LG 60UX960 vs Samsung UE55KS8000

LG 60UX960
Samsung UE55KS8000

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Slightly larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 60UX960 has a display diagonal of 60", whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 is only a 55" TV (5" 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.

Two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss Edit
The number of ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss on the LG 60UX960 is two, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 only has one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.
9 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV. That's 50W higher than the LG 60UX960 (60W). 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 point one more number of loudspeakerss Edit
The number of number of loudspeakerss on the Samsung UE55KS8000 is four point one, but the LG 60UX960 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.

Common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 supports common interface Plus (CI+), whereas the LG 60UX960 does not support common interface Plus (CI+).
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the LG 60UX960 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 number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UE55KS8000 is four, but the LG 60UX960 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.

30% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 40.8mm thick TV. That's 12mm thinner than the LG 60UX960 (40.8mm). 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.

Cheaper by £150
The Samsung UE55KS8000 costs £1,049.00, whereas the LG 60UX960 is £1,199.00.
33 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£136.43 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung UE55KS8000 is £136.43 cheaper to run than the LG 60UX960. Read more

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Five times lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 60UX960 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 50W lower than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (60W). 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 point one less number of loudspeakerss Edit
The LG 60UX960 has two number of loudspeakerss, however 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.

Does not support common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The LG 60UX960 does not support common interface Plus (CI+), whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 does.
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The LG 60UX960 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas 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.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 60UX960 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however 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.

Thicker Edit
LG 60UX960 is 52.8mm thick. That's 12mm thicker than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (40.8mm). 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.

More expensive by £150
The LG 60UX960 is £150 more expensive than the Samsung UE55KS8000.
Less retailers
The LG 60UX960 is only stocked by 3 shops, whereas the Samsung UE55KS8000 is stocked by 36 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by six months
The LG 60UX960 is six months older than the Samsung UE55KS8000.
Higher running costs over five years by £136.43
The LG 60UX960 costs £272.63 to run which is £136.43 more to run than the Samsung UE55KS8000 over five years. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has a display diagonal of 55", however the LG 60UX960 is a 60" TV (5" 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 ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports TV, whereas the LG 60UX960 only has two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 270.80
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 272.63
Purchase price £ 1,199.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,471.63
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 136.20
Purchase price £ 1,049.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,185.20
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

1.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
35
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
60"
BEST
55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 PAL
 SECAM
 PAL
 SECAM
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Twin Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Twin tuner

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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 Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
10W 60W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
2 4
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 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+)
BEST
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
2
BEST
1
RF Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Ports
1 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
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

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

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Game
 Game
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
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
Swivelling
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
169W 85W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 118kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
194.8W
BEST
210W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
52.8mm 40.8mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.7kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 25.5kg
Weight With Stand
25.4kg 19.9kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
276.1mm
BEST
346.2mm
Height (with Stand)
840.3mm 799.5mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,342.6mm 1,230mm
BEST
Height
788mm 712.3mm
Width
1,342.6mm 1,230mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 807mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,400mm

Packaging Content

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
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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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