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3 Reasons For
Samsung Has Good TV Reviews
Samsung has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.
Supports Smart TV Features
The UN55KU6500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN55KU6500 also support smart TV features.
Alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to look at include the LG 55UH6157 which is cheaper; or the Sony KD-55XD8599 which has better reviews.
It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Sony KD-55XD8577.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Samsung UN55KU6500 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for the last year.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think a cheaper TV such as the LG 55UH6157 or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the Sony KD-55XD8599 are also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KD-55XD8577.
7 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Samsung UN55KU6500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that were launched in the last year are also not 3D compatible.
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN55KU6500, the UN55KU6500 does not have a built-in camera.
Only One Loudspeaker
The UN55KU6500 is a one loudspeaker TV. Most of the other new TVs have between 1 and 11 loudspeakers.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Samsung UN55KU6500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN55KU6500 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
At only 120 hertz, the UN55KU6500 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs. Across all the newly released 4K and 8K TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 60Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 570Hz.
Only Three HDMI Ports
Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last year have between one and four HDMI ports, including the UN55KU6500 which has three HDMI ports.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
At only 20 Watts, the UN55KU6500 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. The average RMS rated power of TVs that were released around the same time as the UN55KU6500 is 27W.
2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN55KU6500
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Nine Months Ago
This television was released nine months ago.
4K Ultra HD
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DTS, Dolby Digital
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DTS Premium Sound 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
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ENG, ESP, FRE
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400 x 400
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110 - 120
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50, 60, 50/60
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Smart Remote Control
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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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