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Samsung UN88JS9500

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88" Active Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this television and have given it eleven awards.

Three expert review sites all said that this 4K and 8K TV was brilliant and gave it their highest award. Digitaltrends.com, Hardwarezone.com.sg and Reviewed.com all gave this Samsung television an "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Samsung television. This TV received a "Recommended" award from both Trusted Reviews and Pocket Lint.

The experts at Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both decided that this TV was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The reviewer at one more expert review site said that this Samsung TV was good. Maxit.com.my gave this TV "" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Twenty-nine experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this 4K and 8K TV on average 85%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this 4K and 8K TV rated this TV as superb on average.

Nice Design

Some people said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Samsung's flagship JS9500 series of curved 4K LED HDTVs have a striking design and multitudinous features.” in their review of the Samsung UN88JS9500. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung UN88JS9500 “The JS9500 is a remarkable feat in television design and engineering – easily Samsung's best TV to date” and rated this TV 5 stars. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “The UE65JS9500 boasts an undeniably premium design”.

One person who purchased it mentioned that it was good looking. Gizmodo.com.au said “A bloody big, bloody beautiful and bloody expensive TV from Sam” in their review of the Samsung UN88JS9500.

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Good Brand

On average Samsung 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews as do all TVs manufactured by Samsung.

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Good Picture Quality

Two customers who bought it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Digital Versus “The feature-packed UE65JS9500 TV offers great contrast and accurate colours”. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au said “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.

Two Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good picture quality. One Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewers considered that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago expert review site Soundandvision.com wrote “Ultra HD remains very much a work in progress”. Soundandvision.com also mentioned “The promised delivery of Ultra HD on Blu-ray (the route most likely to offer the best UHD quali”. Soundandvision.com also wrote “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

A number of customers concluded that it had good features. Two years ago expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au scored it 5 stars and wrote “If you're after a large TV with first class picture and excellent smart features, do check it out” in their Samsung UN88JS9500 review. In the same month expert review site Avforums.com mentioned “It includes all the latest features with an Ultra HD 4K 10-bit panel” in their review.

Robust

Several Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was well made. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus two years ago “Feels very solid” in their review of the Samsung UN88JS9500.

Good Product Quality

A few customers mentioned that this TV was good quality. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com scored it 4 stars and said “The display's picture quality is stunning” in their review of the Samsung UN88JS9500. Hdtvsolutions.com also wrote “The nano-crystal technology produces superlative picture quality with a wide sumptuous range of colors”.

Good Smart TV

One Samsung UN88JS9500 owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it had great smart functions.

Good Sound Quality

One person who bought the Samsung UN88JS9500 concluded that it had good sound quality. Pocket-Lint.com rated it 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “It's tempting to imagine that the extra S stands for "super", although Super Ultra High-Definition might sound a bit much” in their review of the Samsung UN88JS9500.

Good Size

One Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was a good depth. Businessspectator.com.au said 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 TVs that are a comparable age to the UN88JS9500 which do not have a built-in camera, the Samsung UN88JS9500 has a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UN65JS9500[plb_2756557_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE65JS9500[plb_2824055_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Samsung UN88JS9500 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN88JS9500.

Other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include the UN65JS9500[pl_2756557_price], the UN65JS9000[pl_2756558_price], or the UN55JU7500[pl_3105351_price] all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV

The UN88JS9500 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UN65JS9500[pl_2756557_price], the UN65JS9000[pl_2756558_price], and the UN55JU7500[pl_3105351_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Eight Processor Coress

The UN88JS9500 has more processor coress than most of the TVs of this age and spec. Most of the 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN88JS9500 only have between two and seven processor coress, however this TV has eight processor coress.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN88JS9500 range from 8W to 120W. At 40 Watts, the Samsung UN88JS9500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

At 30 Watts, the UN88JS9500 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UN88JS9500. Similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN88JS9500 have subwoofer RMS powers of between 10W and 40W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few people who purchased it concluded that it was not cheap. Expert website Cnet.com said “The JS9500 is Samsung's most potent Jedi warrior, its most expensive TV for 2015 an” .

High Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the UN88JS9500 is £307, which is in the most expensive 6% of all 474 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UN88JS9500, the Samsung UN88JS9500 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV 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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Only One RF Ports Quantity

Most televisions of this type and age have between one and three RF ports quantitys, including the UN88JS9500 which has one RF ports quantity.

