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Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and remote control are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality. The design also gets good feedback, whereas many are negative about the price.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN49KS8000 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)Samsung UN49KS8000 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Samsung UE49KS8000 review

 

Flat, 4K, surprisingly affordable, and really rather good

Strong design ; Genuine HDR experience ; Good value ; Outstanding SDR picture quality

Some HDR backlight issues ; Colour striping with HDR ; No 3D support ; Some missing apps

The UE49KS8000 continues Samsung's dedicated pursuit of the ultimate HDR experience with its high brightness and powerful colour technologies. There are one or two stumbles along the way, but overall no other TV around today offers the same level of...

Sep, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung UE49KS8000

 

If you fancy getting your hands on Samsung's mostly excellent 2016 TV tech but don't like curved screens, the UE49KS8000 is for you.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung UE49KS8000 review

 

A stunning all-round performance from Samsung's flagship flatscreen TV

Bright screen ; Great HDR performance ; Stunning picture quality across all sources ; Punchy colours ; Plenty of subtle detail ; Stable picture

Blacks could go a touch deeper ; Some 'blooming' noticeable with HDR content

Samsung’s flagship flatscreen delivers a stunning all-round performance

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung UN49KS8000

 

The KS8000 series reviewed here is currently Samsung's least-expensive SUHD TV for 2016 , promising improved picture quality over the company's cheaper 4K TVs. In our tests its image was impressive in some ways, but not up to the overall level of some...

The Samsung KS8000 has a good picture for bright rooms, accurate color and superb video processing. Samsung incorporates unique devices and smart home control features, tied together with a simple remote and interface. The design is sleek and minimalist.

It's more expensive than some TVs that perform better. It also lacks analog video inputs.

A bright image and plenty of smart extras will help the Samsung KS8000 gain some followers, but its picture falls short of the competition.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

Samsung KS8000 SUHD 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV Review (UN49KS8000,UN55KS8000, UN65KS8000)

 

Price: $1,797.99 - $2,799.99 on Amazon

Excellent HDR specs ; Superb peak brightness ; Tizen has improved ; Physically beautiful ; Solid color performance

Weak viewing angles ; No 3D support ; Lacks USB 3.0 ; We’d like full-array LED backlighting

The Bottom Line for the KS8000 is the same as it was in our review of the KS9000. This is an excellent HDR 4K LCD TV, if you haven’t bought such a TV yet, then definitely go for this or the other 2016 SUHD models instead of for their 2015 cousins....

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Chuck (samsung.uk)

Excellent TV but !!

 

" Fantastic picture quality .The Smart part of the tv such as using the on screen keyboard is very fiddly and time consuming to type anything in to and its not clear how to delete a letter you inadvertently typed in.No real explanation refering to the...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Jonathan (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung UE49KS8000 49 Inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV PQI 2300

 

Beautiful picture at 1080p or full 4k. The picture tweak menus are easy to navigate and the universal mini remote works very well

Not all the apps are available yet (bbc, itv catchup apps). Also setting up the universal remote shows up a few minor bugs where it can lose track of what audio device to associate with what source

May, 2016

Consumer review by: George (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung UE49KS8000 49 Inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV PQI 2300

 

I am genuinely amazed by the picture quality from SD and HD sources ; Coming from a 10 year old plasma I was worried about motion blur and black handling, neither are an issue ; 4k content via my existing amazon prime subscription ; One connect box...

I played with the expert picture settings and achieved better results than default... Don't rely on new features to automatically improve things ; Having such a good looking TV makes you want to put away the large and unsightly audio...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Paul (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung UE49KS8000 49 Inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV PQI 2300

 
May, 2016

Consumer review by: Nick (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung UE49KS8000 49 Inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV PQI 2300

 
May, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS / DTS, Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:4.1
RMS rated power:60

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:124.5
Display diagonal (metric):123
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes
Motion interpolation frequency:200
Motion interpolation technology:PQI (Picture Quality Index)
OLED technology: No
PQI (Picture Quality Index):2300
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p

Ergonomics

On/off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting: Yes

Management features

Auto power off: Yes
ECO mode:Y / Yes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:27
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Smart modes:Game / Movie

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Browsing:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mounting kit:Y / Yes
Remote control type:TM1680A+TM1240A

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
BD Wise Plus: No
Channel list copy function:Y / Yes
Extended PVR: Yes
Game mode: Yes
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes
Local Dimming: Yes
Processor Cores:4
Subtitles function:Y / Yes
Teletext function: Yes
USB Recording:Y
Video formats supported:H.265

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+) version:1.3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1 / 2
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual energy consumption:117
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):185
Power consumption (typical):84

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV): Yes
Lifestyle apps:Samsung Smart View
Operating system installed:TIZEN
Screen mirroring: Yes
Smart TV: Yes
Timeshift: Yes
Video on Demand (VOD) support: Yes

Technical Details

Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital Plus / DTS, Dolby Digital Plus

TV tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T2 / DVB-T2
Number of Tuners:2
Tuner type:Analog & Digital
Twin Tuner: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.25 / 4.52
Depth (with stand):34.5 / 35.4
Height :63.6
Height (with stand):109.4 / 71.8
Package depth:13.5
Package height:73.1
Package weight:21.4
Package width:124.5
Weight:15
Weight with stand:17.1
Width:109.4
Width (with stand):109.4