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Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1144 reviews of Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590). 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 color and sound are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and sound. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UE55JS8500Samsung UE55JS8500

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 user reviews of Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Comments about the color and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, design, color

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55JS8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVSamsung UN55JS8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung 55" JS8500 Series (UE / UN 55JS8500, 55JS8502, 55JS8505, 55JS8580, 55JS8590) 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. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung UN55JS8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVSamsung UN55JS8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Samsung UNJS8500 series review

 

Samsung has spent a lot of money promoting its new as different, better and, above all, worth the higher price compared to regular old UHD (aka 4K) TVs . In the case of the JS8500, the company's least expensive SUHD TV and the one model that's flat...

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: (cnet.com)

Samsung UN55JS8500

 

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 UE55JS8500 review

 

The 55-inch version of Samsung's JS8500 SUHD television is outstanding. At this size, we can start to appreciate the benefits of the curved screen, and the Series 8 gives us everything we could ask for - from nano crystals to HDR. It's fallen...

The Samsung UE55JS8500 is the 55-inch version of the 48-inch UE48JS8500 we reviewed in detail earlier . Everything is the same, except that at a screen size of 55 inches, we can start to appreciate the benefits of the curved screen, and its...

Nov, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung UE55JS8500

 

Despite sitting quite high up in Samsung's 2015 TV range, the UE55JS8500 is actually the company's entry-level 'SUHD' model.

Mostly outstanding, next-generation picture quality ; Easy-to-use smart TV system ; Plays HDR content, and plays it well

Curved screen can distort reflections ; Backlight clouding has to be worked around ; Doesn't deliver so potent an HDR impact as Samsung's more expensive JS9500 series

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung UE55JS8500 review

 

What's better than 4K? SUHD apparently

Subtle and stacked with detail ; Striking colours and contrast ; Tidy sum of apps ; Strong sound

3D glasses sold separately

If you can’t afford OLED (and who can?), this is the 4K telly to get

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung UE55JS8500 review

 

Best 52-60in TV under £2500, Awards 2015. The UE55JS8500 is yet another triumph for Samsung - it's fantastic to watch and enjoyable to listen to...

Superb detail ; Natural, realistic colours ; Intuitive, user-friendly OS ; Rich, full sound ; Lots of apps

No 3D glasses supplied

Our first impressions of Samsung's SUHD line up are very favourable indeed

May, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Samsung UE55JS8500 review

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With ultra HD (UHD) becoming widely available, Samsung hopes to differentiate its premium sets with what it is calling 'SUHD'. Utilising nano-crystal technology, this is claimed to boost the colours you'll see on screen. Although the Samsung UE55JS8500...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Kotybmx (cnet.com)

Hope yours doesn't break

 

The TV itself is ok, good picture and looks nice. The faults are about everything else. The only way to plug in anything other than one USB device is to use the "one connect" box and cable. The cable it comes with is an awkward 4ft length making it...

Picture

Everything else

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Conwaytv (cnet.com)

Amazing Picture Quality

 

First Of all Love the set, Picture Quality is great,

Picture Quality ,low input lag of 21.8ms,

Smart Hub Still Not intuitive enough for me

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: CAPTAINOHWOW (cnet.com)

NEVER HAD ISSUE WITH LG

 

SPEND THE DOLLARS ON A LG. I CANNOT IDENTIFY EVERY HICKEY ISSUE WITH THE SAMSUNG. I VOTE LG ALL THE WAY. OH WELL, NEXT TIME, DON'T LISTEN TO THE SALES GUY WHEN YOU HAVE ALREADY FIELD TESTED ANOTHER MANUFACTURER.

CLARITY IS UNBELIEVABLE

HICKEY. INTERMITTENT AUDIO WHEN STREAMING.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound / DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby Digital Plus / DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby MS11 / DTS Premium Sound 5.9,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby Digital Plus
Audio system:HD
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound / DTS Premium Sound 5.1, DTS Studio Sound, Dolby MS11
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:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Built-in camera: Yes
Color of product:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Metallic / Silver / Titanium
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1 / Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.3
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1900 / 240
Motion interpolation technology:PQI (Picture Quality Index)
PQI (Picture Quality Index):1800 / 1900
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:135 / 154
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):215 / 222 / 243
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):111 / 73

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces: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, SWE / FRE, ENG, ESP
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Music, Sports / Game, Movie, Natural, 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 / IR
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:3.6 / 6.18 / 6.22 / 7.28
Package height:28.5 / 3.19 / 31.9 / 33.3
Package weight:46.1 / 57.3 / 57.5 / 60.8
Package width:48.8 / 54.1 / 56.1

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MPA, OGG, WAV, WMA
BD Wise: Yes
BD Wise Plus:Y
Extended PVR: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Game mode: Yes
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Local dimming: Yes
Logical Channel Number (LCN):Y
Motion control:Y
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer / Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Processor cores:4
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible:Y
Subtitles function: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:14.2 x 14.2 x 3.94 / H.265
Video formats supported: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+):No / 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
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
Remote (IR) output:1
RF ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:135 / 154
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):215 / 222 / 243
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):111 / 73

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV):Y
Interactive TV: Yes
Internet TV:No / Yes
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV: Yes
Timeshift: Yes

TV Tuner

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
Number of tuners:2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital
Twin tuner:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18 / 3.6 / 7.283
Depth (with stand):12.1 / 12.142 / 9.09 / 9.13
Height:28.1 / 28.5 / 33.346
Height (with stand):30 / 30.559 / 30.6
Package depth:3.602 / 6.18 / 6.22 / 7.28
Package height:28.492 / 3.19 / 31.9 / 33.3
Package weight:46.077 / 57.3 / 57.5 / 60.8
Package width:48.791 / 54.1 / 56.1
Weight:41.9 / 46.1 / 60.848
Weight with stand:47 / 52.470 / 52.5
Width:48.8 / 49.1 / 49.3 / 54.134
Width (with stand):48.791 / 48.8 / 49.1 / 49.3