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Samsung UN65JS8500
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Samsung UN65JS8500

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64.5" Active Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
About This ProductEnjoy a home theater experience like never before with the Samsung 4K SUHD TV. Experience a brighter picture and up to 64X greater color expression than conventional HD/UHD TVs*... More
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14 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This TV was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which said that this 4K and 8K TV was good.

Two more expert review sites thought that this television was good. The expert at Hdtvtest.co.uk gave this TV a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and hometheaterreview.com this TV has an average expert rating of 83%.

Good Brand

Based on 23,817 expert and user reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other manufacturers.

Good Stand

A number of people who bought it concluded that it had a good stand. Expert website Stuff.tv said “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.” in their review of this TV. Whathifi.com wrote two years ago “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success” in their Samsung UN65JS8500 review.

Good High Def TV

Two Samsung UN65JS8500 reviewers who purchased this TV concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UN65JS8500 reviewer thought the product had good features. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UN65JS8500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UN65JS8500 was noisy. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “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” in their review and gave the Samsung UN65JS8500 a rating of 5 stars.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year, the UN65JS8500 supports smart TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago, the UN65JS8500 has a wi-Fi.

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Four Number of Loudspeakerss

The Samsung UN65JS8500 is a four number of loudspeakers TV.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The UN65JS8500 supports a newer WiFi standard than most similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago. This TV supports an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most televisions of this age and type support an 802.11a wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best supported WiFi standard amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of TV the worst supported WiFi standard is IEEE 802.11n.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 40 Watts, the Samsung UN65JS8500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago. 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN65JS8500 have RMS rated powers of between 8W and 120W.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Samsung UN65JS8500 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems ATSC are also supported by this television.

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Quite Thin

The depths of comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the UN65JS8500 range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 62mm. With a depth of only 30.5 millimeters, the Samsung UN65JS8500's depth is one of the thinnest amongst comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN65JS8500.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the 55EG960[pl_2879979_price] (49.9mm), the 65UF950[pl_2798638_price] (48.5mm), or the 55UF950[pl_2803356_price] (47.6mm) all from LG.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Two Samsung UN65JS8500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “Above all, worth the higher price compared to regular old UHD (aka 4K) TVs” in their review nonetheless they gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Cnet.com also wrote “Not good enough to justify the price”.

A number of Samsung UN65JS8500 owners agreed that the product was not cheap. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The company's least expensive SUHD TV” in their review but in spite of that they still gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago, the UN65JS8500 does not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE65JS9500[plb_2824055_price].

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN65JS8500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the 55EG960[pl_2879979_price], or the 65EG960[pl_2880027_price] both from LG is also worth considering.

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Heavy

At 27.6 kilograms, the Samsung UN65JS8500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN65JS8500. Similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the UN65JS8500 have weights of between 1.1kg and 98kg.

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Running Costs Are High

The UN65JS8500 is in the most expensive 1% of all 465 TVs of this age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the UN65JS8500 is £1,685.

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4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for more than a year. 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 Samsung released the UN65JS8500.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Screen Mirroring
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Child Lock
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Motion Control
Picture Processing Technology
BD Wise Plus
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Weight
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Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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

(1)
Reviewed 26 April 2015 by Art
Art would recommend the Samsung UN65JS8500

The Samsung UN65JS8500 is a 2015 model and began shipping in mid April of 2015. It is a flat panel display with a matte silver edge. The stand is also matte brushed silver and is quite attractive.... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £131.40
Electricity cost when on standby £1,552.72
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Total running cost over 5 years £1,684.12
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 8.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
215
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 215 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un65js8500, samsung un65js8500f, samsung un65js8500fx, samsung un65js8500fxz, samsung un65js8500fxza, samsung un65js8500fxzar, samsung un65js8500fxzarb
Barcodes 00653341163899, 00887276096483, 653341163899R1

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