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Samsung UE78HU8500 vs Sony KD-75X8505

Samsung UE78HU8500 vs Sony KD-75X8505

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Samsung UE78HU8500
Sony KD-75X8505

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 78" TV. That's 3" larger than the Sony KD-75X8505 (75"). 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.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 1,200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz faster than the Sony KD-75X8505 (800Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

50W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE78HU8500 has an RMS rated power of 70W, whereas the Sony KD-75X8505 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (50W 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.

Six loudspeakers Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the Samsung UE78HU8500 is six, but the Sony KD-75X8505 only has two loudspeakers. 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.

£65.31 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE78HU8500 is £65.31 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-75X8505 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE78HU8500 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KD-75X8505 is "B".
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Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
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7 Reasons Against
3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 has a display diagonal of 75", however the Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 78" TV (3" larger). 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.

400Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 has a motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz, whereas the Samsung UE78HU8500 is a 1,200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (400Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

50W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-75X8505 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 50W lower than the Samsung UE78HU8500 (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.

Four less loudspeakers Edit
The number of loudspeakers on the Sony KD-75X8505 is two, but the Samsung UE78HU8500 only has six loudspeakers. 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.

Older by over one year
The Sony KD-75X8505 is 20 months older than the Samsung UE78HU8500.
£65.31 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-75X8505 are £371.59 which is £65.31 more than the Samsung UE78HU8500. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-75X8505 is "B", but the rating of the Samsung UE78HU8500 is "A".

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Date Released

6 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 304.45
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 306.28
Electricity cost - switched on £ 368.55
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 371.59
Purchase price £ 3,599.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,970.59
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
39
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
47
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
78"
BEST
75"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
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
Wide Color Enhancer
 Wide color enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,200Hz
BEST
800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
198cm
BEST
190cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
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°

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
30W Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Volume Leveler
 Auto volume leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
70W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
6
BEST
2
Dolby Technology
 MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby MS11
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
BEST
 Skype
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On-screen display for external input
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps
HDMI in
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Design

Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
190W
BEST
230W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
133W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
264kWh
BEST
319kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
380W
BEST
425W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Twin Tuner
 Twin tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
Tuner
2tuner(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise
 BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

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
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Camera Included
 Camera included
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
 Quick installation guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 600 x 400
 600 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Movie
 Movie
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
 Picture-in-Picture
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
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
28 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 79mm
Weight
45.9kg 34.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
68.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
52.5kg 36.3kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
370.5mm 323mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
1,069.9mm 1,019mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,754.2mm 1,675mm
BEST
Height
1,023.3mm 970mm
Width
1,754.2mm 1,675mm
Package Height
437mm 224mm
BEST
Package Depth
437mm
BEST
1,068mm
Package Width
1,903mm 1,775mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
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
3
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Remote (IR) Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Light Sensor
 Light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clear Phase technology
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Wide mode
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