Samsung KS8000 vs KU6300 – (HDR vs 4K) – LED TV – 4K HDR Review

The KS8000 and KU6300 are two great Samsung TVs. This is a Samsung KS8000 review as well as a Samsung KU6300 review. Both of these TVs have 4k resolution (UHD). The KU6300 is often advertised as an HDR TV, but it doesn’t have a wide color gamut and lacks the brightness and contrast needed for the Ultra HD premium certification. The KS8000 is a worthy upgrade to the KU6300. Not only does it have a 10bit panel with a wide color gamut, but it has local dimming and is considerably brighter. The KS8000 won’t compare to an OLED TV, but for the money it’s hard to beat. See the side-by-side comparison in this video and decide for yourself.

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Roger Diking says:

will using the ks800 or a ks8500 as a gaming computer monitor be good i mostly play FPS like Doom Cod bf will the input lag be bad ??

Alejandro Garay says:

Incredible review but you made me spend an extra $800. Well, at least I know it’s worth it.

jra2k1 says:

I can’t afford the KS8000 but I’m hoping to see an improvement from my LG 42LN5700 from 2013 with the UN65KU6500 I just ordered. My only concern is my LG is a 120hz panel where the KU6500 is only a 60hz panel so 24p film may look worse with panning.

Byus says:

Really trying to decide between the 6300 and 8000 for my PS4 pro..Best Buy bundles a free Xbox one s with the 6300 which is very tempting considering PS4 can’t play 4K dvds..but damn it is a very noticeable difference..they had the tvs side by side in the store..why they bundle the Xbox with the weaker tv is beyond me

Slug Jones says:

Thanks for this video man

Roman Ordunez says:

I bought the ku6300 3 weeks ago, and I love it!! I’m always been a Samsung person.

Stephen Hoffman says:

Got the KS8000 65″ for 1000 and just picked up the ku6500 55″ for 250. the 8000 is BEAUTIFUL! watched Gravity in 4K (non HDR) and it was STUNNING, but the 6500 is great for the bedroom. The fact that both can be controlled with my galaxy s7 edge natively (as well as remote tv viewing on my phone and audio sent to phone for late night tv without disrupting the wife) just makes it even sweeter. Also, both have the same menu, and can use the same remote (just not at the same time).

Also grabbed a 43″ Vizio 4k for 220 and a 43″ Sharp 4k for 150. Paired the KS8000 with a Klipsh rsb-11 and the ks6500 with a samsung hw-k550. The 43″ screens are computer monitors, and I have a 24″ full had Vizio smart TV in the Kitchen… Really sweet setup for really cheap. Look for open box and end of model year display clearances. I saved over 3000 total.

Robson Silva says:

Thank you guy! review five star…

Marlon Orellana says:

u28e590d vs UN40KU6290? THey are both priced at 400 well for the UN40 its actually 380+100GC from newegg any thoughts for a monitor so I can do my video editing and light gamming?

Теньо Тенев says:

The blacks are darker xd

birdsoup777 says:

I just got ks 8000. it is an incredible tv. the picture quality is amazing. i exchanged the lg uh7700 for the ks8000 and im glad i did. The back panel is cool its high gloss black and smooth but it dosent feel very sturdy compared to the lg which had this matte carbon fiber look. only grip i have is that. i wish they would have used a thicker plastic back panel. i guess they have to find areas to cut cost to produce an affordable tv with amazing picture quality.

GauisHelenaMohaim says:

Sorry man, you are just bullshiting about 8 vs 10 bit panels. 😉 The visible difference between the panels you are testing is mostly due to contrast ratio difference. It’s higher white point, It’s better antireflective coating. As both have a VA panel, the black point is actually about the same. The wider gamut, if properly calibrated, is only visible in very few sources that feature colors in the extreme range shot beyond SRGB. Stills shot with pro cameras in AdobeRGB by example. But then again the subject must feature extreme colors. Now, 8 vs 10 bit, the hardest thing to spot in real footage. In stills you may be able to observe that in blue skies as a bit less gradual blue tone. You can spot it in on a test chart, but in real footage i dear you to do a blind test. And finally, my biggest problem with your review is the fact that you did not properly calibrate the panels. This makes comparing for many types of content useless because you do not have any clue at all how your source material is supposed to look like. I have seen countless so called “high end lcd’s” with the most horrible skin tones ever and a level of over saturation that is just ridiculous. The real world is not over saturated ;)That is why calibration is so important is you want to compare panels. Now you are at the mercy of whatever idiotic color presets the manufacturers decide to put in. If you have the opportunity to compare these sets with lets say top plasmas like The panasonic VT60 or the even older Pioneer Kuro you will notice that those old sets have a way more accurate color profile, deeper blacks but they are not 4k and there brightness is considerably less but in many aspects they are still superior.

