Samsung UE55KU6470 vs Sony KD-55XD8005

Samsung UE55KU6470
Sony KD-55XD8005

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
One more RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE55KU6470 is two, but the Sony KD-55XD8005 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.

£148 cheaper
The Samsung UE55KU6470 costs £148.05 less than the Sony KD-55XD8005.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55KU6470 is "A", however the rating of the Sony KD-55XD8005 is "A".
8 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KD-55XD8005 is three, but the Samsung UE55KU6470 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-55XD8005 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung UE55KU6470 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.

25kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8005 has an annual energy consumption of 129kWh, whereas the Samsung UE55KU6470 is a 154kWh annual energy consumption TV (25kWh 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.

26% thinner Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8005 has a thickness of 44mm. That's 11.2mm thinner than the Samsung UE55KU6470 (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.

Lighter Edit
Sony KD-55XD8005 is 14.7kg heavy, but the Samsung UE55KU6470 is a 17.2kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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.

20 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £25.81
Over five years the Sony KD-55XD8005 is £25.81 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE55KU6470. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KD-55XD8005 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Samsung UE55KU6470 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6470 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KD-55XD8005 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 Samsung UE55KU6470 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KD-55XD8005 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.

17% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6470 is a 154kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 25kWh higher than the Sony KD-55XD8005 (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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE55KU6470 is 55.2mm thick, but the Sony KD-55XD8005 is a 44mm thick TV (11.2mm thinner). 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.

2.5kg heavier Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6470 is a 17.2kg heavy TV. That's 2.5kg heavier than the Sony KD-55XD8005 (14.7kg). 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.

Less retailers
Only 3 retailers sells the Samsung UE55KU6470, whereas 23 stores sell the Sony KD-55XD8005. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Three months older
The Samsung UE55KU6470 is older than the Sony KD-55XD8005 by three months.
More expensive to run over five years by 17%
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UE55KU6470 are £177.87 which is £25.81 more than the Sony KD-55XD8005. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
Only one RF port Edit
The Sony KD-55XD8005 has one RF port, however the Samsung UE55KU6470 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.

More expensive by £148
The Sony KD-55XD8005 is £148.05 more expensive than the Samsung UE55KU6470.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 177.87
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 177.87
Purchase price £ 649.95
Total cost of ownership £ 827.82
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 152.06
Purchase price £ 798.00
Total cost of ownership £ 950.06
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.88T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.88 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
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" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Ultra Contrast
 Ultra Contrast
Display Diagonal
138cm 139cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
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 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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
 Bluetooth connection
 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
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Natural
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Sports
 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
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Sony TRILUMINOS Display
 Sony TRILUMINOS Display
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
 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
111W 93W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
154kWh 129kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
170W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.2mm 44mm
BEST
Weight
17.2kg 14.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
25.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
19.4kg 18kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
334.2mm 262mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
783.7mm 769mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,237.2mm 1,231mm
BEST
Height
716.1mm
BEST
717mm
Width
1,237.2mm 1,231mm
BEST
Packaging Height
819mm
BEST
825mm
Packaging Width
1,425mm
BEST
1,552mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1680A Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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