Samsung UE78HU8500 vs Sony FWD-85X9600

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Samsung UE78HU8500
Sony FWD-85X9600

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Reasons For

6 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. 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.

Smart TV Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 supports smart TV, whereas the Sony FWD-85X9600 does not support smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 supports common interface Plus (CI+), however the Sony FWD-85X9600 does not support common interface Plus (CI+).
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has a common interface (CI), 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
Samsung UE78HU8500 is 45.9kg heavy, but the Sony FWD-85X9600 is a 70.8kg heavy TV (24.9kg 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.

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

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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons 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

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.

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Older by one month
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is one month older than the Sony FWD-85X9600.
6 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. 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.

Does not support smart TV Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 does not support smart TV, however the Samsung UE78HU8500 supports smart TV. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not support common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 does not support common interface Plus (CI+), but the Samsung UE78HU8500 supports common interface Plus (CI+).
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The Sony FWD-85X9600 does not have a common interface (CI), however the Samsung UE78HU8500 has a common interface (CI). 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.

Heavier Edit
Sony FWD-85X9600 is 70.8kg heavy. That's 24.9kg heavier than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (70.8kg). 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 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

29 months Ago 28 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
Purchase price £ 14,822.40
Total cost of ownership £ 15,337.00
Details

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 Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Format Adjustments
 Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
197cm 214.8cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
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 Type
 Analog
 Analog
Number of Tuners
5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Front Firing + New Waveguide Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
30W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W 40W
Number of Loudspeakers
4 4
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
 Auto volume leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 2
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
RS-232 Ports
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 Ports Quantity
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
27 30
BEST

Performance

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

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 600 x 400
 600 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Swivelling
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
380W
BEST
550W

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
1,179mm
BEST
1,397mm
Package Depth
437mm
BEST
621mm
Package Width
1,903mm
BEST
2,090mm

Packaging Content

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