Samsung UE49KU6100 4K UHD LED TV

Samsung UE49KU6100 4K UHD LED TV



The KU6100 model is essentially the curved version Samsung offers for its base KU6000 model. In respect to picture quality, features and performance, the two models are pretty much the same. We will take a look at the curved KU6100 version as the curved TVs seem to be all the rage nowadays – whether it’s just for the fashionable look or Samsung’s claim for more immersive TV experience is true we cannot yet determine (nor could anyone else, for that matter, and to my eye the difference is mostly cosmetic).

Features
Starting with the visual inspection, this TV is sleek and elegant, slim, and beautifully curved. The rim around the edges is thin and practically unnoticeable when you turn on the TV – it does not ‘eat’ the inches of the screen away. The single metallic stand in the center is stable and position in such a way that lets you position the TV on a smaller table if needed. The KU6100 is also wall-mountable.
As you can see in the specifications below, this is the 49-inch version that costs approximately $700 – $750 and supports 4K resolution. The price is mid-range and the features are great, the TV is overall very impressive. The KU6100 takes full advantage of the UHD resolution for day to day television and the is a 4-step upscaling process that does the job incredibly well so you can enjoy your existing Blu-Ray collection without the need to constantly pump UHD content to the TV.
Samsung’s Smart features are impressive as always and easy to use – you get the usual BBC iPlayer, ITV player, ALL4 and 5 On demand plus premium content. UHD content is available through Netflix, Amazon prime and Youtube. You also get a full web browser that is re-designed and much easier and faster to use.
You can also use the TV for gaming – you get access to an array of games without the need to invest in a console. You will, however, need a separately sold game controller and not all of the game features are available in all locations.
Picture Quality
The dynamic range of this TV is impressive, and it’s able to show a huge amount of shadow detail. However, motion clarity is less impressive. This is a 50Hz screen, and Samsung’s Auto motion Plus system is able to replicate an effective motion rate of 100Hz, but that’s not as fast as we’d like when it comes to watching sport or action, especially on a screen this big. Viewing angles are also restricted, so if you sit too far off-center, the colors start to grey out and fade.
The 4K resolution is beautiful, however models up from this range will produce a more lifelike image, and smoother motion for sport and movies. Overall though, the picture is great, you can experience impressive brightness, enhanced shadow detail and naturally accurate colour. UHD Dimming technology divides the TV screen into hundreds of small zones, analysing each one independently to adjust color, brightness and sharpness so you can experience better shadow detail and accurate color when watching your favorite video content.
Specifications
General Information
Product Name
49″ KU6100 6 Series Curved UHD HDR Ready Smart TV
Product Type
LED-LCD TV
Interface Ports
HDMI
Yes
CI+
Yes
USB
Yes
Energy and Performance
Energy Efficiency Class
A
Maximum Resolution
3840 x 2160
Physical Characteristics
Depth with Stand
31 cm
Weight with Stand Approximate
13.50 kg
Weight Approximate
12.30 kg
Width with Stand
110.4 cm
Height with Stand
70.1 cm
Width
110.4 cm
Depth
11.9 cm
Height
64 cm
Colour
Black, Silver
Technical Information
Features
Media Player, Curved Screen, UHD Dimming, Game Mode, Picture in Picture, PVR (Personal Video Recorder), Wall Mountable, Picture on Picture, Auto Power Off, Film Mode, Screen Mirroring, Eco Sensor, Web Browser, Auto Program, Closed Caption
Streaming Service
Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube, HbbTV
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Backlight Technology
LED
Internet Access
Yes
Smart TV
Yes
PC Streaming
Yes
Electronic Program Guide
Yes
Screen Size
124.5 cm (49″)
Network and Communication
Ethernet
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Audio
RMS Output Power
20 W