Samsung UN50KU6300 vs Sony XBR-55X700 vs Sony XBR-65X850

Samsung UN50KU6300
Sony XBR-55X700
Sony XBR-65X850

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
One more RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UN50KU6300 is two, but the Sony XBR-65X850 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.

61% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UN50KU6300 is a 108kWhkWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 65kWh lower than the Sony XBR-55X700 (). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Thinner Edit
Samsung UN50KU6300 is 63.5mmmm thick, but the Sony XBR-55X700 is a 77.9mmmm thick TV (14.4mm thicker) and the Sony XBR-65X850 is a 78mmmm thick TV (14.5mm 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.

98% lighter Edit
The Samsung UN50KU6300 is a 12.2kgg heavy TV. That's 4.7g lighter than the Sony XBR-55X700 (24.1kgg) and 11.9g lighter than the Sony XBR-65X850 (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.

$248 cheaper
The Samsung UN50KU6300 costs $248 less than the Sony XBR-55X700 and costs $948 less than the Sony XBR-65X850.
Available from 4 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.
3 Reasons For
One more composite video in port Edit
The Sony XBR-55X700 is a two composite video in port TV (as does the Sony XBR-65X850), whereas the Samsung UN50KU6300 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 USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony XBR-55X700 is a three USB 2.0 port TV (as does the Sony XBR-65X850), whereas the Samsung UN50KU6300 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Sony XBR-55X700 has four HDMI ports, and so does the Sony XBR-65X850, however the Samsung UN50KU6300 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.

5 Reasons For
24% larger screen size Edit
The Sony XBR-65X850 is a 64.5"" TV. That's 15" larger than the Samsung UN50KU6300 (64.5"") and 9.5" larger than the Sony XBR-55X700 (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 Sony XBR-65X850 has two composite video in ports, and so does the Sony XBR-55X700, however the Samsung UN50KU6300 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-65X850 has three USB 2.0 ports, and so does the Sony XBR-55X700, however the Samsung UN50KU6300 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 number of HDMI ports on the Sony XBR-65X850 is four (as does the Sony XBR-55X700), but the Samsung UN50KU6300 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.

Expert reviews are hugely better
The Sony XBR-65X850 has an average expert review score of 92%, but the Samsung UN50KU6300 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UN50KU6300 is a 49.5"" TV. That's 5.5" smaller than the Sony XBR-55X700 (64.5"") and 15" smaller than the Sony XBR-65X850 (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.

Only one composite video in port Edit
The Samsung UN50KU6300 is a one composite video in port TV, whereas 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 two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UN50KU6300 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony XBR-65X850 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UN50KU6300 has three HDMI ports, however 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.

Six months older
The Samsung UN50KU6300 is older than the Sony XBR-55X700 by six months.
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Samsung UN50KU6300's average expert rating is only 60%, however the Sony XBR-65X850's is 92% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons Against
9.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony XBR-55X700 has a screen size of 55"", whereas the Samsung UN50KU6300 is a 49.5"" TV (5.5" smaller) and 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.

Only one RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Sony XBR-55X700 is one, and so does the Sony XBR-65X850, but the Samsung UN50KU6300 only has two 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.

65kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony XBR-55X700 has an annual energy consumption of 173kWhkWh, however the Samsung UN50KU6300 is a 108kWhkWh annual energy consumption TV (65kWh lower). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Thicker Edit
Sony XBR-55X700 is 77.9mmmm thick. That's 14.4mm thicker than the Samsung UN50KU6300 (78mmmm) and 0.099999999999994mm thinner 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.

4.7g heavier Edit
The Sony XBR-55X700 is a 16.9kgg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung UN50KU6300 is a 12.2kgg heavy TV (4.7g lighter) and the Sony XBR-65X850 is a 24.1kgg heavy TV (7.2g 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.

More expensive by $248
The Sony XBR-55X700 is $248 more expensive than the Samsung UN50KU6300.
Less retailers
The Sony XBR-55X700 is only stocked by 7 shops, whereas the Samsung UN50KU6300 is stocked by 11 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
One less RF port Edit
The Sony XBR-65X850 is a one RF port TV (as does the Sony XBR-55X700), whereas the Samsung UN50KU6300 only has two 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.

14.5mm thicker Edit
The Sony XBR-65X850 is a 78mmmm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UN50KU6300 is a 63.5mmmm thick TV (14.5mm thinner) and the Sony XBR-55X700 is a 77.9mmmm thick TV (0.099999999999994mm thinner). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony XBR-65X850 has a weight of 24.1kgg. That's 11.9g heavier than the Samsung UN50KU6300 (24.1kgg) and 7.2g heavier than the Sony XBR-55X700 (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.

$948 more expensive
The Sony XBR-65X850 is more expensive than the Samsung UN50KU6300 by $948 and more expensive than the Sony XBR-55X700 by $700.
Not as many stockists
Only 7 shops sells the Sony XBR-65X850, however 11 retailers sell the Samsung UN50KU6300. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Sony XBR-65X850 is older than the Samsung UN50KU6300 by ten months and older than the Sony XBR-55X700 by 16 months.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

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Display

Screen Size
49.5" 55" 64.5"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Type
 Active
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
BEST
120Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
Display Refresh Rate
 120 Hz
BEST
 120 Hz
 120 Hz
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal
125.73cm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178° 178°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
 ATSC
Tuner
 Digital
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Operating System
 Android
 Android
 Android

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Theater
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Theater
 Animation
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Theater
 Animation
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
OSD Language
3 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour
 Titanium
 Titanium
 Titanium

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
 400 x 400

Power

Typical Power Consumption
58W 171W
BEST
261W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
108kWh
BEST
173kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
180W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
63.5mm
BEST
77.9mm 78mm
Weight
12.2kg
BEST
16.9kg 24.1kg
Package Weight
17.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
13.2kg
BEST
17.8kg 25.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
309.88mm 234.9mm
BEST
265mm
Height (with Stand)
724mm
BEST
769.8mm 892mm
Width (with Stand)
1,127.76mm
BEST
1,245.1mm 1,452.88mm
Height
655.32mm 729.9mm 844mm
Width
1,127.76mm 1,245.1mm 1,452.88mm
Packaging Height
754.38mm
BEST
839mm 943mm
Packaging Depth
BEST
299mm 224mm
Packaging Width
1,361.44mm
BEST
1,371mm 1,553mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
TM1650A RMT-TX200U Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
 AC

Technical Details

RF Input
2 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
Languages Support
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP

Other Features

Stand Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 627.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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