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Promoted 06-12-2016 by longmanj9 at 01:16 PM View Original Post
Amazon has 55" Samsung UN55JS8500 4K SUHD Smart 3D LED HDTV on sale for $1122 > now $1100. Shipping is free. Thanks julian167

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  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • Refresh Rate: Motion Rate 240
  • WiFi + Smart, 4K + 3D + Bluetooth
  • Inputs:
    • 4x HDMI
    • 3x USB
    • 1x Ethernet
    • 1x Component
    • 1x Composite

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Edited June 12, 2016 at 12:40 PM by iconian
Amazon [amazon.com] has 55" Samsung UN55JS8500 4K UHD 3D Smart LED HDTV on sale for $1253. Taxes may apply to some states. Shipping is free.

Specs
o Resolution: 3840x2160
o Refresh Rate: Motion Rate 240
o WiFi + Smart, 4K + 3D + Bluetooth
o Inputs:
o 4x HDMI
o 3x USB
o 1x Ethernet
o 1x Component
o 1x Composite

Rated by CNET as one of the best 4K TVs of 2015

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I don't own this TV...
However I can answer several of your questions (though the info is in the description).
Active 3D - meaning battery operated Shutters in the glasses.
Comes with one pair. - Additional pairs are not cheap (compared to passive) ~$19.99 a pair.
(LG is the stand out now with Passive 3D Technology now that Vizio has currently halted all 3D on all of their 2015 models and @SSuMING that - that will continue in 2016. So if it isn't LG - assume you are getting Active 3D.

Glasses included - SSG-5150GB/ZA - The description states SSG-5150GB but those were technically the 2014 model thought they follow the same universal spec they have been using for half a decade now.
Samsung site: http://www.samsung.com/us/video/t...-5150GB/ZA
Buy option @ Best Buy $19.99 each http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsu...Id=4618005
"2014" Amazon proper doesn't apprear to be selling them. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SS...XNARQYN45Q

I can't answer whether this is the TV to buy or not.
I will tell you, there are A LOT of people that say 55" is too small for 3D (NON-EFFING-SENSE!!!!) this of course absolutely depends on your room sizes and how close you intend to sit as well.
Based on what you stated you have already (2 x 50" TVs) the increase from 50" to 55" is only a minor increase so you would really only be buying it to add 3D or because you have the money to spend etc. If you don't care a lot about 3D and your 50" TVs are decent then this probably isn't worth dropping a grand on.

PERSONAL BIAS: I bought a year end sale LG 55" 4K TV (2014) model at the end of January 2015. I shopped long and hard that year for a TV. I could have gotten the same TV for just $120 more back in July of 2015 but missed it at that time / at the same store I eventually bought from (Microcenter) but waited patiently for a deal to return and boy did it. ($420 less than the best price from BB, Amazon, Crutchfield etc...) . Saved $120 off of the July sale, BUT I would have enjoyed the TV 6 months earlier.

My buying criteria starting early in 2014 was that I wanted a 55" TV and it had to have 3D. I wasn't buying one without 3D. I had Samsung, Sony, and LG on my radar. However, two things kept me from buying the Samsung 7150 2014 1080P (the price stated artificially for a long time) which gave me many chances to get into BB and really test drive the different 3D types again. I own a Sony 3D panel and the active shutter glasses absolutely exhaust my eyes (drives me nuts). Everyone is different I also see the rainbow effect on DLP panels that many do not (and some ROFL claim doesn't exist LMAO because they can't see it). Besides eye exhaustion, Active 3D also has more ghosting / Crosstalk and is darker. Most sets not attempt to compensate for this by cranking up the backlight & brightness levels so it's less noticeable. One thing to keep in mind. Make sure to calibrate the TV once you enter 3D mode. Most TVs have all kinds of 3D settings you can change and adjust, but they don't have picture settings 3D mode in the options (so that is why I say do it once you enter 3D mode).

Anyway, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE heart Passive 3D. The glasses are very cheap (ones you or your friends bring home from the movie theater are perfect, but even buying them, you can get four pairs for less than the cost of one active pair. Also lighter and no batteries to recharge & or pay to buy new.
The Active 3D camp's immediate go to negative is "it's half the resolution" -- PER EYE. That PER EYE is important; while it is not the same as interlacing technology (like CRT TVs did 480interlaced painting every other line then returning and painting the offset every other line) it does share a few similarities. The differences are the effect is shown PER EYE when one eye sees 1/2 the image every other line and the other eye sees the other half of the image putting them together = 1080P and the eyes & brain do it seemlessly. If that didn't work people wouldn't see the whole picture. It is literally the basis of 3D technology it requires stereoscopic vision (two eyes feeding their part of the picture puzzle back to the brain that that creates the 3D effect from a 2D canvas.
There are big names like Joe Kane (seller of calibration discs) that came out saying that's wrong and refused to certify them as 1080P 3D, but other certification labs agreed it 1080P.

