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5 Best Award Winning TVs in the US - September 2021

Matthew
Updated 20 August 2021
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5 best award winning TVs 2021

What Award Winning TV to Buy in September 2021?

Best Buy Great Price
LG OLED55B7A LG OLED55B8PUA Samsung UN49KU7000 Samsung UN40KU6300 VIZIO M50D1
LG OLED55B7A LG OLED55B8PUA Samsung UN49KU7000 Samsung UN40KU6300 VIZIO M50D1
$2,199.99 Buy Now
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$1,299.00 Buy Now
A A A A Universe
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$529.99 Buy Now
MMK Marketing
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$397.00 Buy Now
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$799.99 Buy Now
Overstock
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55" $2,200
65" $1,750
55" $1,299
65" No Price
40" No Price
42.5" No Price
48.5" $530
55" No Price
64.5" No Price
40" $397
43" No Price
49.5" No Price
55" No Price
60" No Price
64.5" No Price
70" No Price
55"
46.6mm
THICK
55"
46.9mm
THICK
48.5"
55.88mm
THICK
40"
63.5mm
THICK
50"
68.1mm
THICK
97
Reviews
1,093 Reviews + 11 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
1,524 Reviews + 8 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
309 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$89 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
212 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
95
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Running Costs
$160 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Owners report that this television has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's very good-looking. It's an OLED and multi award winning 4K 55" television, with a very good spec and very low running costs. It supports timeshift and Wi-Fi, features voice control and has a smartphone remote app. A fully featured and multi award winning 4K 55" TV, with very low running costs and OLED technology. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, has a game mode and features voice control. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's very good-looking. A very economical to run and award winning 4K 48.5" TV, with a very good spec and a cheap price. It features voice control and High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) and supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has outstanding picture quality, good features and it's very good-looking. A phenomenally economical to run and award winning 4K 40" television, with a very good spec and a fair price. It supports Wi-Fi, features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) and has an ethernet port. Our review analysis indicates that it has very good picture quality, good features and a good contrast ratio. A fully featured and award winning 4K 50" television, with a good price and low running costs. It has a smartphone remote app, an ethernet port and a desktop stand included and features local dimming. Owners report that this television has very good picture quality, a very good remote control and a good case.
LG OLED55B7A size in context LG OLED55B8PUA size in context Samsung UN49KU7000 size in context Samsung UN40KU6300 size in context VIZIO M50D1 size in context
22 Reasons For
22% Larger Display Diagonal
Thinner
34% Higher RMS Rated Power
Timeshift
Screen Mirroring
Parental Controls
Smartphone Remote App
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Local Dimming
USB Recording
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Voice Control
Desktop Stand Included
OLED Technology
More Customers Recommend It
Better Brand
5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Easier to Use
Has Better Smart Features
29 Reasons For
15" Larger Display Diagonal
Built-in Subwoofer
20W Higher RMS Rated Power
Timeshift
Screen Mirroring
Parental Controls
Smartphone Remote App
Game Mode
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Local Dimming
USB Recording
Noise Reduction
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Picture-in-Picture
Voice Control
Desktop Stand Included
OLED Technology
16 More Awards
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
Better Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Well Designed
Has Useful Technical Features
Produces Better Image Quality
Better At Producing High Quality Sound
8 Reasons For
Screen Mirroring
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Direct
Voice Control
More Fairly Priced
Has a Better Remote Control
5 Reasons For
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Wi-Fi
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $133
Cheaper to Run by $88 Over Five Years
3 Reasons For
Smartphone Remote App
Local Dimming
Desktop Stand Included
14 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-in Camera
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $1,803
$57 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Two Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is a Little Worse
User Review Rating is a Little Worse
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Fairly Priced
Has a Worse Design
Worse Well Executed Technical Features
Has a Worse Picture Quality
Worse At Producing High Quality Audio
Has a Worse Useful Remote Control
11 Reasons Against
Moderately Thicker
Worse Kagoo Score
$902 More Expensive
Two Months Older
82% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Less Customers Recommend It
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Has a Worse Price
Harder to Use
Has Worse Smart Features
Has a Worse Remote Control
19 Reasons Against
6.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
Thicker
A Lot Lower RMS Rated Power
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Worse Kagoo Score
$133 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 28%
Fewer Awards
A Lot Lower Expert Review Score
Marginally Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend It
Worse Brand
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Well Designed
Harder to Use
Has Worse Technical Features
Produces Inferior Quality Image
Has Worse Audio Quality
11 Reasons Against
A Lot Smaller Display Diagonal
22% Thicker
Lower RMS Rated Power
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Older by Over Two Years
15 Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse
User Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Worse At Producing a High Quality Image
10 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
Thicker
20W Lower RMS Rated Power
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Worse Kagoo Score
$403 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
127% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Worse Brand
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LG OLED55B7A

$2,199.99
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LG OLED55B7A

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LG OLED55B7A
55"
46.6mm
THICK
$126
OVER 5 YEARS
A

The LG OLED55B7A has a Kagoo Score of 80. However with a price tag of $2,199.99 this TV is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LG OLED55B7A or read our article on whether you should buy a LG TV.

