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Samsung UN88JS9500

Trusted Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended hardwarezone.com.sg Editor's Choice reviewed.com Editor's Choice hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
88" Active Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this 4K and 8K TV and have given it eleven awards.

This television was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Digitaltrends.com, Hardwarezone.com.sg and Reviewed.com all of whom thought that this TV was excellent.

The editors of Trusted Reviews and Pocket Lint both recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Samsung TV received a "Highly Recommended" from both Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com, both of which concluded that this TV was very good.

Maxit.com.my gave this television "" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this television is 85% based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this television rated it as exceptional.

Nice Design

Four Samsung UN88JS9500 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “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 the Samsung UN88JS9500 last year “The JS9500 is a remarkable feat in television design and engineering – easily Samsung's best TV to date” and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The UE65JS9500 boasts an undeniably premium design” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewer thought it was good looking.

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Good Brand

Samsung has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

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Good Picture Quality

Several customers who purchased this TV reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “The feature-packed UE65JS9500 TV offers great contrast and accurate colours” and rated this TV 4 stars. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned last year “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”.

Some Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewers concluded that the product had good picture quality. One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good for watching blu-ray discs.

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Good High Def TV

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Soundandvision.com wrote “Ultra HD remains very much a work in progress”. Soundandvision.com also wrote “The promised delivery of Ultra HD on Blu-ray (the route most likely to offer the best UHD quali”. Soundandvision.com also mentioned “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

Some Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “If you're after a large TV with first class picture and excellent smart features, do check it out”. Expert review site Avforums.com scored the Samsung UN88JS9500 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung UN88JS9500 in December last year “It includes all the latest features with an Ultra HD 4K 10-bit panel”.

Robust

A number of Samsung UN88JS9500 owners wrote in their reviews that this TV was well made. Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on expert website Digital Versus “Feels very solid”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned “The display's picture quality is stunning” in their review of this TV. 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 Samsung UN88JS9500 owner who reviewed the product thought it had great smart functions.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who bought the Samsung UN88JS9500 mentioned that it had good sound quality. Pocket-Lint.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review on expert website 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 UN88JS9500 reviewer who bought it said that it was a good depth. Expert website Businessspectator.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN88JS9500 last year “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

Unlike most of the other televisions of this type and age which do not have a built-in camera, the UN88JS9500 has a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a built-in camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55JS8500 (£1,099.00).

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE65JS9500 (£2,899.00).

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3D Compatible

The Samsung UN88JS9500 is 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN88JS9500 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the UN65JS8500, the UE48JS9000 (£950.00), or the UN65JS9000 all from Samsung.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN88JS9500, the UN88JS9500 has a WiFi connection.

Alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the UN65JS8500, the UE48JS9000 (£950.00), or the UN65JS9000 all from Samsung.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UN88JS9500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN88JS9500 also support smart TV features.

Other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to consider include the UN65JS8500, the UE48JS9000 (£950.00), or the UN65JS9000 all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Eight Processor Cores

The Samsung UN88JS9500 is a eight processor core television.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN88JS9500 is 25W, and the RMS rated power range from 10W to 120W. At 40 Watts, the UN88JS9500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the UN88JS9500.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

TVs of this age and spec have subwoofer RMS power of between 10W and 40W. At 30 Watts, the Samsung UN88JS9500 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UN88JS9500.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN88JS9500 was not cheap. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this TV on CNET.com “The JS9500 is Samsung's most potent Jedi warrior, its most expensive TV for 2015 an”. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au wrote “A bloody big, bloody beautiful and bloody expensive TV from Sam” in their review of this TV.

High Running Costs

The UN88JS9500 is in the most expensive 7% of all 435 televisions of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UN88JS9500 is £307.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN88JS9500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the 55EF950 (£1,399.00), the 55EG960 (£1,572.00), or the 65EG960 (£2,850.00) all from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only One RF Port

Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN88JS9500 have between one and three RF ports, including the Samsung UN88JS9500 which has one RF port.

