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Samsung UN48JS8500
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Samsung UN48JS8500

47.6" Flat Dec 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Samsung Has Excellent Television Reviews

Samsung has excellent average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

3D Compatible

The UN48JS8500 is 3D compatible. Most of the other latest TVs are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 55UF8509[plb_3537337_price], or the Samsung UN65JS9500[plb_2756557_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN48JS8500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other new televisions.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for the last year, the Samsung UN48JS8500 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the LG OLED55C6V[plb_3372742_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The UN48JS8500 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the recently released similar spec TVs. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port television compared to most of the TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UN48JS8500 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Thin

The thickness of the UN48JS8500 of only 30.48 millimeters is one of the thinnest amongst televisions that have been around for around the same time as the UN48JS8500. Across all the recently released TVs the thicknesses range from 30mm to 99mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UN48JS8500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN48JS8500 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the Samsung UN65JS9500[plb_2756557_price].

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Samsung UN48JS8500 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other new TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EF9509[plb_3155972_price].

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN48JS8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that were released in the last 12 months. 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 Twelve Months Ago

Samsung released the UN48JS8500 twelve months ago.


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User Reviews

Reviewed 4 January 2016 by Andrew
Andrew would recommend the Samsung UN48JS8500 (Verified Purchase)

Love the sharpness, love the depth of Color, love the depth of field....hate the Judder. Surprised I read nothing about this in reviews. The Action Motion Plus menu item can be set to Off...the... Read more…

All the connections options I could ever need
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Great Picture Quality
Confusing Bad Remote Control

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Electricity cost when switched on $79.08
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $80.49
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung UN48JS8500uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un48js8500, samsung un48js8500f, samsung un48js8500fx, samsung un48js8500fxz, samsung un48js8500fxza
Barcodes 00887276096421

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LG 49UX340 vs Samsung UN48JS8500

LG 49UX340 vs Samsung UN48JS8500
LG 49UX340 Samsung UN48JS8500
$ 857.93 $749.99
A Little Lighter
0.9" Larger Screen Size
Only One RF Port
10W Lower RMS Rated Power