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Samsung UE78KU6509
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Samsung UE78KU6509

78" Curved Jul 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated TV brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Just Released Six Months Ago

The UE78KU6509 was only relased by Samsung six months ago.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the UE78KU6509, the Samsung UE78KU6509 supports smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE78KU6509 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other latest comparable spec televisions also have a wi-Fi.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The UE78KU6509 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE78KU6509 are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the LG 55UF8509[plb_3537337_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE78KU6509 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that have been around for a similar time to the UE78KU6509 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the LG 75UH855[plb_3350140_price].

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE78KU6509 do not feature OLED technology. The UE78KU6509 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55UF8509[pl_3537337_price], or the OLED55E6[pl_3372688_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Running Costs Are High

Whilst the energy efficiency rating of this television is A, the UE78KU6509 has an average running cost of £356 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 4% of all 391 recently released comparable spec TVs.


Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencys of latest 4K and 8K TVs range from 60Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 610Hz. At only 120 hertz, the Samsung UE78KU6509 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other new similar spec TVs.

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The Samsung UE78KU6509 is quite heavy (37.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for the last year. Latest 4K and 8K TVs have weights of between 7.6kg and 59kg.

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Very High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumption of the UE78KU6509 of 307 kilowatt hours is one of the highest amongst 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last 12 months. The average annual energy consumption of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE78KU6509 is 140kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 59kWh to 420kWh.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung UE78KU6509

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last year. 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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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £354.13
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £355.96
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UE78KU6509uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 46 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue78ku6509, ue78ku6509u, samsung ue78ku6509, samsung ue78ku6509u, samsung ue78ku6509ux, samsung ue78ku6509uxz, samsung ue78ku6509uxzg
Barcodes 08806088355375

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