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Samsung UE55JS8500

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Samsung UE55JS8500
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A fully featured and multi award winning 4K 55" television, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
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Samsung UE55JS8500 Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Samsung UE55JS8500 number 43 in 3D TVs, number 77 in 55 inch TVs and number 201 in best selling TVs.
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57 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Value for Money
Good
88
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
74
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
75
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
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Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 57 reviews. This TV has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" from Reviewed.com. Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung TVs are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this Samsung TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
The UE55JS8500 has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £120 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 6,277 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report excellent product quality, good picture quality and that it is easy to use.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
4K
3D
Very thin
Surround your senses and be part of the action
Lifelike viewing with automatic depth enhancement
The leading smart TV platform now faster with further UHD streaming, catch-up and games services
UHD upscaling enhances the quality of all of your viewing
Your TV and mobile devices in perfect sync
A more detailed picture made for UHD resolution

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 145 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 336 in TVs for films as well being very good for watching sport, ranking number 331 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Very Good
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Watching Sport
Very Good
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Playing Games
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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Samsung UE55JS8500 Video Reviews

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.

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Samsung UE55JS8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

This Samsung TV is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites of all the TVs.

This television was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Avforums.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews all of whom thought that this TV was very good.

An additional two expert review sites liked this TV. The author at review site Reviewed.com gave this television an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was stunningly good and the editor of website Hdtvtest.co.uk conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this television is 84% based on 13 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

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Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this TV as superb on average. 35 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

Based on 100,909 expert and owner reviews (including 56,971 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Six owners said in their reviews that this TV was good quality.

  • Its picture quality is superb no matter what type of content you're watching…
  • The picture quality is absolutely outstanding…
    Happy shopper - January 2016
  • Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options…
    Ewelina - May 2016
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours, shadow, light, textures - above all else the word to describe it would be natural…
    S. Thomas - June 2016
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours…
    S. Thomas - June 2016
  • Quality is good…
    Amazon Customer - October 2016

Users Report Good Image Quality

Four owners thought the product had good picture quality.

  • Its picture quality is superb no matter what type of content you're watching…
  • The picture quality is absolutely outstanding…
    Happy shopper - January 2016
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours, shadow, light, textures - above all else the word to describe it would be natural…
    S. Thomas - June 2016
  • The picture quality is perfect - colours…
    S. Thomas - June 2016

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two owners who bought the product considered that it was easy to use the menus.

  • Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options…
    Ewelina - May 2016
  • Stunning picture easy setup takes a little while to work out the layout for the extensive menu…
    Stuart Hathaway - January 2016
  • With as good a menu system as is possible from a complicated bit of gear…
    Happy shopper - January 2016
  • Easy to set up…
    Amazon Customer - October 2016

Value for Money

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this Samsung TV is A, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the UE55JS8500 will cost £120 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 6,277 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television was released in April 2015.

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Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 7", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 42". The UE55JS8500's display diagonal of 55" is larger than 81% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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4K

The UE55JS8500 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all TVs the worst resolution is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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 / QLED Technology

The Samsung UE55JS8500 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 99% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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3D

The Samsung UE55JS8500 is 3D. 78% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thin

TVs have thicknesses of between 2.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 59mm. The thickness of the Samsung UE55JS8500 of only 30mm is thinner than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thinner than 94% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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The UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 54% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE55JS8500 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. 72% of TVs are not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Features Extended PVR

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features extended PVR. 89% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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Features Motion Control

The UE55JS8500 features motion control, unlike 98% of TVs which do not feature motion control.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 80% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE55JS8500 has a common interface (CI) slot. 73% of TVs do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55JS8500 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UE55JS8500 has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 89% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE55JS8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE55JS8500 has a wide color enhancer, which is unusual. 95% of televisions do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a game mode. 73% of TVs do not have a game mode.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE55JS8500 features local dimming. 83% of televisions do not feature local dimming.

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Energy Star Certified

The Samsung UE55JS8500 is Energy Star certified. 87% of TVs are not Energy Star certified.

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Supports 24p

The UE55JS8500 supports 24p, unlike 89% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Timeshift

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports timeshift, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support timeshift.

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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 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE55JS8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 82% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 350Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the UE55JS8500 of 1,900Hz is in the fastest 1% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55JS8500 supports BD Wise. 92% of TVs do not support BD Wise.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 79% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has a Built-in Camera

The UE55JS8500 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of TVs which do not have a built-in camera.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The UE55JS8500's RMS rated power of 40W is higher than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 6% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features voice control, unlike 90% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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Has a Built-in Subwoofer

The UE55JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Very Fast High Frequency Rate

The slowest high frequency rate of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 190Hz. The high frequency rate of the UE55JS8500 of 1,900Hz is faster than 99% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports face detection, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The UE55JS8500 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Samsung UE55JS8500 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. The resolution of all TVs ranges from 4K Ultra HD pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung un55js8500fxzarb, samsung suhdue55js8500, samsung ue55js8500txzt, samsung ue55js8500txxu, product ue55js8500txxu, samsung 1080p

Barcodes:

00635131626319, 00887276096452, 08806086653459, 08806086653725, 08806086750073, 08806086815192, 653341161697R1

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