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Samsung UE55KU6000 vs Sony KD-55SD8505

Samsung UE55KU6000 vs Sony KD-55SD8505

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Samsung UE55KU6000
Sony KD-55SD8505

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
33% thinner Edit
Samsung UE55KU6000 is 63.2mm thick. That's 20.8mm thinner 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.

Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Sony KD-55SD8505 has a rating of "A".
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung UE55KU6000 is 96% based on 247 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony KD-55SD8505 is 80% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons For
88% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 880Hz faster than the Samsung UE55KU6000 (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.

£1,992 cheaper
The Sony KD-55SD8505 costs £1,992 less than the Samsung UE55KU6000.
Available from 18 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
42% cheaper to run
The Sony KD-55SD8505 only costs £182.51 to run over five years but the Samsung UE55KU6000 costs £314.30 to run (72% more). Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55SD8505 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE55KU6000 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Eight times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has a motion interpolation frequency of 120Hz, but the Sony KD-55SD8505 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (880Hz 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.

More expensive by £1,992
The Samsung UE55KU6000 is £1,992 more expensive than the Sony KD-55SD8505.
Less retailers
The Samsung UE55KU6000 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Sony KD-55SD8505 is stocked by 19 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Higher running costs over five years by £131.79
The running costs over five years of the Samsung UE55KU6000 are £314.30 which is £131.79 more than the Sony KD-55SD8505. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
Sony KD-55SD8505 is 84mm thick, but the Samsung UE55KU6000 is a 63.2mm thick TV (20.8mm thinner). 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.

Two months older
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is older than the Samsung UE55KU6000 by two months.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony KD-55SD8505's average user rating is 80%, however the Samsung UE55KU6000's is 96% (based on 247 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

12 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 312.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 314.30
Purchase price £ 2,891.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,205.30
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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
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
40
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
55" 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
120Hz 1,000Hz
BEST
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
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)
1300 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
 QLED
 LED
BEST
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
138cm 138.8cm
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 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
 Tizen
 Tizen
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
 1.5
 1.5

Other Features

Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Package Weight
22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type
UHD Dimming Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
111W
BEST
112W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Power Consumption (average)
111W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
154kWh
BEST
155kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
195W 175W
BEST

Certificates

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

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-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2

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)
 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
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
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
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
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
USB Cloning Function
 USB cloning function
Unknown - Click to provide data
PurColor
 PurColor
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
TM1240A 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
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

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)
Firmware Upgradeable
 Firmware upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 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
Firmware Upgradeable Via
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
63.2mm
BEST
84mm
Weight
15kg
BEST
21.4kg
Package Weight
22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
16kg
BEST
24.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
310.5mm 262mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
787.5mm 772mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,242.6mm 1,238mm
BEST
Height
718.4mm 718mm
Width
1,242.6mm 1,238mm
Package Height
819mm
BEST
873mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 211mm
Package Width
1,458mm
BEST
1,561mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
 Digital audio coaxial out
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
2
BEST
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
3 4
BEST
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
1 1
Composite Video Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 95 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
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