Samsung UE40KU6000 vs Sony KD-43XD8077
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Samsung UE40KU6000vsSony KD-43XD8077

Samsung UE40KU6000

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A stunningly cheap and very highly rated 40" 4K TV, good for watching films
92
Reviews
883 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
86
Age
17 Months Old
83
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
40" 4K No 62.6mm Sep 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 62.6mm
Release Date Sep 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-43XD8077

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Sony KD-43XD8077

£609.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec and fairly new 43" 4K television, good for watching films
76
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
87
Age
15 Months Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
43" 4K No 45mm Oct 2016 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 45mm
Release Date Oct 2016
Energy Efficiency B
Samsung UE40KU6000

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A stunningly cheap and very highly rated 40" 4K TV, good for watching films
92
Reviews
883 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
86
Age
17 Months Old
83
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
40" 4K No 62.6mm Sep 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 62.6mm
Release Date Sep 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-43XD8077

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Sony KD-43XD8077

£609.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec and fairly new 43" 4K television, good for watching films
76
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
87
Age
15 Months Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
43" 4K No 45mm Oct 2016 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 45mm
Release Date Oct 2016
Energy Efficiency B

Top Prices

Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
RLR Distribution
Televisions Samsung UE40KU6000 HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 40"
£429.00
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Reliant Direct
£439.00
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2 Prices from 2 Stores | £429.00-£439.00
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RGB Direct
£609.00
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Electrical Experience
Sony Bravia KD43XD8077CSU Ultra HD 4K Smart HDR 43"LED TV With Free 5 Year Warranty
£619.99
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Crampton and Moore
Sony KD-43XD8077 43"4K HDR LED Television with Android TV
Out of stock
£649.00
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TPS
£799.00
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Reasons For

Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
6 Reasons For
PC in (D-Sub) Port
The Samsung UE40KU6000 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, but the Sony KD-43XD8077 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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£180 Cheaper
The Samsung UE40KU6000 costs £429.00, whereas the Sony KD-43XD8077 is £609.00.
£26 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Samsung UE40KU6000 is £26 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-43XD8077 over five years.
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Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE40KU6000 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KD-43XD8077 is "B".
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
Based on 350 user reviews, the average review score of the Samsung UE40KU6000 is 94%, but the average rating of the Sony KD-43XD8077 is 90% (based on 2 reviews).
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, however Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
4 Reasons For
Moderately Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony KD-43XD8077 has a display diagonal of 43", whereas the Samsung UE40KU6000 is only a 40" TV (3" 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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Hugely Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
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).

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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40% Thinner
Sony KD-43XD8077 is 45mm thick. That's 17.6mm thinner than the Samsung UE40KU6000 (62.6mm).

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 shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

The Samsung UE40KU6000 has better user reviews than the Sony KD-43XD8077. The average user reviews score for the Samsung UE40KU6000 is 94% based on 350 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony KD-43XD8077 is 90% based on 2 reviews.
Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Best
5 stars
279 reviews
4 stars
52 reviews
3 stars
8 reviews
2 stars
6 reviews
1 star
5 reviews
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for Samsung is 90.66% based on 116,049 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 69.3% based on 4,982 reviews.
Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Samsung

91

91

Based on 116,049 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
17 months old 16 months old Best

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.

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.

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

Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077

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.
Samsung UE40KU6000
Samsung
UE40KU6000
10 trees 0.38 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD-43XD8077
Sony
KD-43XD8077
13 trees 0.51 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Display Diagonal 40" 43"
BEST
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 100Hz 400Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
2160p 1080p
720p 576p
480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480p
2160p 1080p
720p 576p
480p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
PMI (Picture Mastering Index) 1,300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Refresh Rate Supported
50 Hz
 50 Hz
50 Hz
 50 Hz
Display Technology
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 101cm 108cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
1280
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1280
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
1280
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1280
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart Vi
Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart Vi
 
 
 
Other Features Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Stand Width Unknown - Click to provide data 510mm
 
 
 
Design Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 75%
 
 
 
Power Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 62W
BEST
82W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 86kWh 114kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption 125W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Video Formats Supported
AVI ASF
H.265
 AVI
 ASF
 H.265
AVI ASF
H.265
 AVI
 ASF
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
MP3
 MP3
MP3
 MP3
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Processor Cores 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Luminance Unknown - Click to provide data 75%
 
 
 
Packaging Content Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Remote Control Type
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Smart Modes
Cinema Game
Movie
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
Cinema Game
Movie
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
Number of OSD Languages 27 32
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Thickness 62.6mm 45mm
BEST
Weight 7.7kg 12.3kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 8.6kg 13.2kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 288.1mm 216mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 596.5mm 612mm
Width (with Stand) 917.7mm
BEST
960mm
Height 535.7mm 564mm
Width 917.7mm 960mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2
BEST
1
SCART Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
RF Input 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UE40KU6000 Sony KD-43XD8077
Package Weight 10.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 623mm
BEST
705mm
Package Width 1,165mm 1,078mm
BEST

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