Originally Posted by MisterSlowly
Bought myself a Samsung UE49KS7005
. And Im confused.
Is the 7 series in the EU the 8 series in the US? I see conflicting reports.
If I google the stands are completely different and the 8 series is a centimeter bigger.
Some say the 7eu series is = 8 us series. And the 8eu series = 9 us series.
Before I unpack, is the KS7005 the US KS8005?
Note Im in Sweden. We have 3 models afaik
, KS7xxx, KS8xxx, KS9xxx. Each with 49, 55, 60, 65.
Yes and no, but to all intents and purposes, yes. I'm in the UK also with the same European range (still in Europe at the moment!
) and it's why I've been posting on this thread as I have one of those too!
It's not the exact same
model, but it's the equivalent
model. It's the cheaper of the two Flat models in the 2016 UHD Premium rated range, and the best value for money which is why it's selling like hot cakes.
The differences to the American 8000 are very minor - things like support for european TV standards, picture-in-picture, PVR features, etc. We get two remotes, they only get one, etc.
This picture is in my sig and show the situation a lot more clearly than the lists:
So the TV that you're talking about, and that I have, is the orange Flat one with a branch stand. In America, the orange Flat one with a branch stand is called the 8000.
There's only one other TV in the range that's flat, and that is more expensive with slightly higher picture quality (allegedly) and what Samsung call the "Y stand". I've coloured that BLUE. Again, they have minor differences and they a clearly the same "top of the flat range in 2016" model. Our European one has twin tuners.
None of the others in the range are flat - they are all bendy TVs, and again from the colours you can see where they all fit in the range.
If Samsung hadn't re-used the numbers to describe different models (they've doubled up with three model numbers: 8000, 9000, 9500) - it would have been much simpler.
Congratulations on your purchase, you'll love it!