Samsung UE49KS8000 vs Samsung UE55JS8500

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Samsung UE49KS8000
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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 60W, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 is only a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W lower). Read more

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

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

Four point one loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a four point one loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 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.

Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has a common interface connection, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 37kWh lower than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (154kWh). 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.

Vastly thinner Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has a thickness of 45.2mm, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 91.5mm thick TV (46.3mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Lighter Edit
Samsung UE49KS8000 is 15kg heavy. That's 5.9kg lighter than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (20.9kg). 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.

Available from 31 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £45.10
The Samsung UE49KS8000 only costs £134.60 to run over five years however the Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £179.70 to run (34% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is "A", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is "A".
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an average expert review score of 96% based on 1 review, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 has an average rating of 83% (based on 14 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an average user review score of 100% based on 3 reviews, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 has an average rating of 95% (based on 22 reviews).
7 Reasons For
6" larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 55" TV. That's 6" larger than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (55"). 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.

3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 3D compatible TV, whereas the Samsung UE49KS8000 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 1,900Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,700Hz faster than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (1,900Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

One more RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the Samsung UE55JS8500 is two, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 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.

£100 cheaper
The Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £99.99 less than the Samsung UE49KS8000.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is "A".
Three more awards
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has 4 awards, whereas the Samsung UE49KS8000 has 1 award.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 49" TV. That's 6" smaller than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (55"). 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.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 is. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

9x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,700Hz slower than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (1,900Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

One less RF port Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has one RF port, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 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.

£100 more expensive
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is more expensive than the Samsung UE55JS8500 by £99.99.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung UE49KS8000 has received 1 award, the Samsung UE55JS8500 has received 4 awards.
11 Reasons Against
20W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has an RMS rated power of 40W, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 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 UE55JS8500 has two loudspeakers, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 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.

Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 does not have a common interface connection, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 does. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

25% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 154kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 37kWh higher than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (154kWh). 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.

Hugely thicker Edit
Samsung UE55JS8500 is 91.5mm thick, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 45.2mm thick TV (46.3mm 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.

29% heavier Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 20.9kg heavy TV. That's 5.9kg heavier than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (20.9kg). 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 10 retailers sells the Samsung UE55JS8500, whereas 41 retailers sell the Samsung UE49KS8000. 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.
Over one year older
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is older than the Samsung UE49KS8000 by 14 months.
34% higher running costs over five years
The Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £179.70 to run which is £45.10 more to run than the Samsung UE49KS8000 over five years. Show assumptions.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Samsung UE55JS8500's average expert rating is 83%, however the Samsung UE49KS8000's is 96% (based on 1 review).
Lower user review Score
The Samsung UE55JS8500's average user rating is 95%, however the Samsung UE49KS8000's is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
benchmark.pl: Great Product
4 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

7 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 134.60
Purchase price £ 1,198.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,333.59
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 177.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 179.70
Purchase price £ 1,099.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,278.70
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.89T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,900Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 1,900Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
123cm 138cm
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 2
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video On Demand
 Video on demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
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
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 2
BEST
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Natural
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W
BEST
111W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
154kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
185W
BEST
222W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
45.2mm
BEST
91.5mm
Weight
15kg
BEST
20.9kg
Package Weight
21.4kg
BEST
27.6kg
Weight (with Stand)
17.1kg
BEST
23.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
345.2mm 308.4mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
1,094.2mm 776.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,094.2mm
BEST
1,239.3mm
Height
635.8mm
BEST
723.7mm
Width
1,094.2mm
BEST
1,239.3mm
Packaging Height
731mm
BEST
847mm
Packaging Width
1,245mm
BEST
1,375mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD
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