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Samsung UE49KS8000 vs Samsung UE55JS8500

Samsung UE49KS8000 vs Samsung UE55JS8500

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Samsung UE49KS8000
Samsung UE55JS8500

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 60W, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 is only a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Four point one loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a four point one loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Available from 25 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £43.27
The Samsung UE49KS8000 only costs £136.43 to run over five years however the Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £179.70 to run (32% more). Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 5493 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 ranks No. 88831.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is "A", whereas the rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is "A".
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an average expert review score of 96% based on 1 review, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 has an average rating of 83% (based on 14 reviews).
8 Reasons For
6" larger display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 55" TV. That's 6" larger than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (55"). 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.

3D Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 3D TV, whereas the Samsung UE49KS8000 is not 3D. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 1,900Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,700Hz faster than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (1,900Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

A lot thinner Edit
Samsung UE55JS8500 is 30mm thick, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 42.5mm thick TV (12.5mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

£20 cheaper
The Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £20 less than the Samsung UE49KS8000.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is "A".
Three more awards
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has 4 awards, whereas the Samsung UE49KS8000 has 1 award.
User reviews are better
Based on 21 user reviews, the Samsung UE55JS8500 has an average review score of 95%, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 has an average rating of 86% (based on 45 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 49" TV. That's 6" smaller than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (55"). 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.

Not 3D Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is not 3D, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 is. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

9x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,700Hz slower than the Samsung UE55JS8500 (1,900Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

12.5mm thicker Edit
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has a depth of 42.5mm, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 30mm thick TV (12.5mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

£20 more expensive
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is more expensive than the Samsung UE55JS8500 by £20.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung UE49KS8000 has received 1 award, the Samsung UE55JS8500 has received 4 awards.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is 95% (based on 21 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
20W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has an RMS rated power of 40W, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 60W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only two loudspeakers Edit
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has two loudspeakers, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 only has four point one loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Less retailers
Only 6 sellers sells the Samsung UE55JS8500, whereas 31 shops sell the Samsung UE49KS8000. 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.
Over two years older
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is older than the Samsung UE49KS8000 by two years.
32% higher running costs over five years
The Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £179.70 to run which is £43.27 more to run than the Samsung UE49KS8000 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Samsung UE55JS8500 ranks No. 88831 by sales volume, however the Samsung UE49KS8000 ranks No. 5493.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Samsung UE55JS8500's average expert rating is 83%, however the Samsung UE49KS8000's is 96% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
benchmark.pl: Great Product
4 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

3 months Ago 27 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 136.43
Purchase price £ 699.99
Total cost of ownership £ 836.42
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 177.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 179.70
Purchase price £ 679.99
Total cost of ownership £ 859.69
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.89T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
49" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,900Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 1,900Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2300 1900
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 QLED
 LED
BEST
 QLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
123cm 138cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Features

Automatic Shut Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
RMS Rated Power
60W
BEST
40W
Loudspeaker
4
BEST
2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 DTS
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby MS11
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Billing
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Tizen
 Tizen
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
 1.5
 1.5

Other Features

Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
84W 73W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
135kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
185W
BEST
215W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star 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-C2
 ATSC
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 ATSC
Tuner
2tuner(s) 2tuner(s)

Performance

Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Motion Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motion control
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Digital Clean View Functionality
 Digital Clean View functionality
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 4
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
 High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Depth Enhancer
 Auto Depth Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Peak Illuminator Pro
 Peak Illuminator Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
3D Glasses Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Cables Included
 AC
 IR
 AC
 IR
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
E-Manual
 E-manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
 Smartphones being used as a remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

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

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
 Auto power off system
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
 Natural
 Sports
 Cinema
 Game
 Movie
 Natural
 Sports
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Firmware Upgradeable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Firmware upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Number of OSD Languages
27 27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
42.5mm 30mm
BEST
Weight
15kg
BEST
19kg
Package Weight
21.4kg 20.9kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
17.1kg
BEST
21.3kg
Depth (with Stand)
345.2mm 231mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
718.5mm
BEST
762mm
Width (with Stand)
1,094.2mm
BEST
1,239.3mm
Height
635.8mm 723.7mm
Width
1,094.2mm 1,239.3mm
Package Height
731mm 723.7mm
BEST
Package Width
1,245mm 1,239.3mm
BEST

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
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
4 4
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Remote (IR) Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232C Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Dolby Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
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