With the creation of the internet, our lives have become more interactive, connected and entertainment driven. We all love to watch our favourite television shows, boxsets, movies and more.
Over the last decade or so, our TV’s `have become much more than a television, their arguably our entertainment hub. When we realised we were going to get the opportunity to review the Samsung UE49KU6500 49-Inch Widescreen Smart Television, we simply couldn’t wait!
They say, that first impressions count and on this occasion, we would have to agree. We pulled the TV out of the box and to put it simply, the curved screen looked like it meant business from the get go. Thanks to the Ultra 4K Definition, we hoped this beauty would look amazing from all angles, so how did it fair?
We decided to put on one of our favourite boxsets, Boardwalk Empire, and we were mightily impressed with the clarity and depth of the image. The Samsung team have really thought long and hard about how the curved nature of the screen could be used to enhance the overall viewing experience.
We found that the curved screen offered a wider “field of view” to reveal all the important details. The clarity of the picture is improved with “Auto Motion Plus”. This delivers smooth and detailed images even for fast onscreen action. This has been used in-conjunction with “PurColour technology” which brings colour to life and produces natural skin-tones as well as realistic greens and blues for richer viewing.
We obviously tried this Smart TV on a wider range of mediums, including movies, video games and live TV to the highest resolution possible. In all we must say, it’s one of the best resolutions we’ve seen in a long time.
In case you didn’t know, as the curved screen offers a wider field of view, this means it brings the corners closer to you, thus providing a clearer view with ultimate levels of detail. The Samsung UHD TV automatically optimizes universal content so you’ll always enjoy a UHD-level viewing experience no matter the original quality.
By using a 4-step upscaling process, details are improved as frame noise is eradicated. The resulting picture quality is stunningly clear and generally better all-round. Did you know, the Samsung standard UHD meets all the criteria “Digital Europe” and CEA UHD picture quality standards, delivering over 17 million stunning colours and exceptional detail to all scenes. The general pixel resolution on this television is around 3840 x 2160.
Optimal screen curving means the curve radius is tailored by screen size allowing you to lose yourself wholly in the fantastic viewing experience. This is also enhanced by the stunning brightness and true-to-life colours with the KU6500. It has a lovely High Dynamic Range which has been achieved thanks to Crystal Colour, revealing details hidden in the shadows and delivering HDR mastered content.
It doesn’t matter if you’re using this Smart TV for the internet, gaming or cable television. Included is a range of catch up and streaming services, the Samsung UE49KU6500 Smart TV ensures you’ll always be able to find something to entertain yourself and your friends.
Whether it’s boxsets with 4k Netflix and Amazon Prime or catch-up with BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, or My5. A great plus feature is the fact you can access content without interrupting what you’re currently watching!
However, that’s not all, the UE49KU6100 Smart 4k television offers “Cloud Gaming”, this gives you a range of video games directly on the television without the need for a console.
There’s no more fooling around with cables and connectors, no more waiting to buy hard copies of games and no more having to upgrade your console every couple of months.
With video streaming game services and the smart UE49KU6500 TV games, choosing a game is as simple as changing the channel. On the Samsung SUHD TV, all you need to access your favourite games is a controller, an internet connection, and one remote. It’s that simple with smart TV games. The tough part is deciding which one to play first!
However, should you wish to connect a standard game console you can also do that! This 4k TV has 3 HMDI inputs and 2 USB sockets. As well as video games, you can easily use a Ultra HD Blu-ray player which can connect to the TV with comfort.
For your own piece of mind, the USB does have playback, this means it will accept both photo and music files. The enhanced spec sockets can also accept video files too! As standard, USB sockets playback files. Some will also record, for example, TV programs from a TV to hard drive. However, it does not have a PC input or a DVI input.
Connect & Share photos and videos and continue watching content from a variety of content partners including Netflix and Amazon Instant Video directly from your phone to your TV, whether this is an iOS or Android device, with a single press of a button.
Speaking of connectivity, you can easily connect the TV to your connected smart home thanks to Samsung SmartThings. Using your SmartThings Hub (sold separately) you can set it to turn on as you enter the room and adjust connected lights and speakers, good huh?
For that extra piece of glamour, we love the fantastic Screen mirroring feature. This lets you share content on your smart device on the big screen with family and friends. You simply control the TV with the included remote control using your voice for comprehensive convenience!
Let’s take a closer look at the networking features of this 49-inch Samsung Smart TV. Firstly, it is DLNA Compliant, this stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music, photos or video from your PC, laptop to TV or another device.
As you would also expect the UE49KU6500 TV has wireless connectivity, it also has access to the BBC iPlayer, full web browser capabilities and Netflix 4k Streaming. Just like a PC, this UE49KU6500 Smart Television has a Quad Core processor, for excellent speeds when processing multimedia applications.
The general power consumption of the UE49KU6500 is around 0.3 watts when on standby and 89 watts when in normal use. The EU Energy efficiency rating is an “A”. The most energy efficient products are rated in the A+ and A categories, while G is the most power hungry and less efficient. As you can see, the Samsung UE49KU6500 Smart TV has an excellent energy rating for its specifications.
- Screen technology: LED bottom lit
- 4K HDR: Yes
- Screen size: 49″
- Curved radius: 3000 mm
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160
- Processing rate: 1400 PQI
- Dynamic contrast ratio: Mega
- 4K Ultra HD compatibility: 4K Upscaling picture enhancement
- 4K HDR
- Smart TV services: Catch up TV: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, My5
- Streaming: Netflix 4K, Amazon Prime 4K
- App store: Samsung TV Apps
- Custom homepage
- Full internet browser
- Social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
- Gaming apps
- Built-in WiFi
- Ethernet: Yes
- Connections – HDMI x 3
- USB 2.0 x 2
- TV tuner: DVB-T2 Freeview HD Tuner
- Audio power 20 W
- Sound enhancement: Dolby Digital Plus
- Energy efficiency class: A
- On-mode power consumption: 89 W
- Annual power consumption: 123 kWh
- Colour: Black
- Internal menu languages: 27 languages
- Dimensions – Unboxed: 639.9 x 1104.1 x 119.1 mm (H x W x D)
- Unboxed with stand: 701 x 1104.1 x 310.2 mm (H x W x D)
- Boxed: 721 x 1315 x 199 mm (H x W x D)
- Weight – Unboxed: 12.3 kg
- Unboxed with stand: 13.5 kg
- Boxed: 20.6 kg
If you would like to find out more information about this product, then please Click Here to visit Samsung’s official website