LG 55EG9100 vs Sony XBR-65X850

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LG 55EG9100
Sony XBR-65X850

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Vastly lighter Edit
The LG 55EG9100 has a weight of 14.9kgg, however the Sony XBR-65X850 is a 24.1kgg heavy TV (9.2g 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.

Cheaper by $199
The LG 55EG9100 costs $1,299.00, whereas the Sony XBR-65X850 is $1,498.00.
Hugely better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the LG 55EG9100 is 100%, but the average rating of the Sony XBR-65X850 is 80% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony XBR-65X850 is a 64.5"" TV. That's 9.5" larger than the LG 55EG9100 (64.5""). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Two composite video in ports Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Sony XBR-65X850 is two, but the LG 55EG9100 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony XBR-65X850 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 55EG9100 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.

12% thinner Edit
The Sony XBR-65X850 has a thickness of 78mmmm, however the LG 55EG9100 is an 87.3mmmm thick TV (9.3mm 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.

Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are better
The Sony XBR-65X850 has an average expert review score of 92% based on 1 review, whereas the LG 55EG9100 has an average rating of 84% (based on 4 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
18% smaller screen size Edit
The LG 55EG9100 has a screen size of 55"", however the Sony XBR-65X850 is a 64.5"" TV (9.5" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

One less composite video in port Edit
The LG 55EG9100 has one composite video in port, however the Sony XBR-65X850 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.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the LG 55EG9100 is three, but the Sony XBR-65X850 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.

9.3mm thicker Edit
The LG 55EG9100 is an 87.3mmmm thick TV. That's 9.3mm thicker than the Sony XBR-65X850 (78mmmm). 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.

Not as many stockists
The LG 55EG9100 is only stocked by 6 retailers, however the Sony XBR-65X850 is stocked by 11 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The LG 55EG9100 has an average expert score of 84%, but the Sony XBR-65X850 has an average expert rating of 92% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
Sony XBR-65X850 is 24.1kgg heavy. That's 9.2g heavier than the LG 55EG9100 (24.1kgg). 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.

$199 more expensive
The Sony XBR-65X850 is more expensive than the LG 55EG9100 by $199.
Eight months older
The Sony XBR-65X850 is older than the LG 55EG9100 by eight months.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony XBR-65X850 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the LG 55EG9100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

12 months Ago 21 months Ago

Display

Screen Size
55" 64.5"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 120Hz
Comb Filter
 3D
BEST
 3D
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720p
 480i
 480p
BEST
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
 14:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

Audio System
Dolby Digital Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 DTS
 DTS
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 2
BEST
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Processor Core
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Typical Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
261W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
87.3mm 78mm
BEST
Weight
14.9kg
BEST
24.1kg
Package Weight
20.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
15kg
BEST
25.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
208mm
BEST
265mm
Height (with Stand)
760mm
BEST
892mm
Width (with Stand)
1,225mm
BEST
1,452.88mm
Height
719mm 844mm
Width
1,225mm 1,452.88mm
Packaging Height
810mm
BEST
943mm
Packaging Depth
225mm 224mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,435mm
BEST
1,553mm
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