Samsung HG55ND690 vs Sony XBR-55X850

Samsung HG55ND690
Sony XBR-55X850

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
A lot lighter Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 is a 13.6kgg heavy TV, whereas the Sony XBR-55X850 is a 19.9kgg heavy TV (6.3g heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

8 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a 960HzHz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 760Hz faster than the Samsung HG55ND690 (960HzHz). Read more

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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Two more RF ports Edit
The number of RF ports on the Sony XBR-55X850 is three, but the Samsung HG55ND690 only has one RF port. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Two composite video in ports Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a two composite video in port TV, whereas the Samsung HG55ND690 only has one composite video in port. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung HG55ND690 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung HG55ND690 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Slightly thinner Edit
Sony XBR-55X850 is 59.94mmmm thick, but the Samsung HG55ND690 is a 64mmmm thick TV (4.06mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the 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.

$612 cheaper
The Sony XBR-55X850 costs $611.99 less than the Samsung HG55ND690.
Available from 10 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200HzHz, but the Sony XBR-55X850 is a 960HzHz motion interpolation frequency TV (760Hz faster). Read more

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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Only one RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung HG55ND690 is one, but the Sony XBR-55X850 only has three RF ports. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

One less composite video in port Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 is a one composite video in port TV, whereas the Sony XBR-55X850 only has two composite video in ports. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony XBR-55X850 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony XBR-55X850 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Thicker Edit
Samsung HG55ND690 is 64mmmm thick. That's 4.06mm thicker than the Sony XBR-55X850 (59.94mmmm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the 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.

More expensive by $612
The Samsung HG55ND690 is $611.99 more expensive than the Sony XBR-55X850.
Less retailers
The Samsung HG55ND690 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Sony XBR-55X850 is stocked by 11 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by one month
The Samsung HG55ND690 is one month older than the Sony XBR-55X850.
1 Reason Against
32% heavier Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a 19.9kgg heavy TV. That's 6.3g heavier than the Samsung HG55ND690 (19.9kgg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

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Date Released

21 months Ago 20 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data No data

Display

Screen Size
55" 55"
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-lit LED
 Direct-lit LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 960Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 5000:1
BEST
 5000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
138cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Operating System
 Android
 Android

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 3
BEST
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 2
BEST
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Remote Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RJ-12 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Control
 electronic
 electronic
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
OSD Language
3 3

Performance

Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Swivel Angle Range
90 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400

Power

Typical Power Consumption
83W 202W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
43.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
115kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
AC Input Frequency
 60
 60

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
64mm 59.94mm
BEST
Weight
13.6kg
BEST
19.9kg
Package Weight
18.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
14.6kg
BEST
21kg
Depth (with Stand)
226.5mm 221.99mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
762.8mm 758.95mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,230.6mm
BEST
1,235.96mm
Height
718.4mm 722.12mm
Width
1,230.6mm 1,235.96mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 838mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,330mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
TM1240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC

Technical Details

RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Dimming Type
Micro, UHD Unknown - Click to provide data
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