Features We Love:
OLED technology
Large display diagonal (55")
Features OLED technology
Thinner than average (46.6mm)
Supports timeshift

Owners report that this television has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's very good-looking. It's an OLED and multi award winning 4K 55" television, with a very good spec and very low running costs. It supports timeshift and Wi-Fi, features voice control and has a smartphone remote app.

97
Reviews
1,093 Reviews + 11 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that LG OLED55B7A has marvellous expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

Expert Reviews Best Buy
Techradar Recommended
Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
Which? Best Buy
reviewed.com Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended - Best in Class
flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended
whathifi.com 5 Star
flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation
prohardver.hu Like it
videotesty.pl 3 Star
ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended
audiovision.de Highlight Award
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22 Reasons For for Choosing the LG OLED55B7A

22% Larger Display Diagonal

The LG OLED55B7A has a display diagonal of 55" (as does the LG OLED55B8PUA), however the Samsung UN40KU6300 is only a 40" TV (15" smaller), the Samsung UN49KU7000 is only a 48.5" TV (6.5" smaller) and the VIZIO M50D1 is only a 50" TV (5" smaller). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Thinner

The LG OLED55B7A is a 46.6mm thick TV. That's 0.3mm thinner than the LG OLED55B8PUA (46.9mm), 16.9mm thinner than the Samsung UN40KU6300 (63.5mm), 9.28mm thinner than the Samsung UN49KU7000 (55.88mm) and 21.5mm thinner than the VIZIO M50D1 (68.1mm). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

34% Higher RMS Rated Power

The LG OLED55B7A is a 40W RMS rated power TV, and so does the LG OLED55B8PUA. That's 20W higher than the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 (20W). 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.

Timeshift

The LG OLED55B7A supports timeshift, and so does the LG OLED55B8PUA, whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

'Timeshifting' on a TV is the ability to record movies and programs to be viewed or listened to after the live broadcast.

TVs with timeshifting abilities mean that you don't have to watch programs when they are first broadcast - you can record them and watch them at your leisure.

Screen Mirroring

The LG OLED55B7A supports screen mirroring, and so do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN49KU7000, whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Screen Mirroring on a TV is a system that allows you to view the screen from a computer or mobile phone on your TV.

Screen mirroring on a TV is helpful because it allows you to easily display media and info running on a phone or laptop to a big screen for easy viewing with a minimum of effort.

Parental Controls

The LG OLED55B7A supports parental controls (as does the LG OLED55B8PUA), whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not support this feature. More ...

Parental controls on a TV allow users to limit the films and programs that can be viewed on the TV, preventing adults-only content from being viewed by children.

Parental controls are a good way of stopping children accidentally (or totally not-accidentally) watching violent or sexual programs when parents aren't around to stop them.

Smartphone Remote App

The LG OLED55B7A has a smartphone remote app (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the VIZIO M50D1), but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not have this feature. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The LG OLED55B7A features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000), but the VIZIO M50D1 does not feature this benefit. More ...

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) on a TV is a system that allows preserves details in the darkest and brightest areas of the screen that are lost using standard display methods.

HDRI on a TV allows for better contrast levels, greater brightness levels and a wider colour palette on films and TV programs. This translates into more natural, true-to-life colours that are closer to how we see them in real life.

Local Dimming

The LG OLED55B7A features local dimming, and so do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the VIZIO M50D1, whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not. More ...

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

USB Recording

The LG OLED55B7A features USB recording, and so does the LG OLED55B8PUA, but the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

A USB recording function on a TV allows you to record live TV onto a USB device.

Recording live TV onto a USB device is a good way to save films and TV programs for later viewing.

Wi-Fi

The LG OLED55B7A supports Wi-Fi, and so do the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000, however the VIZIO M50D1 does not. 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.

Bluetooth

The LG OLED55B7A supports Bluetooth, and so do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN49KU7000, whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

Miracast

The LG OLED55B7A supports Miracast, and so does the LG OLED55B8PUA, whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting standard formed via Wi-Fi Direct connections in a manner similar to Bluetooth.

TVs with Miracast can use it to stream media from computers and mobile phones at very high quality without the need to attach cables first, making the whole process far easier.

Wi-Fi Direct

The LG OLED55B7A supports Wi-Fi Direct (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN49KU7000), whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not support this feature. More ...

Wi-Fi Direct is a system to allow your TV to connect directly to other device without requiring a wireless router as a go-between.

Wi-Fi Direct is helpful on a TV because it allows a TV to connect to another device (such as a computer or phone) directly, meaning there is far less setup required - the devices just need to be 'paired' (normally at a press of a button) and the y can transfer data between each other. This is extremely useful for streaming media onto your TV from a computer or phone.

Voice Control

The LG OLED55B7A features voice control (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN49KU7000), however the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Voice Control on a TV is a system that allows users to control various functions of their TV (volume, channels, etc) purely with voice commands, rather than having to use the remote.

Voice controls mean that you can control the TV from your couch without having to find a remote or move to manually change the channel or adjust the settings, leading to a more streamlined experience.

