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Samsung UN65JS8500
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Samsung UN65JS8500 Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended Recommended Highly Recommended
64.5" Active Mar 2015
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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 was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and, both of which thought that this 4K and 8K TV was good.

Two other expert review sites endorsed this 4K and 8K TV. The writer at conluded that they would highly recommend this TV and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was terrific.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Eleven experts from sites including, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and have rated this 4K and 8K TV on average 83%.

Samsung Has Good TV Reviews

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

Nice Stand

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good stand. 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 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 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 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 televisions of this spec and age which are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The UN65JS8500 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the UN65JS8500.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year, the Samsung UN65JS8500 has a WiFi connection.

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Four Loudspeakers

Most TVs of this age and type have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers, including the UN65JS8500 which has four loudspeakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The UN65JS8500 supports an 802.11n WiFi standard which is newer than most TVs of this age and type. Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it support an 802.11a WiFi standard.

This television's WiFi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best supported WiFi standard amongst all televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the UN65JS8500.

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

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the UN65JS8500 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. Televisions of this age and type have RMS rated power of between 10W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 25W.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UN65JS8500 is 62mm. With a thickness of only 30.5 millimeters, the UN65JS8500's thickness is one of the thinnest amongst TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN65JS8500.

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

The Samsung UN65JS8500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the UN65JS8500 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price], or the UE65JS9500[pl_2824055_price] both from Samsung.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UN65JS8500 do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UN65JS8500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to consider including 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 UN65JS8500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 240 hertz) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that were released around the same time as the UN65JS8500 is 100Hz, the fastest is 2,400Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 800Hz.

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With a weight of 27.6 kilograms, the Samsung UN65JS8500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the UN65JS8500. The lightest comparable spec TV that has been available for more than a year is 1.1kg heavy and the heaviest is 98kg.

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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 TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were launched 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

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.


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4 Awards Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended Recommended Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

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...

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

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 $97.91
Electricity cost when on standby $1,157.05
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Total running cost over 5 years $1,254.96
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 8.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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