The Samsung UN49KS8500 is a top-of-the-line 49-inch third generation of Curved Screen 4K Ultra HD TVs from Samsung. For 2016 Samsung is introducing the HDR (high dynamic Range) HDR1000 type of TVs which have the brand new (Quantum Dots) technology, like the KS8500 Series. This technology has produced the very best LED TV picture Samsung has ever produced. The Quantum Dot technology produces a brighter picture, 10x deeper blacks, or more to 64X increased color detail, for more natural vivid colors. High dynamic range offers you more shadow detail, brighter whites, and more natural colors. A 4K Ultra HD TV provides 3840 x 2160 resolution, which is four times the resolution of Full HD. This enables you to sit nearer to a more substantial TV and get the immersive cinema experience. Most concert halls now use a 4K projector, so in place you will have cinema resolution in the house.

Advanced 4K DISPLAY QUALITY: The Samsung UN49KS8500 4K 49-inch LED backlit TV includes Samsung’s advanced Precision Black Local Dimming with UHD Micro Dimming LED edge backlight technology for the deeper blacks and colors. PurColor (more natural colors) and Wide Color Enhancer Plus are premium top features of this TV. The upgraded Ultra Clear Pro Panel eliminates reflections, and improves the contrast ratio. The 240 Motion Rate anti-blur technology combines a native 120Hz Panel along with backlight control to supply blur free, clear motion, ideal for sports and fast paced action. This model is HDR-capable, which consists of Peak Illuminator Pro feature.

Samsung Smart HUB Apps Screen at CES (click for larger picture)

Samsung Apps

2016 Smart TV: The Samsung KS8500 4K LED Series comes with an upgraded Quad Core processor to increase Smart TV functionality, and a fresh Smart TV operating-system. IT is internet ready with Samsung Apps (hundreds available) and a complete BROWSER (broadband service required) that will give you usage of Netflix (with subscription), Amazon, Youtube, Facebook, Blockbuster, Hulu Plus, Twitter, Sports and more. Netflix, Xfinity (Comcast), DirecTV, Youtube, 4K Blu-ray players with native 4K content can be purchased in 2016. Just plug within an ethernet cable, or utilize the included Built-in Bluetooth® and wireless 802.11ac WiFi. To aid the Smart TV functions, the handy remote control includes a touchpad, and a microphone (for voice commands). SmartView 2.0 enables you to share TV content with/from your smartphone or tablet.

4K UHD Upscaling

The UN49KS8500’s Samsung UHD Upscaling Technology can Upconvert regular HD to 4K for better image quality. Energy Star compliant. ATSC Digital Tuner with QAM. 1 Component video input, and 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs for full 4K and 2D/3D connectivity for DVD players, Blu-ray, PS3, PS4, Camcorders, PCs and a variety of other digital devices. Also includes a 40 watt audio system with subwoofers, with DTS Premium 5.1 Sound. HDCP 2.2, MHL 3.0. Wi-Fi Direct. 3 USB 2.0 ports for digital photo/video/MP3 playback, Ethernet port.

Dimensions: 42.8″ x 27.6″ x 9.2″ (32 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 42.8″ x 24.8″ x 3.7″ (31.1 lbs.) without stand
Full Model#: UN49KS8500FXZA

The 49-inch UN49KS8500 4K TV is among Samsung’s best Curved LED 4K TV and comes fully loaded. They are the next generation of TVs from Samsung with Quantum Dots. Quantum Dots increase brightness and present much richer colors than normal TVs, in addition to 10x deeper blacks. Furthermore, this TV has HDR1000 technology to provide you with high dynamic range for more natural colors, brighter whites, deeper blacks. 4K Ultra HD resolution provides you with 8 megapixels of screen, versus only 2 megapixels in regular HD. This can be a future of TVs as 4K may be the new standard. 4K Ultra HD may be the same resolution as the cinema, and will offer you a more immersive experience, as the pixels are 4 times smaller, and you could sit much nearer to it. Native 4K content is merely emerging. Native 4K Blu-ray players have already been introduced in 2016. Netflix and Amazon curently have 4K content and more is along the way. This TV includes the most recent 4K standards: including HDMI 2.0 , and HEVC (h.265) decoder built-in. These allows high speed 4K (60fps) and 4K Streaming. The 2016 4K TVs have already been upgraded to 802.11ac WiFi, the most recent wireless standards to aid streaming 4K video. Other notable features certainly are a Quad Core Processor and Precision Black Local Dimming. Bluetooth® wireless audio tracks streaming to speakers or headphones. SmartView 2.0 enables you to view content from your own Smartphone or Tablet. The KS8500 4K Series has a Smart Remote. This TV can be purchased in a set screen model (UN49KS8000) see below. We previewed the Quantum Dot TVs with HDR at CES 2016, plus they have the very best picture on an LED TV we’ve seen from Samsung. The UN49KS8500 4K TV has received exceptionally excellent reviews and is a not just a SmartReview Top Pick, but has won our BEST of 2016 Award.