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Samsung UE48JS8500

£999.00
48" 4K Ultra HD Curved Jul 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £138.03 Electricity cost over 5 years
Four industry awards
Good quality
Good stand
30 Reviews + 4 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This Samsung TV has received four awards from expert review sites.

This TV received a "Recommended" award from both websites Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which concluded that this Samsung TV was good.

The editors of two other expert review sites liked this 4K and 8K TV. The author at website Hdtvtest.co.uk conluded that they would highly recommend this Samsung TV and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and review site Reviewed.com concluded that it was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and dday.it the average expert rating of this TV is 83 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 28 owner reviews the average owner rating of this TV is 90 out of 100. 13 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Samsung Has Excellent TV Reviews

Based on 47,387 user and expert reviews (including 11,240 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality

Eight people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Johnlewis.com mentioned two years ago “Picture Quality”. Chris Roberts rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in the same month “Excellent TV, picture and sound quality good”. Adiepie mentioned also two years ago “The difference in quality is outstanding”.

Easy to Setup

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Website Johnlewis.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Easy To Set Up” . Two owners thought the product was easy to use the menus. Last year Adrian wrote on expert review site Amazon “There are a load of settings and the picture can be tweaked a lot”.

Nice Design

Three owners thought the product was good looking. Adrian mentioned in his Samsung UE48JS8500 review on expert review site Amazon “I have upgraded Netflix to Ultra HD for £8.99 month and the Netflix app is pretty good.” however despite that he only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Katyotter wrote in their review of this TV last year “The curve is very stylish and we have no trouble viewing from an angle, also set-up was very simple” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Pistolpete said on expert review site Johnlewis.com two years ago “The TV itself has style with the slight curved screen which offers a more natural viewing experience”.


Features

Good Stand

Three people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good stand. Expert website Stuff.tv scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “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 website Whathifi.com wrote two years ago “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success” in their review of the Samsung UE48JS8500. Also two years ago Pistolpete said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “It sits on a sturdy stand which was fairly easy to assemble despite the screw fittings being slightly misaligned” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “The most affordable TV from Samsung's SUHD line-up, certainly is”. Expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features” .

Two people reckoned that this TV was expensive. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “The company's least expensive SUHD TV” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this Samsung television is A. The UE48JS8500 has an average running cost of £139 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 460 televisions of a comparable type and age.


Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Two owners who purchased the Samsung UE48JS8500 reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. Website Johnlewis.com wrote two years ago “Energy Efficient” in their review of this TV.


Display

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 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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Good Picture Quality

Five owners who bought the Samsung UE48JS8500 considered that it had good picture quality.

Good High Def TV

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned “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” . In April last year Adrian wrote in his review of this TV “The HD Freeview channels are great”. Pistolpete mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “Upgraded from a 42" HD ready Sharp Aquos” in their review of this TV and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

48 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 48 inch TV.

If you are looking for a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the LG 65EG960V (£1,199.99) (65" and higher rated).

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Benefits

Great for Watching Netflix

Two people agreed that it was great for watching films. Expert review site Hometheaterreview.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “It offers very good performance for all types of viewing environments, with a highly accurate Movie picture mode that doesn't demand advanced calibration”. Chesworth14 wrote in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review on expert review site Johnlewis.com two years ago “It must be remembered however that when you are watching some older film formats compared to the way media”.

Two owners who reviewed the product thought it was great for watching Netflix. Website Johnlewis.com gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote two years ago “Netflix And Youtube” in their review of this TV.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the UE48JS8500 in July 2015.


Performance

Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Samsung UE48JS8500 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Features Voice Control

The UE48JS8500 features voice control. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also feature voice control.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE48JS8500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also support BD Wise.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE48JS8500 features extended PVR, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE48JS8500 features local dimming, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE48JS8500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think the Sony KD-65X9005 (£849.99) which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55JS9000 (£849.99), and the LG 65EG960V (£1,199.99) both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE48JS8500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have an ethernet port.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE48JS8500 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE48JS8500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE48JS8500 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Thick

The thinnest depth of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television is 17mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. With a depth of 92.9 millimeters, the UE48JS8500 has one of the thicker depths amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

If you are not worried about having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the Samsung UE55JS9000 (£849.99) (90.7mm and higher rated) or the Sony KD-65X9005 (£849.99) (99mm and cheaper).

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The UE48JS8500 supports timeshift, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The Samsung UE48JS8500 supports internet TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The UE48JS8500 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Good Apps

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good apps. Two years ago website Johnlewis.com said “Internet Apps” in their review of this TV and scored this TV 5 stars out of 5. Adrian wrote in his review of this TV “Plenty of 'good' apps, then DO NOT BUY a Samsung TV” although he only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Adiepie said in their review of this TV “There now seems to be a full complement of Smart apps, with new ones appearing all the time” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people thought this TV was good for watching on demand TV. Website Johnlewis.com mentioned “Amazon Prime” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UE48JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Good Sound Quality

Three owners considered that the Samsung UE48JS8500 had good sound quality. Website Johnlewis.com said in their review of this TV two years ago “Clear Audio”. Mr. N. G. Timmins scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Amazon “Sound is reasonable” in their review of this TV.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ue48js8500txzt, samsung 2160
Barcodes 08806086653435, 08806086653688, 08806086686983, 08806086727983

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