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Samsung UE55JS8500

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55" 1,900Hz Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This Samsung television has received four awards from experts.

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this television. This Samsung TV received a "Recommended" award from both Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this TV was good. This television received an Hdtvtest.co.uk "Highly Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com who wrote it was terrific.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and hometheaterreview.com this 4K and 8K TV has an average expert rating of 83%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this TV is superb based on 50 user reviews.

Good Product Quality

Four people who purchased this TV considered that it was good quality. This month Ewelina said in their Samsung UE55JS8500 review on Amazon “Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options”. Happy Shopper gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The picture quality is absolutely outstanding” in their Samsung UE55JS8500 review. A few weeks ago S. Thomas wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “The picture quality is perfect - colours”.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions Samsung is one of the superior brands.

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Good Picture Quality

Two Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewers concluded that it had good colour saturation. One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

Two Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewers wrote that this TV was easy to use the menus. Happy Shopper scored this TV 5 stars and said this month “With as good a menu system as is possible from a complicated bit of gear”. Stuart Hathaway scored the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon in the same month “Stunning picture easy setup takes a little while to work out the layout for the extensive menu” in his Samsung UE55JS8500 review.

One Samsung UE55JS8500 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

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Good High Def TV

Several people thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. In December this year Vinyl Junkie said on Amazon “Picture is really good when watching normal HD.” in their Samsung UE55JS8500 review.

Good Stand

Several people who reviewed the Samsung UE55JS8500 concluded that it had a good stand. In December last year expert website Stuff.tv wrote “Amazingly it's not even at the very top of the 2015 range On reflection, maybe ‘S' should stand for ‘special.' £2600 might be a high price to pay.” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Whathifi.com said in their Samsung UE55JS8500 review “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it had good features. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their Samsung UE55JS8500 review “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed this TV thought it had good sound quality. This month S. Thomas wrote “The sound also is the best I have heard on any television from its built-in speakers” and gave it an excellent review score.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person thought it was noisy. Expert website Stuff.tv gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV last year “While every other manufacturer seems happy sticking ‘UHD' (‘ultra high definition') loud and proud on its 4K TVs, Samsung's flagship sets gain an extra letter to form ‘SUHD”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55JS8500 has a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE55JS8500 do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Fast Refresh Rate

At 1,900 hertz, the UE55JS8500 has a very fast refresh rate compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE55JS8500. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55JS8500 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 2,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 540Hz.

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3D Compatible

The UE55JS8500 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE55JS8500 which are not 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price], and the UE55JU7000[pl_2823164_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UE55JS8500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to consider including the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price] which has better reviews; or the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price], or the UE55JU7000[pl_2823164_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE55JS8500, the UE55JS8500 supports smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price] which has better reviews; or the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price], and the UE55JU7000[pl_2823164_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than a year.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Samsung UE55JS8500 is a three USB 2.0 port television.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE55JS8500 the RMS rated power range from 10W to 120W. At 40 Watts, the Samsung UE55JS8500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE55JS8500.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of this age and spec range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 800Hz. At 1,900 hertz, the Samsung UE55JS8500 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE55JS8500.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of customers who bought it said that it was not cheap. This month Happy Shopper mentioned “The difference between the two is mind blowing, although of course the Samsung was quite a lot more expensive”. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their review “The company's least expensive SUHD TV”.

Some Samsung UE55JS8500 owners who purchased it said that it was not good value for money. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Above all, worth the higher price compared to regular old UHD (aka 4K) TVs”. Cnet.com also mentioned “Not good enough to justify the price”.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE55JS8500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The UE55JS8500 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this type and age. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this television.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on televisions of this age and type.

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Very Thick

With a thickness of 91.5 millimeters, the Samsung UE55JS8500 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The thicknesses of 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55JS8500 range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price] (47.6mm and higher rated) or the UE55JU7000[pl_2823164_price] (67.4mm and cheaper), or the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price] (67.4mm and cheaper) both from Samsung.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55JS8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this Samsung TV is A. The UE55JS8500 has an average running cost of £180 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 435 TVs of this spec and age.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the UE55JS8500.

Specification

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
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Motion Interpolation Technology
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Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
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TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
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Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
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RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
BD Wise Technology
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Picture Processing Technology
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
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Colour
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VESA Mounting
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Certificates
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Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Manual
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Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
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Special Features

4 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

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29 October 2015

This top-tier Samsung makes good on its promise, but asks a high price As a member of Samsung's SUHD line, we expected top-notch performance from the JS8500, and we weren't disappointed. Other...

Reviewed.com

20 September 2015

This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features. The difference between the JS9000 series is that the screen is curved on the JS9000 and flat on the JS8500.... Read more…

16 September 2015

Nano-crystals or quantum dot? Call it what you will; the march of LED-backlit LCD TVs continues on this 48-incher with blistering colour to spare, though this decent value SUHD TV is not quite the...

There's a lot to like about Samsung's UN65JS8500 UHD TV. It offers very good performance for all types of viewing environments, with a highly accurate Movie picture mode that doesn't demand...

13 July 2015

The Samsung UNJS8500 SUHD TV has a very good picture for an edge-lit LED LCD, but not good enough to justify the price...

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User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 4 August 2015 by HiTowerUK

We are delighted with our new Samsung TV. We can't fault it. The picture quality is amazing and having also bought 3d glasses, we are amazed at just how good 3d on a TV has become. The sound from... Read more…

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by RyanFife

Normally I don't look past Sony for TV's but when I decided to go for 4K it was clear Samsung were a step ahead of the competition with their technology. The quantum dot picture feature has to be... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2015 by Killina

Although its early days, TV is just great. We went from a 6 year old 37 inch Panasonic to this model. A bit apprehensive at first, but simply amazing how within a few minutes after it had been... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Klingsor

Having had a Panasonic 42" 3D HD model previously I ventured into 4K. This product is certainly an improvement in picture quality with its upscaling facility' Watching Avatar in 3D is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 October 2015 by Fishermen

Purchased this tv from John Lewis and arrived on time fantastic picture quality and easy to set up. The 3D aspect on films is unbelievable, and you fill like you are really there. I would... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £177.87
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £179.70
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Energy Rating
0.89T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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