Samsung UE78KU6500 vs Sony KD75XD8505
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Samsung UE78KU6500vsSony KD75XD8505

Samsung UE78KU6500

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Samsung UE78KU6500

£2,449.00
Our Verdict:
A gigantic and fairly new 4K TV, good for watching films
55
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
15 Months Old
60
Running Costs
£270 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
78" 4K No No Nov 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 78"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Nov 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD75XD8505

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD75XD8505

£2,699.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but a little out of date 75" 4K TV, with moderate running costs and one of the largest display diagonals on the market
55
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
75" 4K No 49mm Feb 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 75"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 49mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
Samsung UE78KU6500

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Samsung UE78KU6500

£2,449.00
Our Verdict:
A gigantic and fairly new 4K TV, good for watching films
55
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
15 Months Old
60
Running Costs
£270 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
78" 4K No No Nov 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 78"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Nov 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD75XD8505

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony KD75XD8505

£2,699.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but a little out of date 75" 4K TV, with moderate running costs and one of the largest display diagonals on the market
55
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
75" 4K No 49mm Feb 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 75"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 49mm
Release Date Feb 2016
Energy Efficiency A+

Top Prices

Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Reliant Direct
£2,449.00
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Samsung UE78KU6500 78 Curved UHD Smart TV
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£2,449.00
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RGB Direct
£2,899.00
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Crampton and Moore
Samsung UE78KU6500 78inch UHD Curved Smart TV
£2,999.00
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Atlantic Electrics Ltd
£3,698.99
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RGB Direct
£2,699.00
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Sony KD-75XD8505 75"4K HDR LED Television with Android TV
£2,699.00
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£2,799.00
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Reasons For

Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
4 Reasons For
3" Larger Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE78KU6500 has a display diagonal of 78", whereas the Sony KD75XD8505 is only a 75" 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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Cheaper by £250
The Samsung UE78KU6500 costs £250 less than the Sony KD75XD8505.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 90.7%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
4 Reasons For
Higher RMS Rated Power
The Sony KD75XD8505 is a 30W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Samsung UE78KU6500 (20W).

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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Two More Loudspeakers
The Sony KD75XD8505 has four loudspeakers, however the Samsung UE78KU6500 only has two loudspeakers.

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

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33% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Sony KD75XD8505 is £89 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE78KU6500.
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
The Sony KD75XD8505 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE78KU6500 has a rating of "A".

Date Released

Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
15 months old Best 24 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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505

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 UE78KU6500
Samsung
UE78KU6500
35 trees 1.3 tonnes CO2
Sony KD75XD8505
Sony
KD75XD8505
23 trees 0.9 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Display Diagonal 78"
BEST
75"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 800Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 800Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
576i 576p
480i 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
576i 576p
480i 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
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
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 198cm
BEST
189.3cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Curvature Radius Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Curvature 3,000mm Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Audio Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
RMS Rated Power 20W 30W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 4
BEST
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Custom
Music Movie
Sports Game
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Standard Custom
Music Movie
Sports Game
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Speaker 2 4
 
 
 
Smart TV Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
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
User Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB
App Store Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Sound Enhancement Technology Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB 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
Total Storage Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB
 
 
 
Design Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 74%
 
 
 
Power Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 221W 147W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Power Consumption (average) Unknown - Click to provide data 262W
Annual Energy Consumption 307kWh 204kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption 290W 262W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Supported TV Bands
UHF VHF
 UHF
 VHF
UHF VHF
 UHF
 VHF
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Network Streaming Service
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Video Formats Supported
MP4 WMV
AVI ASF
3GP MOV
M-JPEG MPEG
MPEG1 MPEG2
MPEG4 MKV
AVCHD TS
XVID VP8
WEBM AVC
3GPP PMP
PS MPEG2-PS
MPEG2-TS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 MKV
 AVCHD
 TS
 XVID
 VP8
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 PMP
 PS
 MPEG2-PS
 MPEG2-TS
MP4 WMV
AVI ASF
3GP MOV
M-JPEG MPEG
MPEG1 MPEG2
MPEG4 MKV
AVCHD TS
XVID VP8
WEBM AVC
3GPP PMP
PS MPEG2-PS
MPEG2-TS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 MKV
 AVCHD
 TS
 XVID
 VP8
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 PMP
 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
Processor Cores 4 4
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 UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
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 UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Smart Modes
Game Movie
Custom Graphics
Vivid Standard
Sports Photo
 Game
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Game Movie
Custom Graphics
Vivid Standard
Sports Photo
 Game
 Movie
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Number of OSD Languages 27 31
BEST
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Thickness Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm
Weight 37.4kg 33.4kg
BEST
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand 41.2kg 38.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 384.8mm 286mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 1,095.9mm 1,026mm
Width (with Stand) 1,758.5mm 1,677mm
BEST
Height 1,014.4mm 969mm
Width 1,758.5mm 1,677mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 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 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 3
BEST
HDMI Port 3 4
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UE78KU6500 Sony KD75XD8505
Package Weight 55.5kg
BEST
55kg
Package Height 469mm 1,091mm
BEST
Package Depth 469mm 228mm
BEST
Package Width 1,916mm
BEST
2,062mm

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