LG 65EF950 vs Sony KD-65X8509

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LG 65EF950
Sony KD-65X8509

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Reasons For

10 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.

Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the LG 65EF950 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.

25% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EF950 has an annual energy consumption of 166kWh, however the Sony KD-65X8509 is a 207kWh annual energy consumption TV (41kWh 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.

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.

4.2kg lighter Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a 19.9kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 is a 24.1kg heavy TV (4.2kg 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.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
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).
3 Reasons For
Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 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 65EF950 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.

£1,950 cheaper
The Sony KD-65X8509 costs £1,949.99 less than the LG 65EF950.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The LG 65EF950 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 65EF950 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.

More expensive by £1,950
The LG 65EF950 is £1,949.99 more expensive than the Sony KD-65X8509.
11 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.

One less RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Sony KD-65X8509 is one, but the LG 65EF950 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.

20% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 207kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 41kWh higher than the LG 65EF950 (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.

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.

4.2kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 24.1kg heavy TV. That's 4.2kg heavier than the LG 65EF950 (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.

Less retailers
Only 4 shops sells the Sony KD-65X8509, whereas 5 retailers sell the LG 65EF950. 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.
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

17 months Ago 23 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 £ 2,998.99
Total cost of ownership £ 3,183.49
Details
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
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
BEST
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Supported 3D Technologies
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
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°

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-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

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
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
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 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
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 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
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

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Graphics
 Animation
 Custom
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Graphics
 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)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
24p Support
 24p support
 24p support
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% 72%

Ergonomics

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

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

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

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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

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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