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Samsung 55” UE55KS7000 Ultra HD Quantum Dot Smart TV, UHD Premium £999 John Lewis
Samsung 55” UE55KS7000 Ultra HD Quantum Dot Smart TV, UHD Premium £999 John Lewis

Samsung 55” UE55KS7000 Ultra HD Quantum Dot Smart TV, UHD Premium £999 John Lewis

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Now available for £999 at Richersounds and £999 Currys/PC world with free installation.


Been watching this TV for a while and it's the cheapest I've come across so far.

It's certified UHD premium which should give a bit of future proofing.

From the blurb:
Be blown away by the brilliant brightness of Samsung’s Quantum Dot display. Boasting top-shelf HDR, crystal-clear 4K and crisp moth-eye technology, this set’s explosion of colour will change the way you look at your media. Coming with a revamped Smart platform, you’ll enjoy console-less gaming on Playstation Now, control your home through SmartThings and access all the apps you’ll ever need. Finished with a chic branch feet design, the KS7000 is a monument of entertainment technology.

Eye-Popping HDR 1,000
Forays into colour-boosting High Dynamic Range (HDR) have begun, and Samsung are one of the forerunners. As members of the newly-founded UHD Alliance, they've delivered top-of-the-range HDR with a staggering 10-bit colour depth. This means that there are over a billion individual colours to deepen your view and show shades you’ve never seen in home entertainment before. Samsung's HDR 1000, indicating over 1000 nits of shimmering brightness, gives a glorious glow that will knock your socks off. Usually, studios are forced to dilute the colour of their shows and films to fit on our TVs. Now, HDR screens like the KS7000 can channel content from studio-to-living room with the same precision and utterly otherworldly hues.

Razor Sharp 4K
To respond to screens getting bigger, brands have packed their screens with more pixels. This 55-inch screen has four times the number of pixels than 1080p HD TVs, delivering stunning realism, natural motion and incredible detail. Experience this high-spec picture across a range of broadcasts, movies, sports and more thanks to 4K upscaling. As it converts lower resolution content to near-4K quality, anything you watch on the big screen will be truly extraordinary.

Vibrant Quantum Dot SUHD Display
Samsung add even more colour to their HDR and SUHD with a mass of super-tiny nanocrystals that give deeper shades. This tech delivers 30% more colour accuracy and 64 times more gradation to each pixel than standard sets. So, the KS7000 will give your living room an insane lustre that plunges into the delightful depths of every show and movie.

Ultra-Black Moth-Eye Technology
Embrace blacker blacks, whiter whites and an all-round contrast bonanza with Samsung’s new Ultra-Black tech. The KS7000 absorbs natural light in the same way that a moth does to see better at night, so your set won’t suffer from frustrating glare. This way, you won’t need to close your curtains to keep colours sharp. Furthermore, this TV’s Peak Illuminator Pro doubles the depth of blacks of standard 4K, giving your home-viewing premium polish.

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Superb price. So tempted. Black Friday beckons!!!

uses a 10 bit VA lcd panel
Edited by: "lumsdot" 1st Nov 2016

lumsdot

uses a 10 bit VA lcd panel



Is that good or bad?

Amazing price really for what you get.

I bet Richer sounds will match as well for an additional year of Warranty.

I'm holding out until the new year personally, when I can release a bit of capital for a new TV. This is the baby i'm after! Or KS8000 if it can be achieved at the same/similar price!

buffig

Superb price. So tempted. Black Friday beckons!!!



get it now and claim the price match in 28 days, haven't bought this one as its out of our price range but already bought a different version already took a £100 off via price match and just waiting

imranbashir_uk

Is that good or bad?



Good, 10 bit means real hdr.
Va lcd means better contrast than an ips lcd.

If you need better viewing angles then look for ips lcd, but contrast will not be as good

Sadly the stands/feet configuration on 90% of these TVs necessitate further expense of buying a very long cabinet.

Many thanks Craigarthur

I was also following this & a few alternatives with a view to ordering on Black Friday.

Now ordered, still more than 10 in stock .

Will also check if price drops again - not sure it will.

Having a look online, this looks to be an 8-bit panel rather than a 10-bit one. Does anyone have this TV? I'm really tempted but feel like I should go with Sony 55XD9305 instead.

It's a 10-bit panel.

