LG 55UF695 vs Sony KDL-50W809
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LG 55UF695vsSony KDL-50W809

LG 55UF695

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

LG 55UF695

£659.00
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
93
Reviews
154 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 37.8mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 37.8mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KDL-50W809

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An economical to run and good spec 50" Full HD TV
78
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
50" Full HD No 59mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 59mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
LG 55UF695

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

LG 55UF695

£659.00
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and fully featured 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
93
Reviews
154 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 37.8mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 37.8mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KDL-50W809

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An economical to run and good spec 50" Full HD TV
78
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
50" Full HD No 59mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 59mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A+

Top Prices

LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
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£949.99
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£997.99
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Reasons For

LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
4 Reasons For
5" Larger Display Diagonal
The LG 55UF695 has a display diagonal of 55", but the Sony KDL-50W809 is only a 50" TV (5" smaller).

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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Local Dimming
The LG 55UF695 features local dimming, however the Sony KDL-50W809 does not feature local dimming.

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

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Thinner
The LG 55UF695 has a thickness of 37.8mm. That's 21.2mm thinner than the Sony KDL-50W809 (59mm).

The thickness of a 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.

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Better Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of 86.5%, but Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
4 Reasons For
3D
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 3D TV, whereas the LG 55UF695 is not 3D.

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

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PC in (D-Sub) Port
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, however the LG 55UF695 does not.

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

A D-sub port is needed to connect your TV to older devices and computers that use a VGA connection - generally those made before 2000.

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27% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Sony KDL-50W809 only costs £91 to run over five years but the LG 55UF695 costs £125 to run (37% more).
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Better Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-50W809 is "A+", however the rating of the LG 55UF695 is "A".

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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Best
5 stars
49 reviews
4 stars
13 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
4 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

LG has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for LG is 86.48% based on 33,050 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 69.3% based on 4,982 reviews.
LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
LG

86

86

Based on 33,050 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
35 months old 34 months old Best

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

3D

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Best
No
Yes

Thickness

The thickness of a 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

Energy Efficiency Class

LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
LG 55UF695
LG
55UF695
16 trees 0.62 tonnes CO2
Sony KDL-50W809
Sony
KDL-50W809
12 trees 0.45 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Display Diagonal 55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 100Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 1,000Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
1080i 1080p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
1080i 1080p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
PMI (Picture Mastering Index) 1,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 139cm
BEST
126cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Operating System Version
 
 
 
Other Features LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Design LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Peak Luminance Ratio 65% 81%
 
 
 
Power LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 96W 72W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 140kWh 100kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 110W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Video Formats Supported
H.265 WMV
AVI 3GP
MOV MPEG
MPEG1 MPEG2
MKV AVCHD
WEBM AVC
3GPP
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
H.265 WMV
AVI 3GP
MOV MPEG
MPEG1 MPEG2
MKV AVCHD
WEBM AVC
3GPP
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Formats Supported
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC EAC3
AAC HE HE-A
AAC++ DTS
FLAC MP4
LPCM
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 MP4
 LPCM
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC EAC3
AAC HE HE-A
AAC++ DTS
FLAC MP4
LPCM
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 MP4
 LPCM
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Teletext 2,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Management Features LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 32
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Thickness 37.8mm
BEST
59mm
Weight 20.5kg 13.7kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 21kg 14.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 248mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 766mm 691mm
Width (with Stand) 1,233mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height 727mm 654mm
Width 1,233mm 1,116mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 3 3
USB 3.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
1.4
 1.4
1.4
 1.4
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 55UF695 Sony KDL-50W809
Package Weight 26.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 810mm 764mm
BEST
Package Width 1,330mm 1,214mm
BEST

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