Samsung UN60KS8000 review & specs

Samsung UN60KS8000: Advanced Color and Fast Performance of 60’’ UHD TV

Samsung UN60KS8000

The Samsung UN60KS8000 review boasts the premium picture quality and enhanced smart performance while providing limited angle view and preset modes. It incorporates multiple color- and contrast improving technologies, together with the high motion rate and low lag.

The KS8000 series is produced since the year 2015 and includes four screen sizes, from 49 to 65 inches. These are high-end LED TVs implementing a wide color palette, accurate color mixing, and Quantum Dot technology for proper pixel illumination and color boost. The advanced LED illumination makes the basis for UHD dimming and efficient HDR, producing the natural and high contrast picture.

The Samsung UN60KS8000 specs show that the TV is made on the AMVA matrix providing high contrast and good light transmission while allowing for a better viewing angle than the entry-level VA-based TVs. The DCI P3 color system serves for the variability and a large amount of color hues and shades, while the Quantum Dot film makes up for the smart color highlight and brightness (the TV can get as bright as 1000 nits on peak).

The native UHD resolution and the HDR1000 tech bring the smooth natural picture with the rich deep blacks and well-balanced whites. The colors stay saturated at any lighting while the darkroom performance produces the sharpest contrast.

Edge lighting works well on the Samsung UN60KS8000 TV, without blind spots or uneven contrast. It also benefits the local dimming creating a highly vivid and bright picture. The TV set implements the 120Hz native motion rate leaving no trails or blurred spots even at zoomed sports watching and dynamic gaming. The input lag is minimal, enabling a good monitor performance.

Smart features set is standard, while the Samsung-powered Tizen system operates fast through different control options. Managed by the Quad-core processor, it ensures quick switching between apps and lagless overall performance.

The TV is very thin and has a solid build. The silver finish is smooth, the bezel is thin, with a slightly wider lower part. The remote is performed in the minimalist tradition, with thin yet functional buttons and works without delay for both streaming and Smart TV applications.

Samsung UN60KS8000 pros and cons

Pros

  • Enhanced 4K upscaling with efficient noise reduction and detailing.
  • AutoMotion Plus tech enables highly contrast and sharply focused picture for dynamic scenes.
  • Straightforward, easily navigable menu with an immediate response; quick calibration option lets change the basic settings in a few seconds.

Cons

  • The sound is insufficient for a large room, both for volume scale and sound quality.
  • The OneConnect box requires fiddling with settings for proper work.

Common features

Product

Samsung UN60KS8000

Model

UN60KS8000

Brand

Samsung

Rating

3.9 of 5

Reviews

1009

General

Series

KS8000

Screen sizes in series

49, 55, 60, 65

Display

Screen size, inch

60

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160

Display type

AMVA3

Screen design

flat

Display width, cm/in

131.69/51.84

Display height, cm/in

74.07/29.16

Display area, %

91.98

Display colors

1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

120

Aspect ratio

16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR1000

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS, WebM, ASF

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

Flash Video, VC-1, VP7, VP8, VP9

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178

Vertical, degrees

178

Audio

Speakers

stereo

Speakers power, W

40

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

ALAC, AIFF, APE, M4A, MIDI

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

silver

Width, cm/in

135.13/53.2

Height, cm/in

78.49/30.9

Depth, cm/in

4.32/1.7

Weight, kg/lbs

22.1/48.72

Width with stand, cm/in

135.13/53.2

Height with stand, cm/in

85.6/33.7

Depth with stand, cm/in

29.46/11.59

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

22.6/49.82

Connections

HDMI

4

USB

3

Component video input

0

Composite video input

1

VGA input

0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

400 x 400

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu, Starz,CinemaNow

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Supreme Motion Rate

Backlight technology

Edge LED

Manufacturer

Native refresh rate, Hz

240

Panel bit depth, bits

10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.034/0.013

Pixel density, ppi

74

Processor

Model

Jazz-M, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Tizen 2.4

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

65

Maximum power consumption, W

200

Standby power consumption, W

0.3

User manual

Manual