LG 55UF950 vs Sony KDL-65W859

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LG 55UF950
Sony KDL-65W859

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
20W higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UF950 has an RMS rated power of 40W, whereas the Sony KDL-65W859 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (20W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Four number of loudspeakerss Edit
The number of number of loudspeakerss on the LG 55UF950 is four, but the Sony KDL-65W859 only has two number of loudspeakerss. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Two more RF ports quantitys Edit
The LG 55UF950 is a three RF ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KDL-65W859 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF950 is a 153kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 18kWh lower than the Sony KDL-65W859 (171kWh). 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.

Significantly thinner Edit
The LG 55UF950 is a 47.6mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-65W859 is a 78mm thick TV (30.4mm thicker). 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% lighter Edit
The LG 55UF950 has a weight of 19kg. That's 4.4kg lighter than the Sony KDL-65W859 (23.4kg). 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.

£260 cheaper
The LG 55UF950 costs £939.97, whereas the Sony KDL-65W859 is £1,199.98.
Available from 9 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£31.88 cheaper to run
The LG 55UF950 is £31.88 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-65W859 over five years. Read more
3 Reasons For
10" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 has a display diagonal of 65", whereas the LG 55UF950 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.

One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55UF950 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.

Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KDL-65W859 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the LG 55UF950 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
19% smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 55UF950 is a 55" TV. That's 10" smaller than the Sony KDL-65W859 (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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The LG 55UF950 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Sony KDL-65W859 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.

Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The LG 55UF950 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Sony KDL-65W859 has a rating of "A+".
9 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the LG 55UF950 (20W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Two less number of loudspeakerss Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 has two number of loudspeakerss, however the LG 55UF950 only has four number of loudspeakerss. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Only one RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Sony KDL-65W859 is one, but the LG 55UF950 only has three 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.

11% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 has an annual energy consumption of 171kWh, however the LG 55UF950 is a 153kWh annual energy consumption TV (18kWh lower). 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.

Thicker Edit
Sony KDL-65W859 is 78mm thick. That's 30.4mm thicker than the LG 55UF950 (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.

4.4kg heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-65W859 is a 23.4kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 55UF950 is a 19kg heavy TV (4.4kg lighter). 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.

More expensive by £260
The Sony KDL-65W859 is £260.01 more expensive than the LG 55UF950.
Less retailers
The Sony KDL-65W859 is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the LG 55UF950 is stocked by 11 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
£31.88 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Sony KDL-65W859 costs £200.13 to run which is £31.88 more to run than the LG 55UF950. Show assumptions.

Awards

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 168.25
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 168.25
Purchase price £ 939.97
Total cost of ownership £ 1,108.22
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 197.09
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 200.13
Purchase price £ 1,199.98
Total cost of ownership £ 1,400.11
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.84T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.84 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.99T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.99 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
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
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 163.9cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

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
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data NICAM/A2
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Number of Loudspeakers
4
BEST
2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
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
3
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 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
4 4
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-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
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 3GPP
 DIVX
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 3GPP
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 WAV
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 WAV
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
105W
BEST
123W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
153kWh
BEST
171kWh

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47.6mm
BEST
78mm
Weight
19kg
BEST
23.4kg
Package Weight
26.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
22.2kg
BEST
24.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
240mm
BEST
265mm
Height (with Stand)
773mm
BEST
891mm
Width (with Stand)
1,236mm
BEST
1,455mm
Height
722mm 843mm
Width
1,236mm 1,455mm
Package Height
810mm
BEST
943mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm
Package Width
1,330mm
BEST
1,553mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
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