The Samsung JS8500 Smart TV series is designed for those who place a premium on breathtaking home theatre experience. Boasting of impressive Nano-crystal technology and belonging to Samsung’s premium SUHD class of quantum dots based ultra HD TVs, the television models in this series offer amazing viewing experience. Samsung JS8500 LED TVs are available in 48-inch, 55-inch or 65-inch models with model numbers Samsung 48JS8500, 55JS8500, and 65JS8500 respectively.
Unlike the more premium (and as a result more expensive) members of Samsung’s 2015 SUHD offerings namely the Samsung JS9500 and JS9000 TV series that have curved screens, the Samsung JS8500 flaunts a flat LED display, which has similar 4K SUHD resolution as the other two. However, the JS8500’s backlight is edge-lit.
Images are brought to live on these television sets through the use of ground-breaking Nano-crystal technology, which ensures more vivid pictures and as high as 64-time better colour expression.
Peak Illuminator Pro brings out movie and game details that you would likely miss on a regular UHD TV. The Samsung JS8500 series also delivers top notch 3D viewing experience.
Software and Other Features
The Samsung JS8500 is a Smart TV series which runs on its South Korean manufacturer’s own open-source operating platform, Tizen. This software powers a handful of smartphones and wearables, especially those from Samsung.
The decision to use Tizen means you have TV sets that are more responsive than most previous Samsung Smart TV systems.
Users will be able to enjoy access to great apps in the store, ranging from streaming apps to social media and sports apps. For example, a Sports Live app lets you into live games along with stats, while an upgraded Milk Video platform dishes out clips from content partners and the Net.
You can add your favourite apps to the home screen and there is also an alarm feature. Samsung JS8500 TVs supports a web browser, enabling you to browse the internet on your TV. You can also wirelessly streaming content from your mobile devices on your TV.
Samsung JS8500 LED TV is equipped with a quad-core processor, different from the eight-core chips on the more expensive JS9500 and JS9000 sets. But it supports more 4K streaming video services like the others.
The series comes with a One Connect box which is not as full-fledged as those on its brother series, as it allows only connectivity upgrades – no processing component upgrades.
Pricing & Availability
Samsung JS8500 4k SUHD LED TVs are not yet available in Nigeria, though they have gone on sale in the United States. When available, you can buy these TVs at reputable online stores, leading retail chains, as well as Samsung Electronics stores in Nigeria. Samsung JS8500 LED TVs price in Nigeria is expected to range from N400,000 to N1,500,000 depending on the screen-size and your location.
Samsung JS8500 TV Series Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung JS8500 4K SUHD LED TV:
- Smart TV: Yes
- 3D TV: Yes, Active 3D (Requires 3D glasses in 3D mode)
- Colours: Black
- Video Engine: –
- Dimension (without stand): 109.22 x 62.48 x 3.05 cm (48-inch), 124.71 x 71.37 x 3.05 cm (55-inch), 146.56 x 83.56 x 3.05 cm (65-inch)
- Weight: 15.19kg (48-inch), 19.0kg (55-inch), 27.58kg (65-inch)
- Built-in Camera: No
- USB Playback: Yes
- Display Type: Edge-Lit LED TV
- Sreen Size: 47.6-inch, 54.6-inch, or 64.5-inch
- Sreen Resolution: 3840 x 2160, 4K Ultra HD
- More Screen Features: SUHD (quantum dots), 240Hz Motion Rate, UHD Dimming, Local Dimming, Nano Crystal Colour, Ultra Clear Pro
Smart TV Features
- Platform: Tizen, Smart View 2.0
- Processor: Quad-Core Processor
- Multitasking: Yes
- Smart Evolution Ready: Yes
- One Connect: Yes (One Connect Mini)
- Built-in PVR: No
- Voice Command: Yes
- Face Recognition: No
- Gesture Control: Yes
- App Store: Yes, Smart Hub
- Social: Yes
- Web Browser: Yes
- Skype Support: –
- Screen Mirroring: Yes (TV to Mobile, Mobile to TV), DLNA
- Content Sharing: Yes
3D TV Features
- 2D to 3D conversion: Yes
- 3D to 2D conversion: Yes
- 3D Glasses: Yes, 1 free active 3D Glass included
Inputs/Outputs & Connectivity
- HDMI Port: Yes, 4 ports
- USB 2.0: Yes, 3 ports
- MHL Port: –
- RF in: Yes, 1 port
- AV in: Yes, 1 port
- Component Video in (Y, Pb, Pr + Audio): Yes, 1 port
- Digital Audio Out: Yes (Optical)
- LAN: Yes (Ethernet)
- Built-in Wi-Fi: Yes, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
- Miracast: –
- WiDi: –
- Audio System: 40W 4 Speaker System (Inclusive of 2 Woofers), Dolby MS11, DTS Studio Sound, DTS Premium Sound 5.1
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Scart: No
- HDMI CEC: Yes
- Headphone jack: Yes (Audio Out port)
- Stand Type: Slim T-Shape (Brushed Silver)
- TV Camera Support: –
- 4k Upscaler: Yes
- DirectTV: Yes
- Remote: Yes (Samsung Smart Control (TM1560B))
- Warranty: Not Yet Available
- Power Supply (Voltage): 100V ~ 240V, 50/60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 64W (48-inch), 73W (55-inch), 82W (65-inch)
- Standby Power: Less than 0.3W
- Energy Efficiency Class: Energy Star Qualified