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Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews
Based on 20,173 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has excellent ratings for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its ultra large TVs.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that came out around the same time as 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.
We compared this TV to all the other 4K Ultra HD televisions and we think the KD-85XD8505 (£9,999.00), and the KD-75X9105 (£5,999.00) both from Sony which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Only Released Six Months Ago
The UE78KS9500 was only relased by Samsung six months ago.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other ultra large TVs that are a similar age to the UE78KS9500, the Samsung UE78KS9500 has a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this television and we think cheaper televisions such as the KD-85XD8505 (£9,999.00), and the KD-75X9105 (£5,999.00) both from Sony is also worth considering.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE85JU7000 (£7,199.00) is also worth considering.
The UE78KS9500 is Smart TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the UE78KS9500 also are Smart TV.
We compared this TV to all the other Smart TV televisions and we think the KD-85XD8505 (£9,999.00), and the KD-75X9105 (£5,999.00) both from Sony which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a TV that is Smart TV then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE85JU7000 (£7,199.00).
Three RF Ports
The UE78KS9500 is a three RF port TV. Most of the other ultra large TVs that have been on the market for the last year only have between one and two RF ports.
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Four Point Two Loudspeakers
The UE78KS9500 is a four point two loudspeaker television. Most of the other ultra large TVs that have been around for the last year have between two and five loudspeakers.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
At 70 Watts, the UE78KS9500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other ultra large TVs that were released around the same time as the UE78KS9500. The RMS rated power of recently released ultra large TVs range from 6W to 120W.
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs that were released in the last 12 months.
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs that were launched around the same time as it.
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Not 3D Compatible
The UE78KS9500 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other ultra large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE78KS9500 are also not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KD-75X9105 (£5,999.00) which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE78KS9500, the UE78KS9500 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most recently released ultra large TVs do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UE78KS9500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the ultra large TVs that were released in the last 12 months the annual energy consumptions range from 140kWh to 390kWh. At 307 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE78KS9500 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other newly released TVs.
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Not Cheap Compared to Other Recently Released Comparable Spec TVs
Recently released comparable spec TVs range in price from £77 to £24,999. We thought that this television looks expensive compared to other recently released comparable spec TVs.
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OK Running Costs
This television is rated A for energy efficiency. The UE78KS9500 is typical compared to the other 25 new ultra large TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the UE78KS9500 will cost £356 over 5 years to run.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 46 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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