The Samsung UN55JU6500 is a very budget friendly model first released last year and has proved very popular,  no doubt in part due to its entry level price for a large screen 55 inch 4K TV from a reputable and well established manufacturer.

Appearance

The JU6550 is a flatscreen 4K television that, at less than 2 inches deep, is quite thin with narrow borders around the screen.  It has a centre pedestal stand that is about 30 inches wide so will fit on most tv units.

 

Samsung UN55JU6500 Quick Reference guide

Picture Quality

To keep the price as affordable as possible, Samsung have not included 3D with this model and this is something you need to be aware of if it is an important feature for you.

It is a VA panel with a 60Hz refresh rate so is best for viewing from in front and is not as good when viewed from an angle.  So think about your room layout and angle of view.

There is not much blur with this screen so it is ideal for watching sports and with the low input lag, is also good for gaming.

 

Connectivity

You get good connectivity options with 4 HDMI 2.0a inputs, each capable of handling HDCP 2.2 decoding , plus 3 USB ports and the usual legacy inputs.

 

Smart TV

Samsung Smart Hub Equipped with the SmartHub interface, you can get the major streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Youtube directly on your television using the built-in wifi or a wired ethernet connection.

This gives you access to native 4K content using the inbuilt decoding without needing to buy a separate box for streaming.

And because the tv has HDCP 2.2 it will be able to decode 4K content coming from other attached devices as they become available.

 

Summary – Samsung UN55JU6500 55inch 4K TV

If you are looking for a 4K television that is less than $1000 and you want a flatscreen, then you really want to take a close look at this Samsung UN55JU6500 Smart TV. Not only is a good looking set that will look fabulous in your living room, but It also represents great value for money, especially at this discounted price.

And you can see reviews from other people who have already purchased by clicking here to see what they said

 

 

 

 

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The Samsung UN55JS8500 is the 55 inch model in the 2015 SUHD line-up from Samsung and is a great combination of design, features and picture quality.  In the US this is a flatscreen model whereas in the UK, it has a curved screen – No idea why there should be this difference, but do be aware – and you may notice the difference in our review video below.

Samsung UN55JS8500 Appearance

This is a truly great looking TV.  It is the entry level model of the SUHD range from Samsung which are their top of the range televisions.  No one is quite sure what the “S” in “SUHD” stands for and Samsung are remaining enigmatic, apparently preferring to create an aura of mystery around this moniker.

Samsung UN55JS8500 SUHD 4K TV Styling Features

Slim and Stylish Brushed Silver Bezel

The styling is high class with a textured brushed silver finish to the narrow bezel surrounding the screen and just a discreet SUHD in the top right corner.  The rear has also been styled with a ridged texture that is quite different but shows great attention to detail.  And the slim T-shape table stand is straight and sleek, again in the brushed silver finish.

Samsung UN55 JS8500 Rear

Ridged Brushed Silver Rear of the UN55 JS8500

Video Review of the Samsung JS8500

Here you can see a great video review of the JS8500 from Marks Electrical in the UK.  Note that, as previously mentioned, the UK model is curved, whereas the US model is flat.

 
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SMART JS8500

With it’s built in SMART TV functionality, you are ready to enjoy streaming 4K content from Netflix and Amazon out of the box.  All you need is a good internet connection and you can connect either by WiFi or by ethernet cable to the LAN port.
Smart Tizen TV JS8500

JS8500 Smart RemoteSamsung have changed their Smart interface this year to one using the proprietary TIZEN system which has a comprehensive and intuitive menu system.  This is much better than their old Smart interface which was a bit clunky.

Added to this, they now have a Quad-Core Processor which provides a more fluid browsing experience and faster response when you want to switch between apps, streaming content and other media inputs.

This is a much more satisfying user experience, letting you access your favorite program choices, live TV, video on demand, apps, and social media in one easy-to-browse navigation experience. (although, it is not as good or intuitive as LG’s WebOS2)

The sleek Smart Remote Control has a touchpad to make navigation easy and quick, lets you give voice commands with the built-in microphone, or use the remote like a mouse and simply point and click.

 

JS8500 Connections

Most of the connections are housed in the Mini OneConnect box that you can position where you like and this has a single cable that goes into the back of the TV –  a neat connection solution – especially if you want to wall mount.

The mini OneConnect box is equipped with 4 HDMI 2.0 ports, (1 DVI, 1 ARC, 1 MHL), compatible with HDCP2.2 capable of 4K at 60fps and 4:4:4 chroma, digital optical out, and 2 USB 2.0 on the side of the box.  This enables you to de-clutter the connections to your TV with a more streamlined approach to making audio and video connections to external TV components such as AV receivers, blu-ray players etc.

