Samsung KU7000 vs Samsung UN55KS8500

Samsung KU7000
Samsung UN55KS8500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
9.9" larger screen size Edit
The Samsung KU7000 is a 64.5"" TV. That's 9.9" larger than the Samsung UN55KS8500 (54.6""). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Hugely thinner Edit
Samsung KU7000 is 53.34mmmm thick, but the Samsung UN55KS8500 is an 88.9mmmm thick TV (35.56mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

$402 cheaper
The Samsung KU7000 costs $402.01 less than the Samsung UN55KS8500.
5 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is a 240HzHz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 120Hz faster than the Samsung KU7000 (240HzHz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UN55KS8500 is three, but the Samsung KU7000 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung KU7000 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

36% lighter Edit
Samsung UN55KS8500 is 17.2kgg heavy. That's 6.1g lighter than the Samsung KU7000 (17.2kgg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung KU7000 is a 120HzHz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 120Hz slower than the Samsung UN55KS8500 (240HzHz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung KU7000 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UN55KS8500 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Samsung KU7000 has three HDMI ports, however the Samsung UN55KS8500 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

27% heavier Edit
The Samsung KU7000 is a 23.3kgg heavy TV. That's 6.1g heavier than the Samsung UN55KS8500 (17.2kgg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Less retailers
Only 16 retailers sells the Samsung KU7000, whereas 21 stores sell the Samsung UN55KS8500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is a 54.6"" TV. That's 9.9" smaller than the Samsung KU7000 (54.6""). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

A lot thicker Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8500 has a thickness of 88.9mmmm, however the Samsung KU7000 is a 53.34mmmm thick TV (35.56mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

$402 more expensive
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is more expensive than the Samsung KU7000 by $402.01.
Two months older
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is older than the Samsung KU7000 by two months.

Date Released

7 months Ago 9 months Ago

Display

Screen Size
64.5"
BEST
54.6"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting
 Edge-Lit LED
 Edge-Lit LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
120Hz 240Hz
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
Tuner
 Digital
 Digital

Audio

Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+

Networking

WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac

Management Features

On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
OSD Language
3 3

Performance

Processor Core
4 4

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400

Power

Typical Power Consumption
70W 60W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Annual Energy Consumption
130kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 120
 110 - 120
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
180W 165W
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
53.34mm
BEST
88.9mm
Weight
23.3kg 17.2kg
BEST
Package Weight
34.6kg 24.1kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
26.7kg 17.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
378.46mm 233.68mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
924.56mm 777.24mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,455.42mm 1,224.28mm
BEST
Height
840.74mm 706.12mm
BEST
Width
1,455.42mm 1,224.28mm
BEST
Packaging Height
947.42mm 812.8mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
1,625.6mm 1,318.26mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
TM1680A TM1680A
Cable Included
 AC
 AC

Technical Details

RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
Languages Support
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP

Other Features

Stand Width
1,061.72mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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