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Samsung UE88KS9800

£15,999.00
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A relatively new and critically acclaimed 88" 4K TV
88" 4K No No Jun 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UE88KS9800 Review

Released 1 year ago and with very good reviews, we have ranked the Samsung UE88KS9800 number 214 in Netflix recommended TVs, number 483 in 4K TVs and number 492 across all TVs.
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£451 Over 5 Years
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Good

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 86%. Samsung TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 2017.
Whilst this TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, its running costs of £451 over 5 years are in the most expensive 2% of all 4,375 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Samsung TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for watching sport, ranking number 589 in TVs for sport. However good for watching films, ranking number 465 in TVs for films as well being good for playing games, ranking number 390 in TVs for gaming.
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How Big is the Samsung UE88KS9800?

The Samsung UE88KS9800 is 1,963.1mm wide and 1,134.7mm tall. It weighs 59kg.

Samsung UE88KS9800 front dimensions
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Samsung UE88KS9800 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 86 out of 100 from kuzniewski.pl. Experts think this Samsung TV is one of the better televisions.

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Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 69,963 expert and user reviews (including 38,398 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Unexceptional Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is less than 18 months old, however at £12,999.00 it is in the most expensive 1% of TVs.

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Features

Very Large Display Diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the Samsung UE88KS9800 of 88" is in the largest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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4K

4K

The Samsung UE88KS9800 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Televisions HD types range 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

Like most other televisions, the Samsung UE88KS9800 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The UE88KS9800 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE88KS9800 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE88KS9800 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Samsung UE88KS9800 supports screen mirroring, unlike 86% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the UE88KS9800 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by televisions. Across all televisions the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE88KS9800 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 91% of TVs which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UE88KS9800 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 90% of televisions which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Moderately High Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS power of the UE88KS9800 of 30W is fairly high compared to most other televisions. It is in the highest 8% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The subwoofer RMS powers of televisions range from 1W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 19W.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE88KS9800 features extended PVR, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not feature extended PVR.

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Four Point Two Loudspeakers

The UE88KS9800 is a four point two loudspeaker television. Most of the other televisions have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE88KS9800 features local dimming, unlike 76% of televisions which do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The UE88KS9800 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Features USB Recording

The UE88KS9800 features USB recording. 93% of televisions do not feature USB recording.

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Features Digital Clean View Functionality

The UE88KS9800 features Digital Clean View functionality, unlike 97% of televisions which do not feature Digital Clean View functionality.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Samsung UE88KS9800 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE88KS9800 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE88KS9800 supports timeshift, unlike 82% of televisions which do not support timeshift.

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Moderately High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the Samsung UE88KS9800 of 70W is in the highest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The UE88KS9800 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not have a mounting kit.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Samsung UE88KS9800 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of televisions which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Has an ECO Mode

The UE88KS9800 has an ECO mode, unlike 93% of televisions which do not have an ECO mode.

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Supports Netflix

The number of video apps supported by the Samsung UE88KS9800 is more than most televisions. This Samsung TV supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs.

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

Samsung released the UE88KS9800 in June 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Whilst the energy efficiency rating of this television is A, the average 5 year running cost of the UE88KS9800 is £451 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 4,375 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

televisions ue88ks9800, audiolab ue88ks9800, samsung ue88ks9800, cello ue88ks9800tv, anthem ue88ks9800, ue88ks9800lxxn

Barcodes:

08806088314556, 08806088318929, 08806088345246

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