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Samsung UE55KS8000

£1,349.00
01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning 55" 4K television with not bad features but a price that represents average value for money
55" 4K No No Jun 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UE55KS8000 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Samsung UE55KS8000 number 22 in 55 inch TVs, number 28 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 63 in 4K TVs.
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16 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Good Features
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£139 Over 5 Years
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Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 16 reviews. This TV has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus three other sites and more industry awards from Hardware.info plus two other sites. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available.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 classification of A+, and its running costs of £139 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Samsung TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the UE55KS8000 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for watching films, ranking number 72 in TVs for films. It is also good for watching sport, ranking number 98 in TVs for sport as well being average for playing games, ranking number 92 in TVs for gaming.
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How Big is the Samsung UE55KS8000?

The Samsung UE55KS8000 is 1,230mm wide and 712.3mm tall. It is 40.8mm thick and weighs 17.7kg.

Samsung UE55KS8000 front dimensions
Samsung UE55KS8000 top dimensions

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Samsung UE55KS8000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This television is one of the most highly awarded by experts in TVs of all the TVs.

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

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

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 16 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this Samsung TV is 82%.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 70,481 expert and owner reviews (including 38,780 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its televisions. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £1,349.00 it is more expensive than 77% of TVs.

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Features

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the UE55KS8000 of 55" is in the largest 24% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of televisions is 2", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The Samsung UE55KS8000 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all televisions ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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 Technology

The UE55KS8000 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the Samsung UE55KS8000 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The Samsung UE55KS8000's thickness of only 40.8mm is in the thinnest 18% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE55KS8000 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55KS8000 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Features USB Recording

The Samsung UE55KS8000 features USB recording, which is unusual. 93% of televisions do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The UE55KS8000 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE55KS8000 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE55KS8000 features extended PVR, unlike 87% of televisions which do not feature extended PVR.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE55KS8000 supports Picture-in-Picture. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE55KS8000 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The UE55KS8000's RMS rated power of 60W is in the highest 2% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The Samsung UE55KS8000 supports video on demand (VOD), which is unusual. 97% of TVs do not support video on demand (VOD).

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Features Digital Clean View Functionality

The UE55KS8000 features Digital Clean View functionality, unlike 97% of TVs which do not feature Digital Clean View functionality.

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Only Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio

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Four Point One Loudspeakers

The Samsung UE55KS8000 is a four point one loudspeaker TV. Most of the other televisions have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The UE55KS8000 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55KS8000 has a built-in subwoofer. 90% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports a Netflix Video App

The UE55KS8000 has a greater number of video apps than most televisions. This television supports a Netflix video app, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by televisions.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE55KS8000 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 91% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE55KS8000 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE55KS8000 supports timeshift. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Has an ECO Mode

The Samsung UE55KS8000 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not have an ECO mode.

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

This TV has been on the market since June 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and based on passable energy prices we estimate that the UE55KS8000 will cost £139 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung samledue55ks8000s, product ue55ks8000txxu, samsung ue55ks8000txxu, samsung ue55ks8000txxc, audiolab ue55ks8000, cello ue55ks8000tv, anthem ue55ks8000, ue55ks8000l
Barcodes 08806088241319, 08806088243351, 08806088243436, 08806088252933, 08806088262314

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