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

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