With 4K though even if it's half the resolution it's half of 2160 or 1080P half per eye so even the naysayers have to agree that 4K 3D is at least 1080P.

The point being... before you buy a 3D TV spend a lot of time making sure which works best for you Active or Passive. I don't mean a few minutes either. Ask them if you can bring in a 3D movie (if you have a Family Video you can rent them for $1 or less) and sit there for 30+ minutes, pull up a chair if you need to and see how your eyes feel. Try the closed captioning to get an idea of how much crosstalk is there and what kind of viewing angles you have (wide or really narrow sweet spots).

Last year, was the first time that a lot of brand new 3D movies had real sale pricing over the holidays. $15 was average for those that went on sale during the pre-Black Friday sale. During the Black Friday Holiday the $12 price point was hit many many times and some even did better than that thanks to pricing mistakes. They continued to pop up throughout the holiday season. Best Buy & Walmart really lead the way with the 3D deals last year, with Amazon pulling a 3rd (because they had trickled in about 4/5 total from the summer to that holiday period where they just glommed onto what BB, Walmart, & Target were doing. There have been a few repeats some of last years trickled out 3D deals, very few new ones.
The USED 3D movie market however is thriving and prices have been quite affordable with deals and coupons coming quite frequently.

One last thing.... Depending on your time frame (these 2015 model deals are winding down) it's actually quite late in the year June to still be seeing so many deals for last years models, but if you aren't in a rush the LG OLED TV lines are what I will eventually be buying next though I am prepared to wait it has been very nice to see the prices steadily albeit slowly marking downward. The 55" 4K model has dropped below $1,900 (which is still way to pricey for me). The 55" 1080 has dropped below $1,400 still too pricey for me but it's progress worth considering if you aren't rushed to buy now.

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#4
pretty good deal
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#5
2015 Version (2016 version is $1500 for comparison). 8.1 score on rtings. Doesn't seem too bad.
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#6
good deal! remember few weeks ago amazon won't price match brandsmart for this tv!!! bought this TV a few weeks ago and loved it!

also schedule delivery is a plus!
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#7
$1182 now

Also comes with 1 month price guarantee. I used that to get back $100 on my 48JS8500 I bought from them a month ago.
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#8
I'm new to the 3D TV, question for the those who have this TV.

What brand of 3D glasses that you bought would work with this TV.

Does it come with 3D Glasses and what kind are they? passive or active.

I'm debating on getting this size or wait for the 65" - 80" inch to drop in price. I already have 2x 50" non-3D TVs in my house.

Thanks everyone.
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#9
Why isn't there more excitement for this one?
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#10
I bought from adorama last month for $1199 and filed PP as buysquad was offering the same model for $999
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#11
Good TV for movies and gaming (in game mode). Outside game mode there is higher than average lag.
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#12
got mine for 1115$ Monitoring the price jumping around
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Quote from iDealShopper View Post :
I'm new to the 3D TV, question for the those who have this TV.
What brand of 3D glasses that you bought would work with this TV.

Does it come with 3D Glasses and what kind are they? passive or active.

I'm debating on getting this size or wait for the 65" - 80" inch to drop in price. I already have 2x 50" non-3D TVs in my house.

Thanks everyone.
I don't own this TV...
However I can answer several of your questions (though the info is in the description).
Active 3D - meaning battery operated Shutters in the glasses.
Comes with one pair. - Additional pairs are not cheap (compared to passive) ~$19.99 a pair.
(LG is the stand out now with Passive 3D Technology now that Vizio has currently halted all 3D on all of their 2015 models and @SSuMING that - that will continue in 2016. So if it isn't LG - assume you are getting Active 3D.

Glasses included - SSG-5150GB/ZA - The description states SSG-5150GB but those were technically the 2014 model thought they follow the same universal spec they have been using for half a decade now.
Samsung site: http://www.samsung.com/us/video/t...-5150GB/ZA
Buy option @ Best Buy $19.99 each http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsu...Id=4618005
"2014" Amazon proper doesn't apprear to be selling them. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SS...XNARQYN45Q

I can't answer whether this is the TV to buy or not.
I will tell you, there are A LOT of people that say 55" is too small for 3D (NON-EFFING-SENSE!!!!) this of course absolutely depends on your room sizes and how close you intend to sit as well.
Based on what you stated you have already (2 x 50" TVs) the increase from 50" to 55" is only a minor increase so you would really only be buying it to add 3D or because you have the money to spend etc. If you don't care a lot about 3D and your 50" TVs are decent then this probably isn't worth dropping a grand on.

PERSONAL BIAS:
I bought a year end sale LG 55" 4K TV (2014) model at the end of January 2015. I shopped long and hard that year for a TV. I could have gotten the same TV for just $120 more back in July of 2015 but missed it at that time / at the same store I eventually bought from (Microcenter) but waited patiently for a deal to return and boy did it. ($420 less than the best price from BB, Amazon, Crutchfield etc...) . Saved $120 off of the July sale, BUT I would have enjoyed the TV 6 months earlier.