Øystein says:

I never recomend a soundbar.. I recomend a full surround setup. And not the cheap plastic ones..

Chris Sheldon says:

Hey Chris, Chris here. First time viewer. Really enjoyed your review, and I’m glad to say that this video helped me out. I was heavily considering purchasing the KU6300 tomorrow but now I’ve decided to save up for the KS8000. I’ll be sure to check out some of your other videos!

Charles Stewart says:

Note to anyone that may care, the KS8000 has a constant emitting white logo that is on the whole time. If you’re someone that is nitpicky about that kind of thing, just know that going in. It’s at the bottom center and once you notice it, you can’t unsee it.

Phantom says:

Does your ku6300 suffer ghosting while gaming on pc or web browsing? As i have the ku6079 which is the European panel for the ku6300, and when ever i scroll down, text leave a ghosting trail, and issue is also present in games that have night time. The issue is most pronounced in Far cry 4, and metal gear solid v during night. Keep in mind i have the latest update on the tv, and i’ve already tried gaming, and pc mode on the input settings to eliminate motion plus artifacts.

Carl says:

The KU6300 also uses 10 bit panel. The HDR difference is due to wide color gamut and brightness. KS8000 has wide color gamut and the peak brightness is over 1000 nits for HDR, while KU6300 does not has wide color gamut and is only 400 nits.

Machine Xp says:

I bought the 6300 in a 70″ model. I only wanted a 4k TV because I wanted a huge TV. a 70″ 1080p TV would looks like hot garbage. Even 1080p 60″ TV’s look pretty bad. I’m very pleased with the TV. looks just like my led/Lcd 42″ LG so I’m happy.

ceo of shovels mr. mcmahon says:

is the price difference worth for a ps4 pro

em1ownerify says:

I got the 55 inch ks9500 🙂
Love it!!

Had the ks8000 65 inch before i returned it. 65inch was way to big for my living room

Now i have the sony x800e 49 inch in the bed room

hooliemack33 says:

Where does it say it’s 8bit other then ppl saying it?

bd geek says:

1. does KU6300 has judder effect?

Conway79 says:

I watched this on my new ku6300 55″. It’s a huge upgrade from my 8-year-old 720p 32″, but it’s way too big to use as a computer monitor.

Robson Silva says:

Thank you! Good review…

Shawshank says:

My 50 inch Panasonic plasma recently went out, so I’m in the market for a replacement. Started looking at 55 inch as it will still fit my entertainment center, and hopefully those extra inches will help me cope with my loss. I saw the 6300 model on sale recently for $598. At the same time, the KS8000 went on sale for $999. I’ve seen both in person, and of course the 8000 was phenomenal. But those were store demos of course. Given your experience do you think the 8000 it’s worth $400 more than the 6300?

Jonathan Melton says:

watching this on my 40 inch KU6300(monitor) lol

Dave MacDonald says:

Fantastic review. I actually own the KS8000 and absolutely love it. I am looking at TV’s for our new office space (conf room) and wanted to see a direct comparison to see if, in that environment is worth it or not. I have to say that I enjoyed this review and it was extremely helpful. I think I’m going to go with the KS8000 for the office….;-)

L3G3ND says:

they are both 10 bit panels. One has a wider colour gamut

Noah Rombold says:

Color Depth Show Help
: 10 Bit
The Samsung KU6300 can display our gradient test image fairly well. On our test picture, the gradation is smooth overall in the light shades with some small anomalies in the darker shades, especially in the green color. But it should not be an issue in regular content.

Update 10/26/2016: Our original test was showing 8 bit gradations due to incorrect drivers on our system. After some correction to our test apparatus, we have retested the color depth and found that it is able to display a 10 bit gradient smoothly.

Stephan Nilson says:

Thanks for making review videos that gets right to the point with great comparisons and examples without pointless rambling. I am now subscribing to your channel.

roger mayfair says:

Great review thank you.

Charles Stewart says:

Anyone have the back panel adhesive problem?

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