UN65JS9500by Samsung

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TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
80%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • Samsung's UN65JS9500 offers great picture quality thanks to good contrast levels and vibrant color.
  • The onscreen images aren't the only thing that looks great--the TV itself is stylish and attractive.
  • Samsung's new menu and Web app interface is greatly improved compared to previous iterations of the software.

CONS

  • The UN65JS9500 has a narrow viewing angle, so images appear washed out if you aren't directly in front of the screen.
  • The voice-control system doesn't work particularly well.
  • Expect to blow a large bundle of cash on the UN65JS9500.
Samsung's UN65JS9500 HDTV comes with lots of new technology, such as a curved 4K Ultra HD LCD screen and the ability to display a wider color array than many other sets. A built-in camera lets you video chat with your friends, and the TV contains a voice-control feature so you can navigate without using a remote. All this tech doesn't come cheap though.
NameUN65JS950055EC9300UN55JS8500UNHU8550KDL-50W800C
ManufacturerSamsungLGSamsungSamsungSony
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List Price$4500$3500$2000$2800$1100
90%

I easily grow weary of Samsung’s hype machine, but when it comes to this TV, every bit of hype is well-deserved. The JS9500 is an exceptiona…

I easily grow weary of Samsung’s hype machine, but when it comes to this TV, every bit of hype is well-deserved. The JS9500 is an exceptional television, and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone.

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90%

While great picture performance is the most important quality of any Ultra HDTV, the Samsung also has more bells and whistles than any self-…

While great picture performance is the most important quality of any Ultra HDTV, the Samsung also has more bells and whistles than any self-respecting videophile can wrap his or her head around.

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88%

The new Samsung Smart Control remote's slim curved baton-style design feels great in the hand, and its brushed finished face and textured ba…

The new Samsung Smart Control remote's slim curved baton-style design feels great in the hand, and its brushed finished face and textured back effectively minimize fingerprints. The relatively compact remote has just enough heft to give it a substantial feel, and sculpted finger grooves assisted with proper orientation and grip.

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82%

For TV speakers, the bass you get here is really good. The JS9500 can also get pretty loud. That said, the sound at high volumes gets pretty…

For TV speakers, the bass you get here is really good. The JS9500 can also get pretty loud. That said, the sound at high volumes gets pretty distorted, and isn't especially accurate. With quieter volumes, the sound is decently accurate, and there's not much distortion.

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70%

I am still scrutinizing dark scenes for clouding, bleed, flashlighting, etc. - haven't seen 'em yet. There's some bloom in there, sure - not…

I am still scrutinizing dark scenes for clouding, bleed, flashlighting, etc. - haven't seen 'em yet. There's some bloom in there, sure - not a deal breaker. Black level is very impressive with a good signal. The multi-zone full array backlighting is impressive and I like the idea of the one connect box for future upgrading.

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The 65JS9500's excellent contrast ratio comes from the screen's LED backlighting, which can selectively dim and brighten based on the pictur…

The 65JS9500's excellent contrast ratio comes from the screen's LED backlighting, which can selectively dim and brighten based on the picture. Unfortunately, that same feature produces a great deal of light bloom with the feature enabled.

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Having now lived with the 65JS9500 for more than a week, most if not all my initial cynicism about it has melted away to be replaced by a co…

Having now lived with the 65JS9500 for more than a week, most if not all my initial cynicism about it has melted away to be replaced by a conviction that it delivers comfortably the most spellbinding pictures I’ve ever tested and sets a standard that rivals – including LG’s long-awaited but still rarely seen in the flesh 4K UHD OLED TVs – will surely struggle to match.

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