Desktop Stand Included

The LG OLED55B7A has a desktop stand included (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the VIZIO M50D1), but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not have this feature. More ...

Whether the TV has a desktop stand included with the purchase.

A desktop stand allows you to mount the TV on a desk or table for easy viewing. Without one, you'll have to either mount the TV on a wall or buy a stand at additional expense.

OLED Technology

The LG OLED55B7A features OLED technology (as does the LG OLED55B8PUA), but the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not feature this benefit. More ...

OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.

More Customers Recommend It

83.5% of 1,110 customers recommend the LG OLED55B7A, however only 61.5% of 1,563 customers recommend the LG OLED55B8PUA and only 26.9% of 320 customers recommend the Samsung UN49KU7000.

Better Brand

LG TVs have an average rating of 95%, however Samsung only has an average rating of 93% and VIZIO only has an average rating of 88.7%.

5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Reviewed.com, 4k.com, Lcdtvbuyingguide.com, Benchmark.pl and M3.idg.se all gave the LG OLED55B7A a better review score. More ...

Reviewed.com: LG OLED55B7A = 98% vs Samsung UN49KU7000 = 78%

4k.com: LG OLED55B7A = 93% vs Samsung UN49KU7000 = 86%

Lcdtvbuyingguide.com: LG OLED55B7A = 94% vs Samsung UN49KU7000 = 90%

Benchmark.pl: LG OLED55B7A = 98% vs LG OLED55B8PUA = 70%

M3.idg.se: LG OLED55B7A = 140% vs LG OLED55B8PUA = 80%
Easier to Use

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B7A was easier to use. More than 10 people thought that it was really easy to use and to setup. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it had a good interface, had good controls and was easy to handle.

Has Better Smart Features

The LG OLED55B7A reviewers thought the LG OLED55B7A has better smart features. Several people thought that it had good apps, was good for browsing and had good smart functions.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG OLED55B7A

Does Not Have a Built-in Camera

The LG OLED55B7A does not have a built-in camera, whereas the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do. More ...

Some new TVs have a built-in camera. This can be used for making video calls or for motion control which allows you to control the TV with your hands.

A camera on your TV allows you to use the TV for video chat services like Skype and may also allow you to control the TV using hand gestures.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG OLED55B7A has received a Kagoo Score of 80, but the Samsung UN40KU6300 scored 85 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 scored 83.

More Expensive by $1,803

The LG OLED55B7A is $901 more expensive than the LG OLED55B8PUA, $1,803 more expensive than the Samsung UN40KU6300, $1,670 more expensive than the Samsung UN49KU7000 and $1,400 more expensive than the VIZIO M50D1.

$57 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the running costs of the LG OLED55B7A are $126 which is $1 more than the LG OLED55B8PUA, $57 more than the Samsung UN40KU6300 and $38 more than the Samsung UN49KU7000. Show assumptions.

Two Less Awards

The LG OLED55B7A has only received 14 awards, however the LG OLED55B8PUA has received 16 awards.

Expert Review Rating is a Little Worse

The LG OLED55B7A has an average expert score of 90%, but the LG OLED55B8PUA has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 30 reviews).

User Review Rating is a Little Worse

The LG OLED55B7A has an average user score of 94%, but the LG OLED55B8PUA has an average user rating of 95% (based on 1,533 reviews).

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Cnetfrance.fr and Audiovision.de both gave the LG OLED55B7A a lower review score. More ...

Cnetfrance.fr: LG OLED55B7A = 90% vs LG OLED55B8PUA = 91%

Audiovision.de: LG OLED55B7A = 85% vs LG OLED55B8PUA = 88%
Less Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG OLED55B7A was less fairly priced.

Has a Worse Design

Our analysis of the LG OLED55B7A reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG OLED55B7A has a worse design.

Worse Well Executed Technical Features

The LG OLED55B7A reviewers thought the LG OLED55B7A was worse well executed technical features.

Has a Worse Picture Quality

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B7A has a worse picture quality.

Worse At Producing High Quality Audio

Our analysis of the LG OLED55B7A reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG OLED55B7A was worse at producing high quality audio.

Has a Worse Useful Remote Control

Our analysis of the LG OLED55B7A reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG OLED55B7A has a worse useful remote control.

The LG OLED55B7A is 1,229mm wide, 708mm tall, 46.6mm thick and weighs 17.2kg.

LG OLED55B7A front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the OLED55B7A in the US is $2,199.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the LG OLED65B7A (65") for only -$450.00 more.

LG OLED55B8PUA

$1,299.00
A A A A Universe

LG OLED55B8PUA

Buy Now
LG OLED55B8PUA
55"
46.9mm
THICK
$126
OVER 5 YEARS
A

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a Kagoo Score of 80. However with a price tag of $1,299.00 this TV is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LG OLED55B8PUA or read our article on whether you should buy a LG TV.

Features We Love:
OLED technology
Large display diagonal (55")
Features OLED technology
Thinner than average (46.9mm)
Supports timeshift

A fully featured and multi award winning 4K 55" TV, with very low running costs and OLED technology. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, has a game mode and features voice control. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's very good-looking.

