LG 98UB980 vs Sony KD-85X9505

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LG 98UB980
Sony KD-85X9505

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
13" larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 98UB980 is a 98" TV. That's 13" larger than the Sony KD-85X9505 (85"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

16% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 98UB980 is a 383kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 61kWh lower than the Sony KD-85X9505 (444kWh). 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.

£8,302 cheaper
The LG 98UB980 costs £8,302.12 less than the Sony KD-85X9505.
Available from 2 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.
52% cheaper to run
The LG 98UB980 is £461.49 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-85X9505 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 98UB980 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KD-85X9505 is "B".
3 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Sony KD-85X9505 is three, but the LG 98UB980 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 Sony KD-85X9505 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 98UB980 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.

A lot lighter Edit
Sony KD-85X9505 is 73.7kg heavy, but the LG 98UB980 is a 93kg heavy TV (19.3kg 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The LG 98UB980 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KD-85X9505 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.

One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The LG 98UB980 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Sony KD-85X9505 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.

19.3kg heavier Edit
The LG 98UB980 is a 93kg heavy TV. That's 19.3kg heavier than the Sony KD-85X9505 (73.7kg). 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.

Two months older
The LG 98UB980 is older than the Sony KD-85X9505 by two months.
6 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-85X9505 has a display diagonal of 85", but the LG 98UB980 is a 98" TV (13" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

61kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-85X9505 has an annual energy consumption of 444kWh, whereas the LG 98UB980 is a 383kWh annual energy consumption TV (61kWh 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.

More expensive by £8,302
The Sony KD-85X9505 is £8,302.12 more expensive than the LG 98UB980.
Fewer sellers
The Sony KD-85X9505 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the LG 98UB980 is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£461.49 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Sony KD-85X9505 costs £883.15 to run which is £461.49 more to run than the LG 98UB980. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-85X9505 is "B", whereas the rating of the LG 98UB980 is "A+".

Awards

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01net.com: 5 Star

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Date Released

34 months Ago 32 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 419.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 421.66
Purchase price £ 14,490.00
Total cost of ownership £ 14,911.66
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 881.32
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 883.15
Purchase price £ 22,792.12
Total cost of ownership £ 23,675.27
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

2.1T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
54
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
4.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
112
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
98"
BEST
85"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 215cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB-CI+
Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 40W
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour support

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Metallic
 Metallic

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 600 x 400
 600 x 400
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
262W
BEST
550W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
383kWh
BEST
444kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
93kg 73.7kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
98kg 77kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
453.2mm 452mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
1,600.8mm 1,214mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
2,302.4mm 1,957mm
BEST
Height
1,252.1mm 1,150mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,954mm

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Included
 Camera included
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight
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