My first month with the KS8000 was amazing!! I was in love with this TV. Its PQ was beautiful, and the gaming/movie watching performance was excellent (minus a few motion quirks).
However, I have to say...this TV keeps getting worse and worse with each week and with each new firmware update.
At this point, I'm getting:
+ Regular stutters
on all sources and regardless of content played. (And yes, I did a cold-reboot and all possible DIY solutions available). It happens at least 4-5 times each day/each session.
+ Odd color shifts
when gaming. I saw some posters commenting on this, but no solution was ever provided and Samsung pretends like the issue doesn't exist. While gaming, the entire image will sometimes hitch with all colors turning blue/green/violet before shifting back into place. Super distracting. And no, upgrading HDMI cables does not work.
+ Remote not responding.
Half the time, the TV doesn't turn on with the remote and I'm forced to take the batteries out and back in. And no, holding the power button for a long time does nothing. (I'm not just referring to the back button not working-I'm talking about the entire remote failing to work regularly).
+ Auto Motion Plus
no longer works. Even when setting both Custom sliders to 0, I get constant judder and frame skipping. And without AMP, the motion judder on the KS8000 can be unbearable during slow panning shots in certain movies/shows.
Keep in mind, I didn't have most of these issues in the first few months of owning the TV. I was convinced I had a solid set. Some hiccups were minor, but most major issues started developing over time.
I'm noticing this trend in this forum since I've been following it from day one. Lots of issues creeping up with users who've had the set for a while. I know some of you guys have flawless sets...but I want to address the other users here. Do you guys feel like the KS8000 is getting worse the longer you have it? I went from being blown away...to feeling completely ripped off, and unable to return/exchange the set.
What a disastrous year it's been for TV shopping. Had to go through several Sonys and Vizios before I ended up with the KS8000. Thought I struck gold...and now...hell, now I keep looking over at my 5-year old Samsung in the bedroom and wondering why it's running better than my brand new 2016 set.