LG 55UF850 vs Samsung UE50JU6800 vs Sony KDL-50W809
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LG 55UF850

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

LG 55UF850

£759.95
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 55" 4K television, with low running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
90
Reviews
35 Reviews + 3 Awards
69
Value for Money
Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 50.8mm 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 50.8mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE50JU6800

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 50" 4K TV, with low running costs but representing only average value for money
92
Reviews
16 Reviews + 1 Award
65
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
50" 4K No 63.2mm Sep 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 63.2mm
Release Date Sep 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 55UF850

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

LG 55UF850

£759.95
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 55" 4K television, with low running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
90
Reviews
35 Reviews + 3 Awards
69
Value for Money
Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 50.8mm 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 50.8mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE50JU6800

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 50" 4K TV, with low running costs but representing only average value for money
92
Reviews
16 Reviews + 1 Award
65
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
50" 4K No 63.2mm Sep 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 63.2mm
Release Date Sep 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+

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Reasons For

LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
10 Reasons For
Larger Display Diagonal
The LG 55UF850 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Samsung UE50JU6800 and the Sony KDL-50W809 (50").

‘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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3D
The LG 55UF850 is a 3D TV (as is the Sony KDL-50W809), but the Samsung UE50JU6800 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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Faster High Frequency Rate
The LG 55UF850 is a 200Hz refresh rate TV. That's 100Hz faster than the Sony KDL-50W809 (100Hz).

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

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25% Thinner
The LG 55UF850 has a thickness of 50.8mm, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 63.2mm thick TV (12.4mm thicker) and the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 59mm thick TV (8.2mm thicker).

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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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Superior Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF850 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A" and the rating of the Sony KDL-50W809 is "A+".
Two More Awards
The LG 55UF850 has 3 awards, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 has 1 award.
Better for Watching Films
The LG 55UF850 is better for watching films than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
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Better for Watching Sport
The LG 55UF850 is better for watching sport than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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Better for Playing Games
The LG 55UF850 is better for playing games than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
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7 Reasons For
Cheaper by £349
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is £348.95 cheaper than the LG 55UF850.
A Little Better Expert Reviews
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has an average expert review score of 80%, whereas the LG 55UF850 has an average rating of 77% (based on 20 reviews).
Better User Reviews
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the LG 55UF850 has an average rating of 83% (based on 18 reviews).
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, but LG has an average rating of 86.5% and Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
Better for Watching Films
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is better for watching films than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
Read more Read less
Better for Watching Sport
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is better for watching sport than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
Read more Read less
Better for Playing Games
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is better for playing games than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
Read more Read less
5 Reasons For
3D
The Sony KDL-50W809 is 3D, and so is the LG 55UF850, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 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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860Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 140Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (860Hz slower).

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.

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

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PC in (D-Sub) Port
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 does not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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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Cheaper to Run by £24 Over Five Years
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W809 only costs £91 to run however the LG 55UF850 costs £105 to run (15% more) and the Samsung UE50JU6800 costs £115 to run (27% more).
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
The Sony KDL-50W809 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the LG 55UF850 has a rating of "A+" and the Samsung UE50JU6800 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
6 Reasons Against
£349 More Expensive
The LG 55UF850 is more expensive than the Samsung UE50JU6800 by £349.
Six Months Older
The LG 55UF850 is older than the Samsung UE50JU6800 by six months and older than the Sony KDL-50W809 by one month.
15% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
The running costs of the LG 55UF850 are £105 which is £14 more than the Sony KDL-50W809 over five years. Show assumptions.
Marginally Lower Expert Review Score
The average expert rating of the LG 55UF850 is only 77%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is 80% (based on 1 review).
Lower User Review Score
The average user rating of the LG 55UF850 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is 91% (based on 15 reviews).
Worse Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of only 86.5%, but Samsung has an average rating of 90.7%.
8 Reasons Against
5" Smaller Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a display diagonal of 50" (as does the Sony KDL-50W809), but the LG 55UF850 is a 55" TV (5" larger).

‘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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Not 3D
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is not 3D, whereas the LG 55UF850 and the Sony KDL-50W809 are 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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7x Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a motion interpolation frequency of 140Hz, however the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (860Hz faster).

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.

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

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20% Thicker
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a thickness of 63.2mm. That's 12.4mm thicker than the LG 55UF850 (50.8mm) and 4.2mm thicker 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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Fewer Sellers
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is only stocked by 1 store, but the LG 55UF850 is stocked by 2 stores.
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
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£24 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UE50JU6800 are £115 which is £11 more than the LG 55UF850 and £24 more than the Sony KDL-50W809. Show assumptions.
Worse Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 55UF850 is "A+" and the rating of the Sony KDL-50W809 is "A+".
Two Less Awards
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has only received 1 award, but the LG 55UF850 has received 3 awards.
10 Reasons Against
5" Smaller Display Diagonal
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a display diagonal of 50" (as does the Samsung UE50JU6800), but the LG 55UF850 is a 55" TV (5" larger).

