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Samsung 55KS8000 Series

Samsung 55KS8000 Series
alaScore 94

291 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 11 expert reviews and 280 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Dec 22, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 1568304 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 94/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 55KS8000 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung 55KS8000 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UE55KS8000 55inch SUHD 4K LED SMART TV Quantum DotSamsung UE55KS8000 55inch SUHD 4K LED SMART TV Quantum Dot

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 55KS8000 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung 55KS8000 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55KS8000 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)Samsung UN55KS8000 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Samsung UN55KS8000

 

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

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

Samsung KS8000 Series TV Review

 

These 4K/HDR TVs are some of 2016's most valuable options. Bring your sunglasses!

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Samsung UN55KS9000 review

 

Flat, 4K, surprisingly affordable and really rather good

Strong design ; Genuine HDR experience ; Good value ; Outstanding SDR performance

HDR backlight issues ; Color striping with HDR ; No 3D support

The UN55KS9000 continues Samsung’s dedicated pursuit of the ultimate HDR experience with its high brightness and powerful color technologies. There are one or two stumbles along the way, but overall no other TV range around today offers the same level...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung UE55KS8000 review

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With just the 9-series above it, the Samsung UE55KS8000 is getting mighty close to the top-of-the-range and it has the price tag to match. It certainly shows off its premium prowess with sound quality - there's few which sound better - but it must also...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000 UHD 4K TV Review

 

If you're a fan of Samsung and want a flat screen Ultra HD 4K TV with HDR, then the KS8000 is essentially their flagship flat model.

Great blacks and contrast ratios ; Impressive colour accuracy ; Effective local dimming ; Excellent video processing ; Good backlight uniformity ; HDR content looks stunning ; Incredibly low input lag ; Attractive design ; State-of-the-art smart features

Disappointing out-of-the-box greyscale ; Occasional bright edges ; No 3D support

That very much depends on your priorities but if you're looking for a high performance Ultra HD TV with a flat screen, then the Samsung KS8000 should definitely be on your short list. The TV is attractively designed and well built, with a great set of...

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000

 

Picture is excellent - hard to fault. Use of apps e.g. Amazon; Netflix and Youtube is great

Connecting to a Samsung Soundbar via TV ARC is a disaster. Frequently drops connection to Soundbar, reverts to TV speakers or mutes requiring power on/off of soundbar etc. Google to fault and read AV forums before purchase there are many who have the...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000

 

HD pictures are reasonable but I couldn't see much difference compared to my 6 year old 40 inch 1080p Samsung. SD pictures are not as good as previous Samsung and I am sat 12 feet away but ok. Sound is an improvement but just ok.

Can't renumber channels, therefore you can't put BBC 1, 2 and ITV as channel 1, 2, 3; quite annoying as I can do this on my 4 year old 27 inch Samsung. The user interface is a little clunky and needs refining which would greatly justify its high price...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000

 

Tv is amazing ive had it a few months and its exceeded all of my expectations quality of sound and picture when properly setup is our of this world and with having a ps4 pro this tv deffinaly does it justice no noticeable lag and amazing quality would...

None I can think of

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung UE55KS8000

 

The general picture quality and app availability is excellent.

HDR picture is very dark! Ridiculously so. I'm waiting for a firmware update to fix this otherwise it's useless.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Another Home Run

 

I must admit, I am very brand loyal to Samsung. This TV has an amazing, clear, crisp picture. Compared to most of my previous Samsung TVs, this TV is much, much faster. It is evident that the faster processor really helps out with the built-in Samsung...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS / DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus / DTS Premium Sound 5.1,Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in audio decoders:DTS / DTS,Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Multiroom audio technology:Samsung Multiroom Link
Number of loudspeakers:2 / 4.1
Number of Speakers:2 / 4.1
RMS rated power:40 / 60
Subwoofer RMS power:20

Certificates

Certification:CEA 4K UHD Certified
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch:Y
Product color:Black, Silver / Silver
Swiveling:N
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color Depth:10
Display Diagonal:54.6 / 55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.3
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED / QLED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-Lit LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200 / 240
Motion interpolation technology:Motion Rate 240 / PQI (Picture Quality Index) / PQI (Picture Quality Index) 2300
PQI (Picture Quality Index):2300
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:112 / 118
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (max):165 / 210
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):60 / 85

Ergonomics

On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Swiveling:N
Swivelling: No
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Auto power off:Y / Yes
ECO mode: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:27 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE / Multi
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture:Y / Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game / Game / Game, Movie
Voice control:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Browsing:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:No / Yes
E-manual:Y
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mounting kit:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:Smart Remote Control (TM1680A) / TM1680A / Universal
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:31.8 / 5.3 / 5.31
Package height:31.8 / 5.31
Package weight:48.7 / 56.2
Package width:52 / 55.1

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, Vorbis, WAV, WMA / AAC, ALAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MPA, OGG, Vorbis, WAV, WMA
Auto Depth Enhancer:Y
BD Wise: No
Channel list copy function:Y
ConnectShare (HDD):Y
ConnectShare (USB):Y
Digital Clean View:Y
Extended PVR:Y / Yes
Game mode:Y / Yes
HDMI Quick Switch:Y
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, MPO, PNG
Local dimming:Y / Yes
Logical Channel Number (LCN):Y
MBR support:Y
Parental Control: Yes
Peak Illuminator Pro:Y
Processor cores:4
Quantum dot color technology:Y
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible:Y
Subtitles function:Y / Yes
Teletext function: Yes
USB cloning:Y
USB recording:Y
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.264, M-JPEG, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, MTS, MVC, PS, SVAF, SVI, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, VP6, VP8, VP9, VRO, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, M-JPEG, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, TS, VP6, VP8, VP9, WMV / H.265
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.264,M-JPEG,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,MPG,MTS,MVC,PS,SVAF,SVI,TP,TRP,TS,VOB,VP6,VP8,VP9,VRO,WMV / DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,M-JPEG,MKV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,TS,VP6,VP8,VP9,WMV / H.265
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+) version:1.3
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI Quick Switch:Y
PC in (D-Sub):N / No
RF ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
RS-232C ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:112 / 118
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (max):165 / 210
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):60 / 85

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV):Y
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) version:1.5
Interactive TV: Yes
Internet TV:No / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Facebook / Samsung Billing,Samsung Smart View
Operating system installed:Tizen
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Cinema, Game / Game
Smart TV:Y / Yes
Timeshift:Y / Yes
Video on Demand (VOD) support:Y

Technical Details

Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital Plus
Languages support:Multi
Stand depth:9.21

TV Tuner

Auto channel search:Y / Yes
Channel list copy function:Y
Channels quantity (DVB-C):2
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T2 / DVB-C,DVB-S2,DVB-T2 / DVB-C,DVB-S2,DVB-T2,DVB-x2 / DVB-T2
Logical Channel Number (LCN):Y
Number of tuners:2
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible:Y
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital
Twin tuner:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.61 / 1.7
Depth (with stand):13.6 / 14.8 / 9.21
Height:28
Height (with stand):30.5 / 31.5
Package depth:31.8 / 5.31
Package height:31.8 / 5.31
Package weight:48.7 / 56.2
Package width:52 / 55.1
Stand depth:9.21
Weight:38.4 / 39
Weight with stand:39.2 / 43.9
Width:48.2 / 48.4
Width (with stand):48.2 / 48.4