96
Reviews
1,524 Reviews + 8 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG OLED55B8PUA has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

CNET.com Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews Recommended
Expert Reviews Recommended
Techradar Great Value
homecinemachoice.com Recommended
avforums.com Best Buy
whathifi.com 5 Star
Les Numeriques.com award
hardware.info Excellent
prohardver.hu Like it
rtvmaniak.pl 5-Star
benchmark.pl Super Product
whatnext.pl Recommended
M3.idg.se Recommended
ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended
audiovision.de Test Winner

29 Reasons For for Choosing the LG OLED55B8PUA

15" Larger Display Diagonal

The LG OLED55B8PUA is a 55" TV, and so does the LG OLED55B7A. That's 15" larger than the Samsung UN40KU6300 (40"), 6.5" larger than the Samsung UN49KU7000 (48.5") and 5" larger than the VIZIO M50D1 (50"). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Built-in Subwoofer

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a built-in subwoofer, however the LG OLED55B7A, the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

A subwoofer is a specialised bass speaker for your TV, designed to provide punchy and powerful low notes for music and movies. Alternatively, an underground dog.

A built-in subwoofer will give your TV's sound system a serious boost on the low end bass notes. This will be best experienced in the bangs, thumps and explosions of movies, or in bass-heavy music.

20W Higher RMS Rated Power

The LG OLED55B8PUA has an RMS rated power of 40W (as does the LG OLED55B7A), but the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 are all only 20W RMS rated power TVs (20W lower). 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.

Timeshift

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports timeshift (as does the LG OLED55B7A), but the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not support this feature. More ...

'Timeshifting' on a TV is the ability to record movies and programs to be viewed or listened to after the live broadcast.

TVs with timeshifting abilities mean that you don't have to watch programs when they are first broadcast - you can record them and watch them at your leisure.

Screen Mirroring

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports screen mirroring (as do the LG OLED55B7A and the Samsung UN49KU7000), but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not support this feature. More ...

Screen Mirroring on a TV is a system that allows you to view the screen from a computer or mobile phone on your TV.

Screen mirroring on a TV is helpful because it allows you to easily display media and info running on a phone or laptop to a big screen for easy viewing with a minimum of effort.

Parental Controls

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports parental controls, and so does the LG OLED55B7A, but the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Parental controls on a TV allow users to limit the films and programs that can be viewed on the TV, preventing adults-only content from being viewed by children.

Parental controls are a good way of stopping children accidentally (or totally not-accidentally) watching violent or sexual programs when parents aren't around to stop them.

Smartphone Remote App

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a smartphone remote app, and so do the LG OLED55B7A and the VIZIO M50D1, however the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

Game Mode

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a game mode, but the LG OLED55B7A, the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

'Game Mode' on a TV is a specialist mode that scales down the graphical fidelity of the video in order to free up processing power for response time.

In effect this trades slightly worse graphical capabilities for lessened input lag, meaning a smoother, more responsive experience when gaming.

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The LG OLED55B8PUA features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), and so do the LG OLED55B7A, the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000, however the VIZIO M50D1 does not. More ...

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) on a TV is a system that allows preserves details in the darkest and brightest areas of the screen that are lost using standard display methods.

HDRI on a TV allows for better contrast levels, greater brightness levels and a wider colour palette on films and TV programs. This translates into more natural, true-to-life colours that are closer to how we see them in real life.

Local Dimming

The LG OLED55B8PUA features local dimming (as do the LG OLED55B7A and the VIZIO M50D1), but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

USB Recording

The LG OLED55B8PUA features USB recording (as does the LG OLED55B7A), however the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not feature this benefit. More ...

A USB recording function on a TV allows you to record live TV onto a USB device.

Recording live TV onto a USB device is a good way to save films and TV programs for later viewing.

Noise Reduction

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports noise reduction, however the LG OLED55B7A, the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Noise reduction helps reduce intrusive audio and visual noise for a clearer and better viewing experience.

Wi-Fi

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Wi-Fi (as do the LG OLED55B7A, the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000), whereas the VIZIO M50D1 does not support this feature. 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.

Bluetooth

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Bluetooth (as do the LG OLED55B7A and the Samsung UN49KU7000), but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not support this feature. More ...

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

Miracast

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Miracast (as does the LG OLED55B7A), but the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not support this feature. More ...

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting standard formed via Wi-Fi Direct connections in a manner similar to Bluetooth.

TVs with Miracast can use it to stream media from computers and mobile phones at very high quality without the need to attach cables first, making the whole process far easier.

Wi-Fi Direct

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Wi-Fi Direct, and so do the LG OLED55B7A and the Samsung UN49KU7000, but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Wi-Fi Direct is a system to allow your TV to connect directly to other device without requiring a wireless router as a go-between.

Wi-Fi Direct is helpful on a TV because it allows a TV to connect to another device (such as a computer or phone) directly, meaning there is far less setup required - the devices just need to be 'paired' (normally at a press of a button) and the y can transfer data between each other. This is extremely useful for streaming media onto your TV from a computer or phone.

