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78" Curved Apr 2015
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25 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of this age and spec, this TV is one of the most highly awarded.

This television received an "Editor's Choice" from Digitaltrends.com, Hardwarezone.com.sg and Reviewed.com all of whom decided that this 4K and 8K TV was brilliant.

This 4K and 8K TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and Vido.com.ua all of whom decided that this Samsung TV was good.

The reviewers at Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both said that this Samsung TV was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

One more expert review site said that this TV was good. Maxit.com.my gave this Samsung TV "" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this Samsung television is 85 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some Samsung UE78JS9500 owners said in their reviews that it was a good design. Last year Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Samsung UE78JS9500 on expert website PC Mag “Samsung's flagship JS9500 series of curved 4K LED HDTVs have a striking design and multitudinous features.”. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this TV “The JS9500 is a remarkable feat in television design and engineering – easily Samsung's best TV to date”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com gave the Samsung UE78JS9500 a score of 4 stars and said “The UE65JS9500 boasts an undeniably premium design”.

One Samsung UE78JS9500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good looking.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

4K and 8K TVs produced by Samsung have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Samsung also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE78JS9500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE78JS9500 had good colour saturation. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “The feature-packed UE65JS9500 TV offers great contrast and accurate colours”. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned in their review “So what's the difference? Like plasma before it, OLED starts with a dark screen and then lights up pixels to create colours – letting it produce perfect blacks”.

Several customers considered that this TV had good picture quality. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good for watching blu-ray discs.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UE78JS9500 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Soundandvision.com wrote last year “Ultra HD remains very much a work in progress” . Soundandvision.com also mentioned “The promised delivery of Ultra HD on Blu-ray (the route most likely to offer the best UHD quali”. Soundandvision.com also said “This is the first consumer Ultra HDTV out of the gate offering more than just four times the resolution of 1080p HD”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers considered that the product had good features. Gadgetguy.com.au gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Samsung UE78JS9500 review “If you're after a large TV with first class picture and excellent smart features, do check it out”. Avforums.com scored the Samsung UE78JS9500 5 stars and said in their Samsung UE78JS9500 review last year “It includes all the latest features with an Ultra HD 4K 10-bit panel”.

Robust

Several people who reviewed the Samsung UE78JS9500 reckoned that it was well made. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “Feels very solid”.

Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UE78JS9500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. In December last year expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned “The display's picture quality is stunning”. Hdtvsolutions.com also wrote “The nano-crystal technology produces superlative picture quality with a wide sumptuous range of colors”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had great smart functions.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed this TV considered that it had good sound quality. Last year Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “It's tempting to imagine that the extra S stands for "super", although Super Ultra High-Definition might sound a bit much”.

Good Size

One Samsung UE78JS9500 owner concluded that it was a good depth. Expert website Businessspectator.com.au said in their review of this TV “The Korean arch-­rivals are now spruiking even newer technologies that promise better colour accuracy and depth, with blacker blacks”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The UE78JS9500 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the UE78JS9500 which do not have a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

The UE78JS9500 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this TV and we think the Sony KD-75X9405[plb_2834291_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the UE78JS9500, the UE78JS9500 has a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Sony KD-75X9405[plb_2834291_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year, the UE78JS9500 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KD-75X9405[plb_2834291_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Samsung UE78JS9500 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Eight Processor Cores

The UE78JS9500 is a eight processor core TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec only have between two and seven processor cores.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the UE78JS9500 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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2160p Video Mode

This television supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the Samsung UE78JS9500 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this age and type is 10W and the highest is 120W.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

With a subwoofer RMS power of 30 Watts, the UE78JS9500 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The average subwoofer RMS power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE78JS9500 is 22W, and the subwoofer RMS power range from 10W to 40W.

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Supports Three Video Formats

supports three video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Samsung UE78JS9500 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year. The video formats "ASF" and "H.265" are also supported by this TV.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports One Audio Format

The UE78JS9500 has a greater number of audio formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE78JS9500.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several customers who purchased it thought it was not cheap. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “The JS9500 is Samsung's most potent Jedi warrior, its most expensive TV for 2015 an” in their review of the Samsung UE78JS9500 however they still gave the product a score of 70 out of 100. Expert review site Gizmodo.com.au wrote last year “A bloody big, bloody beautiful and bloody expensive TV from Sam” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Price Has Increased by £690.00

The UE78JS9500 has increased in price by £690.00 in the last 55 days.

Pricey

After checking the price of 179 TVs of a comparable spec and age they range in price from £280 to £13,999. We think that this Samsung television looks expensive compared to other TVs of a comparable spec and age.

Only Supports One Image Format

The UE78JS9500 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78JS9500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UE78JS9500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Running Costs Are High

Whilst this television is rated A for energy efficiency, based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UE78JS9500 is £350, which makes it one of the less economic to run TVs of this type and age.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Samsung UE78JS9500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 200 hertz) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of a similar type and age to the UE78JS9500 range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This television supports an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable type and age to the UE78JS9500 is 140kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 61kWh to 550kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 301 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE78JS9500's annual energy consumption is one of the highest amongst similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE78JS9500.

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Heavy

The weight of the UE78JS9500 of 47.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE78JS9500. Similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE78JS9500 have weights of between 1.1kg and 98kg, and the average weight is 20kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE78JS9500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the UE78JS9500.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 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
Remote Output Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
BD Wise Technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Processor Core
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

11 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended hardwarezone.com.sg Editor's Choice reviewed.com Editor's Choice hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended homecinemachoice.com Reference Status soundandvision.com Top Pick Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice avforums.com Highly Recommended benchmark.pl Good Product vido.com.ua Recommended

Expert Reviews

(41)
9 December 2015

Despite being an excellent example of LCD TV state of the art, Samsung's high-end JS9500 loses the picture quality battle against OLED TVs...

8 December 2015

In the cosmic battle for TV picture quality supremacy, it's the light side versus the dark side. LED LCD versus OLED . Samsung versus LG. And the dark side wins this round.The JS9500 is Samsung's... Read more…

8 December 2015

Despite being an excellent example of LCD TV state of the art, Samsung's high-end JS9500 loses the picture quality battle against OLED TVs...

23 November 2015

Hardwarezone.com.sg

There's a reason why Samsung is the leader in the global TV market for the past 9 years, and on track to get its 10-peat this year: a wide variety of models and competitive pricing aside, it... Read more…

29 October 2015

While the Samsung UE65JS9500 isn't quite perfect, if you can install it so that you're not too affected by its reflection issues then its picture strengths far outweigh its flaws. The JS9500 is a...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 January 2016 by Damian fowler

I brought this TV . I should have spent the money on a small car and gone to the cinema instead

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by CeeBee

Awsome TV. I get so much more enjoyment out of X factor now....

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Amazon Customer

This TV has an amazing view, well worth the money if you can afford it!

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Electricity cost when switched on £347.72
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £349.55
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 45 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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