Samsung 65 inch HDR 4K, £999 John Lewis
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Samsung 65 inch HDR 4K, £999 John Lewis

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Found 26th Nov 2016Made hot 27th Nov 2016
Hi what does everyone think of this? I'm looking for a good 65 inch under a grand. I know you can get Hisense but not sure I want to risk it. Can't find a proper review of this model anywhere.

Cheers

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some say a higher quality smaller screen size is better than a lower quality bigger screen.

Agree with the above post save £50 drop 10 inches and get a 55KS7000 it's a far superior set.
Edited by: "gazman090970" 26th Nov 2016

My opinion would be to go with Hisense 65'' m7000..good reviews....a lot of tv for the money ...just because you buy a 'known 'make like Samsung does not mean the tv' s they sell are problem free... just look at the many reported problems with the ks7000 for example. I too am in the market for a 65'' tv and am more inclined to go with hisense over samsung would consider buying from john lewis due to 5 year warranty or Richersounds 6 year ...just hoping the price will drop a bit more before i purchase.

There's one review here, and the same price from Richer Sounds: http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ue65ku6020/sams-ue65ku6020

Worth considering, because Richer Sounds gives a 6 year warranty (John Lewis just 5) and infinitely better customer service than John Lewis.

oldboy64

My opinion would be to go with Hisense 65'' m7000..good reviews....a lot … My opinion would be to go with Hisense 65'' m7000..good reviews....a lot of tv for the money ...just because you buy a 'known 'make like Samsung does not mean the tv' s they sell are problem free... just look at the many reported problems with the ks7000 for example. I too am in the market for a 65'' tv and am more inclined to go with hisense over samsung would consider buying from john lewis due to 5 year warranty or Richersounds 6 year ...just hoping the price will drop a bit more before i purchase.



Great price and good reviews of this set but it does have a problem with HDR that may be an issue if is something you are specifically looking for.

Original Poster

hmmm thanks for your comments... now more confused than before
Perhaps a bit more research for me rather than getting caught up in black Friday

I can remember when Samsung was the new cheap kid on the block-now we see Hisense and by the reviews this Chinese company are becoming a Big contender. Samsung seem to have lost their way with quality control. Some are pleased with the KS7000 series many others are sending them back for backs coming off (they stick them on with double sided tape) to stutter to terrible light bleed it goes on and on. It's a lottery and Sony aren't much better. That's why people are now turning to Hisense rather than the big names. My advice is look through the USER threads e.g. Avforums not just the professional review before choosing.

Don't want to risk what exactly? Samsung didn't start out massive you know and as far as I am aware Hisense are yet to release exploding products.

A branded name doesn't always mean better. Hisense top end TV for the same price give or take will be better than this mid ranger from Samsung.

The warranty will most likely be covered via the store and if all else fails what do you pay house insurance for?

ku6400 for £1099 , the thing that let's ks7000 down is the upscaling. it all depends on what your primary source is going to be. all these TV, 's have their place.

With Samsung I have learnt over the years

5000 keep well away from unless you are skint
6000 mid range the higher up the 6000 the better. Things like auto dimming etc get added
7000 just down from their top one, usually same screen but few features missing
8000 top one then variants of this one like curved etc is 9000,9500

I have had a 6700 before but not low 6's. Got an 8000 now and had a 9500 2 years ago. They 6700 was spot on. Check the differences on the 6's all way up to see what they are missing.

You might want to check this one but it's lost years and doesn't look as nice but it's higher up the 6's

hotukdeals.com/dea…659

OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV thread.

If you are someone who is upgrading from a crappy old LCD or a TV that's an old HD ready or low quality 1080p TV, and you are after the biggest TV you can get and are probably going to stick EastEnders on and watch a few dodgy movies from a Kodi box, then this is a really good deal. Let's not all lose our minds and start classing every 8bit panel an absolute disgrace. We've all watched beautiful 1080p in SDR for quite some time, yet since people have sniffed out the 10bit HDR thing, everyone suddenly works at the Dolby Laboratories dishing out lectures to everyone.

