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Samsung UE55JS8500

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Trusted Reviews Recommended reviewed.com Editor's Choice avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
55" 1,900Hz Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The writers at Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com both thought that concluded that they would endorse this Samsung television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, the expert at Hdtvtest.co.uk conluded that they would highly recommend this television and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

This 4K and 8K TV has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and hometheaterreview.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 50 user reviews the average user rating of this Samsung TV is superb.

Good Product Quality

A number of people agreed that it was good quality. Ewelina said “Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options”. Happy Shopper gave the Samsung UE55JS8500 an excellent rating and wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55JS8500 on Amazon a few weeks ago “The picture quality is absolutely outstanding”. In November this year S. Thomas wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is perfect - colours”.

Samsung Televisions Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 22,325 owner and expert reviews for Samsung televisions and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE55JS8500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE55JS8500 had good colour saturation. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. In November Happy Shopper mentioned on Amazon “With as good a menu system as is possible from a complicated bit of gear” in their review. Stuart Hathaway said “Stunning picture easy setup takes a little while to work out the layout for the extensive menu”.

One Samsung UE55JS8500 owner who bought the Samsung UE55JS8500 concluded that it was easy to use.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UE55JS8500 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Vinyl Junkie said on Amazon this year “Picture is really good when watching normal HD.”.

Nice Stand

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good stand. Stuff.tv wrote in November last year “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. Expert website Whathifi.com said “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that the product had good features. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed the product thought it had good sound quality. A few weeks ago S. Thomas scored this TV 5 stars and said in their review of the Samsung UE55JS8500 “The sound also is the best I have heard on any television from its built-in speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it considered that it 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 of the Samsung UE55JS8500 and gave the Samsung UE55JS8500 a score of 5 stars.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE55JS8500 which do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Fast Refresh Rate

4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UE55JS8500 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 2,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 550Hz. When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago that we have checked the refresh rate of, the UE55JS8500's refresh rate of 1,900 hertz is one of the fastest.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other televisions of this age and type which are not 3D compatible, the UE55JS8500 is 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including the Samsung UE48JS9000 which is cheaper; or the LG 55UF950 which has better reviews.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE55JS9000.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the UE55JS8500 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE48JS9000 which is cheaper; or the LG 55UF950 which has better reviews.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE55JS9000.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago also support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Samsung UE48JS9000 or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the LG 55UF950.

Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55JS9000.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many televisions of this type and age.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of this age and spec.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of a comparable age and type to the UE55JS8500 range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 810Hz. The UE55JS8500 has one of the fastest motion interpolation frequencies (1,900 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UE55JS8500 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year is 10W and the highest is 120W. At 40 Watts, the Samsung UE55JS8500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the UE55JS8500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55JS8500 do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UE55JS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The UE55JS8500 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a comparable age and spec 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 TV.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This television supports an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Thick

The thinnest thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE55JS8500 is 11mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 61mm. With a thickness of 91.5 millimeters, the UE55JS8500 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55JS8500.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the UE48JS9000 (94.4mm), or the UE48JS8500 (92.9mm) both from Samsung which is also cheaper.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55JS8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as 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 a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this television was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
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OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
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Aspect Ratio
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
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TV Tuner
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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
SCART 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
Remote Output Port
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
Management Features
Smart Mode
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OSD Language
Performance
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Processor Core
Picture Processing Technology
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Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
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3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Dimming Type

4 Awards

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

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...

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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

(22)
Reviewed 4 August 2015 by HiTowerUK

We are delighted with our new Samsung TV. We can't fault it. The picture quality is amazing and having also bought 3d glasses, we are amazed at just how good 3d on a TV has become. The sound from... Read more…

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by RyanFife

Normally I don't look past Sony for TV's but when I decided to go for 4K it was clear Samsung were a step ahead of the competition with their technology. The quantum dot picture feature has to be... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2015 by Killina

Although its early days, TV is just great. We went from a 6 year old 37 inch Panasonic to this model. A bit apprehensive at first, but simply amazing how within a few minutes after it had been... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Klingsor

Having had a Panasonic 42" 3D HD model previously I ventured into 4K. This product is certainly an improvement in picture quality with its upscaling facility' Watching Avatar in 3D is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 October 2015 by Fishermen

Purchased this tv from John Lewis and arrived on time fantastic picture quality and easy to set up. The 3D aspect on films is unbelievable, and you fill like you are really there. I would... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $138.04
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $139.46
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung p226856, samsung p226856p, samsung ue55js8500, product ue55js8500, samsung ue55js8500t, product ue55js8500t, samsung ue55js8500tx, product ue55js8500tx, samsung ue55js8500txx, samsung ue55js8500txz, product ue55js8500txx, samsung ue55js8500txxu, samsung suhdue55js8500, samsung ue55js8500txzt, product ue55js8500txxu
Barcodes 00635131626319, 00887276096452, 08806086653459, 08806086653725, 08806086750073, 08806086815192

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