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Samsung UE58J5200 vs Sony KD-55SD8505

Samsung UE58J5200 vs Sony KD-55SD8505

Samsung UE58J5200
Sony KD-55SD8505

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3" larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE58J5200 has a display diagonal of 58", however the Sony KD-55SD8505 is only a 55" TV (3" smaller). 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.

Cheaper by £361
The Samsung UE58J5200 costs £537.67, whereas the Sony KD-55SD8505 is £899.00.
£70.34 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE58J5200 only costs £112.17 to run whereas the Sony KD-55SD8505 costs £182.51 to run (63% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Samsung UE58J5200 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", but the Sony KD-55SD8505 has a rating of "A".
3 Reasons For
Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung UE58J5200 does not. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

6% thinner Edit
Sony KD-55SD8505 is 84mm thick. That's 4.7mm thinner than the Samsung UE58J5200 (84mm). 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.

16 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung UE58J5200 does not support Wi-Fi, but the Sony KD-55SD8505 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Thicker Edit
The Samsung UE58J5200 is an 88.7mm thick TV. That's 4.7mm thicker than the Sony KD-55SD8505 (84mm). 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.

Not as many stockists
The Samsung UE58J5200 is only stocked by 3 sellers, however the Sony KD-55SD8505 is stocked by 19 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Older by four months
The Samsung UE58J5200 is four months older than the Sony KD-55SD8505.
4 Reasons Against
A bit smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 has a display diagonal of 55", whereas the Samsung UE58J5200 is a 58" 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.

More expensive by £361
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is £361.33 more expensive than the Samsung UE58J5200.
Higher running costs over five years by £70.34
Over five years the Sony KD-55SD8505 costs £182.51 to run which is £70.34 more to run than the Samsung UE58J5200. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55SD8505 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE58J5200 is "A++".

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Date Released

17 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 112.17
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 112.17
Purchase price £ 537.67
Total cost of ownership £ 649.84
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 179.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 182.51
Purchase price £ 899.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,081.51
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.56T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
58"
BEST
55"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Wide Color Enhancer
 Wide color enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rate Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
148cm
BEST
138.8cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 170°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby MS10
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Google Apps
 Twitter
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
News Apps
 BBC
 BBC
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 77%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
70W
BEST
112W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
97kWh
BEST
155kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
158W
BEST
175W

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
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T2

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Channel List Copy Function
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMF-TX200E
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

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

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
Number of OSD Languages
26 30
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
88.7mm 84mm
BEST
Weight
17.5kg
BEST
21.4kg
Package Weight
24.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
19.1kg
BEST
24.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
306.9mm 262mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
836.6mm 772mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,308mm 1,238mm
BEST
Height
770mm 718mm
Width
1,308mm 1,238mm
Package Height
860mm
BEST
873mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 211mm
Package Width
1,627mm 1,561mm
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)
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
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Remote (IR) Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
Triluminos Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Triluminos Display
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4K X-Reality Pro

Technical Details

Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
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