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7 Reasons For
Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
4K and 8K TVs produced by Samsung have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Samsung also has good reviews across its entire range.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Samsung UN49KS8500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UN49KS8500 also support smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The UN49KS8500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UN49KS8500.
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many recently released televisions.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The UN49KS8500 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the recently released 4K and 8K TVs. Most of the recently released similar spec TVs only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
At 40 Watts, the UN49KS8500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that were launched in the last 12 months. The lowest RMS rated power of recently released 4K and 8K TVs is 10W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 27W.
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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UN49KS8500 is 59kWh, the highest is 420kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh. At only 102 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UN49KS8500 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UN49KS8500.
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Samsung UN49KS8500 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN49KS8500 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year do not have a built-in camera. The UN49KS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UN49KS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only One RF Port
Most new 4K and 8K TVs have between one and two RF ports, including the UN49KS8500 which has one RF port.
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The thinnest thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months is 30mm, the thickest is 99mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At 93.98 millimeters, the UN49KS8500 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN49KS8500.
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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 have been around for 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.
The TV is slim and very stylish however more importantly, the quality of the picture is off the charts!! The picture is the equivalent to being in a very high tech movie theater. Extremely pleased... Read more…
Picture is extremely clear and the curve helps with viewing at all angles. It was a bit of a learning curve to figure out the smart tv options, but once then hooking components was a breeze. The... Read more…
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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