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Samsung UE48JS8500
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Samsung UE48JS8500

reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
48" Active Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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Four Industry Awards

This TV has received four awards from experts.

This 4K and 8K TV was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which wrote that this television was good.

An additional two expert review sites both endorsed this television. This Samsung television received an Hdtvtest.co.uk "Highly Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This television 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.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 26 owner reviews the average owner rating of this television is 90%.

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 22,708 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Adrian wrote in his review on Amazon “There are a load of settings and the picture can be tweaked a lot” although he only rated the Samsung UE48JS8500 60 out of 100.

A few customers who reviewed this TV thought it was easy to setup. Chimp said in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review on Amazon “Excellent tv easy to setup am very satisfied” and scored it 5 stars. Mr Richard Empy rated it as very good and he said “Very easy to setup, runs cool, more energy efficient than the JS9000” in his review of this TV.

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Good High Def TV

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Nice Design

Several Samsung UE48JS8500 owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking. A few weeks ago Adrian said on Amazon “The Netflix app is pretty good.”. Katyotter wrote in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review on Amazon this month “The curve is very stylish and we have no trouble viewing from an angle, also set-up was very simple”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Katyotter scored this TV 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon this month “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”.

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Good Smart TV

One person said that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. This month Adrian he mentioned on Amazon “The HD Freeview channels are great” in his review of this TV. One person who purchased the Samsung UE48JS8500 concluded that it was good for watching on demand TV. Adrian said on Amazon in December “I have upgraded Netflix to Ultra HD for £8.99 month”.

One customer who bought the Samsung UE48JS8500 concluded that it was good for recording TV. Adrian said in December this year “A TV with 'good' recording capabilities” in his Samsung UE48JS8500 review yet he gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had good apps. A few weeks ago Adrian mentioned “Plenty of 'good' apps, then DO NOT BUY a Samsung TV” in his review of the Samsung UE48JS8500.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the Samsung UE48JS8500 considered that it was good quality. Chris Roberts mentioned in his review of the Samsung UE48JS8500 “Excellent TV, picture and sound quality good”. Last year R R said “Fantastic picture quality”.

Good Stand

Two people who reviewed it said that it had a good stand. Last year expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “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.”. Whathifi.com rated this TV 5 stars and said “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success” in their review of the Samsung UE48JS8500.

Good Sound Quality

Several people who reviewed the Samsung UE48JS8500 agreed that it had good sound quality. In December last year Mr. N. G. Timmins mentioned in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review “Sound is reasonable”.

Good Picture Quality

One Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewer wrote that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UE48JS8500 owner who reviewed the Samsung UE48JS8500 reckoned that it had good features. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their review “This more affordable 4K LED backlit offering from Samsung has some excellent features”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer concluded that this TV was good in terms of power usage.

Good Size

One customer who purchased it said that it was compact. Mr. N. G. Timmins mentioned in their review on Amazon “The TV comes with two Remote Controls, with the smaller more compact one designed for use with on-screen apps”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE48JS8500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it 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” and rated it 5 stars.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE48JS8500 which are not 3D compatible, the UE48JS8500 is 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE65JU7500[pl_2824103_price], or the UE48JU7500[pl_2824053_price] both from Samsung.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE55JU7500[plb_2817750_price].

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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 more than a year, the UE48JS8500 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the UE65JU7500[pl_2824103_price], and the UE48JU7500[pl_2824053_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE55JU7500[plb_2817750_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the UE48JS8500 supports smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV features and we think because of it's better review score, the UE65JU7500[pl_2824103_price], and the UE48JU7500[pl_2824053_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

Other televisions which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE55JU7500[plb_2817750_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many 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 televisions of this type and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the UE48JS8500 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports One Audio Format

The UE48JS8500 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the UE48JS8500 is more than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This Samsung TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UE48JS8500.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Samsung UE48JS8500 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was not good in terms of USB connections. This month Adrian mentioned “I am using a 500GB USB hard drive, sadly the recording of shows is very poor because the TV does no start” in his review of this TV.

One person thought this TV did not have network functionality. Adrian wrote on Amazon in December this year “Sometimes I get Network errors” in his review of this TV and scored it 60 out of 100.

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Inferior Standard Def TV

One customer said in their reviews that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Adrian he said a few weeks ago “The SD are not too bad.” in his Samsung UE48JS8500 review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The UE48JS8500 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Samsung UE48JS8500 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. This Samsung TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the UE48JS8500.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The UE48JS8500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE48JS8500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The UE48JS8500 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 TV. 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 the most frequently supported WiFi standard on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Thick

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the UE48JS8500 the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At 92.9 millimeters, the UE48JS8500 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the UE48JS8500.

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE48JU7000[plb_2823161_price] (67.4mm) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason 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 TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Screen Mirroring
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio (L,R) Out
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Firmware Upgradeable
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
24p Support
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Motion Control
Processor Cores
Picture Processing Technology
BD Wise Plus
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

4 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended 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...

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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

(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 $104.19
Electricity cost when on standby $1.40
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Total running cost over 5 years $105.59
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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, samsungtv ue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500tx, samsung ue48js8500txz, samsung ue48js8500txx, samsung ue48js8500txxu, samsung suhdue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500txzt, info ue48js8500ue48js8500
Barcodes 00635131626470, 08806086653435, 08806086653688, 08806086686983, 08806086727983
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