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11 Reasons For
Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews
Samsung is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.
Price Has Dropped by £419.99
The UE78KS9000 has dropped in price by £419.99 in the last fortnight.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year, the UE78KS9000 supports smart TV features.
We compared all the other televisions which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE78KU6500[plb_3539660_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony KD-75XD9405[plb_3300317_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the LG 65E6[plb_3824394_price] is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
The UE78KS9000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE78KS9000 also have a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Sony KD-75XD9405[plb_3300317_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE78KU6500[plb_3539660_price] which is cheaper.
It is worth considering other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 65E6[plb_3824394_price].
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many new comparable spec televisions.
Three RF Ports
The UE78KS9000 has more RF ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE78KS9000. This TV is a three RF port TV compared to most of the TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE78KS9000 which only have between one and two RF ports.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
The UE78KS9000 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE78KS9000. Most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE78KS9000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
At 60 Watts, the UE78KS9000 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs. The RMS rated power of newly released comparable spec TVs range from 10W to 120W.
Supports Two Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the Samsung UE78KS9000 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last year. The most commonly supported video format is H.265, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats ASF and AVI are also supported by this Samsung TV.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Supports One Audio Format
The Samsung UE78KS9000 has a greater number of audio formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last 12 months. This Samsung television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE78KS9000.
Features Two Video Apps
The number of video apps featured on the UE78KS9000 is more than most recently released similar spec televisions. This TV features a YouTube video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on recently released TVs. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this Samsung television.
8 Reasons Against
The cheapeast 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months that we found costs £175 and the most expensive costs £19,999. We think that this TV looks expensive for a 4K and 8K TV that was launched in the last year.
Not 3D Compatible
Most similar spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months are not 3D compatible. The Samsung UE78KS9000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
The UE78KS9000 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE78KS9000 also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the LG 75UH855[plb_3350140_price].
Running Costs Are Very High
The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, however based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the UE78KS9000 will cost £275 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the most expensive to run new 4K and 8K TVs.
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Only Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the UE78KS9000 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for the last year.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE78KS9000 do not feature OLED technology. The UE78KS9000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the OLED65G6[pl_3372691_price], or the OLED65E6[pl_3372690_price] both from LG; or the LG OLED65C6V[plb_3372741_price] are also worth considering.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The UE78KS9000 has a quite high annual energy consumption (236 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE78KS9000. The annual energy consumptions of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE78KS9000 range from 59kWh to 420kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh.
At 44.3 kilograms, the UE78KS9000 is very heavy compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE78KS9000. The weights of similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UE78KS9000 range from 7.5kg to 59kg.
3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE78KS9000
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when Samsung released the UE78KS9000.
Average Refresh Rate
At 200 hertz, the Samsung UE78KS9000 has a fairly typical refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78KS9000.
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4K Ultra HD
Motion Interpolation Technology
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
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
DTS, Dolby Digital
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
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50, 60, 50/60
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Supreme UHD Dimming
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 35 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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