Samsung HG55ND690 vs Sony XBR-55X850

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Samsung HG55ND690
Sony XBR-55X850

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
A lot lighter Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 is a 13.6kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony XBR-55X850 is a 19.9kg heavy TV (6.3kg 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.

58% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung HG55ND690 only costs $101.10 to run but the Sony XBR-55X850 costs $242.81 to run (140% more). Read more
6 Reasons For
Two more RF ports quantitys Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Sony XBR-55X850 is three, but the Samsung HG55ND690 only has one RF ports quantity. 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 ins Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a two composite video in TV, whereas the Samsung HG55ND690 only has one composite video in. 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 quantitys Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung HG55ND690 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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 ports quantity Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung HG55ND690 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 has a wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung HG55ND690 does not have a wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Slightly thinner Edit
Sony XBR-55X850 is 59.94mm thick, but the Samsung HG55ND690 is a 64mm 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.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Only one RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the Samsung HG55ND690 is one, but the Sony XBR-55X850 only has three RF ports quantitys. 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 Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 is a one composite video in TV, whereas the Sony XBR-55X850 only has two composite video ins. 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 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony XBR-55X850 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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 quantitys Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Sony XBR-55X850 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

Does not have a wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 does not have a wi-Fi, however the Sony XBR-55X850 has a wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

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

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Older by one month
The Samsung HG55ND690 is one month older than the Sony XBR-55X850.
2 Reasons Against
32% heavier Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a 19.9kg heavy TV. That's 6.3kg heavier than the Samsung HG55ND690 (19.9kg). 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.

140% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Sony XBR-55X850 are $242.81 which is $141.71 more than the Samsung HG55ND690. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 98.84
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 101.10
Electricity cost - switched on $ 240.55
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 242.81
Purchase price $ 929.97
Total cost of ownership $ 1,172.78
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
42
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-lit LED
 Direct-lit LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 960Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 5000:1
BEST
 5000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 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 Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
 Digital audio coaxial out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
 Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Control Type
 electronic
 electronic
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Number of OSD Languages
3 3

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
 Parental control
 Parental control
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour Support
 Deep colour support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Swivel Angle Range
90 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 202W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
AC Input Frequency
 60
 60

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
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Weight & Dimensions

Depth
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
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 838mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,330mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
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