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LG 55UH850 vs Samsung UE55KS8000

LG 55UH850 vs Samsung UE55KS8000

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LG 55UH850
Samsung UE55KS8000

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The LG 55UH850 is a 3D TV, however the Samsung UE55KS8000 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.

2D-3D converter Edit
The LG 55UH850 has a 2D-3D converter, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 does not have a 2D-3D converter. Read more

A 2D-3D converter on your TV allows you to convert 2D media into 3D and view it on a compatible 3D TV. It works by creating separate images for each eye from the 2D image, made slightly different (a 'disparity depth cue') so as to create a pseudo-3D effect that tricks the brain into thinking the image it's viewing is 3D.

The benefit of this converter on your TV is that it can be used to make 2D media (videos, programmes and films) far more immersive and engaging.

£200 cheaper
The LG 55UH850 costs £549.99, whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 is £750.00.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UH850 is "A+", but the rating of the Samsung UE55KS8000 is "A+".
7 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 loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has four point one loudspeakers, however the LG 55UH850 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.

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.

Available from 19 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.
1% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is £1.21 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 slightly better
Based on 15 expert reviews, the Samsung UE55KS8000 has an average review score of 84%, however the LG 55UH850 has an average rating of 81% (based on 4 reviews).

Reasons Against

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

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.

Not as many stockists
Only 5 retailers sells the LG 55UH850, however 24 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.
Seven months older
The LG 55UH850 is older than the Samsung UE55KS8000 by seven months.
1% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the LG 55UH850 are £139.24 which is £1.21 more than the Samsung UE55KS8000. Show assumptions.
A little Lower expert review Score
The LG 55UH850 has an average expert rating of 81%, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 15 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is not 3D, however the LG 55UH850 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.

£200 more expensive
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is more expensive than the LG 55UH850 by £200.01.

Awards

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benchmark.pl: Great Product
hardware.info: Ulitmate
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
whatnext.pl: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

10 months Ago 3 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 £ 549.99
Total cost of ownership £ 689.23
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 138.03
Purchase price £ 750.00
Total cost of ownership £ 888.03
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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.
0.69T
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.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
BEST
 2D-3D converter
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 Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
2,700 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Display Technology
 LED
 QLED
 LED
 QLED
BEST
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

Audio

Audio System
2.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W 60W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 4
BEST
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
Multiroom Audio Technology
 Samsung Multiroom Link
 Samsung Multiroom Link

Smart TV

Video On Demand (VOD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand (VOD)
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
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)
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
 1.5
 1.5

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
85W 85W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Compliant
 RoHS compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-x2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-x2
Analog Signal Format System
 Not supported
 Not supported
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)
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

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
 USB recording
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
 Subtitles
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Digital Clean View Functionality
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Clean View functionality
Processor Cores
4 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
Teletext Standards
 List
 Top-text
 List
 Top-text
MBR Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 MBR support
USB Cloning Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cloning function
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
Auto Depth Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Depth Enhancer
Peak Illuminator Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Peak Illuminator Pro

Packaging Content

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing
Web Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Web browser

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
 ECO mode
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
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Programming Period
8 day(s) 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

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
2 4
BEST
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
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 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3
RS-232C Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

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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