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Samsung UE48JS8500

Trusted Reviews Recommended reviewed.com Editor's Choice avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
48" Active Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The editors of Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com both recommend this Samsung TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of two more expert review sites thought that this TV was good. The reviewer at Hdtvtest.co.uk gave this Samsung TV a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and hometheaterreview.com this television has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this Samsung television rated this TV 90% on average.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung TVs and also specifically for Samsung 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

Several Samsung UE48JS8500 owners who purchased the Samsung UE48JS8500 thought it was easy to use the menus. Adrian said in his review of the Samsung UE48JS8500 on Amazon this month “There are a load of settings and the picture can be tweaked a lot” although he only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Several people who purchased the Samsung UE48JS8500 concluded that it was easy to setup. Chimp said in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review “Excellent tv easy to setup am very satisfied”. Mr Richard Empy wrote in his review “Very easy to setup, runs cool, more energy efficient than the JS9000”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of people who bought the Samsung UE48JS8500 concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Nice Design

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Adrian wrote on Amazon in November “The Netflix app is pretty good.”. Katyotter wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon in November this year “The curve is very stylish and we have no trouble viewing from an angle, also set-up was very simple”.

One person concluded that the product was neat. Katyotter wrote this year “The little connect box keeps things tidy and doesn't need a fan like the next model up so doesn't make a noise as that one apparently does” in their review of this TV.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UE48JS8500 owner who bought it considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV. A few weeks ago Adrian mentioned “The HD Freeview channels are great”. One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was good for watching on demand TV. Adrian wrote “I have upgraded Netflix to Ultra HD for £8.99 month” in his Samsung UE48JS8500 review.

One Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewer considered that this TV was good for recording TV. Adrian wrote on Amazon in November “A TV with 'good' recording capabilities” in his Samsung UE48JS8500 review although he only rated the Samsung UE48JS8500 60 out of 100.

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it had good apps. Adrian wrote on Amazon “Plenty of 'good' apps, then DO NOT BUY a Samsung TV” although he gave this TV a score of 3 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. In November last year Chris Roberts mentioned “Excellent TV, picture and sound quality good” in his review of the Samsung UE48JS8500. R R said in their review on Amazon “Fantastic picture quality” and scored it 5 stars.

Nice Stand

A number of Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good stand. 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. Last year expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success”.

Good Sound Quality

Several Samsung UE48JS8500 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. In November last year Mr. N. G. Timmins wrote on Amazon “Sound is reasonable”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who bought this TV reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UE48JS8500 owner who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Expert website Lcdtvbuyingguide.com gave the Samsung UE48JS8500 a score of 4 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UE48JS8500 “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer considered that it was good in terms of power usage.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Mr. N. G. Timmins said “The TV comes with two Remote Controls, with the smaller more compact one designed for use with on-screen apps” in their review of the Samsung UE48JS8500.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE48JS8500 owner said that the Samsung UE48JS8500 was noisy. Stuff.tv wrote “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”.

3D Compatible

The UE48JS8500 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago which are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price], the UE55JU7500[pl_2817750_price], or the UE48JS9000[pl_2817727_price] all from Samsung.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the UE48JS8500, the UE48JS8500 has a WiFi connection.

Other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price], the UE55JU7500[pl_2817750_price], or the UE48JS9000[pl_2817727_price] all from Samsung.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE48JS8500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than a year ago also support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price], the UE55JU7500[pl_2817750_price], or the UE48JS9000[pl_2817727_price] all from Samsung.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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2160p Video Mode

This television supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UE48JS8500 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Samsung UE48JS8500 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung UE48JS8500 is more than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE48JS8500.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The Samsung UE48JS8500 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Samsung UE48JS8500 owner said that it was not good in terms of USB connections. This year Adrian said “I am using a 500GB USB hard drive, sadly the recording of shows is very poor because the TV does no start”. One customer thought it did not have network functionality. In November Adrian rated the Samsung UE48JS8500 3 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Sometimes I get Network errors”.

Inferior Standard Def TV

One Samsung UE48JS8500 owner thought it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Adrian wrote in his Samsung UE48JS8500 review “The SD are not too bad.” and scored it 60 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The Samsung UE48JS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The UE48JS8500 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of a comparable spec and age to the UE48JS8500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UE48JS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the Samsung UE48JS8500 is more than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this Samsung TV.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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Very Thick

The average thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UE48JS8500 is 61mm. The Samsung UE48JS8500 has a fairly thick thickness (92.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UE48JS8500.

Other televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the UE48JU7000[pl_2823161_price] (67.4mm), or the UE48JS9000[pl_2817727_price] (94.4mm) both from Samsung or the LG 55UF950[plb_2803356_price] (47.6mm) which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE48JS8500

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 comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. 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 TV was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Type
LED Backlighting
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OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
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TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Out Port
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
WiFi Standard
Management Features
Smart Mode
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Processor Core
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
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VESA Mounting Interface
Power
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Input Voltage
Certificates
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Cable Included

4 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended reviewed.com Editor's Choice avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(14)
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

(16)
Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Pistolpete

Upgraded from a 42" HD ready Sharp Aquos and the leap in technology is immediate and staggering. The TV itself has style with the slight curved screen which offers a more natural viewing... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2015 by Chesworth14

We have been researching for a good TV for a number of months and read reviews on this site and others before viewing in store at picture quality.I have to say we made the right decision with this... Read more…

Reviewed 26 November 2015 by Adiepie

This replaced an eight year old Panasonic plasma, and the difference in quality is outstanding. Picture quality is exceptional, agreed that there is not much 4K feed around, but this will improve... Read more…

4k Upconvert
Amazon Prime
Dark blacks
Internet Apps
Netflix And Youtube
Some Screen Reflection
Reviewed 13 July 2016 by Katyotter
(Verified Purchase)

This is a lovely TV with an excellent picture. The curve is very stylish and we have no trouble viewing from an angle, also set-up was very simple. The little connect box keeps things tidy and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Audio video out of sync when connecting to any soundbar. Get the latest K series where this problem has been resolved.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $105.03
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $106.44
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Energy Rating
0.69T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 2160, info ue48js8500, samsung p239714, quick ue48js8500, samsung p239714p, samsung ue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500t, samsung ue48js8500l, standard ue48js8500, samsungtv ue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500tx, samsung ue48js8500lx, samsung ue48js8500txz, samsung ue48js8500lxx, samsung ue48js8500txx, samsung ue48js8500txxu, samsung suhdue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500txzt, samsung ue48js8500lxxn, info ue48js8500ue48js8500
Barcodes 00635131626470, 08806086653435, 08806086653688, 08806086686983, 08806086727983
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