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Samsung UE55JU7000 vs Sony KD-65S8505

Samsung UE55JU7000 vs Sony KD-65S8505

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Samsung UE55JU7000
Sony KD-65S8505

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE55JU7000 features local dimming, but the Sony KD-65S8505 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The Samsung UE55JU7000 has a common interface (CI) slot, however the Sony KD-65S8505 does not have a common interface (CI) slot. 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.

£500 cheaper
The Samsung UE55JU7000 costs £500 less than the Sony KD-65S8505.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
44% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE55JU7000 is £103.76 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-65S8505 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JU7000 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KD-65S8505 is "A".
1 Reason For
10" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-65S8505 is a 65" TV. That's 10" larger than the Samsung UE55JU7000 (65"). 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

2 Reasons Against
10" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE55JU7000 is a 55" TV. That's 10" smaller than the Sony KD-65S8505 (65"). 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.

Three months older
The Samsung UE55JU7000 is older than the Sony KD-65S8505 by three months.
5 Reasons Against
Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Sony KD-65S8505 does not feature local dimming, whereas the Samsung UE55JU7000 does. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

£500 more expensive
The Sony KD-65S8505 is more expensive than the Samsung UE55JU7000 by £500.
Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Sony KD-65S8505, whereas 6 stores sell the Samsung UE55JU7000. 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.
More expensive to run over five years by 78%
The Sony KD-65S8505 costs £236.99 to run which is £103.76 more to run than the Samsung UE55JU7000 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Sony KD-65S8505 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung UE55JU7000 has a rating of "A+".

Awards

3 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
benchmark.pl: Good Product
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

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Date Released

25 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 131.40
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 133.23
Purchase price £ 579.99
Total cost of ownership £ 713.22
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 233.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 236.99
Purchase price £ 1,079.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,316.98
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.66T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
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).
30
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
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
 2D-3D converter
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
138cm 164cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 170°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Facebook
 Facebook
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 YouTube
 YouTube
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 218 x 995 x 9
Backlight Type
Unknown - Click to provide data LED
Sound Enhancement Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master Digital Amplifier S-Force Front Surround ClearPhase Signal-to-Sound Architecture
HDMI 1
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data 4K X-Reality Pro 4k Processor X1
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.1kg
HDMI 2
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Smart TV Applications
Unknown - Click to provide data Catch up TV: BBC iPlayer Demand 5 Sony Entertainment Network Streaming: Netflix Amazon Prime Video 4K Netflix App store: Opera App store Google Play Store Custom homepage Full internet browser Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
SCART Input (without Smartlink)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
VGA Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VGA input port
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
HDMI in
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
82W
BEST
146W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
114kWh
BEST
203kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
218W
BEST
285W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
BD Wise
 BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 DSS
 MP4
 AC3
 3GPP
 3GP
 DSS
 MP4
 AC3
 3GPP
 3GP
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
 24p
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
 Google Play
 Google Play
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Social Network Service
 Facebook
 Facebook

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX100D
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
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
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Animation
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Animation
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
Number of OSD Languages
27 28
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
67.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
15.4kg
BEST
30.1kg
Package Weight
23.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
18.2kg
BEST
32.3kg
Depth (with Stand)
277.7mm 274mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
770.5mm
BEST
893mm
Width (with Stand)
1,242.6mm
BEST
1,452mm
Height
718.3mm 845mm
Width
1,242.6mm 1,452mm
Package Height
812mm
BEST
995mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 218mm
Package Width
1,415mm
BEST
1,569mm

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+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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

Technical Details

VGA (D-Sub) Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Dynamic Backlight Control Power Saving Mode Back Light Off Mode
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Wireless Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Built-in WiFi
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