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Best TV 2016: Best 32, 40, 55 and 65-inch+ TVs

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Samsung UE65JS9000

15 / 19

Reviewed by John Archer

30 March 2015

Samsung UE65JS9000

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Key features:

  • 65-inch TV with edge LED lighting
  • 4K resolution
  • Curved screen
  • High Dynamic Range support
The Samsung UE65JS9000 is a 65-inch TV with edge LED lighting. As well as a native 4K resolution, it also supports HDR playback and runs on Samsung’s shiny new Tizen-based operating system. In terms of design it’s relatively simple, with a silver frame that accentuates the screen’s curve.

We’re pleased to report that it delivers a genuinely next-generation viewing experience that’s tough to live without after you’ve seen it. The impact of HDR is irresistible, though we need to stress that there’s very little HDR content in existence. Colours look incredibly vivid and dynamic, yet natural, making non-HDR clips look lifeless by comparison. It retains a spellbinding amount of shadow detail, while dark shots and picture areas also look splendidly black. There is a touch of backlight clouding, however. 3D picture quality is great too, and you can use the screen for gaming.

Audio performance is fairly average in comparison. The down-firing speaker system does a good job of making sound appear locked to the correct parts of the screen, and delivers a large-scale soundstage. Dialogue is generally clear and authentic sounding too, though there’s a lack of detail in the treble register, and the bass register can start to sound congested and overwhelmed when the going gets tough.

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At time of review the Samsung UE65JS9000 was available for £3,999.

Our Score:


Matthew Bunton

December 4, 2015, 4:11 pm

My vote would go to the Curry's exclusive PANASONIC

A fantastic 40" 4K tv. It has a Firefox interface which is quick and supports Netflix and Amazon in Ultra HD.

I mostly use mine as a 4K PC monitor as it supports 4K over HDMI 2.0 at 60hz and 444 chroma. I tried many monitors including the newer G-sync 144 hz models and nothing compares to the Panasonic's image quality and colours. Input lag is 25ms using Leo Bodner test, as I am not a competative gamer this is fast enough for me.

I have paired mine with 2 x Evga GTX 980 ti classified cards and at 4K 60fps gaming has a new lease of life. I now couldn't go back to anything less than 4k.

It is easily the best television/monitor I have ever owned and I managed to pick mine up for just over £500 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty.

Murray Snudge

December 31, 2015, 4:52 pm

Samsung UE48JU7500 - 'a severe amount of motion blur' and you score it 9/10?


February 1, 2016, 1:35 am

Nobody talks about customer service or warranty's? What good as a phone, if it dies before the warranty is up and stuff like this : http://globalnews.ca/news/1026... happens? Samsung has even paid cnet to do new reviews on products they already have done so on : http://www.businessinsider.com... and then do stuff like this http://www.idownloadblog.com/2... and this http://www.businessinsider.com... . Simply Google, Samsung Customer Service Reviews....The warranty of a TV and customer service, should matter as much, if not more, than the capabilities. I know from experience.


February 26, 2016, 3:13 pm

Excellent point.

An unbiased review of Customer Services is long overdue.

Shant Lola

February 29, 2016, 6:14 pm

I would concur with your appraisal. I recently picked up the Panasonic TX-60CX740E and has great picture quality. Previously had a Panasonic Plasma, but power surge destroyed it.

Before making the purchase, I compared it to several Samsung models including the JS7200, JU7500, and JS8500. In my opinion the Panny came on top. The picture quality is more accurate than the Samsung models and very little motion blur if any.

I would recommend the CX740 or another model in the same range.


April 20, 2016, 3:55 pm

I'm sorry, but WHAT "drop-down menu???"

Lee Martin

June 12, 2016, 2:59 pm

The one in light grey on the edge of the thin box

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