Samsung UE55J5502 vs Sony KD-55S8505

Samsung UE55J5502
Sony KD-55S8505

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Two RF ports Edit
The Samsung UE55J5502 has two RF ports, however the Sony KD-55S8505 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.

A lot lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55J5502 has an annual energy consumption of 118kWh, whereas the Sony KD-55S8505 is a 157kWh annual energy consumption TV (39kWh 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.

Cheaper to run by £44.87
Over five years the Samsung UE55J5502 only costs £138.03 to run however the Sony KD-55S8505 costs £182.90 to run (33% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung UE55J5502 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Sony KD-55S8505 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is 3D compatible, however the Samsung UE55J5502 is not. 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.

800Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 has a motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz, whereas the Samsung UE55J5502 is only a unknownHz motion interpolation frequency TV (800Hz 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 USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the Samsung UE55J5502 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 number of HDMI ports on the Sony KD-55S8505 is four, but the Samsung UE55J5502 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE55J5502 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Sony KD-55S8505 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE55J5502 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.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UE55J5502 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KD-55S8505 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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5 Reasons Against
Only one RF port Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a one RF port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55J5502 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-55S8505 has an annual energy consumption of 157kWh, but the Samsung UE55J5502 is a 118kWh annual energy consumption TV (39kWh 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.

Older by three months
The Sony KD-55S8505 is three months older than the Samsung UE55J5502.
Higher running costs over five years by £44.87
Over five years the Sony KD-55S8505 costs £182.90 to run which is £44.87 more to run than the Samsung UE55J5502. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55S8505 is "A", but the rating of the Samsung UE55J5502 is "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 138.03
Electricity cost - switched on £ 181.07
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 182.90
Purchase price £ 809.00
Total cost of ownership £ 991.90
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.69T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
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
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
138cm 140cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
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
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
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)

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 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
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Animation
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Animation
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 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
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
85W
BEST
113W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
118kWh
BEST
157kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 227W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 99mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 22.9kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 274mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 767mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,234mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 719mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,234mm
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

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
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