Samsung UE49KS8000 review
|Review: May 2016|
In a nutshell: In our opinion, the KS8000 is the best Samsung TV of 2016. With bright, vivid and crystal clear images in full 4K resolution, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability making it future-proof, it delivers outstanding picture quality, although as with all of Samsung's 2016 models, 3D is missing. The design of the device is gorgeous, and the 49-inch 49KS8000 will be the best size for many homes. The Smart TV system is user-friendly and gives easy access to Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and catch-up TV. It really is the complete package.
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Samsung 49KS8000 review
The Samsung KS8000 is the company's best flatscreen television for 2016, and here at S21, we prefer it to the identical but curved Samsung KS9000. Read our 55-inch Samsung KS8000 review for full details.
Samsung UE49KS8000 features include:
- 49-inch UHD LED-backlit screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- 10 bit quantum dot display
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
- Motion rate: 200
- Precision Black local dimming
- Moth Eye anti-reflection technology
- Mega contrast
- Peak Illuminator Pro
- Picture Quality Index (PQI): 2300
- Samsung Smart TV, voice recognition
- Twin Freeview HD tuners
- Audio: Dolby Digital Plus, DTS codec, 4.1 down-firing and front-firing speakers with woofer, 60W RMS
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi Direct, ethernet, HDMI x4, ARC support, USB x3, digital audio output (optical), screen mirroring, Bluetooth, CI+ slot, Anynet+
- Power consumption: 185W
- Energy efficiency class: A+
- Remote controls: TM1680A + TM1240A
- Size without stand (WxHxD): 1094.2 x 635.8 x 42.5 mm
- Size with stand (WxHxD): 1094.2 x 718.5 x 354.2 mm
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Can you tell me the width of the actual stand itself?
Asked by Mark
on 2nd Nov 2016
Reply by Andrew
on 27th Nov 2016
It's 32 inches.. was looking myself and eventually had to go to Currys with a tape measure!!!.. this is approx 81 cm.. my corner unit 80 cm, so slight overhang, .. but such a good tv, had to have .. if unstable or looks daft, I'll buy a new stand still waiting for delivery. ( mine 80 cm ) bought the 49 inch.... would have gone for 55" but wouldn't fit well in my corner ( room only 12 by 12 feet )
Can I cast my android tablet to the Samsung 49ks 8000?
Asked by Peter Jackson
on 1st Nov 2016
Does this have Samsung Smart things built in?
Asked by Ian
on 26th Oct 2016
Can you use the tv as your home smart hub, i read somewhere it will be included but can't find any spec on it.
Samsung UE49KS8000 user reviews
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Average rating from 2 reviews:
Reviewed by Adam
on 5th Dec 2016
Got the ue49ks8000 and boy this tv is pure quality from the inside to the out. Craftsmanship on this is superb and picture quality is Amazing. Upgraded from a Sony Bravia 50inch Smart led 3d tv 2015 model which was top of the range and even my wife noticed the difference!! Now thats amazing in its own way haha. Processor is fast making the tv respond super quick. Many different kind of picture settings to choose from depending on what you watching making it a pleasure to watch and also different types of sound settings making sure you hear everything crystal clear. Very easy to setup and use features. Screen mirroring from my Samsung Galaxy s7 edge is crazy clear with the images and videos seeing every bit of detail ( even better than the phone itself ) Will definitely recommend. Definitely worth the buy!
Reviewed by Gary Littlewood
on 13th Jun 2016
Superb picture, but using an HDMI link it keeps momentarily dropping the Sky picture, very annoying. Samsung customer service no use what so ever. Back to the shop tomorrow, could be going back. Not impressed.