Excellent sound and picture quality at a great price
If you’re looking for a non-curved television which looks and sounds great, comes with an array of modern features, but is cheaper than a smartphone, then the Samsung UE40KU6000 has to be in the mix.
The elegant build of this slimline television perfectly complements its excellent picture quality. This UHD TV has HDR Pro technology and is 4K ready, the result being superb detail and real-life colours replicated to stunning effect. Turn it on and it’s immediately apparent that this television produces imagery that is a cut above conventional UHD standards. For a TV this cheap you’re not going to get across-the-board five star reviews, but the images are exceptional and you’ll struggle to find better value for money.
Televisions in this price range often come with decent displays, but are let down by tinny sound that distorts when the volume is turned up. Not so the UE40KU6000. The internal speakers aren’t going to win any awards, but they’re clear and effective across the upper and lower ranges.
The Samsung UE40KU6000 comes with almost all the features of a top model. Although it’s not 3D-ready, it’s a Smart TV with built-in Wi-Fi and has PVR functionality for pausing and recording live TV. Smart Hub provides a full range of television streaming services, while SmartThings is a showy feature that uses sensors with your TV to control home heating levels, keep an eye on your sleeping baby, or even turn your lights on and off.
- Very good pictures and sound
- Packed to the gills with features
- Stunning value for money
- No SCART for backward compatibility
- No inbuilt Freesat
- Remote control is basic
Why you should buy it: For the price you won’t find many better televisions. The sound and picture quality are well above average and there are cool features aplenty.