Picture-in-Picture

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Picture-in-Picture, however the LG OLED55B7A, the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Picture-in-Picture is a special mode for a TV that allows two programs to be shown at the same time, one in a smaller screen overlaid on top of the first.

Picture-in-Picture on a TV is very helpful for browsing the net or taking Skype calls while still watching a movie or TV programme on the main screen.

Voice Control

The LG OLED55B8PUA features voice control, and so do the LG OLED55B7A and the Samsung UN49KU7000, whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Voice Control on a TV is a system that allows users to control various functions of their TV (volume, channels, etc) purely with voice commands, rather than having to use the remote.

Voice controls mean that you can control the TV from your couch without having to find a remote or move to manually change the channel or adjust the settings, leading to a more streamlined experience.

Desktop Stand Included

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a desktop stand included, and so do the LG OLED55B7A and the VIZIO M50D1, however the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not. More ...

Whether the TV has a desktop stand included with the purchase.

A desktop stand allows you to mount the TV on a desk or table for easy viewing. Without one, you'll have to either mount the TV on a wall or buy a stand at additional expense.

OLED Technology

The LG OLED55B8PUA features OLED technology, and so does the LG OLED55B7A, however the Samsung UN40KU6300, the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.

16 More Awards

The LG OLED55B8PUA has received 16 awards, whereas the LG OLED55B7A has received 14 awards, the Samsung UN40KU6300 has received 1 award, the Samsung UN49KU7000 has received 2 awards and the VIZIO M50D1 has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better

Based on 30 expert reviews, the average review score of the LG OLED55B8PUA is 91%, however the average rating of the LG OLED55B7A is 90% (based on 36 reviews), the average rating of the Samsung UN40KU6300 is 79% (based on 8 reviews) and the average rating of the Samsung UN49KU7000 is 79% (based on 8 reviews).

User Reviews Are Slightly Better

Based on 1,533 user reviews, the average review score of the LG OLED55B8PUA is 95%, however the average rating of the LG OLED55B7A is 94% (based on 1,062 reviews), the average rating of the Samsung UN40KU6300 is 90% (based on 202 reviews) and the average rating of the Samsung UN49KU7000 is 91% (based on 305 reviews).

Better Brand

LG TVs have an average rating of 95%, whereas Samsung only has an average rating of 93% and VIZIO only has an average rating of 88.7%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

CNET.com, Cnetfrance.fr and Audiovision.de all gave the LG OLED55B8PUA a better review score. More ...

CNET.com: LG OLED55B8PUA = 90% vs Samsung UN49KU7000 = 70%

Cnetfrance.fr: LG OLED55B8PUA = 91% vs LG OLED55B7A = 90%

Audiovision.de: LG OLED55B8PUA = 88% vs LG OLED55B7A = 85%
More Well Designed

The LG OLED55B8PUA reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was more well designed. Over 80 people thought that it was very good-looking and more than 30 people thought that it was also very well designed. Three people also thought that it had a thin frame.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the LG OLED55B8PUA reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA has useful technical features. More than 40 people thought that it had good features.

Produces Better Image Quality

The LG OLED55B8PUA reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA produces better image quality. Over 400 people thought that it had very good picture quality and more than 50 people thought that it also had brilliant colour saturation. Over 30 people also thought that it had a very good screen and over 20 people thought that it also really displayed blacks well. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that more than 10 people thought that it had a superb contrast ratio, had a good 4k picture and had a sharp image. Several people also thought that it had brilliant High Dynamic Range (HDR), had a wide viewing angle and was good for playing games on.

Better At Producing High Quality Sound

Our analysis of the LG OLED55B8PUA reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was better at producing high quality sound. Over 100 people thought that it had excellent sound quality and three people thought that it also had a good soundbar.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG OLED55B8PUA

Moderately Thicker

LG OLED55B8PUA is 46.9mm thick, but the LG OLED55B7A is a 46.6mm thick TV (0.3mm thinner), the Samsung UN40KU6300 is a 63.5mm thick TV (16.6mm thicker), the Samsung UN49KU7000 is a 55.88mm thick TV (8.98mm thicker) and the VIZIO M50D1 is a 68.1mm thick TV (21.2mm thicker). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG OLED55B8PUA has received a Kagoo Score of 80, however the Samsung UN40KU6300 scored 85 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 scored 83.

$902 More Expensive

The LG OLED55B8PUA is more expensive than the Samsung UN40KU6300 by $902, more expensive than the Samsung UN49KU7000 by $769 and more expensive than the VIZIO M50D1 by $499.

Two Months Older

The LG OLED55B8PUA is older than the LG OLED55B7A by two months.

82% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

Over five years the LG OLED55B8PUA costs $126 to run which is $57 more than the Samsung UN40KU6300 and $37 more than the Samsung UN49KU7000. Show assumptions.

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 61.5% of 1,563 customers recommend the LG OLED55B8PUA, whereas 83.5% of 1,110 customers recommend the LG OLED55B7A.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Benchmark.pl and M3.idg.se both gave the LG OLED55B8PUA a lower review score. More ...

