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LG 55UF8509 vs Samsung UE50JU6800

LG 55UF8509 vs Samsung UE50JU6800

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LG 55UF8509
Samsung UE50JU6800

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 55UF8509 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (50"). 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.

3D Edit
The LG 55UF8509 is a 3D TV, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 is not 3D. 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.

OLED technology Edit
The LG 55UF8509 features OLED technology, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 does not feature OLED technology. Read more

Instead of using LED's, OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast then LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

Local dimming Edit
The LG 55UF8509 features local dimming, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

25% thinner Edit
The LG 55UF8509 has a depth of 50.8mm, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 63.2mm thick TV (12.4mm 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.

PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The LG 55UF8509 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 does not have a PC in (D-Sub) port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Cheaper to run by £20.83
The LG 55UF8509 is £20.83 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE50JU6800 over five years. Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF8509 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A".
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Reasons Against

No data 8 Reasons Against
5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a display diagonal of 50", but the LG 55UF8509 is a 55" 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.

Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is not 3D, whereas the LG 55UF8509 is 3D. 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.

Does not feature OLED technology Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 does not feature OLED technology, however the LG 55UF8509 does. Read more

Instead of using LED's, OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast then LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 does not feature local dimming, but the LG 55UF8509 features local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

20% thicker Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a depth of 63.2mm. That's 12.4mm thicker than the LG 55UF8509 (63.2mm). 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.

Older by six months
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is six months older than the LG 55UF8509.
£20.83 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UE50JU6800 are £150.85 which is £20.83 more than the LG 55UF8509. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 55UF8509 is "A+".

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
benchmark.pl: Good Product

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

12 months Ago 17 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 128.19
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 130.02
Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.65T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
BEST
 OLED technology
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 140Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
125cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1

Smart TV

Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
80W
BEST
93W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
129kWh
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 230
 110 - 230
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Video Compression Formats
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
Luminance
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Smart Modes
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
50.8mm
BEST
63.2mm
Weight
19.3kg 13.4kg
BEST
Package Weight
25.9kg 19.2kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
20.4kg 14.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
260.6mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
781.6mm 706.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,234.8mm 1,128.9mm
BEST
Height
727.3mm 654.4mm
Width
1,234.8mm 1,128.9mm
Package Height
810mm 748mm
BEST
Package Width
1,330mm
BEST
1,362mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
BEST
 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
BEST
1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3
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