Samsung UE55KU6000 vs Sony KD-55SD8505

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Samsung UE55KU6000
Sony KD-55SD8505

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Samsung UE55KU6000 is two, but the Sony KD-55SD8505 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.

1kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has an annual energy consumption of 154kWh, however the Sony KD-55SD8505 is a 155kWh annual energy consumption TV (1kWh higher). 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.

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.

6.4kg lighter Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 is a 15kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KD-55SD8505 is a 21.4kg heavy TV (6.4kg heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £455
The Samsung UE55KU6000 costs £455 less than the Sony KD-55SD8505.
37 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.
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".
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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

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

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE55KU6000 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.

One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE55KU6000 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

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

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KD-55SD8505 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.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE55KU6000 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Sony KD-55SD8505 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

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.
7 Reasons Against
One less RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Sony KD-55SD8505 is one, but the Samsung UE55KU6000 only has two 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is a 155kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 1kWh higher than the Samsung UE55KU6000 (155kWh). 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 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is a 21.4kg heavy TV. That's 6.4kg heavier than the Samsung UE55KU6000 (21.4kg). 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.

£455 more expensive
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is more expensive than the Samsung UE55KU6000 by £455.
Less retailers
Only 15 shops sells the Sony KD-55SD8505, whereas 52 shops sell the Samsung UE55KU6000. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two months older
The Sony KD-55SD8505 is older than the Samsung UE55KU6000 by two months.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 312.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 314.30
Purchase price £ 529.00
Total cost of ownership £ 843.30
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 179.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 182.51
Purchase price £ 984.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,166.51
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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 Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
120Hz 1,000Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rates 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
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
138cm 138.8cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 170°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
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
Operating System Installed
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 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
2
BEST
1
SCART Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Custom
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Firmware Upgradeable Via
 USB
 USB

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Channel List Copy Function
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
195W 112W
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
1,485mm
BEST
1,561mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1240A RMF-TX200E
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

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

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

Other Features

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