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LG 65EF950 vs Samsung UE65KS8000

LG 65EF950 vs Samsung UE65KS8000

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LG 65EF950
Samsung UE65KS8000

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Reasons For

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

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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

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+".
7 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 loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has four loudspeakers, however the LG 65EF950 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.

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 £1,597
The Samsung UE65KS8000 costs £1,597.05 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. 45832 by number of sales, however the LG 65EF950 ranks No. 276370.
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

7 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 loudspeakers Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a two loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 only has four 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.

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 £1,597
The LG 65EF950 is £1,597.05 more expensive than the Samsung UE65KS8000.
Fewer sellers
The LG 65EF950 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Samsung UE65KS8000 is stocked by 26 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 over one year
The LG 65EF950 is 17 months older than the Samsung UE65KS8000.
Less popular
The LG 65EF950 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 276370 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Samsung UE65KS8000 ranks No. 45832.
2 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is not 3D, however the LG 65EF950 is 3D. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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

£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

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avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
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Date Released

20 months Ago 3 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 £ 2,992.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,176.50
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 189.08
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 189.08
Purchase price £ 1,394.95
Total cost of ownership £ 1,584.03
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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
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
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

Audio

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

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Design

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
114W
BEST
118W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
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

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital
Channel
Unknown - Click to provide data 2channels
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+

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
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
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motion control
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
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

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
3D Glasses Quantity
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Ethernet Interface Type
 Gigabit
 Gigabit Ethernet
 Gigabit
 Gigabit Ethernet

Management Features

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

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

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
 Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
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 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 3
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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