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Samsung HG55ND690 vs Sony XBR-55X850

Samsung HG55ND690 vs Sony XBR-55X850

Samsung HG55ND690
Sony XBR-55X850

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
58% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung HG55ND690 only costs $106.56 to run but the Sony XBR-55X850 costs $256.28 to run (141% more). Read more
3 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a 960Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 760Hz faster than the Samsung HG55ND690 (960Hz). 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.

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

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung HG55ND690 does not support Wi-Fi. Read more

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

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without 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

5 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Sony XBR-55X850 is a 960Hz 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.

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

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung HG55ND690 does not support Wi-Fi, however the Sony XBR-55X850 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

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

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without 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 over one year
The Samsung HG55ND690 is 13 months older than the Sony XBR-55X850.
1 Reason Against
141% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Sony XBR-55X850 are $256.28 which is $149.72 more than the Samsung HG55ND690. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

26 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 104.18
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.38
Total running cost $ 106.56
Electricity cost - switched on $ 253.89
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.39
Total running cost $ 256.28
Purchase price $ 949.00
Total cost of ownership $ 1,205.28
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Energy Efficiency Class

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
 4K
 4K
BEST
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 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)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 5000:1
BEST
 5000:1
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
138cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
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 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

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
Hospitality Home Menu
 Hospitality home menu
Unknown - Click to provide data
Welcome Messages
 Welcome messages
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Dimming Type
Micro, UHD Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
83W
BEST
202W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
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
Energy Saving Mode
 Energy saving mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Security Mode
 Security mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
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
Hospitality Plug & Play
 Hospitality Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cloning Function
 USB cloning function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software Clock
 Software clock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
TM1240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
90 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screwed Battery Cover
 Screwed battery cover
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power On Mode
 Power on mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
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
H.Browser Compatibility
 H.Browser compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Soundbar Connection Port
 Soundbar connection port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Control Type
 electronic
 electronic
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Number of OSD Languages
3 3
My Channel Function
 My Channel function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Logo Display With Time Out Setting (BMP/movie)
 Logo display with time out setting (BMP/movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK REACH Server Compatibility
 LYNK REACH server compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK SINC Server Compatibility
 LYNK SINC server compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smoovie Compatibility
 Smoovie compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK DRM
 LYNK DRM
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Source Mode
 Auto source mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Music Mode Backlight On/off
 Music mode backlight on/off
Unknown - Click to provide data

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

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio Input for DVI
 Audio input for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
 Digital audio coaxial out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 3
BEST
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
RJ-12 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
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