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Samsung UN65JS8500

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Trusted Reviews Recommended reviewed.com Editor's Choice avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
64.5" Active Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 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 received a "Recommended" from both Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which said that this 4K and 8K TV was good.

Two more expert review sites both endorsed this Samsung TV. This TV received an Hdtvtest.co.uk "Highly Recommended" award and it received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and hometheaterreview.com the average expert rating of this 4K and 8K TV is 83 out of 100.

Excellent Brand

We checked 22,325 user and expert reviews for Samsung TVs and found that on average Samsung has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Good Stand

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good stand. Stuff.tv wrote “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 gave the product a very good review score and wrote “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success” in their Samsung UN65JS8500 review.

Good High Def TV

A number of Samsung UN65JS8500 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it had good features. In October last year expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UN65JS8500 owner mentioned 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”.

3D Compatible

The Samsung UN65JS8500 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN65JS8500 which are not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung UE48JU7500[plb_2824053_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN65JS8500, the Samsung UN65JS8500 supports smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE48JU7500[plb_2824053_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the UN65JS8500 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE48JU7500[plb_2824053_price] is also worth considering.

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Four Loudspeakers

The Samsung UN65JS8500 is a four loudspeaker television.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The UN65JS8500 supports an 802.11n WiFi standard which is newer than the 802.11a WiFi standard supported by most comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

This television's WiFi standard (802.11n) is actually the best supported WiFi standard amongst all TVs of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of television the worst supported WiFi standard is 802.11a.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year have RMS rated power of between 10W and 120W. The UN65JS8500 has a quite high RMS rated power (40 Watts) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UN65JS8500.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the UN65JS8500 range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 61mm. When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN65JS8500 that we have checked, the thickness of the Samsung UN65JS8500 of only 30.5 millimeters is one of the thinnest.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include 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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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The UN65JS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price], or the UE55HU8500[pl_2232250_price] both from Samsung.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the UN65JS8500 does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the 55EF950[pl_3059571_price], the 55EG960[pl_2879979_price], or the 65EG960[pl_2880027_price] all from LG.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the UN65JS8500 range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 810Hz. The UN65JS8500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 240 hertz) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the UN65JS8500 range from 1.1kg to 82kg, and the average weight is 20kg. At 27.6 kilograms, the UN65JS8500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UN65JS8500.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN65JS8500

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec TVs that were released 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

This Samsung TV has been on the market for over a year.

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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

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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 $102.34
Electricity cost when on standby $1,209.38
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Total running cost over 5 years $1,311.72
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 8.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 00887276096483, 653341163899R1

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