Review – Samsung UE40KU6000K 40-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Last Modified: October 10, 2017
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When it comes to 4K TV, the High Dynamic Range is one of the latest features that one should know and the Samsung UE40KU6000K is one of the first 4K Smart TV that possess this feature. Let’s take a closer look at the Samsung UE40KU6000K 40-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV and see if it offers value for your money.

Samsung UE40KU6000K 40-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

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Specifications

  • 40-Inch Screen Size (101 cm)
  • TN Panel
  • 50Hz Refresh Rate (100 Motion Rate)
  • High Dynamic Range
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Digital Broadcasting (DVB-T2C/DVB-C) / Analog Tuner
  • 3 HDMI Ports
  • 2 USB Ports
  • 1 (Y/Pb/Pr) Component In Port
  • 1 Ethernet Port RJ45
  • Quad-Core Processor
  • Supports Wi-Fi Connection
  • Dolby Digital Plus DTS Sound System
  • Built-In Streaming Service
    • Amazon Instant Video
    • Netflix
    • Catch up TV
    • HBO Go
    • Hulu
    • Pandora
    • YouTube
    • M-GO
  • For more details, Visit SAMSUNG.

According to Samsung, the Samsung UE40KU6000K UltraHD Smart TV has a picture quality index (PQI) of 1300.

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What is Picture Quality Index (PQI)?

Samsung’s Picture Quality Index (PQI) rating is Samsungs very own rating that they use to rate the quality of their TV.  It is affected by a number of factors such as resolution, colour and other image enhancement techniques. Basically, the higher the PQI, the better the TV but one should keep in mind that PQI does not apply for all brands of TV in the market. It only applies to Samsung TVs.

What is HDR?

The High Dynamic Range (HDR) simply means that a TV with this feature can provide better contrast, greater brightness levels, and a wider colour palette. In simpler terms, HDR aims to recreate an image that’s closer to the actual scenery when seen by the human eye.

Closer Look – Display Panel

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At a closer look, the Samsung UE40KU6000K UltraHD 4K Smart TV boasts an elegant and modern design. Its display panel is capable of displaying 4K content and it further enhances the viewing experience thanks to the native support of HDR for this TV.

Dimension of UE40KU6000K

The image quality is impressive. Despite being an entry-level 4K Smart TV, the shadow details, colour, image reproduction, and image quality is on par with those that are more expensive models.

The display panel is rated 100 Motion Rate which means that it is capable of 50Hz refresh rate. For gaming, that means it is only capable of producing 50 frames per second. Which is quite okay for console gaming where most games are locked at 30 frames per second but the experience might not be so pleasant when used with high-end PC for gaming.

Overall, the quality is by far amazing for its price of £439.00 on Amazon.co.uk.

Closer Look – System

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As a Smart TV, the Samsung UE40KU6000k features a quad-core processor and a built-in cloud game, web browser, and Apps. This TV uses Samsung’s very own operating system.

This TV also supports the use of Miracast, Wi-Fi Direct, and TV to Mobile Mirroring. This means that this TV gives you the option to watch TV on your phone or tablet or have your phone or tablet display on your TV.

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Lastly, this TV has a built-in UHD Upscaling technology by Samsung. Which means that it converts a non-4K content into 4K quality for that better viewing experience.

Closer Look – Audio

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In terms of audio quality, this TV features Dolby Digital Plus sound system and uses 2 channel speakers with down firing bass reflex. Dolby Digital Plus is basically a digital audio compression scheme developed by Dolby Labs. It is designed to produce a higher quality of audio through multi-channel digital audio.

What’s a bit disappointing for us for this TV is that it doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio port for those that wish to use their headphone with this TV. Now that’s something to consider if you plan to buy this TV. If it doesn’t bother you, then this TV will be a great choice.

Our Verdict

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The Samsung UE40KU600K UltraHD 4k Smart TV is a great value TV for less than £440.00. Though it may not be a 2017 model, that’s what makes this 4K Smart TV a great buy. With all of its features and capabilities, you can’t go wrong with this TV.  The price will definitely be cheaper in the future as more 2017 model becomes available from Samsung and from other brands.

The Samsung UE40KU6000K is like your personal theatre at home rather than a TV. Thanks to its features such as 4K native resolution, UHD Upscaling technology, HDR support, and a Dolby Digital Plus audio system. Picture quality is superb and is on par with those far more expensive models.

Overall, the Samsung UE40KU6000K UltraHD 40-Inch 4K Smart TV is one of the best 4K Smart TV that you can buy. Unless, of course, if you prefer latest models. Otherwise, in terms of price and features, this TV really puts the value on your money.

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Despite being a 2016 model, it is still one of the best-selling TV on Amazon.co.uk as of this writing.

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