There are many good options for smart televisions on the market today. This review looks at the Samsung KS8000 Series 8 TV. We provide information about the set, the pros and cons of the unit, and a comparison to other units of similar size, price, and quality. Overall, the Samsung KS8000 is a solid unit with a nice display and sound quality.
Features of the Samsung KS8000 Series 8
There are so many options for televisions these days that reviews are almost necessary to help narrow down your choices. This article reviews the Samsung KS8000 Series 8 television, which comes in a variety of screen sizes and models from 49 inches to 75 inches.
The Samsung KS8000 is a Smart LED-backlit LCD television with many smart features that viewers want. A smart television is any television with the ability to connect to the Internet and stream popular media services, such as Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, and Pandora. The set is also able to download apps to use on the television. These apps could be web browsers, music stations, or on-demand video stations. Another feature of some smart televisions is voice recognition. This feature allows you to talk to the tv to search for content on the web. Finally, some smart televisions can even interface with your home environment and security units.
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The Samsung KS8000 Series 8 televisions are sleek in design. Their thin frame and chrome bezel sit on a pair of chrome legs. This shiny, sleek, and simple design can work in a variety of home decors. The television allows viewing from all angles, so even the back looks clean, allowing customers the option to display the television in the center of a room. There are no cables or unsightly labels to be found anywhere.
The television uses a quantum-dot panel for the display, which means enhanced color and better light output from the set, especially in dark rooms. This feature gives the most accurate color reproduction in comparison to many other units of similar size and price. Viewers can even see the picture is a sunny room thanks to the brightness of the display. At times though, it can seem to wash out the image. Other visual problems include deep reds and blacks which may not be as deep as some other sets. However, rainy scenes are bright, and faces can still be seen in some of the darkest cinematography.
Samsung installs Smart Hub software. This software allows the television to interface with many different electronic components. It can easily stream online sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Vudu. The icons for different streaming websites can be found across the bottom of the screen. Also, the Smart Hub can control home environmental controls such as the thermostat and lights if your home is equipped with that smart technology.
The Remote Control
The remote control that activates all of the different features is straightforward in design with few buttons. Some people will like this type of simplicity, and others may find it frustrating. One notable feature is a microphone button to activate a voice search, which works well without any background talking. Another unique feature is the voice guide that tells you what the television is doing. This guide is another feature that some people enjoy and others dislike.
The audio puts out 40 watts, and the music mode gives songs more power than just the standard model. Clear Voice is helpful for hearing dialogue during those movies and television shows where the volume fluctuates and sometimes cannot be understood without an external soundbar.
Specifications For 60 Inch TV
3840 x 2160
SUHD Remastering Engine
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Auto Motion Plus
Samsung Smart TV
Analog Clean View
Component In (Y/Pb/Pr)
Digital Audio Out
1 /1 /0
Wireless LAN Built-in
Light Effect Deco
Digital Clean View
Connect Share (HDD)
Enlarge/ High Contrast
Auto Channel Search
ConnectShare (USB 2.0)
BT HID Built-In
Invisible Connection (Jack)
Auto Power Off
USB HID Support
Triple Protection (500V)
AC100-240V 50/60 Hz
Yearly Power Consumption (EU Standard)
Package Size (W x H x D)
57.6 x 34.9 x 5.9 inches
Set Size with Stand (W x H x D)
53.3 x 33.7 x 11.6
Without Stand (W x H x D)
53.3 x 30.9 x 1.7 inches
Weight with packaging
Weight with Stand
Set Weight without Stand
Remote Control Model
Batteries for Remote Control
Samsung Smart Control (Included)
Mini Wall Mount Support
Vesa Wall Mount Support
Slim Gender Cable
How It Compares
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Ease of Use
Set up is similar to the Samsung.
The television comes fully assembled except for the feet, which must be put on. If you hang the television on the wall, the feet are not necessary. You will have to connect the television to the Wi-Fi network. The television should walk you through the procedures during set up. It is best to have all accounts and passwords ready during initial set up.
Vizios are manufactured well and have few build quality issues.
As is typical of a television set, Vizio offers a limited one-year warranty, but only if the television was purchased new from an authorized vendor. The limited warranty covers parts and labor. Vizio decides if the set needs to be replaced and all shipping costs would be transferred to the customer. Be sure to keep your documentation and register your television set with Vizio.
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Ease of Use
Once you turn the television on, the system will walk you through the set up beginning with a connection to the Wi-Fi network. Afterward, you will need to input any account information to access streaming networks. The system makes it very easy to do this, but it can be time-consuming. Be sure to gather all of your account information and passwords before beginning, to make it easier to set up.
Assembly time is minimal since the television is one piece. The legs will have to be added, similar to the above units if they are being utilized. If you are hanging it on a wall, purchase the proper mounting bracket for the unit.
These units are made well as Sony is a top name in televisions.
Sony offers a two-year limited warranty on parts and labor in the United States for new units. It is important to register your television set with the company through mail or online. You will also want to keep the paperwork for the television, including the sales receipt.
Samsung KS8000: Pros and Cons
Smart television technology has come a long way in recent years. While companies started out with varying designs and platforms, many are becoming streamlined to make it easier for the consumer to use. Many of the pros and cons listed here apply to smart televisions from different manufacturers because of how similar the sets have become.
Smart televisions, such as the Samsung KS8000 Series 8, are useful for combining a variety of different software into one unit with one remote. They also make more entertainment available through the television, doubling as a tablet or computer in many cases. So apps that play games stream movies, order food, and maintain your home environment can all be corralled in one place. However, different manufacturers run their own operating systems that do not all run as smoothly.
The Samsung KS8000 Series of televisions have many fine features going for them. The downsides to the sets are similar to the problems found in many other smart televisions. One of the standout features for these types of televisions is the quality of the display. The KS8000 sets have excellent picture quality in light and dark settings, but they may have problems with deep reds and blacks.
The remote has a very simple design that may either entice or frustrate the user. Given the fact that the Series 8 televisions may soon be replaced with newer models, these models are excellent options if you can find one in a size and price point that fits your needs.