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LG 65EF950 vs Sony KD-65X8509

LG 65EF950 vs Sony KD-65X8509

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LG 65EF950
Sony KD-65X8509

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
OLED technology Edit
The LG 65EF950 features OLED technology, however the Sony KD-65X8509 does not feature OLED technology. Read more

Instead of using LED's, OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast then LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

57% thinner Edit
LG 65EF950 is 49.9mm thick. That's 28.1mm 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.

24% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 65EF950 is £57.30 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-65X8509. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The LG 65EF950 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Sony KD-65X8509 has a rating of "A".
Four more awards
The LG 65EF950 has 5 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 has 1 award.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the LG 65EF950 is 89%, however the average rating of the Sony KD-65X8509 is 72% (based on 1 review).
1 Reason For
£1,943 cheaper
The Sony KD-65X8509 costs £1,943 less than the LG 65EF950.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
More expensive by £1,943
The LG 65EF950 is £1,943 more expensive than the Sony KD-65X8509.
7 Reasons Against
Does not feature OLED technology Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 does not feature OLED technology, but the LG 65EF950 features OLED technology. Read more

Instead of using LED's, OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast then LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

28.1mm thicker Edit
Sony KD-65X8509 is 78mm thick, but the LG 65EF950 is a 49.9mm thick TV (28.1mm 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.

Six months older
The Sony KD-65X8509 is older than the LG 65EF950 by six months.
More expensive to run over five years by 31%
The running costs of the Sony KD-65X8509 are £241.80 which is £57.30 more than the LG 65EF950 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Sony KD-65X8509 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the LG 65EF950 has a rating of "A+".
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony KD-65X8509 has received 1 award, the LG 65EF950 has received 5 awards.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Sony KD-65X8509's average expert rating is only 72%, however the LG 65EF950's is 89% (based on 11 reviews).

Awards

5 Awards
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
1 Award
flatpanelshd.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

20 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 182.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 184.50
Purchase price £ 2,992.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,176.50
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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
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.92T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.92 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
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
65" 65"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
BEST
 OLED technology
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
164cm 164cm
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°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

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

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% 72%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
114W
BEST
149W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
166kWh
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
Ziggo Certified
 Ziggo certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
 24p
 24p
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
3D Glasses Quantity
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Ergonomics

Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphones being used as a remote
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 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

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
49.9mm
BEST
78mm
Weight
19.9kg
BEST
24.1kg
Package Weight
33.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
24.5kg
BEST
25.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
236mm
BEST
265mm
Height (with Stand)
883mm
BEST
892mm
Width (with Stand)
1,450mm
BEST
1,453mm
Height
842mm 844mm
Width
1,450mm 1,453mm
Package Height
935mm
BEST
943mm
Package Depth
228mm 224mm
BEST
Package Width
1,679mm 1,553mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
 Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

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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