LG 55UF680 vs Sony KD-55X9305

LG 55UF680
Sony KD-55X9305

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF680 is a 120kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 110kWh lower than the Sony KD-55X9305 (230kWh). 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.

33.3mm thinner Edit
The LG 55UF680 has a thickness of 56.7mm, however the Sony KD-55X9305 is a 90mm thick TV (33.3mm 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.

Two times lighter Edit
LG 55UF680 is 17.8kg heavy. That's 19.5kg lighter than the Sony KD-55X9305 (37.3kg). 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.

£399 cheaper
The LG 55UF680 is £399.01 cheaper than the Sony KD-55X9305.
Cheaper to run by £135.81
The LG 55UF680 only costs £133.23 to run over five years however the Sony KD-55X9305 costs £269.04 to run (102% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF680 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Sony KD-55X9305 is "B".
4 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is 3D compatible, whereas the LG 55UF680 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.

Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the LG 55UF680 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 has four HDMI ports, however the LG 55UF680 only has two 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.

4 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The LG 55UF680 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Sony KD-55X9305 is. 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.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 55UF680 is one, but the Sony KD-55X9305 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.

Two less HDMI ports Edit
The LG 55UF680 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Sony KD-55X9305 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 2 retailers sells the LG 55UF680, but 6 shops sell the Sony KD-55X9305. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
7 Reasons Against
110kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 has an annual energy consumption of 230kWh, however the LG 55UF680 is a 120kWh annual energy consumption TV (110kWh 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.

37% thicker Edit
Sony KD-55X9305 is 90mm thick. That's 33.3mm thicker than the LG 55UF680 (90mm). 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.

19.5kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a 37.3kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 55UF680 is a 17.8kg heavy TV (19.5kg 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 £399
The Sony KD-55X9305 is £399.01 more expensive than the LG 55UF680.
Older by one month
The Sony KD-55X9305 is one month older than the LG 55UF680.
Higher running costs over five years by £135.81
Over five years the Sony KD-55X9305 costs £269.04 to run which is £135.81 more to run than the LG 55UF680. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55X9305 is "B", however the rating of the LG 55UF680 is "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 131.40
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 133.23
Purchase price £ 599.99
Total cost of ownership £ 733.22
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 266.00
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 269.04
Purchase price £ 999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,268.04
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.66T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
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
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 139cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
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-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 90W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
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
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 2
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Format
 AC3
 AC3
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
82W
BEST
166W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
120kWh
BEST
230kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 311W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
56.7mm
BEST
90mm
Weight
17.8kg
BEST
37.3kg
Package Weight
22.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
18.1kg
BEST
37.9kg
Depth (with Stand)
237mm
BEST
255mm
Height (with Stand)
778mm
BEST
780mm
Width (with Stand)
1,240mm
BEST
1,484mm
Height
722mm
BEST
744mm
Width
1,240mm
BEST
1,484mm
Packaging Height
810mm
BEST
848mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 218mm
Packaging Width
1,330mm
BEST
1,622mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
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