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Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 522 reviews of Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the remote control and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and durability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and glare. The sound and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and durability get less positive comments.

usability, image quality, sound, glare, size

durability, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UE48JS8500 48" 8 Series Curved SUHD Smart 3D LED TVSamsung UE48JS8500 48" 8 Series Curved SUHD Smart 3D LED TV

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and price. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability and design. There are mixed opinions on the color and size.

image quality, usability, price, sound

design, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung 48" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 48JS8500, 48JS8502, 48JS8580, 48JS8590) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Samsung UN48JS8500

 

The JS8500 is a very good performer for an LCD TV, and its color accuracy, video processing and most other picture quality aspects are excellent. Its black levels are also relatively deep, but not as deep as some of the other TVs we've tested such as...

The UNJS8500 is Samsung's highest-end 2015 TV with a flat rather than curved screen. It delivers very good picture quality, with relatively deep black levels, accurate color and solid video processing. It's the least-expensive TV compatible with HDR...

Despite the nanocrystal-powered color and HDR compatibility inherent in Samsung's SUHD name, the JS8500 doesn't offer appreciably better image quality than many less expensive TVs. It has lighter black levels than some top competitors, an issue...

The Samsung UNJS8500 SUHD TV has a very good picture for an edge-lit LED LCD, but not good enough to justify the price.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung UE48JS8500 review

 

Samsung's 48-inch JS8500 SUHD TV is an absolutely superb television with outstanding picture quality, superior audio, great Smart TV and stunning looks. Packed with high-end features such as nano crystal technology and HDR support, it's future-proof...

This Series 8 TV is now realistically affordable, and is definitely the best Samsung TV we've reviewed this year, apart from just one thing - the curve. But this is partly a matter of personal preference, so feel free to ignore us if you like. Asked by...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Samsung JS8500 SUHD 4K Ultra HD LED 3D TV Series (2015 Flat Screen Model) – UN48JS8500, UN55JS8500, UN65JS8500

 

Samsung has been one of the top manufacturers of 4K TVs since they came into existence and their 2015 lineup of new TVs is not only no exception, it goes beyond even the quality of 2014's 4K TVs to deliver a newly defined ultra HD viewing experience.

Superb Tizen OS ; Exquisite color thanks to quantum dots ; Full connectivity package ; Great dynamic range

No full-array backlighting

The Samsung JS8500 doesn't offer the absolute best technologies of the JS9500 SUHD flagship 4K TVs but then again it also costs a couple thousand dollars less. Furthermore, this TV now also offers HDR compatibility and is thus an excellent, relatively...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Samsung UE48JS8500 review

 

Entry-level SUHD provides an ultra-colourful backdrop

Superb colour ; Smooth motion ; 4K detail & upscaling ; Good internal audio

Black crush ; Lacks processing speed ; No desktop stand swivel ; Separate connections box

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 finished article.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Never will buy anything Samsung again

 

-Had issue with backlight bleed"Known issue" -Had the unit I had repaired three times, First time was a new panel, Second time new board, third time was adding a layer back behind some leds to cover them to get the image darker"Nothing worked" -Samsung...

Nothing

Everything

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

pretty cool tv

 

really is nice when I put in a Blu-ray movie. 3D is kinda cool when im playing games and stuff. holding your finger on the dot button allows you to point at the screen and do stuff just like a wii remote. very colorful tv

though the tv is great for movies and stuff, its a little big for gaming, plus its not as fast as my small monitor. otherwise its a really nice tv

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Free TV

 

Think I am gonna get one as well...hopefully free too?

A guy I know purchased this TV and ended up having to RMA it because it was broken upon delivery. When he RMA's it, they ended up sending him 2 TV's by accident. When he called them about the additional TV, they just said to keep it ; He basically got...

Menu is a little finicky and the colors are a little washed out but nothing a few setting changes can't fix

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Free TV

 

Think I am gonna get one as well...hopefully free too?

A guy I know purchased this TV and ended up having to RMA it because it was broken upon delivery. When he RMA's it, they ended up sending him 2 TV's by accident. When he called them about the additional TV, they just said to keep it. He basically got...

Menu is a little finicky and the colors are a little washed out but nothing a few setting changes can't fix.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great all around.

 

Looks good, great pictures and features. I am happy with the set. It's a 48 inch version and just the right size for my needs. The sound is better than expected as having read "professional" online reviews, I had not anticipated it to be that good. If...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

This SUHD TV is AWESOME!

 

I bought this about a month ago, and so far I have been impressed. Set up was easy, the picture is freaking awesome right out of the box, the sound is pretty decent, might get a sound bar down the road, the remote at first I thought it was so so, but...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound / Dolby Digital Plus,DTS Studio Sound / Dolby MS11,DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound / DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound / DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby Digital Plus
Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / HD / HD Audio
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby MS11, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound
Number of loudspeakers:2 / 4
Number of Speakers:2 / 4
RMS rated power:20 / 40
Subwoofer RMS power:20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: No
Color of product:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Silver / Titanium

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:47.6 / 48
Display Diagonal (metric):47.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Nano Full LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1900 / 240
Motion interpolation technology:PQI (Picture Quality Index) / PQI (Picture Quality Index) 1900
PQI (Picture Quality Index):1900
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Supported 3D technologies:Samsung Active 3D
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p / 2160p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:118
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):190 / 211
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):64 / 85

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:15.7 x 15.7 / 400 x 400

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Number of OSD languages:27 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE / ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Game / Game, Movie, Natural, Sports / Game, Movie, Sports / Game, Natural, Sports / Game, Sports

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:1
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:TM1580A + TM1240A
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.1 / 6.61
Package height:27.4 / 28.1
Package weight:45.2 / 49.2
Package width:49.2 / 50.5

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MPA, OGG, WAV, WMA / MP3
BD Wise: Yes
BD Wise Plus:Y
Extended PVR: Yes
Game mode: Yes
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Motion control:Y
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer / Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Processor cores:4
Subtitles function: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:14.2 x 14.2 x 3.94 / ASF, AVI / H.265
Video formats supported:ASF,AVI / H.265
Voice Control:Y
Wide Color Enhancer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+) version:1.3
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
RF ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:118
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):190 / 211
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):64 / 85

Smart TV

Interactive TV: Yes
Internet TV:No / Yes
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV: Yes
Timeshift: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:ATSC / NTSC
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-C2, DVB-T2 / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T2 / DVB-C2, DVB-T2, ISDB-C
Number of tuners:2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 3.65 / 3.66
Depth (with stand):12.1 / 12.2 / 9.5
Height:24.6 / 24.9
Height (with stand):26.6 / 26.9 / 27.1
Package depth:6.1 / 6.61
Package height:27.4 / 28.1
Package weight:49.2 / 723.2
Package width:49.2 / 50.5
Weight:35.5 / 536
Weight with stand:41.9 / 620.8
Width:42.6 / 43
Width (with stand):42.6 / 43