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55" 1,900Hz Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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Samsung UE55JS8500 4K Ultra HD TV Review
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20 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of this age and type, this Samsung television is one of the most highly awarded.

This TV received a "Recommended" from both Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which decided that this 4K and 8K TV was good.

Furthermore, this TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

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

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this TV as marvellous on average.

Good Product Quality

Some Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was good quality. Ewelina wrote on Amazon “Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options”. Happy Shopper said on Amazon last year “The picture quality is absolutely outstanding” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars. S. Thomas said in their Samsung UE55JS8500 review in the same month “The picture quality is perfect - colours”.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Samsung also has good ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Good Picture Quality

Two Samsung UE55JS8500 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good colour saturation. One customer reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

A few Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Happy Shopper mentioned “With as good a menu system as is possible from a complicated bit of gear” in their review. Stuart Hathaway wrote in his Samsung UE55JS8500 review “Stunning picture easy setup takes a little while to work out the layout for the extensive menu” and scored the product 5 stars.

One Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewers concluded that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Vinyl Junkie wrote on Amazon “Picture is really good when watching normal HD.”.

Good Stand

Two Samsung UE55JS8500 owners who bought it wrote that it had a good stand. Expert review site Stuff.tv 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.”. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success” and rated the Samsung UE55JS8500 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought the product considered that it had good features. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their review of the Samsung UE55JS8500 “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features”.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE55JS8500 owner wrote that this TV had good sound quality. S. Thomas wrote on Amazon “The sound also is the best I have heard on any television from its built-in speakers” in their review of the Samsung UE55JS8500 and rated it 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was noisy. Stuff.tv said in their Samsung UE55JS8500 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”.

Very Fast High Frequency Rate

The slowest high frequency rate of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE55JS8500 is 50Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz. When compared to other TVs that were released one year ago, the high frequency rate of the UE55JS8500 of 1,900 hertz is one of the fastest.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the UE55JS8500 has a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this television and we think a cheaper TV such as the Samsung UE48JS8500[plb_2828861_price] or you might consider a better rated TV such as the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price] are also worth considering.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a wi-Fi including the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price].

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Supports Smart TV

The UE55JS8500 supports smart TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the UE55JS8500 also support smart TV.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this TV and we think a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE48JS8500[plb_2828861_price] or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price] are also worth considering.

There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on TVs of this spec and age.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 2160p supported video modes, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

When compared to other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year that we have checked, the motion interpolation frequency of the Samsung UE55JS8500 of 1,900 hertz is one of the fastest. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago the motion interpolation frequencys range from 100Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 770Hz.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The UE55JS8500 is a two RF ports quantity television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE55JS8500 have between one and three RF ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions that have been available for a similar time to the UE55JS8500 the RMS rated powers range from 8W to 120W. The UE55JS8500 has a quite high RMS rated power (40 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the UE55JS8500.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few customers who reviewed it concluded that it was not cheap. Happy Shopper mentioned on Amazon “The difference between the two is mind blowing, although of course the Samsung was quite a lot more expensive” nonetheless they still gave the Samsung UE55JS8500 a very good review score. Cnet.com said in their review of this TV two years ago “The company's least expensive SUHD TV” yet they gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100.

A few Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewers concluded that the product was not good value for money. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “Above all, worth the higher price compared to regular old UHD (aka 4K) TVs” in their review of this TV. Cnet.com also said “Not good enough to justify the price”.

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£189.01 Price Increase

The price of the UE55JS8500 has increased by £189.01 in the last 1 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE55JS8500 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the UE55JS8500 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The UE55JS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported

The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago. 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 Samsung TV.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This television supports an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Thick

The UE55JS8500 has one of the thicker depths (91.5 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. The thinnest depth of comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year is 11mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 62mm.

If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might also want to look at the UE55JU7000[pl_2823164_price] (67.4mm), or the UE48JS8500[pl_2828861_price] (92.9mm) both from Samsung which is also cheaper.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55JS8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been around 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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Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A, and the average 5 year running cost of the UE55JS8500 is £180 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 465 TVs of this type and age.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the UE55JS8500.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
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PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
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Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
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TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
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Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
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)
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)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
24p Support
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Processor Cores
Picture Processing Technology
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)
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AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
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Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Other Features
Dimming Type

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

(22)
Reviewed 4 August 2015 by HiTowerUK

We are delighted with our new Samsung TV. We can't fault it. The picture quality is amazing and having also bought 3d glasses, we are amazed at just how good 3d on a TV has become. The sound from... Read more…

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by RyanFife

Normally I don't look past Sony for TV's but when I decided to go for 4K it was clear Samsung were a step ahead of the competition with their technology. The quantum dot picture feature has to be... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2015 by Killina

Although its early days, TV is just great. We went from a 6 year old 37 inch Panasonic to this model. A bit apprehensive at first, but simply amazing how within a few minutes after it had been... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Klingsor

Having had a Panasonic 42" 3D HD model previously I ventured into 4K. This product is certainly an improvement in picture quality with its upscaling facility' Watching Avatar in 3D is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 October 2015 by Fishermen

Purchased this tv from John Lewis and arrived on time fantastic picture quality and easy to set up. The 3D aspect on films is unbelievable, and you fill like you are really there. I would... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £177.87
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung p226856, samsung p226856p, product ue55js8500, product ue55js8500t, product ue55js8500tx, samsung ue55js8500txx, product ue55js8500txx, samsung ue55js8500txxu, product ue55js8500txxu, samsung un55js8500fxzar, samsung un55js8500fxzarb
Barcodes 00887276096452, 08806086653459, 08806086653725, 08806086750073, 08806086815192, 653341161697R1

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