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For those that can't wait for the possible/future HDR capable Netflix app on the Samsung JS9500, I have found a reasonably priced outboard component that works well (with one primary limitation).
The Rogu Ultra (approx $130) has a huge number of streaming apps that includes Netflix and Amazon. The Ultra supports UHD HDR for both with excellent video results. Like the Samsung K8500 it provides DD+ audio for HDMI input to the receiver. However, it's alternative optical audio provides only DD 5.1 to the receiver; and if HDMI input to the Samsung is sent via ARC or optical to the receiver, it is only DD 5.1. Therefore, I've removed the optical output and am using DD 5.1 from the Samsung to my Denon. One positive fact is, that unlike the K8500, I haven't seen any lip sync issues. Plus, it has a very fast, simple GUI.
Samsung 65JS9500 and 65F9000 w/SEK-3500U, Denon AVR X3300 & Outlaw 755
Samsung K8500, OPPO 103-D, PS3, HR44, HR24, and Roku Ultra