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Samsung UE48JS8500

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48" Active Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This 4K and 8K TV has received four awards from expert review sites.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which concluded that this Samsung television was good.

Two more expert review sites liked this 4K and 8K TV. This television received an Hdtvtest.co.uk "Highly Recommended" award and the editor of Reviewed.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was excellent.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and hometheaterreview.com the average expert rating of this TV is 83%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 26 owner reviews this television has an average owner rating of 90%.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior TV brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Easy to Use

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Last year Adrian wrote “There are a load of settings and the picture can be tweaked a lot”. Some Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Chimp said on Amazon in January last year “Excellent tv easy to setup am very satisfied” in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review.

Good High Def TV

Several customers who reviewed the Samsung UE48JS8500 reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Nice Design

A few Samsung UE48JS8500 owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UE48JS8500 was good looking. Adrian said on Amazon “The Netflix app is pretty good.” in his review of this TV yet he gave the Samsung UE48JS8500 a score of 60 out of 100. Katyotter scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon in January last year “The curve is very stylish and we have no trouble viewing from an angle, also set-up was very simple” in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was neat. Katyotter wrote on Amazon last year “The little connect box keeps things tidy and doesn't need a fan like the next model up so doesn't make a noise as that one apparently does” in their review.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

One customer who reviewed the Samsung UE48JS8500 considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Adrian said in his review of this TV on Amazon “The HD Freeview channels are great”. One Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewer thought it was good for watching on demand TV. Adrian mentioned “I have upgraded Netflix to Ultra HD for £8.99 month” in his review although he scored the product 3 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good for recording TV. Adrian he wrote in his Samsung UE48JS8500 review “A TV with 'good' recording capabilities”.

One customer who bought this TV reckoned that it had good apps. Adrian mentioned “Plenty of 'good' apps, then DO NOT BUY a Samsung TV”.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Chris Roberts mentioned on Amazon “Excellent TV, picture and sound quality good”. Two years ago R R mentioned “Fantastic picture quality”.

Nice Stand

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good stand. Stuff.tv rated this TV 5 stars and said “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 Samsung UE48JS8500 review. Expert website Whathifi.com said in their review of this TV “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success”.

Good Sound Quality

A few customers considered that this TV had good sound quality. Mr. N. G. Timmins gave this TV a very good review score and wrote in their review “Sound is reasonable”.

Good Picture Quality

One Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewer who purchased this TV said that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought the Samsung UE48JS8500 considered that it had good features. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person who bought it wrote that it was good in terms of power usage. Mr Richard Empy mentioned “Very easy to setup, runs cool, more energy efficient than the JS9000” in his review of this TV.

Good Size

One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was compact. Mr. N. G. Timmins said “The TV comes with two Remote Controls, with the smaller more compact one designed for use with on-screen apps” in their review of this TV and gave the product an excellent rating.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said that it was noisy. Stuff.tv said in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review “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” and scored it very highly.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Samsung UE48JS8500 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched more than a year ago also have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price], or the Samsung UE55JS8500[plb_2828885_price].

Alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price].

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UE48JS8500, the UE48JS8500 supports smart TV.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price], or the Samsung UE55JS8500[plb_2828885_price].

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price] is also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 2160p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The UE48JS8500 is a two RF ports quantity television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE48JS8500 have between one and three RF ports quantitys.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The UE48JS8500 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it. This Samsung television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by televisions that are a similar age to the UE48JS8500.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it said that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Adrian wrote on Amazon “I am using a 500GB USB hard drive, sadly the recording of shows is very poor because the TV does no start” and rated the product 3 stars.

One Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewer who reviewed it thought it did not have network functionality. Adrian mentioned in his Samsung UE48JS8500 review on Amazon last year “Sometimes I get Network errors”.

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Inferior Standard Def TV

One Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewer concluded that the product was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Adrian he wrote on Amazon “The SD are not too bad.”.

A Bit Expensive

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was not good value for money. Expert website Cnet.com said “Above all, worth the higher price compared to regular old UHD (aka 4K) TVs” in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review but even so they gave this TV a rating of 4 stars. Cnet.com also wrote “Not good enough to justify the price”.

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it was not cheap. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “The company's least expensive SUHD TV” in their review of the Samsung UE48JS8500.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE48JS8500, the UE48JS8500 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the UE48JS8500 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE48JS8500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE48JS8500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE48JS8500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported

The number of video formats supported by the UE48JS8500 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this TV. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this television.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This TV supports an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards on TVs of this age and type.

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Very Thick

At 92.9 millimeters, the UE48JS8500 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year. The thinnest depth of similar spec TVs that were released one year ago is 11mm and the thickest is 100mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price] (67.4mm), or the UE48JS9000[pl_2817727_price] (94.4mm) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48JS8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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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OK Running Costs

This television has an efficiency rating of A. The average running cost of the UE48JS8500 is £139 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 465 televisions of this age and type.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Screen Mirroring
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio (L,R) Out
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Firmware Upgradeable
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
24p Support
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Motion Control
Processor Cores
Picture Processing Technology
BD Wise Plus
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

4 Awards

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

Expert Reviews

(14)
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

(16)
Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Pistolpete

Upgraded from a 42" HD ready Sharp Aquos and the leap in technology is immediate and staggering. The TV itself has style with the slight curved screen which offers a more natural viewing... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2015 by Chesworth14

We have been researching for a good TV for a number of months and read reviews on this site and others before viewing in store at picture quality.I have to say we made the right decision with this... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2015 by Adiepie

This replaced an eight year old Panasonic plasma, and the difference in quality is outstanding. Picture quality is exceptional, agreed that there is not much 4K feed around, but this will improve... Read more…

4k Upconvert
Amazon Prime
Dark blacks
Internet Apps
Netflix And Youtube
Some Screen Reflection
Reviewed 13 July 2016 by Katyotter
(Verified Purchase)

This is a lovely TV with an excellent picture. The curve is very stylish and we have no trouble viewing from an angle, also set-up was very simple. The little connect box keeps things tidy and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Audio video out of sync when connecting to any soundbar. Get the latest K series where this problem has been resolved.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £136.20
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £138.03
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Energy Rating
0.69T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 2160, samsung p239714, samsung p239714p, samsung ue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500t, samsungtv ue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500tx, samsung ue48js8500txx, samsung ue48js8500txz, samsung ue48js8500txzt, samsung ue48js8500txxu
Barcodes 08806086653435, 08806086653688, 08806086686983, 08806086727983

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