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Samsung UN88JS9500

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88" Active Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Experts in TVs really like this TV and have given it eleven awards.

This 4K and 8K TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Digitaltrends.com, Hardwarezone.com.sg and Reviewed.com all of whom decided that this television was exceptional.

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

The editors of two more expert review sites both decided that this TV was very good. Hdtvtest.co.uk and Avforums.com both gave this Samsung TV a "Highly Recommended" award.

This TV received "" award from Maxit.com.my.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this TV is 85%.

Samsung TVs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 22,325 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Nice Design

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said last year “The JS9500 is a remarkable feat in television design and engineering – easily Samsung's best TV to date” in their Samsung UN88JS9500 review. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus in October last year “The UE65JS9500 boasts an undeniably premium design” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote last year “Wearing a tastefully curved design” .

One Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewer who bought the Samsung UN88JS9500 concluded that it was good looking.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “The feature-packed UE65JS9500 TV offers great contrast and accurate colours” in their review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “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”.

A few customers reckoned that this TV had good picture quality. One Samsung UN88JS9500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs.

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Good High Def TV

Several customers who reviewed the Samsung UN88JS9500 concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Soundandvision.com mentioned “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

Three Samsung UN88JS9500 owners who reviewed this TV thought it had good features. Pcmag.com mentioned “Samsung's flagship JS9500 series of curved 4K LED HDTVs have a striking design and multitudinous features.” in their review. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au said “If you're after a large TV with first class picture and excellent smart features, do check it out” . Avforums.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “It includes all the latest features with an Ultra HD 4K 10-bit panel” in their Samsung UN88JS9500 review.

Robust

A number of people considered that the Samsung UN88JS9500 was well made. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “Feels very solid” in their Samsung UN88JS9500 review.

Good Product Quality

Several Samsung UN88JS9500 owners who bought the Samsung UN88JS9500 considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Hdtvsolutions.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The display's picture quality is stunning”. Hdtvsolutions.com also mentioned “The nano-crystal technology produces superlative picture quality with a wide sumptuous range of colors”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung UN88JS9500 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had great smart functions.

Good Sound Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UN88JS9500 had good sound quality. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “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 this TV.

Good Size

One customer mentioned that this TV was a good depth. Expert website Businessspectator.com.au wrote in their Samsung UN88JS9500 review in October last year “The Korean arch-­rivals are now spruiking even newer technologies that promise better colour accuracy and depth, with blacker blacks” .

Has a Built-In Camera

The UN88JS9500 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs with a built-in camera to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE55JS8500 ($2,297.99), the UE55HU8500, and the UE65JS9500 all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The UN88JS9500 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN88JS9500 which are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might want to consider include the UN65JS8500 ($2,399.99), the UN65JS9000 ($2,125.97), or the UE55JU7000 all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN88JS9500, the UN88JS9500 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to consider including the UN65JS8500 ($2,399.99), or the UN65JS9000 ($2,125.97) both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UN88JS9500, the UN88JS9500 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the UN65JS8500 ($2,399.99), or the UN65JS9000 ($2,125.97) both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Eight Processor Cores

The Samsung UN88JS9500 is a eight processor core TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN88JS9500 only have between two and seven processor cores.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the UN88JS9500 have RMS rated power of between 10W and 120W. The Samsung UN88JS9500 has a fairly high RMS rated power (40 Watts) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UN88JS9500.

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Quite High Subwoofer RMS Power

The average subwoofer RMS power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year is 22W. With a subwoofer RMS power of 30 Watts, the UN88JS9500 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UN88JS9500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55EF950, or the 55EG960 both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Heavy

TVs that were released around the same time as the UN88JS9500 have weights of between 1.1kg and 82kg, and the average weight is 20kg. When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UN88JS9500 that we have checked the weight of, the UN88JS9500's weight 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 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar 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 a Year Ago

Samsung released the UN88JS9500 over a year ago.

Specification

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10 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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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Electricity cost when switched on $235.59
Electricity cost when on standby $1.88
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Total running cost over 5 years $237.47
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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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