 is a 99mm thick TV (37mm 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.

Lighter Edit
Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is 14.4kg heavy. That's 8.5kg lighter than the Sony KD-55S8505 (22.9kg). 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 to run by £3.60
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 only costs £179.30 to run over five years however the Sony KD-55S8505 costs £182.90 to run (2% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is "A", whereas the rating of the Sony KD-55S8505 is "A".
3 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 (800Hz). 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55S8505 is "A", however the rating of the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
34% slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is a 600Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz slower than the Sony KD-55S8505 (800Hz). 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 two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is two, but the Sony KD-55S8505 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.

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One month older
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is older than the Sony KD-55S8505 by one month.
4 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is a 60W RMS rated power TV (40W higher). 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.

37mm thicker Edit
Sony KD-55S8505 is 99mm thick, but the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is a 62mm thick TV (37mm 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a 22.9kg heavy TV. That's 8.5kg heavier than the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 (22.9kg). 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 to run over five years by 2%
Over five years the Sony KD-55S8505 costs £182.90 to run which is £3.60 more to run than the Grundig 55 VLX 8484. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 176.26
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 179.30
Electricity cost - switched on £ 181.07
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 182.90
Purchase price £ 590.60
Total cost of ownership £ 773.50
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.89T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
600Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
600Hz 800Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PPR (Picture Perfection Rate)
 PPR (Picture Perfection Rate)
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 140cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

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
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Picasa
BEST
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Picasa
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System
 Android
 Android

Audio

Audio System
Nicam Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
60W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Studio Sound
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 DigiLink
 DigiLink
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
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
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
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
 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
 LAT

Performance

Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.265
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.265
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Clock Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clock function
Deep Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 73%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 200
 400 x 200
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
110W
BEST
113W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 157kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 227W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
62mm
BEST
99mm
Weight
14.4kg
BEST
22.9kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
235mm
BEST
274mm
Height (with Stand)
785mm 767mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,242mm 1,234mm
BEST
Height
750mm 719mm
BEST
Width
1,242mm 1,234mm
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 869mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 218mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,351mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX100D
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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