Samsung KU7000 Review

An excellent gaming TV, the KU7000 is great for doing more than just watching movies. With the ability to hook up several devices at one time, it makes swapping devices easy as clicking a button. With a great picture, sound and overall appearance, it is an affordable investment that will upscale the oldest of movies to make them appear better than ever.
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Rating8
Design
9.2
Picture Quality
7.9
Sound Quality
7
Video Games
8.2
Movies
7
Extra Features
8.5

Short Specification
Type
LED
Resolution
4K
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Screen Sizes
40 inch 65 inch
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When looking for TV’s, Samsung is one of the top names that comes to mind. They have good reputation for making great products that are affordable for the average household. The KU7000 is no exception to this.

Samsung’s KU7000 TV has a classy yet simple design that will enhance any room it is put in. With a slim and dark gray metallic frame, it looks great either hanging on the wall or sitting in its own stand. The stand, which is made from the same dark gray metallic, is simple yet sturdy and cleverly designed to prevent the TV from being able to tilt back or forwards easily. It even comes with a small yet hardy remote control that has the raised bumps to make finding buttons even easier.

Available in 40″, 43″, 49″, 55″ and 65-inch screen sizes, finding the right size for your home is easy. This model is very slim, only 2.17 in’ at the thickest part. It comes with a sturdy stand that works great at preventing wobbling or tilting of your TV, even for the largest size. The connections are on the back, however, they are angled towards the side so you can hang it on the wall, if you prefer, without blocking access to them.

Perfect for gaming, the KU7000 has good contrast and black uniformity, however, it does not have local dimming; only edge lit backlight. The motion blur and input lag are very low so it works well with your consoles or Wi-Fi. There are three HDMI and two USB inputs as well as analog out, component in, composite in, Ethernet port and the cable/antennae connection.

Samsung’s popular Smart Touch remote control is slender and easy to hold. It features fewer buttons but is just as easy to use as any remote. It has a voice control feature that allows you to easily control certain functions.

There are plenty of apps already installed with the option of adding more through the app store or internet browser. There is a very fast CPU installed, allowing for heavy multitasking without being sluggish. It can browse through installed apps and what they have on them while still watching the content in an app.

Pros
  • Newly designed stand is sturdier than others.
  • Input connections are on side so wall mounting will NOT block them.
  • Simple design remote with voice activation.
Cons
  • Out of the three available HDMI ports, there is only one that supports HDMI 2.0.
  • Picture loses contrast and color saturation when viewing from a side angle.

Best For
  • This TV is best for gamers or streamers. For gamers; it has little lag time between your equipment’s input and the TV’s response. There is barely any blur during fast movements on the screen and the picture is crystal clear. For streamers; the colors and details appear more realistic and natural due to the Active Crystal technology. The contrast between dark and light colors is also more intense as the dimming technology is different in this TV than previous Samsung models.
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Samsung KU7000

Overview

This TV is great to have multiple consoles as well as cable and Wi-Fi hooked to all at once. Switching between each device is simple, just a push of a button to access the menu and another push to select the device you want to use. It looks great sitting in the wide Y-shaped stand but even better hanging on the wall. The connections are on the back of the TV but turned sideways so they aren’t blocked if its hung.

The remote is so simple and easy to use and hold; it’s slim design fits perfectly in the hand. The few buttons on it have raised bumps on the volume and channel buttons so it’s easy to find them in the dark or if you just don’t want to look down. While it may seem there aren’t enough buttons to control everything, the remote can control several devices other than the TV, but it must be in the line of sight for most of them. Best of all, it can be voice controlled, saving the hassle of figuring out what button does what.

There are tons of apps already installed on the TV, including an internet browser. Even though Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and many more are already available, there is an app store where you can download and install more. Another cool feature is the ability to browse through the apps while continuing to watch whatever you want. No more backing completely out of one app just to look at what is on the other ones.

Design

Samsung KU7000

The Samsung KU7000 is a sleek and stylish looking TV. It has a dark gray, brushed metallic appearance with a textured backside and is very thin, with the thickest part (the bottom) being only 2.17 inches wide. While it can be easily hung on the wall and would look great, it also comes with a similar look and style Y-shaped stand that prevents the TV from being tipped over easy. It has a remote that is Samsung’s Smart Touch design which is simple to use even though it has only a few buttons.

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Picture Quality

The display is LED LCD with an edge-lit backlight that enhances picture quality when it comes to darker scenes. It has great contrast between darker and lighter colors making colors pop. The screen has a semi-gloss coating to help diffuse bright reflections. There is little lag time when it comes to the input of other equipment, making it even easier to play video games on this console. Fast motion does not cause a large blur either, meaning fast motion scenes in games or movies appear more natural. There is some noticeable loss of contrast and picture quality when viewing it from the side. Straight out of the box, the picture may not be the best, however, adjusting the specs is super simple and easy to do.

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Sound Quality

At about average, the sound is good enough for any type of viewing. The quality is excellent at lower and middle volumes, however, as with most TV’s, it becomes a bit distorted when turned up to higher volumes. For video games this is not an issue, however, for movies or music, you may want to hook up surround sound speakers for better listening.

Smart Features

The Smart TV features all the most important apps like Amazon Video, Youtube, The Weather Network, and Netflix, plus many more. There is an app store included so more apps can be downloaded. While accessing the internet may not be the top priority of most users, it is still nice to have it available for those times when it is wanted. The operating system is the newest available, the Tizen 2016 which offers a full access browser that is pre-installed to surf the web.

The remote control is a simple design with few buttons, yet capable of many functions. It also has a voice command feature, making it easier to find what you are looking for. It can control many different devices that connect to your TV, however, most of them will need to be directly connected and the remote will need line of sight to work them.

Conclusion

Overall, the Samsung KU7000 TV is a decent TV for the price. It is not the best available on the market these days, but it is a good deal. It is not too overly priced and has some good qualities that make it a good TV for most people. With 4K resolution and HDR, it makes the video on even the older video seem more realistic.

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