On average Samsung mid-size TVs have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all televisions manufactured by Samsung.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The UE49KS8090 has a maximum display resolution of 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found display resolution. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
A 4K Ultra HD HD type is in fact the best display resolution across all new mid-size TVs.
Across similar types of TV the worst display resolution is HD Ready.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This television was only released four months ago.
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE49KS8090, the Samsung UE49KS8090 is Smart TV.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Samsung UE49KS8090 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other latest mid-size TVs.
Four HDMI Ports
Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE49KS8090 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the UE49KS8090 which has four HDMI ports.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
The UE49KS8090 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs that are a comparable age to the UE49KS8090. Most of the mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE49KS8090 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.
Very High RMS Rated Power
When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year that we have checked the RMS rated power of, the UE49KS8090's RMS rated power of 60 Watts is one of the highest. The RMS rated power of new comparable spec TVs range from 5W to 60W.
Supports One Audio Format
The Samsung UE49KS8090 has a greater number of audio formats than most recently released mid-size TVs. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats AAC|AIFF|ALAC|APE|FLAC|MIDI|MP3|Vorbis|WAV|WMA are also supported by this Samsung TV.
The thicknesses of televisions that were released in the last year range from 25mm to 99mm. With a thickness of only 42.5 millimeters, the UE49KS8090's thickness is one of the thinnest amongst latest mid-size TVs.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other TVs that were released in the last 12 months, the UE49KS8090 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The UE49KS8090 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the UE49KS8090 also do not have a built-in camera.
Running Costs Are High
Whilst this mid-size TV is rated A for energy efficiency, the UE49KS8090 is one of the less economic to run recently released mid-size TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the UE49KS8090 will cost £137 over 5 years to run.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last year, the Samsung UE49KS8090 does not feature OLED technology.
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Only Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the UE49KS8090 is more than most similar spec televisions that came out in the last 12 months. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Samsung TV. The smart modes Movie|Natural|Sports are also found on this TV.
The UE49KS8090 is fairly heavy (15 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the UE49KS8090. Across all the recently released mid-size TVs the weights range from 1kg to 36kg.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE49KS8090 is 37kWh, the highest is 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 80kWh. The UE49KS8090 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (117 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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