Benchmark.pl: LG OLED55B8PUA = 70% vs LG OLED55B7A = 98%

M3.idg.se: LG OLED55B8PUA = 80% vs LG OLED55B7A = 140%
Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA has a worse price.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the LG OLED55B8PUA reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was harder to use.

Has Worse Smart Features

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA has worse smart features.

Has a Worse Remote Control

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA has a worse remote control.

The LG OLED55B8PUA is 1,228mm wide, 707mm tall, 46.9mm thick and weighs 16.3kg.

LG OLED55B8PUA front view
LG OLED55B8PUA top view

The cheapest price that we could find for the OLED55B8PUA in the US is $1,299.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Samsung UN49KU7000

$529.99
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Samsung UN49KU7000

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55.88mm
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$89
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The Samsung UN49KU7000 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $529.99 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung UN49KU7000 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung TV.

Features We Love:
Thinner than average (55.88mm)
Features voice control
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports screen mirroring
Supports Wi-Fi Direct

A very economical to run and award winning 4K 48.5" TV, with a very good spec and a cheap price. It features voice control and High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) and supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has outstanding picture quality, good features and it's very good-looking.

95
Reviews
309 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$89 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Samsung UN49KU7000 has good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung UN49KU7000

Screen Mirroring

The Samsung UN49KU7000 supports screen mirroring (as do the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA), but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not support this feature. More ...

Screen Mirroring on a TV is a system that allows you to view the screen from a computer or mobile phone on your TV.

Screen mirroring on a TV is helpful because it allows you to easily display media and info running on a phone or laptop to a big screen for easy viewing with a minimum of effort.

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Samsung UN49KU7000 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), and so do the LG OLED55B7A, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN40KU6300, however the VIZIO M50D1 does not. More ...

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) on a TV is a system that allows preserves details in the darkest and brightest areas of the screen that are lost using standard display methods.

HDRI on a TV allows for better contrast levels, greater brightness levels and a wider colour palette on films and TV programs. This translates into more natural, true-to-life colours that are closer to how we see them in real life.

Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN49KU7000 supports Wi-Fi (as do the LG OLED55B7A, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN40KU6300), whereas the VIZIO M50D1 does not support this feature. 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.

Bluetooth

The Samsung UN49KU7000 supports Bluetooth (as do the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA), but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not support this feature. More ...

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UN49KU7000 supports Wi-Fi Direct, and so do the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA, but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Wi-Fi Direct is a system to allow your TV to connect directly to other device without requiring a wireless router as a go-between.

Wi-Fi Direct is helpful on a TV because it allows a TV to connect to another device (such as a computer or phone) directly, meaning there is far less setup required - the devices just need to be 'paired' (normally at a press of a button) and the y can transfer data between each other. This is extremely useful for streaming media onto your TV from a computer or phone.

Voice Control

The Samsung UN49KU7000 features voice control, and so do the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA, whereas the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1 do not. More ...

Voice Control on a TV is a system that allows users to control various functions of their TV (volume, channels, etc) purely with voice commands, rather than having to use the remote.

Voice controls mean that you can control the TV from your couch without having to find a remote or move to manually change the channel or adjust the settings, leading to a more streamlined experience.

More Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Samsung UN49KU7000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN49KU7000 was more fairly priced.

Has a Better Remote Control

The Samsung UN49KU7000 reviewers thought the Samsung UN49KU7000 has a better remote control. More than 10 people thought that it had a superb remote control.

19 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung UN49KU7000

6.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Samsung UN49KU7000 is a 48.5" TV. That's 6.5" smaller than the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA (55"), 8.5" larger than the Samsung UN40KU6300 (40") and 1.5" smaller than the VIZIO M50D1 (50"). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Thicker

Samsung UN49KU7000 is 55.88mm thick, but the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA are both 46.9mm thick TVs (8.98mm thinner), the Samsung UN40KU6300 is a 63.5mm thick TV (7.62mm thicker) and the VIZIO M50D1 is a 68.1mm thick TV (12.22mm thicker). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

A Lot Lower RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UN49KU7000 has an RMS rated power of 20W (as do the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1), but the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA are both 40W RMS rated power TVs (20W higher). 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.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN49KU7000 does not feature OLED technology (As do the the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the VIZIO M50D1), but the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA feature this benefit. More ...

OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Samsung UN49KU7000 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, however the Samsung UN40KU6300 scored 85.

$133 More Expensive

The Samsung UN49KU7000 is more expensive than the Samsung UN40KU6300 by $133.

Over Two Years Older

The Samsung UN49KU7000 is older than the LG OLED55B7A by two years, older than the LG OLED55B8PUA by two years and older than the VIZIO M50D1 by three months. The Samsung UN49KU7000 is the same age as the Samsung UN40KU6300.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 28%

The running costs of the Samsung UN49KU7000 are $89 which is $19 more than the Samsung UN40KU6300 over five years. Show assumptions.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Samsung UN49KU7000 has received 2 awards, the LG OLED55B7A has received 14 awards and the LG OLED55B8PUA has received 16 awards.

