Samsung UE40KU6000 vs Sony KD-43XD8077

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Samsung UE40KU6000
Sony KD-43XD8077

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
33% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is an 86kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 28kWh lower than the Sony KD-43XD8077 (114kWh). 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.

60% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 has a weight of 7.7kg. That's 4.6kg lighter than the Sony KD-43XD8077 (12.3kg). 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.

£344 cheaper
The Samsung UE40KU6000 costs £175.00, whereas the Sony KD-43XD8077 is £519.00.
Available from 14 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£33.26 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is £33.26 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-43XD8077 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE40KU6000 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KD-43XD8077 is "B".
5 Reasons For
Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-43XD8077 has a display diagonal of 43", whereas the Samsung UE40KU6000 is only a 40" TV (3" 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.

Hugely faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-43XD8077 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, but the Samsung UE40KU6000 is only a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (300Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KD-43XD8077 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UE40KU6000 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.

40% thinner Edit
Sony KD-43XD8077 is 45mm thick. That's 17.6mm thinner than the Samsung UE40KU6000 (45mm). 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 better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony KD-43XD8077 is 90%, however the average rating of the Samsung UE40KU6000 is 88% (based on 13 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is a 40" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Sony KD-43XD8077 (43"). 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.

300Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 300Hz slower than the Sony KD-43XD8077 (400Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Samsung UE40KU6000 is three, but the Sony KD-43XD8077 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.

A lot thicker Edit
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is a 62.6mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-43XD8077 is a 45mm thick TV (17.6mm 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.

Four months older
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is older than the Sony KD-43XD8077 by four months.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Samsung UE40KU6000 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Sony KD-43XD8077 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 2 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
25% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43XD8077 has an annual energy consumption of 114kWh, however the Samsung UE40KU6000 is an 86kWh annual energy consumption TV (28kWh 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.

4.6kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-43XD8077 is a 12.3kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UE40KU6000 is a 7.7kg heavy TV (4.6kg 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 £344
The Sony KD-43XD8077 is £344 more expensive than the Samsung UE40KU6000.
Less retailers
The Sony KD-43XD8077 is only stocked by 19 retailers, whereas the Samsung UE40KU6000 is stocked by 33 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.
Higher running costs over five years by £33.26
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-43XD8077 are £134.44 which is £33.26 more than the Samsung UE40KU6000. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-43XD8077 is "B", however the rating of the Samsung UE40KU6000 is "A".

Average User Rating

Date Released

8 months Ago 4 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 99.35
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 101.18
Purchase price £ 175.00
Total cost of ownership £ 276.18
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 131.40
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 134.44
Purchase price £ 519.00
Total cost of ownership £ 653.44
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
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
40" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
1300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
101cm 108cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 ASF
 AVI
 ASF
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 MP3
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Luminance
Unknown - Click to provide data 75%
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
62W
BEST
82W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
86kWh
BEST
114kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
125W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Saving Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy saving mode

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
62.6mm 45mm
BEST
Weight
7.7kg
BEST
12.3kg
Package Weight
10.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
8.6kg
BEST
13.2kg
Depth (with Stand)
288.1mm 216mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
596.5mm
BEST
612mm
Width (with Stand)
917.7mm
BEST
960mm
Height
535.7mm 564mm
Width
917.7mm 960mm
Package Height
623mm
BEST
705mm
Package Width
1,165mm 1,078mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1240A Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Light sensor
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
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