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Samsung JS8500 Discussion Thread

Didn't see one yet so I'd like to start one for the JS8500 series. These are supposed to be shipping soon.


Sizes 65inch, 55inch, 48inch


Right now the Samsung site is a little off as the 65 and 55 inch version are listed at $3999, the 55 inch should hit retail at $2999 that was the price last week.


This series is the least expensive flat SUHD's that offer nano crystal feature (Quantum Dots)


They use mini connect, have quad core cpu's and should have HDR, HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2/18GBPS ports.


http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN55JS8500FXZA
 

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They will be coming out pretty quick. I will note that a person looking into the UN55JS8500, should take a hard look at the cheaper LG 55EC9300......
 

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Hi. I'm assuming you mean the OLED picture is going to rival the Sammy JS8500, because we are talking apples and oranges when one is 1080p (not future proof) and the other 4K with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 ?
 

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Hi. I'm assuming you mean the OLED picture is going to rival the Sammy JS8500, because we are talking apples and oranges when one is 1080p (not future proof) and the other 4K with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 ?
Nothing is future proof.
 

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They will be coming out pretty quick. I will note that a person looking into the UN55JS8500, should take a hard look at the cheaper LG 55EC9300......


Why would I want to buy a 1080P panel in 2015? I'd love the 4K LG OLED but the 55 inch is going to be $5K and may not hit till the fall.


My next TV is going to need to last me 4-5 years. No 1080P panel is going to do that for me apples and oranges at this point.


Also the samung 4K hard drive pack is pretty appealing, lots of high bandwidth 4K content I can view without eating up my comcast internet bandwidth cap. I see them on ebay for under $200.
 

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Yep but buying a 1080P panel is pretty much obsolete right now on the store shelf. A 4k HDR ready HDTV with one connect upgradeability is certainly going to be alot more future proof than any 1080P panel
That's similar to my thought in 2002 when I paid over $6000 for a TV that had "Promise Module" upgradeability. It was touted as "future proof". Yeah, right.. until DVI/HDMI came out 18 months later . . .
Be happy with whatever you buy TODAY. The future is ALWAYS uncertain.
 

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That's similar to my thought in 2002 when I paid over $6000 for a TV that had "Promise Module" upgradeability. It was touted as "future proof". Yeah, right.. until DVI/HDMI came out 18 months later . . .
Be happy with whatever you buy TODAY. The future is ALWAYS uncertain.


Yes but this TV is 4K and then current one connect mini has HDMI 2.0/HDCP2.2/18GBPS and the panel is HDR capable. That is about as good as your going to get as far as being future proof for the next 4-5 years. And if something comes up at least it has the capability of upgrades while other TV's have zero chance of port upgrades.


This set is also alot more reasonably priced the say the new OLED'S and it has up to date ports with a modern good looking 10 bit panel and is within a reasonable price. These factors currently make this the top tv on my list of potential upgrades.
 

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Hi. I'm assuming you mean the OLED picture is going to rival the Sammy JS8500, because we are talking apples and oranges when one is 1080p (not future proof) and the other 4K with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 ?
As I noted, go sets your eyes on a 1080P OLED, then look at a 4K set. There is a clear winner.
 

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As I noted, go sets your eyes on a 1080P OLED, then look at a 4K set. There is a clear winner.
A local store claims they will get the 55" and 65" JS8500 in two weeks, retailing at $3,000 and $5,000 respectively. Quite pricey and cannot bargain on the price. A 50" and 60" will not be available soon.

A 50" 8550 is under $1500.

How much better is the JS8500 ?
 

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Long time lurker here, decided to finally register an account as I bought a 55JS8500 last week. It was scheduled to be in stock on the 19th, with a delivery date of today, but the store I bought it from still has yet to receive their units. Was told a date of April 1st.

As for how much I paid, I got 10% off the price of $3,000. However, since I bought it locally it ended up being similar to original price after taxes. Still a good deal in my opinion.

I'd definitely go with the JS8500 over the 8550 simply because of the 10 bit panel, HDR, and quantum dots. That was what I took away from my research. Although upgrades to the 8550 are supposed to significantly improve the set. It really comes down to if you want to wait or not.
 

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Long time lurker here, decided to finally register an account as I bought a 55JS8500 last week. It was scheduled to be in stock on the 19th, with a delivery date of today, but the store I bought it from still has yet to receive their units. Was told a date of April 1st.

As for how much I paid, I got 10% off the price of $3,000. However, since I bought it locally it ended up being similar to original price after taxes. Still a good deal in my opinion.

I'd definitely go with the JS8500 over the 8550 simply because of the 10 bit panel, HDR, and quantum dots. That was what I took away from my research. Although upgrades to the 8550 are supposed to significantly improve the set. It really comes down to if you want to wait or not.
Thanks. Was the 8500 picture and/or sound better than on the 8550 ? Specs aren't everything. What is the panel code on your set ? Why did you get 10% off ? Why do you think the 8550 is worth the money ? In which State are you ?
 

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As I noted, go sets your eyes on a 1080P OLED, then look at a 4K set. There is a clear winner.

I'm sorry I'm not trying to be rude but recommending a 1080P TV in a thread about a new 4K HDTV with up to date ports/HDR is pretty off topic.

I wouldn't go into a thread about a certain type of Digital Network Audio player and start telling people they should be buying this great Tone Arm Record player.

As others have said this is Apples and Oranges and alot of people feel buying a 1080P HDTV in 2015 is a waste of money.

You are missing out on 4K resolution, HDR, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, 18GBPS ports. The TV may look great but it is already obsolete sitting on the store shelf and will not be able to play future 4K formats in native resolution or at all.

Alot of people see buying a TV as an investment and need to get several years of use out of the TV to justify the cost and buying a 1080P HDTV in 2015 to me seems like a complete waste of money regardless of the quality of the 1080P panel.
 

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Long time lurker here, decided to finally register an account as I bought a 55JS8500 last week. It was scheduled to be in stock on the 19th, with a delivery date of today, but the store I bought it from still has yet to receive their units. Was told a date of April 1st.

As for how much I paid, I got 10% off the price of $3,000. However, since I bought it locally it ended up being similar to original price after taxes. Still a good deal in my opinion.

I'd definitely go with the JS8500 over the 8550 simply because of the 10 bit panel, HDR, and quantum dots. That was what I took away from my research. Although upgrades to the 8550 are supposed to significantly improve the set. It really comes down to if you want to wait or not.
Awesome glad you got a retail price below the $3K pricing, It's odd the Samsung site had it at $3K last week and now it is $3999.

I hope the retail price stays at $3K and goes down by the fall.
 
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