Samsung UN55KS8500 vs Samsung UN65KU7000
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Samsung UN55KS8500

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Samsung UN55KS8500

$1,397.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very economical to run 54.6" 4K television, with a reasonable price
70
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Running Costs
$83 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
54.6" 4K No 88.9mm May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 54.6"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 88.9mm
Release Date May 2016
Samsung UN65KU7000

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 64.5" 4K TV, with a good price and low running costs
94
Reviews
379 Reviews + 2 Awards
70
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Running Costs
$97 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
64.5" 4K No 53.34mm May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 64.5"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 53.34mm
Release Date May 2016
Samsung UN55KS8500

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Samsung UN55KS8500

$1,397.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very economical to run 54.6" 4K television, with a reasonable price
70
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Running Costs
$83 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
54.6" 4K No 88.9mm May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 54.6"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 88.9mm
Release Date May 2016
Samsung UN65KU7000

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 64.5" 4K TV, with a good price and low running costs
94
Reviews
379 Reviews + 2 Awards
70
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Running Costs
$97 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
64.5" 4K No 53.34mm May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 64.5"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 53.34mm
Release Date May 2016

Top Prices

Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Amazon US
Samsung UN55KS8500 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
$1,397.99
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ielectrica
Samsung UN55KS8500 55" curved Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,499.18
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Pricefalls
55" Curved UHD Smart TV BUN
$1,507.91
Go to Store
Target PC Inc 1-888-311-4455
NEW Samsung UN55KS8500FXZA UN55KS8500F LED-LCD TV 55-in 55in Curved UHD Smart (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,525.98
Go to Store
Factory Outlet Store
Samsung UN55KS85002YW Television
$1,999.00
Go to Store
5 Prices from 5 Stores | $1,397.99-$1,999.00
eBay
SAMSUNG UN65KU7000 65" 4K Ultra SMART HDTV-MISSING BASE-PICK UP ONLY (Brand new, unopened)
$799.99
Go to Store
eBay
SAMSUNG UN65KU7000 65" 4K Ultra SMART HDTV-NO SHIPPING-PICK UP ONLY (Brand new, unopened)
$849.99
Go to Store
eBay
Samsung UN65KU7000 - 65" Class KU7000 7-Series 4K UHD TV + HTCT390 Soundbar (Brand new, unopened)
$1,599.00
Go to Store
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Hyper Microsystems
Samsung UN65KU7000F 65" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV w/ WiFi & Apps (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,249.99
Go to Store
4 Prices from 2 Stores | $799.99-$1,599.00
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Reasons For

Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
6 Reasons For
Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is a 240Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 120Hz faster than the Samsung UN65KU7000 (120Hz).

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.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to Run by $14 Over Five Years
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is $14 cheaper to run than the Samsung UN65KU7000 over five years.
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More Popular
The Samsung UN55KS8500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Expert Reviews Are Better
Based on 2 expert reviews, the average review score of the Samsung UN55KS8500 is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UN65KU7000 is 79% (based on 7 reviews).
User Reviews Are a Little Better
Based on 230 user reviews, the average review score of the Samsung UN55KS8500 is 98%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung UN65KU7000 is 94% (based on 183 reviews).
3 Reasons For
9.9" Larger Display Diagonal
The Samsung UN65KU7000 is a 64.5" TV. That's 9.9" larger than the Samsung UN55KS8500 (54.6").

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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Hugely Thinner
Samsung UN65KU7000 is 53.34mm thick, but the Samsung UN55KS8500 is an 88.9mm thick TV (35.56mm thicker).

The thickness of a 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.