A Lot Lower Expert Review Score

The Samsung UN49KU7000's average expert rating is only 79%, however the LG OLED55B7A's is 90% (based on 36 reviews) and the LG OLED55B8PUA's is 91% (based on 30 reviews).

Marginally Lower User Review Score

The Samsung UN49KU7000's average user rating is 91%, however the LG OLED55B7A's is 94% (based on 1,062 reviews) and the LG OLED55B8PUA's is 95% (based on 1,533 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 26.9% of 320 customers recommend the Samsung UN49KU7000, whereas 83.5% of 1,110 customers recommend the LG OLED55B7A and 61.5% of 1,563 customers recommend the LG OLED55B8PUA.

Worse Brand

Samsung TVs have an average rating of only 93%, whereas LG has an average rating of 95%.

4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Reviewed.com, Lcdtvbuyingguide.com, CNET.com and 4k.com all gave the Samsung UN49KU7000 a lower review score. More ...

Reviewed.com: Samsung UN49KU7000 = 78% vs LG OLED55B7A = 98%

Lcdtvbuyingguide.com: Samsung UN49KU7000 = 90% vs LG OLED55B7A = 94%

CNET.com: Samsung UN49KU7000 = 70% vs LG OLED55B8PUA = 90%

4k.com: Samsung UN49KU7000 = 86% vs LG OLED55B7A = 93%
Less Well Designed

On average reviewers thought the Samsung UN49KU7000 was less well designed.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Samsung UN49KU7000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN49KU7000 was harder to use.

Has Worse Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Samsung UN49KU7000 has worse technical features.

Produces Inferior Quality Image

Our analysis of the Samsung UN49KU7000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN49KU7000 produces inferior quality image.

Has Worse Audio Quality

On average reviewers thought the Samsung UN49KU7000 has worse audio quality.

The Samsung UN49KU7000 is 1,099.82mm wide, 640.08mm tall, 55.88mm thick and weighs 13.9kg.

Samsung UN49KU7000 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the UN49KU7000 in the US is $529.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Samsung UN40KU6300

$397.00
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40"
63.5mm
THICK
$69
OVER 5 YEARS

The Samsung UN40KU6300 has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $397.00 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung UN40KU6300 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung TV.

Features We Love:
Supports Wi-Fi
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Ethernet port
Energy Star certified

A phenomenally economical to run and award winning 4K 40" television, with a very good spec and a fair price. It supports Wi-Fi, features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) and has an ethernet port. Our review analysis indicates that it has very good picture quality, good features and a good contrast ratio.

95
Reviews
212 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
95
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Samsung UN40KU6300 has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 212 reviews.

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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung UN40KU6300

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Samsung UN40KU6300 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) (as do the LG OLED55B7A, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN49KU7000), whereas the VIZIO M50D1 does not feature this benefit. More ...

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) on a TV is a system that allows preserves details in the darkest and brightest areas of the screen that are lost using standard display methods.

HDRI on a TV allows for better contrast levels, greater brightness levels and a wider colour palette on films and TV programs. This translates into more natural, true-to-life colours that are closer to how we see them in real life.

Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN40KU6300 supports Wi-Fi, and so do the LG OLED55B7A, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN49KU7000, but the VIZIO M50D1 does not. 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Samsung UN40KU6300 has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the LG OLED55B7A scored 80, the LG OLED55B8PUA scored 80, the Samsung UN49KU7000 scored 83 and the VIZIO M50D1 scored 80.

Cheaper by $133

The Samsung UN40KU6300 is $1,802.99 cheaper than the LG OLED55B7A, $902 cheaper than the LG OLED55B8PUA, $132.99 cheaper than the Samsung UN49KU7000 and $402.99 cheaper than the VIZIO M50D1.

Cheaper to Run by $88 Over Five Years

Over five years the Samsung UN40KU6300 is $57 cheaper to run than the LG OLED55B7A, $57 cheaper to run than the LG OLED55B8PUA, $19 cheaper to run than the Samsung UN49KU7000 and $88 cheaper to run than the VIZIO M50D1. More ...

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung UN40KU6300

A Lot Smaller Display Diagonal

The Samsung UN40KU6300 has a display diagonal of 40", but the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA are both 55" TVs (15" larger), the Samsung UN49KU7000 is a 48.5" TV (8.5" larger) and the VIZIO M50D1 is a 50" TV (10" larger). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

22% Thicker

The Samsung UN40KU6300 has a thickness of 63.5mm. That's 16.6mm thicker than the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA (46.9mm), 7.62mm thicker than the Samsung UN49KU7000 (55.88mm) and 4.6mm thinner than the VIZIO M50D1 (68.1mm). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

Lower RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UN40KU6300 is a 20W RMS rated power TV, and so do the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1. That's 20W lower than the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA (40W). 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.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN40KU6300 does not feature OLED technology (As do the the Samsung UN49KU7000 and the VIZIO M50D1), however the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA do. More ...

OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.