On the back of the TV itself are a USB 3.0 port, component and composite in, wired LAN (ethernet), RF aerial input,  a headphone socket and the connection socket for the mini OneConnect box.

JS8500 SUHD Picture Quality

Samsung UN55JS8500 Brilliant Color range

Nano Crystal Color

The SUHD range is Samsung’s top end for 2015.  These TVs are equipped with the latest picture technology to squeeze every last drop of  picture quality from the LED panels and will process HDR (High Dynamic Range) content when it arrives later this year.

Nano Crystal Color is Samsung’s version of Quantum Dot technology which gives a brighter, more true to life, picture with a wider range of colors than before.

You also get “Peak Illuminator Pro” which gives greater LED illumination in bright areas of the picture so you can enjoy greater picture detail.

JS8500-Peak-Illuminator-Pro

Peak Illuminator Pro

 

Precision Black improves the contrast with deep black levels and bright whites. And the contrast enhancer improves the depth of vision across the screen.

And even if you don’t have access to much 4K content yet, the built in Upscaling gives enhanced details and optimized picture quality to standard HD programming.

Out of the box, the picture settings are pretty good but there is an effective range of calibration controls that can be used to improve the picture settings.

The standard 2D performance gives brilliant, next to natural colors due to the excellent video processing and deep blacks.

The JS8500 has Active 3D with bright and accurate images but only one pair of 3D active glasses (SSG-5150GB) with the set.  The supplied glasses can be worn over prescription glasses and use button cell batteries which keeps the weight down.

This set can also upconvert standard 2D content into 3D content which is a great feature if you enjoy viewing in 3D.

For full specifications, you can download the JS8500 Spec Sheet here

And you can also see the feedback that other purchasers of the JS8500 have given here.

 

Samsung UN55JS8500 Summary

This is the top flatscreen SUHD 4K TV from Samsung in 2015 and will handle High Dynamic Range (HDR).  It is a very attractive quality television with accurate color, sophisticated video processing giving great picture quality.

Fully featured with slick Smart TV and Active 3D this TV will give you hours of viewing pleasure with all the latest standards to future-proof your purchase.

 

 

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Extended warranty is available with a SquareTrade 5-Year TV Protection Plan AND at the moment, with this UN55JS8500 Model, you can also get “24 Month Special Financing on Eligible HDTVs” with an Amazon Store Card which gives 24 months interest free credit.

 

 

 

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UPDATED APRIL 2016 – With the JS7000 Series 4K SUHD TV, Samsung made 4K televisions much more affordable.  Released just last August, the entry level model in the premium SUHD range, the Samsung UN60JS7000 features 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) and Nano-crystal technology for vivid colors, enhanced contrast, and a brighter, more true-to-life picture.

You can get this 60 inch television at a jaw-dropping price right now – click here to see the latest price

According to Samsung, the JS7000 series TVs all use 8-bit, non-3D-capable panels – so if you want or need 3D then you’ll need to look elsewhere. And the JS7000 fills in the premium SUHD TV series with a range of models, 50″, 55″ and 60″  that are more attractively priced to strengthen the SUHD lineup

JS7000 Series Appearance

The JS7000 series are Flat Screen TV’s with a V shaped stand and are finished in “Dark Titan”.  Note that unlike the other SUHD TV’s, this does not have a separate One Connect or One Connect Mini box – all the inputs are on the back of the TV.  However, this could be useful for some buyers who find that the positioning of their new TV is difficult if the one connect cables with all the are too short and cannot be extended.

There aren’t many TV’s that come as 60 inch so if you are looking for a new TV in this size, this is a good contender at less than $2000 for a premium range TV from an established and well-respected brand.

JS7000 in Dark Titan

 

 

Samsung JS7000 Picture Review

This entry level SUHD TV comes with nanocrystal technology for enhanced color and  is also HDR (High Dynamic Range) ready for richer contrast, being able to decode and display HDR – an 8 Bit HDR TV which should give a very nice HDR picture for the price once content in this format becomes available.

The SUHD 4K TVs are designed to give you stunning colors, deep contrast, incredible brightness, and 4K resolution

Coming in 3 sizes – 60-inch UN60JS7000, 55-inch UN55JS7000 and 50-inch UN50JS7000, this is a flat screen 4K TV that features local dimming technology to improve black levels and contrast performance..

Samsung’s “120 motion rate” technology, (which is a 60Hz native refresh rate with additional image processing and backlight manipulation) makes moving subjects appear clearer on the screen, reducing motion blur.