Had mine for about a month and it's fantastic just be aware that build quality can be a bit hit and miss. The rear panel can detach it took me three to get a good one but it's well worth it as the picture is stunning.
Edited by: "f1refox" 1st Nov 2016

hi chaps

would appreciate your opinions...

looked at a Sony Bravia 55XD8577/8599

around 1000 right now at John Lewis and curry's.

new x1 chip. saw this telly in person and it's pretty good even with SD sources.
so should I also consider this to telly or continue with the Sony?

thanks.

polarbaba

hi chapswould appreciate your opinions...looked at a Sony Bravia … hi chapswould appreciate your opinions...looked at a Sony Bravia 55XD8577/8599around 1000 right now at John Lewis and curry's.new x1 chip. saw this telly in person and it's pretty good even with SD sources.so should I also consider this to telly or continue with the Sony?thanks.



You would be best trying to view them both and having a play. I can vouch that the 7000 is a superb set but no idea how it fares to the Sony.

professor936

Having a look online, this looks to be an 8-bit panel rather than a … Having a look online, this looks to be an 8-bit panel rather than a 10-bit one. Does anyone have this TV? I'm really tempted but feel like I should go with Sony 55XD9305 instead.



Yes, 10bit confirmed as it UHD certified. Great picture quality but software very buggy and annoying. Samsung support next to useless as well. Good price though as paid 100 squid more from Richer last month.

polarbaba

hi chapswould appreciate your opinions...looked at a Sony Bravia … hi chapswould appreciate your opinions...looked at a Sony Bravia 55XD8577/8599around 1000 right now at John Lewis and curry's.new x1 chip. saw this telly in person and it's pretty good even with SD sources.so should I also consider this to telly or continue with the Sony?thanks.


There is a post on another thread recently regarding the SD on the KS7000 and the person posting said the SD was very dissapointing.
Edited by: "gazman090970" 1st Nov 2016

in terms of quality.. I was worried about the current new batch of telly's as I have a Panasonic plasma and didn't want to spend a 1000 and get a worse experience!. but the picture on the sony was fine.
wasn't able to see the others.
I did see all the telly's in Costco, which did a very poor job of selecting a SD source and setting the TVs in some awful mode which made all of them look crap.. even the 4000 pound oled TVs!.
so no joy there.

pannan

Yes, 10bit confirmed as it UHD certified. Great picture quality but … Yes, 10bit confirmed as it UHD certified. Great picture quality but software very buggy and annoying. Samsung support next to useless as well. Good price though as paid 100 squid more from Richer last month.



UHD certified does not guarantee a 10 bit panel it only guarantee's the set can accept a 10 bit signal,as for this particular set even on av forums there a some that are saying 8 and some 10 looking at all the evidence I think it's more likely a 8 bit panel than a 10.

it's 10bit. 100%

I did previously look into these and they are called the 8000 series elsewhere. they do appear to be 10 bit

gazman090970

UHD certified does not guarantee a 10 bit panel it only guarantee's the … UHD certified does not guarantee a 10 bit panel it only guarantee's the set can accept a 10 bit signal,as for this particular set even on av forums there a some that are saying 8 and some 10 looking at all the evidence I think it's more likely a 8 bit panel than a 10.



And if you read through the thread, you will see the overwhelming majority of evidence points to this being a 10bit panel. Guy in Richer sounds even showed me the spec sheet Samsung had sent out and it clearly stated a 10bit panel.

Tip: there are few chances to get £back when shopping at John Lewis online - one for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members is to go via the VA FC "Shops Away" and get 2 miles per £ (current rate).
shop.virgin-atlantic.com/dep…wis

polarbaba

I did previously look into these and they are called the 8000 series … I did previously look into these and they are called the 8000 series elsewhere. they do appear to be 10 bit



That's the range up from this

polarbaba

I did previously look into these and they are called the 8000 series … I did previously look into these and they are called the 8000 series elsewhere. they do appear to be 10 bit


They are called that here too and you would need to add £500 to the price of this set if you wanted one.

Saw this TV in Curry's yesterday. You have to see it to believe the quality. It's just incredible

gazman090970

They are called that here too and you would need to add £500 to the price … They are called that here too and you would need to add £500 to the price of this set if you wanted one.



He means outside the UK. In the US this range is indeed the 8000 model. Worth noting when checking reviews.