‘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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100Hz Slower High Frequency Rate
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 100Hz refresh rate TV, whereas the LG 55UF850 is a 200Hz refresh rate TV (100Hz faster).

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

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Does Not Have an On/off Switch
The Sony KDL-50W809 does not have an on/off switch, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 does.
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14% Thicker
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a thickness of 59mm. That's 8.2mm thicker than the LG 55UF850 (50.8mm) and 4.2mm thinner than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (63.2mm).

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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Not Currently Available
We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product.
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Older by Five Months
The Sony KDL-50W809 is five months older than the Samsung UE50JU6800.
Worse Brand
Sony TVs have an average rating of only 69.3%, but LG has an average rating of 86.5% and Samsung has an average rating of 90.7%.
Worse for Watching Films
The Sony KDL-50W809 is worse for watching films than the LG 55UF850 and Samsung UE50JU6800.
When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
Read more Read less
Worse for Watching Sport
The Sony KDL-50W809 is worse for watching sport than the LG 55UF850 and Samsung UE50JU6800.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
Read more Read less
Worse for Playing Games
The Sony KDL-50W809 is worse for playing games than the LG 55UF850 and Samsung UE50JU6800.
When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

The LG 55UF850 has more awards than the Samsung UE50JU6800. The LG 55UF850 has 3 awards, where as the Samsung UE50JU6800 has 1 award. Compare all award winning TVs.
LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
3 Awards Best
audiovision.de: Recommended avforums.com: Recommended Expert Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
benchmark.pl: Good Product
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

The Samsung UE50JU6800 has better expert reviews than the LG 55UF850. The average expert reviews score for the Samsung UE50JU6800 is 80% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the LG 55UF850 is 77% based on 20 reviews.
LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

The Samsung UE50JU6800 has better user reviews than the LG 55UF850. The average user reviews score for the Samsung UE50JU6800 is 91% based on 15 reviews, where as the average score for the LG 55UF850 is 83% based on 18 reviews.
LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
5 stars
13 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
2 reviews
Best
5 stars
11 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has the best brand rating with an average brand rating of 90% based on 116,049 reviews. LG has the second best brand rating with an average brand rating of 86% based on 33,050 reviews. Sony has the third best brand rating with an average brand rating of 69% based on 4,982 reviews.
LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
LG

86

86

Based on 33,050 reviews
Samsung

91

91

Based on 116,049 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
35 months old 29 months old Best 34 months old

What are They Best Used For

Watching Films

When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!

Compare the best TVs for film.

Watching Sport

When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.

Compare the best TVs for sport.

Playing Games

When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.

Compare the best TVs for gaming.

Manufacturer's Warranty

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 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
Best
Yes
No
Best
Yes

High Frequency Rate

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

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 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 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 55UF850
LG
55UF850
13 trees 0.52 tonnes CO2
Samsung UE50JU6800
Samsung
UE50JU6800
15 trees 0.57 tonnes CO2
Sony KDL-50W809
Sony
KDL-50W809
12 trees 0.45 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Review Analysis

Picture Quality

Reviews for the LG 55UF850 mention that picture quality was excellent, and reviews for the Samsung UE50JU6800 mention that picture quality was very good.
LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
  • The picture quality is perfect…
    Amazon Customer - April 2017
  • The picture quality is superb, crisp…
    Amazon Customer - June 2016
  • The picture quality is very good.
    Sully - December 2015
  • The colours were dazzling…
    CAPTAIN CLEGG - February 2016
  • Picture quality superb and smart hub works well for us…
    MR MT CARTER - November 2015
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    Product Quality

    Reviewers of the LG 55UF850 thought the product quality was excellent, and thought the Samsung UE50JU6800 product quality was very good.
    LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
  • You have to remember that it’s a poor quality channel to start with…
    Mr. M. Armstrong - December 2015
  • On good quality content, you hardly see any, its nice…
    Mr. M. Armstrong - December 2015
  • The picture quality is perfect…
    Amazon Customer - April 2017
  • Picture and sound quality is great…
    BigBear - December 2015
  • The picture quality is superb, crisp…
    Amazon Customer - June 2016
  • The picture quality is very good.
    Sully - December 2015
  • Picture quality superb and smart hub works well for us…
    MR MT CARTER - November 2015
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    Specification

     
     
