Samsung UNJS9500 Series Review – A Great Performer for a High-End LCD TV

At first glance, the Samsung UNJS9500 Series TV is every bit of a futuristic TV that it is. The JS9500 costs around the same as an OLED TV which means that it can hurt wallets and even break banks. Furthermore, OLED TVs are known to better than LCD TVs when it comes to picture brightness. Hence, this high-end LCD TV still cannot match OLEDs when it comes to viewing things off-angle, nor can it defeat OLED TVs in terms of image visibility.

Samsung UNJS9500 Series Review - A Great Performer for a High-End LCD TV

The Samsung UNJS9500 Series TV is a Great LCD TV, But it Could Not Defeat OLED

The Samsung UNJS9500 Series has a metallic silver bezel which is angled sharply to resemble a modern picture frame. The contrast between the black screen with the silver edge is able to accentuate the curve. This is a curved LCD TV after all. However, the frame isn’t quite wafer-thin, but its thinness is decent enough. The frame is mostly unadorned except for the small Samsung and SUHD logos.

It is thicker and heavier than other Samsung LED TVs of the same screen size. This is because the Samsung JS9500 uses a full-array as compared to the edge-lit LED backlight. When you look down from the top of the TV, you will definitely notice its thickness. While looking at this angle, you will also see the camera, which is a nice feature to have for a TV. A single finger-press will cause it to pop out and swivel toward the viewer, albeit in a disconcerting manner.

With its remote, you have two options of controlling the TV: motion control with the pointer, and clicking one item and moving to the next with a traditional four-way cursor. However, the controller separates these two functions way too much. The presence of two separate OK buttons even complicates the matter even further. Instead of easily navigating things on your TV without so much as batting an eye on the remote, users may find themselves looking at the controller from time and time again.

But when it comes to picture quality, it is by far the best in the LCD TV class. It has a wide array of local dimming which allows the TV to produce contrast that will beat just about every other LCD TV in the market. This even includes beating previous Samsung LCD TVs.

While the performance of the Samsung UNJS9500 Series TV is probably the best in the LCD TV class to-date, it still could not beat the performance level of an OLED TV. Furthermore, at its price point, you may want to get an OLED television set anyway.


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