LG 55UF8517 vs Sony KD-65X8509

LG 55UF8517
Sony KD-65X8509

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the LG 55UF8517 is two, but the Sony KD-65X8509 only has one RF ports quantity. 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.

90kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF8517 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, however the Sony KD-65X8509 is a 207kWh annual energy consumption TV (90kWh 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.

54% thinner Edit
LG 55UF8517 is 50.8mm thick. That's 27.2mm thinner than the Sony KD-65X8509 (78mm). 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.

4.8kg lighter Edit
The LG 55UF8517 is a 19.3kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 is a 24.1kg heavy TV (4.8kg 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.

47% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 55UF8517 is £113.61 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-65X8509. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The LG 55UF8517 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Sony KD-65X8509 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
10" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 65" TV. That's 10" larger than the LG 55UF8517 (65"). 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55UF8517 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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 more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the LG 55UF8517 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 has a mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), but the LG 55UF8517 does not have a mobile High-Definition Link (MHL).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
10" smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 55UF8517 has a display diagonal of 55", whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 is a 65" TV (10" 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.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The LG 55UF8517 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 55UF8517 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Sony KD-65X8509 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

Does not have a mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Edit
The LG 55UF8517 does not have a mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 has a mobile High-Definition Link (MHL).
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7 Reasons Against
One less RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Sony KD-65X8509 is one, but the LG 55UF8517 only has two RF ports quantitys. 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 207kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 90kWh higher than the LG 55UF8517 (207kWh). 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.

27.2mm thicker Edit
Sony KD-65X8509 is 78mm thick, but the LG 55UF8517 is a 50.8mm thick TV (27.2mm 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.

4.8kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 24.1kg heavy TV. That's 4.8kg heavier than the LG 55UF8517 (24.1kg). 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.

Three months older
The Sony KD-65X8509 is older than the LG 55UF8517 by three months.
More expensive to run over five years by 89%
The running costs over five years of the Sony KD-65X8509 are £241.80 which is £113.61 more than the LG 55UF8517. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Sony KD-65X8509 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the LG 55UF8517 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 128.19
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 128.19
Electricity cost - switched on £ 238.76
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 241.80
Purchase price £ 1,049.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,290.80
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.64T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 65"
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
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm 164cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

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

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
2.0 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
BEST
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Custom
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 72%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
80W
BEST
149W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
207kWh
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 288W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
50.8mm
BEST
78mm
Weight
19.3kg
BEST
24.1kg
Weight With Stand
20.4kg
BEST
25.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
260.6mm
BEST
265mm
Height (with Stand)
781.6mm
BEST
892mm
Width (with Stand)
1,234.8mm
BEST
1,453mm
Height
727.3mm 844mm
Width
1,234.8mm 1,453mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 943mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,553mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Special Features

Triluminos Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Triluminos Display
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4K X-Reality Pro
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