If you, however, are planning on playing UHD Blu-ray discs from a £200 player, or an Xbox One S, or you are gaming on a PS4 Pro currently and want to juice every one of those 1 billion colours out of a HDR 10bit panel and will be spending your time calibrating your TV to within an inch of its life, then steer clear.

You have to spend serious money to get the full HDR experience. Don't think about just jumping to the KS7000 either, as it's the bottom end of Samsung's Ultra Premium range. If you want future proofing in the world of HDR then you need to be going the KS8000 or 9000 or moving to Panasonic's DX902, Sony's XD930 range, and then your talking double the price of this TV.

This is a hot price for a 65 inch Samsung TV which 6 months ago, people would have been wetting themselves opening it's box in their living room after paying £2000 for it. Stop the HDR nonsense.

Matty8787

Don't want to risk what exactly? Samsung didn't start out massive you … Don't want to risk what exactly? Samsung didn't start out massive you know and as far as I am aware Hisense are yet to release exploding products. A branded name doesn't always mean better. Hisense top end TV for the same price give or take will be better than this mid ranger from Samsung. The warranty will most likely be covered via the store and if all else fails what do you pay house insurance for?


Strange point of view

Richer sounds and curry's selling the 60" version for £799. Richer sounds model comes with 6 years warranty.

EmperorRosko

OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV … OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV thread.If you are someone who is upgrading from a crappy old LCD or a TV that's an old HD ready or low quality 1080p TV, and you are after the biggest TV you can get and are probably going to stick EastEnders on and watch a few dodgy movies from a Kodi box, then this is a really good deal. Let's not all lose our minds and start classing every 8bit panel an absolute disgrace. We've all watched beautiful 1080p in SDR for quite some time, yet since people have sniffed out the 10bit HDR thing, everyone suddenly works at the Dolby Laboratories dishing out lectures to everyone.If you, however, are planning on playing UHD Blu-ray discs from a £200 player, or an Xbox One S, or you are gaming on a PS4 Pro currently and want to juice every one of those 1 billion colours out of a HDR 10bit panel and will be spending your time calibrating your TV to within an inch of its life, then steer clear.You have to spend serious money to get the full HDR experience. Don't think about just jumping to the KS7000 either, as it's the bottom end of Samsung's Ultra Premium range. If you want future proofing in the world of HDR then you need to be going the KS8000 or 9000 or moving to Panasonic's DX902, Sony's XD930 range, and then your talking double the price of this TV.This is a hot price for a 65 inch Samsung TV which 6 months ago, people would have been wetting themselves opening it's box in their living room after paying £2000 for it. Stop the HDR nonsense.



Spot on! You should be prime minister!!! LOL
Edited by: "jamran" 27th Nov 2016

I have the 40" version of the very same tv. It's a capable set and comes with tizen. I also have the 65" KS9000 , again a capable set. Can I see 2 grand difference between the two? Naaaah. Less than a grand it's a safe punt

Well....I just bought a Samsung SK7000 so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the complaints by some about upscaling and judder are minor and will be sorted out via updates...

The mass of good reviews have been compelling so after decades of loyalty have finally said goodbye to Panasonic....

Banned

Get a projector and have whatever size screen you wish.

Original Poster

EmperorRosko

OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV … OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV thread.If you are someone who is upgrading from a crappy old LCD or a TV that's an old HD ready or low quality 1080p TV, and you are after the biggest TV you can get and are probably going to stick EastEnders on and watch a few dodgy movies from a Kodi box, then this is a really good deal. Let's not all lose our minds and start classing every 8bit panel an absolute disgrace. We've all watched beautiful 1080p in SDR for quite some time, yet since people have sniffed out the 10bit HDR thing, everyone suddenly works at the Dolby Laboratories dishing out lectures to everyone.If you, however, are planning on playing UHD Blu-ray discs from a £200 player, or an Xbox One S, or you are gaming on a PS4 Pro currently and want to juice every one of those 1 billion colours out of a HDR 10bit panel and will be spending your time calibrating your TV to within an inch of its life, then steer clear.You have to spend serious money to get the full HDR experience. Don't think about just jumping to the KS7000 either, as it's the bottom end of Samsung's Ultra Premium range. If you want future proofing in the world of HDR then you need to be going the KS8000 or 9000 or moving to Panasonic's DX902, Sony's XD930 range, and then your talking double the price of this TV.This is a hot price for a 65 inch Samsung TV which 6 months ago, people would have been wetting themselves opening it's box in their living room after paying £2000 for it. Stop the HDR nonsense.