All standard content is upscaled to simulated 4K using Samsungs UHD Upscaling which uses inbuilt software to upgrade all lower resolution media to a near ultra high-definition picture with enhanced detail and optimized picture quality. So even though there isnt a huge amount of 4K content just yet, you can still get great benefits from this new tv.

There is no 3D with this TV so you will need to go up to the JS8500 if you want a SUHD with 3D capability.

And, the Samsung JS7000 60-Inch 4K SUHD Smart TV has an Ultra Clear Panel designed to absorb ambient light and reduces reflections to minimize glare for a great picture from quite a wide angle.

Ultra Clear Screen that minimized glare from any angle with a screen that absorbs ambient light and reduces reflectionsJS7000 Series SMART TV features

With Samsung’s Tizen smart TV operating system and HEVC decoding you can access online streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, YouTube and many others.  Of course you’ll need a stable and reasonably fast internet connection  for content streaming(min 10mbs for HD and 25 Mbs for 4K) and you can connect via wired ethernet (Cat 7 recommended) or using the built in Wi-Fi, 802.11ac standard.

Because of the built in quad-core processor you get a smoother and more responsive experience and can quickly switch between apps, streaming content, and other media.  Samsung have also built in a full web browser, Skype video calling, and screen mirroring so that the screen will display a compatible smartphone or and tablet’s display.

And with ConnectShare Movie, you can watch videos, play music, and view photos via a USB connection.

Smart View 2.0 lets you can easily access and play your favorite content and you can also watch TV on your compatible mobile device.

You can find the full spec sheet here.

Remote Control TM1260C

The JS7000 comes with just the Standard Remote (TM1260C) so if you want the Smart Remote, you’ll need to buy this seperately.  Seems a tad penny pinching by Samsung but also demonstrates that they have really built this model to get an SUHD tv available at as attractive a price as possible.

Connectivity

As mentioned above, this TV has inputs on the TV itself, not via a connect box.  But it is very well equipped with 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs which all are HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting 4K content devices when they are available.  The HDMI inputs include 1 DVI (HDMI 1), 1 MHL(HDMI 2 ) and 1 ARC(HDMI 3),  a LAN (ethernet) port, RF input (aerial), 3 USB inputs (1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0), optical digital audio output, stereo minijack out and legacy component/composite video input.

Recommendation

If you want to get the most futureproof bang for your buck with a competitively priced SUHD flatscreen televsion, then the JS7000 is the model that you’ve been waiting for.  With 4K resolution, nano-crystal technology, HDR ready and HDCP 2.2 compliant you have a choice of 50″, 55″ and 60″ currently priced between $1,000 and $2,000.

Other buyers are extemely satisfied with their putchse saying things such as “Fantastic out of the box 4K television” and “Great overall TV” – see the detailed reviews – just click here.

 

 

 

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If you are buying a new 2015 TV under $1000 then the Samsung UN40JU6700 Curved 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is definitely one to consider. Technology has moved on and 4K will likely be mainstream in the next year or two.

So if you want to enjoy the latest programmes in ultra high definition, and are planning to keeping this TV purchase for the next 3 – 5 years then 4K resolution is definitely something you’ll want to have on your “must-have” list.

And of course you’ll be able to enjoy a new level of immersion with the Samsung curve and its amazing picture.  Read on for our Samsung UN40JU6700 Review.

Entry level 40″ Curved 4K TV – sub $1,000

The Samsung UN40JU6700 delivers bright lifelike pictures quality in glorious 4K UHD. Native 4K content is increasing on a daily basis with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video leading the way. However, you can watch your HD programmes in a new light with the built-in UHD upscaling.

This technology uplifts HD content to simulated 4K definition which allows you to enjoy a better picture with enriched colors. Samsung have very good software for upscaling so keep this in mind when you make your choice.

Picture quality is one of the most important feature of a TV and you’re getting Samsung’s Ultra Clear Panel with the JU6700 range that is designed to reduce reflections, display deeper blacks and enhance the contrast for a natural clear picture.

JU7600 Smart TV

Not only will you be able to enjoy all the extra detail that you get with the 4K picture quality but this TV has some great specs including SMART TV for internet access and online streaming apps.

Samsung UN40JU6700 Review

Samsung UN40JU6700 Review

You will need a good stable internet connection for 4K streaming and, although this TV has wifi built in, personally I prefer a wired connection to get the best signal. Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and Hulu are built right in so you won’t need a separate box to access these services. This is important because no set top boxes currently deliver 4K so you’ll need the built in apps to get it.

