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Samsung UE48JS8500

48" 4K Ultra HD Curved Jul 2015
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date $108.27 Electricity cost over 5 years
Four industry awards
Good quality
Unacceptable noise level
30 Reviews + 4 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended avforums.com Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Experts really like this TV and have given it four awards.

The editors of two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Samsung TV. Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com both gave this television a "Recommended" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both thought that this Samsung television was good. This TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Reviewed.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was marvellous.

Good Expert Reviews

Eleven experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and CNET.com.au have rated this TV on average 83%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 26 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Samsung television is 90 out of 100. Over 81% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

Based on 32,219 expert and user reviews (including 5,284 verified purchases), Samsung has excellent ratings for its TVs. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Samsung television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Quality

Eight owners who purchased it thought it was good quality. Johnlewis.com said “Picture Quality”. Chris Roberts gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Excellent TV, picture and sound quality good”. Two years ago Adiepie mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The difference in quality is outstanding” in their review of this TV.

Easy to Setup

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Johnlewis.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review “Easy To Set Up”.

Two customers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Adrian said in his review of this TV on Amazon “There are a load of settings and the picture can be tweaked a lot” yet he only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

One customer concluded that it was easy to use. Johnlewis.com rated this TV a maximum of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Voice control” in their review of this TV. One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to assemble.

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Robust

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Pistolpete said on Johnlewis.com “It sits on a sturdy stand which was fairly easy to assemble despite the screw fittings being slightly misaligned”.

Well Designed

Three people considered that the product was good looking. Adrian wrote on Amazon “I have upgraded Netflix to Ultra HD for £8.99 month and the Netflix app is pretty good.”. In April last year Katyotter said in their review of this TV “The curve is very stylish and we have no trouble viewing from an angle, also set-up was very simple” and rated this TV a maximum of 5 stars. Pistolpete mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The TV itself has style with the slight curved screen which offers a more natural viewing experience”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Johnlewis.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Attractive Design”. One customer thought the product was neat. Katyotter wrote on Amazon “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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Features

Nice Stand

Three customers who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had a good stand. Expert website 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 of this TV and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Expert website Whathifi.com said “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success”.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had good features.


Display

Good Contrast Ratio

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. One customer who purchased the product said that it had a good contrast ratio. Johnlewis.com said two years ago “Dark blacks”.

Good High Def TV

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Pistolpete wrote on Johnlewis.com “Upgraded from a 42" HD ready Sharp Aquos”.

4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this spec and age. 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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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

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


Performance

Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Samsung UE48JS8500 features high Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also feature high Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Has an Extended PVR

The UE48JS8500 has an extended PVR. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also have an extended PVR.

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Features Voice Control

The UE48JS8500 features voice control, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung UE48JS8500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this television also support BD Wise.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE48JS8500 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Two customers who reviewed this TV thought it was good in terms of power usage. Johnlewis.com scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV “Energy Efficient”.


Benefits

Great for Films

Two owners concluded that it was great for watching films. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com wrote “It offers very good performance for all types of viewing environments, with a highly accurate Movie picture mode that doesn't demand advanced calibration” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Chesworth14 said “It must be remembered however that when you are watching some older film formats compared to the way media” in their Samsung UE48JS8500 review.

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was great for watching Netflix.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung UE48JS8500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony KD-65X9005 which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55JS9000 which has better reviews.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Samsung UE48JS8500 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an ethernet port.

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Smart TV

Features Timeshift

The UE48JS8500 features timeshift, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The UE48JS8500 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE48JS8500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Good for Watching On Demand TV

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good apps. In April last year Adrian mentioned on Amazon “Plenty of 'good' apps, then DO NOT BUY a Samsung TV” however despite that he only gave the Samsung UE48JS8500 a score of 3 stars out of 5. Adiepie scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “There now seems to be a full complement of Smart apps, with new ones appearing all the time”.

Two owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good for watching on demand TV. Johnlewis.com said “Amazon Prime” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. One owner who purchased it concluded that it was good for watching YouTube on. Two years ago Johnlewis.com said “Netflix And Youtube” in their review of this TV.

One owner thought this TV was good for recording TV. Adrian wrote on Amazon “A TV with 'good' recording capabilities” although he gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Adrian mentioned on Amazon “The HD Freeview channels are great” in his review of this TV.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The Samsung UE48JS8500 has a Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE48JS8500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The UE48JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Good Sound Quality

Three customers who purchased it agreed that it had good sound quality. Johnlewis.com said “Clear Audio”. Mr. N. G. Timmins rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Sound is reasonable” in their review of this TV.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person considered that the product was noisy. Stuff.tv said “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” although they still gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this 4K and 8K TV was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info ue48js8500ue48js8500, samsung suhdue48js8500, samsung ue48js8500txzt, samsung ue48js8500txxu, samsung 2160
Barcodes 00635131626470, 08806086653435, 08806086653688, 08806086686983, 08806086727983
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