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Samsung UE55JS8500

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Samsung UE55JS8500
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A multi award winning and spectacularly thin thickness 55" 4K TV, with great features and low running costs
55" 4K No 30mm Apr 2015 A
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Samsung UE55JS8500 Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Samsung UE55JS8500 number 36 in 3D TVs, number 77 in 55 inch TVs and number 277 across all TVs.
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57 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Value for Money
Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
81
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 television range, the average reviews for all Samsung TVs are also excellent.
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 2018.
The UE55JS8500 has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £120 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,005 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report good product quality, great image quality and it is easy to use.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
3D
Very thin
Supports Wi-Fi
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 196 in TVs for gaming. It is also good for watching films as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 407 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Good
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Watching Sport
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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

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

This Samsung TV received a "Recommended" award from review websites Avforums.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews all of whom said that this television was very good.

An additional two expert review sites both thought that this television was very good. The writer at review website Reviewed.com decided that this TV was remarkably good and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Hdtvtest.co.uk.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this TV is 84 out of 100 based on 13 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

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Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this television rated this television as excellent on average. 35 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 96,166 expert and user reviews (including 63,656 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. 96% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Six people who reviewed it concluded that it 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 Picture Quality

Four customers who reviewed the product thought it 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 said in their reviews 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

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A. The UE55JS8500 has an average running cost of £120 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,005 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung TV was released in April 2015.

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Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung UE55JS8500's display diagonal of 55" is larger than 75% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. TVs have display diagonals of between 10" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 47".

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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. 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

Like most other TVs, the UE55JS8500 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The Samsung UE55JS8500 is 3D. 76% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thin

The Samsung UE55JS8500's thickness of only 30mm is in the thinnest 6% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The thinnest thickness of TVs is 2.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi. 60% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE55JS8500 features local dimming. 77% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 71% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55JS8500 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features voice control, unlike 86% of televisions which do not feature voice control.

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Has a Built-In Camera

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

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The UE55JS8500 has a 2D-3D converter. 88% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE55JS8500 has a common interface (CI) slot. 72% of TVs do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Features Motion Control

The UE55JS8500 features motion control, which is unusual. 97% of TVs do not feature motion control.

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Supports Timeshift

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

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Supports 24p

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Face Detection

The UE55JS8500 supports face detection. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

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

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 89% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

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

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Energy Star Certified

The UE55JS8500 is Energy Star certified, unlike 83% of TVs which are not Energy Star certified.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the UE55JS8500 of 40W is in the highest 9% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 2,700Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 400Hz. The UE55JS8500's motion interpolation frequency of 1,900Hz is very fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 1% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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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 230Hz. The high frequency rate of the UE55JS8500 of 1,900Hz is very fast compared to most other TVs. It is faster than 99% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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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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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The UE55JS8500 supports a maximum display resolution of 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. In addition, this television supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The best resolution of all televisions is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE55JS8500 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 86% of televisions do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55JS8500 supports BD Wise, which is unusual. 92% of TVs 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. 87% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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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 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE55JS8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 79% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung un55js8500fxzarb, samsung ue55js8500txzt, samsung ue55js8500txxu, product ue55js8500txxu, samsung suhdue55js8500, un55js8500fxzx, ue55js8500l

Barcodes:

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

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