Immerse yourself in HD entertainment with this Samsung curved 4K SUHD TV. This smart TV provides a lifelike color palette, HDR 1000 brightness and 3840 x 2160 resolution, letting videos come alive on the screen. This Samsung curved 4K SUHD TV also supports Dolby Digital Plus surround sound connection for a truly cinematic experience.
The reason Samsung is on top
Posted by: Hilight from: on
Let's see, where do I start? Living in Charlottesville where Xfinity is king, this TV has OLED's beat by split decision. I am so happy that I followed my hunch to upgrade from the TV me and my wife had. However, I took a gamble by buying it without fully "consulting" with her, largely because I knew that she would try to talk me out of it. Fortunately, when I got home from work one day, I saw that she took total advantage of the Netflix access which brings out the absolute best in the SUHD quality. Even though I eventually won her over, fellas learn from me and don't make such a gamble, because if this TV wasn't holding up to it's expectations, I would have had to face the music.
Anyway, what separates this new 9000 series from the OLED and other smart TVS is it's attention to detail. It even makes 1960's television shows and movies look near perfect. And for those of you who think a soundbar is mandatory? No it isn't. It sounds decent by itself, because in this series, the speakers in the TV have mini built in sub-woofers that provide a theater worthy sound. Of course, I heard this TV with the matching soundbar, and it does make a big difference, but that's an extra $1000 that can wait for now. After all with the cables, wall mount, and blu-ray player, this is a $3100 investment. So I'll eventually add the soundbar, because Samsung turned me into a home theater addict with this masterpiece.
If you like Samsung, BUY THIS. If I could afford to, I may have have got the 65 inch aka "The big boy" and shut it down! LOL, but this 55-inch is great in it's own right.
To be continued..............(My Blu-Ray review)
20 out of 21 found this review helpful.
THE NEWEST AND BEST SAMSUNG OUT TO DATE!!
Posted by: techittothemax from: on
This brilliantly built television takes me back when I sit down in my lounge chair and use the voice command feature to complete most tasks... better than a new apple tv. I can monitor tweets on programs as I watch them. I can view data relevant to the particular show I'm watching. Can even play games to the side of the tv such as memory, minesweeper. New stuff is being updated regularly so far. This is a tv to have connected to the Internet all the time. It offers WiFi and ethernet options. Has an amazing interface (Internet friendly) which allows multiple tabs and has a decent size hard drive to save any other apps you want to download. It like my giant tab s I tell people.
I definitely recommend the calibration on ALL higher end tvs. Picture is great although not full array backlit but the blacks are comparable to the OLEDs. Just my opinion. With this television you can also begin to control lights andalarms and much more through samsung smart hub feature included.
It's really up to you how far you want to take this Samsung KS 9500. Watching TV while the wife plays connect four one moment to full surveillance. Solid television...9 series!
12 out of 13 found this review helpful.
I love this Picture
Posted by: DMEltoro from: Seabrook, Tx on
This TV is the best picture that I have ever seen. Since I have switched to Direct TV and have 4K it does not get any better. Make sure you pick up the right 4K receiver as well. You will love it!
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
good as it gets
Posted by: henri05 from: new york on
picture perfect Samsung is the best, this is our second 4K Samsung the first was not the curve both equally amazing After a few days the picture keeps getting better. Easy set up
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MrSpock from: on
The detail is so fine it looks like you're actually there. And the curved screen really does make a big difference; it gives depth to the picture and also prevents any ambient light from raking across the screen (My living room is a wall of glass complete with clerestory windows so there's lots of raking light) The picture is phenomenal!
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
By far the best t.v. I have ever owned
Posted by: Escow39 from: Thompson ridge ny on
Bought this after reading many articles and reviews of televisions. This top of the line Samsung with the curved screen is amazing. It makes you feel like you are right there in the action durning sports. It is scary good when watching action movies. I have a Sonos sound system attached and the sound from this t.v. is incredible.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Nice but not over the top
Posted by: Sash from: on
When you are in the store looking at this curved screen everything looks wonderful and you feel almost a 3D effect. At home, in the dark watching from my bed, it looks like a flat screen. Only you don't have full width of the flat since it is curved so it looks smaller. I use this in my bedroom and it is a lovely item but I wish I had just gotten the flat one. I have a larger, Samsung flat one in the living room and I like it better. The picture is fine with curved and if I am close to it during the day I do see it the way it is supposed to look...or I think it is supposed to look...just like in the store. I also got the sound bar and I don't use it. Too loud for a bedroom. The speakers are just fine on the tv.
9 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Best TV Ever!
Posted by: TexasColonel from: on
Perfect TV! Samsung has been the best in flat screens for many years but they really pulled out the stops for this 55" curved screen TV.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Stylez619 from: San Diego, CA on
I was originally hesitant about going with a curved display, but after getting it, I'm so happy I did. The form factor of the TV is a great bonus. I have this unit mounted on a full motion Sanus mount and the back of the TV is just as great looking as the front.
I will say, with a caveat, that the first unit I bought developed a small row of dead pixels and some on screen menu glitches after about 3-4 weeks. I exchanged it out for a new one and waited another month before posting this review. I'm happy to say that the second unit works perfectly.
The Samsung OneConnect box is pretty convenient to minimize the amount of cabling running to the unit. It can, however, provide some tricky set-up decisions if you're trying to hook it up with an A/V receiver. Since the TV itself has a plethora of built in media apps (Hulu, Amazon Video, Youtube, Netflix, HBO GO, etc) and the codecs to play several different video formats off an external hard drive directly, you may have to sacrifice using your AV system for certain inputs and rely on the TV speakers only. Of course, depending on your receiver and AV set-up, you could always add a Chromecast to your receiver to add app functionality and use surround speakers. The good news, is that the TV speakers are pretty decent overall and are more than good enough for casual use.
The picture quality and color rendering is great, although I do think the motion engine could be better. There's some significant motion judder in background artifacts in action scenes. Sony's XBR engines blow this unit away, unfortunately. I'd even venture to say that personally, I think LG's TruMotion may even work better than Samsung's. But if you can put that aside, there's really not a whole lot about this TV that's not to love.
The remote might also be one of my favorite pieces. Sleek, minimalist, feels great, and can control a plethora of extra peripherals perfectly.
I feel like the OS is also one of the strong points on this unit. The onscreen menus and seamless integration between other inputs, video apps, and your cable provider channels is fantastic.
4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Best tv picture I have ever seen
Posted by: R2Fun from: on
Wow! This TV has amazing color clarity and brightness, even better than other Samsung flat screens I previously owned. This is the first curved screen and first 4K television I have owned, and I am very impressed by it. If you have an opportunity to purchase one of these televisions, you will not be disappointed.