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Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews
We checked 22,708 expert and owner reviews for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The UE65KS8000 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port TV.
Just Released Six Months Ago
This television is one of the newest televisions to be released.
Supports Smart TV Features
The UE65KS8000 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months.
We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Sony KD-65XD8577[plb_3323805_price] which is cheaper; or the LG OLED55B6[plb_3349267_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Sony KD-65XD9305[plb_3301679_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The UE65KS8000 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE65KS8000.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sony KD-65XD7504[plb_3904282_price] which is cheaper; or the LG OLED55B6[plb_3349267_price] which has better reviews.
Other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to consider include the Sony KD-65XD9305[plb_3301679_price].
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on similar spec TVs that were launched in the last year.
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2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many new comparable spec TVs.
Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year have between 1 and 11 loudspeakers, including the UE65KS8000 which has four loudspeakers.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UE65KS8000 range from 10W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 27W. The Samsung UE65KS8000 has one of the higher RMS rated power (60 Watts) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
Supports Two Analog Signal Format Systems
The Samsung UE65KS8000 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most latest 4K and 8K TVs. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the UE65KS8000. The analog signal format system "PAL" is also supported by this television.
The thinnest thickness of new 4K and 8K TVs is 30mm, the thickest is 99mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At only 40.8 millimeters, the UE65KS8000 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the KD-65XD8599[pl_3301860_price] (44mm), or the KD-65XD8577[pl_3323805_price] (44mm) both from Sony which is also cheaper.
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Price Increase of £146.00
The price of the UE65KS8000 has increased by £146.00 in the last 27 days.
Not 3D Compatible
Most TVs that were launched in the last year are not 3D compatible. The UE65KS8000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 65UH950[plb_3394080_price], or the Samsung UE65KS9000[plb_3346975_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The UE65KS8000 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE60JU6400[plb_2894934_price] which is also cheaper.
We think this Samsung TV looks expensive compared to other new 4K and 8K TVs. We checked 215 new 4K and 8K TVs and they range in price from £175 to £19,999.
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Only Two Channels
Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE65KS8000 have between 1 and 9,999 channels, including the Samsung UE65KS8000 which has two channels.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most new 4K and 8K TVs do not feature OLED technology. The UE65KS8000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
It is worth considering alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the LG OLED55B6[plb_3349267_price]; or the LG 55C6[plb_3742296_price].
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most latest similar spec TVs have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Samsung UE65KS8000 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE65KS8000 the annual energy consumptions range from 59kWh to 420kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh. At 164 kilowatt hours, the UE65KS8000 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs.
Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This TV has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on latest 4K and 8K TVs.
At 35.9 kilograms, the Samsung UE65KS8000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other recently released similar spec TVs. 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE65KS8000 have weights of between 7.5kg and 59kg, and the average weight is 20kg.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on new 4K and 8K TVs. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency rating of this television is A+. The average 5 year running cost of the UE65KS8000 is £190 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 388 TVs that came out in the last 12 months.
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