Samsung UE55KU6000 vs Sony KD-65XD8599
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Samsung UE55KU6000vsSony KD-65XD8599

Samsung UE55KU6000

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and top-rated 55" 4K television, good for playing games
88
Reviews
714 Reviews
88
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
17 Months Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 63.2mm Sep 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 63.2mm
Release Date Sep 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-65XD8599

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD-65XD8599

£1,394.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but marginally out of date 65" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs but representing only moderate value for money
58
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
66
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
65" 4K No 44mm Mar 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 44mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE55KU6000

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and top-rated 55" 4K television, good for playing games
88
Reviews
714 Reviews
88
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
17 Months Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 63.2mm Sep 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 63.2mm
Release Date Sep 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-65XD8599

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD-65XD8599

£1,394.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but marginally out of date 65" 4K TV, with satisfactory running costs but representing only moderate value for money
58
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
66
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
65" 4K No 44mm Mar 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 44mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A+

Top Prices

Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Valutech
Samsung UE55KU6000 55 -inch 4K Ultra UHD Smart TV - Black (Brand new, unopened) - on
£589.97
Go to Store
RGB Direct
£599.00
Go to Store
Crampton and Moore
Samsung UE55KU6000 55inch UHD HDR Pro Smart TV
Out of stock
£629.00
Go to Store
Reliant Direct
£669.00
Go to Store
Beyond Television
Samsung UE55KU6000 55 6 Series Flat UHD Smart TV
Out of stock
£669.00
Go to Store
Amazon UK
Samsung UE55KU6000 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV - Black
£699.00
Go to Store
CompAdvance
£769.99
Go to Store
Box
£1,299.00
Go to Store
8 Prices from 8 Stores | £589.97-£1,299.00
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Electrical Experience
Sony KD65XD8599 65Inch 4K HDR Android Smart TV Triluminos Display with Free 5 Year Warranty
£1,394.99
Go to Store
Crampton and Moore
Sony KD-65XD8599 65"4K HDR LED Television with Android TV
Out of stock
£1,499.00
Go to Store
TPS
£1,499.00
Go to Store
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Reasons For

Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
4 Reasons For
Cheaper by £805
The Samsung UE55KU6000 costs £589.97, whereas the Sony KD-65XD8599 is £1,394.99.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£11 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Samsung UE55KU6000 is £11 cheaper to run than the Sony KD-65XD8599.
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Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, however Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
5 Reasons For
10" Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony KD-65XD8599 has a display diagonal of 65", whereas the Samsung UE55KU6000 is only a 55" TV (10" 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-65XD8599 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, but the Samsung UE55KU6000 is only a 120Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (880Hz 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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Bluetooth
The Sony KD-65XD8599 supports Bluetooth, but the Samsung UE55KU6000 does not support Bluetooth.

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

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44% Thinner
Sony KD-65XD8599 is 44mm thick. That's 19.2mm thinner than the Samsung UE55KU6000 (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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Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
The Sony KD-65XD8599 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE55KU6000 has a rating of "A".

Date Released

Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
17 months old Best 23 months old

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 UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599

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 UE55KU6000
Samsung
UE55KU6000
17 trees 0.68 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD-65XD8599
Sony
KD-65XD8599
19 trees 0.73 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Display Diagonal 55" 65"
BEST
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 1,000Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 120Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index) Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Refresh Rate Supported
60 Hz 50 Hz
30 Hz 25 Hz
24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
60 Hz 50 Hz
30 Hz 25 Hz
24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Display Technology
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
QLED LED
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
16:9 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 138cm 164cm
BEST
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 Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Custom
Music Sports
Game
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Standard Custom
Music Sports
Game
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Sports
 Game
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
Samsung Smart Vi Google Apps
Google
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart Vi
 Google Apps
 Google
Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
Samsung Smart Vi Google Apps
Google
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart Vi
 Google Apps
 Google
 
 
 
Other Features Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Sound Enhancement Technology Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight 22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 76%
 
 
 
Power Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 111W
BEST
119W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Power Consumption (average) 111W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 154kWh
BEST
165kWh
Maximum Power Consumption 195W
BEST
214W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Network Streaming Service
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Video Formats Supported
H.265
 H.265
H.265
 H.265
Processor Cores 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
YouTube Google Play
Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
YouTube Google Play
Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
Social Network Service
Twitter
 Twitter
Twitter
 Twitter
 
 
 
Packaging Content Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Smart Modes
Cinema Game
Custom Graphics
Vivid Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Cinema Game
Custom Graphics
Vivid Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages 27 30
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Thickness 63.2mm 44mm
BEST
Weight 15kg
BEST
20.3kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 16kg
BEST
23.9kg
Depth (with Stand) 310.5mm 279mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 787.5mm 894mm
Width (with Stand) 1,242.6mm
BEST
1,454mm
Height 718.4mm 842mm
Width 1,242.6mm 1,454mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 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 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 3
BEST
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
RF Input 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UE55KU6000 Sony KD-65XD8599
Package Weight 22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 819mm
BEST
959mm
Package Width 1,458mm
BEST
1,763mm

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