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Best TV 2017: Best 49, 55 and 65-inch+ TVs

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Samsung UE55KS9000

5 / 14

Reviewed by John Archer

01 April 2016

Samsung UE55KS9000

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Key features:

  • 55-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting
  • Native 4K/UHD resolution
  • HDR playback with 1,000-nit light output
  • Multimedia playback via DLNA and USB
  • Tizen-based smart TV operating system
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
The 55-inch UHD Samsung UE55KS9000 TV was the first model from Samsung’s 2016 range that we tested, and it managed to hold its own throughout the year and into 2017. It boasts a revamped version of Samsung’s Tizen-based smart TV system and, for the first time ever in a TV (rather than professional monitor), it manages to deliver 1,000 nits of brightness from edge LED technology.

HDR images simply blaze off the screen with a level of intensity that’s never been seen before from an edge-lit LED screen. In fact, with the new generation of carefully created HDR content, I'd say pictures look more intense than I’ve ever seen on any TV before, including Samsung’s 2015 direct LED HDR TVs.

Fears that the slim profile would hamper speaker quality were unfounded and the Samsung UE55KS9000 had excellent balance, with decent amounts of treble and a robust bass line.

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At the time of the review the Samsung UE55KS9000 was available for £2,099

Our Score:

8

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