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Samsung UN55KU6500

55" 4K Ultra HD Direct-LED Curved Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £97.97 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Good product quality
Good technical features
237 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 313 owner reviews this 4K and 8K TV has a superb overall owner rating. Over 88% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

We checked 47,387 owner and expert reviews (including 11,240 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

The UN55KU6500 is one of the most economic to run 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the UN55KU6500 will cost only £98 over 5 years to run.


Design

Nice Design

Nineteen people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Minimac mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN55KU6500 in April last year “The picture is beautiful”. Raya wrote on expert website Walmart.com “This TV has a beautiful screen, nice interactive menu system with the slimline easy-to-use remote control” in their review of this TV. Wesc2008 mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “Gorgeous TV” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Eleven people concluded that it was well designed. Tipperandmo mentioned “Love the curved design so tv can be seen from furniture all around the room”. Teeq wrote “The curve design is cool”. Stet1 said in April last year “I really love the curved design and the picture looks amazing! Would have been nice if I would be able to integrate it into smartthings” in their review of this TV.

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Easy to Use

Seventeen people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Nene said “So easy to set up” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars out of 5. Nrv1 wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Walmart.com “This television has everything we need and it was easy to set up and start using”. Raya said on expert review site Walmart.com “Very easy to setup without technical help” in their Samsung UN55KU6500 review and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Fourteen people who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Nosome68 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert website Walmart.com “So far an excellent tv, easy control, great picture” in their review of this TV. In April last year Monk wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Walmart.com “It is working great the picture is great weekend are very excited to use all the features”. Myfirstsamsung16 said on expert website Walmart.com last year “I love my new Samsung TV with its curved screen and its ease of use and great picture”.

Two owners who purchased this TV reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. In April last year Jessm said “Set up was easy and the picture looks great after adjusting the settings” in their review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-four people who bought this TV considered that it was good quality. Ramsey mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Picture quality perfect”. Organloft2001 said on expert website Walmart.com “Great Samsung quality, picture is flawless” in their review of this TV. Overallsatisfaction wrote in their review of this TV “Good picture quality and sound quality” and gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100.

Robust

Two customers wrote that this TV was reliable. Vtx1800 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “A year ago, I purchased a 65 inch curve tv and decided to stay with a dependable brand we have grown to love”. Joejoe62 mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “We just purchased our third Samsung television we are so pleased with the product reliability” in their review of this TV and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two customers who reviewed the Samsung UN55KU6500 agreed that it was well made. Cht7 said in their review of this TV on expert review site Walmart.com “Easy setup, great picture and excellent options built in” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Last year Carnage662 mentioned “The built in smart tv features are great! I was able to get rid of most of the clutter connected to my old tv”.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-nine customers who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. Nlindajoy said on expert review site Walmart.com “Got it on sale for black Friday at about half the cost so was a really good deal” in their review of the Samsung UN55KU6500. Mses wrote in their review of this TV “Overall rating 4 stars**** Great Features 4 stars**** Performance 4 stars**** Design 4 stars**** Great Value 4 star**** Excellent Christmas gift for the family to enjoy all year round” . Quickness mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “Amazing picture and all around great deal” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.


Benefits

Great for Films

Three owners who purchased it concluded that it was great for watching films. Moviefam276 wrote on expert website Walmart.com “My husband and daughter are avid movie viewers and notice a distinct clarity difference from our prior HD set!”. Last year Act5 said on expert website Walmart.com “Close or better than a movie theater screen” in their review of this TV.

