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Samsung UE78KS9500 vs Samsung UE88KS9800

Samsung UE78KS9500 vs Samsung UE88KS9800

Samsung UE78KS9500
Samsung UE88KS9800

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FREE Standard delivery
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FREE Standard delivery
In stock (16 available)
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
£11,700 cheaper
The Samsung UE78KS9500 costs £11,700 less than the Samsung UE88KS9800.
Available from 11 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
21% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE78KS9500 is £94.54 cheaper to run than the Samsung UE88KS9800 over five years. Read more
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE78KS9500 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE88KS9800 is "A".
2 Reasons For
10" larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE88KS9800 is an 88" TV. That's 10" larger than the Samsung UE78KS9500 (88"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE88KS9800 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE78KS9500 is "A".

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
10" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE78KS9500 is a 78" TV. That's 10" smaller than the Samsung UE88KS9800 (88"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

3 Reasons Against
£11,700 more expensive
The Samsung UE88KS9800 is more expensive than the Samsung UE78KS9500 by £11,700.
Less retailers
Only 4 stores sells the Samsung UE88KS9800, whereas 15 sellers sell the Samsung UE78KS9500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
27% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Samsung UE88KS9800 are £450.50 which is £94.54 more than the Samsung UE78KS9500. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

11 months Ago 11 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 354.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 355.96
Purchase price £ 4,299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 4,654.96
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 448.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 450.50
Purchase price £ 15,999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 16,449.50
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

1.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
45
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
2.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
57
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
78" 88"
BEST
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 200Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2700 2600
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Colour Depth
10 10
Display Technology
 QLED
 LED
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
198cm 223cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Display Curvature Radius
4.2 4.2

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
30W 30W
RMS Rated Power
70W 70W
Loudspeaker
4 4
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus
Multiroom Audio Technology
 Samsung Multiroom Link
 Samsung Multiroom Link

Smart TV

Video On Demand (VOD)
 Video on demand (VOD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Samsung Billing
 Google Apps
 Samsung Billing
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
 1.5
 1.5

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
221W
BEST
280W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
307kWh
BEST
388kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
470W
BEST
575W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Twin Tuner
 Twin tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
2tuner(s) 2tuner(s)
Channels Quantity (DVB-T)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 AIFF
 APE
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 MP4
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 MPA
 MID
 ALAC
 AIFF
 APE
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 MP4
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 MPA
 MID
 ALAC
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
 MPO
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
 MPO
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
USB Recording
 USB recording
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
 Subtitles
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Digital Clean View Functionality
 Digital Clean View functionality
 Digital Clean View functionality
Processor Cores
4 4
Subtitle Formats Supported
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 MKV
 PSB
 TTXT
 TXT
 TTX
 SUB
 SRT
 SSA
 ASS
 SMI
 MKV
 PSB
 TTXT
 TXT
 TTX
Supported File Systems
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
BD Wise Plus
 BD Wise Plus
 BD Wise Plus
Video Compression Formats
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 RM
 RMVB
 FLV
 3GP
 MOV
 DivX
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 Xvid
 M4V
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 RM
 RMVB
 FLV
 3GP
 MOV
 DivX
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 Xvid
 M4V
Channel List Copy Function
 Channel list copy function
Unknown - Click to provide data
MBR Support
 MBR support
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cloning Function
 USB cloning function
 USB cloning function
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
 High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
 High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
PurColor
 PurColor
 PurColor
Auto Depth Enhancer
 Auto Depth Enhancer
 Auto Depth Enhancer

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
TM1680A TM1680A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
E-Manual
 E-manual
 E-manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing
Web Browser
 Web browser
 Web browser

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Firmware Upgradeable
 Firmware upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Number of OSD Languages
27 27
Firmware Upgradeable Via
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
43.1kg
BEST
59kg
Package Weight
62.4kg
BEST
115kg
Weight With Stand
46.8kg
BEST
64.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
386.3mm
BEST
435.8mm
Height (with Stand)
1,086.6mm
BEST
1,217.3mm
Width (with Stand)
1,741.6mm
BEST
1,963.1mm
Height
1,004mm 1,134.7mm
Width
1,741.6mm 1,963.1mm
Package Height
1,189mm
BEST
1,328mm
Package Depth
480mm
BEST
511mm
Package Width
1,901mm
BEST
2,113mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
3 3
RS-232 Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Input
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Power Save Mode
 Power save mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
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