This is the best TV Samsung has ever made, and it’s only going to get better


  • Incredible picture quality for the money
  • Capable of HDR and WCG
  • Dazzling color
  • Super-fast operation
  • Makes everything you watch look better


  • Voice recognition hard to disable
  • Underwhelming off-axis performance
  • Silver is the only color option

The Samsung JS9500 is the most attractive LED/LCD TV I’ve seen yet ? accentuation on yet. I expect Sony’s leader UHD TV to be greatly focused for the current year, and taking into account what Panasonic finished a year ago, I’d say it especially stays in the running also. All things considered, Samsung sent me its lead to begin with, so it gets the chance to be the beneficiary of my underlying, unbridled energy. Furthermore, there’s a considerable measure of that right at this point.

What’s new for UHD this year is the expansion of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) capacities. At their most fundamental level, these unleash brighter, more brilliant pictures, yet such a distorted clarification fizzles hopelessly at conveying their visual effect. The upgrades are clear to anybody, and mean more to the normal viewer than 4K UHD’s elevated determination ever would have all alone. That is the thing that makes Samsung’s leader SUHD TV such a wonderful exhibition.

Out of the box

It’s decent to see Samsung dumping the now-pervasive dark casing for something in a shining silver. The TV’s bezel looks like brushed metal, yet feels like plastic. A comparably completed stand is all metal, be that as it may, and the two match pleasantly, particularly since both stand and screen are bended. All things considered it’s a nice looking TV, however, as most outline patterns do, it could wind up looking obsolete in a couple of years.

Alongside this model TV you’ll locate Samsung’s One Connect box. The more I see this crate, the more come to welcome its virtuoso. The reason is basic: By moving the TV’s inputs and handling to an out-board box, clients can run only one link to the TV, regardless of how may segments they have. The crate can likewise be supplanted in a couple of years to exploit new elements. Another incidental advantage is a somewhat slimmer bureau ? and that is something worth being thankful for, in light of the fact that this is not a slender TV.

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The JS9500 doesn’t have a super-thin profile, and that is on the grounds that the best LED illuminated LCD TVs never will. So as to draw off the full-cluster neighborhood darkening (FALD) framework that gives a premium TV its great dark levels and uniform splendor, the LEDs need space to be mounted. On the off chance that a super-thin TV is truly what you need, then you’ll need to yield a tiny bit of picture quality for an edge-lit model, or plan to spend much greater bucks on an OLED TV, which is more slender than an iPhone.

Additionally in the case you’ll locate Samsung’s most recent remote, which highlights another touch-actuated, on-screen cursor framework and inserted receiver. The remote is meager on catches, depending rather on virtual on-screen catches for less-every now and again utilized assignments. On the off chance that you incline toward the old-school approach with heaps of catches (as I do), then I’m anxious you’re in a tough situation. Samsung no more ships one as an option ? you’ll have to grasp indicating and clicking.

At long last, sitting in a corner in solitude like some overlooked toy, is one sets of 3D glasses. One. This looks bad to me. I comprehend 3-D capacity has missing the enthusiasm of customers, however in the event that you’re going to do everything, don’t get scanty, Samsung. Not on a $5,000 TV, OK?


I’ve as of now clarified how the JS9500 can deal with HDR and WCG and how great the greater part of that is. What I haven’t clarified is the (transitory) proviso that accompanies those capacities.

As I think of this, there is no source that furnishes content with HDR or WCG data collapsed in. Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu are required to begin offering gushing or downloadable substance with HDR bolster at some point this late spring, and when Ultra HD Blu-beam comes around close to the occasions, it will bolster both. Yet, until further notice, there’s nothing you can sustain the TV with right out of the crate that exploits these clever new elements.

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Try not to give that reality a chance to destroy your energy, however. The JS9500’s preparing makes existing substance like Ultra HD Netflix streams and 1080p Blu-beam plates look superior to you’ve ever seen them some time recently.

