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78" Curved Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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Samsung UE78JS9500 4K SUHD TV Review
Samsung JS9500 Series Review - UE65JS9500, UE78JS9500, 4k Ultra SUHD Curved 3D TV

20 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This Samsung TV is one of the most awarded by experts in televisions of all the TVs of a comparable age and type.

This Samsung television was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Digitaltrends.com, Hardwarezone.com.sg and Reviewed.com all of whom wrote that this television was outstanding.

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and Vido.com.ua all of whom concluded that this Samsung TV was good.

The editors of Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both strongly endorse this Samsung TV and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This TV received "" award from Maxit.com.my.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Samsung television is 85% based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Samsung is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Samsung also has good ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Nice Design

Several people who purchased it considered that it was a good design. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Samsung's flagship JS9500 series of curved 4K LED HDTVs have a striking design and multitudinous features.”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “The JS9500 is a remarkable feat in television design and engineering – easily Samsung's best TV to date” in their Samsung UE78JS9500 review. Two years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “The UE65JS9500 boasts an undeniably premium design”.

One Samsung UE78JS9500 owner who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Two years ago expert review site Gizmodo.com.au said in their review of the Samsung UE78JS9500 “A bloody big, bloody beautiful and bloody expensive TV from Sam” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UE78JS9500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TV had good colour saturation. Two years ago Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung UE78JS9500 “The feature-packed UE65JS9500 TV offers great contrast and accurate colours”. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au said also two years ago “So what's the difference? Like plasma before it, OLED starts with a dark screen and then lights up pixels to create colours – letting it produce perfect blacks” in their review.

A number of Samsung UE78JS9500 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. One customer said in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs.

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Good High Def TV

A number of people who bought this TV agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Soundandvision.com wrote “Ultra HD remains very much a work in progress” in their review. Soundandvision.com also said “The promised delivery of Ultra HD on Blu-ray (the route most likely to offer the best UHD quali”. Soundandvision.com also mentioned “This is the first consumer Ultra HDTV out of the gate offering more than just four times the resolution of 1080p HD”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers said that it had good features. Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “If you're after a large TV with first class picture and excellent smart features, do check it out” in their review of the Samsung UE78JS9500 and rated it 5 stars. Avforums.com said in their Samsung UE78JS9500 review “It includes all the latest features with an Ultra HD 4K 10-bit panel”.

Robust

A number of customers who bought it mentioned that it was well made. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “Feels very solid” in their Samsung UE78JS9500 review.

Good Product Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE78JS9500 was good quality. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com said in their Samsung UE78JS9500 review “The display's picture quality is stunning” and scored the Samsung UE78JS9500 80 out of 100. Hdtvsolutions.com also wrote “The nano-crystal technology produces superlative picture quality with a wide sumptuous range of colors”.

Good Smart TV Features

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it had great smart functions.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung UE78JS9500 owner reckoned that the product had good sound quality. Two years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “It's tempting to imagine that the extra S stands for "super", although Super Ultra High-Definition might sound a bit much” in their Samsung UE78JS9500 review and rated this TV 80 out of 100.

Good Size

One Samsung UE78JS9500 reviewer thought it was a good depth. Expert review site Businessspectator.com.au wrote two years ago “The Korean arch-­rivals are now spruiking even newer technologies that promise better colour accuracy and depth, with blacker blacks” in their review of this TV.

Has a Built-In Camera

Unlike most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the UE78JS9500 which do not have a built-in camera, the UE78JS9500 has a built-in camera.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The UE78JS9500 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

Other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony KD-75X9405[plb_2834291_price], or the LG 65EG960[plb_2880027_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV

The Samsung UE78JS9500 supports smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the UE78JS9500 also support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including the Sony KD-75X9405[plb_2834291_price], or the LG 65EG960[plb_2880027_price] which has better reviews.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Eight Processor Coress

The UE78JS9500 has more processor coress than most of the TVs of this age and type. Most of the TVs of this age and type only have between two and seven processor coress, however this Samsung TV has eight processor coress.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 40 Watts, the UE78JS9500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year. 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago have RMS rated powers of between 8W and 120W.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS powers of TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE78JS9500 range from 10W to 40W. The Samsung UE78JS9500 has a quite high subwoofer RMS power (30 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the UE78JS9500.

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Supports Three Video Formats Supporteds

supports three video formats supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the UE78JS9500 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE78JS9500. The video formats supporteds "ASF" and "H.265" are also supported by this Samsung TV.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Three Samsung UE78JS9500 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was not cheap. Two years ago expert review site Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The JS9500 is Samsung's most potent Jedi warrior, its most expensive TV for 2015 an” nonetheless they still rated the product 4 stars.

Expensive

After checking the price of 148 TVs that were released more than a year ago they range in price from £120 to £12,899. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other TVs that were released more than a year ago.

Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the UE78JS9500 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This Samsung TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by televisions that have been around for a similar time to the UE78JS9500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE78JS9500 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the UE78JS9500 also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LG 65EG960[plb_2880027_price] which also has a higher rating.

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High Running Costs

Whilst this Samsung television is rated A for energy efficiency, the UE78JS9500 is in the most expensive 4% of all 474 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UE78JS9500 is £350.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs that were launched more than a year ago is 760Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencys range from 100Hz to 3,000Hz. At only 200 hertz, the UE78JS9500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UE78JS9500.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This TV supports an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the televisions of this age and type the annual energy consumptions range from 61kWh to 550kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 301 kilowatt hours, the UE78JS9500 has one of the highest annual energy consumptions amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UE78JS9500 is 20kg, and the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg. At 47.3 kilograms, the Samsung UE78JS9500 is very heavy compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UE78JS9500.

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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 televisions of this age and type. 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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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this 4K and 8K TV was released.

Specification

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HD Type
3D
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
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TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
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Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
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RMS Rated Power
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Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
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Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Remote (IR) Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
BD Wise
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Processor Cores
Picture Processing Technology
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Built-In Camera
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VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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Power Consumption (typical)
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Energy Efficiency Class
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Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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Width
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Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

11 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(41)
9 December 2015

Despite being an excellent example of LCD TV state of the art, Samsung's high-end JS9500 loses the picture quality battle against OLED TVs...

8 December 2015

In the cosmic battle for TV picture quality supremacy, it's the light side versus the dark side. LED LCD versus OLED . Samsung versus LG. And the dark side wins this round.The JS9500 is Samsung's... Read more…

8 December 2015

Despite being an excellent example of LCD TV state of the art, Samsung's high-end JS9500 loses the picture quality battle against OLED TVs...

23 November 2015

Hardwarezone.com.sg

There's a reason why Samsung is the leader in the global TV market for the past 9 years, and on track to get its 10-peat this year: a wide variety of models and competitive pricing aside, it... Read more…

29 October 2015

While the Samsung UE65JS9500 isn't quite perfect, if you can install it so that you're not too affected by its reflection issues then its picture strengths far outweigh its flaws. The JS9500 is a...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 January 2016 by Damian fowler

I brought this TV . I should have spent the money on a small car and gone to the cinema instead

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by CeeBee

Awsome TV. I get so much more enjoyment out of X factor now....

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Amazon Customer

This TV has an amazing view, well worth the money if you can afford it!

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Electricity cost when switched on £347.72
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £349.55
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Energy Rating
1.7T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
45
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 45 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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