Samsung UE40KU6000 vs Sony KD-43XD8077

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Samsung UE40KU6000
Sony KD-43XD8077

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
33% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is an 86kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 28kWh lower than the Sony KD-43XD8077 (114kWh). 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.

60% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 has a weight of 7.7kg. That's 4.6kg lighter than the Sony KD-43XD8077 (12.3kg). 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.

£374 cheaper
The Samsung UE40KU6000 costs £175.00, whereas the Sony KD-43XD8077 is £549.00.
Available from 50 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£33.26 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is £33.26 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-43XD8077 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1738 by sales volume in our TVs, but the Sony KD-43XD8077 ranks No. 5131.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE40KU6000 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KD-43XD8077 is "B".
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 24 user reviews, the Samsung UE40KU6000 has an average review score of 82%, but the Sony KD-43XD8077 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons For
Moderately larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-43XD8077 has a screen size of 43", whereas the Samsung UE40KU6000 is only a 40" TV (3" 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-43XD8077 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, but the Samsung UE40KU6000 is only a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (300Hz 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-43XD8077 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE40KU6000 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-43XD8077 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE40KU6000 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.

40% thinner Edit
Sony KD-43XD8077 is 45mm thick. That's 17.6mm thinner than the Samsung UE40KU6000 (45mm). 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Sony KD-43XD8077 (43"). 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.

300Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz slower than the Sony KD-43XD8077 (400Hz). 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KD-43XD8077 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 number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE40KU6000 is three, but the Sony KD-43XD8077 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.

A lot thicker Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is a 62.6mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-43XD8077 is a 45mm thick TV (17.6mm 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.

Four months older
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is older than the Sony KD-43XD8077 by four months.
8 Reasons Against
25% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43XD8077 has an annual energy consumption of 114kWh, however the Samsung UE40KU6000 is an 86kWh annual energy consumption TV (28kWh 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.

4.6kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-43XD8077 is a 12.3kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE40KU6000 is a 7.7kg heavy TV (4.6kg 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 £374
The Sony KD-43XD8077 is £374 more expensive than the Samsung UE40KU6000.
Less retailers
The Sony KD-43XD8077 is only stocked by 22 retailers, whereas the Samsung UE40KU6000 is stocked by 72 sellers. 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.
Higher running costs over five years by £33.26
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-43XD8077 are £134.44 which is £33.26 more than the Samsung UE40KU6000. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Sony KD-43XD8077 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5131 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Samsung UE40KU6000 ranks No. 1738.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43XD8077 is "B", however the rating of the Samsung UE40KU6000 is "A".
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Sony KD-43XD8077's average user score is 80%, however the Samsung UE40KU6000's is 82% (based on 24 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

7 months Ago 2 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 99.35
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 101.18
Purchase price £ 175.00
Total cost of ownership £ 276.18
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 131.40
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 134.44
Purchase price £ 549.00
Total cost of ownership £ 683.44
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 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
40" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
1,300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rate
 50 Hz
 50 Hz
BEST
Display Diagonal
101cm 108cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED

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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Video App
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Operating System
 Tizen
 Tizen
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
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
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
1 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
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
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
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
Web Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Movie
 Movie
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
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
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
OSD Language
27 32
BEST

Performance

Video Format
 AVI
 ASF
 AVI
 ASF
Audio Format
 MP3
 MP3
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Channel List Copy Function
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Luminance
Unknown - Click to provide data 75%
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 75%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
62W
BEST
82W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
86kWh
BEST
114kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
125W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Saving Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy saving mode

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
62.6mm 45mm
BEST
Weight
7.7kg
BEST
12.3kg
Package Weight
10.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
8.6kg
BEST
13.2kg
Depth (with Stand)
288.1mm 216mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
596.5mm
BEST
612mm
Width (with Stand)
917.7mm
BEST
960mm
Height
535.7mm
BEST
564mm
Width
917.7mm
BEST
960mm
Packaging Height
623mm
BEST
705mm
Packaging Width
1,165mm 1,078mm
BEST

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
TM1240A RMF-TX200E
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

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out port
RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Other Features

Stand Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 510mm
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