1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG OLED65R1PUA

Sony KD-55XH8196

SCORE:
95
SCORE:
90

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Intense Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ 4K HDR Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG OLED65R1PUA to Sony KD-55XH8196 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG OLED65R1PUA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG OLED65R1PUA

Sony KD-55XH8196

DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
97
OTHER FEATURES
98
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
95
DISPLAY
89
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
90
 
 

Advantage of LG OLED65R1PUA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED65R1PUA over Sony KD-55XH8196.

LG OLED65R1PUA vs Sony KD-55XH8196
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz vs 50 Hz/60 Hz
Backlight Dimming Pixel Level Dimming vs Frame Dimming
Viewing Angle Perfect Viewing Angle vs
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits + FRC
Dolby Vision IQ vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
More Speaker Channels 4.2 Channel vs 2.0
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 100 W (WF: 40 W, 15 W per Channel) vs 10 W + 10 W
WiSA Ready Up to 5.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2) vs
More USB Inputs 3 vs 2
RS-232C Remote 1 (Mini Jack) vs
3GPP vs
AVI vs
Flash Video vs
MPEG-4 vs
TS vs
VC-1 vs
VP8 vs
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit vs
AAC vs
AC4 vs
aptX vs
EAC3 vs
HE-AAC vs
MP2 vs
JPS vs

Advantage of Sony KD-55XH8196

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-55XH8196 over LG OLED65R1PUA.

LG OLED65R1PUA vs Sony KD-55XH8196
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 240 Hz vs 400 Hz
DTS Digital Surround vs
Chromecast vs
HDCP Version 2.2 vs 2.3
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm input
Teletext vs
WebM vs
WMV vs
Xvid vs
M4A vs
MIDI vs
WAV vs
GIF vs
PNG vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs
VESA Wall Mount vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  HLG
  Dolby Atmos
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR

Selected Features

OLED display on LG OLED65R1PUA

LG OLED65R1PUA has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

IPS Panel on Sony KD-55XH8196

Sony KD-55XH8196 has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel. Such panels are not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panels can provide better viewing angles and color accuracy compared to the VA panels.

HDR10

LG OLED65R1PUA and Sony KD-55XH8196 support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

LG OLED65R1PUA and Sony KD-55XH8196 also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG OLED65R1PUA and here - Sony KD-55XH8196.

BASICS LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
BrandLGSony
SeriesR1 SignatureXH81
ModelOLED65R1PUAKD-55XH8196
Size65"55"
CountryUSAUK
Release Year20212020
Bezel ColorBlackBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
Display TypeOLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Backlight DimmingPixel Level DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorIntense ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Gen4 AI Processor 4KX1™ 4K HDR
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240Motionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz400 Hz
Black Frame Insertion OLED Motion Pro (120 Hz, adaptive)
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
Speaker Channels4.2 Channel2.0
Speaker TypeFront FiringFull Range Bass Reflex x2; X-Balanced Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating100 W (WF: 40 W, 15 W per Channel)10 W + 10 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready Up to 5.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
CONNECTIVITY LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs32
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSAndroid
Internet Browser Full Web BrowserVewd
Application Store LG Content Store Google Play Store
Teletext
VIDEO FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMDVB-C
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
GENERAL LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 HzAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1592 x 1276.3 x 266 mm1243 x 782 x 340 mm
49 x 30 7/8 x 13 1/2"
Stand Size1592 x 266 mmWidth: 1174 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1750 x 750 x 420 mm1348 x 833 x 160 mm
53 1/8 x 32 7/8 x 6 3/8"
VESA Wall Mount
Weight Without Stand64 kg16.0 kg (35.3 lbs)
Weight With Stand91 kg16.8 kg (37.0 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)109 kg22 kg (48.5 lbs)
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor1 Year
ACCESSORIES LG OLED65R1PUA Sony KD-55XH8196
RemoteMagic Remote Control - MR21NPremium Remote

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