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[The Source] Samsung KU6290 65” UHD 4K LED Smart TV $1499.99

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[The Source] Samsung KU6290 65” UHD 4K LED Smart TV $1499.99

Okay so I have been looking for 65" 4k Smart Tv for awhile now. you can save more by price matching or using the source psp discount.
well price got updated last night so BB is also selling the tv for 1499.99
best deal is at Costco for 1289.99 in store and 1,498.99 online

https://www.costco.ca/Samsung%C2%AE-UN6 ... 96200.html

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/sam ... 2a52fben02
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Nov 22, 2016
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1399 at Hifi city on Dufferin in the GTA...also can price beat that at Visions and save even more.


The best TV imo for the price.
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ch00chmuld00n wrote:
Feb 16th, 2017 2:46 pm
1399 at Hifi city on Dufferin in the GTA...also can price beat that at Visions and save even more.


The best TV imo for the price.
The guy offered it to me for $1300 for this model last night. But i end up getting the KU6491 65" curve for $1350. Figured it is only $50 more to get the curve..so why not. I know it is just a gimmicks. But it is only $50 lol
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Very tempted by this, especially @ $1289 at Costco.
Is the KS8000 a really big step up compared to this model? I'd like to get a set with the least input lag as possible for gaming purposes.
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b33f wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 11:11 am
Very tempted by this, especially @ $1289 at Costco.
Is the KS8000 a really big step up compared to this model? I'd like to get a set with the least input lag as possible for gaming purposes.
KS8000 has some bleed out issues with this TV and trim pops out on all tv's. Save the cash and get the 6290. The blacks are slightly darker...that is the only real difference that is noticeable IMO. Lag and Judder can be adjusted by changing the settings.

6290 will do fine for gaming.

Grab it from a local Costco as you have 90 days to try it out.

Cheers
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Where does it say $1289 at Costco? I'm seeing it for 1500 on Costco website for the KU6290 65". Thanks.
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b33f wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 11:11 am
Very tempted by this, especially @ $1289 at Costco.
Is the KS8000 a really big step up compared to this model? I'd like to get a set with the least input lag as possible for gaming purposes.
ch00chmuld00n wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 11:26 am
KS8000 has some bleed out issues with this TV and trim pops out on all tv's. Save the cash and get the 6290. The blacks are slightly darker...that is the only real difference that is noticeable IMO. Lag and Judder can be adjusted by changing the settings.

6290 will do fine for gaming.

Grab it from a local Costco as you have 90 days to try it out.

Cheers
Ch00chmuld00n is missing some SIGNIFICANT differences and not really answering the first part of your question. Yes, the KS8000 is a big step up compared to the KU6290. The fact that is has a 10 bit panel (10 bit simulated on 6290), wide colour gamut (nowhere near on 6290) and local dimming (direct lit 6290) alone make it a better display. The input lag is near identical for the KU6290 and KS8000, both incredibly low (20ms 1080p, 22ms 4k, 21ms 4k HDR)... If you care about PQ then get the KS8000; if you care about getting an average TV for an inflated price that will do well for gaming then get the KU6290. There are better options for less if you just want 4k resolution with a low input lag and not picky on PQ. Personally, the fact that I could get a real HDR10 experience with the KS8000 was the selling point for me, it looks amazing when playing games like Uncharted and the Last of Us and not to mention 4K Bluray, Mad Max looks insane.
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jbone14 wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 12:11 pm
Ch00chmuld00n is missing some SIGNIFICANT differences and not really answering the first part of your question. Yes, the KS8000 is a big step up compared to the KU6290. The fact that is has a 10 bit panel (10 bit simulated on 6290), wide colour gamut (nowhere near on 6290) and local dimming (direct lit 6290) alone make it a better display. The input lag is near identical for the KU6290 and KS8000, both incredibly low (20ms 1080p, 22ms 4k, 21ms 4k HDR)... If you care about PQ then get the KS8000; if you care about getting an average TV for an inflated price that will do well for gaming then get the KU6290. There are better options for less if you just want 4k resolution with a low input lag and not picky on PQ. Personally, the fact that I could get a real HDR10 experience with the KS8000 was the selling point for me, it looks amazing when playing games like Uncharted and the Last of Us and not to mention 4K Bluray, Mad Max looks insane.
DId you happen to see Mad Max on the 6290? Chances are you can't tell the difference between the two when viewing from 6290 and 8000. The love of the HDR astounds me...Samsung by default has the brightest settings of any manufacturer. You really need to calibrate the TV for a realistic TV image. IF you speak with a Samsung rep at Best buy or Costco or any retailer they will tell you that you can get a better(more realistic) picture with a 6290 Calibrated than a default setting KS8000.

For those interested...simply go in store, have them put both tv's on youtube and check a channel...good luck telling them apart, other than the unrealistic brightness and colours of the 8000. Sure, it's rich..it's vibrant...and it's not realistic. You're getting a wider colour gamut...great...it's a mess..IMO.

Best advice if you're undecided...buy them both and see the difference side by side. BestBuy has a great return policy. Get the TV that suits your needs/ budget.
I couldn't handle the 8000 model for the unrealistic colours....but did at times, with the screen paused, notice a very minute difference on the background blacks while night time viewing.

Good luck.
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mobaid wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 11:33 am
Where does it say $1289 at Costco? I'm seeing it for 1500 on Costco website for the KU6290 65". Thanks.
Normally the prices online are higher than in store to account for the shipping, so I'm assuming the $1289 is the price someone has seen in store....

Also possibly interested at that price - how's the HDR on this set?
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Jan 24, 2014
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The KU6290 65" was on sale 2 weeks ago for $999 at London Drugs (Downtown Calgary). Was not tagged or advertised but Manager said was special weekend pricing Nationwide. I called midweek to see if they'd still honor the price and the same Manager said no but it will be on special again on the weekend. Picked it up for $999 last Saturday. I would check your local London Drugs this weekend to see if the $999 pricing is back on. 50" version was $599. Didn't realize it was a hot price because their regular pricing on it was either $1399 or $1499.
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Oct 8, 2007
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I have a 55" KU6290. I think if I wanted a 65" I would look at the Haier at Costco. Seems to be a Samsung panel in the Haier. It will all be out of date in 2 years anyway...
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Which Costco warehouse did you see this TV at $1289???
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G77 wrote:
Feb 17th, 2017 12:50 pm
Normally the prices online are higher than in store to account for the shipping, so I'm assuming the $1289 is the price someone has seen in store....

Also possibly interested at that price - how's the HDR on this set?
The "HDR" is not likely going to be any different then an SDR set... KU6290 just "processes" HDR10 signals. This is a known downside to this TV and has been discussed as its somewhat misleading to the consumer.
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Nov 18, 2015
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Called Kelowna costco and it's $1289.99 after 400$ instant rebate.

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