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Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its TVs
We checked 22,325 expert and user reviews for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.
Just Released Eight Months Ago
This television was released just eight months ago, so it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older televisions.
Supports Smart TV Features
The UN55KS8500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other recently released similar spec TVs also support smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs, the Samsung UN55KS8500 has a WiFi connection.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The UN55KS8500 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year. Most of the comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the UN55KS8500 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.
Four HDMI Ports
The UN55KS8500 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN55KS8500 have between one and four HDMI ports.
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Two RF Ports
Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN55KS8500 have between one and two RF ports, including the UN55KS8500 which has two RF ports.
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Not 3D Compatible
The UN55KS8500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN55KS8500 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The UN55KS8500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN55KS8500 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The UN55KS8500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other recently released similar spec TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
Across all the new 4K and 8K TVs the RMS rated power range from 10W to 120W. With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the UN55KS8500 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age.
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The thinnest thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN55KS8500 is 30mm and the thickest is 99mm. At 88.9 millimeters, the Samsung UN55KS8500 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN55KS8500.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that came out around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD
Motion Interpolation Frequency
3840 x 2160
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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
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 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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