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Samsung UE78HU8500 vs Sony FWD-85X9600

Samsung UE78HU8500 vs Sony FWD-85X9600

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Samsung UE78HU8500
Sony FWD-85X9600

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
400Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,200Hz, however the Sony FWD-85X9600 is only an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (400Hz 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.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

43% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 70W RMS rated power TV. That's 30W higher than the Sony FWD-85X9600 (40W). 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 more loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a six loudspeaker TV, whereas the Sony FWD-85X9600 only has four 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.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a common interface (CI) slot, whereas the Sony FWD-85X9600 does not. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Cheaper to run by £208.32
Over five years the Samsung UE78HU8500 only costs £306.28 to run however the Sony FWD-85X9600 costs £514.60 to run (68% more). Read more
1 Reason For
9% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is an 85" TV. That's 7" larger than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (85"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
7" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a display diagonal of 78", but the Sony FWD-85X9600 is an 85" TV (7" larger). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

5 Reasons Against
50% slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz slower than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (800Hz). 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.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 has an RMS rated power of 40W, however the Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 70W RMS rated power TV (30W higher). 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.

Only four loudspeakers Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is a four loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE78HU8500 only has six 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.

Over two years older
The Sony FWD-85X9600 is older than the Samsung UE78HU8500 by two years.
More expensive to run over five years by 68%
The Sony FWD-85X9600 costs £514.60 to run which is £208.32 more to run than the Samsung UE78HU8500 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

6 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 304.45
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 306.28
Electricity cost - switched on £ 512.77
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 514.60

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
39
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
2.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
65
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
78" 85"
BEST
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 4000:1
 4000:1
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Color Enhancer
 Wide color enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 585 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 Zoom
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 4:3
Display Diagonal (metric)
198cm 214.8cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
30W Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Volume Leveler
 Auto volume leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
70W
BEST
40W
Loudspeaker
6
BEST
4
Dolby Technology
 MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11
 DTS
 MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11
 DTS
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Skype
Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 TV SideView
 TV SideView
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 75%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
190W
BEST
320W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
133W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
264kWh
BEST
444kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
380W
BEST
550W
Input Voltage
 240
 220 - 240
 220
 240
 220 - 240
 220

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Twin Tuner
 Twin tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
2tuner(s) 2tuner(s)

Performance

Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise
 BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
 Clock function
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Sony X-Reality PRO
 Sony TRILUMINOS Display
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Sony X-Reality PRO
 Sony TRILUMINOS Display

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Included
 Camera included
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Glasses Quantity
2 2
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Quick Installation Guide
 Quick installation guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 600 x 400
 600 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Movie
 Movie
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
Number of OSD Languages
28 30
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
45.9kg
BEST
70.8kg
Package Weight
68.5kg
BEST
105kg
Weight With Stand
52.5kg
BEST
73.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
370.5mm
BEST
452mm
Height (with Stand)
1,069.9mm
BEST
1,214mm
Width (with Stand)
1,754.2mm
BEST
1,957mm
Height
1,023.3mm 1,150mm
Width
1,754.2mm 1,954mm
Package Height
437mm
BEST
1,397mm
Package Depth
437mm
BEST
621mm
Package Width
1,903mm
BEST
2,090mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
BEST
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
3
BEST
2
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Remote (IR) Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Light Sensor
 Light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
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