KS9800 Seriesby Samsung

  • KS9800 Series
  • KS9800 Series
  • KS9800 Series
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A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
90%
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PROS

  • The high light-output capability of Samsung KS9800 Series UHDTVs, combined with a full-array local dimming backlight, makes these flagship sets a perfect option for viewing high dynamic range content.
  • Quantum dot technology on the KS9800 Series ensures rich color reproduction with up to 95 percent coverage of digital cinema (P3) color space.
  • Samsung’s new and improved Smart Hub user interface lets you easily control HDMI-connected sources such as a Blu-ray player, DVR, or game console using the the TV’s remote control.

CONS

  • Like many other high-end LCD TVs, the KS9800 Series has a narrow viewing angle, with images losing contrast and color richness when viewed from off-center seats.
  • The curved screen can take getting used to, and it has the disadvantage of exaggerating room-light reflections
  • As you’d expect from a company’s flagship set, KS9800 Series models are expensive compared to the competition.
As Samsung’s flagship UHDTVs for 2016, the KS9800 Series delivers images with sufficient brightness and contrast to satisfy requirements for high dynamic range viewing and then some. Quantum dot tech results in rich, extended color, while a new Smart Hub interface can control all your HDMI-connected sources. The main downside is the price: Starting out at $4,500, KS9800 Series sets are more expensive than much of their LCD TV competition, and the curved screen design might be off-putting to some buyers.
NameKS9800 SeriesSignature G6 SeriesE6 SeriesReference Series RS65-B2X930D Series
ManufacturerSamsungLGLGVizioSony
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The combination of the contrasting highlights as shot by the director in the Batman vs. Superman movie and the strong brightness performance…

The combination of the contrasting highlights as shot by the director in the Batman vs. Superman movie and the strong brightness performance of the UN65KS9800 made this one of the most dramatic demonstrations of HDR I’ve yet witnessed on a consumer display.

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The Samsung KS9800 SUHD TV with HDR is the single best LCD 4K TV we've seen in 2016.

The Samsung KS9800 SUHD TV with HDR is the single best LCD 4K TV we've seen in 2016.

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If you want to really see what High Dynamic Range is all about, the KS9800 is practically the poster child for HDR.

If you want to really see what High Dynamic Range is all about, the KS9800 is practically the poster child for HDR.

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If there's one thing about the UN65KS9800's design that some people won't like, though, it will be its curved screen. Curved screens have be…

If there's one thing about the UN65KS9800's design that some people won't like, though, it will be its curved screen. Curved screens have been dividing TV lovers since Samsung introduced them in 2014, and for all its stylish touches the UN65KS9800 is unlikely to sway the curved screen naysayers.

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The KS9800’s off-axis (viewing angle) performance is, compared to many other premium TVs, pretty poor.

The KS9800’s off-axis (viewing angle) performance is, compared to many other premium TVs, pretty poor.

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The Samsung KS9800 is a full-featured 4K TV that supports the Ultra HD Premium HDR specification. This quantum-dot LCD set also boasts a ful…

The Samsung KS9800 is a full-featured 4K TV that supports the Ultra HD Premium HDR specification. This quantum-dot LCD set also boasts a full-array backlighting system, which helps improve black levels and reduces the occasional (but subtle) light flashing you may witness in scene transitions on other sets.

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Also playing its part here is the new ‘Moth Eye’ screen filter Samsung has applied to the UN65KS9800, which does a strikingly good job of so…

Also playing its part here is the new ‘Moth Eye’ screen filter Samsung has applied to the UN65KS9800, which does a strikingly good job of soaking up onscreen reflections to boost your perception of contrast.

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