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Samsung UE55JS8500

£1,099.00
55" 4K Yes No Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Samsung UE55JS8500 Review

Our Verdict:
A Fully Featured 55 Inch 4K TV, Good for
, we have ranked the Samsung UE55JS8500 number 6 in 55 inch TVs, number 8 in 3D TVs and number 15 in 4K TVs.
91
59 Reviews + 4 Awards
69
Good
100
33 Great Features
66
2 Years Old
32
£180 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
77
Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%. This TV has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from Reviewed.com.
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 TVs 2017.
The UE55JS8500 has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £180 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 104 new 4K TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Features:
Features local dimming
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Does not feature OLED technology
96
Excellent
90
Very Good
95
Excellent

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £679.99 at Discount AV 45 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Samsung UE55JS8500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Websites Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com both endorse this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Another two expert review sites both thought that this Samsung TV was very good. This TV received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Hdtvtest.co.uk, confirming their endorsement.

Good Expert Reviews

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

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 48 owner reviews this TV has a superb overall owner rating. Over 90% of reviewers gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 65,548 owner and expert reviews (including 4,561 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent reviews for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its 4K TVs. 97% of those that bought a Samsung TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Product Quality

Four customers who bought it mentioned that it was good 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…
  • Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options…

Users Report Excellent Image Quality

Three customers who bought it said 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…

Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus.

  • With as good a menu system as is possible from a complicated bit of gear…
  • Stunning picture easy setup takes a little while to work out the layout for the extensive menu…
  • Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options…

Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this television has an average price compared to other latest 4K TVs. The cheapeast new TV that we found costs £290 and the most expensive costs £25,000.


Features

55 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE55JS8500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other new 4K TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), as do most of the other recently released 4K TVs.

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Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features local dimming. Most of the other 4K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also feature local dimming.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

When compared to other new 4K TVs that we have checked the motion interpolation frequency of, the UE55JS8500's motion interpolation frequency of 1,900 hertz is one of the fastest. The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this television is 940Hz.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE55JS8500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other 4K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of recently released televisions is 59mm. When compared to other TVs of this type and age that we have assessed, the thickness of the UE55JS8500 of only 30 millimeters is one of the thinnest.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE55JS8500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other latest comparable spec TVs.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other latest 4K TVs also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Timeshift

The UE55JS8500 supports timeshift, as do most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Supports Internet TV

The UE55JS8500 supports internet TV, as do most of the other 4K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The UE55JS8500 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other 4K TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The UE55JS8500 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as are most of the other 4K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the UE55JS8500 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst 4K TVs of this age. The RMS rated powers of new similar spec TVs range from 20W to 90W, and the average RMS rated power is 30W.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The UE55JS8500 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Energy Star Certified

The UE55JS8500 is Energy Star certified, as are most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Supports Bluetooth

The UE55JS8500 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other new televisions also support Bluetooth.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The UE55JS8500 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other 4K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television.

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Features Voice Control

The UE55JS8500 features voice control. Most of the other recently released TVs also feature voice control.

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Supports 24p

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports 24p, as do most of the other new 4K TVs.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE55JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as this television also have a built-in subwoofer.

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3D

The UE55JS8500 is 3D, as are most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Face Detection

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports face detection, as do most of the other latest 4K TVs.

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Features Motion Control

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features motion control. Most of the other 4K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also feature motion control.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The UE55JS8500 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other 4K TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The UE55JS8500 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), as do most of the other recently released 4K TVs.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The UE55JS8500 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports BD Wise

The UE55JS8500 supports BD Wise, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

4K TVs that are a similar age to this TV have high frequency rates of between 60Hz and 3,000Hz. The UE55JS8500 has a quite fast high frequency rate (1,900 hertz) compared to most of the other similar age 4K TVs.

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Features Extended PVR

The UE55JS8500 features extended PVR, as do most of the other 4K TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The UE55JS8500 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other latest comparable spec TVs also have a wide color enhancer.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television.

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Has a Game Mode

The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a game mode, as do most of the other recently released TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2015 when Samsung released the UE55JS8500.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A. The average 5 year running cost of the UE55JS8500 is £180 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 104 new 4K TVs.


, we have ranked the Samsung UE55JS8500 number 42 in TVs for films.
Reviews
91
59 Reviews + 4 Awards
Value for Money
69
Good
Features for Films
96
Excellent
Age
66
2 Years Old
Running Costs
32
£180 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Films
73
Good

Why Has it Scored 73 for Watching Films On?

Televisions are excellent for watching films - from quiet emotional dramas to big blockbuster explosion fests. Watching films on a TV can take several forms: you can watch on terrestrial channels such as BBC or ITV, on the Video On Demand services such as iPlayer or Netflix, or just pop in a DVD!