The Samsung JU6700 has a quad-core processor powering the Smart TV engine and this makes switching between apps a breeze. You also get Smart View 2.0 which is designed to make content sharing from your TV and your smartphone over the same wireless network very easy to do.

And this TV delivers when it comes to watching action packed movies and sports as it has Motion Rate 120 which provides an excellent level of motion clarity.

Samsung UN40JU6700 Curved 40-Inch

We recommend this as the best 40″ 4K Ultra HD TV sub $1,000 and if you buy now you can enjoy great entertainment with a stylish and bang up to date model.

Addtional Features of the Samsung UN40JU6700

Smart Remote Control — With easy navigation and built in microphone for voice control

Smart View 2.0 — Turn your phone, computer, or tablet into a second TV

Screen Mirroring — Share content from your compatible mobile devices on the big screen wirelessly

Smart TV — Easily access your favorite programs, live TV, online streaming, apps, and social media in one place

Built-in Web Browser — Surf from your sofa – online shopping, social media, entertainment news – anything!
S Recommendation — Just ask and S Recommendation helps you find what to watch

Voice Control — Smart interaction with your TV with your voice to search and command

OPTIONAL camera – Lets you make Skype calls from your TV and hand motion control things like volume, browsing, and playback

Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Premium Sound and DTS Studio Sound built in

5.1 Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native);

240 Clear Motion Rate (Effective)

And, you can just click here to check out the UN40JU6700 Specification Sheet

 

 

 

 

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Samsung released this great looking curved 65-inch television design with 4K display in March 2014. The design alone is enough to make this television a wise choice when you’re looking to buy one. But when you factor in the features, you end up with a top of the line television at a great price – sub $3K at 1st June.

This price drop is partly because Samsung have released a 2015 version of this model – the Samsung UN65JS9000 – currently priced around $700 dollars higher.  So you have an opportunity, while 2014 stocks last, to get this TV at an exceptionally good price with free shipping too.

Samsung UN65HU9000 4K TV – Producing an immersive experience with the new curved design and lifelike UHD 4K picture quality with Smart Apps built in for easy inline access to 4K content.

Here are some of the main features:-

  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native);
  • Clear Motion Rate 1440 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit w/Local Dimming)
  • Smart Functionality with Motion and Voice Control and Built In Pop-up Camera
  • Active 3D
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand : 57.1” x 33.4” x 4.4”, TV with stand : 57.1” x 35.1” x 12.9”
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI 2.0, 3 USB, 1 Component, 2 Composite
  • Accessories Included: Smart Remote Control, 4 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5150GB)

ALSO AVAILABLE AS A 78″ 4K UHD TV – Check Latest Price here

SAMSUNG UN65HU9000 Curved 65" 4K TV

SAMSUNG UN65HU9000 Curved 65″ 4K TV

Like some of the other 4K televisions, you get things like the 4K upscaling ability, the innovative smart remote control and the auto depth enhancer. But with this model, you get so much more for your money.

Televisions that improve the viewing experience are what all consumers want and Samsung has responded to this demand. The addition of the Ultra Clear Panel eliminates any unwanted glare. This panel has the ability to actually absorb light rather than bounce it off, unlike some other televisions.

Now, just taking care of the glare would seem like a good enough feature, but the Samsung UN65HU9000 doesn’t stop at good enough. It goes on to greatness by employing the Eco Sensor.

This means that the television is capable of changing the images on the screen so that the quality is not affected by the light. The television also has the technology that makes it capable of fixing any issues that arise with picture contrast thanks to the UHD Dimming feature.

With this feature and the clear panel, you get a great television, but it also makes sure that fast moving images don’t leave viewers with any of that lag-behind blur. It uses a 1440 refresh rate to prevent this blur. The colors are brighter and sharper because of the wide color enhancer.

You also get the Smart Hub feature for easy access to all of your online content.

This streamlines any busy life so that you can have immediate contact with what you want to see. The television does come with a built in camera, so you don’t have to purchase that as a separate accessory.

Take a look at what other purchasers think about the Samsung UN65HU9000 4K TV – just click here

With the quad screen, a feature that many consumers enjoy, you can divide your television into four separate screens so that you never miss anything that you need or want to view.

You can watch movies and keep up with your social media at the same time. The quad core processor gives this television the power to handle all tasks efficiently and easily.

You can tell the television what you want it to do using the voice command – or you can use the smart remote. This works with the ability of the microphone it has built in, with the touchpad, or like a computer mouse – and if you can’t find the remote, you can still operate the television without it by giving commands to the television.

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