LG 60UH770 vs Samsung UE55JS8500

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LG 60UH770
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
A bit larger screen size Edit
The LG 60UH770 has a screen size of 60", whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 is only a 55" TV (5" 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.

Common interface connection Edit
The LG 60UH770 has a common interface connection, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

12kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 60UH770 has an annual energy consumption of 142kWh, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 154kWh annual energy consumption TV (12kWh higher). 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.

63% thinner Edit
LG 60UH770 is 56.3mm thick. That's 35.2mm thinner than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (91.5mm). 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.

26 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
12% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 60UH770 is £21.23 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE55JS8500. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The LG 60UH770 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE55JS8500 has a rating of "A".
8 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 3D compatible TV, but the LG 60UH770 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Faster refresh rate Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 1,900Hz refresh rate TV. That's 1,700Hz faster than the LG 60UH770 (1,900Hz). 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.

20W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has an RMS rated power of 40W, however the LG 60UH770 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE55JS8500 is three, but the LG 60UH770 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 60UH770 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.

6% lighter Edit
Samsung UE55JS8500 is 20.9kg heavy. That's 1.2kg lighter than the LG 60UH770 (20.9kg). 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.

£99 cheaper
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is £99 cheaper than the LG 60UH770.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 22 user reviews, the Samsung UE55JS8500 has an average review score of 95%, whereas the LG 60UH770 has an average rating of 76% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The LG 60UH770 is not 3D compatible, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Nine times slower refresh rate Edit
The LG 60UH770 has a refresh rate of 200Hz, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 1,900Hz refresh rate TV (1,700Hz faster). 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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 60UH770 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (40W). 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 less USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 60UH770 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 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.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 60UH770 has three HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 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.

1.2kg heavier Edit
The LG 60UH770 is a 22.1kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 20.9kg heavy TV (1.2kg 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 £99
The LG 60UH770 is £99 more expensive than the Samsung UE55JS8500.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The LG 60UH770's average user score is only 76%, however the Samsung UE55JS8500's is 95% (based on 22 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 55" TV. That's 5" smaller than the LG 60UH770 (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.

Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 does not have a common interface connection, however the LG 60UH770 does. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

8% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 154kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 12kWh higher than the LG 60UH770 (154kWh). 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.

A lot thicker Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a thickness of 91.5mm, however the LG 60UH770 is a 56.3mm thick TV (35.2mm 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 9 shops sells the Samsung UE55JS8500, but 35 stores sell the LG 60UH770. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Eleven months older
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is older than the LG 60UH770 by eleven months.
13% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £179.70 to run which is £21.23 more to run than the LG 60UH770. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the LG 60UH770 has a rating of "A+".

Awards

No awards found 4 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

9 months Ago 21 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 155.43
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 158.47
Purchase price £ 1,198.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,356.47
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 177.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 179.70
Purchase price £ 1,099.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,278.70
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.79T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.79 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Screen Size
60"
BEST
55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
Refresh Rate
200Hz 1,900Hz
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,900Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
2,500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Depth
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
151cm
BEST
138cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
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
 Digital
 Digital
TV Band
 DTV
 DTV
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature
App
 Google Apps
BEST
 Google Apps
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Music App
 Spotify
 Spotify
News App
 BBC
 BBC
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 40W
BEST
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
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
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Natural
 Movie
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Natural
 Movie
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
OSD Language
34
BEST
27
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Voice Control
 Voice control
 Voice control
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
 Google Play
 Google+
 Google Play
 Google+
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Video Compression Format
 H.265
 H.265
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Luminance
65% Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Standard
 List
 Top-text
 Fast-text
 List
 Top-text
 Fast-text

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
97W
BEST
111W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
142kWh
BEST
154kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 222W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
56.3mm
BEST
91.5mm
Weight
22.1kg 20.9kg
BEST
Package Weight
30kg 27.6kg
BEST
Package Dimensions
778 x 1348 x 56.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
24.2kg 23.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
293mm
BEST
308.4mm
Height (with Stand)
833mm 776.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,348mm 1,239.3mm
BEST
Height
778mm 723.7mm
Width
1,348mm 1,239.3mm
Packaging Height
880mm 847mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,492mm 1,375mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
MR15R Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AV
 Component
 AV
 Component
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Technical Details

RF Input
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Save Mode
 Power save mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Sound Enhancement
Harman/Kardon Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement
Super Mastering Engine Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB
DVB-T2 Freeview HD Tuner - DVB-S2 Freesat HD Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD
Smart TV Applications
Catch up TV: BBC iPlayer, My5 - Streaming: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Wuaki TV, Now TV, Spotify, Netflix 4k, Amazon Prime 4k - App store: LG Content Store, Google Play - Full internet browser: webOS Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
LG 60UH770V Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 60" LED TV - Magic remote control - Power cable - AA batteries Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

Photo Share
 Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
Football Mode
 Football mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
X-Reality PRO
 X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
Triluminos Display
 Triluminos Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
ClearAudio+
 ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Depth Enhancer
 Auto Depth Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motionflow XR
 Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
 Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrasting
 Dynamic contrasting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
ClearAudio+
 ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
ConnectShare
 ConnectShare
Unknown - Click to provide data
4K X-Reality Pro
 4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
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