Samsung UE78KS9500 vs Samsung UE88KS9800

Samsung UE78KS9500
Samsung UE88KS9800

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Four point two loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE78KS9500 has four point two loudspeakers, however the Samsung UE88KS9800 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.

Two more RF ports Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE78KS9500 is three, but the Samsung UE88KS9800 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.

11% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE78KS9500 is a 307kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 31kWh lower than the Samsung UE88KS9800 (338kWh). 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.

37% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE78KS9500 is a 43.1kg heavy TV. That's 15.9kg lighter than the Samsung UE88KS9800 (59kg). 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.

£10,420 cheaper
The Samsung UE78KS9500 costs £10,420 less than the Samsung UE88KS9800.
Available from 16 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.
21% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE78KS9500 is £94.54 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE88KS9800 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE78KS9500 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE88KS9800 is "A".
2 Reasons For
10" larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE88KS9800 is an 88" TV. That's 10" larger than the Samsung UE78KS9500 (88"). 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE88KS9800 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE78KS9500 is "A".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
10" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE78KS9500 is a 78" TV. That's 10" smaller than the Samsung UE88KS9800 (88"). 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 month older
The Samsung UE78KS9500 is older than the Samsung UE88KS9800 by one month.
7 Reasons Against
Only two loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE88KS9800 has two loudspeakers, however the Samsung UE78KS9500 only has four point 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.

Two less RF ports Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE88KS9800 is one, but the Samsung UE78KS9500 only has three 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.

10% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE88KS9800 is a 338kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 31kWh higher than the Samsung UE78KS9500 (338kWh). 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.

27% heavier Edit
The Samsung UE88KS9800 is a 59kg heavy TV. That's 15.9kg heavier than the Samsung UE78KS9500 (59kg). 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.

£10,420 more expensive
The Samsung UE88KS9800 is more expensive than the Samsung UE78KS9500 by £10,420.
Less retailers
Only 10 shops sells the Samsung UE88KS9800, whereas 26 sellers sell the Samsung UE78KS9500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
27% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Samsung UE88KS9800 are £450.50 which is £94.54 more than the Samsung UE78KS9500. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

7 months Ago 5 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 354.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 355.96
Purchase price £ 5,575.00
Total cost of ownership £ 5,930.96
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 448.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 450.50
Purchase price £ 15,995.00
Total cost of ownership £ 16,445.50
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
45
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
2.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
57
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
78" 88"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2700 2600
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Colour Depth
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal
198cm 223cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 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
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature
HbbTV
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Video On Demand
 Video on demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 30W
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
70W 70W
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

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
3
BEST
1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
 WLAN-ready connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Web Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Web browser

Management Features

Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Upgradeable Firmware
 Upgradeable firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
 Auto power off
OSD Language
27 27
Firmware Upgrade Method
 USB
 USB

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
4 4
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
 Subtitles function
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
221W
BEST
280W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
307kWh
BEST
338kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
470W
BEST
575W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
43.1kg
BEST
59kg
Package Weight
62.4kg
BEST
115kg
Weight (with Stand)
46.8kg
BEST
64.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
386.3mm
BEST
435.8mm
Height (with Stand)
1,086.6mm
BEST
1,217.3mm
Width (with Stand)
1,741.6mm
BEST
1,963.1mm
Height
1,004mm 1,134.7mm
Width
1,741.6mm 1,963.1mm
Packaging Height
1,189mm
BEST
1,328mm
Packaging Depth
480mm
BEST
511mm
Packaging Width
1,901mm
BEST
2,113mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1680A TM1680A+TM1240A
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Input
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Wireless Technology
Bluetooth, Internet Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Package Weight
62.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
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