Samsung UE55KU6000 vs Sony KD-65XD8599

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Samsung UE55KU6000
Sony KD-65XD8599

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Two RF ports Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Sony KD-65XD8599 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.

11kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has an annual energy consumption of 154kWh, but the Sony KD-65XD8599 is a 165kWh annual energy consumption TV (11kWh 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.

5.3kg lighter Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has a weight of 15kg, however the Sony KD-65XD8599 is a 20.3kg heavy TV (5.3kg 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.

Cheaper by £805
The Samsung UE55KU6000 costs £593.96, whereas the Sony KD-65XD8599 is £1,398.99.
36 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
7 Reasons For
10" larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-65XD8599 has a screen size of 65", whereas the Samsung UE55KU6000 is only a 55" TV (10" 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.

Hugely faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-65XD8599 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, but the Samsung UE55KU6000 is only a 120Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (880Hz 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-65XD8599 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55KU6000 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-65XD8599 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE55KU6000 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.

44% thinner Edit
Sony KD-65XD8599 is 44mm thick. That's 19.2mm thinner than the Samsung UE55KU6000 (44mm). 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.

38% cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KD-65XD8599 is £120.58 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE55KU6000. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KD-65XD8599 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE55KU6000 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
19% smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has a screen size of 55", however the Sony KD-65XD8599 is a 65" TV (10" 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.

Eight times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has a motion interpolation frequency of 120Hz, whereas the Sony KD-65XD8599 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (880Hz faster). 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 less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KD-65XD8599 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 number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE55KU6000 is three, but the Sony KD-65XD8599 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.

31% thicker Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 is a 63.2mm thick TV. That's 19.2mm thicker than the Sony KD-65XD8599 (44mm). 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.

Higher running costs over five years by £120.58
The running costs over five years of the Samsung UE55KU6000 are £314.30 which is £120.58 more than the Sony KD-65XD8599. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55KU6000 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KD-65XD8599 is "A+".
6 Reasons Against
Only one RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Sony KD-65XD8599 is one, but the Samsung UE55KU6000 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.

11kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-65XD8599 has an annual energy consumption of 165kWh, however the Samsung UE55KU6000 is a 154kWh annual energy consumption TV (11kWh 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.

5.3kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-65XD8599 is a 20.3kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE55KU6000 is a 15kg heavy TV (5.3kg 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 £805
The Sony KD-65XD8599 is £805.03 more expensive than the Samsung UE55KU6000.
Less retailers
The Sony KD-65XD8599 is only stocked by 24 stores, whereas the Samsung UE55KU6000 is stocked by 60 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Sony KD-65XD8599 is three months older than the Samsung UE55KU6000.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 312.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 314.30
Purchase price £ 593.96
Total cost of ownership £ 908.26
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 190.68
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 193.72
Purchase price £ 1,398.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,592.71
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
40
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.96T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.96 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 65"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
120Hz 1,000Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rate
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
138cm 164cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
 Digital audio coaxial out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 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
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CAT
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Firmware Upgrade Method
 USB
 USB

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Sony X-Reality PRO
 Sony X-Reality PRO
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Channel List Copy Function
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 76%

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
195W 119W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Average Power Consumption
111W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
154kWh
BEST
165kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
195W
BEST
214W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Star Certification
 Energy Star certification
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
63.2mm 44mm
BEST
Weight
15kg
BEST
20.3kg
Package Weight
22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
16kg
BEST
23.9kg
Depth (with Stand)
310.5mm 279mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
787.5mm
BEST
894mm
Width (with Stand)
1,242.6mm
BEST
1,454mm
Height
718.4mm 842mm
Width
1,242.6mm 1,454mm
Packaging Height
819mm
BEST
959mm
Packaging Width
1,485mm
BEST
1,763mm

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
TM1240A Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

Package Weight
22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type
UHD Dimming Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in processor
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