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Samsung UE55JS8500

$1,599.00
$1,399.00 $200.00 cheaper than 45 days ago
55" 4K Ultra HD 1,900Hz Mar 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date $140.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Four industry awards
Good quality
Good contrast ratio
36 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

This Samsung TV was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which concluded that this television was good.

An other two expert review sites both endorsed this TV. This television received a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and dday.it the average expert rating of this television is 83%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 50 user reviews the average user rating of this television is superb. 20 reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Televisions

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

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Design

Good Quality

Eleven customers considered that the product was good quality. Johnlewis.com wrote “Picture Quality” in their review of this TV and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mac19 said two years ago “Picture superb, sound we put thru a Sonos sound bar, which produces excellent sound quality for both the tv”. Macvidi scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV “Great picture and sound quality plus many features it does need to be viewed "head on" side viewing is not so good”.

Easy to Setup

Four owners said in their reviews that this TV was easy to setup. Johnlewis.com mentioned two years ago “Easy To Set Up” in their review of this TV.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE55JS8500 was easy to use. Two years ago Johnlewis.com wrote “Voice control”. Ewelina wrote in April last year “Best purchase ever! Very good quality, easy to use advanced options” .

Two owners agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Stuart Hathaway gave this TV a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon “Stunning picture easy setup takes a little while to work out the layout for the extensive menu”. Happy Shopper said in their review of this TV on Amazon last year “With as good a menu system as is possible from a complicated bit of gear”.

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Robust

One person who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Mac19 wrote on Johnlewis.com “The 'U' decal on the top right hand corner has already fallen off (less than a month) which makes you wonder how durable other parts are, we shall see” in their review of the Samsung UE55JS8500 and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Well Designed

Two owners who bought the Samsung UE55JS8500 considered that it was good looking. Ryanfife mentioned two years ago “This is the first time I've owned a curved TV and I've been surprised how quickly you forgot it's not flat! Sound from the TV is pretty decent”. Hitoweruk said “The sound from the TV is pretty good, especially when you consider the depth of the TV.” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner said in their reviews that it was well designed. Two years ago Johnlewis.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Attractive Design”.

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Display

Good Contrast Ratio

Eight owners who reviewed it wrote that it had good picture quality. One person who reviewed the Samsung UE55JS8500 considered that it had a good contrast ratio. Johnlewis.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Dark blacks”.

Good High Def TV

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung UE55JS8500 was good at displaying high definition TV. Zeezeefc said “The TV provides an amazing picture in HD and where available the 4K is incredible”. Vinyl Junkie mentioned “Picture is really good when watching normal HD.” although they gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung UE55JS8500 had a good 3D picture quality.

Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

At 1,900 hertz, the UE55JS8500 has a quite fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV. The high frequency rates of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 820Hz.

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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 televisions of a comparable age and type 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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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Six people who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Johnlewis.com wrote in their review of this TV “Clear Audio” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. S. Thomas wrote “The sound also is the best I have heard on any television from its built-in speakers”.

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The Samsung UE55JS8500 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 40 Watts, the UE55JS8500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this type and age is 28W, and the RMS rated powers range from 8W to 120W.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One person considered that this TV was noisy. Expert review site 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” in their review of this TV.


Features

Nice Stand

Two customers who reviewed this TV agreed that it had a good stand. Stuff.tv wrote in their review of this TV “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.” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Expert website Whathifi.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Perhaps that ‘S' in SUHD should stand for ‘success” in their review of this TV.

Good Technical Features

One owner who bought it wrote that it had good features.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person who bought it thought it was thin. Zeezeefc mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The sound is also great considering how thin the tv is”.


Performance

Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The UE55JS8500 features high Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also feature high Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Has an Extended PVR

The UE55JS8500 has an extended PVR, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television.

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Supports BD Wise

The Samsung UE55JS8500 supports BD Wise. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this television also support BD Wise.

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Features Voice Control

The Samsung UE55JS8500 features voice control. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also feature voice control.

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Features Local Dimming

The UE55JS8500 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also feature local dimming.

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Benefits

Great for Films

One customer who bought this TV considered 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 rated the Samsung UE55JS8500 4 stars out of 5.

One person concluded that it was great for watching Netflix.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One owner who bought the product concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Johnlewis.com wrote “Energy Efficient” in their review of this TV.


Smart TV

Good for Watching YouTube On

Two owners considered that it had good apps. Adiepie wrote “There now seems to be a full complement of Smart apps, with new ones appearing all the time”. One owner said in their reviews that the Samsung UE55JS8500 was good for watching YouTube on. Johnlewis.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Netflix And Youtube” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer who bought the product thought it was good for watching on demand TV. Johnlewis.com said “Amazon Prime” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Features Timeshift

The UE55JS8500 features timeshift. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also feature timeshift.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The Samsung UE55JS8500 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UE55JS8500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The UE55JS8500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to look at including the LG 55UF950 which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE55JU7000 which is cheaper.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The UE55JS8500 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The UE55JS8500 has a Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The UE55JS8500 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung un55js8500fxzarb, samsung ue55js8500txxu, product ue55js8500txxu
Barcodes 00887276096452, 08806086653459, 08806086653725, 08806086750073, 08806086815192, 653341161697R1

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