Samsung UE55KS8000 Review – 4K Resolution on a Flat Screen

Samsung is now equated to curved-screen technology as of late, it is because the South Korean tech firm has a huge fascination over curved displays; but somehow, the Samsung UE55KS8000 is surprisingly flat. However, even though it doesn’t sport the company’s curved fantasies, it is still able to dish out great imaging qualities. In fact, it can deliver very decent picture performance, and as an added bonus, it is placed in a price point that is quite reasonable to reach.

Samsung UE55KS8000 Review - 4K Resolution on a Flat Screen

The Samsung UE55KS8000 Doesn’t Share the Company’s Fascination for Curved Screens

When it comes to design, the Samsung UE55KS8000 is undeniably flat. Furthermore, it dons a slim figure, which is not as surprising as the flat screen. There are a lot of television sets as of late that want to be as slim as possible, and Samsung is no exception to following that trend. This sleek frame is then echoed by a similarly slender rear. There is also the addition of a metallic trim that gleams whenever it is struck by light at the right angle. As for the desktop stand, it is a polished aluminum variety, and it does create quite the premium feel.

Looking at its connectivity options, the UE55KS8000 is mostly strong in this department. There are four HDMI posts, three USB ports, and the TV also offers Wi-Fi network connectivity. Perhaps the only disappointment when it comes to this aspect is that the only way to connect headphones with the TV is through a Bluetooth connection. Perhaps it might be following under the Apple iPhone’s footsteps, but that’s highly unlikely.

In terms of imaging performance, SDR quality is superb. There’s plenty of inky blacks to go around, and you can still see plenty of detail when dark scenes bask on the screen. Furthermore, while you’re watching videos in SDR mode, the localized LED control will cause hardly any unwanted light pollution around bright objects. This means that there are no unnecessary halos when looking at bright objects on the screen. For those who are not following the world of television sets, know that this is a feat that is rarely accomplished by an edge-lit LED TV.

While just about every other aspect of the Samsung UE55KS8000 is noteworthy, it is in the HDR department that it mostly falls short. While high dynamic range performance is still mostly stellar, there are times when you will notice some backlighting issues, and this is where the haloing effect can mostly be seen. But aside from that, this is still a pretty solid choice and is still definitely worth your money.


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