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Samsung UE55JS8500

£1,499.99
reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
A multi award winning 55" 4K TV, very good for playing games on
55" 4K Yes No Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UE55JS8500 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Samsung UE55JS8500 number 37 in 3D TVs, number 50 in 55 inch TVs and number 112 in 4K TVs.
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61 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Poor
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
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£180 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
69
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 61 reviews. This TV has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from Reviewed.com. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2017.
The UE55JS8500 has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £180 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,021 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report good product quality, that it is easy to use and excellent image quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for playing games on, ranking number 47 in TVs for gaming. It is also excellent for watching sport on, ranking number 146 in TVs for sport as well being very good for watching films on, ranking number 158 in TVs for films.
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How Big is the Samsung UE55JS8500?

The Samsung UE55JS8500 is 1,239.3mm wide and 723.7mm tall. It is 30mm thick and weighs 19kg.

Samsung UE55JS8500 front dimensions
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Samsung UE55JS8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This Samsung TV has received four awards from experts.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by both review websites Avforums.com and Trusted Reviews, both of which said that this television was very good.

Furthermore, the author at review site Reviewed.com decided that this Samsung TV was superb and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Hdtvtest.co.uk, confirming their endorsement.

Good Expert Reviews

11 experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and whathifi.com have rated this television on average 83%.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this television is superb based on 50 user reviews. Over 90% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 70,672 expert and user reviews (including 39,029 verified purchases) for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Five people said in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Great Picture Quality

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

  • The picture quality is absolutely outstanding…
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours, shadow, light, textures - above all else the word to describe it would be natural…
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours…

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,499.99 it is more expensive than 84% of TVs.

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Features

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Samsung UE55JS8500's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 18% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of televisions range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Samsung UE55JS8500 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. The best resolution of all TVs is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE55JS8500 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The UE55JS8500 is 3D. 74% of televisions are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The UE55JS8500's thickness of only 30mm is quite thin compared to most other televisions. It is in the thinnest 5% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a wide color enhancer, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55JS8500 supports BD Wise, unlike 90% of televisions which do not support BD Wise.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE55JS8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of TVs which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Face Detection

The UE55JS8500 supports face detection, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the UE55JS8500 of 40W is in the highest 5% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Very Fast High Frequency Rate

The average high frequency rate of all televisions is 260Hz, with the slowest being 20Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The UE55JS8500's high frequency rate of 1,900Hz is very fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 1% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE55JS8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features extended PVR, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE55JS8500 supports timeshift. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Energy Star Certified

The Samsung UE55JS8500 is Energy Star certified, unlike 84% of TVs which are not Energy Star certified.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE55JS8500 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports 24p

The UE55JS8500 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the UE55JS8500 of 1,900Hz is very fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 2% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The UE55JS8500 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55JS8500 has a built-in camera. 98% of televisions do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UE55JS8500 has a 2D-3D converter. 86% of televisions do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Features Motion Control

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features motion control. 97% of TVs do not feature motion control.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55JS8500 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Features Voice Control

The UE55JS8500 features voice control, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. The best resolution of all TVs is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the UE55JS8500 in April 2015.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A. The UE55JS8500 is typical compared to the other 4,021 TVs that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE55JS8500 is £180.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55js8500fxzarb, samsung ue55js8500txzt, samsung ue55js8500txxu, samsung suhdue55js8500, product ue55js8500txxu
Barcodes 00635131626319, 00887276096452, 08806086653459, 08806086653725, 08806086750073, 08806086815192, 653341161697R1

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