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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Does the TV output Dolby Digital via optical connected to Sonos Playbar ??
on 6th Sep 2017
Currently have a 1080p Samsung TV (F8000) which does on Smart Hub content and XBOX ONE, but doesn't via STBs (VM TiVo nd nVidia Shield TV).
Does this have 8bit+FRC panel? Does it support HDR at all?
Asked by andy
on 7th May 2017
Which TV is better for 4K Netflix / Amazon streaming & Gaming at 4K and 1080, this Samsung 55KU6400 or the 50DX750B?
Asked by Jim
on 5th May 2017
I found the Samsung new for £540, and the Panny for £630 @ Very.
Does the Samsung have any sort of HDR support like the Panasonic? What is better at motion?
Reply by S21
on 5th May 2017
Both TVs support 4K and HDR, and both are very good choices.
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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.