Samsung UE49KS8000 vs Samsung UE55JS8500
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Samsung UE49KS8000

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fairly new 49" 4K TV, good for watching films
95
Reviews
991 Reviews + 8 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Age
12 Months Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
49" 4K No 42.5mm Feb 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 42.5mm
Release Date Feb 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE55JS8500

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Samsung UE55JS8500

£1,099.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and staggeringly thin thickness 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
94
Reviews
149 Reviews + 5 Awards
61
Value for Money
Good
88
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 30mm Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 30mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE49KS8000

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fairly new 49" 4K TV, good for watching films
95
Reviews
991 Reviews + 8 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Age
12 Months Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
49" 4K No 42.5mm Feb 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 42.5mm
Release Date Feb 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Samsung UE55JS8500

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Samsung UE55JS8500

£1,099.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and staggeringly thin thickness 55" 4K TV, good for watching films
94
Reviews
149 Reviews + 5 Awards
61
Value for Money
Good
88
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
55" 4K No 30mm Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 30mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
RGB Direct
£799.00
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Atlantic Electrics Ltd
£1,024.99
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RLR Distribution
Televisions Samsung 8 Series UE49KS8000 49" LED Smart TV - 4K UltraHD
£1,199.00
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Crampton and Moore
Samsung UE49KS8000 49inch SUHD 4K HDR Quantum dot Smart TV
£1,199.00
Go to Store
Reliant Direct
£1,349.00
Go to Store
5 Prices from 5 Stores | £799.00-£1,349.00
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RLR Distribution
Televisions Samsung UE55JS8500 Curved 4K SUHD 3D Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD/freesat HD and Built-in Wi-Fi
£1,099.00
Go to Store
1 Price from 1 Store | £1,099.00
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Reasons For

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
9 Reasons For
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an RMS rated power of 60W, however the Samsung UE55JS8500 is only a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W lower).

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.

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Four Point One Loudspeakers
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is a four point one loudspeaker TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JS8500 only has two loudspeakers.

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.

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£300 Cheaper
The Samsung UE49KS8000 is £300 cheaper than the Samsung UE55JS8500.
More Shops Are Selling it
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 £14 Over Five Years
The Samsung UE49KS8000 only costs £105 to run over five years however the Samsung UE55JS8500 costs £119 to run (14% more).
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Three More Awards
The Samsung UE49KS8000 has 8 awards, but the Samsung UE55JS8500 has 5 awards.
User Reviews Are a Little Better
The average user review score of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is 95% based on 374 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is 93% (based on 39 reviews).
Better Reviewed.com Review Score
Reviewed.com's Samsung UE49KS8000 review gave it a score of 89%, but the Samsung UE55JS8500 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Avforums.com Review Score
Avforums.com's Samsung UE49KS8000 review gave it a score of 90%, but the Samsung UE55JS8500 only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
6 Reasons For
6" Larger Display Diagonal
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 55" TV. That's 6" larger than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (49").

‘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.

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

‘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.

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Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a 1,900Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,700Hz faster than the Samsung UE49KS8000 (200Hz).

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.

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A Lot Thinner
Samsung UE55JS8500 is 30mm thick, but the Samsung UE49KS8000 is a 42.5mm thick TV (12.5mm thicker).

The thickness of a 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.

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Better Expert Reviews Review Score
Expert Reviews's Samsung UE55JS8500 review gave it a score of 100%, whereas the Samsung UE49KS8000 only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a Trusted Reviews review score of 90%, whereas the rating of the Samsung UE49KS8000 was only 80% from the same site.

Reasons Against

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Samsung UE49KS8000 has more awards than the Samsung UE55JS8500. The Samsung UE49KS8000 has 8 awards, where as the Samsung UE55JS8500 has 5 awards. Compare all award winning TVs.
Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
8 Awards Best
01net.com: 5 Star benchmark.pl: Award Expert Reviews: Recommended hardware.info: Ulitmate hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended Pocket Lint: Recommended Trusted Reviews: Recommended whatnext.pl: Recommended
5 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended Expert Reviews: Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended reviewed.com: Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Samsung UE49KS8000 and the Samsung UE55JS8500 have identical average expert review scores. For both TVs the average expert review score is 84%.
Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
Best
5 stars
7 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
5 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Samsung UE49KS8000 has better user reviews than the Samsung UE55JS8500. The average user reviews score for the Samsung UE49KS8000 is 95% based on 374 reviews, where as the average score for the Samsung UE55JS8500 is 93% based on 39 reviews.
Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
Best
5 stars
300 reviews
4 stars
59 reviews
3 stars
8 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
6 reviews
5 stars
35 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
3 reviews

