Samsung 55” KS7000 7 Series Flat SUHD with Quantum Dot Display TV - £749 @ Reliant Direct
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Samsung 55” KS7000 7 Series Flat SUHD with Quantum Dot Display TV - £749 @ Reliant Direct

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Found 5th Jan
Arguably better than this year's qled models and a much better price too. One of the best reviewed tvs in 2016
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You need a degree in electronics now to buy a TV.
Best price I have seen on this TV but it is 18 months old which, in the context of 4k TVs, is a very long time. As Matthew1888 has already indicated, it is getting very difficult to understand which TV is going to be better than another. So much of the jargon these days seems to be deliberately confusing.
Edited by: "stephenashforth" 5th Jan
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Qled deal on here for just £100 More?
You need a degree in electronics now to buy a TV.
Brilliant TV, it's served me well these past 15 months or so. Highly recommended at this price
Best price I have seen on this TV but it is 18 months old which, in the context of 4k TVs, is a very long time. As Matthew1888 has already indicated, it is getting very difficult to understand which TV is going to be better than another. So much of the jargon these days seems to be deliberately confusing.
Edited by: "stephenashforth" 5th Jan
Be warned this is the model with the notorious back panel issue, agree with Kevf1 the QLED is probably a better option or hope for a drop in the XE9005
Too expensive for a 2016 model which is about to be 2 years old in 3 months
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stephenashforth6 m ago

Best price I have seen on this TV but it is 18 months old which, in the …Best price I have seen on this TV but it is 18 months old which, in the context of 4k TVs, is a very long time. As Matthew1888 has already indicated, it is getting very difficult to understand which TV is going to be better than another. So much of the jargon these days seems to be deliberately confusing.


There's nothing more a newer tv can do other than be brighter. It's a 4k 10 bit HDR panel hlg compatible and I'm pretty certain it's getting HDR+ also. It's as good as an LCD screen can be a part from fald tvs which are more pricey again but in terms of HDR its as good if not better than most other lcds
Edited by: "daveykinetic" 5th Jan
matthew188814 m ago

You need a degree in electronics now to buy a TV.


Another one of the comments of the year. Well done
sumpter7 m ago

Be warned this is the model with the notorious back panel issue, agree …Be warned this is the model with the notorious back panel issue, agree with Kevf1 the QLED is probably a better option or hope for a drop in the XE9005



This is a QLED panel.
Notorious back panel issue? Well i certainly don't have it. Had this TV for almost a year, and enjoyed it everyday
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steveex1 m ago

This is a QLED panel.Notorious back panel issue? Well i certainly don't …This is a QLED panel.Notorious back panel issue? Well i certainly don't have it. Had this TV for almost a year, and enjoyed it everyday


Same here. Had no problems at all. This is a cracking price btw and probably the last chance of finding a new one
daveykinetic4 m ago

Same here. Had no problems at all. This is a cracking price btw and …Same here. Had no problems at all. This is a cracking price btw and probably the last chance of finding a new one


Yup.
This was 2016's best entry-level serious TV for a good reason. Was not superseded in terms of quality by 2017's QF7 replacement. I know the 2017 set's have HDR10+ compatibility on board now, but that format is super-niche right now. There is only so much you can expect for £750, and if that was my budget, this set would go straight to the shortlist.
Edited by: "steveex" 5th Jan
Any stock anywhere retail?
This is nearly a year after it's been discontinued so expect these to be the sets that have been difficult to sell because of niggling problems.
Only 1 year warranty
matthew188834 m ago

You need a degree in electronics now to buy a TV.


And to be able to see right through the ‘experts’ in all things audiovisual.
Reboxed unit
Click on specification tab and scroll down.
Edited by: "maciejedi" 5th Jan
Wish id never bought this. Backlight issues, annoying motion judder, powers off itself for no reason. Oh and UHD not supported via the bbc iplayer bbc.co.uk/ipl…uhd

last samsung tv i buy
maciejedi6 m ago

Reboxed unitClick on specification tab and scroll down.


