LG 55UF860 vs Sony KD-55X8509
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LG 55UF860vsSony KD-55X8509

LG 55UF860

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

LG 55UF860

£1,200.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and highly rated 55" 4K TV, with alright running costs
88
Reviews
56 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
69
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No Yes Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D Yes
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55X8509

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 55" 4K TV, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 8 further awards from other expert sites
91
Reviews
35 Reviews + 9 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£190 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 60mm 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 60mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
LG 55UF860

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

LG 55UF860

£1,200.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and highly rated 55" 4K TV, with alright running costs
88
Reviews
56 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
69
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£140 Over 5 Years
78
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Very Good
55" 4K No Yes Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D Yes
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-55X8509

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 55" 4K TV, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 8 further awards from other expert sites
91
Reviews
35 Reviews + 9 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£190 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No 60mm 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 60mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A

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Reasons For

LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
5 Reasons For
1,900Hz Faster High Frequency Rate
The LG 55UF860 has a high frequency rate of 2,000Hz, however the Sony KD-55X8509 is only a 100Hz refresh rate TV (1,900Hz slower).

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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Pair of 3D Glasses Included
The LG 55UF860 has a pair of 3D glasses included, whereas the Sony KD-55X8509 does not.

This shows whether the TV has a pair of 3D glasses included with the purchase.

3D glasses are needed to properly experience 3D media on your TV, so without a pair included you will have to purchase them at extra expense.

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27% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the LG 55UF860 only costs £136 to run but the Sony KD-55X8509 costs £187 to run (37% more).
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Better Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of 86.5%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
Better for Playing Games
The LG 55UF860 is better for playing games than the Sony KD-55X8509.
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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Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
The average expert review score of the Sony KD-55X8509 is 80%, but the average rating of the LG 55UF860 is 67% (based on 3 reviews).

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Reviews & Awards

Awards

LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
No awards found
9 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star audiovision.de: Recommended avforums.com: Recommended dinside.no/data: Recommended flatpanels.dk: Top Recommendation hdtvtest.co.uk: Recommended homecinemachoice.com: Recommended rtvmaniak.pl: Editor's Choice tek.no: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Sony KD-55X8509 has better expert reviews than the LG 55UF860. The average expert reviews score for the Sony KD-55X8509 is 80% based on 45 reviews, where as the average score for the LG 55UF860 is 67% based on 3 reviews.
LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
11 reviews
4 stars
23 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Best
5 stars
33 reviews
4 stars
6 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
1 review
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 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
LG

86

86

Based on 33,050 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
34 months old Best 35 months old

Key Features

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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509

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 55UF860
LG
55UF860
17 trees 0.68 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD-55X8509
Sony
KD-55X8509
24 trees 0.93 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Display Diagonal 55" 55"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 2,000Hz
BEST
100Hz
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
Display Diagonal (metric) Unknown - Click to provide data 140cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Power LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 84W 115W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
PAL SECAM
NTSC NTSC 3.58
NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
PAL SECAM
NTSC NTSC 3.58
NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 
 
 
Performance LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Teletext 2,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
3D Glasses Quantity 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Management Features LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Smart Modes
Personal Vivid
Standard Movie
Photo
 Personal
 Vivid
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
Personal Vivid
Standard Movie
Photo
 Personal
 Vivid
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Thickness Unknown - Click to provide data 60mm
Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 19.9kg
Weight With Stand 20.4kg
BEST
21kg
Depth (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 222mm
Height (with Stand) 781.6mm 759mm
Width (with Stand) 1,234.8mm
BEST
1,236mm
Height 727.3mm 722mm
Width 1,234.8mm 1,236mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2
BEST
1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 3
BEST
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 55UF860 Sony KD-55X8509
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 838mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,330mm

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