Samsung UE55KS8000 vs Samsung UE60KS7000

Samsung UE55KS8000
Samsung UE60KS7000

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Samsung UE60KS7000 (40W). 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.

Two point one more loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a four point one loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE60KS7000 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

23kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has an annual energy consumption of 118kWh, whereas the Samsung UE60KS7000 is a 141kWh annual energy consumption TV (23kWh higher). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

9% thinner Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has a thickness of 40.8mm. That's 3.4mm thinner than the Samsung UE60KS7000 (44.2mm). 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.

Lighter Edit
Samsung UE55KS8000 is 17.7kg heavy, but the Samsung UE60KS7000 is a 22.1kg heavy TV (4.4kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £29.07
Over five years the Samsung UE55KS8000 is £29.07 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE60KS7000. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Samsung UE60KS7000 has a rating of "A+".
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung UE55KS8000 is 96%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UE60KS7000 is 90% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons For
9% larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE60KS7000 is a 60" TV. That's 5" larger than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (60"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

One more RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE60KS7000 is two, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 only has one RF port. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

£199 cheaper
The Samsung UE60KS7000 costs £199 less than the Samsung UE55KS8000.
More popular
The Samsung UE60KS7000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 8145 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Samsung UE55KS8000 ranks No. 14155.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE60KS7000 is "A+", however the rating of the Samsung UE55KS8000 is "A+".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has a screen size of 55", but the Samsung UE60KS7000 is a 60" TV (5" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Only one RF port Edit
The Samsung UE55KS8000 has one RF port, however the Samsung UE60KS7000 only has two RF ports. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

More expensive by £199
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is £199 more expensive than the Samsung UE60KS7000.
Less popular
The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 14155 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Samsung UE60KS7000 ranks No. 8145.
8 Reasons Against
A lot lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE60KS7000 has an RMS rated power of 40W, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV (20W 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.

Only two loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE60KS7000 has two loudspeakers, however the Samsung UE55KS8000 only has four point one loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

17% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE60KS7000 is a 141kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 23kWh higher than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (141kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

3.4mm thicker Edit
Samsung UE60KS7000 is 44.2mm thick, but the Samsung UE55KS8000 is a 40.8mm thick TV (3.4mm 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.

4.4kg heavier Edit
The Samsung UE60KS7000 is a 22.1kg heavy TV. That's 4.4kg heavier than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (22.1kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Less retailers
Only 33 shops sells the Samsung UE60KS7000, whereas 37 sellers sell the Samsung UE55KS8000. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More expensive to run over five years by 21%
The running costs over five years of the Samsung UE60KS7000 are £165.27 which is £29.07 more than the Samsung UE55KS8000. Show assumptions.
Lower expert review Score
The Samsung UE60KS7000's average expert rating is 90%, however the Samsung UE55KS8000's is 96% (based on 2 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
benchmark.pl: Great Product
hardware.info: Ulitmate
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Average Expert Rating

Date Released

7 months Ago 7 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 136.20
Purchase price £ 1,395.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,531.20
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 163.44
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 165.27
Purchase price £ 1,196.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,361.27
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.82T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.82 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 60"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2300 2100
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
138cm 152cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Twin Tuner
 Twin tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature
HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Video On Demand
 Video on demand
 Video on demand
Operating System
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
60W
BEST
40W
Loudspeaker
4
BEST
2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

S-Video Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 2
BEST
RS-232 Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Game
 Movie
 Game
 Movie
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
 Auto power off
OSD Language
27 27

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Core
4 4
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
 Subtitles function
Channel List Copy Function
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
85W
BEST
102W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
118kWh
BEST
141kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
210W 205W
BEST

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
40.8mm
BEST
44.2mm
Weight
17.7kg
BEST
22.1kg
Package Weight
25.5kg
BEST
28.8kg
Weight (with Stand)
19.9kg
BEST
22.6kg
Depth (with Stand)
346.2mm 294.6mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
799.5mm
BEST
856.9mm
Width (with Stand)
1,230mm
BEST
1,352.4mm
Height
712.3mm
BEST
783.6mm
Width
1,230mm
BEST
1,352.4mm
Packaging Height
807mm
BEST
887mm
Packaging Width
1,400mm
BEST
1,463mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1680A
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Technical Details

Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
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