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Samsung UE49KS8000

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Samsung UE49KS8000
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Our Verdict:
A relatively new and multi award winning 49" 4K TV, with low running costs and good features
49" 4K No 42.5mm Feb 2017 A
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Samsung UE49KS8000 Review

With outstanding reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Samsung UE49KS8000 number 33 in 50 inch TVs, number 49 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 90 across all TVs.
94
Reviews
378 Reviews + 8 Awards
79
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
86
Age
15 Months Old
73
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 85?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this television to others. This TV has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk. Looking across the entire Samsung television range, the average reviews for all Samsung TVs are also excellent.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £100 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,005 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report sound quality, excellent picture quality and that it is easy to use.
This Samsung TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Thinner than average
UHD resolution
Create your own entertainment space
Plug your entertainment into the TV
Accelerate your smart TV with tizen
Faster speeds, stronger performance
Easily share your content to TV
Supreme UHD dimming
Ultra black
UHD upscaling
Bezel-less 360 design
Supports Wi-Fi
Cloud gaming
Smart hub
SUHD remastering engine
HDR 1000
Quantum dot colour
Welcome to a quantum leap in picture quality
Simple and fast wireless connection
Not 3D
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the UE49KS8000 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 66 in TVs for gaming. It is also good for watching films as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 146 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Good
65
Watching Sport
Good
70
Playing Games
Very Good

How Big is the Samsung UE49KS8000?

The Samsung UE49KS8000 is 1,094.2mm wide and 635.8mm tall. It is 42.5mm thick and weighs 15kg.

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Samsung UE49KS8000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this TV and have given it eight awards.

The editors of four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this television. This was from Expert Reviews, Pocket Lint, Trusted Reviews and Whatnext.pl who gave it an "Recommended".

This TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Hdtvtest.co.uk who thought that this Samsung TV was great.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this television was very good. Benchmark.pl gave this Samsung TV an "Award", it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com and it received an "Ulitmate" award from Hardware.info.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 15 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this TV is 84 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 356 owner reviews the average owner rating of this television is superb. 281 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Superior Audio Quality

24 owners concluded that the product had good sound quality.

Customers Report Superior Picture Quality

31 people who bought the Samsung UE49KS8000 agreed that it had good picture quality, 16 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation and two customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. two owners who bought the product agreed that it was good for playing games on.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

13 customers considered that this TV was easy to use, 11 people said in their reviews that it was easy to setup and seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. two owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good interface.

Customers Report Excellent Design

23 customers who purchased it thought it was good looking and six owners considered that it was well designed.

Samsung Televisions Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 96,166 expert and user reviews (including 63,656 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

39 people who bought the product agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Five owners concluded that the product was thin.

Customers Report That it is Great for Playing Games On

Four owners agreed that the product was great for gaming.

Users Report a Good Remote Control

10 owners who bought this TV mentioned that it had a good remote control.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Eight customers who bought it agreed that it had good features.

Users Report Good Smart TV Features

Two people said in their reviews that it had great smart functions.

Customers Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two customers said in their reviews that the Samsung UE49KS8000 had good technical guidance.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two customers who purchased the Samsung UE49KS8000 wrote that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight customers who bought this TV concluded that it was good value for money.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the average 5 year running cost of the UE49KS8000 is £100 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,005 TVs.

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Age

Released 15 Months Ago

This TV was released in February 2017.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung UE49KS8000 of 49" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 55% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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4K

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The highest resolution of the Samsung UE49KS8000 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found resolution. 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Samsung UE49KS8000 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the UE49KS8000 is not 3D. 76% of TVs are not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 2.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the UE49KS8000 of only 42.5mm is thinner than 81% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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The UE49KS8000 supports Wi-Fi, as do 60% of TVs.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE49KS8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 71% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE49KS8000 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 86% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE49KS8000 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 89% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE49KS8000 features local dimming, unlike 77% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE49KS8000 has a common interface (CI) slot, unlike 72% of TVs which do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE49KS8000 features extended PVR, unlike 87% of TVs which do not feature extended PVR.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE49KS8000 supports Picture-in-Picture. 79% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Samsung UE49KS8000 has an ambient light sensor. 93% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Samsung UE49KS8000 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. In addition, this TV supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Televisions resolutions range from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Netflix

The number of video apps supported by the UE49KS8000 is more than most televisions. This TV supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE49KS8000 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Has an ECO Mode

The UE49KS8000 has an ECO mode. 91% of TVs do not have an ECO mode.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Samsung UE49KS8000 supports smartphones being used as a remote, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Features Digital Clean View Functionality

The UE49KS8000 features Digital Clean View functionality, which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not feature Digital Clean View functionality.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE49KS8000 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not have a mounting kit.

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Four Point One Loudspeakers

Most TVs have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the UE49KS8000 which has four point one loudspeakers.

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Features USB Recording

The UE49KS8000 features USB recording, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Samsung UE49KS8000 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The UE49KS8000 supports video on demand (VOD). 97% of TVs do not support video on demand (VOD).

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the UE49KS8000 of 60W is very high compared to most other televisions. It is higher than 96% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE49KS8000 supports timeshift. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung samledue49ks8000s, certified ue49ks8000txzt, samsung ue49ks8000txzt, samsung ue49ks8000txxu, ue49ks8000 ue49ks8000, audiolab ue49ks8000, samsung ue49ks8000l, cello ue49ks8000tv, product ue49ks8000, summer ue49ks8000, samsung 49ks8000

Barcodes:

08806088213880, 08806088240749, 08806088243481, 08806088243658, 08806088252889, 08806088262307

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