Samsung UE49MU8000 vs Sony KD49XE9005
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Samsung UE49MU8000vsSony KD49XE9005

Samsung UE49MU8000

63

Overall Score

63

Overall Score

Samsung UE49MU8000

£899.00
£291.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec and fairly new 49" 4K TV, with average running costs but representing only moderate value for money
52
Value for Money
Average
63
Features
Good Features
85
Age
8 Months Old
52
Running Costs
£113 Over 5 Years
63
Overall Score
Good
49" 4K No Flat May 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
3D No
Screen Shape Flat
Release Date May 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD49XE9005

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Sony KD49XE9005

£968.43
£210.57
Our Verdict:
A fairly new and good spec 49" 4K television, with satisfactory running costs but representing only average value for money
61
Value for Money
Good
65
Features
Good Features
86
Age
9 Months Old
54
Running Costs
£124 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No No Jan 2017 B
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Jan 2017
Energy Efficiency B
Samsung UE49MU8000

63

Overall Score

63

Overall Score

Samsung UE49MU8000

£899.00
£291.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec and fairly new 49" 4K TV, with average running costs but representing only moderate value for money
52
Value for Money
Average
63
Features
Good Features
85
Age
8 Months Old
52
Running Costs
£113 Over 5 Years
63
Overall Score
Good
49" 4K No Flat May 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
3D No
Screen Shape Flat
Release Date May 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD49XE9005

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Sony KD49XE9005

£968.43
£210.57
Our Verdict:
A fairly new and good spec 49" 4K television, with satisfactory running costs but representing only average value for money
61
Value for Money
Good
65
Features
Good Features
86
Age
9 Months Old
54
Running Costs
£124 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No No Jan 2017 B
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Jan 2017
Energy Efficiency B

Top Prices

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
eBay
Samsung 49" MU8000 LED TV UE49MU8000TXXU 4K Ulta HD SMART 3840 x 2160 Black 4 HD (Brand new, unopened)
£899.00
Go to Store
consumer warehouse
SAMSUNG UE49MU8000 49" Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR LED TV (Brand new, unopened) - on
£999.95
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Amazon UK
Samsung UE49MU8000 49" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV Wi-Fi Silver LED TV
£1,080.00
Go to Store
RLR Distribution
Televisions Samsung 8 Series UE49MU8000 49" LED Smart TV - 4K UltraHD
£1,089.00
Go to Store
Dagimarket
SAMSUNG UE49MU8000 124.46 CM (49 ) 4K UHD (3840X2160) LED, SMART TV, 40W RMS, D (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,102.12
Go to Store
PC World Business
Samsung UE49MU8000T 8 Series - 49"LED TV
£1,146.94
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Ebuyer
Samsung MU8000 49" Ultra HD Smart TV
£1,146.95
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More Computers
£1,184.00
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Simply Electricals
UE49MU8000 49"HDR 4K TV
£1,198.99
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Hills Radio
£1,198.99
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PRC Direct
Samsung UE49MU8000 49" MU8000 4K UHD HDR 1000 Smart TV
£1,198.99
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K.K. Electronics
£1,198.99
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Tylers Online
£1,198.99
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Appliance Electronics
£1,198.99
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Dacombes of Wimborne
Out of stock
£1,198.99
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Mains
£1,198.99
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George Robertson
£1,198.99
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John Lewis
Samsung UE49MU8000 HDR 1000 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49 with TVPlus/Freesat HD, Dynamic Crystal Colour&360 Design, Silver, Ultra HD Certified
£1,199.00
Go to Store
Reliant Direct
£1,199.00
Go to Store
Co-op Electrical
Samsung UE49MU8000 49"4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
£1,199.00
Go to Store
AV Lounge
£1,199.00
Go to Store
Best AV Deals
£1,199.00
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Hughes
Samsung UE49MU8000
£1,199.00
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zippytom
Samsung 49" MU8000 LED TV UE49MU8000TXXU 4K Ulta HD SMART 3840 x 2160 Black 4 HD (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,214.71
Go to Store
The Tech Warehouse
Samsung UE49MU8000T 49" 4K Ultra Smart TV Wi-Fi Silver TV HD LED TV- - 124.5 Cm (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,305.89
Go to Store
LambdaTek
Samsung UE49MU8000TXXU - Premium UHD MU8000 49" Black Slim (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,352.76
Go to Store
eeemarket
Samsung UE-49MU8000, LED-Fernseher UE49MU8000TXZG (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,374.70
Go to Store
27 Prices from 27 Stores | £899.00-£1,374.70
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eBay
SMART TV SONY KD49XE9005 49" ULTRA HD 4K LED USB X 3 HDR (Brand new, unopened)
£968.43
Go to Store
PRINT SOLUTIONS On-line Store
S0403508 SMART TV SONY KD49XE9005 49" ULTRA HD 4K LED USB X 3 HDR (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,164.66
Go to Store
AV Lounge
£1,169.00
Go to Store
Best AV Deals
£1,179.00
Go to Store
TPS
£1,195.00
Go to Store
Mains
£1,198.99
Go to Store
Superfi
£1,198.99
Go to Store
Atlantic Electrics Ltd
£1,198.99
Go to Store
PRC Direct
Sony KD49XE9005BU 49" 4K HDR Ultra Premium Smart Android TV
£1,198.99
Go to Store
Hills Radio
£1,198.99
Go to Store
George Robertson
£1,198.99
Go to Store
Simply Electricals
BRAVIA KD49XE9005 49"Android 4K HDR Smart LED TV
£1,198.99
Go to Store
Hughes
Sony KD49XE9005BU
£1,199.00
Go to Store
John Lewis
Sony Bravia KD49XE9005 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 49 with Freeview HD&Youview, Black
£1,199.00
Go to Store
Electrical Appliances Online
£1,199.00
Go to Store
Currys
49"SONY BRAVIA KD49XE9005BU Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
£1,199.00
Go to Store
K.K. Electronics
£1,499.00
Go to Store
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Reasons For

