Sorry that I haven't posted much since Wednesday, but after calibrating the TV Tuesday night and getting the settings to my liking, Samsung decided to do a firmware update which has now thrown off the settings somewhat. The firmware version that came with the TV was 1100, the new one is 1111. I find this strange because on Wednesday, Samsung's site for the KS9800 showed version 1104 as the new firmware update. My fault for not turning software update to "Off" from "Auto". Although, I have heard form other members on the forum that sometimes Samsung pushes the updates through even if Software Update is set to "Off".
A couple of observations:
1) The smart remote that came with the set is actually not bad, but I would still rather use a universal remote from Universal Remote Control, Logitech, etc. Also, if you're in a dark room, it's hard to manipulate some of the controls. For this kind of money, Samsung or any other manufacturer should provide a good backlit remote.
2) Navigating through the Settings menu is not as user friendly as my 78HU9000. For example, if you are all the way down at the bottom of the menu on the HU9000, you can just push the down arrow and it will take you right to the top of the menu. With the KS9800 you can only go up to get to the top.
3) The HUD+ feature is nice, but you still have to tweak the settings after you turn the feature on. Sometimes, the color gets too deep, but this TV is new and I'm sure Samsung will improve the feature with firmware updates. But as most of us Samsung users know, Samsung doesn't really tell us what a firmware update is improving or fixing.
4) Viewing from the side is still somewhat washed out, but much better than my 78HU9000. It's still a LED.
Hopefully, I'll be able to give more feedback over the weekend. Can't wait till we have more actual users so we can get other member's views.
Samsung UN78KS9800, Samsung UN78HU9000, Samsung SEK3500u, Universal Remote MX-980 Programmable Remote, Denon X7200WA, Paradigm Persona 3F (2), Paradigm Prestige 55C, Paradigm Monitor Sub 12, Definitive Technology Mythos Gem XL(2 - Atmos), Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-20BP(2- Atmos), Dune HD Smart D1 media player, Qnap TS-639 Pro NAS (20TB), Oppo UDP-203 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player.