LG 65EF950 vs Samsung UE65KS8000

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LG 65EF950
Samsung UE65KS8000

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 65EF950 is two, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 only has one USB 2.0 port. 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
LG 65EF950 is 19.9kg heavy, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 35.9kg heavy TV (16kg 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.

Cheaper to run by £4.58
Over five years the LG 65EF950 only costs £184.50 to run however the Samsung UE65KS8000 costs £189.08 to run (2% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 65EF950 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 has a rating of "A+".
10 Reasons For
67% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV. That's 40W higher than the LG 65EF950 (60W). 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 more loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has four loudspeakers, however the LG 65EF950 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has four HDMI ports, however the LG 65EF950 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.

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 only has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Moderately lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has an annual energy consumption of 164kWh, however the LG 65EF950 is a 166kWh annual energy consumption TV (2kWh 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.

Thinner Edit
Samsung UE65KS8000 is 40.8mm thick. That's 9.1mm thinner than the LG 65EF950 (40.8mm). 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.

Cheaper by £1,154
The Samsung UE65KS8000 costs £1,154 less than the LG 65EF950.
30 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Better selling
The Samsung UE65KS8000 ranks No. 37991 by number of sales, however the LG 65EF950 ranks No. 281255.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the LG 65EF950 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 40W lower than the Samsung UE65KS8000 (60W). 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 LG 65EF950 is a two loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 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 three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 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.

Only one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port Edit
The number of USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports on the LG 65EF950 is one, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 only has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Moderately higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EF950 has an annual energy consumption of 166kWh, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 164kWh annual energy consumption TV (2kWh 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.

19% thicker Edit
The LG 65EF950 has a thickness of 49.9mm. That's 9.1mm thicker than the Samsung UE65KS8000 (40.8mm). 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.

More expensive by £1,154
The LG 65EF950 is £1,154 more expensive than the Samsung UE65KS8000.
Fewer sellers
The LG 65EF950 is only stocked by 6 stores, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 is stocked by 36 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by nine months
The LG 65EF950 is nine months older than the Samsung UE65KS8000.
Less popular
The LG 65EF950 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 281255 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 ranks No. 37991.
3 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 35.9kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 is a 19.9kg heavy TV (16kg 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.

£4.58 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Samsung UE65KS8000 are £189.08 which is £4.58 more than the LG 65EF950 over five years. Show assumptions.

Awards

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Date Released

15 months Ago 6 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 182.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 184.50
Purchase price £ 2,999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,183.50
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 189.08
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 189.08
Purchase price £ 1,845.00
Total cost of ownership £ 2,034.08
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.92T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.92 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.94T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.94 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
65" 65"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2300
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
164cm
BEST
163cm
Colour Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Channel
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
Video On Demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
Equaliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Equaliser
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 60W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 4
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 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
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 3
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
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
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing
Ethernet Interface Type
 Gigabit
 Gigabit Ethernet
 Gigabit
 Gigabit Ethernet

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
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
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Motion Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motion control
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
114W
BEST
118W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
166kWh 164kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 235W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
Ziggo Certified
 Ziggo certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
49.9mm 40.8mm
BEST
Weight
19.9kg
BEST
35.9kg
Package Weight
33.7kg 26.6kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
24.5kg
BEST
28.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
236mm
BEST
414.1mm
Height (with Stand)
883mm
BEST
929.9mm
Width (with Stand)
1,450mm 1,448.9mm
BEST
Height
842mm 835.8mm
BEST
Width
1,450mm 1,448.9mm
BEST
Packaging Height
935mm 909mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
228mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,679mm 1,548mm
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1680A+TM1240A
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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