Although It’s not 100% correct, We can call Samsung UN65MU8500 (UN65MU8500FXZA) as the newer model of Samsung UN65KS8500 (UN65KS8500FXZA). Why It’s not 100 correct? Because Samsung UN65MU8500 is part of Samsung’s 2017 Premium UHD TV series, while Samsung UN65KS8500 is part of Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TV series. Why We can call Samsung UN65MU8500 can be called as the new model of Samsung UN65KS8500? Because We can find several similarities between those two TVs. Should You consider the new Samsung UN65MU8500 or the older Samsung UN65KS8500 as your next 65-Inch curved Smart 4K UHD TV? Let’s take a look at their similarities and differences together.
As two 65-Inch curved 4K UHD TV that positioned above standard Samsung 4K UHD TV, We can find there are similarities between Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500. What are their similarities? Let’s talk about that together.
1. 4K UHD Resolution with Curved Panel
Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 comes with 4K UHD Resolution that can deliver up to for times more brilliant picture quality than 1080p Full HD resolution. They also both come with similar curved panel screen that can deliver panoramic watching experience. We can also find auto depth enhancer is installed in both of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 as their depth enhancing technology. With Auto depth enhancer, We can enjoy greater sense of depth across the LED screen.
2. UHD Dimming with UHD Upscaling
The dimming technology of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 is UHD Dimming. UHD Dimming is combined with UHD Upscaling feature so that It can deliver brilliant picture from both original 4K content sources or non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. Why UHD Upscaling is important? Because We can find that most of the contents available in the market is still in HD format.
3. Peak Illuminator Pro – Precision Black
We can find peak illuminator pro and precision black technology are installed on both of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500. Peak Illuminator Pro is the technology that can deliver greater sense of depth on the bright part of the screen, while precision black is the technology that bring deeper black level on the dark part of the screen. With Peak Illuminator Pro and Precision black combination, We can enjoy vibrant contrast on those two TVs LED screen.
4. Refresh Rate
Samsung use Motion Rate term to measure the quality of the refresh rate of its LED TV. Both of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 come with Motion Rate 240. Motion Rate 240 is able to deliver smooth fast motion scenes so that you can enjoy your favorite action movies and sports without any motion blur. With Motion Rate 240, you can also use those two TVs as your gaming monitor and enjoy your favorite games without any motion lag.
5. Smart Hub with Smart Remote
Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 come with Smart TV platform and completed with Smart Remote. The Smart TV platform installed on both of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 are Smart Hub that based on Tizen OS. With Smart Hub, you can enjoy your favorite entertainment such as movies, music, sports and TV shows as well as running additional Tizen apps on the TV’s big screen. The smart remote that come with Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 is completed with voice recognition technology. Both of those two 65-Inch 4K UHD TV are also completed with 802.11ac wireless that deliver faster internet connection to your TV set.
6. Speaker System
The speaker system of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 are similar. They come with 2.1Ch 40W speaker system. For most customers, 2.1Ch 40W speaker system is enough to deliver immersive sound quality for their ears. But for few audio enthusiast, It’s not enough to satisfy their sound taste. But They don’t have to worry since They can easily attach their soundbar or other external sound system easily to those two TVs.
The similarities of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 can be summarized using the table below.
|Samsung UN65MU8500||Samsung UN65KS8500|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Depth Enhancing Technology||Auto Depth Enhancer||Auto Depth Enhancer|
|Dimming Technology||UHD Dimming||UHD Dimming|
|Peak Illuminator Pro||YES||YES|
|Refresh Rate Technology||Motion Rate 240||Motion Rate 240|
|Smart TV||Smart Hub||Smart Hub|
|Speaker System||2.1Ch 40W||2.1Ch 40W|
Although there are several similarities between Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500, there’re also few differences between Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500. What’s the differences between those two 65-Inch curved 4K UHD TV? Let’s talk about that together.
1. Color Technology
We can find that Samsung UN65MU8500 comes with the new 4K Color Drive Extreme, while Samsung UN65KS8500 comes with Quantum Dot Color. Is the new 4K Color Drive Extreme better than Quantum Dot Color? It’s actually almost similar when We talk about their result. The Color quality delivered by Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 are similar, although They use different color technology.
2. Black Technology
Samsung UN65MU8500 use the new Triple Black as its black technology. Triple Black is introduced and widely used by Samsung in their 2017 lineup. Samsung UN65KS8500 comes with the older Ultra Black as its black technology. Triple Black, as the newer technology, is able to deliver better black quality than the previous Ultra Black technology.
3. HDR Technology
HDR technology is installed on both of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500. But the HDR technology installed on those two TVs are different. Samsung UN65MU8500 comes with 4K HDR Extreme, while Samsung UN65KS8500 comes with HDR 1000. 4K HDR Extreme is the new HDR technology that can deliver better HDR result than HDR 1000.
4. Version of Smart Hub and Smart Remote
We have talked before that Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 come with similar Smart Hub as their Smart TV platform and Smart Remote as their remote control. But They actually come with different version of Smart Hub and Smart Remote. Samsung UN65MU8500 comes with 2017 version of Smart Hub and Smart Remote, while Samsung UN65KS8500 comes with 2016 version of Smart Hub and Smart Remote. 2017 version of Smart Hub comes with improvements, so that It becomes more stable and user friendly than 2016 version of Smart Hub. 2017 Smart Remote also comes with improvements so that It becomes smarter and works as “one remote”
Samsung UN65MU8500 was firstly introduced at the lower price than Samsung UN65KS8500. Samsung UN65MU8500 is also still widely offered at the lower price than Samsung UN65KS8500, although the price difference between those two TVs varies between retailers.
From our discussion about the differences of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500, We can make a table about the differences of Samsung UN65MU8500 and UN65KS8500 as follows.
|Samsung UN65MU8500||Samsung UN65KS8500|
|Introduced||March 2017||March 2016|
|Color Technology||4K Color Drive Extreme||Quantum Dot Color|
|Black Technology||Triple Black||Ultra Black|
|HDR Technology||4K HDR Extreme||HDR 1000|
|Smart Hub Version||2017 version||2016 version|
|Remote Control||Standard Smart Remote (TM1750A)||Smart Remote Control (TM1680A)|
|Price||Commonly Lower||Commonly Higher|
Is Samsung UN65MU8500 the Model You Should Choose?
We can find that Samsung UN65MU8500 is the new model that comes with better picture technology, especially black and HDR technology. Samsung UN65MU8500 also comes with the newer version of Smart Hub and Smart Remote. While It comes with better black and HDR and newer Smart Hub and Remote, We can find that Samsung UN65MU8500 is offered at the lower price that give you a good reason to choose it.
Samsung UN65KS8500 is the older model that comes with less advanced black and HDR technology, as well as previous version of Smart Hub and Remote control. It indeed still can deliver excellent 4K UHD picture with the older Black and HDR technology as well as bring premium entertainment to your home without any problems with the older version of Smart Hub and Smart Remote. It’s not the model that you should choose if It’s offered at more expensive price than Samsung UN65MU8500, but if you can find it priced at the discount price, since It’s the older model that should be out from the warehouse soon, then you can consider it as your alternative choice. Samsung UN65KS8500 is highly rated by its customers that give you another reason to consider it as your choice.
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