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11 Reasons For
Samsung is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.
Price Has Recently Dropped by £663.00
The UE78KS9000 has dropped in price by £663.00 in the last 52 days.
Supports Smart TV
The UE78KS9000 supports smart TV, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec televisions.
We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this television and we think cheaper televisions such as the KD-65ZD9[pl_3772196_price], and the KD65ZD9[pl_3860341_price] both from Sony or the LG 65E6[plb_3824394_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Wi-Fi
The Samsung UE78KS9000 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last year.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think the KD-65ZD9[pl_3772196_price], and the KD65ZD9[pl_3860341_price] both from Sony or the LG 65E6[plb_3824394_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on TVs that are a comparable age to it.
2160p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 2160p supported video modes, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for the last year.
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Quite High RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of the Samsung UE78KS9000 of 60 Watts is one of the highest amongst recently released 4K and 8K TVs. The lowest RMS rated power of newly released televisions is 7W and the highest is 120W.
Three RF Ports Quantitys
The Samsung UE78KS9000 has more RF ports quantitys than most of the TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78KS9000. Most of the recently released televisions only have between one and two RF ports quantitys, however this TV has three RF ports quantitys.
Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The UE78KS9000 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UE78KS9000 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The UE78KS9000 is a four HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78KS9000 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.
Supports One Audio Formats Supported
The Samsung UE78KS9000 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec TVs that were released in the last year. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
9 Reasons Against
The UE78KS9000 is not 3D. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78KS9000 are also not 3D.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the KD-65ZD9[pl_3772196_price], or the KD65ZD9[pl_3860341_price] both from Sony or the LG 65E6[plb_3824394_price] which is also cheaper.
Recently released 4K and 8K TVs range in price from £175 to £19,999. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE78KS9000, the UE78KS9000 does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the LG 75UH855[plb_3350140_price] which is also cheaper.
Very High Running Costs
Whilst this television has an energy efficiency rating of A+, the UE78KS9000 has an average running cost of £275 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 11% of all 389 televisions that were released in the last 12 months.
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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported
The number of image formats supported by the Samsung UE78KS9000 is more than most new TVs. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The UE78KS9000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LG OLED65E6[plb_3372690_price].
Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The UE78KS9000 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is MKV, but this video formats supported is not supported by this TV. The video formats supporteds H.265,ASF,AVI are also supported by this Samsung television.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 236 kilowatt hours, the UE78KS9000 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. Comparable spec televisions that were released in the last 12 months have annual energy consumptions of between 59kWh and 420kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh.
When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year, the weight of the UE78KS9000 of 44.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE78KS9000 range from 7.6kg to 59kg, and the average weight is 19kg.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on latest 4K and 8K TVs. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when this TV was released.
Average High Frequency Rate
At 200 hertz, the UE78KS9000 has a pretty typical high frequency rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE78KS9000.
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Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Number of Tuners
Samsung Smart View
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video On Demand (VOD) Support
Operating System Installed
My Home Screen
RMS Rated Power
DTS, Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
Dolby Digital Plus
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Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
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Digital Audio Optical Out
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PC in (D-Sub)
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Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
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Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
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AVI, ASF, H.265
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Ambient Light Sensor
Plug and Play
BD Wise Plus
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20-24, 220 - 240
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50, 60, 50/60
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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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Supreme UHD Dimming
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 35 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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