Question Samsung KU6000 vs KU6400 vs KS8000

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  1. pornstar

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    Oh dear lordy.

    Just as I think I've settled on my TV upgrade I come across another thread on this forum that throws me a curve ball. I'm half tempted just to buy the KU6400 based on price alone and be done with it - then I can start enjoying the tv and stop reading about them instead!

    I currently have a Panasonic Plasma TH37-PX60, which I've had for about 10 years - it's still going strong, but looks dated with it's massive bezel - so I have permission from her indoors to upgrade to a 50" one.

    There are some great threads on here that go into detail about the problems of upgrading from Plasma, suggesting OLED etc. But I'm done with reading/watching reviews, just need help deciding on which of the above to choose. Here's what I use it for:

    • I mainly use the TV for Sky HD and Xbox One
    • For movies I mainly stream these from online services (Amazon Prime/Xbox Movies etc.)
    • I don't have a vast collection of dvds/blu-rays etc (and don't intend on starting one - see above)
    • I watch the occasional sporting event (football, grand prix etc.)
    • I am going to upgrade the Xbox One to Xbox One S imminently
    • The TV is approx 3 meters from the sofa (if this matters much)

    One of my concerns is buying a TV that is future proof and that the manufacturer doesn't stop releasing new firmware for (fixing issues, compatibility upgrades etc).

    So in the UK, the prices are negligible between the KU6000 (around £550) and the KU6400 (around £600), but as pointed out in many other threads the KS8000 is double that (around £1200). Therefore, given what I'd use it for - is the KS8000 really worth that??

    Many thanks for any input!
     
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    Ks 7000 stands out as being very worthwhile getting ....
     
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    There is no much difference between KU6000 nad KU6400, you can see for youself in the links comparing them. Note that KU7000 is US model of KU6400 and KU6300 is US model of KU6000.

    Now, KS7000 (KS8000 is US) is a much better TV overall as you can see in comparison.

    Is it worthed twice the price? Sure it it, its a quite better TV in all areas, but not worthed the price for everyone. Blacks are better with KS and KU does not even have local dimming, peak brigtness is a lot better with KS so HDR will be much much better on KS if you care about it. KS is a 10bit panel with WidecolorGamut so its another plus for HDR and KU only 6400 have WCG but not as wide as KS. For motion, sports and fast motion KS is miles better! For gaming, they have similar input lag but HDR gaming would be much better on KS.

    So, think it through, what you really care about and you you would like your TV to be good at. With HDR and motion, KS much better, but KU will do the job as well but on a lower level.

    Don't forget about viewing distance. At 3m away you wont really notice any 4k difference with 49", with 55" there would maybe be some, if you have good eyes but you would need 65" to really take full advantage of UHD.
     
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    Well for movie watching I definitely wouldn't go for the Samsung KU series TVs because they have judder with movies. Not all people notice judder though so if you don't it doesn't matter. Judder-free 24p on TVs

    There are other budget UHD offerings which offer a good compromise but coming from Plasma you may find yourself disappointed. In many ways LCDs tech is worse.

    I would therefore suggest you demo the TV you decide on before buying it. Sometimes you can even demo TVs side by side.

    The Samsung KS TVs are great value and are better quality than other TVs at the same price because:

    1. They have best in class motion clarity for an LCD TV with their black frame insertion. Most other LCDs, especially the lower end ones introduce artefacts or soap opera effect with motion interpolation whilst the KS is really the first TVs where you can avoid this and get clearer motion.

    2. You will benefit for its better HDR with the Xbox one s or with any only streams on Netflix or Amazon with HDR.

    You won't benefit at all from UHD resolution though at 3 metres away though, even with a 65" screen so I would reconsider the UHD route completely unless HDR is of importance. It's simply too far to notice a quality increase.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your comments and helpfulness - looks like I'm leaning toward the KS8000. I can see the judder on the Judder-free 24p on TVs link and that would annoy me!
     

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