Samsung UE78KU6500 vs Sony KD-75XD8505

Samsung UE78KU6500
Sony KD-75XD8505

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3" larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE78KU6500 has a display diagonal of 78", whereas the Sony KD-75XD8505 is only a 75" TV (3" smaller). 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.

Three RF ports quantitys Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Samsung UE78KU6500 is three, but the Sony KD-75XD8505 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.

9 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-75XD8505 is a 30W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Samsung UE78KU6500 (30W). 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 number of loudspeakerss Edit
The Sony KD-75XD8505 has four number of loudspeakerss, however the Samsung UE78KU6500 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.

One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Sony KD-75XD8505 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UE78KU6500 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-75XD8505 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE78KU6500 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.

103kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-75XD8505 has an annual energy consumption of 204kWh, however the Samsung UE78KU6500 is a 307kWh annual energy consumption TV (103kWh higher). 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.

Cheaper by £1,000
The Sony KD-75XD8505 costs £999.99 less than the Samsung UE78KU6500.
6 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.
33% cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KD-75XD8505 is £117.37 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE78KU6500. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KD-75XD8505 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE78KU6500 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
50% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE78KU6500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Sony KD-75XD8505 (30W). 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 number of loudspeakerss Edit
The Samsung UE78KU6500 has two number of loudspeakerss, however the Sony KD-75XD8505 only has four 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.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE78KU6500 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KD-75XD8505 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.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Samsung UE78KU6500 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Sony KD-75XD8505 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.

A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE78KU6500 has an annual energy consumption of 307kWh, however the Sony KD-75XD8505 is a 204kWh annual energy consumption TV (103kWh 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 £1,000
The Samsung UE78KU6500 is £999.99 more expensive than the Sony KD-75XD8505.
Less retailers
The Samsung UE78KU6500 is only stocked by 8 shops, whereas the Sony KD-75XD8505 is stocked by 14 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
£117.37 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UE78KU6500 are £355.96 which is £117.37 more than the Sony KD-75XD8505. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE78KU6500 is "A", however the rating of the Sony KD-75XD8505 is "A+".
3 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-75XD8505 has a display diagonal of 75", whereas the Samsung UE78KU6500 is a 78" TV (3" 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.

Only one RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Sony KD-75XD8505 is one, but the Samsung UE78KU6500 only has three 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.

Older by four months
The Sony KD-75XD8505 is four months older than the Samsung UE78KU6500.

Date Released

8 months Ago 12 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 354.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 355.96
Purchase price £ 3,698.99
Total cost of ownership £ 4,054.95
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 235.55
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 238.59
Purchase price £ 2,699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 2,937.59
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
45
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
30
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
78"
BEST
75"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rates Supported
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
198cm
BEST
189cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 30W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
2 4
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
3
BEST
1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Smart Modes
 Game
 Movie
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Game
 Movie
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 4
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 74%

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
221W 147W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
307kWh 204kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 294W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 33.3kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 38.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 286mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,025mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,677mm
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 969mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,677mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1640A Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Technical Details

Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Light sensor
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 SLV
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 SLV
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM

Other Features

I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA Sync
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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