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Samsung 55" KS8000 series (UA / UE / UN 55KS8000, 55KS8009, 55KS8080, 55KS8090)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Samsung 55" KS8000 series (UA / UE / UN 55KS8000, 55KS8009, 55KS8080, 55KS8090). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the remote control and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and energy efficiency. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

image quality, usability, design, price, remote control

reliability, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 55" KS8000 series (UA / UE / UN 55KS8000, 55KS8009, 55KS8080, 55KS8090) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 55" KS8000 series (UA / UE / UN 55KS8000, 55KS8009, 55KS8080, 55KS8090)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung 55" KS8000 series (UA / UE / UN 55KS8000, 55KS8009, 55KS8080, 55KS8090) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Many are less positive about the reliability and image quality.

image quality, reliability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UE55KS8000 55inch SUHD 4K LED SMART TV Quantum DotSamsung UE55KS8000 55inch SUHD 4K LED SMART TV Quantum Dot

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 55" KS8000 series (UA / UE / UN 55KS8000, 55KS8009, 55KS8080, 55KS8090)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung 55" KS8000 series (UA / UE / UN 55KS8000, 55KS8009, 55KS8080, 55KS8090) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Opinions about the remote control and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good views, whereas the reliability and sound get critical opinions.

image quality, usability, design, price, remote control

sound, reliability

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55KS8000 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)Samsung UN55KS8000 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Samsung UN55KS9000 review

 

Flat, 4K, surprisingly affordable and really rather good

Strong design ; Genuine HDR experience ; Good value ; Outstanding SDR performance

HDR backlight issues ; Color striping with HDR ; No 3D support

The UN55KS9000 continues Samsung’s dedicated pursuit of the ultimate HDR experience with its high brightness and powerful color technologies. There are one or two stumbles along the way, but overall no other TV range around today offers the same level...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Samsung UE55KS8000 review

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With just the 9-series above it, the Samsung UE55KS8000 is getting mighty close to the top-of-the-range and it has the price tag to match. It certainly shows off its premium prowess with sound quality - there's few which sound better - but it must also...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000 UHD 4K TV Review

 

If you're a fan of Samsung and want a flat screen Ultra HD 4K TV with HDR, then the KS8000 is essentially their flagship flat model.

Great blacks and contrast ratios ; Impressive colour accuracy ; Effective local dimming ; Excellent video processing ; Good backlight uniformity ; HDR content looks stunning ; Incredibly low input lag ; Attractive design ; State-of-the-art smart features

Disappointing out-of-the-box greyscale ; Occasional bright edges ; No 3D support

That very much depends on your priorities but if you're looking for a high performance Ultra HD TV with a flat screen, then the Samsung KS8000 should definitely be on your short list. The TV is attractively designed and well built, with a great set of...

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung UN55KS8000

 

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

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

Samsung KS8000 Series TV Review

 

These 4K/HDR TVs are some of 2016's most valuable options. Bring your sunglasses!

Oct, 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: Robert (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000

 

Picture is excellent - hard to fault. Use of apps e.g. Amazon; Netflix and Youtube is great

Connecting to a Samsung Soundbar via TV ARC is a disaster. Frequently drops connection to Soundbar, reverts to TV speakers or mutes requiring power on/off of soundbar etc. Google to fault and read AV forums before purchase there are many who have the...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Jason (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000

 

HD pictures are reasonable but I couldn't see much difference compared to my 6 year old 40 inch 1080p Samsung. SD pictures are not as good as previous Samsung and I am sat 12 feet away but ok. Sound is an improvement but just ok.

Can't renumber channels, therefore you can't put BBC 1, 2 and ITV as channel 1, 2, 3; quite annoying as I can do this on my 4 year old 27 inch Samsung. The user interface is a little clunky and needs refining which would greatly justify its high price...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Sean (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000

 

Tv is amazing ive had it a few months and its exceeded all of my expectations quality of sound and picture when properly setup is our of this world and with having a ps4 pro this tv deffinaly does it justice no noticeable lag and amazing quality would...

None I can think of

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Oliver (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000

 

The general picture quality and app availability is excellent.

HDR picture is very dark! Ridiculously so. I'm waiting for a firmware update to fix this otherwise it's useless.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS, Dolby Digital / DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus / DTS Premium Sound 5.1,Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Multiroom audio technology:Samsung Multiroom Link
Number of loudspeakers:4.1
Number of Speakers:2 / 4.1
RMS rated power:40 / 60
Subwoofer RMS power:20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes
Energy Star certified:Y

Design

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

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Colour depth:10
Display diagonal:138.7 / 139.7
Display diagonal (metric):138
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED / QLED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes
LED backlighting type:Edge-Lit LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200 / 240
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
Swivelling: No
VESA mounting:Y / Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management features

Auto power off:Y / Yes
ECO mode:Y / Yes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y / Yes
Number of OSD languages:27 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:English, Spanish, French
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game / Game

Networking

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

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:No / Yes
E-manual:Y
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Remote control type:TM1680A / Universal

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, Vorbis, WAV, WMA / AAC, ALAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MPA, OGG, Vorbis, WAV, WMA
Auto Depth Enhancer:Y
BD Wise: No
BD Wise Plus: No
Channel list copy function: Yes
Digital Clean View:Y
Extended PVR:Y / Yes
Game mode:Y / Yes
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, MPO, PNG
Local Dimming:Y / Yes
Logical Channel Number (LCN): Yes
MBR support:Y
Parental control:Y
Peak Illuminator Pro:Y
Processor Cores:4
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible: Yes
Subtitles function:Y / Yes
Teletext function: Yes
USB cloning:Y
USB Recording:Y / Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.264, M-JPEG, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, MTS, MVC, PS, SVAF, SVI, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, VP6, VP8, VP9, VRO, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, M-JPEG, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, TS, VP6, VP8, VP9, WMV / H.265
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual energy consumption:112 / 118
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (max):165 / 210
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):60 / 85

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV):Y / Yes
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) version:1.5
Interactive TV:Y
Internet TV:N / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Facebook / Samsung Smart View
Operating system installed:TIZEN
Screen mirroring:Y / Yes
Smart TV:Y / Yes
Timeshift:Y / Yes
Video on Demand (VOD) support: Yes

Technical Details

Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital Plus
Languages support:Multi
Stand depth:23.4

TV tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.08 / 40.8 / 43.2
Depth (with stand):233.7 / 34.6 / 37.6 / 376.2
Height :71.2 / 711.2 / 712.3
Height (with stand):774.7 / 799.5 / 80
Package depth:13.5 / 134.6 / 807
Package height:135 / 80.7 / 807.7
Package weight:22.1 / 25.5
Package width:1320.8 / 140 / 1400
Weight:17.4 / 17.7
Weight with stand:17.8 / 19.9
Width:1224.3 / 123 / 1230
Width (with stand):1224.3 / 123 / 1230