As you said, their words: Please Note: This model is a Reboxed Unit - Limited Stock is Available - All Reboxed models are inspected prior to delivery - If we are not happy with the condition of the unit an alternative model may be suggested.

reliantdirect.co.uk/HOM…BwE

Sucks as I really like this model, I have watched on these a lot at friends house and its an amazing set for the price. I was seriously considering it if it had been new with full warranty.
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maciejedi6 m ago

Reboxed unitClick on specification tab and scroll down.


Good spot I didn't see that
Do most samsungs not come with a 5 year guarantee it would give me piece of mind if i spent £750 spondulys on a tv that might have panel issues later in its life , or are these samsung guarantees no good just i am interested in this tv ?
This is a great TV that's for sure. I saw this offer a few days ago and did contemplate it.

I wanted to share the reasons I didn't go for it....as others have said:

1) This is a re-boxed product
2) I believe it has 1 year warranty

Given the above and the fact I was able to get the 2017 - 55MU7000 for £50 less from John Lewis with 5 years warrenty I decided that was a better offer.

I know the MU7000 isn't this year's replacement for this TV and lacks Quantum Dot..... but I was very impressed with it at a sub £700 price point.
Just to add - if you find a new one at this price with 5 year warrenty it is a great buy. But would also be as rare a find as hens teeth
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nottmsimon32 m ago

Just to add - if you find a new one at this price with 5 year warrenty it …Just to add - if you find a new one at this price with 5 year warrenty it is a great buy. But would also be as rare a find as hens teeth


In that case this is still a decent deal. just a shame it's not brand new with 5 years warranty as I first thought.
daveykinetic1 h, 38 m ago

In that case this is still a decent deal. just a shame it's not brand new … In that case this is still a decent deal. just a shame it's not brand new with 5 years warranty as I first thought.


Decent sure - good / great? Not for me personally.
2018 models dropping soon. !!!!! watch CES
If you are gaming dont buy this. Game mode doesnt have seperate setting for HDR. so every time you switch between SDR and HDR game, you need to manually change brightness , contrast and smart led setting. pain in the ass

nottmsimon5 h, 38 m ago

This is a great TV that's for sure. I saw this offer a few days ago and …This is a great TV that's for sure. I saw this offer a few days ago and did contemplate it. I wanted to share the reasons I didn't go for it....as others have said:1) This is a re-boxed product2) I believe it has 1 year warranty Given the above and the fact I was able to get the 2017 - 55MU7000 for £50 less from John Lewis with 5 years warrenty I decided that was a better offer. I know the MU7000 isn't this year's replacement for this TV and lacks Quantum Dot..... but I was very impressed with it at a sub £700 price point.

The KS7000 is a far superior TV compare to MU7000 tho, the MU7000 cant even display HDR properly where as the KS7000 is on par or slightly better than the XE9005
Edited by: "sion22" 5th Jan
stephenashforth13 h, 28 m ago

Best price I have seen on this TV but it is 18 months old which, in the …Best price I have seen on this TV but it is 18 months old which, in the context of 4k TVs, is a very long time. As Matthew1888 has already indicated, it is getting very difficult to understand which TV is going to be better than another. So much of the jargon these days seems to be deliberately confusing.


That’s because most of it is marketing jargon with no relevence to the viewing experience but sells more product
ycsb12 h, 53 m ago

Wish id never bought this. Backlight issues, annoying motion judder, …Wish id never bought this. Backlight issues, annoying motion judder, powers off itself for no reason. Oh and UHD not supported via the bbc iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/latest-news/blue-planet-II-uhdlast samsung tv i buy


If you want to avoid backlight get an OLED : all LED will to a greater or lesser extent have backlighting issue
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mb13574 h, 25 m ago

If you want to avoid backlight get an OLED : all LED will to a greater or …If you want to avoid backlight get an OLED : all LED will to a greater or lesser extent have backlighting issue


Then you gain whole other problems.
alltaken1236th Jan

Then you gain whole other problems.


