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Samsung UE49KS8000

£999.00
£749.99 £249.01 cheaper than 75 days ago
49" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UE49KS8000 Review

Our Verdict:
A Multi Award Winning 49 Inch 4K Television, Good for
, we have ranked the Samsung UE49KS8000 number 5 in 50 inch TVs, number 8 in 4K TVs and number 9 in Netflix recommended TVs.
96
350 Reviews + 8 Awards
79
Very Good
76
28 Great Features
81
15 Months Old
42
£137 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
79
Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this television to others. This TV has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £137 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 247 recently released 4K TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Features:
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Features Digital Clean View functionality
Does not feature OLED technology
95
Excellent
58
Mediocre
56
Mediocre

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Samsung UE49KS8000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Amongst recently released televisions, this Samsung TV is one of the most highly awarded.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by websites Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Pocket Lint and Whatnext.pl all of whom said that this television was very good.

One more expert review site said that this Samsung TV was great. This TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk.

The editors of three more expert review sites all said that this 4K TV was very good. This TV received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com, Hardware.info gave it an "Ulitmate" award and Benchmark.pl gave it an "Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 15 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this television has an average expert rating of 84%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 335 owner reviews this television has a brilliant average owner rating. Over 84% of reviewers gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Owners think this TV is one of the better latest televisions.

Great Product Quality

29 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Easy to Use

Eight owners agreed that it was easy to setup, eight people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use and four customers who purchased this TV concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Superior Picture Quality

25 customers who purchased this TV concluded that it had good picture quality and 12 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation.

Excellent Brand

Based on 65,548 user and expert reviews (including 4,561 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its 4K TVs compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Audio Quality

20 owners said in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Good Size

Three customers who bought it agreed that it was thin.

Nice Design

16 customers who purchased the Samsung UE49KS8000 wrote that it was good looking and two people who reviewed this TV wrote that it was well designed.

Great for Playing Games On

Two owners who reviewed this TV thought it was great for gaming.

Good Technical Features

Five owners who reviewed it thought it had good features.

Good Remote Control

Seven customers who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good remote control.

Robust

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable.

Reasonably Priced

Six owners who bought it wrote that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this TV has an average price compared to other new 4K TVs. The cheapeast latest TV that we found costs £279 and the most expensive costs £19,999.


Features

49 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 49 inch television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE49KS8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other 4K TVs that are a similar age to this TV also do not feature OLED technology.

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Features Digital Clean View Functionality

The Samsung UE49KS8000 features Digital Clean View functionality. Most of the other recently released 4K TVs also feature Digital Clean View functionality.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE49KS8000 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), as do most of the other latest 4K TVs.

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Features USB Recording

The UE49KS8000 features USB recording. Most of the other 4K TVs that were released around the same time as this television also feature USB recording.

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Has an ECO Mode

The UE49KS8000 has an ECO mode. Most of the other recently released TVs also have an ECO mode.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE49KS8000 features local dimming, as do most of the other latest similar spec TVs.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of 4K TVs that are a similar age to this television is 61mm. At only 42.5 millimeters, the Samsung UE49KS8000 is fairly thin compared to most of the other 4K TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE49KS8000 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung UE49KS8000 supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other 4K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Samsung UE49KS8000 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE49KS8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Samsung UE49KS8000 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other 4K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE49KS8000 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other recently released similar spec TVs also are Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This TV has a Mega Contrast contrast ratio (dynamic), which is the most commonly found contrast ratio (dynamic) on 4K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE49KS8000 supports timeshift. Most of the other recently released 4K TVs also support timeshift.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The UE49KS8000 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other 4K TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE49KS8000 features extended PVR, as do most of the other 4K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other latest 4K TVs.

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Supports a Netflix Video App

The number of video apps supported by the UE49KS8000 is more than most televisions that are a similar age to it. This TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Four Point One Loudspeakers

The UE49KS8000 is a four point one loudspeaker television.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE49KS8000 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this television.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE49KS8000 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other new televisions.

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Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The UE49KS8000 supports video on demand (VOD), as do most of the other 4K TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE49KS8000 has a game mode, as do most of the other 4K TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The UE49KS8000 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also have an ambient light sensor.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV, the Samsung UE49KS8000 is not 3D.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE49KS8000 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other latest 4K TVs.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE49KS8000 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other 4K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV is 28W. The UE49KS8000 has one of the highest RMS rated powers (60 Watts) amongst 4K TVs of this age.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE49KS8000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Age

Released 15 Months Ago

This 4K TV was released in April 2016.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This 4K TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, and the average 5 year running cost of the UE49KS8000 is £137 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 247 recently released 4K TVs.


, we have ranked the Samsung UE49KS8000 number 5 in TVs for films.
Reviews
96
350 Reviews + 8 Awards
Value for Money
79
Very Good
Features for Films
95
Excellent
Age
81
15 Months Old
Running Costs
42
£137 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Films
77
Good

Why Has it Scored 77 for Watching Films On?

Televisions are excellent for watching films - from quiet emotional dramas to big blockbuster explosion fests. Watching films on a TV can take several forms: you can watch on terrestrial channels such as BBC or ITV, on the Video On Demand services such as iPlayer or Netflix, or just pop in a DVD!