Expert Reviews Review Score

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
Expert Reviews logo
Extending the minimalistic theme is a breakout connection box ? a Samsung trademark for several years now ? that houses four HDMI ports, each of which can properly handle the latest HDR signal from 4K Blu-ray players. Two remote controls ? a Smart wa...
Recommended
Gorgeous design
Great 4K and HDR image quality
Best-in-class input lag
Best viewed head-on
Backlighting is visible in a dark room
No Dolby Vision
A giant UHD-premium TV with great all-round performance ? and gamers and sports fans will love it......
Dec 2016
Best
Expert Reviews logo
Of course, at £999, the JS8500 is hardly cheap even by 2016 standards, but considering its initial asking price was £1,549, a saving of £550 isn't something to be sniffed at. It's the entry-level set in Samsung's premium 4K SUHD series, too, so yo...
Recommended
Overall, the Samsung JS8500 is a stunning TV that's still a great buy a year on from its initial release. Its picture quality is superb no matter what type of content you're watching, and its excellent suite of catch-up apps means you've always got s...
Apr 2016

Hdtvtest.co.uk Review Score

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
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Using our custom-authored test pattern consisting a small white box crawling horizontally then vertically along the borders of a black background, we counted 16 vertical columns of dimmable zones spanning the entire height of the screen, although dep...
Highly Recommended
The Samsung UE65KS8000 is one of the best sub-£2000 65-incher you can buy new on the market at this time of publication (Dec 2016), particularly if motion sharpness and low-lag gaming responsiveness even in HDR mode are important to you......
Dec 2016
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Like the step-up UE55JS9000, the Samsung UE55JS8500 is equipped with a curved screen, 3840×2160 UHD (ultra high-definition) resolution, native 10-bit LCD panel, edge-lit LED backlighting, Nano-Crystal quantum dot technology to achieve wider colour g...
Highly Recommended
Samsung seldom put a foot wrong with their TV offerings these days, and in the UE55JS8500 they've crafted an enticing proposition for viewers wishing to board the High Dynamic Range train. The SUHD television boasts superb video processing, fluid mot...
Jun 2015

Techradar Review Score

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
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The UE55KS8000's headline attraction is that it has all the specifications necessary to deliver - on paper, anyway - a genuinely premium high dynamic range experience for a mid-range price.These specifications include a high brightness output of beyo...
Strong design
Genuine HDR experience
Good value
Outstanding SDR performance
Good color
Good brightness
Quantum Dot screen
HDR backlight issues
Colour striping with HDR
No 3D support
Some missing apps
Black levels could be darker
Screen uniformity less than perfect
The UE55KS8000 continues Samsung's dedicated pursuit of the ultimate HDR experience with its high brightness and powerful colour technologies. There are one or two stumbles along the way, but overall no other TV range around today offers the same lev...
Nov 2016
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If the spectre of 'another curved TV' isn't welcome, the appearance of this, the most affordable TV from Samsung's SUHD line-up, certainly is. For the UE48JS8500 ? available in the US and UK selling for $1,499 and £1,649 respectively ? represents th...
Nano-crystals or quantum dot? Call it what you will; the march of LED-backlit LCD TVs continues on this 48-incher with blistering colour to spare, though this decent value SUHD TV is not quite the finished article......
Sep 2015