We have tried to pull together what we believe are the best TVs for watching films. When choosing this list, we’ve concentrated on the most important attributes for films. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
Yes
Yes
82
4K
83
55"
Features for Films
96
Excellent

Samsung UE55JS8500 In-Depth Analysis for Films

Local Dimming

Features Local Dimming

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features local dimming. Most of the other 4K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also feature local dimming.

Cheap TVs use a fixed back light which remains the same brightness across the entire screen. Local dimming means that the backlight brightness varies across the screen so that bright areas remain bright but dark areas are still dark. The net result is a higher contrast ratio which will films appear more punchy and life like.

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High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), as do most of the other recently released 4K TVs.

Films watched on a TV with High Dynamic Range (HDR) will appear brighter and more life like. The HDR technology preserves details and colours in the dark and bright areas of the screen so that no detail is lost from the original film.

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OLED Technology

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UE55JS8500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other new 4K TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

OLED technology has an infinite contrast ratio. This means that the blacks are absolutely black as no light at all is emitted from this part of the screen. The result is that dark scenes in films are super clear.

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Display Diagonal

55 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

For a truly immersive, cinema like experience it's hard to beat a massive screen. A large screen will fill a larger proportion of your field of vision and make you feel more absorbed in the film.

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Contrast Ratio (typical)

Contrast Ratio (typical)

Sorry, we do not know what the contrast ratio (typical) of the UE55JS8500 is. If you know what the contrast ratio (typical) of it is then please tell us.

Many sci-fi, action and horror films have very dark scenes, which can appear foggy on some TVs. A high contrast ratio means the dark scenes in films are great quality and it is still possible to see all the detail.

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HD Type

HD Type

The UE55JS8500 is 4K Ultra HD.

A high display resolution means that details in films will appear much sharper. Most films are available in Full HD (1920x1080) as standard these days and bluray players will play content in Full HD. Some streaming services are starting to provide content in even higher resolution such as 4K (3840x2160). Most cinemas project films in either 2K (1048x1080) or 4K.

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Video Apps

Video App

Sorry, we do not know what video apps the UE55JS8500 supports. If you know what video apps it supports then please tell us.

Built in video apps are a great way of quickly watching films on your TV. Popular apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will stream films straight to your TV from the internet without any additional boxes or devices.

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, we have ranked the Samsung UE55JS8500 number 26 in TVs for sport.
Reviews
91
59 Reviews + 4 Awards
Value for Money
69
Good
Features for Sport
90
Very Good
Age
66
2 Years Old
Running Costs
32
£180 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Sport
71
Good

Why Has it Scored 71 for Watching Sport On?

Given the cost and distance involved in going to see live sports, it’s unsurprising that televisions are used extensively to watch all different kinds of sports - from Saturday afternoon football to the Olympics. However some TVs are better than others for watching sports: here we have tried to rank the best televisions for watching sports of all different kinds.

When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
83
55"
99
1,900Hz
Features for Sport
90
Very Good

Samsung UE55JS8500 In-Depth Analysis for Sport

Display Diagonal

55 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

A large screen is great for an immersive experience when watching sport.

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Motion Interpolation Frequency

Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

When compared to other new 4K TVs that we have checked the motion interpolation frequency of, the UE55JS8500's motion interpolation frequency of 1,900 hertz is one of the fastest. The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this television is 940Hz.

A fast motion interpolation frequency is important for fast moving sports so that motion blur is reduced.

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Display Resolutions

Display Resolution

The UE55JS8500 supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160.

A high display resolution such as 4K lets you see the fine detail in sporting events so you can always see exactly where the ball is.

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Display Brightness

Display Brightness

Sorry, we do not know what the display brightness of the UE55JS8500 is. If you know what the display brightness of it is then please tell us.

A bright screen is important for sport as most sports events are watched during daylight hours.

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, we have ranked the Samsung UE55JS8500 number 6 in TVs for gaming.
Reviews
91
59 Reviews + 4 Awards
Value for Money
69
Good
Features for Gaming
95
Excellent
Age
66
2 Years Old
Running Costs
32
£180 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Gaming
73
Good

Why Has it Scored 73 for Playing Games On?

Televisions are frequently used for gaming, since it’s easy to hook up a games console such as an Xbox to the set, grab some friends, and spend the evening gaming! However not all TVs are equally good for playing games on: we have tried to rank the best televisions to hook up a games console to when you need some relaxation time!

When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
99
1,900Hz
99
1,900Hz
83
55"
Features for Gaming
95
Excellent

Samsung UE55JS8500 In-Depth Analysis for Gaming

Motion Interpolation Frequency

Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

When compared to other new 4K TVs that we have checked the motion interpolation frequency of, the UE55JS8500's motion interpolation frequency of 1,900 hertz is one of the fastest. The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this television is 940Hz.

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High Frequency Rate

Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

4K TVs that are a similar age to this TV have high frequency rates of between 60Hz and 3,000Hz. The UE55JS8500 has a quite fast high frequency rate (1,900 hertz) compared to most of the other similar age 4K TVs.

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Display Diagonal

55 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

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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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