LG 55UH950 vs Samsung UE50KU6000

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LG 55UH950
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A bit larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 55UH950 has a display diagonal of 55", but the Samsung UE50KU6000 is only a 50" 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UH950 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Samsung UE50KU6000 (20W). 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 RF ports quantitys Edit
The LG 55UH950 has two RF ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE50KU6000 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.

19% thinner Edit
The LG 55UH950 has a depth of 53.5mm. That's 9.7mm thinner than the Samsung UE50KU6000 (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.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 55UH950 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Samsung UE50KU6000 has a rating of "A".
Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the LG 55UH950 is 97%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UE50KU6000 is 96% (based on 221 reviews).
7 Reasons For
21% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 129kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 26kWh lower than the LG 55UH950 (129kWh). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 12.2kg heavy TV. That's 4.3kg lighter than the LG 55UH950 (12.2kg). 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.

£486 cheaper
The Samsung UE50KU6000 costs £486 less than the LG 55UH950.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
13% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE50KU6000 only costs £150.85 to run over five years but the LG 55UH950 costs £172.89 to run (15% more). Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3053 by sales volume in our TVs, however the LG 55UH950 ranks No. 47071.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50KU6000 is "A", however the rating of the LG 55UH950 is "A".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
26kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UH950 has an annual energy consumption of 155kWh, whereas the Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 129kWh annual energy consumption TV (26kWh 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.

4.3kg heavier Edit
LG 55UH950 is 16.5kg heavy, but the Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 12.2kg heavy TV (4.3kg 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.

More expensive by £486
The LG 55UH950 is £486 more expensive than the Samsung UE50KU6000.
Fewer sellers
The LG 55UH950 is only stocked by 33 stores, but the Samsung UE50KU6000 is stocked by 37 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by six months
The LG 55UH950 is six months older than the Samsung UE50KU6000.
Higher running costs over five years by £22.04
Over five years the LG 55UH950 costs £172.89 to run which is £22.04 more to run than the Samsung UE50KU6000. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The LG 55UH950 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 47071 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Samsung UE50KU6000 ranks No. 3053.
5 Reasons Against
10% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the LG 55UH950 (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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the LG 55UH950 is a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). 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 less RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Samsung UE50KU6000 is one, but the LG 55UH950 only has two 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.

Thicker Edit
Samsung UE50KU6000 is 63.2mm thick, but the LG 55UH950 is a 53.5mm thick TV (9.7mm thinner). 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.

A little Lower user review Score
The Samsung UE50KU6000's average user rating is 96%, however the LG 55UH950's is 97% (based on 7 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

11 months Ago 5 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 169.85
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 172.89
Purchase price £ 1,035.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,207.89
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85
Purchase price £ 549.00
Total cost of ownership £ 699.85
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.86T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.86 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 120Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2700 1300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
125cm
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

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Video On Demand (VOD) Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on Demand (VOD) support
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 3
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WLAN-ready
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Energy saving
 Energy saving
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
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)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Firmware Upgradeable Via
 USB
 USB
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 200
 300 x 200
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
106W 93W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
155kWh 129kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 190W

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
53.5mm
BEST
63.2mm
Weight
16.5kg 12.2kg
BEST
Package Weight
23.2kg 17.5kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
18.3kg 13.2kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
239.1mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
771.5mm 723.7mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,232.2mm 1,128.9mm
BEST
Height
709mm 654.4mm
Width
1,232.2mm 1,128.9mm
Package Height
835mm 755mm
BEST
Package Width
1,360mm
BEST
1,362mm

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
MR15R TM1240A
Cables Included
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
 AC
 LAN (RJ-45)
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
RF Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Wireless Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Internet

Other Features

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5kg
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