Reviewed.com Review Score

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
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The KS8000 series doesn't boast all the same premium trimmings as the upscale KS9500 or KS9800 models, but it's nevertheless kitted out in a robust manner. The notable takeaways for the KS8000 is that it's not curved and doesn't use a full-array LED ...
Yes?especially if you primarily want a great 4K/HDR TV.The KS8000 TVs are some of the first I've tested in this price range that felt like HDR TVs first and foremost. By that I mean, Samsung's KS8000 series delivers more than enough ample and color t...
Oct 2016
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Samsung's been all about curved TVs lately, but the company still knows how to craft a handsome flat-panel option. The Samsung UN65JS8500 (MSRP $3,999, online for $2,999) is not only Samsung's best performing flat TV this year, it's one of the sleeke...
Editor's Choice
Contrast
Color
Black Levels are excellent for an LED TVStrong LED edge lighting produces top notch light flowthrough for more threedimensional images images
4K Up scaling and conversion from HD signals
Game Mode does a great job cutting input lag
Oct
Superb colour
Smooth motion
4K detail upscaling
Good internal audio
The UNJ 8500 is Samsung's highestend 2015 TV with a flat rather than curved screen
It delivers very good picture quality, with relatively deep black levels, accurate color and solid video processing
It's the leastexpensive TV compatible with HDR content
Gorgeous design
Great connectivity
Tizen UI is smart
Highly impressive dynamic range
Ultralow input lag
Generally great screen uniformity
Mostly outstanding, nextgeneration picture quality
Easytouse smart TV system
Plays HDR content, and plays it well
Subtle and stacked with detail
Striking colours and contrast
Tidy sum of apps
Strong sound
Superb detail
Natural, realistic colours
Intuitive, userfriendly OS
Rich, full sound
Lots of apps
Funzionalit complete
Buona qualit di immagine
Pronto per l'HDR
Side angle viewing for 2D content (degrades at 25 degrees), Even worse side angle viewing for 3D content
AutoMotion Plus really causes elimination of too much natural background blur (but at least it can be turned off)
Smart Touch Remote lacks many butt
Black crush
Lacks processing speed
No desktop stand swivel
Separate connections box
Despite the nanocrystalpowered color and HDR compatibility inherent in Samsung's SUHD name, the J 8500 doesn't offer appreciably better image quality than many less expensive TVs
It has lighter black levels than some top competitors, an issue exacerbated
Some key apps missing from Tizen
Dimming system could be better
Some slight dark screen uniformity concerns
Curved screen can distort reflections
Backlight clouding has to be worked around
Doesn't deliver so potent an HDR impact as Samsung's more expensive J 9500 series
3D glasses sold separately
No 3D glasses supplied
Local dimming non sempre efficace
L'interfaccia rende macchinose le operazioni di base
Telecomandi poco pratici e mal dimensionati
This top-tier Samsung makes good on its promise, but asks a high price As a member of Samsung's SUHD line, we expected top-notch performance from the JS8500, and we weren't disappointed. Other than a couple of small drawbacks, this TV delivers on its...
Oct 2015

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
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What is the Samsung UE49KS8000? If you fancy getting your hands on Samsung's mostly excellent 2016 TV tech but don't like curved screens, the UE49KS8000 is for you. Its 49-inch screen is resolutely flat, and while it falls slightly short in specifica...
Recommended
Stunningly dynamic HDR pictures
Good smart TV system
Good price for what's on offer
Backlight issues with dark HDR scenes
Missing a couple of catchup TV platforms
No 3D
Samsung UE49KS8000 ? Performance The UE49KS8000 joins the KS9000 series in doing more justice to HDR ? or, at least, the key brightness part of HDR ? than any other similarly priced TV. It can hit brightness peaks at substantially above the 1000-nit ...
Sep 2016
Best
Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Samsung UE55JS8500? Despite sitting quite high up in Samsung's 2015 TV range, the UE55JS8500 is actually the company's entry-level 'SUHD' model. Its SUHD status means it enjoys a native UHD resolution, Samsung's new Nano Crystal colour te...
Recommended
...
Jun 2015

Avforums.com Review Score

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
Best
Avforums.com logo
The KS8000 is Samsung's top flat screen TV for 2016 and is essentially the same as the company's other flagship edge-lit model the KS9000 . The only real difference between the two TVs, aside from the shape of the screen, is that the KS9000 includes ...
Great blacks and contrast ratios
Impressive colour accuracy
Effective local dimming
Excellent video processing
Good backlight uniformity
HDR content looks stunning
Incredibly low input lag
Attractive design
State-of-the-art smart features
Disappointing out-of-the-box greyscale
Occasional bright edges
No 3D support
That very much depends on your priorities but if you're looking for a high performance Ultra HD TV with a flat screen, then the Samsung KS8000 should definitely be on your short list. The TV is attractively designed and well built, with a great set o...
Sep 2016
Avforums.com logo
The UE55JS8500 is the 55-inch model in Samsung's curved JS8500 range, there is also the 65-inch UE65JS8500 and the 48-inch UE48JS8500. The JS8500 range is the entry level SUHD TV, which are designed to offer a degree of UHD future proofing. As such t...
Recommended
...
Jun 2015