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Very Heavy

Across all the TVs that are a similar age to the UN88JS9500 the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN88JS9500, the weight of the Samsung UN88JS9500 of 59 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN88JS9500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago. 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

This television was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Internet Browser
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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
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
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On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
ECO Mode
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OSD Language
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Local Dimming
Motion Control
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BD Wise Plus
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Built-In Camera
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VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
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Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
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Manual
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Power Save Mode
Languages Support

10 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

Expert Reviews

(40)
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

(6)
Reviewed 17 May 2015 by IamtheDanger
IamtheDanger would recommend the Samsung UN65JS9500

So Far i love everything about this samsung from the amazing local dimming which really improves the blacks to the great colors which really pop on this set. I also noticed how well gaming is on... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2015 by Shine
Shine would recommend the Samsung UN65JS9500

It's a bright TV with excellent colors, contrast and upscaling abilities. Even the HD PIC (720 and 1080i/p) looks wow. Bluray is out of the world. (I am coming from a Samsung Hu8550, so believe me... Read more…

Very easy to use
Easy functions allow great shots
Ease of use and quiet
Easy to use
The photos are extremely clear
Video focusing not the greatest but has come a long way
Complaints
I am a beginner and there are a lot of settings that I need to read up on
Alot of things to learn to use
The Price
Reviewed 7 June 2016 by Anonymous

If you do not need advanced replacement on your drives, these are good value. However if I would've known about the nightmare support process to replace a single failed drive then I would've gone... Read more…

These drives are great performers for our in-house SANs. I have 30 of the 480GB and another 20 of the 960GB (although these are 510DC models). These have been purchased from various resellers-Newegg,
It is a very fast and stable RAID card
The CacheVault cable is about 1.5 feet long, giving you enough length to figure out where to mount the CacheVault
It works with my consumer grade motherboard with a Intel 2500K. I was worried this product was restricted to Xeon or enterprise only hardware
The MegaRAID Storage software looks quite nice and performs quite well
This product only has one big con. Despite my happiness with the price and the performance, if I would've known about the support issues then I would never have purchased so many, and in fact I would'
Micron refuses to RMA a failed drive unless it has been purchased from an authorized distributor. In fact their support says that they do not deal with customers or end-users for RMAs, period. When I
Are the only authorized resellers that will process returns. Since I did not purchase from them, I am out of luck
The oncard RAID BIOS (Called WebBIOS) looks like something from the 1990s
The CacheVault Module does not mount on the card, leaving you to find a place to velcro or screw it into somewhere
Reviewed 17 April 2015 by Yupper
Yupper would recommend the Samsung UN78JS9500 (Verified Purchase)

Best camera I have ever owned. so many different settings to work with. Love it...

Easy to use
Solid processor for a custom-build, Windows Server 2012 2 server. Installed onto a SuperMicro MBD- 11SSM-O motherboard with 32Gb Crucial DD 4 2400 ECC UDIMM. Been running stable 24 7 for a few months
Responsive, power-efficient, cool. Is there more to say I guess I could add that the onboard GPU is there should I ever require it (more a plus for me as my personal computer doubles for work and a fa
Easy setup. Detailed printed manual. Great picture. Multiple inputs
1080p, low power consumption, easy set up
I had to wait a few months after purchasing this processor for the server motherboards that support ECC memory to be available. Fortunately, the now-released, SuperMicro motherboard w LGA 1151 and Int
Cons so far
Single HDMI port, infrared remote sensor near base is blocked easily
Sometimes one of the monitors ticks for a few minutes (until it warms up : )), but it's something that it's random and I can live with it. I get very little bleed through on pitch black screens, along
Turning the "Response time" setting to 4 causes significant ghosting, making any moving object look terrible. I keep it at 1, and everything looks fine with smooth motion
Reviewed 31 August 2013 by Cameragirl2
Cameragirl2 would recommend the Samsung UN78JS9500 (Verified Purchase)

Very good camera for the casual user. Takes great action shots...

Great pictures
Especially of peopleevents in motion
Ability to zoom in
Shutter speed
Easy to set up
Lense could be better quality
Lens pricing
Price
Set up instructions not great. we needed sound through a receiver
High Price Point
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £304.45
Electricity cost when on standby £2.44
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Total running cost over 5 years £306.89
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
40
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 40 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un88js9500, samsung un88js9500f, samsung un88js9500fx, samsung un88js9500fxz, samsung un88js9500fxza
Barcodes 00887276088815

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