What's this tv like with motion? In my experience Sony's motionflow is the best.

pannan

Yes, 10bit confirmed as it UHD certified. Great picture quality but … Yes, 10bit confirmed as it UHD certified. Great picture quality but software very buggy and annoying. Samsung support next to useless as well. Good price though as paid 100 squid more from Richer last month.



But I guess you got a 6 year warranty from Richer Sounds so still not too bad

exexpat

Sadly the stands/feet configuration on 90% of these TVs necessitate … Sadly the stands/feet configuration on 90% of these TVs necessitate further expense of buying a very long cabinet.


It's a pain isn't it ? You can get this sort of thing ... amazon.co.uk/Pro…FNY ... but it would be better to have a central stand.

eslick

get it now and claim the price match in 28 days, haven't bought this one … get it now and claim the price match in 28 days, haven't bought this one as its out of our price range but already bought a different version already took a £100 off via price match and just waiting


Exactly this

avforums.com/thr…-38

Post # 1128 & 1140 seem to confirm this is a 10 bit panel, although in fairness it did seem to take Samsung a while to give a fully straight answer.

Reading through the thread it seems to be a bit of a lottery on build quality so you must check the back of your set for peeling if you decide to get one (back is attached by double sided tape in places which is causing problems).

Finally people on AV forums and on here keep posting displayspecifications.com/en as the source for this set being 8-bit but I wouldn't take anything that site says as gospel, not saying it's not right for a lot of models but it doesn't get it's info from anywhere others can't access.

In fact if you scroll to the bottom of the home page you will see the following message which confirms mistakes could be present on the site:

"The information on this website is provided on "as is, as available basis" without warranty of any kind. DisplaySpecifications is not responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies or other errors in the information it publishes. All warranties with respect to this information are disclaimed. Reproduction of any part of this website in its entirety or partially or in any form or medium without prior written permission is prohibited. The trademarks, marques and logos of the manufacturers of devices, software, hardware, etc. are the property of their respective owners."

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Thanks so much Op....have been waiting for a drop on this and pulled the trigger. excited now

I brought this from Richer sounds for £1299 a month ago it is awesome and highly recommended, I will point out though it took me about two weeks to get the picture just right, many a night adjusting settings just to get the tv right for my eyes.
Lots of help online with settings, please don't but plug in and watch as your missing out and most tv's are set for dynamic range which is perfect in shops but not in your front room.......BUY IT !!!!!!!!
Reviews on what hi-fi etc.

cold...no 3d

Great tv. I bought it last week from currys and thanks to this post, I just took advantage of their price match.

If you get one with a decent panel (AOC VA) then this TV is hard to beat in terms of what it offers for the price.

Good image quality and HDR performance, low input lag which makes it perfect if you're looking for a 4KTV to go with your PS4 Pro, Xbox Scorpio or PC. The only thing that worries me is mentions of poor motion handling, can't see any mentions in professional reviews but John Lewis and some other sites have 1* reviews complaining about judder in all content, regardless of interpolation settings and firmware updates.

For the 8 bit vs 10 bit comments in this thread, this TV is 10 bit.
The USA "KS7000" is 8 bit which is where the confusion is coming from I think. You need to go for a "KS8000" or higher to get 10 bit in the USA.

RajUK

http://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/6da41d0showing 8 bit ?



See my comment above yours.

I own the KS7500 (Curved version of this TV) - very good. Some have had issues with build quality of the plastic back, can't say I have. That aside, the TV itself is very very good. Many make an argument for this being the best value TV to get you into the UHD10 market right now (some say the 8000/8500). You'll need this for the Xbox Scorpio hence why so important for some. The TV recently had UHD Game Mode confirmed also, so you will be able to play the Scorpio or PS4k with low lag and UHD graphics - one of the few TV's at this price point you can do this on.

Highly recommend, and obviously with John Lewis you have that guarantee.

paulincov

I brought this from Richer sounds for £1299 a month ago it is awesome and … I brought this from Richer sounds for £1299 a month ago it is awesome and highly recommended, I will point out though it took me about two weeks to get the picture just right, many a night adjusting settings just to get the tv right for my eyes.Lots of help online with settings, please don't but plug in and watch as your missing out and most tv's are set for dynamic range which is perfect in shops but not in your front room.......BUY IT !!!!!!!!Reviews on what hi-fi etc.



How is it for 720 and 1080p?
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