Whathifi.com Review Score

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
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In the battle of curved TV versus flat TV, most people sit firmly in one camp or the other. If it's the former, Samsung's 2016 range of TVs has you covered. If it's the latter, you are a little more limited. This means, in absolute terms, the Samsung...
Bright screen
Great HDR performance
Stunning picture quality across all sources
Punchy colours
Plenty of subtle detail
Stable picture
Blacks could go a touch deeper
Some 'blooming' noticeable with HDR content
The Samsung UE49KS9000 TV squeezes a lot of tech into a sub-50in screen, making it a tempting buy for the size-conscious consumer wanting a high-end 4K upgrade.If you have shunned the trend for curved TVs, the UE49KS8000 is by far the best flatscreen...
Sep 2016
Whathifi.com logo
The UE55JS8500 marks the first of Samsung's three flagship SUHD ranges, comprising nine models in total. Like the brand's Galaxy S smartphone range, the acronym's arbitrary ?S' stands for whatever you like. Samsung says these sets redefine what TV is...
Overall, the Samsung UE55JS8500 is a dream to use.Both fantastic to watch and enjoyable to listen to, it is a beauty to behold. Perhaps that ?S' in SUHD should stand for ?success'. Or even ?special'.Read all our Samsung news and reviews......
May 2015

Date Released

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
12 months old Best 34 months old

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘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

‘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.

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
Best
No
Yes

Thickness

The thickness of a 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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Samsung UE49KS8000
Samsung
UE49KS8000
13 trees 0.52 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UE55JS8500
Samsung
UE55JS8500
15 trees 0.59 tonnes CO2

Review Analysis

Product Quality

Reviews of both the Samsung UE49KS8000 and the Samsung UE55JS8500 mention that the product quality was excellent.
Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
  • The picture quality is amazing…
    THEIRONDOLLY - September 2016
  • Excellent picture quality…
    Stabler - October 2016
  • The picture quality is great…
    Street5Oh - November 2016
  • We love the viewing quality…
    TVwatcherSamsung - November 2016
  • The sound quality is fine…
    Deepanjan - December 2016
  • Handles the reflections quite well and there is no loss of image quality even viewed from angles…
    Devspace - December 2016
  • Both have superior picture quality…
    Inthezoo - December 2016
  • The picture quality is out of this world…
    Smiley - December 2016
  • Awesome quality and clarity! Product arrived sooner than expected!
    Samsungloveit - November 2016
  • The picture quality is Amazing! The sound quality is ok…
    KnownAsTheGuy - October 2016
  • Its picture quality is superb no matter what type of content you're watching…
  • Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options…
    Ewelina - May 2016
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours, shadow, light, textures - above all else the word to describe it would be natural…
    S. Thomas - June 2016
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours…
    S. Thomas - June 2016
  • The picture quality is absolutely outstanding…
    Happy shopper - January 2016
  • The difference in quality is outstanding…
    Adiepie - November 2015
  • Quality is good…
    Amazon Customer - October 2016
  • Ease of Use

    People thought both the Samsung UE49KS8000 and the Samsung UE55JS8500 ease of use was excellent.
    Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
  • The settings are easy to follow…
    Triche - August 2016
  • The remote is in my opinion, of poor designed is hard to use to input things that have to be entered via letters…
    Trucon99 - September 2016
  • Ease of use 10…
    Sunnyd2 - November 2016
  • The menu is easy to figure out…
    Inthezoo - December 2016
  • This was easy to set up…
    Invert - December 2016
  • Apparently will control a full home theater amplifier…
    RonUSA - August 2016
  • Beautiful display! Sleek design and ease of use…
    RtooDtoo - December 2016
  • The Remote control is slim and has minimal dual functioning buttons…
    Rmore - December 2016
  • Easy to set up, easy to use, voice commands are great…
    SamsinginginIndy - August 2016
  • Great interface as well…
    SamsungUser23 - November 2016
  • Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options…
    Ewelina - May 2016
  • Stunning picture easy setup takes a little while to work out the layout for the extensive menu…
    Stuart Hathaway - January 2016
  • With as good a menu system as is possible from a complicated bit of gear…
    Happy shopper - January 2016
  • Really easy to set up…
    Adiepie - November 2015
  • Easy to set up…
    Amazon Customer - October 2016
  • Picture Quality