Likewise new during the current year is Samsung’s utilization of Tizen OS as its keen TV working arrangement of decision. From multiple points of view, Tizen is a gigantic change over Samsung’s past savvy TV stage; it’s less demanding to utilize, less jumbled and speedier. In any case, the TV’s essential capacities like picture conformity stow away under a menu inside a menu, so now and again getting at the rudiments can be a bit of befuddling.

At long last, this TV offers voice acknowledgment and signal control, neither of which I tend to like, by any means. Luckily, signal control-related inconveniences can be evaded basically by leaving the TV’s retractable camera stowed away. Sadly, turning?off the voice acknowledgment highlight requires some profound burrowing. The TV’s menu covers the alternative under System/Smart Security/Settigs/Microphone where you can kill the mic (screen shots of the menu route here). Not precisely an easy to use technique. Truth be told, we needed to check with Samsung to discover that the element could be?defeated at all.?That being the situation, our?viewing was intruded on at whatever time the TV thought it heard the trigger words: ‘Hello there TV.’ This happened awfully regularly for our loving, even with the acknowledgment responsiveness set at least. At last, we got used to stating “close!” at whatever time the TV enacted its listening mode. Presently we know not.


We set up our 65-inch model (UN65JS9500) ?about 10 feet from our review position on a low-threw diversion credenza and associated with it a Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD Blu-beam player?and an Amazon Fire TV Stick, The TV was likewise associated with our system by means of both Ethernet and Wi-Fi for investigating 4K content through Netflix and Amazon.

We were so content with the JS9500’s Movie preset that we picked that and made just minor changes from that point, including incapacitating Auto Motion Plus and picking Standard for the Smart LED (nearby diminishing) alternative. We then connected the setting to all inputs. An expert calibrator can wrangle the TV’s more best in class settings to get marginally more exact shading, if wanted.

Different conformities we prescribe fall outside of the photo settings field. Case in point, the TV, as a matter of course, was set up to power itself off in the event that it identifies no sign for a timeframe, and it would control off after it had been on for a sum of four hours. We welcome the force sparing inspiration driving these components, be that as it may it was unlikely for us to abandon them empowered amid our audit time, so we killed the alternatives under the Eco Solution part of the System Settings menu. We additionally became worn out on the gleaming Samsung logo along the lower bezel, so we killed that by handicapping ‘Light Effect’ under the general subsection of framework settings.


I effortlessly become fatigued of Samsung’s buildup machine, yet with regards to this TV, all of buildup is merited. The JS9500 is a remarkable TV, and one I wouldn’t waver to prescribe to anybody.

Otherworldly highlights are this current TV’s solid suit. Despite the fact that the Blu-beam circles I viewed on this TV didn’t contain any HDR data, Samsung’s preparing made an exceptional showing with regards to figuring out how to identify regions in which included luminance would have any kind of effect, then collapsing it into the photo. Furthermore, despite the fact that those same Blu-beam circles didn’t have any new shading data on them, the JS9500 appeared to outline tints and shades I’d not seen before on different TVs. Each scene was another involvement with this TV, and I wound up about-facing to some ragged out material from years past just to rediscover it with the JS9500.

The highlight of my assessment wasn’t a 4K cut from Amazon or Netflix, or even the HDR/WCG demo cuts Samsung gave me to this survey. Rather, it originated from a Japanese-issued 1080p Blu-beam circle created by BBC Earth Films entitled Nature. The JS9500’s upscaling and handling made the Blu-beam plate look more delightful than any Netflix or Amazon Instant stream I’ve seen so far ? credit it to an absence of pressure and parts more information. At any rate, with the JS9500, I not even once felt bamboozled by an absence of 4K substance, on the grounds that the TV makes everything look great.

Nature is crammed with scenes that make the JS9500 spring to life. Beyond any doubt you’ve seen shots of coral reefs and slamming waves some time recently, however you’ve never seen them look so genuine. The enchantment is in the shading and the sparkle of splendid highlights ? the water here is rendered in tones that lone the most recent TV innovation can duplicate, and the flash of a fish’s scales brings another level of vibrance that is so striking, it’s difficult to accept you’ve been missing it this time.

