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Best TV 2016: Best 49, 55 and 65-inch+ TVs

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Samsung UE49 KS7000 9

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Reviewed by Ced Yuen

20 September 2016

Samsung UE49KS7000

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Key features:

  • 4K resolution
  • HDR
  • UHD premium certification
  • Edge-lit LCD panel
  • 4xHDMi
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Available in 49, 55, 60 and 65-inch models

The Samsung KS7000 is the entry-level range among the company’s elite SUHD models. This 49-incher is the smallest one, but you can upsize if you want as it also comes in sizes of 55, 60 and 65 inches.

At a little over £1000, the UE49KS7000 is just about within the realm of sensible TV money. You’re getting one of the most affordable UHD Premium-certified TVs, which means its 4K and HDR credentials meet the industry standard for televisual superiority.

It's tremendous at upscaling, and can make 1080p films and TV look stunning in 4K. There's almost no drop in quality; with clean lines and minimal noise. Native 4K and HDR programmes look excellent, and the detail and contrast is next-level stuff.

The only real catch is the sound, which doesn't match the impressive picture. It's a little thin and isn't quite up to the typically epic soundtrack of big blockbusters and television.

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk from £1,069

The price of the Samsung UE49KS7000 at the time of testing was £1,099.

Our Score:


Matthew Bunton

December 4, 2015, 4:11 pm

My vote would go to the Curry's exclusive PANASONIC

A fantastic 40" 4K tv. It has a Firefox interface which is quick and supports Netflix and Amazon in Ultra HD.

I mostly use mine as a 4K PC monitor as it supports 4K over HDMI 2.0 at 60hz and 444 chroma. I tried many monitors including the newer G-sync 144 hz models and nothing compares to the Panasonic's image quality and colours. Input lag is 25ms using Leo Bodner test, as I am not a competative gamer this is fast enough for me.

I have paired mine with 2 x Evga GTX 980 ti classified cards and at 4K 60fps gaming has a new lease of life. I now couldn't go back to anything less than 4k.

It is easily the best television/monitor I have ever owned and I managed to pick mine up for just over £500 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty.

Murray Snudge

December 31, 2015, 4:52 pm

Samsung UE48JU7500 - 'a severe amount of motion blur' and you score it 9/10?


February 1, 2016, 1:35 am

Nobody talks about customer service or warranty's? What good as a phone, if it dies before the warranty is up and stuff like this : http://globalnews.ca/news/1026... happens? Samsung has even paid cnet to do new reviews on products they already have done so on : http://www.businessinsider.com... and then do stuff like this http://www.idownloadblog.com/2... and this http://www.businessinsider.com... . Simply Google, Samsung Customer Service Reviews....The warranty of a TV and customer service, should matter as much, if not more, than the capabilities. I know from experience.


February 26, 2016, 3:13 pm

Excellent point.

An unbiased review of Customer Services is long overdue.

Shant Lola

February 29, 2016, 6:14 pm

I would concur with your appraisal. I recently picked up the Panasonic TX-60CX740E and has great picture quality. Previously had a Panasonic Plasma, but power surge destroyed it.

Before making the purchase, I compared it to several Samsung models including the JS7200, JU7500, and JS8500. In my opinion the Panny came on top. The picture quality is more accurate than the Samsung models and very little motion blur if any.

I would recommend the CX740 or another model in the same range.


April 20, 2016, 3:55 pm

I'm sorry, but WHAT "drop-down menu???"

Lee Martin

June 12, 2016, 2:59 pm

The one in light grey on the edge of the thin box


September 5, 2016, 11:50 am

If your list doesn't contain at least one B&O then it's not a list I've got much time for.


September 17, 2016, 4:53 pm

The non-functioning drop down menu in light grey...

Marko Bolo

October 18, 2016, 10:53 pm

I love oled TVs

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