What other problems only one I've heard is screen burn but they have something built I that shifts the image slightly
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tovtm16 m ago

What other problems only one I've heard is screen burn but they have …What other problems only one I've heard is screen burn but they have something built I that shifts the image slightly


I've had the B6 oled and the B7 oled. The b6 uses pixel shifting to refresh the screen, same with the B7. B6 was a lottery with screen burn. B7... well, it's evident on any screen. Those who claim not to have any are oblivious (which isn't a bad thing).

The higher light output on the 2017 range causes more retention leading to burn in.

Then there is banding and a lack of uniformity - if you place a grey image on the screen (very easy to test) you will see streaks of dark and light columns. There is also tinting issues and near black crush which leads to loss of detail in any gradients near black. Once you notice the banding it is impossible to ignore during normal viewing.

OLED TV's can be fantastic, not yet though - they have to be babied and static images avoided constantly, not waht I consider a fair compromise for perfect black, but not greys.

Overall I consider a far brighter image from a FALD LCD screen with a bias light for dark scenes superior to an OLED at this point. Sony agrees with this as the top of the line is the ZD9 (above the oled A1).

Here's my latest B7 purchase with a full screen grey image (2 days in) Note the tinting issue, yellow at the sides, the banding columns, the burn in from enjoying a HDR film with a strong lighting requirement (how you should be able to view HDR):

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My point is that LCD has its problems, but I would take a strong performing HDR LCD over an OLED on the 2016/17 range. LCD problems can be minimised with a bias light and they have much brighter performance.
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alltaken1236th Jan

I've had the B6 oled and the B7 oled. The b6 uses pixel shifting to …I've had the B6 oled and the B7 oled. The b6 uses pixel shifting to refresh the screen, same with the B7. B6 was a lottery with screen burn. B7... well, it's evident on any screen. Those who claim not to have any are oblivious (which isn't a bad thing).The higher light output on the 2017 range causes more retention leading to burn in. Then there is banding and a lack of uniformity - if you place a grey image on the screen (very easy to test) you will see streaks of dark and light columns. There is also tinting issues and near black crush which leads to loss of detail in any gradients near black. Once you notice the banding it is impossible to ignore during normal viewing.OLED TV's can be fantastic, not yet though - they have to be babied and static images avoided constantly, not waht I consider a fair compromise for perfect black, but not greys.Overall I consider a far brighter image from a FALD LCD screen with a bias light for dark scenes superior to an OLED at this point. Sony agrees with this as the top of the line is the ZD9 (above the oled A1).Here's my latest B7 purchase with a full screen grey image (2 days in) Note the tinting issue, yellow at the sides, the banding columns, the burn in from enjoying a HDR film with a strong lighting requirement (how you should be able to view HDR):[Image] My point is that LCD has its problems, but I would take a strong performing HDR LCD over an OLED on the 2016/17 range. LCD problems can be minimised with a bias light and they have much brighter performance.


I'm an owner of an oled e6 and ks7000. The oled crushes blacks and lots of detail is lost due to this. I have a sky q box and if you put on the youtube app with the grey background the uniformity banding is evident. Then there's the terrible LG motion processing. There is a terrible splash effect on fast moving scenes. Oled is great for dark rooms ks7000 isn't. I use my ks7000 for gaming as LG made game mode too dark with a firmware update and with the worry of burn in. If i knew what I do now then I'd have looked for a fald tv. Overall I think there is allot less concerns with LCD tech than oled
matthew18885th Jan

You need a degree in electronics now to buy a TV.


