LG 55UF8509 vs Samsung UE50JU6800

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LG 55UF8509
Samsung UE50JU6800

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The LG 55UF8509 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (50"). 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.

3D compatible Edit
The LG 55UF8509 is a 3D compatible TV, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 is not 3D compatible. 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.

OLED technology Edit
The LG 55UF8509 features OLED technology, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 does not feature OLED technology. Read more

Instead of using LED's, OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast then LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

One more RF port Edit
The LG 55UF8509 has two RF ports, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 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.

PC in port Edit
The LG 55UF8509 has a PC in port, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 does not have a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Local dimming Edit
The LG 55UF8509 features local dimming, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

12kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF8509 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 12kWh lower than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (129kWh). 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.

25% thinner Edit
The LG 55UF8509 has a thickness of 50.8mm, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 63.2mm thick TV (12.4mm 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.

Cheaper to run by £20.83
The LG 55UF8509 is £20.83 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE50JU6800 over five years. Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF8509 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A".
4 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE50JU6800 is three, but the LG 55UF8509 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 Samsung UE50JU6800 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 55UF8509 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.

A lot lighter Edit
Samsung UE50JU6800 is 13.4kg heavy, but the LG 55UF8509 is a 19.3kg heavy TV (5.9kg 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.

A little better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is 80%, whereas the average rating of the LG 55UF8509 is 79% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 55UF8509 is two, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 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 55UF8509 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 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% heavier Edit
LG 55UF8509 is 19.3kg heavy. That's 5.9kg heavier than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (13.4kg). 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.

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Marginally Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the LG 55UF8509 is only 79%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is 80% (based on 1 review).
11 Reasons Against
5" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a screen size of 50", but the LG 55UF8509 is a 55" 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.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is not 3D compatible, whereas the LG 55UF8509 is 3D compatible. 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.

Does not feature OLED technology Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 does not feature OLED technology, however the LG 55UF8509 does. Read more

Instead of using LED's, OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast then LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

Only one RF port Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has one RF port, however the LG 55UF8509 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.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 does not have a PC in port, however the LG 55UF8509 does. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 does not feature local dimming, but the LG 55UF8509 features local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Slightly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has an annual energy consumption of 129kWh, whereas the LG 55UF8509 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (12kWh 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.

20% thicker Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a thickness of 63.2mm. That's 12.4mm thicker than the LG 55UF8509 (63.2mm). 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.

Older by eleven months
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is eleven months older than the LG 55UF8509.
£20.83 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UE50JU6800 are £150.85 which is £20.83 more than the LG 55UF8509. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 55UF8509 is "A+".

Awards

1 Award
audiovision.de: Power Saver Award
1 Award
benchmark.pl: Good Product

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

7 months Ago 17 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 128.19
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 130.02
Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85
Purchase price £ 777.71
Total cost of ownership £ 928.56
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.65T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
BEST
 OLED technology
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 127cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 140Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 cd/m²
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
139cm
BEST
125cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
S-Video Input Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
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 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
Upgradeable Firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Upgradeable firmware
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
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Video Compression Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
Luminance
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
Smartphone Remote Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote feature
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
80W
BEST
93W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
129kWh
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 230
 110 - 230
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 226W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
50.8mm
BEST
63.2mm
Weight
19.3kg 13.4kg
BEST
Package Weight
25.9kg 19.2kg
BEST
Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 1362 x 748 x 152
Weight (with Stand)
20.4kg 14.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
260.6mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
781.6mm 706.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,234.8mm 1,128.9mm
BEST
Height
727.3mm 654.4mm
BEST
Width
1,234.8mm 1,128.9mm
BEST
Packaging Height
810mm 748mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,330mm
BEST
1,362mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Eco Sensor,Auto Power Off

Other Features

Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 1128.9 x 719.6 x 310.5
Sound Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby Digital Plus
Multimedia
Unknown - Click to provide data Screen mirroring
Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD Remastering Engine
Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1128.9 x 719.6 x 310.5
Smart TV Applications
Unknown - Click to provide data BBC iPlayer,ITV player,All 4,Demand 5,Netflix,Amazon Prime,built-in UHD content,App store: Samsung App Store,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter,Skype,Please note: Apps shown are available or coming soon on all 2015 Smart TV models,Blu-Ray and Home Theatre Players.
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1128.9 x 654.4 x 310.5
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Samsung UE50JU6800 Smart Ultra HD 4k 50 LED TV,Remote control,User manual,E manual,AC power cable
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