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$598 Cheaper
The Samsung UN65KU7000 costs $598 less than the Samsung UN55KS8500.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
No awards found
2 Awards
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

The Samsung UN55KS8500 has better expert reviews than the Samsung UN65KU7000. The average expert reviews score for the Samsung UN55KS8500 is 88% based on 2 reviews, where as the average score for the Samsung UN65KU7000 is 79% based on 7 reviews.
Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Best
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Samsung UN55KS8500 has better user reviews than the Samsung UN65KU7000. The average user reviews score for the Samsung UN55KS8500 is 98% based on 230 reviews, where as the average score for the Samsung UN65KU7000 is 94% based on 183 reviews.
Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Best
5 stars
209 reviews
4 stars
17 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
146 reviews
4 stars
26 reviews
3 stars
6 reviews
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
2 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Samsung UN55KS8500 than the Samsung UN65KU7000 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 88.1% recommend the product, based on a total of 236 reviews for the Samsung UN55KS8500 and 236 reviews for the Samsung UN55KS8500.

4k.com Review Score

Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
4k.com logo
The KS8500 is nearly identical to its KS8000 cousin and the main thing which distinguishes the two as far as we can tell consists of the difference in curved vs. flat screen design. That said, this model, like the KS8000, offers one truly superb 4K L...
Superb HDR quality
Very high peak brightness
Some solid Tizen smart OS improvements
One sexy looking TV
Remarkable color performance
Very deep black levels
Great contrast
VA panel causes poor viewing angles
No 3D support
No USB 3.0
Still no Full-array LED backlighting
Curved screen adds 200 to price without a point
The bottom line for the KS8500 is that this is one excellent HDR 4K LCD TV with some superb brightness, rich contrast and great color settings. I n comparison to almost any 2015 SUHD TV, the KS8500 wins out and only the 2015 SUHD JS9500 offers compar...
Apr 2016
4k.com logo
UPDATE: Earlier we had stated in this review that the Samsung KU7000 lacks wide color gamut. After further examination of this model we found that we were wrong. The TV does indeed feature Wide Color Gamut even though it lacks the also important spec...
Tizen smart OS is even better than in 2015
Great screen brightness
Samsung's great upscaling engine
Robust contrast
Beautiful physical design
Decent price
Kompakti ja helposti kuljetettava
Listoimintonppimet
Hyv vaste
No full HDR, fewer HDMI
USB ports than other TVs, contrast could improve
Pienehk
We like the KU7000 despite the lack of some select HDR and color specs that the 2016 SUHD TVs come with and we think the 55 inch model in this series offers better value than its KU7500 cousin, mainly because the flat screen means a reduced and much ...
May 2016

Date Released

Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
21 months old 21 months old

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Thickness

The thickness of a 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.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Samsung UN55KS8500
Samsung
UN55KS8500
12 trees 0.49 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Samsung UN65KU7000
Samsung
UN65KU7000
15 trees 0.57 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Display Diagonal 54.6" 64.5"
BEST
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 240Hz
BEST
120Hz
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9
 16:9
16:9
 16:9
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 
 
 
Audio Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Subwoofer RMS Power 20W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
 
 
 
Other Features Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Stand Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,061.72mm
 
 
 
Power Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Power Consumption (typical) 60W
BEST
70W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.3W
Annual Energy Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 130kWh
Maximum Power Consumption 165W
BEST
180W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Tuner Type
Digital
 Digital
Digital
 Digital
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Processor Cores 4 4
 
 
 
Packaging Content Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Remote Control Type
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11ac 802.11a
IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
802.11ac 802.11a
IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
 
 
 
Management Features Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Number of OSD Languages 3 3
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Thickness 88.9mm 53.34mm
BEST
Weight 17.2kg
BEST
23.3kg
Weight With Stand 17.6kg
BEST
26.7kg
Depth (with Stand) 233.68mm
BEST
378.46mm
Height (with Stand) 777.24mm 924.56mm
Width (with Stand) 1,224.28mm
BEST
1,455.42mm
Height 706.12mm 840.74mm
Width 1,224.28mm 1,455.42mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2 2
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 3
BEST
2
HDMI Port 4
BEST
3
 
 
 
Technical Details Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
RF Input Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UN55KS8500 Samsung UN65KU7000
Package Weight 24.1kg
BEST
34.6kg
Package Height 812.8mm
BEST
947.42mm
Package Width 1,318.26mm
BEST
1,625.6mm

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