My buying criteria starting early in 2014 was that I wanted a 55" TV and it had to have 3D. I wasn't buying one without 3D. I had Samsung, Sony, and LG on my radar. However, two things kept me from buying the Samsung 7150 2014 1080P (the price stated artificially for a long time) which gave me many chances to get into BB and really test drive the different 3D types again. I own a Sony 3D panel and the active shutter glasses absolutely exhaust my eyes (drives me nuts). Everyone is different I also see the rainbow effect on DLP panels that many do not (and some ROFL claim doesn't exist LMAO because they can't see it). Besides eye exhaustion, Active 3D also has more ghosting / Crosstalk and is darker. Most sets not attempt to compensate for this by cranking up the backlight & brightness levels so it's less noticeable. One thing to keep in mind. Make sure to calibrate the TV once you enter 3D mode. Most TVs have all kinds of 3D settings you can change and adjust, but they don't have picture settings 3D mode in the options (so that is why I say do it once you enter 3D mode).

Anyway, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE heart Passive 3D. The glasses are very cheap (ones you or your friends bring home from the movie theater are perfect, but even buying them, you can get four pairs for less than the cost of one active pair. Also lighter and no batteries to recharge & or pay to buy new.
The Active 3D camp's immediate go to negative is "it's half the resolution" -- PER EYE. That PER EYE is important; while it is not the same as interlacing technology (like CRT TVs did 480interlaced painting every other line then returning and painting the offset every other line) it does share a few similarities. The differences are the effect is shown PER EYE when one eye sees 1/2 the image every other line and the other eye sees the other half of the image putting them together = 1080P and the eyes & brain do it seemlessly. If that didn't work people wouldn't see the whole picture. It is literally the basis of 3D technology it requires stereoscopic vision (two eyes feeding their part of the picture puzzle back to the brain that that creates the 3D effect from a 2D canvas.
There are big names like Joe Kane (seller of calibration discs) that came out saying that's wrong and refused to certify them as 1080P 3D, but other certification labs agreed it 1080P.

With 4K though even if it's half the resolution it's half of 2160 or 1080P half per eye so even the naysayers have to agree that 4K 3D is at least 1080P.

The point being... before you buy a 3D TV spend a lot of time making sure which works best for you Active or Passive. I don't mean a few minutes either. Ask them if you can bring in a 3D movie (if you have a Family Video you can rent them for $1 or less) and sit there for 30+ minutes, pull up a chair if you need to and see how your eyes feel. Try the closed captioning to get an idea of how much crosstalk is there and what kind of viewing angles you have (wide or really narrow sweet spots).

Last year, was the first time that a lot of brand new 3D movies had real sale pricing over the holidays. $15 was average for those that went on sale during the pre-Black Friday sale. During the Black Friday Holiday the $12 price point was hit many many times and some even did better than that thanks to pricing mistakes. They continued to pop up throughout the holiday season. Best Buy & Walmart really lead the way with the 3D deals last year, with Amazon pulling a 3rd (because they had trickled in about 4/5 total from the summer to that holiday period where they just glommed onto what BB, Walmart, & Target were doing. There have been a few repeats some of last years trickled out 3D deals, very few new ones.
The USED 3D movie market however is thriving and prices have been quite affordable with deals and coupons coming quite frequently.

One last thing.... Depending on your time frame (these 2015 model deals are winding down) it's actually quite late in the year June to still be seeing so many deals for last years models, but if you aren't in a rush the LG OLED TV lines are what I will eventually be buying next though I am prepared to wait it has been very nice to see the prices steadily albeit slowly marking downward. The 55" 4K model has dropped below $1,900 (which is still way to pricey for me). The 55" 1080 has dropped below $1,400 still too pricey for me but it's progress worth considering if you aren't rushed to buy now.
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Last edited by Bdubslawman June 11, 2016 at 11:13 PM
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1128.49 now. I have this tv, bought from amazon. I had to attempt to swap it out for another because of cosmetic issues (bezel not put on properly). The second tv had the exact same issue with the first one. There is a known manufacturing defect on this set. Luckily a samsung tech came out and fixed the bezel issue. Amazon was very accommodating and gave me several credits for my issue. This is a high tier 2015 tv. It doesn't support dolby vision which is sort of their HDR, but does have HDR and is a 10 bit panel. The 2016 Sammys do support dolby vision. Aside from that this tv has everything and at this price point it is very good value.

I have a 2012 passive 3d sony tv. The 3d on that set is impressive. I would rate the 3d on this set as good but not better. There is no cross talk on the JS8500.
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I was oogling this TV at bestbuy yesterday . The picture is amazing , very crisp and the colors were amazing. I think this might be my next tv.
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