Samsung KS8000 Vs Samsung MU8000

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Samsung KS8000 is better.

When we compare KS8000 Vs MU8000 in this review, Samsung KS8000 is better because it has a higher native contrast ratio for dark scenes, brighter HDR and SDR, wider color gamut and handles reflections and motion better.

Samsung KS8000 Vs Samsung MU8000: DESIGN

The design features of Samsung MU8000 Vs KS8000 have the following comparisons;

Stand; the two TVs have stands.

Wall mount; the two TVs can be mounted on wall.

Borders; Samsung KS8000 has 0.28” (0.7cm) while Samsung MU8000 has 0.31” (0.8cm).

Maximum temperature; Samsung MU8000 has 100oF (38oC)

Average temperature; Samsung MU8000 has 91oF (33oC)

Bottom line: the two TVs have the same design features

Samsung KS8000 Vs Samsung MU8000: PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung KS8000 has 6909:1 while Samsung MU8000 has 4723:1

Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung KS8000 has 489cd/m2 while Samsung MU8000 has 385 cd/m2.

SDR peak 100% window; Samsung KS8000 has 532cd/m2 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 393cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung KS8000 has 453cd/m2 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 417cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Samsung KS8000 has 7.5 while Samsung MU8000 has 7.8

50% std. Dev; Samsung KS8000 has 3.536% whereas Samsung MU8000 has 4.068%

50% DSE; Samsung KS8000 has 0.165% while Samsung MU8000 has 0.150%

Viewing angle; Samsung KS8000 has 4.7 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 4.2

Black uniformity; Samsung KS8000 has 9.9 while Samsung MU8000 has 7.1

Native std. Dev; Samsung KS8000 has 0.432% while Samsung MU8000 has 1.271%

Total reflections; Samsung MU8000 has 6.0%

Indirect reflections; Samsung MU8000 has 0.6%

Pre-calibration; Samsung KS8000 has 8.9, the same as Samsung MU8000.

White balance dE; Samsung KS8000 has 1.46 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 1.84

Color dE; Samsung KS8000 has 1.64 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 1.40

Post calibration; Samsung KS8000 has 9.8 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 9.5

White balance Samsung KS8000 has 0.30 while Samsung MU8000 has 0.38

Color dE; Samsung KS8000 has 0.21 while Samsung MU8000 has 1.20

Gamma; the two TVs have 2.20

Bottom line: Samsung KS8000 is better.

Samsung KS8000 Vs Samsung MU8000: MOTION

100% response time; Samsung MU8000 has 13.3ms

Flicker-free; Samsung MU8000 has no flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs have optional BFI

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation.

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have variable refresh rates

Bottom line: the two TVs have the same motion features

Samsung KS8000 Vs Samsung MU8000: INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung KS8000 has 9.0 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 8.9

1080p @ 60 Hz; Samsung KS8000 has 20.9ms whereas Samsung MU8000 has 24.2ms

1080p @ 60 Hz outside Game mode; Samsung KS8000 has 113.5ms while Samsung MU8000 has 79.1ms.

Supported resolutions; Samsung KS8000 has 9.0 while Samsung MU8000 has 8.2

1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4; the two TVs have this.

Total inputs; each TV has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 digital optical audio out, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet.

Inputs specifications; the two TVs have HDR10, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC and HDCP 2.2

Audio pass-through; the two TVs have ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.

Bottom line: Samsung KS8000 is better

Samsung KS8000 Vs Samsung MU8000: SOUND QUALITY

Frequency response; Samsung KS8000 has 6.9 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 6.8

Low frequency extension; Samsung KS8000 has 84.76Hz whereas Samsung MU8000 has 71.27Hz.

Std.Dev. @ Max; Samsung KS8000 has 6.49dB whereas Samsung MU8000 7.49dB.

Distortion; Samsung KS8000 has 7.5 whereas Samsung MU8000 has 6.2

Weighted THD @ max; Samsung KS8000 has 0.165 while Samsung MU8000 has 2.528

IMD @ max; Samsung MU8000 has 14.91%

Bottom line: Samsung KS8000 is better

Samsung KS8000 Vs Samsung MU8000: SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; Samsung KS8000 Samsung KS8000 has Tizen (2016) while Samsung MU8000 has Tizen version 2017

Interface; Samsung MU8000 has an easy to use and average smoothness.

Ad-free; Samsung KS8000 is ad-free while Samsung MU8000 has ads.

Apps and features; each TV has preinstalled apps and features

Remote; the two TVs have remotes.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls for channel and volume adjustments.

Bottom line: Samsung KS8000 is better as it is ad-free.

Conclusion

Samsung KS8000 is better in this review of MU8000 Vs KS8000 as it has good HDR and SDR performance.