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10 Reasons For
We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung TVs and specifically for Samsung mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The Samsung UN49KS8500 has a maximum display resolution of 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common display resolution. 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 mid-size TVs that were launched in 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 is one of the most recent TVs to be released.
The Samsung UN49KS8500 is Smart TV, as are most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN49KS8500.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN49KS8500, the UN49KS8500 has a WiFi connection.
Four HDMI Ports
The UN49KS8500 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other recently released mid-size TVs have between one and four HDMI ports.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UN49KS8500 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the UN49KS8500 has three USB 2.0 ports.
2160p Video Mode
The UN49KS8500 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most recently released televisions. Most latest similar spec TVs support a 1080p video mode.
A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode amongst all new mid-size TVs.
The worst supported video mode across comparable types of TV is 480i.
Features One App
The UN49KS8500 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. 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.
Very High RMS Rated Power
Mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the UN49KS8500 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 60W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. The Samsung UN49KS8500 has one of the higher RMS rated power (40 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
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Not 3D Compatible
The UN49KS8500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN49KS8500 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Samsung UN49KS8500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN49KS8500 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN49KS8500 do not feature OLED technology. The UN49KS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
At 14.1 kilograms, the UN49KS8500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN49KS8500. Across all the new TVs the weights range from 1kg to 36kg.
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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 102 kilowatt hours, the UN49KS8500 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN49KS8500 is 37kWh and the highest is 200kWh.
At 93.98 millimeters, the UN49KS8500 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other latest mid-size TVs. Across all the newly released mid-size TVs the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm, and the average thickness is 69mm.
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
VESA Mounting Interface
400 x 400
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110 - 120
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Total running cost over 5 years
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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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