LG 55UH850 vs Samsung UE55KS8000

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LG 55UH850
Samsung UE55KS8000

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
One more RF ports quantity Edit
The LG 55UH850 is a two RF ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 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.

£276 cheaper
The LG 55UH850 costs £899.00, whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 is £1,175.00.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UH850 is "A+", but the rating of the Samsung UE55KS8000 is "A+".
11 Reasons For
20W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 60W, but the LG 55UH850 is only a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W lower). 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.

Four point one number of loudspeakerss Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has four point one number of loudspeakerss, however the LG 55UH850 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55UH850 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 Samsung UE55KS8000 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the LG 55UH850 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.

6% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 118kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 6kWh lower than the LG 55UH850 (118kWh). 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.

A lot thinner Edit
Samsung UE55KS8000 is 40.8mm thick, but the LG 55UH850 is a 51.5mm thick TV (10.7mm thicker). 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.

9% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 17.7kg heavy TV. That's 1.5kg lighter than the LG 55UH850 (17.7kg). 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.

Available from 30 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.
2% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is £3.04 cheaper to run than the LG 55UH850 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55KS8000 is "A+", however the rating of the LG 55UH850 is "A+".
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 2 expert reviews, the Samsung UE55KS8000 has an average review score of 96%, however the LG 55UH850 has an average rating of 81% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
20W lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UH850 has an RMS rated power of 40W, whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). 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.

Only two number of loudspeakerss Edit
The number of number of loudspeakerss on the LG 55UH850 is two, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 only has four point one 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The LG 55UH850 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE55KS8000 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 number of HDMI ports quantitys on the LG 55UH850 is three, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 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.

5% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UH850 is a 124kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 6kWh higher than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (118kWh). 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.

10.7mm thicker Edit
The LG 55UH850 is a 51.5mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 40.8mm thick TV (10.7mm 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.

8% heavier Edit
The LG 55UH850 has a weight of 19.2kg. That's 1.5kg heavier than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (17.7kg). 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the LG 55UH850, however 32 sellers sell the Samsung UE55KS8000. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
2% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the LG 55UH850 are £139.24 which is £3.04 more than the Samsung UE55KS8000. Show assumptions.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The LG 55UH850 has an average expert rating of 81%, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 has an average expert rating of 96% (based on 2 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
One less RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Samsung UE55KS8000 is one, but the LG 55UH850 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.

£276 more expensive
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is more expensive than the LG 55UH850 by £276.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

Date Released

10 months Ago 11 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 139.24
Purchase price £ 899.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,038.24
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 136.20
Purchase price £ 1,175.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,311.20
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.69T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
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
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 200Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 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
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
2,700 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
138cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 Not supported
 Not supported
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner
Channels Quantity (DVB-T)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Channels Quantity (DVB-S2)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Channels Quantity (DVB-C)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Smart TV

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

Audio

Audio System
2.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
40W 60W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
2 4
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 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
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
4 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
 USB recording
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
 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)
Teletext Standards
 List
 Top-text
 List
 Top-text

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 White
 White
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
85W 85W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
124kWh 118kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
85W
BEST
210W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
51.5mm 40.8mm
BEST
Weight
19.2kg 17.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
26.1kg 25.5kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
21.2kg 19.9kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
238.4mm
BEST
346.2mm
Height (with Stand)
775mm
BEST
799.5mm
Width (with Stand)
1,240mm 1,230mm
BEST
Height
721mm 712.3mm
Width
1,240mm 1,230mm
Package Height
860mm 807mm
BEST
Package Width
1,360mm
BEST
1,400mm

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
MR15R Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Technical Details

RF Input
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
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