Two owners who bought it reckoned that it was great for watching Netflix.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers agreed that it was thin. Nickyr said in April last year “Perfect size, thin, brilliant colors, good sound, very vivid imagen” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Samsungfam2 wrote “Beautiful picture, slim design, great features” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

Nineteen owners who bought the product thought it had good features. Overallsatisfaction said in their review of this TV “Various useful features” . Organloft2001 mentioned “Exceptional features and apps you can download” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Lordstanley011 wrote on expert website Walmart.com “Great size, excellent features, unbelievable picture quality” in their review of this TV and scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

Fourteen owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Kilbride scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their Samsung UN55KU6500 review “The new remote is really awesome once you get the hang of it, picture is terrific, price very reasonable”. Milhouse35 gave this TV a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Walmart.com last year “Picture is Awesome! Remote is simple” in their review of this TV. Toomanytoys said “What really stands out is the remote” in their review of this TV.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Thirty-one people who reviewed the product wrote that it had good sound quality. Nlindajoy said on expert review site Walmart.com “We hooked up a sound bar and speakers and sound is great” in their review of this TV. Nrv1 wrote on expert review site Walmart.com in April last year “The picture is perfect, along with the sound”. In the same month Organloft2001 said on expert review site Walmart.com “Audio is fantastic” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Only One Loudspeaker

The UN55KU6500 is a one loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Display

Good Picture Quality

Twenty-five people wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Oldmoviesfan said in their review of this TV “Depth &clarity are remarkable! Seems easy to navigate to learn more features”. Mjgresham mentioned in their review of this TV “I fell in love with the picture quality when I first saw them in a store” and scored the Samsung UN55KU6500 5 stars out of 5. In April last year Kim22 wrote “We are very happy with our purchase! It is the perfect size and the clarity really helps when sporting events are on as we can see so clearly possible infractions” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Eight customers who bought the product considered that it had good colour saturation. Nlindajoy said “The colors are vibrant and clear”. Pokersue mentioned “Colors amazing” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Pit495 said on expert review site Walmart.com “Samsung rocks, tv is incredible colors are so realistic, easy to navigate with hand friendly remote”.

Two people who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good for playing games on. In April last year Trainsauce mentioned in their review of this TV “Couldn't be happier! Fantastic for gaming”. Jayt said on expert website Walmart.com “Awesome for gaming and makes console gaming look like PC gaming”.

Two people reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. Colormeimpressed wrote in their review of this TV in April last year “The higher dynamic contrast range” . Dupaboy73 said “Very happy with contrast on this 55 inch TV” in their review of this TV.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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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Good High Def TV

Five customers who reviewed the Samsung UN55KU6500 considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Samsungstan gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com last year “It literally makes any program from any time look so clear and HD”. Sebula gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “It's just wonderful! I would recommend this Samsung UHD full HD to anyone who is seeking a fabulous upgrade!”. Ajerseyguy mentioned in their review of this TV “This TV replaced a good HD TV”.

Not 3D

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago, the Samsung UN55KU6500 is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the UN48JS9000, or the UN55JU7500 both from Samsung.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 120 hertz, the UN55KU6500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst televisions of this age. Across all the televisions that were launched more than a year ago the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 55" TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony KD-85XD8505 (£4,999), or the LG 55UF772.

If this TV display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung UN65KS9000 (65" and higher rated), or the LG OLED65W7 (£7,999) (65" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Samsung TV was released in April 2016.


Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

Four owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good apps. Taper gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “This product has the most popular apps and performs well” in their Samsung UN55KU6500 review. Captains mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Walmart.com “Easy to use features/apps”. Hugocj21 said in their review of this TV “The speakers are great, remote is perfect to fit in your hand and the apps load fast! Overall”.

Three customers who purchased it concluded that it was good for watching on demand TV. Wallyworldguy wrote “Streaming Ulta HD shows from Netflix and Amazon Prime is truly enjoyable” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Iosonomayra gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “My son likes that it's easier now to access Netflix”. Karen1851 mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Walmart.com “I love this TV! It is so easy to connect to Netflix” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Samsung UN55KU6500 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Smart TV

The UN55KU6500 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UN55KU6500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UN65JS9500, or the LG 55EG960 which both of have better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UN55KU6500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UN55KU6500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The UN55KU6500 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Performance

Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UN55KU6500 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UN55KU6500 features local dimming, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung b2b un55ku6500fxza, samsung un55ku6500fxza, samsung ku6500series
Barcodes 0008.87276E+11, 00653341615091, 00887276161303, 00887276209654

Samsung UN55KU6500 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung UN55KU6500 review we compared this TV to 4,701 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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