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Ultimate Geek

# 206058 8-Dec-2016 10:20
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Needing a new TV and in 65 inch. Seems like Samsung 65KU7000 ticks most of the boxes for an ok price. Can get for about $3,200. 


Has HDR, 4k and also supports local apps like Neon, Netflix etc. 


Should I consider anything else for that price range or be looking for? Cant spend any more than that.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1684528 8-Dec-2016 11:35
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From memory I bought the 55inch version, I'm pretty happy with it. The Netflix app is a bit slow loading and often needs to reload after being powered on, wifi is also slow connecting after powering on and plex kept dropping out. Switched to Ethernet resolved the last two, but the netflix app is still a bit screwy. As for broadcast TV, I have no idea how it performs.


These have 8bit color rather than 10bit and the HDR isn't to the full spec, compared to the next models up but cost wise they are in a sweet spot. In store I noticed a difference between the KU and KS range but the price difference was more than I wanted to spend.



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  # 1684631 8-Dec-2016 13:36
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Totally recommend the KS8000 I have one; its a higher grade panel SUHD + HDR1000 and at JB-HIFI for $2777.00 and you can get a $200 cash back so comes to $2577.00 the sale is till the 14th Dec but its 55Inch ?








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  # 1686985 13-Dec-2016 11:53
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Here are some small notes on my, albeit older, Samsung JU7500 screen that would be worth considering when looking at other Samsung panels:


I use a Harmony remote, and a remotely located AVR. The JU7500 doesn't have an HDMI4 discrete input button, and that's also the only input available to use ARC. As such it's awkward to have the AVR connected and set up nicely with a single HDMI run. Instead I have to run an optical to push audio through. The Harmony macro's to get to HDMI4 are all workarounds and inevitably fail which instantly lowers the WAF, and my in-house brownie points get used up super fast.


The built in recorder function is fine but pretty odd to get to the recorded shows. You have to go through the main menu and into the schedules menu and so on, rather than straight into a recorded shows menu.


The one-connect mini is all well and good, but for my hidden cable setup is ever so slightly too short to be perfect. Cable runs are tight and don't allow for easy configuration. I don't know if the screen you have also uses the mini, but on the whole the concept is pretty good. I think I would probably spring for the higher spec screen that uses the one-connect (non mini) next time though. It would let me keep the (assumed) good panel for longer as the one-connect can be upgraded independently. 


I'm sure I have plenty of other weird notes to consider but those stick out.

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  # 1689568 15-Dec-2016 16:17
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If you havn't bought one already  Harvey Norman are doing the Series 9 65" UA65KS9000 today ( maybe for the weekend ) for $3677 - undercutting SmithsCity price of $3699, pretty cheap as they were $4600 last week on special and Black Friday

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