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Very Heavy

Televisions of a similar spec and age to the UN88JS9500 have weights of between 1.1kg and 98kg, and the average weight is 20kg. When compared to other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UN88JS9500, the weight of the UN88JS9500 of 59 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN88JS9500

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 TVs of a comparable spec and age 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the UN88JS9500.

Specification

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10 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(40)
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

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Reviewed 17 May 2015 by IamtheDanger
IamtheDanger would recommend the Samsung UN65JS9500

So Far i love everything about this samsung from the amazing local dimming which really improves the blacks to the great colors which really pop on this set. I also noticed how well gaming is on... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2015 by Shine
Shine would recommend the Samsung UN65JS9500

It's a bright TV with excellent colors, contrast and upscaling abilities. Even the HD PIC (720 and 1080i/p) looks wow. Bluray is out of the world. (I am coming from a Samsung Hu8550, so believe me... Read more…

Very easy to use
Easy functions allow great shots
Ease of use and quiet
Easy to use
The photos are extremely clear
Video focusing not the greatest but has come a long way
Complaints
I am a beginner and there are a lot of settings that I need to read up on
Alot of things to learn to use
The Price
Reviewed 7 June 2016 by Anonymous

If you do not need advanced replacement on your drives, these are good value. However if I would've known about the nightmare support process to replace a single failed drive then I would've gone... Read more…

These drives are great performers for our in-house SANs. I have 30 of the 480GB and another 20 of the 960GB (although these are 510DC models). These have been purchased from various resellers-Newegg,
It is a very fast and stable RAID card
The CacheVault cable is about 1.5 feet long, giving you enough length to figure out where to mount the CacheVault
It works with my consumer grade motherboard with a Intel 2500K. I was worried this product was restricted to Xeon or enterprise only hardware
The MegaRAID Storage software looks quite nice and performs quite well
This product only has one big con. Despite my happiness with the price and the performance, if I would've known about the support issues then I would never have purchased so many, and in fact I would'
Micron refuses to RMA a failed drive unless it has been purchased from an authorized distributor. In fact their support says that they do not deal with customers or end-users for RMAs, period. When I
Are the only authorized resellers that will process returns. Since I did not purchase from them, I am out of luck
The oncard RAID BIOS (Called WebBIOS) looks like something from the 1990s
The CacheVault Module does not mount on the card, leaving you to find a place to velcro or screw it into somewhere
Reviewed 17 April 2015 by Yupper
Yupper would recommend the Samsung UN78JS9500 (Verified Purchase)

Best camera I have ever owned. so many different settings to work with. Love it...

Easy to use
Solid processor for a custom-build, Windows Server 2012 2 server. Installed onto a SuperMicro MBD- 11SSM-O motherboard with 32Gb Crucial DD 4 2400 ECC UDIMM. Been running stable 24 7 for a few months
Responsive, power-efficient, cool. Is there more to say I guess I could add that the onboard GPU is there should I ever require it (more a plus for me as my personal computer doubles for work and a fa
Easy setup. Detailed printed manual. Great picture. Multiple inputs
1080p, low power consumption, easy set up
I had to wait a few months after purchasing this processor for the server motherboards that support ECC memory to be available. Fortunately, the now-released, SuperMicro motherboard w LGA 1151 and Int
Cons so far
Single HDMI port, infrared remote sensor near base is blocked easily
Sometimes one of the monitors ticks for a few minutes (until it warms up : )), but it's something that it's random and I can live with it. I get very little bleed through on pitch black screens, along
Turning the "Response time" setting to 4 causes significant ghosting, making any moving object look terrible. I keep it at 1, and everything looks fine with smooth motion
Reviewed 31 August 2013 by Cameragirl2
Cameragirl2 would recommend the Samsung UN78JS9500 (Verified Purchase)

Very good camera for the casual user. Takes great action shots...

Great pictures
Especially of peopleevents in motion
Ability to zoom in
Shutter speed
Easy to set up
Lense could be better quality
Lens pricing
Price
Set up instructions not great. we needed sound through a receiver
High Price Point
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £304.45
Electricity cost when on standby £2.44
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Total running cost over 5 years £306.89
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1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
40
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 40 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un88js9500, samsung un88js9500f, samsung un88js9500fx, samsung un88js9500fxz, samsung un88js9500fxza
Barcodes 00887276088815

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