The Samsung UE55KS7000 is an absolute cracker. With stunning picture quality and incredible sound, it’s a proven performer in the UK market and quite frankly one of the best 4K televisions you can buy in this price range.
Non-curved but packing all the latest technology, this is a fantastic addition to Samsung’s 7-Series. The picture is simply amazing when channelling HD sources, with 4K in particular shining through in glorious vibrancy. The HDR+ feature is quite simply awesome - 'upscaling' all images to HDR with incredible accuracy that has to be seen to be believed.
The sound is a major selling point with this model. Any current owner of a super-slim television will tell you that if there’s one drawback it’s the sound quality – but here is a model that really bucks that trend. The sound is so good a soundbar isn’t necessary, such is the rich and balanced quality of the UE55KS7000’s inbuilt speakers. But if you already have a soundbar or home theatre system you can still easily connect them up via the digital audio and HDMI sockets. It even has Bluetooth connectivity for a wireless system if required.
Finally you get a nicely designed smart remote with on-screen pointer which responds to pressure on a trackpad and a massive four HDMI ports to connect all your other devices. The electronic programme guide (EPG) has clearly been lovingly designed and is easily navigated. With a Freeview HD tuner and a Freesat-licenced satellite HD decoder, as well as PVR functionality, the UE55KS7000 has every feature you could want.
- Stunning images, especially in 4K
- HDR+ feature is extraordinary
- Staggeringly-good sound quality
- Slightly restricted viewing angles
- Relatively expensive
- No 3D compatibility
Why you should buy it:
At the lower end of the top, top models, this is a fantastic all-round 4K Smart TV with next-level sound quality.