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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that were launched in the last year. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
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. As such it is likely to use better technology than some of the older TVs.
The UN55KS8500 is Smart TV. Most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the UN55KS8500 also are Smart TV.
Has a WiFi Connection
The UN55KS8500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the UN55KS8500.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The UN55KS8500 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other latest large TVs have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UN55KS8500 are not 3D compatible. The Samsung UN55KS8500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs that were released around the same time as the UN55KS8500 do not have a built-in camera. The Samsung UN55KS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Samsung UN55KS8500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other large TVs that came out in the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of large TVs that came out around the same time as the UN55KS8500 range from 8W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 27W. At only 20 Watts, the Samsung UN55KS8500 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN55KS8500.
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At 88.9 millimeters, the Samsung UN55KS8500 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for the last year. Across all the large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN55KS8500 the thicknesses range from 17mm to 100mm.
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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AC Input Voltage
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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