Samsung KU7000 vs Samsung UN55KS8500

Samsung KU7000
Samsung UN55KS8500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
9.9" larger display diagonal 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 53.34mm thick, but the Samsung UN55KS8500 is an 88.9mm 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.

$630 cheaper
The Samsung KU7000 costs $630.48 less than the Samsung UN55KS8500.
More popular
The Samsung KU7000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1719 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Samsung UN55KS8500 ranks No. 3281.
5 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is a 240Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 120Hz faster than the Samsung KU7000 (240Hz). 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 quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Samsung UN55KS8500 is three, but the Samsung KU7000 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung KU7000 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. 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 17.2kg heavy. That's 6.1kg lighter than the Samsung KU7000 (17.2kg). 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.

Cheaper to run by $11.91
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is $11.91 cheaper to run than the Samsung KU7000 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung KU7000 is a 120Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 120Hz slower than the Samsung UN55KS8500 (240Hz). 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 quantitys Edit
The Samsung KU7000 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the Samsung UN55KS8500 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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 ports quantity Edit
The Samsung KU7000 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the Samsung UN55KS8500 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. 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 23.3kg heavy TV. That's 6.1kg heavier than the Samsung UN55KS8500 (17.2kg). 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.

16% higher running costs over five years
The Samsung KU7000 costs $84.72 to run which is $11.91 more to run than the Samsung UN55KS8500 over five years. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal 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 depth of 88.9mm, however the Samsung KU7000 is a 53.34mm 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.

$630 more expensive
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is more expensive than the Samsung KU7000 by $630.48.
Two months older
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is older than the Samsung KU7000 by two months.
Worse selling
The Samsung UN55KS8500 ranks No. 3281 by sales volume, whereas the Samsung KU7000 ranks No. 1719.

Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 83.36
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.36
Total running cost $ 84.72
Purchase price $ 570.49
Total cost of ownership $ 655.21
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.45
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.36
Total running cost $ 72.81
Purchase price $ 1,200.97
Total cost of ownership $ 1,273.78
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.57T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.49T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
64.5"
BEST
54.6"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-Lit LED
 Edge-Lit LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
120Hz 240Hz
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 ATSC
 ATSC
Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 2
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ECO mode
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Number of OSD Languages
3 3

Performance

BD Wise
 BD Wise
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Voice Control
 Voice control
 Voice control
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 4
BD Wise Plus
 BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
70W 60W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
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
Power Consumption (max)
180W 165W
BEST

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
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
Width
1,455.42mm 1,224.28mm
Package Height
947.42mm 812.8mm
BEST
Package Width
1,625.6mm 1,318.26mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1680A TM1680A
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technologies
 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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