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Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews of Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000. 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. Reviewers really like the durability and glare. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed reviews on the color and remote control. There are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency and size.

image quality, usability, design, glare, durability

size, energy

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The design is also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the price.

usability, design, image quality


67% of the reviews on 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)

Sep, 2017

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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

Techradar Great Value 2016

Expert review by: John Archer (

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 (

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? (

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

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Samsung UE49KS8000 review

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With just the 9-series above it, the Samsung UE49KS8000 is getting mighty close to the top of the range. It can't quite match its larger 55-inch sibling for sound quality, but it's still pretty pleasing to the ear. Can it make up some ground with some...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Julie (

Samsung UE49KS8000


Easy to set up and use

Cannot find out how to block certain programmes

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Christina (

Samsung UE49KS8000


Great picture and excellent smart features

Panasonic blue ray hard disk recorder keeps switching on without intervention.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Sandra (

Samsung UE49KS8000


Stunning picture quality love love love it!!!

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Graeme (

Samsung UE49KS8000


Takes a little getting used to, coming from a plasma the screen appeared a little washed out but am getting used to it now HD looks like UHD and UHD is simply stunning The sound is a bonus too - the TV is quite thick so there are some fairly beefy...

screen seemed wishy washy at first but may be needed running in Unfortunately the quality of the TV shows inadequacies in the source so can be frustrating - but that is down to the quality of the TV

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Fred (

Samsung UE49KS8000


all good


Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus
Multiroom audio technology:Samsung Multiroom Link


Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes
OLED technology: No
PQI (Picture Quality Index):2300
Screen shape:Flat


VESA mounting: Yes


Web Browser: Yes

Packaging Content

E-manual: Yes


Auto Depth Enhancer: Yes
Channel list copy function: Yes
Digital Clean View: Yes
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000: Yes
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI): Yes
MBR support: Yes
Peak Illuminator Pro: Yes
USB cloning: Yes
USB Recording: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Common interface Plus (CI+) version:1.3
RS-232C ports:1

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV): Yes
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) version:1.5
Lifestyle apps:Samsung Smart View
Screen mirroring: Yes

TV tuner

Twin Tuner: Yes