LG 55UF680 vs Sony KD-55X9305

LG 55UF680
Sony KD-55X9305

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF680 is a 120kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 110kWh lower than the Sony KD-55X9305 (230kWh). 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.

33.3mm thinner Edit
The LG 55UF680 has a depth of 56.7mm, however the Sony KD-55X9305 is a 90mm thick TV (33.3mm 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.

Two times lighter Edit
LG 55UF680 is 17.8kg heavy. That's 19.5kg lighter than the Sony KD-55X9305 (37.3kg). 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 £135.81
The LG 55UF680 only costs £133.23 to run over five years however the Sony KD-55X9305 costs £269.04 to run (102% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF680 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Sony KD-55X9305 is "B".
4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is 3D, whereas the LG 55UF680 is not. 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.

Two more USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55UF680 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. 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-55X9305 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the LG 55UF680 only has two 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.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The LG 55UF680 is not 3D, whereas the Sony KD-55X9305 is. 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.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the LG 55UF680 is one, but the Sony KD-55X9305 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.

Two less HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 55UF680 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KD-55X9305 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the LG 55UF680, but 3 sellers sell the Sony KD-55X9305. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
6 Reasons Against
110kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 has an annual energy consumption of 230kWh, however the LG 55UF680 is a 120kWh annual energy consumption TV (110kWh 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.

37% thicker Edit
Sony KD-55X9305 is 90mm thick. That's 33.3mm thicker than the LG 55UF680 (90mm). 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.

19.5kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-55X9305 is a 37.3kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 55UF680 is a 17.8kg heavy TV (19.5kg 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.

Older by one month
The Sony KD-55X9305 is one month older than the LG 55UF680.
Higher running costs over five years by £135.81
Over five years the Sony KD-55X9305 costs £269.04 to run which is £135.81 more to run than the LG 55UF680. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-55X9305 is "B", however the rating of the LG 55UF680 is "A+".

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 131.40
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 133.23
Electricity cost - switched on £ 266.00
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 269.04
Purchase price £ 999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,268.04
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.66T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
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
 3D
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200Hz
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
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 139cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

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-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 90W
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
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
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 4
BEST
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 AC3
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
82W
BEST
166W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
120kWh
BEST
230kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 311W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
56.7mm
BEST
90mm
Weight
17.8kg
BEST
37.3kg
Package Weight
22.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
18.1kg
BEST
37.9kg
Depth (with Stand)
237mm
BEST
255mm
Height (with Stand)
778mm
BEST
780mm
Width (with Stand)
1,240mm
BEST
1,484mm
Height
722mm 744mm
Width
1,240mm 1,484mm
Package Height
810mm
BEST
848mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 218mm
Package Width
1,330mm
BEST
1,622mm

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out
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