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Samsung UN55KS8000 vs Sony XBR-55X850 vs VIZIO M55-C2

Samsung UN55KS8000 vs Sony XBR-55X850 vs VIZIO M55-C2

Samsung UN55KS8000
Sony XBR-55X850
VIZIO M55-C2

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
25W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 40W, but the Sony XBR-55X850 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (20W lower) and the VIZIO M55-C2 is only a 15W RMS rated power TV (25W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

A lot thinner Edit
Samsung UN55KS8000 is 43.18mm thick, but the Sony XBR-55X850 is a 59.94mm thick TV (16.76mm thicker) and the VIZIO M55-C2 is a 63.75mm thick TV (20.57mm 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 12 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.
70% cheaper to run
The Samsung UN55KS8000 is $179.44 cheaper to run than the Sony XBR-55X850 and $95.09 cheaper to run than the VIZIO M55-C2 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Samsung UN55KS8000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 290 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Sony XBR-55X850 ranks No. 686.
3 Reasons For
A bit larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 has a display diagonal of 55" (as does the VIZIO M55-C2), whereas the Samsung UN55KS8000 is only a 54.6" TV (0.4" smaller). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

3D Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is 3D, whereas the Samsung UN55KS8000 and the VIZIO M55-C2 are not. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Hugely faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 has a motion interpolation frequency of 960Hz, but the Samsung UN55KS8000 is only a 240Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (720Hz slower). 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.

3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The VIZIO M55-C2 is a 55" TV, and so does the Sony XBR-55X850. That's 0.4" larger than the Samsung UN55KS8000 (55"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

$69 cheaper
The VIZIO M55-C2 costs $630.00, whereas the Samsung UN55KS8000 is $699.00 and the Sony XBR-55X850 is $999.99.
User reviews are hugely better
Based on 1 review, the VIZIO M55-C2 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Sony XBR-55X850 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8000 is a 54.6" TV. That's 0.4" smaller than the Sony XBR-55X850 and the VIZIO M55-C2 (55"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8000 is not 3D (As does the the VIZIO M55-C2), however the Sony XBR-55X850 is 3D. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Three times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8000 is a 240Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 720Hz slower than the Sony XBR-55X850 (). 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.

$69 more expensive
The Samsung UN55KS8000 is more expensive than the VIZIO M55-C2 by $69.
7 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the Samsung UN55KS8000 (15W) and 5W higher than the VIZIO M55-C2 (15W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

28% thicker Edit
Sony XBR-55X850 is 59.94mm thick. That's 16.76mm thicker than the Samsung UN55KS8000 (63.75mm) and 3.81mm thinner than the VIZIO M55-C2 (63.75mm). 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 $370
The Sony XBR-55X850 is $300.99 more expensive than the Samsung UN55KS8000 and $369.99 more expensive than the VIZIO M55-C2.
Less retailers
The Sony XBR-55X850 is only stocked by 9 retailers, whereas the Samsung UN55KS8000 is stocked by 14 retailers. 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.
Higher running costs over five years by $179.44
Over five years the Sony XBR-55X850 costs $256.28 to run which is $179.44 more to run than the Samsung UN55KS8000 and $84.35 more to run than the VIZIO M55-C2. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Sony XBR-55X850 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 686 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Samsung UN55KS8000 ranks No. 290.
User review Rating is vastly Worse
The Sony XBR-55X850's average user score is only 60%, however the VIZIO M55-C2's is 100% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The VIZIO M55-C2 is not 3D (As does the the Samsung UN55KS8000), but the Sony XBR-55X850 is 3D. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The VIZIO M55-C2 has an RMS rated power of 15W, whereas the Samsung UN55KS8000 is a 40W RMS rated power TV (25W higher) and the Sony XBR-55X850 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (5W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

A lot thicker Edit
The VIZIO M55-C2 is a 63.75mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UN55KS8000 is a 43.18mm thick TV (20.57mm thinner) and the Sony XBR-55X850 is a 59.94mm thick TV (3.81mm 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the VIZIO M55-C2, however 14 retailers sell the Samsung UN55KS8000 and 9 stores sell the Sony XBR-55X850. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Three months older
The VIZIO M55-C2 is older than the Samsung UN55KS8000 by three months and older than the Sony XBR-55X850 by three months.
124% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the VIZIO M55-C2 costs $171.93 to run which is $95.09 more to run than the Samsung UN55KS8000. Show assumptions.

Awards

No awards found No awards found 1 Award
reviewed.com: Best of Year

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

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Date Released

13 months Ago 13 months Ago 16 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 75.41
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.43
Total running cost $ 76.84
Purchase price $ 699.00
Total cost of ownership $ 775.84
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 253.89
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.39
Total running cost $ 256.28
Purchase price $ 999.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,256.27
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 167.15
Electricity cost - standby $ 4.78
Total running cost $ 171.93
Purchase price $ 630.00
Total cost of ownership $ 801.93
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.49T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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.
1.1T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
28
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
54.6" 55"
BEST
55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 120Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-Lit LED
 Edge-Lit LED
 Edge-Lit LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
240Hz 960Hz
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 20000000:1
 20000000:1
 20000000:1
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Colour Depth
10 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178° 178°

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W 15W
Loudspeaker
2 2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS TruSurround
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS TruSurround
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS TruSurround

Smart TV

Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Facebook
 Twitter
BEST
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
 YouTube
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Music Apps
 Pandora
 Pandora
 Pandora
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
 Android

Other Features

Stand Width
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,092mm

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
 Silver

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
60W
BEST
202W 132.99W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W 1W
Annual Energy Consumption
112kWh Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
AC Input Frequency
 60
 60
 60
Power Consumption (max)
165W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data UL, cUL, NOM, FCC Class B, BET7, ICES-003, IFETEL, HDMI 1.4/2.0, Dolby Digital Plus
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital
 Digital
Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
 ATSC

Performance

Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
4
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data XRT500
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Number of OSD Languages
3 3 3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
43.18mm
BEST
59.94mm 63.75mm
Weight
17.4kg
BEST
19.9kg 17.9kg
Package Weight
22.1kg
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.4kg
Weight With Stand
17.8kg
BEST
21kg 18.3kg
Depth (with Stand)
233.68mm 221.99mm
BEST
254.3mm
Height (with Stand)
774.7mm 758.95mm
BEST
771.4mm
Width (with Stand)
1,224.28mm
BEST
1,235.96mm 1,240mm
Height
711.2mm 722.12mm 712mm
Width
1,224.28mm 1,235.96mm 1,240mm
Package Height
807.72mm
BEST
838mm 817.9mm
Package Width
1,320.8mm
BEST
1,330mm 1,455mm

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1 1
RF Port
1 3
BEST
1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
BEST
1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
3
BEST
1
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
4 4 5
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand Depth
233.68 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback