Samsung UE55KU6400 review
|Review: June 2016|
In a nutshell: A 55-inch TV for £1000 is a compelling proposition, and the Samsung UE55KU6400U is probably the best 55-inch telly you can buy for this kind of money. Picture quality is excellent, with 4K and HDR support included, and this is a superb choice for family viewing, with BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 or My5, and streaming content from Amazon and Netflix all on tap.
55-inch Samsung KU6400 UHD TV Review
At S21, we've predicted that the 49-inch version of the Samsung KU6400 will be the UK's most popular TV in 2016, thanks to its attractive design, generous screen size, superb picture quality, and excellent Smart TV - and, of course, its incredible value for money.
The 55KU6400 is perhaps even better value for money, giving you a massive 55-inch TV for £1000 or less. Read our detailed 49-inch KU6400 review to find out more. The only comment we'd add to this, is that at the 55-inch screen size some motion artifacts can be apparent. But you'd need to upgrade to the significantly more expensive Samsung KS7000 to overcome this limitation.
The 55-inch KU6400 is already selling for less than its £1080 RRP, and we think the price will fall well below £900 by Black Friday / Christmas 2016.
Samsung UE55KU6400 features include:
- 55-inch UHD LED-backlit screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- UHD dimming
- Mega contrast
- Active Crystal Colour
- Auto Motion Plus
- Picture Quality Index (PQI): 1500
- Samsung Smart TV
- Freeview HD & Freesat HD tuners
- Audio: Stereo speakers, 20W output, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi Direct, ethernet, HDMI x3, ARC support, USB x2, digital audio output (optical), component / composite input, screen mirroring, CI+ 1.3, Anynet+, Bluetooth
- Power consumption: 170W
- Energy efficiency class: N/A
- Remote control: TM1640A
- Size without stand (WxHxD): 1237.2 x 716.1 x 55.2 mm
- Size with stand (WxHxD): 1237.2 x 787.7 x 334.1 mm
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How do you select 4k?
Asked by allan
on 6th Jan 2017
How well can this TV handle non-HD (SD) TV channels e.g. viewed through Kodi?
Asked by Chris
on 27th Nov 2016
I am not expecting any upscaling of the SD material, but only that it does not break it up and render it too fuzzy which some people have said it might do due to the TV's enhanced resolution. My old HD-ready quality Philips keeps them in great quality, but some people told me that a UHD TV might break up SD viewing so that it is fuzzy or poor picture, due to the set's enhanced resolution.
Would appreciate comments from anyone who has tried it, thank you.
What apps can be downloaded and from what store?
Asked by Javier
on 23rd Nov 2016
I see multiple manufacturers offering different 'smart' types of TV and I cannot really tell the difference. Does any one know whether there is a large choice for this TV which includes basic apps such as Skype, FM tuners, BBC iPlayer and Netflix?
Any comments on how limited or rich the offer is and the store from where to download them would be much appreciated?
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Average rating from 1 review:
Reviewed by Kaos
on 11th Jan 2017
Great TV, purchased for £649 from John Lewis with a 5yr warranty.
Like most newer TV's - the additional soundbar is really must (K551).
Whilst this set can process HDR, I think it is a little misleading since it can't actually show them. My understanding is that the panel does not support HDR. Bit like a radio with one speaker saying it contains stereo technology. For the price it seems great.
Impressed that it is possible to pair bluetooth headphones to the TV and have leave the tv speaker on, helpful for any of the harder hearing who don't want to force everyone else to have the volume blasting.