SAMSUNG UE49KS8000 £799 @ rgbdirect with 5 year warranty.
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SAMSUNG UE49KS8000 £799 @ rgbdirect with 5 year warranty.

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Found 6th Nov
Not sure which out of the three sets to go for. The KS8000 is now discontinued and this seems to be the only retailer with them in stock under 1K...

The MU7000 is for sale everywhere so this could potentially drop quite a bit for Black Friday...(?)


UE49MU7000 = £799 with free BR player
UE49KS7000 = £699 @ reliantdirect

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That’s weird had just been in to a John Lewis and a Samsung Rep was telling me how good this TV is but JL don’t sell it! Looks like a good price to, I think Which among others recommended this last year.

mu7000 looks okish on HD but not perfect, I still prefer the LG49SV800 in that price range in HD at least

I think this was on here a few days back. If im right they don't have them in stock its just a con to try and get you to buy the mu7000
Edited by: "parabootz" 6th Nov

The ks range is a great TV, compared to the MU range and LG led

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parabootz2 m ago

I think this was on here a few days back. If im right they don't have them …I think this was on here a few days back. If im right they don't have them in stock its just a con to try and get you to buy the mu7000


Thanks for the heads up, I'll give them a call tomorrow and find out.

insideman3 m ago

Thanks for the heads up, I'll give them a call tomorrow and find out.

Can't for the life of me find the post on here now, so I apologise if i'm wrong.

Great price. Just wondering if the MU range eliminated the judder issues associated with the KS?

49"?

Perfect as I'm looking for a smaller portable for the spare room.

As someone said, they say it's out of stock and say the mu7000 is as good/the same. It's not

MU
10 bit??

This should be voted cold. They don't have it in stock, they are trying to sell you another TV which is worse and say they forgot to edit the website. No point calling them.

mcormack8 m ago

MU 10 bit??

The mu7000 is a 8bit+frc the mu8000 is a 10 bit panel

Don't think much of their bundles/deals with the MU7000... You can save the grand sum of £0 on all of the supposed deals!

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Edited by: "a_user" 6th Nov

a_user5 m ago

Don't think much of their bundles/deals with the MU7000... You can save …Don't think much of their bundles/deals with the MU7000... You can save the grand sum of £0 on all of the supposed deals![Image]

You can claim cash back from Samsung when buying bundles
Edited by: "Smadmad" 6th Nov

Smadmad5 m ago

You can claim cash back from Samsung when buying bundles


I thought that was the case, but poorly presented on the website just the same.

Smadmad11 m ago

You can claim cash back from Samsung when buying bundles

The sound bar shown in the picture you posted isn't eligible, according to the Samsung website.

samsung.com/uk/…ar/
Edited by: "Smadmad" 6th Nov

£65 delivery to NI. Christ.

kharma4523 m ago

£65 delivery to NI. Christ.

Unfortunately Jebus won't help

Smadmad2 h, 17 m ago

The mu7000 is a 8bit+frc the mu8000 is a 10 bit panel


It makes practically no difference.

Impossible to tell you're right.

I ordered and they offered me the MU8000 instead which I took, same price. Some downs some ups against ks but I was happy enough.

I have the KS7000 49 and the TV was £1k back in January, HD and 4K is superb for a 10bit. I compared it to the other brands within the same price range and it just looked better. You can’t go wrong with this range.

Voted cold. This one's not in stock and they offer you an inferior model. Seems a bit "bait and switch"
Edited by: "benji555" 7th Nov

applepieman8 h, 59 m ago

Impossible to tell you're right.I ordered and they offered me the MU8000 …Impossible to tell you're right.I ordered and they offered me the MU8000 instead which I took, same price. Some downs some ups against ks but I was happy enough.


What would you say were the upsides?

It's a good price for an MU8000 but it is supposed to be a lower model, part of the mid-range U series instead of the high end S/Q series.
Smadmad1 h, 11 m ago

Here we go again


You're the one refusing to discuss why you're attributing better pictures to higher bit depth, I'm quite happy to go into the detail.

EndlessWaves1 h, 59 m ago

What would you say were the upsides? It's a good price for an MU8000 but …What would you say were the upsides? It's a good price for an MU8000 but it is supposed to be a lower model, part of the mid-range U series instead of the high end S/Q series. You're the one refusing to discuss why you're attributing better pictures to higher bit depth, I'm quite happy to go into the detail.

It's not the sole attribute but it contributes to a better picture.
I don't care about the science behind it but if I turn off hdr on my ps4 It degrades the picture. If I turn off hdr off on my tv it doesn't look as good. So really no need to go into detail
Edited by: "Smadmad" 7th Nov

mcormack15 h, 26 m ago

MU 10 bit??


