LG 98UB980 vs Sony KD-85X9505

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LG 98UB980
Sony KD-85X9505

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
13" larger screen size Edit
The LG 98UB980 is a 98" TV. That's 13" larger than the Sony KD-85X9505 (85"). 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.

16% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 98UB980 is a 383kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 61kWh lower than the Sony KD-85X9505 (444kWh). 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.

£1,000 cheaper
The LG 98UB980 costs £1,000 less than the Sony KD-85X9505.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
52% cheaper to run
The LG 98UB980 is £461.49 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-85X9505 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 98UB980 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KD-85X9505 is "B".
5 Reasons For
Vastly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-85X9505 has a motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz, however the LG 98UB980 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.

Vastly higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-85X9505 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 40W higher than the LG 98UB980 (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 more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KD-85X9505 is three, but the LG 98UB980 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 Sony KD-85X9505 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 98UB980 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.

A lot lighter Edit
Sony KD-85X9505 is 73.7kg heavy, but the LG 98UB980 is a 93kg heavy TV (19.3kg 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 two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The LG 98UB980 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KD-85X9505 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The LG 98UB980 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KD-85X9505 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.

19.3kg heavier Edit
The LG 98UB980 is a 93kg heavy TV. That's 19.3kg heavier than the Sony KD-85X9505 (73.7kg). 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.

Two months older
The LG 98UB980 is older than the Sony KD-85X9505 by two months.
6 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-85X9505 has a screen size of 85", but the LG 98UB980 is a 98" TV (13" 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.

61kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-85X9505 has an annual energy consumption of 444kWh, whereas the LG 98UB980 is a 383kWh annual energy consumption TV (61kWh 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.

More expensive by £1,000
The Sony KD-85X9505 is £1,000 more expensive than the LG 98UB980.
Fewer sellers
The Sony KD-85X9505 is only stocked by 2 retailers, but the LG 98UB980 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£461.49 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Sony KD-85X9505 costs £883.15 to run which is £461.49 more to run than the LG 98UB980. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-85X9505 is "B", whereas the rating of the LG 98UB980 is "A+".

Awards

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01net.com: 5 Star

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Date Released

32 months Ago 30 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 419.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 421.66
Purchase price £ 18,999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 19,420.66
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 881.32
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 883.15
Purchase price £ 19,999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 20,882.15
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

2.1T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
54
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
4.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
112
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
98"
BEST
85"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
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
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 215cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB-CI+
Tuner
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 40W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi 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
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama feature
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Metallic
 Metallic

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 600 x 400
 600 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
262W
BEST
550W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
383kWh
BEST
444kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
93kg 73.7kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
98kg 77kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
453.2mm 452mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
1,600.8mm 1,214mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
2,302.4mm 1,957mm
BEST
Height
1,252.1mm 1,150mm
BEST
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,954mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Included
 Camera included
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight
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