Samsung mid-size TVs have excellent reviews on average and across all TVs Samsung is one of the leading brands.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The highest display resolution of the UN49KS8000 is 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
This TV's display resolution (4K Ultra HD) is actually the best display resolution across all similar spec TVs that have been available for the last year.
Across similar types of TV the worst display resolution is HD Ready.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Only Released Five Months Ago
This TV was only released five months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older TVs.
The UN49KS8000 is Smart TV, as are most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN49KS8000.
Has a WiFi Connection
The UN49KS8000 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released in the last year also have a WiFi connection.
Four HDMI Ports
The UN49KS8000 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN49KS8000 have between one and four HDMI ports.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Samsung UN49KS8000 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other televisions that have been available for the last year only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the UN49KS8000 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently featured app is Google Apps, but this app is not featured on this TV. The apps Facebook are also featured on this television.
2160p Video Mode
The Samsung UN49KS8000 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most recently released mid-size TVs support a 1080p video mode.
A 2160p video mode is actually the best supported video mode amongst all similar spec televisions that were released in the last 12 months.
A 480i video mode is the worst supported video mode amongst similar types of TV.
Very High RMS Rated Power
When compared to other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the UN49KS8000 that we have assessed, the UN49KS8000's RMS rated power of 40 Watts is one of the highest. Across all the TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN49KS8000 the RMS rated power range from 5W to 60W.
Similar spec TVs that were released in the last year have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm. At only 43.18 millimeters, the Samsung UN49KS8000 has a very thin thickness compared to most of the other newly released televisions.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other new mid-size TVs, the UN49KS8000 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the UN49KS8000 do not have a built-in camera. The UN49KS8000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only One RF Input
Most similar spec televisions that came out in the last year have one RF input, including the UN49KS8000 which has one RF input.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Samsung UN49KS8000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
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The lightest similar spec TV that came out in the last year is 1kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 9.4kg. The UN49KS8000 is one of the heavier televisions that are a comparable age to the UN49KS8000 (13.8 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 102 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UN49KS8000 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other latest TVs. The average annual energy consumption of newly released TVs is 81kWh.
4K Ultra HD
Motion Interpolation Frequency
3840 x 2160
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV Features
Subwoofer RMS Power
RMS Rated Power
Audio Decoding Technology
DTS Premium Sound 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
ENG, ESP, FRE
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
VESA Mounting Interface
400 x 400
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110 - 120
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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