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LG 55UH950 vs Samsung UE50KU6000

LG 55UH950 vs Samsung UE50KU6000

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LG 55UH950
Samsung UE50KU6000

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Reasons For

7 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.

3D Edit
The LG 55UH950 is 3D, but the Samsung UE50KU6000 is not. 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.

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.

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.

14 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
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 95% (based on 251 reviews).
4 Reasons For
DVI port Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 has a DVI port, however the LG 55UH950 does not have a DVI port.
£370 cheaper
The Samsung UE50KU6000 costs £370.11 less than the LG 55UH950.
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
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

3 Reasons Against
More expensive by £370
The LG 55UH950 is £370.11 more expensive than the Samsung UE50KU6000.
Older by three months
The LG 55UH950 is three 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.
6 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.

Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE50KU6000 is not 3D, however the LG 55UH950 is. 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.

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.

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.

Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Samsung UE50KU6000, whereas 16 sellers sell the LG 55UH950. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
A little Lower user review Score
The Samsung UE50KU6000's average user rating is 95%, however the LG 55UH950's is 97% (based on 7 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

14 months Ago 11 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 £ 950.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,122.89
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85
Purchase price £ 579.89
Total cost of ownership £ 730.74
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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
BEST
 3D
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2700 1300
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 QLED
 LED
 QLED
 LED
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
125cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
Multiroom Audio Technology
 Samsung Multiroom Link
 Samsung Multiroom Link

Smart TV

Video On Demand (VOD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand (VOD)
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
 1.5
 1.5

Design

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

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

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
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

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
USB Recording
 USB recording
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
 Subtitles
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Digital Clean View Functionality
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Clean View functionality
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
Processor Cores
4 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Channel List Copy Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Channel list copy function
USB Cloning Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cloning function
PurColor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PurColor

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
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
MR15R TM1240A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
E-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 E-manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 200
 300 x 200
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
 Smartphones being used as a remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Smart Modes
 Energy saving
 Cinema
 Game
 Energy saving
 Cinema
 Game
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 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
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

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

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
2 2
RS-232 Port
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 Port
2 2
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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
1.3 1.3

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
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