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Samsung UE78KU6509
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Samsung UE78KU6509

78" Curved Jul 2016
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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£355.96 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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5 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

On average Samsung 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by Samsung.

Only Released Five Months Ago

The UE78KU6509 was only relased by Samsung five months ago.

Supports Smart TV Features

The UE78KU6509 supports smart TV features. Most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs also support smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this television and we think the Samsung UN65JS9500 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE78KU6509 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Samsung UN65JS9500 which has better reviews.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to the UE78KU6509, the Samsung UE78KU6509 is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UN65JS9500.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE78KU6509 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE78KU6509 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Samsung UN65JS9500 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year do not feature OLED technology. The UE78KU6509 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EF9509 which also has a higher rating.

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Running Costs Are High

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A, however the UE78KU6509 is one of the more expensive to run 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for the last year that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the UE78KU6509 will cost £356 over 5 years to run.

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Heavy

Recently released similar spec TVs have weights of between 7.5kg and 59kg, and the average weight is 20kg. With a weight of 37.4 kilograms, the UE78KU6509 is one of the heavier new similar spec TVs amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Very High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE78KU6509 is 140kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 59kWh to 420kWh. At 307 kilowatt hours, the UE78KU6509 has a very high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE78KU6509.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung UE78KU6509

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on latest 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.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Technology
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
HbbTV
Video On Demand
Operating System
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Web Browser
Management Features
Picture in Picture Function
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Processor Core
Subtitles Function
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Logical Channel Number (LCN)
Channel List Copy Function
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Design
Colour
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Manual
Warranty Card
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Dolby Technology

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £354.13
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £355.96
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE78KU6509uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
1.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
46
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 46 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue78ku6509, ue78ku6509u, samsung ue78ku6509, samsung ue78ku6509u, samsung ue78ku6509ux, samsung ue78ku6509uxz, samsung ue78ku6509uxzg
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