The best HDR performance of the Q900R-65” Samsung QLED 8K

Samsung QE65Q900R 8K TV? So, the first question that most people will be obliged to ask is, why? We’re just starting to see 4k taking off with 4k Blu-ray that begin to be common and the first signs of 4k transmission take root, so why do we need 8k? It is a good question and a we will try to look and respond in the course of our past time with the QE65Q900R.

The list of available applications is wide enough with all the major video services available, including all land capture services, iplayer with HLG compatibility, Amazon and Netflix support with HDR10 and also YouTube, which offers the 4k Player with HDR compatibility. It is unfortunate that you still do not have the opportunity to view the very small number of 8k videos in 8k. Vimeo is rumored to be able to view the 8k content through the app on the Samsung, but we found that this is not the case at the time of this review (2018 December). Other applications include Spotify, FB Video, Deezer, NowTV, UKTV, and Rakuten TV.

Samsung Q900R

With the current technology environment focused on voice support and much, the Q900R is covered with the SmartThings application and direct voice support from a remote microphone. You have the option to set up your TV with your smartphone application, and once you’re logged into a Samsung account, you’ll be able to share information between devices connected to the Smart Things application. Narrator also helps with the channel, application selections and settings and most of the I also understand a Scottish accent, right.

The built-in TV tuner also works very well with excellent high definition image quality. EPG guides and even favorite lists save channel by jumping through the alignment of all channels. Access to channel navigation is quite easy with pressing the ENTER key and then directions up and down to bring the letters to each channel with ‘ Now and Next ‘ programs listed. If you don’t find anything to see here you also have the TV Plus app, which gives you everything you can buy and rent through the TV, including the latest versions of movies.

The Samsung Q900R uses a 65-inch LCD Panel with a resolution of 7,680 X 4,320 and more than 33mm pixels giving a true resolution of 8k. It has a complete attenuation of the local backlight matrix (FALD) using only in 500 zones and when combined with the new Quantum 8k processor can use the AI technology and advanced algorithms to intelligently control The local attenuation to stop the bloom and the halo effects from being present.


The Q900R also uses advanced upscaling to ensure that the content is seen at its best. This is very important as the native 8k viewing material is hard to reach at this time in time. Manufacturers could launch 8k televisions now, but the success of these early models is reduced to how good video processing and scale performance is. Once again, Samsung uses artificial intelligence and automatic learning to Make sure the magnied images are the best they can be.

Obviously, the SD material can look bad even in an HD panel, so trying to show this in the Q900 is perhaps asking miracles of the best image processing available. However, by using automatic learning with advanced databases and analyzing the exact content and images that customers are viewing, IA works to make these images look the best they can. When you find new ways to improve scale and other image parameters, Samsung sends this as a firmware update for Q900R TVs in consumer households. As such, you are constantly looking to improve the performance on offer.

The Samsung Q900R uses an 8k panel going with the local full-attenuation technology of arrays and advanced mitigation algorithms. The uniformity of the panel was very good, in fact, without obvious opacity or grouping of light and no perceptible dirty screen effect (DSE) at any level of uniform brightness. There were some very light vertical bands seen occasionally with very bright content, but with the display of football (or other sports or content with large areas of a color during the camera pans) was not noticeable unless you went to Buscárla. And even then it was really hard to see unless you were making a point of searching and continually sending torture evidence to take it. In the normal view, it is barely perceptible and we only mention that it is complete in our evaluation.

Samsung has had a strong gaming performance for a number of years and the Q900R continues that tradition. Many players who use their screens for hours have gravitated to LED LCD screens, because there are no problems with storage or Burn-in, and the super-fast input delay. With the automatic game mode change as soon as the Q900R detects a game console, and an input delay of 16.7 MS for the SDR and HDR games, there is no doubt that Samsung is still impressing in this area.

