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Samsung UN55KU6500
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Samsung UN55KU6500

55" Direct-LED Curved Apr 2016
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The UN55KU6500 has an average 5 year running cost of only £98 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 9% of all 388 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £120.00

In the last few weeks the price of the UN55KU6500 has dropped by £120.00.

Supports Smart TV Features

The UN55KU6500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN55KU6500 also support smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to look at include the LG 55UH6157[plb_3862809_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony KD-55XD8599[plb_3301859_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Sony KD-55XD8577[plb_3323804_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Samsung UN55KU6500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for the last year.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think a cheaper TV such as the LG 55UH6157[plb_3862809_price] or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the Sony KD-55XD8599[plb_3301859_price] are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KD-55XD8577[plb_3323804_price].

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung UN55KU6500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that were launched in the last year are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 55UH850[plb_3339540_price]; or the Panasonic TX-50DX750[plb_3392161_price], or the LG 49UH850[plb_3348276_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN55KU6500, the UN55KU6500 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only One Loudspeaker

The UN55KU6500 is a one loudspeaker TV. Most of the other new TVs have between 1 and 11 loudspeakers.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN55KU6500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN55KU6500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 120 hertz, the UN55KU6500 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs. Across all the newly released 4K and 8K TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 60Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 570Hz.

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Only Three HDMI Ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year have between one and four HDMI ports, including the UN55KU6500 which has three HDMI ports.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 20 Watts, the UN55KU6500 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. The average RMS rated power of TVs that were released around the same time as the UN55KU6500 is 27W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55KU6500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs that have been on the market for 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.

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Released Nine Months Ago

This television was released nine months ago.

Specification

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Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
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USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £96.14
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.97
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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See How Other TVs Compare to the Samsung UN55KU6500

Sony KD43XD8305 vs Samsung UN55KU6500

Sony KD43XD8305 vs Samsung UN55KU6500
Sony KD43XD8305 Samsung UN55KU6500
£ 749.00 £849.00
680Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
One More Loudspeaker
One More USB 2.0 Port
A Lot Lighter
£33.43 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
12" Smaller Screen Size

Sony KD-55XD8005 vs Samsung UN55KU6500

Sony KD-55XD8005 vs Samsung UN55KU6500
Sony KD-55XD8005 Samsung UN55KU6500
£ 699.00 £849.00
70% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Two Loudspeakers
Three USB 2.0 Ports
One More HDMI Port
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 55%
17kWh Higher Annual Energy Consumption

LG OLED65E6 vs Samsung UN55KU6500

LG OLED65E6 vs Samsung UN55KU6500
LG OLED65E6 Samsung UN55KU6500
£ 2,534.00 £849.00
Higher RMS Rated Power
One More Loudspeaker
Four HDMI Ports
16% Larger Screen Size
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £137.42
100kWh Higher Annual Energy Consumption
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