The impact is pretty much as convincing ashore where the TV’s amazing dark levels counterbalance its high splendor capacity in clueless spots, for example, an elephant’s intense, wrinkly, very textured skin. It may be difficult to trust an elephant’s stow away could be viewed as delightful, however when you see it determined with such detail, it feels like you couldn’t get any nearer to the magnificent creature outside of comfortable experience at a zoo or African safari.


What’s more, remember, this present TV’s actual potential can’t be tapped yet. I was this inspired taking into account a survey a current Blu-beam plate, so I can hardly wait to see what this TV looks like when I encourage it Ultra HD Blu-beam, crammed with HDR and WCG programming for it to bite on.

I should likewise bring up that this present TV’s showcase of substance shot at 24 outline for each second?is magnificent, and that is with the set’s movement smoothing innovation totally handicapped. Certainly, there’s some judder present on the off chance that you truly search for it, yet our Skyfall?torture test did nothing to stage the JD9500, rendering verging on rich smooth flat dish in wide shots.

Is it conceivable I’m exaggerating things a bit? Maybe I’m just truly geeked out around an extravagant new bit of innovation? No. It truly is that great. You truly need to see it to trust it, in light of the fact that, truth be told, your creative ability most likely isn’t adequate to pass on how great this TV looks. What’s more, this is originating from an analyst who has, over and over, affirmed his unending veneration for OLED, and scorned LCD TV for a considerable length of time.

Actually, I feel constrained to make an examination between the JS9500 and a comparably prepared OLED, yet I’m perplexed we’ll need to hold off on that for the time being. I will soon be setting this TV specifically against LG’s leader OLED for 2015, and I’m certain I will have bounty to say. Be that as it may, until further notice I will say that it’s difficult to contend against a TV that can convey as much “goodness” element as the JS9500 accomplishes at its cost. Indeed, $5,000 for this 65-ich model is costly, yet that is effectively $2,000 not exactly a comparatively estimated premium TV from earlier year that couldn’t perform entirely too.

Outside of its photo, I found the JS9500 performed well in its general operation. Its super-quick octa-center processor minimizes start-up times, and makes exploring and stacking applications a super-fast undertaking. This makes the TV feel like a speedster notwithstanding looking like it.

Obviously, no bit of innovation is without its defects, so let me rattle off the couple I found in the weeks I went through with the JS9500. We’ll begin with its off-pivot reaction ? it’s simply not extraordinary. Sadly, it appears the better a LCD board is at shutting out its LED backdrop illuminations to accomplish strong pieces of blacks and minimize radiance impact, the more awful it is the point at which you get off to the side or more or underneath the TV (the reverse is likewise valid). The bend helps a few, however very little.

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Likewise, not having the capacity to effortlessly kill the voice acknowledgment programming is a major issue for me. This ought to be a discretionary component, with a basic on or off under a submenu called Voice Recognition. I know more than a couple people who don’t care for the possibility that a TV is dependably on standby, listening for its trigger words (simply like the Amazon Echo Speaker). By making this choice effortlessly defeatable, it may give potential proprietors the significant serenity they require.

I’m certain that on the off chance that I could invest more energy with this TV I’d find all the more easily overlooked details that annoyed me, however they’d be quite recently that: seemingly insignificant details. What’s more, considering the amount I delighted in the JS9500 all in all, it’s difficult to envision more minor inconveniences couldn’t be neglected.


The JS9500 is an amazing deed in TV outline and designing ? effortlessly Samsung’s best TV to date. It creates probably the most charming pictures I’ve ever looked at ? the sort I experience serious difficulties far from ? and it is a show-stopper that baits in all who see it. I expect some firm rivalry from some of Samsung’s rivals, yet I do trust the JS9500 will be on my rundown of the five best TVs presented for the current year, if not the best of an exceptionally recognized bundle.