The HDR game is also an intense experience with excellent brilliance, strong specular reflexes and deep black levels when viewed from the front. The colors are excellent even with a superb saturation without being overly squeaky. The sharpness is also excellent and the rise to 8k is also very good, with no obvious visible artifacts. In General, the Q900R makes a great case for himself for serious and even casual gamers – with deep pockets, of course.

If we just look at the side of 8k-resolution of things you might rightly say that it is perhaps early for the part where we have no native 8k content to see on it. Samsung is aware of this and that is why they have spent the time and budget of R&D creating automatic learning and AI technology to ensure that consumers can use the Q900R with all the content and resolutions currently Available. In addition, they are developing LED LCD technology and want to push that as far as possible before something else takes its place. There will be competition of OLED coming CES in a few weeks to make even the 8k story even more interesting. I just think you can make the decision to buy at 8k now with the lack of content available.

But moving away from the native 8k part of the story and looking at the Q900R as a 2018 LED LCD TV, it really is a fantastic example of the technology given the HDR and image quality on offer. The climb is fantastic with HD and higher resolutions, with 4k it looks really gorgeous with small signs of any running scale. Fald backlight and advanced local mitigation algorithms are also impressive and work really well with the vast majority of display materials. We met some small flaws, but again these were fixed by the firmware and Samsung certainly intended to further improve performance in the future.

There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best LED LCD’s available at this time and it is also the best HDR interpreter I have seen this year with its excellent black levels, breathtaking shadow detail and excellent color volume performance. In addition, specular reflections and general pop with HDR content are impressive. Given its maximum brightness of 2075 nit, it handled the contents of 1000 and 4000 nit with minimal pitch mapping and no clipping at all, resulting in some stunning images on the screen. The only downside to this is the obvious angle of view problem with LCD and moving off axis results in the return of disabled and flowering, but seen as expected and front, is really impressive. There is no doubt that Samsung has really shifted the performance level of LCD led to a couple of nots this year.

The last part of the puzzle to mention is the price point of the 65 inch model that we are looking at here. In some respects it looks incredibly reasonable for a brand new 65-inch 8k TV at a price of £4999. In fact, looking back a few years to the first 4k screens in this size, it seems almost a bit of a bargain. But it also has the opposite view that could be seen as a Q9FN but with a high resolution screen, so it looks expensive. Only you will be able to tell if it is personally acceptable, but you have found the most advanced Samsung LCD TV with AI Auto learning technology and the first level improvement in a future package-proofed 8K resolution. photo:Samsung

  • Display
    • Screen Size65″
    • Resolution7,680 x 4,320
    • Moth EyeUltra Black Elite
    • Screen CurvatureN/A
  • Video
    • HDR 10+Yes
    • HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)Yes
    • ContrastQ Constrast Elite
    • ColorQ Color
    • Billion ColorsYes
    • Viewing AngleQ Viewing Angle
  • Smart Service
    • SmartThings App SupportYes
    • SmartThingsYes
    • Universal Browse & PlayYes (GB/FR/DE/IT/ES only)
  • Convergence
    • TV Sound to MobileYes
    • Sound MirroringYes
  • Additional Feature
    • Motion Detection (Frame)N/A
    • Ambient ModeYes
  • Eco Feature
    • Energy Efficiency ClassD
  • Power
    • Power SupplyAC220-240V 50/60Hz
    • Power Consumption (Max)330 W
  • Dimension
    • Package Size (WxHxD)1621.0 x 980.0 x 195.0 mm
    • Set Size with Stand (WxHxD)1452.2 x 898.2 x 304.9 mm
    • Set Size without Stand (WxHxD)1452.2 x 836.4 x 34.1 mm
    • Stand (Basic) (WxD)1285.0 x 304.9 mm
    • Stand (Minimum) (WxD)463.9 x 304.9 mm
  • Weight
    • Package Weight42.4 kg
    • Set Weight with Stand30.5 kg
    • Set Weight without Stand29.5 kg