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
8 Reasons For
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
The Samsung UE49MU8000 has an RMS rated power of 40W, but the Sony KD49XE9005 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (20W lower).

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

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14.3mm Thinner
Samsung UE49MU8000 is 47.7mm thick, but the Sony KD49XE9005 is a 62mm thick TV (14.3mm 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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£69 Cheaper
The Samsung UE49MU8000 costs £69.43 less than the Sony KD49XE9005.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
9% Cheaper to Run
The Samsung UE49MU8000 only costs £112.79 to run over five years but the Sony KD49XE9005 costs £123.80 to run (10% more).
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Better Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE49MU8000 is "A", however the rating of the Sony KD49XE9005 is "B".
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 91.7%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 84.5%.
Excellent for Watching Films
The Samsung UE49MU8000 is better for watching films than the Sony KD49XE9005.
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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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
No awards found
1 Award
audiovideohd.fr: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Best
5 stars
4 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for Samsung is 91.67% based on 110,708 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 84.48% based on 4,088 reviews.
Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Samsung

92

92

Based on 110,708 reviews
Sony

84

84

Based on 4,088 reviews

Date Released

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
5 months old Best 9 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 films.

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.

Key Features

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 UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005

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 UE49MU8000
Samsung
UE49MU8000
14 trees 0.56 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD49XE9005
Sony
KD49XE9005
16 trees 0.61 tonnes CO2

Specification

Display

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Display Diagonal 49" 49"
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
Supported Video Mode
2160p 1080i
1080p 720i
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
2160p 1080i
1080p 720i
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Depth Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Display Diagonal (metric) 123cm 123cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
RMS Rated Power 40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Movie Music
Sports Game
 Movie
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Movie Music
Sports Game
 Movie
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Speaker 2 2

Smart TV

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Lifestyle Apps
Samsung Smart View Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart Vi
Samsung Smart View Samsung Smart Vi
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart Vi

Other Features

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 90W 102W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 125kWh
BEST
141kWh
Maximum Power Consumption 165W Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
PAL PAL B
PAL BG PAL D
PAL DK PAL I
SECAM SECAM B
SECAM B/G
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM B/G
PAL PAL B
PAL BG PAL D
PAL DK PAL I
SECAM SECAM B
SECAM B/G
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM B/G
Tuner 2tuner(s) 3tuner(s)
BEST

Performance

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
ASF 3GP
MOV MPEG
MPEG1 MPEG2
MPEG4 AVCHD
VC-1 DV
TS XVID
VP8 WEBM
AVC 3GPP
PS MPEG2-PS
MPEG2-TS
 MP4
 WMV
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 VC-1
 DV
 TS
 XVID
 VP8
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 PS
 MPEG2-PS
 MPEG2-TS
MP4 WMV
ASF 3GP
MOV MPEG
MPEG1 MPEG2
MPEG4 AVCHD
VC-1 DV
TS XVID
VP8 WEBM
AVC 3GPP
PS MPEG2-PS
MPEG2-TS
 MP4
 WMV
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 VC-1
 DV
 TS
 XVID
 VP8
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 PS
 MPEG2-PS
 MPEG2-TS
Audio Formats Supported
ASF FLAC
MP3 MP4
WAV WMA
AAC++
 ASF
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
ASF FLAC
MP3 MP4
WAV WMA
AAC++
 ASF
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Hard Drive Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB
Processor Cores 4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC

Networking

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac

Management Features

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Smart Modes
Cinema Game
Movie Custom
Graphics Vivid
Standard Sports
Photo Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Cinema Game
Movie Custom
Graphics Vivid
Standard Sports
Photo Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages 27 32
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Thickness 47.7mm
BEST
62mm
Weight 15.1kg 12.6kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 17.4kg 13.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 351mm 236mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 722.6mm 685mm
Width (with Stand) 1,093.5mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height 636mm 631mm
Width 1,093.5mm 1,093mm

Ports & Interfaces

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 3
BEST
1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 4 4
Audio (L,R) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232C Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Data

Samsung UE49MU8000 Sony KD49XE9005
Package Weight 22.1kg 20kg
BEST
Package Height 743mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width 1,316mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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