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Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K SUHD 3D Smart LED TV

February 25, 2015 by  
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Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV

Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K SUHD 3D Smart TV with Flat Screen (with Nano Crystal Technology)

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**New for 2015. The UN48JS8500 is Samsung’s top-of-the-line 48-inch second generation of Flat Screen 4K Ultra HD TVs from Samsung. For 2015 Samsung is introducing the SUHD line of TVs that have the new Nano Crystal (Quantum Dots) technology, including the JS8500 Series. This technology has produced the best LED TV picture Samsung has ever produced. The SUHD Nano Crystal technology produces a brighter picture, 10x deeper blacks, and up to 64X enhanced color detail, for more natural vivid colors. A 4K Ultra HD TV provides 3840 x 2160 resolution, which is four times the resolution of Full HD. This allows you to sit closer to a larger TV and get the immersive movie theater experience. Most movie theaters now use a 4K projector, so in effect you will have movie theater resolution in the home. This TV is 3D Ready and comes with 1 pair of active 3D Glasses. Watching 3D content on a 4K TV meets or exceeds that of movie theater quality.

Advanced 4K Picture Quality: The Samsung UN48JS8500 4K 65-inch LED backlit TV includes Samsung’s advanced Precision Black Local Dimming with UHD Micro Dimming LED edge backlight technology for the deeper blacks and colors. PurColor (more natural colors) and Wide Color Enhancer Plus are premium features of this TV. The upgraded Ultra Clear Pro Panel eliminates reflections, and boosts the contrast ratio. The 240 Motion Rate anti-blur technology combines a native 120Hz Panel along with backlight control to provide blur free, clear motion, great for sports and fast moving action. This model is HDR-capable, using its Peak Illuminator Pro feature.

Samsung Smart HUB Apps Screen at CES 2015 (click for larger picture)

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2015 Smart TV: The Samsung JS8500 4K LED Series has an upgraded Quad Core processor to speed up Smart TV functionality, and a new Tizen Smart TV operating system. The TV is internet ready with Samsung Apps (hundreds available) and a Full Web Browser (broadband service required) which will give you access to Netflix (with subscription), Amazon, Youtube, Facebook, Blockbuster, Hulu Plus, Twitter, Sports and more. Netflix, Xfinity (Comcast), DirecTV, Youtube, and 4K Blu-ray players will have native 4K content in 2015. Just plug in an ethernet cable, or use the included Built-in Bluetooth® and wireless 802.11ac WiFi. To assist the Smart TV functions, the remote control has a touchpad, and a microphone (for voice commands). SmartView 2.0 allows you to share TV content with/from your smartphone or tablet.

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4K UHD Upscaling

The UN48JS8500’s Samsung UHD Upscaling Technology can Upconvert regular HD to 4K for better image quality. Energy Star compliant. ATSC Digital Tuner with QAM. 1 Component video input, and 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs for full 4K and 2D/3D connectivity for DVD players, Blu-ray, PS3, PS4, Camcorders, PCs and a range of other digital devices. Also features a 40 watt sound system with subwoofers, with DTS Premium 5.1 Sound. HDCP 2.2, MHL 3.0. Wi-Fi Direct. 3 USB 2.0 ports for digital photo/video/MP3 playback, Ethernet port.

Dimensions: 43.0″ x 26.6″ x 9.5″ (38.8 lbs.) with stand
Dimensions: 43.0″ x 24.6″ x 1.2″ (33.5 lbs.) without stand
Full Model#: UN48JS8500FXZA

Available Sizes: 65-inch, 55-inch, 48-inch

Best of 2015 Smart-Review Commentary: For 2015, The 48-inch UN48JS8500 4K TV is Samsung’s best Flat LED 4K TV and comes fully loaded. These are the first TVs from Samsung with Quantum Dots (Nano Crystals). Samsung calls these TVs SUHD TVs. Nano Crystals will increase brightness and give much richer colors than normal TVs, as well as 10x deeper blacks. This is a big improvement for LED TVs. 4K Ultra HD resolution will give you 8 megapixels of screen, versus only 2 megapixels in regular HD. This is the future of TVs and in the next couple of years, 4K will be the new standard, just as 1080p TVs are now. 4K Ultra HD is the same resolution as the movie theater, and will give you a more immersive experience, as the pixels are 4 times smaller, and you can sit much closer to the TV. Native 4K content is just emerging. Native 4K Blu-ray players will be introduced in 2015. Netflix and Amazon already have 4K content and more is on the way. This TV comes with the latest 4K standards: including HDMI 2.0 , and HEVC (h.265) decoder built-in. These will allow high speed 4K (60fps) and 4K Streaming. The 2015 4K TVs have been upgraded to 802.11ac WiFi, the latest wireless standards to support streaming 4K video. Its 3D Ready and comes with 1 pair of 3D glasses. Other notable features are a Quad Core Processor and Precision Black Local Dimming. SmartView 2.0 allows you to view content from your Smartphone or Tablet. The JS8500 4K Series comes with a Smart Remote. We previewed the SUHD TVs at CES 2015, and they have the best picture on an LED TV we have seen from Samsung. The UN48JS8500 4K TV has excellent reviews and is a not only a SmartReview Top Pick, but has won our BEST of 2015 Award.

Samsung JS8500 4K Ultra HD Series TV 48-inch 55-inch 65-inch
    HDTV Features

  • *New 2015 Model
  • 4K 2160p (3840×2160)
  • 4K Flat Screen
  • SUHD (Nano Crystals)
  • HDMI 2.0 and HEVC (h.265)
  • LED Backlit (UHD micro dimming)
  • Precision Black Local Dimming
  • 40 Watt Sound System
  • Built-in Wifi (802.11ac)
  • Internet Ready
  • Four HDMI 2.0 Connections
  • Energy Star Certified
  • UHD Upscaling
  • Peak Illuminator Pro (HDR)
  • Quad Core Processor

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