LG 65EF950 vs Samsung UE65KS8000

(11)
LG 65EF950
Samsung UE65KS8000

Top Prices

RLR Distribution
Checked 11 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Amazon UK
Checked 6 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Atlantic Electrics Ltd
Checked 6 hours ago
Out of stock
eBay
Checked 23 hours ago
RLR Distribution
Checked 10 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Sonic Direct
Checked 8 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock

Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The LG 65EF950 is 3D, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 is not 3D. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

A lot lighter Edit
LG 65EF950 is 19.9kg heavy, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 26.4kg heavy TV (6.5kg 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 to run by £4.58
Over five years the LG 65EF950 only costs £184.50 to run however the Samsung UE65KS8000 costs £189.08 to run (2% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 65EF950 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 has a rating of "A+".
11 Reasons For
67% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV. That's 40W higher than the LG 65EF950 (60W). 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 more number of loudspeakerss Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has four number of loudspeakerss, however the LG 65EF950 only has two number of loudspeakerss. 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.

One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 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.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the LG 65EF950 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.

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 only has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.
Moderately lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has an annual energy consumption of 164kWh, however the LG 65EF950 is a 166kWh annual energy consumption TV (2kWh 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.

Thinner Edit
Samsung UE65KS8000 is 40.8mm thick. That's 9.1mm thinner than the LG 65EF950 (40.8mm). 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.

Cheaper by £1,359
The Samsung UE65KS8000 costs £1,359 less than the LG 65EF950.
24 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Better selling
The Samsung UE65KS8000 ranks No. 87022 by number of sales, however the LG 65EF950 ranks No. 269910.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the LG 65EF950 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 40W lower than the Samsung UE65KS8000 (60W). 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 less number of loudspeakerss Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a two number of loudspeakers TV, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 only has four number of loudspeakerss. 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.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the LG 65EF950 is two, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 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 LG 65EF950 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 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.

Only one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys on the LG 65EF950 is one, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 only has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
Moderately higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EF950 has an annual energy consumption of 166kWh, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 164kWh annual energy consumption TV (2kWh lower). 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.

19% thicker Edit
The LG 65EF950 has a depth of 49.9mm. That's 9.1mm thicker than the Samsung UE65KS8000 (40.8mm). 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.

More expensive by £1,359
The LG 65EF950 is £1,359 more expensive than the Samsung UE65KS8000.
Fewer sellers
The LG 65EF950 is only stocked by 5 sellers, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 is stocked by 29 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by seven months
The LG 65EF950 is seven months older than the Samsung UE65KS8000.
Less popular
The LG 65EF950 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 269910 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 ranks No. 87022.
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is not 3D, however the LG 65EF950 is 3D. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

6.5kg heavier Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is a 26.4kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 is a 19.9kg heavy TV (6.5kg lighter). 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.

£4.58 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Samsung UE65KS8000 are £189.08 which is £4.58 more than the LG 65EF950 over five years. Show assumptions.

Awards

5 Awards
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 182.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 184.50
Purchase price £ 2,999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,183.50
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 189.08
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 189.08
Purchase price £ 1,640.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,829.08
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.92T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.92 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.94T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.94 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
65" 65"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Supported 3D Technologies
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2300
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Colour Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
164cm
BEST
163cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Channels Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video On Demand (VOD) Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on Demand (VOD) support
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby
Equalizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Equalizer
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 60W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
2 4
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 2
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Ports
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing
Ethernet Interface Type
 Gigabit
 Gigabit Ethernet
 Gigabit
 Gigabit Ethernet

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Support
 24p support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Motion Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motion control
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
114W
BEST
118W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
166kWh 164kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 235W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
49.9mm 40.8mm
BEST
Weight
19.9kg
BEST
26.4kg
Package Weight
33.7kg
BEST
35.7kg
Weight With Stand
24.5kg
BEST
28.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
236mm
BEST
414.1mm
Height (with Stand)
883mm
BEST
929.9mm
Width (with Stand)
1,450mm 1,448.9mm
BEST
Height
842mm 835.8mm
Width
1,450mm 1,448.9mm
Package Height
935mm 909mm
BEST
Package Depth
228mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,679mm 1,548mm
BEST

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1680A+TM1240A
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Feedback