Samsung UE65JS9500 Review – Definitely Not Cheap

The Samsung UE65JS9500 boasts high dynamic range (HDR) playback support, a native 4K UHD resolution, a curved screen, a Nanocrystal color system, and the Tizen Smart TV system. All of which can be enjoyed from a high-end price point.

Samsung UE65JS9500 Review - Definitely Not Cheap

The Samsung UE65JS9500 Sets Standards for the High-End Market

Aesthetically speaking, the Samsung UE65JS9500 is a bold move in a number of ways. To start, it does away with the trend for TVs to sport the “razor thin” feature. In other words, looking at its rear and you will find it to be one of the chunkiest you can see within a similar price class, especially those from Samsung. Still, you won’t notice such a depth when you’re always taking a look at the front of the device.

Taking a look at its bezel, it is keener than most models in today’s market found in a similar price class. Simply put, it makes its presence felt unlike others who would rather hide it. It also boasts a metallic finish that makes said presence to be felt even more. This is also perhaps the main issue in terms of its design. It can be quite distracting especially since it can catch any strong light sources from within the room. This is even apparent if your room has ceiling lights.

Aside from the shortcomings found in its design aesthetics, the undoubted main selling point of the UE65JS9500 is its HDR playback. It delivers content at a much wider luminance range. Furthermore, it presents this by showing brighter whites, deeper black levels, and even more extensive grayscale and color range in between.

Therefore, images will look consistently stunning as they are delivered with a suitable “punch” in their colors while still maintaining a reasonable level of saturation. This feature is then complemented with a huge native brightness of 1,000 nits. Hence, it is able to deliver up to 93-percent of the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) color range that you typically see at cinemas.

Even though its HDR playback does sound exciting, there is still one aspect that needs on improving – the lack of content. This can even be deemed to be more controversial than intriguing. Therefore, you won’t be able to get the most out of the HDR playback feature. Nonetheless, even if you’re just watching movies, or watching your favorite TV shows, or playing games with this particular TV, then you’re still going to get absolutely beautiful image performance.

The Samsung UE65JS9500 delivers features and hardware that you can expect from a high-end curved TV. While there is still quite a lack of HDR content to make the most of the HDR playback feature, you can still stunningly gorgeous pictures nonetheless.


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