    People thought the picture quality of both the Samsung UE55JS8500 and the Samsung UE49KS8000 was excellent.
    Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
  • The picture quality is amazing…
    THEIRONDOLLY - September 2016
  • Could not be happier! Colors are crisp, picture is razor sharp…
    TVfan88 - September 2016
  • Excellent picture quality…
    Stabler - October 2016
  • The picture quality is great…
    Street5Oh - November 2016
  • Features are not flat and colors look real…
    SwanSong324 - May 2016
  • Handles the reflections quite well and there is no loss of image quality even viewed from angles…
    Devspace - December 2016
  • Both have superior picture quality…
    Inthezoo - December 2016
  • Great for gaming as well…
    Dave22m - November 2016
  • IT HAS A VERY HIGH CLARITY SOUND…
    YoelPesso121 - December 2016
  • The colors are spot on, deep blacks…
    4Ktheway - May 2016
  • Its picture quality is superb no matter what type of content you're watching…
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours, shadow, light, textures - above all else the word to describe it would be natural…
    S. Thomas - June 2016
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours…
    S. Thomas - June 2016
  • The picture quality is absolutely outstanding…
    Happy shopper - January 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Display Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Display Diagonal 49" 55"
    BEST
    HD Type
    4K
     4K
    4K
     4K
    High Frequency Rate 1,900Hz
    BEST
    Display Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    Motion Interpolation Frequency 200Hz
    BEST
    1,900Hz
    Display Brightness
    Supported Video Mode
    2160p
     2160p
    2160p
     2160p
    PQI (Picture Quality Index)
    Colour Depth Unknown - Click to provide data
    Display Technology
    QLED LED
     QLED
     LED
    QLED LED
     QLED
     LED
    Screen Format Adjustments
    16:9
     16:9
    16:9
     16:9
    Display Diagonal (metric) 123cm 138cm
    BEST
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    3840 x 2160
     3840 x 2160
    3840 x 2160
     3840 x 2160
     
     
     
    Audio Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Subwoofer RMS Power Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
    RMS Rated Power 60W
    BEST
    40W
    Loudspeaker 4
    BEST
    2
    Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
    Speaker 4 2
     
     
     
    Smart TV Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Video App
    Netflix
     Netflix
    Netflix
     Netflix
    Lifestyle Apps
    Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
    Samsung Smart Vi
     Samsung Smart View
     Samsung Billing
     Samsung Smart Vi
    Samsung Smart View Samsung Billing
    Samsung Smart Vi
     Samsung Smart View
     Samsung Billing
     Samsung Smart Vi
     
     
     
    Other Features Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Dimming Type Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Power Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Energy Efficiency Class
    A
     A
    A
     A
    Power Consumption (typical) 84W 73W
    BEST
    Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.3W
    Annual Energy Consumption 117kWh
    BEST
    135kWh
    Maximum Power Consumption 185W
    BEST
    215W
     
     
     
    TV Tuner Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Tuner Type
    Analog
     Analog
    Analog
     Analog
    Tuner 2tuner(s) 2tuner(s)
     
     
     
    Performance Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Video Formats Supported
    H.265
     H.265
    H.265
     H.265
    Processor Cores 4 4
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    3D Glasses Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
    Cables Included
    AC CI
    IR
     AC
     CI
     IR
    AC CI
    IR
     AC
     CI
     IR
     
     
     
    Networking Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Wi-Fi Standards
    802.11ac 802.11a
     802.11ac
     802.11a
    802.11ac 802.11a
     802.11ac
     802.11a
     
     
     
    Management Features Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Smart Modes
    Cinema Game
    Movie Natural
    Sports
     Cinema
     Game
     Movie
     Natural
     Sports
    Cinema Game
    Movie Natural
    Sports
     Cinema
     Game
     Movie
     Natural
     Sports
    Number of OSD Languages 27 27
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Thickness 42.5mm 30mm
    BEST
    Weight 15kg
    BEST
    19kg
    Weight With Stand 17.1kg
    BEST
    21.3kg
    Depth (with Stand) 345.2mm 231mm
    BEST
    Height (with Stand) 1,094.2mm 776.2mm
    Width (with Stand) 1,094.2mm
    BEST
    1,239.3mm
    Height 635.8mm 723.7mm
    Width 1,094.2mm 1,239.3mm
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    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
    Remote (IR) Output Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    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
     
     
     
    Packaging Data Samsung UE49KS8000 Samsung UE55JS8500
    Package Weight 21.4kg 20.9kg
    BEST
    Package Height 731mm 723.7mm
    BEST
    Package Width 1,245mm 1,239.3mm
    BEST

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