Above 49" in this model unfortunately

applepieman11 h, 6 m ago

Impossible to tell you're right.I ordered and they offered me the MU8000 …Impossible to tell you're right.I ordered and they offered me the MU8000 instead which I took, same price. Some downs some ups against ks but I was happy enough.


What website? Cant seem to find the MU8000 on Reliant Direct

Anyone know how to calibrate the picture quality for standard and movie mode for mu8000 49inch to get best picture quality?

EndlessWaves3 h, 17 m ago

What would you say were the upsides? It's a good price for an MU8000 but …What would you say were the upsides? It's a good price for an MU8000 but it is supposed to be a lower model, part of the mid-range U series instead of the high end S/Q series. You're the one refusing to discuss why you're attributing better pictures to higher bit depth, I'm quite happy to go into the detail.


Based on pure tech spec the MU is inferior but how much can actually be noticed is debateable. Blacks colour etc better on KS8000, MU does handle motion slightly better. The MU8000 is the top of the MU 8 series (save for the MU9 which is almost identical). There were some issues with the KS series, build quality wasn't good with bezels coming away. Also some had serious backlight issues which may account for some of the refurbs knocking about.

The reality is however it is all a bit moot, the KS series is finished for all practical purchasing purposes, so the MU for £800 is a very good buy regardless of the comparison. I would have happily had the KS8000 if I could but I set my MU up yesterday and am content I would not achieve the same results for £800, very happy.
Edited by: "applepieman" 7th Nov

If you live near Swindon, check out the John Lewis Outlet.

You'll only get a 12-month warranty, and most of the labels will state 'damaged', however, the sales clerk said that the majority of the TVs they receive have been returned simply because the price has dropped, an offer has changed to include a free gift, or the customer has decided it's too big when they've got it home - unfortunately John Lewis HAS to open the box to check the contents even if they weren't previously opened.

We wanted to replace our 3D TV with a similar model as we use that feature (even though 3D appears to have died out for now) and they just happened to have one of the previous year's models that had 3D. We were concerned due to the age, but it turned out it had never been opened and was simply misplaced stock from their flagship Oxford Street store in London that they could no longer sell, so we got it with a 70% discount off the RRP!

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parabootz21 h, 46 m ago

Can't for the life of me find the post on here now, so I apologise if i'm …Can't for the life of me find the post on here now, so I apologise if i'm wrong.


Called them earlier today, and as ppl have been saying they are indeed out of stock, "we're waiting for our web team to update the website"...

The person I spoke to said they could do the 49MU8000 for the same price which seems to be a steal considering it's £1200 everywhere else including their own site!

insideman3 m ago

Called them earlier today, and as ppl have been saying they are indeed out …Called them earlier today, and as ppl have been saying they are indeed out of stock, "we're waiting for our web team to update the website"...The person I spoke to said they could do the 49MU8000 for the same price which seems to be a steal considering it's £1200 everywhere else including their own site!

That's great if it's right, but I've got a feeling they meant the 7000.

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benji5559 h, 7 m ago

Voted cold. This one's not in stock and they offer you an inferior model. …Voted cold. This one's not in stock and they offer you an inferior model. Seems a bit "bait and switch"


Had a look around today and it seems KS model is now sold out everywhere. I agree it's bad practice if they are intentionally doing this, BUT If you are after the MU8000 £799 is a VERY good price. It's £400 more expensive everywhere else!

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parabootz10 m ago

That's great if it's right, but I've got a feeling they meant the 7000.



parabootz10 m ago

That's great if it's right, but I've got a feeling they meant the 7000.


Pretty sure he said MU8000. Also judging by the comments I think @applepieman purchased at this price(?)

insideman11 m ago

Pretty sure he said MU8000. Also judging by the comments I think …Pretty sure he said MU8000. Also judging by the comments I think @applepieman purchased at this price(?)

Fair enough, sounds like a good price then

ks8000 has a fault with the glue on the back panel, every TV I saw on display had the problem

budget_bob39 m ago

ks8000 has a fault with the glue on the back panel, every TV I saw on …ks8000 has a fault with the glue on the back panel, every TV I saw on display had the problem


You're talking about the KS7000, these were notoriously bad for the back peeling. The main issue around the KS8000 has been backlight bleed.

I want one even more now as it's not in stock Anywhere

insideman3 h, 26 m ago

Had a look around today and it seems KS model is now sold out everywhere. …Had a look around today and it seems KS model is now sold out everywhere. I agree it's bad practice if they are intentionally doing this, BUT If you are after the MU8000 £799 is a VERY good price. It's £400 more expensive everywhere else!


When I phoned up they said the MU7000 but they might be doing it for the MU8000 now which would be a good deal

benji55526 m ago

When I phoned up they said the MU7000 but they might be doing it for the …When I phoned up they said the MU7000 but they might be doing it for the MU8000 now which would be a good deal

That would be a great deal, the 55" goes for £1249 most places with free blu ray
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