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Samsung UN49KS8500

$1,199.00
A very highly rated and cheap to run 48.5 inch 4K TV
48.5" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UN49KS8500 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Samsung UN49KS8500 number 17 in Netflix recommended TVs, number 26 in 4K TVs and number 59 across all TVs.
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$73 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
77
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has running costs of $73 over 5 years, which are typical compared to the other 3,997 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

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How Big is the Samsung UN49KS8500?

The Samsung UN49KS8500 is 1,087.12mm wide and 93.98mm tall. It is 629.92mm thick and weighs 14.1kg.

Samsung UN49KS8500 front dimensions

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Samsung UN49KS8500 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,199.00 it is more expensive than 73% of televisions.

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Features

4K

4K

The UN49KS8500 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all TVs the worst resolution is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the UN49KS8500 of 48.5" is pretty standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the smallest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN49KS8500 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the UN49KS8500 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The thicknesses of televisions range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The UN49KS8500's thickness of 94mm is in the thickest 4% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UN49KS8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports a Netflix Video App

The UN49KS8500 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by televisions.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UN49KS8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UN49KS8500 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an ECO Mode

The Samsung UN49KS8500 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 93% of televisions do not have an ECO mode.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the UN49KS8500 of 40W is fairly high compared to most other televisions. It is in the highest 7% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The RMS rated powers of televisions range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Features Local Dimming

The UN49KS8500 features local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Parental Controls

The UN49KS8500 supports parental controls, unlike 89% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Energy Star Certified

The UN49KS8500 is Energy Star certified, unlike 84% of TVs which are not Energy Star certified.

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Supports Interactive TV

The Samsung UN49KS8500 supports interactive TV. 93% of TVs do not support interactive TV.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Samsung UN49KS8500 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. The worst resolution of all televisions is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Voice Control

The UN49KS8500 features voice control, unlike 86% of televisions which do not feature voice control.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The UN49KS8500 supports screen mirroring. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Samsung UN49KS8500 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of televisions which do not support Bluetooth.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The UN49KS8500 has an average 5 year running cost of $73 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 3,997 televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung un49ks8500fxza, samsung ks8500series

Barcodes:

00887276149356

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