Philips 50PUS6809 vs Sony KDL-65W955

Philips 50PUS6809
Sony KDL-65W955

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Philips 50PUS6809 has a common interface (CI), however the Sony KDL-65W955 does not have a common interface (CI). Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

31kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 50PUS6809 has an annual energy consumption of 88kWh, however the Sony KDL-65W955 is a 119kWh annual energy consumption TV (31kWh 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.

12.8kg lighter Edit
The Philips 50PUS6809 is a 16.4kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KDL-65W955 is a 29.2kg heavy TV (12.8kg heavier). 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 by £570
The Philips 50PUS6809 costs £569.91 less than the Sony KDL-65W955.
27% cheaper to run
Over five years the Philips 50PUS6809 is £36.55 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-65W955. Read more
7 Reasons For
24% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 is a 65" TV. That's 15" larger than the Philips 50PUS6809 (65"). 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.

10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 has an RMS rated power of 30W, whereas the Philips 50PUS6809 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (10W 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.

One more SCART ports quantity Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 is a two SCART ports quantity TV, whereas the Philips 50PUS6809 only has one SCART ports quantity.
Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Philips 50PUS6809 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.

One more audio (L,R) in Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 has two audio (L,R) ins, however the Philips 50PUS6809 only has one audio (L,R) in.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-65W955 is "A++", but the rating of the Philips 50PUS6809 is "A+".

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A lot smaller display diagonal Edit
The Philips 50PUS6809 has a display diagonal of 50", whereas the Sony KDL-65W955 is a 65" TV (15" 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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 50PUS6809 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Sony KDL-65W955 (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.

Only one SCART ports quantity Edit
The number of SCART ports quantitys on the Philips 50PUS6809 is one, but the Sony KDL-65W955 only has two SCART ports quantitys.
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Philips 50PUS6809 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KDL-65W955 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 one audio (L,R) in Edit
The Philips 50PUS6809 is a one audio (L,R) in TV, whereas the Sony KDL-65W955 only has two audio (L,R) ins.
Less retailers
The Philips 50PUS6809 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Sony KDL-65W955 is stocked by 3 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 one month
The Philips 50PUS6809 is one month older than the Sony KDL-65W955.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Philips 50PUS6809 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KDL-65W955 is "A++".
5 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 does not have a common interface (CI), whereas the Philips 50PUS6809 does. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

27% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 is a 119kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 31kWh higher than the Philips 50PUS6809 (119kWh). 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.

44% heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 has a weight of 29.2kg. That's 12.8kg heavier than the Philips 50PUS6809 (29.2kg). 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.

£570 more expensive
The Sony KDL-65W955 is more expensive than the Philips 50PUS6809 by £569.91.
37% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KDL-65W955 are £134.52 which is £36.55 more than the Philips 50PUS6809. Show assumptions.

Date Released

35 months Ago 34 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 96.14
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 97.97
Purchase price £ 689.09
Total cost of ownership £ 787.06
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 133.00
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.52
Total running cost £ 134.52
Purchase price £ 1,259.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,393.52
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.49T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 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
50" 65"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
 PMR (Perfect Motion Rate)
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Format Adjustments
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
127cm 163.9cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

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
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Skype
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Skype
Video Apps
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Music Apps
 Spotify
 Spotify
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 30W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
 Auto volume leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Custom
 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
1 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio coaxial out
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
1 2
BEST
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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
Firmware Upgradeable
 Firmware upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
Audio Formats Supported
 AMR
 MP3
 M4A
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 AMR
 MP3
 M4A
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 JPS
 PNS
 MPO
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 JPS
 PNS
 MPO
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
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Processor Cores
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Formats Supported
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 TXT
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
Deep Colour Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour support

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indication
 Signal strength indication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Wall Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wall mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 200
 400 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Swivelling
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
60W
BEST
83W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.25W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
88kWh
BEST
119kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 145W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
47mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
16.4kg
BEST
29.2kg
Package Weight
22kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
17.9kg
BEST
30kg
Depth (with Stand)
280mm
BEST
323mm
Height (with Stand)
722mm
BEST
915mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,461mm
Height
662mm 877mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,461mm
Package Height
771mm
BEST
962mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 208mm
Package Width
1,320mm
BEST
1,579mm

Packaging Content

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
Box Dimensions (W X D X H)
1320 x 133 x 771 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
3,840 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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