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Samsung Televisions Have Excellent Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung TVs and specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The Samsung UE49KU6500 has a maximum display resolution of 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found display resolution. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
This television's display resolution (4K Ultra HD) is in fact the best display resolution across all latest similar spec TVs.
An HD Ready HD type is the worst display resolution across similar types of television.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
We compared this television to all the other 4K Ultra HD TVs and we think cheaper TVs such as the UE49KU6100[pl_3539678_price], and the UE40KU6100[pl_3539700_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.
Just Released Six Months Ago
Being released just six months ago, this television is likely to use more advanced technology.
The UE49KU6500 is Smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE49KU6500 also are Smart TV.
We compared this TV to all the other Smart TV televisions and we think the LG 43UF6807[plb_3048766_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 49UH668[plb_3349688_price] which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
If you would prefer a television that is Smart TV then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE40K6379[plb_3623642_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The UE49KU6500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UE49KU6500.
We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the LG 43UF6807[plb_3048766_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 43UW761[plb_3705776_price], or the Samsung UE40K6379[plb_3623642_price].
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UE49KU6500 is 18W, and the RMS rated power range from 5W to 60W. The UE49KU6500 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
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Three HDMI Ports
The UE49KU6500 is a three HDMI port television. Most of the other recently released mid-size TVs have between one and four HDMI ports.
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Not 3D Compatible
The UE49KU6500 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released mid-size TVs are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UE49KU6500 do not have a built-in camera. The UE49KU6500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
High Running Costs
Whilst this TV is rated A for energy efficiency, based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE49KU6500 is £145, which makes it one of the more expensive to run mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year.
Pricey for a Recently Released Mid-Size TV
The price range of latest TVs is from £77 to £1,599. We thought that this Samsung television looks expensive for a recently released mid-size TV.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Samsung UE49KU6500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
The weights of comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the UE49KU6500 range from 1kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 9.4kg. With a weight of 13.9 kilograms, the UE49KU6500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other recently released mid-size TVs.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The UE49KU6500 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (123 kilowatt hours) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Across all the latest mid-size TVs the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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