Older by Over Two Years

The Samsung UN40KU6300 is two years older than the LG OLED55B7A, two years older than the LG OLED55B8PUA and three months older than the VIZIO M50D1. The Samsung UN40KU6300 is the same age as the Samsung UN49KU7000.

15 Less Awards

The Samsung UN40KU6300 has only received 1 award, but the LG OLED55B7A has received 14 awards, the LG OLED55B8PUA has received 16 awards and the Samsung UN49KU7000 has received 2 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The average expert rating of the Samsung UN40KU6300 is only 79%, whereas the average expert rating of the LG OLED55B7A is 90% (based on 36 reviews) and the LG OLED55B8PUA is 91% (based on 30 reviews).

User Review Rating is Worse

The average user rating of the Samsung UN40KU6300 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the LG OLED55B7A is 94% (based on 1,062 reviews), the LG OLED55B8PUA is 95% (based on 1,533 reviews) and the Samsung UN49KU7000 is 91% (based on 305 reviews).

Worse Brand

Samsung TVs have an average rating of only 93%, but LG has an average rating of 95%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Reviewed.com, Lcdtvbuyingguide.com and 4k.com all gave the Samsung UN40KU6300 a lower review score. More ...

Reviewed.com: Samsung UN40KU6300 = 73% vs Samsung UN49KU7000 = 78%

Lcdtvbuyingguide.com: Samsung UN40KU6300 = 88% vs Samsung UN49KU7000 = 90%

4k.com: Samsung UN40KU6300 = 86% vs LG OLED55B7A = 93%
Worse At Producing a High Quality Image

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Samsung UN40KU6300 was worse at producing a high quality image.

The Samsung UN40KU6300 is 914.4mm wide, 63.5mm tall, 279.4mm thick and weighs 7.7kg.

Samsung UN40KU6300 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the UN40KU6300 in the US is $397.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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VIZIO M50D1

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The VIZIO M50D1 has a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of $799.99 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the VIZIO M50D1 or read our article on whether you should buy a VIZIO TV.

Features We Love:
Smartphone remote app
Features local dimming
Desktop stand included
Ethernet port
Ambient light sensor

A fully featured and award winning 4K 50" television, with a good price and low running costs. It has a smartphone remote app, an ethernet port and a desktop stand included and features local dimming. Owners report that this television has very good picture quality, a very good remote control and a good case.

90
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Running Costs
$160 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that VIZIO M50D1 has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 88%.

3 Reasons For for Choosing the VIZIO M50D1

Smartphone Remote App

The VIZIO M50D1 has a smartphone remote app, and so do the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA, however the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

Local Dimming

The VIZIO M50D1 features local dimming (as do the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA), but the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

Desktop Stand Included

The VIZIO M50D1 has a desktop stand included, and so do the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA, however the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do not. More ...

Whether the TV has a desktop stand included with the purchase.

A desktop stand allows you to mount the TV on a desk or table for easy viewing. Without one, you'll have to either mount the TV on a wall or buy a stand at additional expense.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the VIZIO M50D1

Smaller Display Diagonal

The VIZIO M50D1 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA (55"), 10" larger than the Samsung UN40KU6300 (40") and 1.5" larger than the Samsung UN49KU7000 (48.5"). 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 are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Thicker

VIZIO M50D1 is 68.1mm thick, but the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA are both 46.9mm thick TVs (21.2mm thinner), the Samsung UN40KU6300 is a 63.5mm thick TV (4.6mm thinner) and the Samsung UN49KU7000 is a 55.88mm thick TV (12.22mm thinner). More ...

The thickness of a 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.

20W Lower RMS Rated Power

The VIZIO M50D1 has an RMS rated power of 20W (as do the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000), but the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA are both 40W RMS rated power TVs (20W higher). 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.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VIZIO M50D1 does not support Wi-Fi, however the LG OLED55B7A, the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 do. 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.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The VIZIO M50D1 does not feature OLED technology (As do the the Samsung UN40KU6300 and the Samsung UN49KU7000), but the LG OLED55B7A and the LG OLED55B8PUA feature this benefit. More ...

OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.

Worse Kagoo Score

The VIZIO M50D1 has received a Kagoo Score of 80, however the Samsung UN40KU6300 scored 85 and the Samsung UN49KU7000 scored 83.

$403 More Expensive

The VIZIO M50D1 is more expensive than the Samsung UN40KU6300 by $403 and more expensive than the Samsung UN49KU7000 by $270.

Over Two Years Older

The VIZIO M50D1 is older than the LG OLED55B7A by two years and older than the LG OLED55B8PUA by 22 months.

127% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

Over five years the running costs of the VIZIO M50D1 are $157 which is $31 more than the LG OLED55B7A, $31 more than the LG OLED55B8PUA, $88 more than the Samsung UN40KU6300 and $68 more than the Samsung UN49KU7000. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

VIZIO TVs have an average rating of only 88.7%, whereas LG has an average rating of 95% and Samsung has an average rating of 93%.

The VIZIO M50D1 is 1,127.8mm wide, 68.1mm tall, 650.5mm thick and weighs 13.3kg.

VIZIO M50D1 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the M50D1 in the US is $799.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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