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Samsung UE65KS8000 vs Sony KD-55SD8505

Samsung UE65KS8000 vs Sony KD-55SD8505

Samsung UE65KS8000
Sony KD-55SD8505

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
10" larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 65" TV. That's 10" larger than the Sony KD-55SD8505 (55"). 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.

40W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 60W, but the Sony KD-55SD8505 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (40W 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 point one loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has four point one loudspeakers, however the Sony KD-55SD8505 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.

2x thinner Edit
Samsung UE65KS8000 is 40.8mm thick, but the Sony KD-55SD8505 is an 84mm thick TV (43.2mm 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.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE65KS8000 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KD-55SD8505 is "A".
3 Reasons For
Vastly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, however the Samsung UE65KS8000 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (800Hz slower). 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.

Cheaper by £456
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is £455.95 cheaper than the Samsung UE65KS8000.
Cheaper to run by £8.40
Over five years the Sony KD-55SD8505 is £8.40 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE65KS8000. Read more

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz slower than the Sony KD-55SD8505 (1,000Hz). 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.

£456 more expensive
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is more expensive than the Sony KD-55SD8505 by £455.95.
5% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Samsung UE65KS8000 are £190.91 which is £8.40 more than the Sony KD-55SD8505 over five years. Show assumptions.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 has a display diagonal of 55", but the Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 65" TV (10" 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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 40W lower than the Samsung UE65KS8000 (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 point one less loudspeakers Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is a two loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 only has four point one 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.

52% thicker Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 has a depth of 84mm. That's 43.2mm thicker than the Samsung UE65KS8000 (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.

Fewer sellers
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is only stocked by 20 stores, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 is stocked by 23 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by ten months
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is ten months older than the Samsung UE65KS8000.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55SD8505 is "A", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE65KS8000 is "A+".

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Date Released

3 months Ago 13 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 189.08
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 190.91
Purchase price £ 1,394.95
Total cost of ownership £ 1,585.86
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 179.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 182.51
Purchase price £ 939.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,121.51
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.95T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.95 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
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
65"
BEST
55"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 1,000Hz
BEST
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
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2300 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
Colour Depth
2300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 QLED
 LED
BEST
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
163cm
BEST
138.8cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 170°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Audio System
Dolby S-Master
Equalizer
 Equalizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
60W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
4
BEST
2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
Multiroom Audio Technology
 Samsung Multiroom Link
 Samsung Multiroom Link

Smart TV

Video On Demand (VOD)
 Video on demand (VOD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Google Apps
 Twitter
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Google Apps
 Twitter
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
News Apps
 BBC
 BBC
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
 1.5
 1.5

Other Features

Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
118W 112W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
164kWh 155kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
235W 175W
BEST

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
Channel
2channels Unknown - Click to provide data
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-x2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-x2
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Tuner
2tuner(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 Voice control
 Voice control
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
 USB recording
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
Digital Clean View Functionality
 Digital Clean View functionality
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 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
BD Wise Plus
 BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Channel List Copy Function
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data
MBR Support
 MBR support
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cloning Function
 USB cloning function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
 High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Depth Enhancer
 Auto Depth Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Peak Illuminator Pro
 Peak Illuminator Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 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
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMF-TX200E
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
E-Manual
 E-manual
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
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing
Ethernet Interface Type
 Gigabit
 Gigabit Ethernet
 Gigabit
 Gigabit Ethernet
Web Browser
 Web browser
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
 Cinema
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 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
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
27 30
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
40.8mm
BEST
84mm
Weight
26.4kg 21.4kg
BEST
Package Weight
35.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
28.6kg 24.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
414.1mm 262mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
929.9mm 772mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,448.9mm 1,238mm
BEST
Height
835.8mm 718mm
Width
1,448.9mm 1,238mm
Package Height
909mm 873mm
BEST
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 211mm
Package Width
1,548mm
BEST
1,561mm

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
4
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232C Port
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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