But seriously, this TV has almost all the bells and whistles of the new fangled 4K HDR10 technology. The price is amazing for the technology you get. If you're looking for best value technologically advanced TV then this telly seems to be it. I dont think Ive seen a better TV at this price point. As with any super-high end TV, to get the best out of this TV you will need either a Netflix 4K/Amazon Prime subscription or a 4K HDR Blu Ray player.
Reading this thread tells me all TVs are shite.
alltaken1236th Jan

I've had the B6 oled and the B7 oled. The b6 uses pixel shifting to …I've had the B6 oled and the B7 oled. The b6 uses pixel shifting to refresh the screen, same with the B7. B6 was a lottery with screen burn. B7... well, it's evident on any screen. Those who claim not to have any are oblivious (which isn't a bad thing).The higher light output on the 2017 range causes more retention leading to burn in. Then there is banding and a lack of uniformity - if you place a grey image on the screen (very easy to test) you will see streaks of dark and light columns. There is also tinting issues and near black crush which leads to loss of detail in any gradients near black. Once you notice the banding it is impossible to ignore during normal viewing.OLED TV's can be fantastic, not yet though - they have to be babied and static images avoided constantly, not waht I consider a fair compromise for perfect black, but not greys.Overall I consider a far brighter image from a FALD LCD screen with a bias light for dark scenes superior to an OLED at this point. Sony agrees with this as the top of the line is the ZD9 (above the oled A1).Here's my latest B7 purchase with a full screen grey image (2 days in) Note the tinting issue, yellow at the sides, the banding columns, the burn in from enjoying a HDR film with a strong lighting requirement (how you should be able to view HDR):[Image] My point is that LCD has its problems, but I would take a strong performing HDR LCD over an OLED on the 2016/17 range. LCD problems can be minimised with a bias light and they have much brighter performance.


That picture is absolutely shocking. Was that TV under warranty and are you covered? I have the Samsung KS9000 from 2016. I dont know why LCDs get such a bad rap about their black levels. Outside a pitch black room my blacks are near perfect. I also agree OLED is the future but I want to give them at least 5yrs to iron out the burn in issues and prices to come down to LCD TV levels
ycsb5th Jan

Wish id never bought this. Backlight issues, annoying motion judder, …Wish id never bought this. Backlight issues, annoying motion judder, powers off itself for no reason. Oh and UHD not supported via the bbc iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/latest-news/blue-planet-II-uhdlast samsung tv i buy


Don't tell me you had thought Before buying it, that BBC i-player 4k uhd was foremost in your mind? Netflix and amazon, sky and 4k discs I can agree with..... But BBC...... No chance
Cold, it's basically second hand.

"reboxed unit - all of our reboxed units are fully inspected prior to delivery"

So basically some bloke wipes it with a baby wipe and some kitchen role and into the box ready for your living room. Nice Tele, but I'd rather brand new with a 5 year guarantee from a reputable company like JL, Richersounds, etc.
daveykinetic3 h, 21 m ago

I'm an owner of an oled e6 and ks7000. The oled crushes blacks and lots of …I'm an owner of an oled e6 and ks7000. The oled crushes blacks and lots of detail is lost due to this. I have a sky q box and if you put on the youtube app with the grey background the uniformity banding is evident. Then there's the terrible LG motion processing. There is a terrible splash effect on fast moving scenes. Oled is great for dark rooms ks7000 isn't. I use my ks7000 for gaming as LG made game mode too dark with a firmware update and with the worry of burn in. If i knew what I do now then I'd have looked for a fald tv. Overall I think there is allot less concerns with LCD tech than oled


Sounds a bit odd, I've got the B6 and there's no banding on any version of the Youtube app (Sky Q / LG / Nvidia Shield).
My 60" version of this is fantastic
TALON19731 h, 48 m ago

Don't tell me you had thought Before buying it, that BBC i-player 4k uhd …Don't tell me you had thought Before buying it, that BBC i-player 4k uhd was foremost in your mind? Netflix and amazon, sky and 4k discs I can agree with..... But BBC...... No chance


No but every other manufacturer under the sun seems to have made it work for tv’s going back several years. Samsung made claims that this tv was future proof and that they would support hdr in various guises going forward. They lied. Well documented on various forums. Muppets.
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