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Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Samsung UE49KS8000 / UN49KS8000. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the glare and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the price.

image quality, usability, sound, design, glare


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 96/100 = 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 People are impressed by the image quality and design, whereas there are some less positive views 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)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (

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

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

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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

Consumer review by: jtuohy (

Failed after 4 months


Bought in January, failed line of pixels across entire tv in June. John Lewis offered to fix the tv, not replace it. Other companies would have given me a new one right away! When the engineer came he took the tv away and left me without one!, even...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Thommo1177 (

Electrical brilliance


I rigged the TV and Blu Ray up. Its a thing of wonder. Amazing Picture

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: RGMKAZ (

Awesome TV


Best TV I ever owned. Excellent quality. Superb picture

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Reapersoulman (

Amazing TV


I have been wanting a UHD tv for ages but could never justify the expensive. Now I have bought one I wished i had got one year's ago . The 4k experience is excellent and if you are like me an avid gamer this tv is the one for playing games . Just...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Grasstrack (

Samsung UE49KS8000


I could not be more pleased with this TV. I got it at a good price and it came with a free 4K Blu Ray player. I'm well satisfied with my purchase.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Gamer2017 (

Excellent TV and good for gaming


I read many reviews commenting that this was one of the best TVs for the money and having received delivery I agree. Very clear picture when you actually find UHD content to play. Some people have said it isn't good for games but game mode is easy to...

Apr, 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