LG 65EF950 vs Sony KD-65X8509
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LG 65EF950

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

LG 65EF950

£2,998.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high-quality 65" 4K television, with OK running costs but representing only average value for money
95
Reviews
10 Reviews + 5 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
96
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
65" 4K Yes 49.9mm Sep 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology Yes
Thickness 49.9mm
Release Date Sep 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Sony KD-65X8509

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 4K 78mm thick TV, with average running costs and a giant 65" display diagonal
80
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
65" 4K No 78mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 78mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
LG 65EF950

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

LG 65EF950

£2,998.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high-quality 65" 4K television, with OK running costs but representing only average value for money
95
Reviews
10 Reviews + 5 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
96
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
65" 4K Yes 49.9mm Sep 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology Yes
Thickness 49.9mm
Release Date Sep 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Sony KD-65X8509

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 4K 78mm thick TV, with average running costs and a giant 65" display diagonal
80
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
65" 4K No 78mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 78mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A

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Reasons For

LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
7 Reasons For
OLED/QLED Technology
The LG 65EF950 features OLED/QLED technology, however the Sony KD-65X8509 does not feature OLED/QLED technology.

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

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57% Thinner
LG 65EF950 is 49.9mm thick. That's 28.1mm thinner than the Sony KD-65X8509 (78mm).

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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20% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the LG 65EF950 is £37 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-65X8509.
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
The LG 65EF950 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Sony KD-65X8509 has a rating of "A".
Four More Awards
The LG 65EF950 has 5 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 has 1 award.
Considerably Better Expert Reviews
Based on 11 reviews, the LG 65EF950 has an average expert review score of 89%, however the Sony KD-65X8509 has an average rating of 72% (based on 1 review).
Better Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of 86.5%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

The LG 65EF950 has more awards than the Sony KD-65X8509. The LG 65EF950 has 5 awards, where as the Sony KD-65X8509 has 1 award. Compare all award winning TVs.
LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
5 Awards Best
avforums.com: Highly Recommended Expert Reviews: Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice Techradar: Recommended
1 Award
flatpanelshd.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The LG 65EF950 has better expert reviews than the Sony KD-65X8509. The average expert reviews score for the LG 65EF950 is 89% based on 11 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony KD-65X8509 is 72% based on 1 review.
LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Best
5 stars
8 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

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 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
LG

86

86

Based on 33,050 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
29 months old Best 35 months old

Key Features

OLED/QLED Technology

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Best
Yes
No

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 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509

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 65EF950
LG
65EF950
19 trees 0.73 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD-65X8509
Sony
KD-65X8509
24 trees 0.92 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Display Diagonal 65" 65"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate
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°
Display Technology
OLED LED
 OLED
 LED
OLED LED
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 164cm 164cm
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 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
News Music
Movie Sports
Game Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
News Music
Movie Sports
Game Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Operating System Version
 
 
 
Other Features LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Design LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Peak Luminance Ratio 65% 72%
 
 
 
Power LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 114W
BEST
149W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 166kWh
BEST
207kWh
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 288W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Tuner Type
Digital
 Digital
Digital
 Digital
 
 
 
Performance LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Video Formats Supported
DIVX DIVX HD
H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
DIVX DIVX HD
H.265
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC EAC3
AAC HE HE-A
AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC EAC3
AAC HE HE-A
AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG MPO
JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
JPG MPO
JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext 2,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
3D Glasses Quantity 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Smart Modes
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Custom Graphics
Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
 Graphics
 Animation
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Custom Graphics
Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Custom
 Graphics
 Animation
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Thickness 49.9mm
BEST
78mm
Weight 19.9kg
BEST
24.1kg
Weight With Stand 24.5kg
BEST
25.5kg
Depth (with Stand) 236mm
BEST
265mm
Height (with Stand) 883mm 892mm
Width (with Stand) 1,450mm
BEST
1,453mm
Height 842mm 844mm
Width 1,450mm 1,453mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2
BEST
1
SCART Port 1 1
RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
Composite Video 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 65EF950 Sony KD-65X8509
Package Weight 33.7kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 935mm
BEST
943mm
Package Depth 228mm 224mm
BEST
Package Width 1,679mm 1,553mm
BEST

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