If money is no object, this is the an amazing 4K TV to us as a computer monitor for both gaming and movie watching. The KS9000 can produce pictures with vivid, precise colors and has one of the best contrast ratios and black levels found on an LCD TV. Gamers will appreciate the motion handling and almost non-existent input lag offered by this TV. It's a no-compromise solution for those that can afford it.
As a high-end TV it only comes in large sizes starting from 55 inches and there’s also a curved version called KS9500.
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Pro Amazing for gaming
This is one of the best screens that can be used for gaming as this 4K TV manages to deliver absolutely excellent motion control with no noticeable motion blur problems. Input lag measures around 20 ms in FullHD, 4K or 4K+HDR modes. This means that the action on the screen will not be blurred out nor will it lag behind the actual input from the buttons that you pressed on the controller or keyboard.
Pro Spectacular picture quality
KS9000 screen quality and combination of black levels, contrast and color saturation is one of the best you can get from an LCD TV. Colors are true to life and very vivid. Bright and dark areas of the screen are excellent and even the slightest details are noticeable. Combining all this - movies and video games will look outstanding, especially HDR ones.
Pro Excellent movie playback and motion interpolation
Movie watchers will be pleased by how it excellently handles 24 fps movies and delivers judder-free playback due to its 120Hz screen. Motion interpolation also works even on a 60fps signal, if it is needed. Pixel response time is 16ms, resulting in almost no motion blur in fast paced scenes.
Pro Pleasant to the eye
The bezel of this TV is only 1 cm thin and has a premium polished metal finish. It's stand has a chrome finish. The back of the TV is well-designed and has a premium finish with no visible inputs or ventilation holes.
Pro Respectable frequency response
Frequency cut-off is respectable for a TV. The low end gets cut off at only 71Hz and there is no significant drop on high tones.
Pro Speakers suitable for small rooms
The TV can get loud if needed, but it is only good enough for a small room, as the maximum volume reaches 87dB and there is no significant distortion noticeable at high volumes.
Pro Sharp, clear text in PC mode
Chroma 4:4:4 input is recognized in PC mode, so text will look sharp and clear.
Pro Above average colors
The TV uses a 10-bit panel and HDR processing, meaning it can produce 64 times more color than an 8-bit ordinary panel and covers 97% off color space range used in movie industry standards.
Pro No issues when used on sunlit rooms
The TV can produce more than 500 nits of overall brightness, so the picture can be bright even in bright, sunlit rooms, as well as can produce a short term localized brightness of more than 1000 nits letting HDR content look stunning. The glossy TV screen doesn’t have harsh reflections or purple tinting in dark areas,
Pro Very good for dark scenes and environments
The black color is deep, even and does not seem grey or bluish, resulting in wonderful dark scenes and excellent picture quality in a dark environment. Only OLED TVs can provide a better result.
Pro Excellent contrast ratio
It has a contrast ratio of 6800:1 which is excellent for a LCD TV and results in a natural and dynamic picture with deep blacks and detailed bright scenes.
Pro Sleek design
The TV’s design is sleek and modern, and should fit anywhere, even the back of the TV looks well designed.
Pro Easy to connect external devices
Samsung KS9000 has a small external box called OneConnect, that has all the HDMI and USB connections for the TV, making it easy to access them, as you do not need to reach for the back of the TV.
Pro Useful for professional work
The set supports chroma 4:4:4, meaning that small details or text displayed on the screen will remain accurate and undisturbed by the lack of color data. As the screen panel covers 97% of the color space range that is used by the film industry, it can be used as a monitor for accurate video or photo editing as well when properly calibrated.
Con Somewhat narrow viewing angles
Because of the display technology used, pictures will only look best in a narrow viewing angle as it significantly loses color accuracy and brightness at a wider viewing angle.
Con Troublesome to fit on some TV tables
The TV stand's large size and cumbersome design might not make it suitable for some TV tables.
Con Some harmonic distortion
Harmonic distortion is even as the volume increases, but significant distortion is present in the low-mids.
Con No support for signals above 60 Hz
The TV supports signals up to 4K resolution and 60Hz with HDR support, meaning that most formats are supported except for 1080p at 120Hz.