     
    Display LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Display Diagonal 55"
    BEST
    50" 50"
    HD Type
    4K
     4K
    4K
     4K
    4K
     4K
    High Frequency Rate 200Hz
    BEST
    100Hz
    Display Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    Motion Interpolation Frequency 140Hz
    BEST
    1,000Hz
    Display Brightness 400 Cd/m²
    BEST
    Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
    Supported Video Mode
    2160p 1080p
    1080i 720p
    576i 576p
    480i 480p
     2160p
     1080p
     1080i
     720p
     576i
     576p
     480i
     480p
    2160p 1080p
    1080i 720p
    576i 576p
    480i 480p
     2160p
     1080p
     1080i
     720p
     576i
     576p
     480i
     480p
    2160p 1080p
    1080i 720p
    576i 576p
    480i 480p
     2160p
     1080p
     1080i
     720p
     576i
     576p
     480i
     480p
    PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Display Technology
    LED
     LED
    LED
     LED
    LED
     LED
    Screen Format Adjustments
    Zoom
     Zoom
    Zoom
     Zoom
    Zoom
     Zoom
    Display Diagonal (metric) Unknown - Click to provide data 125cm 126cm
    BEST
    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
    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 Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
     
     
     
    Audio LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    RMS Rated Power 20W 20W 20W
    Loudspeaker 2 2 2
    Sound Modes
    Standard Music
     Standard
     Music
    Standard Music
     Standard
     Music
    Standard Music
     Standard
     Music
    Speaker 2 2 2
     
     
     
    Smart TV LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Video App
    Netflix YouTube
     Netflix
     YouTube
    Netflix YouTube
     Netflix
     YouTube
    Netflix YouTube
     Netflix
     YouTube
    Lifestyle Apps
    Skype
     Skype
    Skype
     Skype
    Skype
     Skype
    Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Other Features LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4
     
     
     
    Design LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 81%
     
     
     
    Power LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Energy Efficiency Class
    A+
     A+
    A+
     A+
    A+
     A+
    Power Consumption (typical) 80W 93W 72W
    BEST
    Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
    BEST
    0.3W
    BEST
    0.5W
    Annual Energy Consumption 117kWh 129kWh 100kWh
    BEST
    Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 226W 110W
    BEST
     
     
     
    TV Tuner LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Tuner Type
    Analog
     Analog
    Analog
     Analog
    Analog
     Analog
     
     
     
    Performance LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 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
    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
    FLAC MP3
    MP4 WMA
    LPCM PCM
     FLAC
     MP3
     MP4
     WMA
     LPCM
     PCM
    FLAC MP3
    MP4 WMA
    LPCM PCM
     FLAC
     MP3
     MP4
     WMA
     LPCM
     PCM
    FLAC MP3
    MP4 WMA
    LPCM PCM
     FLAC
     MP3
     MP4
     WMA
     LPCM
     PCM
    Image Formats Supported
    JPG
     JPG
    JPG
     JPG
    JPG
     JPG
    Processor Cores Unknown - Click to provide data 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Teletext 2,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Packaging Content LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Cables Included
    AC
     AC
    AC
     AC
    AC
     AC
     
     
     
    Networking LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Wi-Fi Standards
    802.11n 802.11g
    802.11b 802.11ac
    802.11a
     802.11n
     802.11g
     802.11b
     802.11ac
     802.11a
    802.11n 802.11g
    802.11b 802.11ac
    802.11a
     802.11n
     802.11g
     802.11b
     802.11ac
     802.11a
    802.11n 802.11g
    802.11b 802.11ac
    802.11a
     802.11n
     802.11g
     802.11b
     802.11ac
     802.11a
     
     
     
    Management Features LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Smart Modes
    Natural Cinema
    Game Movie
    Sports
     Natural
     Cinema
     Game
     Movie
     Sports
    Natural Cinema
    Game Movie
    Sports
     Natural
     Cinema
     Game
     Movie
     Sports
    Natural Cinema
    Game Movie
    Sports
     Natural
     Cinema
     Game
     Movie
     Sports
    Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 27 32
    BEST
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Thickness 50.8mm
    BEST
    63.2mm 59mm
    Weight 20.4kg 13.4kg
    BEST
    13.7kg
    Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 14.5kg
    BEST
    14.6kg
    Depth (with Stand) 260.6mm
    BEST
    310.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Height (with Stand) 782mm 706.4mm 691mm
    Width (with Stand) 1,234mm 1,128.9mm 1,116mm
    BEST
    Height 727mm 654.4mm 654mm
    Width 1,234mm 1,128.9mm 1,116mm
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Headphone Outputs 1 1 1
    Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1 1
    RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data 2
    BEST
    1
    SCART Port Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1 1
    USB 2.0 Port 2 3
    BEST
    3
    BEST
    USB 3.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    HDMI Port 3 4
    BEST
    4
    BEST
    CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Packaging Data LG 55UF850 Samsung UE50JU6800 Sony KDL-50W809
    Package Weight 25.9kg 18.9kg
    BEST
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 748mm
    BEST
    764mm
    Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,362mm 1,214mm
    BEST

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