LG 60UX960 vs Samsung UE55KS8000

LG 60UX960
Samsung UE55KS8000

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Slightly larger screen size Edit
The LG 60UX960 has a screen size of 60", whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 is only a 55" TV (5" 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.

Two Ethernet LAN ports Edit
The number of Ethernet LAN ports on the LG 60UX960 is two, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 only has one Ethernet LAN port.
8 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV. That's 50W higher than the LG 60UX960 (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 point one more loudspeakers Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the Samsung UE55KS8000 is four point one, but the LG 60UX960 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 60UX960 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 Samsung UE55KS8000 is four, but the LG 60UX960 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.

30% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 40.8mm thick TV. That's 12mm thinner than the LG 60UX960 (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 £216
The Samsung UE55KS8000 costs £1,395.00, whereas the LG 60UX960 is £1,611.10.
35 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£136.43 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE55KS8000 is £136.43 cheaper to run than the LG 60UX960. Read more

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Five times lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 60UX960 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 50W lower than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (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 point one less loudspeakers Edit
The LG 60UX960 has two loudspeakers, however the Samsung UE55KS8000 only has four point one 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 60UX960 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 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 LG 60UX960 has three HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE55KS8000 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.

Thicker Edit
LG 60UX960 is 52.8mm thick. That's 12mm thicker than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (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 £216
The LG 60UX960 is £216.10 more expensive than the Samsung UE55KS8000.
Less retailers
The LG 60UX960 is only stocked by 2 retailers, whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 is stocked by 37 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 nine months
The LG 60UX960 is nine months older than the Samsung UE55KS8000.
Higher running costs over five years by £136.43
The LG 60UX960 costs £272.63 to run which is £136.43 more to run than the Samsung UE55KS8000 over five years. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has a screen size of 55", however the LG 60UX960 is a 60" TV (5" 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.

Only one Ethernet LAN port Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a one Ethernet LAN port TV, whereas the LG 60UX960 only has two Ethernet LAN ports.

Awards

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Date Released

15 months Ago 7 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 270.80
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 272.63
Purchase price £ 1,611.10
Total cost of ownership £ 1,883.73
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 136.20
Purchase price £ 1,395.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,531.20
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

1.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
35
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
60"
BEST
55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 138cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

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
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 PAL
 SECAM
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner

Smart TV

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

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
10W 60W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 4
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
2
BEST
1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Game
 Game
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)

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
169W 85W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 118kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
194.8W
BEST
210W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate
RoHS Compliance Certificate
 RoHS compliance certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
52.8mm 40.8mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.7kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 25.5kg
Weight (with Stand)
25.4kg 19.9kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
276.1mm
BEST
346.2mm
Height (with Stand)
840.3mm 799.5mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,342.6mm 1,230mm
BEST
Height
788mm 712.3mm
Width
1,342.6mm 1,230mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 807mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,400mm

Packaging Content

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
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

RF Input
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
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