We have tried to pull together what we believe are the best TVs for watching films. When choosing this list, we’ve concentrated on the most important attributes for films. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
Yes
Yes
82
4K
100
Netflix
62
49"
Features for Films
95
Excellent

Samsung UE49KS8000 In-Depth Analysis for Films

Local Dimming

Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE49KS8000 features local dimming, as do most of the other latest similar spec TVs.

Cheap TVs use a fixed back light which remains the same brightness across the entire screen. Local dimming means that the backlight brightness varies across the screen so that bright areas remain bright but dark areas are still dark. The net result is a higher contrast ratio which will films appear more punchy and life like.

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High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE49KS8000 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), as do most of the other latest 4K TVs.

Films watched on a TV with High Dynamic Range (HDR) will appear brighter and more life like. The HDR technology preserves details and colours in the dark and bright areas of the screen so that no detail is lost from the original film.

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OLED Technology

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE49KS8000 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other 4K TVs that are a similar age to this TV also do not feature OLED technology.

OLED technology has an infinite contrast ratio. This means that the blacks are absolutely black as no light at all is emitted from this part of the screen. The result is that dark scenes in films are super clear.

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Video Apps

Supports a Netflix Video App

The number of video apps supported by the UE49KS8000 is more than most televisions that are a similar age to it. This TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by TVs that are a similar age to this television.

Built in video apps are a great way of quickly watching films on your TV. Popular apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will stream films straight to your TV from the internet without any additional boxes or devices.

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Display Diagonal

49 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 49 inch television.

For a truly immersive, cinema like experience it's hard to beat a massive screen. A large screen will fill a larger proportion of your field of vision and make you feel more absorbed in the film.

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Contrast Ratio (typical)

Contrast Ratio (typical)

Sorry, we do not know what the contrast ratio (typical) of the UE49KS8000 is. If you know what the contrast ratio (typical) of it is then please tell us.

Many sci-fi, action and horror films have very dark scenes, which can appear foggy on some TVs. A high contrast ratio means the dark scenes in films are great quality and it is still possible to see all the detail.

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HD Type

HD Type

The UE49KS8000 is 4K Ultra HD.

A high display resolution means that details in films will appear much sharper. Most films are available in Full HD (1920x1080) as standard these days and bluray players will play content in Full HD. Some streaming services are starting to provide content in even higher resolution such as 4K (3840x2160). Most cinemas project films in either 2K (1048x1080) or 4K.

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, we have ranked the Samsung UE49KS8000 number 167 in TVs for sport.
Reviews
96
350 Reviews + 8 Awards
Value for Money
79
Very Good
Features for Sport
58
Mediocre
Age
81
15 Months Old
Running Costs
42
£137 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Sport
60
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 60 for Watching Sport On?

Given the cost and distance involved in going to see live sports, it’s unsurprising that televisions are used extensively to watch all different kinds of sports - from Saturday afternoon football to the Olympics. However some TVs are better than others for watching sports: here we have tried to rank the best televisions for watching sports of all different kinds.

When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
62
49"
53
200Hz
Features for Sport
58
Mediocre

Samsung UE49KS8000 In-Depth Analysis for Sport

Display Diagonal

49 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 49 inch television.

A large screen is great for an immersive experience when watching sport.

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Display Resolutions

Display Resolution

The UE49KS8000 supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160.

A high display resolution such as 4K lets you see the fine detail in sporting events so you can always see exactly where the ball is.

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Motion Interpolation Frequency

Motion Interpolation Frequency

The UE49KS8000 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200 hertz.

A fast motion interpolation frequency is important for fast moving sports so that motion blur is reduced.

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Display Brightness

Display Brightness

Sorry, we do not know what the display brightness of the UE49KS8000 is. If you know what the display brightness of it is then please tell us.

A bright screen is important for sport as most sports events are watched during daylight hours.

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, we have ranked the Samsung UE49KS8000 number 116 in TVs for gaming.
Reviews
96
350 Reviews + 8 Awards
Value for Money
79
Very Good
Features for Gaming
56
Mediocre
Age
81
15 Months Old
Running Costs
42
£137 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Gaming
59
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 59 for Playing Games On?

Televisions are frequently used for gaming, since it’s easy to hook up a games console such as an Xbox to the set, grab some friends, and spend the evening gaming! However not all TVs are equally good for playing games on: we have tried to rank the best televisions to hook up a games console to when you need some relaxation time!

When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
53
200Hz
62
49"
Features for Gaming
56
Mediocre

Samsung UE49KS8000 In-Depth Analysis for Gaming

Display Diagonal

49 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 49 inch television.

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Motion Interpolation Frequency

Motion Interpolation Frequency

The UE49KS8000 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200 hertz.

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High Frequency Rate

High Frequency Rate

Sorry, we do not know what the high frequency rate of the UE49KS8000 is. If you know what the high frequency rate of it is then please tell us.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung samledue49ks8000s, certified ue49ks8000txzt, samsung ue49ks8000txxu, samsung ue49ks8000txzt, audiolab ue49ks8000, cello ue49ks8000tv, product ue49ks8000, summer ue49ks8000, samsung 49ks8000, quick ue49ks8000, brand ue49ks8000, ue49ks8000l
Barcodes 08806088213880, 08806088240749, 08806088243481, 08806088243658, 08806088252889, 08806088262307

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