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

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Samsung UE55KS9000

5 / 13

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 UE55KS9000 TV was the first model from Samsung’s 2016 range that we tested, and it has managed to hold its own throughout the year. 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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The price of the Samsung UE55KS9000 at the time of testing was £2,099.

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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