Great point, even for me I set about 3meters from the screen so I'm not even going to see the full 4k from where I'm sat according to this graph:

http://i.rtings.com/images/optimal-viewing-distance-television-graph-size.png

Ideally I wanted a 1080p screen but they are no cheaper

This is the point I've been making on the thread 1080p Oled, all these 4K sets are a waste of time unless you get REALLY big ones. Went to friends yesterday to watch Independence Day resurgence on 49" in 4K from Samsung 4K player, and couldn't tell the difference from bluray. Didn't tell friend as he was very impressed said if you go right up close to the screen you can't see the pixels! Whats it all about?

Edited by: "Jaybeam" 28th Nov 2016

EmperorRosko

OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV … OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV thread.If you are someone who is upgrading from a crappy old LCD or a TV that's an old HD ready or low quality 1080p TV, and you are after the biggest TV you can get and are probably going to stick EastEnders on and watch a few dodgy movies from a Kodi box, then this is a really good deal. Let's not all lose our minds and start classing every 8bit panel an absolute disgrace. We've all watched beautiful 1080p in SDR for quite some time, yet since people have sniffed out the 10bit HDR thing, everyone suddenly works at the Dolby Laboratories dishing out lectures to everyone.If you, however, are planning on playing UHD Blu-ray discs from a £200 player, or an Xbox One S, or you are gaming on a PS4 Pro currently and want to juice every one of those 1 billion colours out of a HDR 10bit panel and will be spending your time calibrating your TV to within an inch of its life, then steer clear.You have to spend serious money to get the full HDR experience. Don't think about just jumping to the KS7000 either, as it's the bottom end of Samsung's Ultra Premium range. If you want future proofing in the world of HDR then you need to be going the KS8000 or 9000 or moving to Panasonic's DX902, Sony's XD930 range, and then your talking double the price of this TV.This is a hot price for a 65 inch Samsung TV which 6 months ago, people would have been wetting themselves opening it's box in their living room after paying £2000 for it. Stop the HDR nonsense.



​Quality advice, not least because HDR doesn't have agreed standards. An 'Ultra HD Premium' tag (instead of just 'HDR') is true HDR.

EmperorRosko

OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV … OK I think this HDR thing is getting out of hand in pretty much every TV thread.If you are someone who is upgrading from a crappy old LCD or a TV that's an old HD ready or low quality 1080p TV, and you are after the biggest TV you can get and are probably going to stick EastEnders on and watch a few dodgy movies from a Kodi box, then this is a really good deal. Let's not all lose our minds and start classing every 8bit panel an absolute disgrace. We've all watched beautiful 1080p in SDR for quite some time, yet since people have sniffed out the 10bit HDR thing, everyone suddenly works at the Dolby Laboratories dishing out lectures to everyone.If you, however, are planning on playing UHD Blu-ray discs from a £200 player, or an Xbox One S, or you are gaming on a PS4 Pro currently and want to juice every one of those 1 billion colours out of a HDR 10bit panel and will be spending your time calibrating your TV to within an inch of its life, then steer clear.You have to spend serious money to get the full HDR experience. Don't think about just jumping to the KS7000 either, as it's the bottom end of Samsung's Ultra Premium range. If you want future proofing in the world of HDR then you need to be going the KS8000 or 9000 or moving to Panasonic's DX902, Sony's XD930 range, and then your talking double the price of this TV.This is a hot price for a 65 inch Samsung TV which 6 months ago, people would have been wetting themselves opening it's box in their living room after paying £2000 for it. Stop the HDR nonsense.



​Awesome. Amen.

Samsung TVs appear to be very well review at the moment and so I purchased a 65" KU6000. While I appreciate that more expensive Samsung will,be better the KU6000 gives an outstanding picture. If this model is comparable then it will give fantastic "bang for the buck".
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