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Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews
We checked 20,173 user and expert reviews for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically within its ultra large TVs range.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many recently released ultra large 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.
We compared this TV to all the other 4K Ultra HD TVs and we think the Sony KD-75XD9405 (£3,949.00) which has a better Rating; or the UE78KU6500 (£3,698.99), and the UE75KS8000 (£3,575.00) both from Samsung which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Just Released Six Months Ago
The UE78KS9000 was only relased by Samsung six months ago. Newer TVs like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
Recent Price Drop of £549.98
In the last 26 days the price of the UE78KS9000 has dropped by £549.98.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Samsung UE78KS9000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE78KS9000 also have a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the UE75KS8000 (£3,575.00), or the UE78KU6500 (£3,698.99) both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the Sony KD-75XD9405 (£3,949.00) which has a better Rating.
The UE78KS9000 is Smart TV, as are most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to the UE78KS9000.
There are a number of other Smart TV televisions currently available that you might want to look at including the UE75KS8000 (£3,575.00), or the UE78KU6500 (£3,698.99) both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the Sony KD-75XD9405 (£3,949.00) which has a better Rating.
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2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many recently released ultra large TVs.
Four HDMI Ports
The UE78KS9000 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other ultra large TVs that were released in the last 12 months only have between one and three HDMI ports.
Three RF Ports
The UE78KS9000 has more RF ports than most of the televisions that came out around the same time as the UE78KS9000. This television is a three RF port TV compared to most of the recently released similar spec TVs which only have between one and two RF ports.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 60 Watts, the Samsung UE78KS9000 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. Similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE78KS9000 have RMS rated power of between 6W and 120W.
Supports One Video Format
The UE78KS9000 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported video format is SVAF, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats ASF|AVI are also supported by this Samsung TV.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many recently released ultra large TVs.
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Not 3D Compatible
The UE78KS9000 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for the last year are also not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KD-75XD9405 (£3,949.00) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE78KS9000, the UE78KS9000 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most recently released ultra large TVs do not feature OLED technology. The UE78KS9000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only Features One App
The UE78KS9000 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most televisions that were released in the last year. The most commonly featured app is Twitter, but this app is not featured on this Samsung TV. The apps Samsung Smart View are also featured on this TV.
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Running Costs Are OK
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices we estimate that the UE78KS9000 will cost £275 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 25 TVs that have been available for the last year.
Average Refresh Rate
With a refresh rate of 200 hertz, the UE78KS9000 has a pretty standard refresh rate compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec televisions.
4K Ultra HD
Motion Interpolation Technology
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Screen Format Adjustment
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
3840 x 2160
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Smart TV Features
Samsung Smart View
Video On Demand
My Home Screen
RMS Rated Power
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Ambient Light Sensor
Plug and Play
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
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AC Input Voltage
20-24, 220 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
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Remote Control Type
TM1680A + TM1240A
Quick Start Guide
Supreme UHD Dimming
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.95 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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