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LG 65EC970 vs Sony KD-55X8509

LG 65EC970 vs Sony KD-55X8509

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LG 65EC970
Sony KD-55X8509

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 65EC970 has a display diagonal of 65", but the Sony KD-55X8509 is only a 55" TV (10" smaller). 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.

Pair of 3D glasses included Edit
The LG 65EC970 has a pair of 3D glasses included, but the Sony KD-55X8509 does not.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 9 expert reviews, the average review score of the LG 65EC970 is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Sony KD-55X8509 is 79% (based on 45 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Cheaper by £2,869
The Sony KD-55X8509 costs £429.99, whereas the LG 65EC970 is £3,299.00.
6 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£58.08 cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KD-55X8509 is £58.08 cheaper to run than the LG 65EC970. Read more
Three more awards
The Sony KD-55X8509 has 9 awards from expert review sites, however the LG 65EC970 has 6 awards.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
More expensive by £2,869
The LG 65EC970 is £2,869.01 more expensive than the Sony KD-55X8509.
Fewer sellers
The LG 65EC970 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Sony KD-55X8509 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The LG 65EC970 is 17 months older than the Sony KD-55X8509.
£58.08 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the LG 65EC970 are £245.39 which is £58.08 more than the Sony KD-55X8509. Show assumptions.
Three less awards
The LG 65EC970 has only received 6 awards, but the Sony KD-55X8509 has received 9 awards.
3 Reasons Against
19% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 has a display diagonal of 55", however the LG 65EC970 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.

Does not have a pair of 3D glasses included Edit
The Sony KD-55X8509 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, but the LG 65EC970 has a pair of 3D glasses included.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Sony KD-55X8509 only has an average expert score of 79%, but the LG 65EC970 has an average expert rating of 94% (based on 9 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice
9 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
audiovision.de: Recommended
avforums.com: Recommended
dinside.no/data: Recommended
flatpanels.dk: Top Recommendation
hdtvtest.co.uk: Recommended
homecinemachoice.com: Recommended
rtvmaniak.pl: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

32 months Ago 15 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 243.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 245.39
Purchase price £ 3,299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,544.39
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 184.27
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 187.31
Purchase price £ 429.99
Total cost of ownership £ 617.30
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

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.
0.93T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
65"
BEST
55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 16:9
 14:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 140cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

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

Smart TV

Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
BEST
 Skype
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Heavy Metals Free
 Hg (mercury)
 Hg (mercury)

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
152W 115W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
222kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
 24p
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Saving Functions
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen saving functions
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
BEST
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
3D Glasses Quantity
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Personal
 Vivid
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
 Personal
 Vivid
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
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
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT
 DAN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 LAT

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 60mm
Weight
23.2kg 19.9kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 21kg
Depth (with Stand)
1,598.7mm 222mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
453.2mm
BEST
759mm
Width (with Stand)
2,300.1mm 1,236mm
BEST
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 722mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,236mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 838mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,330mm

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
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
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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