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Samsung QE75QN800C

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Verdict

Judged by itself deserves, the Samsung QE75QN800C is a really advantageous TV with spectacular black ranges, distinction, and upscaling expertise; plus, a sound system that’s higher than you’d assume. The image efficiency comes with just a few {qualifications}, however in any other case that is simply one in every of Samsung’s greatest 2023 TVs.

Execs

  • Spectacular black ranges for an LCD TV
  • One of many better-sounding flatscreen TVs
  • Punchy, shiny HDR efficiency
  • Glorious upscaling and movement
  • Quick gaming efficiency

Cons

  • Aggressive dimming of small, shiny objects
  • Little 8K content material to observe
  • Nonetheless expensive for many
  • Atmos sounds higher on inside apps than 4K Blu-rays


  • Neural Quantum Processor 8KMakes use of AI to upscale content material as much as 8K

  • Object Monitoring Sound PlusAn eight speaker system to trace sounds throughout the display screen

  • Gaming HubCloud gaming assist for Xbox Sport Cross

Introduction

I’ve talked about on just a few events that 8K just isn’t having the best time. 8K content material is missing and costs stay excessive, so what has Samsung bought up its sleeve with its QE75QN800C?

The Korean electronics large remains to be pursuing its 8K dream regardless of a number of obstacles in its path. The messaging behind its push has modified, with the hook now that an 8K mannequin just like the QN800C could make 4K look higher than on a 4K TV.

Samsung regards its 8K TVs as its greatest, however regardless of that anointed standing, the query stays whether or not you need to shell out for one. This assessment will assist clear up that conundrum.

Design

  • Tremendous-slim panel
  • One Join field
  • Anti-Reflective display screen

The QE75QN800C boasts Samsung’s Infinity One design for a stunningly skinny display screen at simply 17.6mm. That’s thinner than LG’s OLEDs.

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The slimness is feasible due to Samsung’s Quantum Matrix Expertise Professional Mini-LED backlight, with the bodily connections pawned off to the exterior One Join field. This ‘field’ integrates into the again of the stand that feeds video, audio, and energy to the TV by way of one cable.

The stand is identical as on the S95C OLED and takes some time to assemble. It took me six to seven minutes to place the items collectively. As soon as upright the TV leans ahead a bit however the 12kg stand is heavy sufficient to maintain the TV upright, although I’m all the time anxious brushing previous the display screen.

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The display screen has an Anti-Reflection layer, so reflections and glare aren’t as widespread as on cheaper fashions. That’s to not say there aren’t any, however the QN800C retains them at bay comparatively nicely.

Viewing angles are greatest from head-on and at wider angles they’re higher than common, although there’s a degree the place brightness and color saturation fade, with blooming additionally seen.

Software program

  • Faster than 4K fashions
  • Packaged with two remotes
  • Large breath of apps

The Tizen TV interface nonetheless does just a few issues that confound, corresponding to immediately mentioning the final used supply after powering the TV up. However general, Tizen’s implementation feels a lot slicker than on the 4K fashions.

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That’s doubtless all the way down to the QN800C’s quicker processor that ends in a zippier, extra responsive efficiency than I recalled on the likes of the S90C – the sluggishness of the 4K units just isn’t evident.

In any other case, Tizen operates a lot the identical; divided into Search, Ambient, Sport, and Media with Related Units and Settings hidden behind a sub-menu. I’m nonetheless of the opinion that the ‘full display screen’ interface might be extra cohesive – there’s so much to wade by way of and it’s not organized in a approach that’s all the time straightforward to corral.

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All the key video and audio apps are accounted for, and whereas there’s no Freeview Play, the UK catch-up and on-demand apps are current. Extra free content material is offered in Samsung TV Plus that provides stay and on-demand content material, in addition to unique programming in America’s Obtained Expertise for the UK and High Gear US for america.

The Samsung QN800C comes with two remotes: a wise minimalist one and a extra standard effort with loads of buttons. The previous requires no batteries as it may cost itself both by way of ambient mild by way of its built-in photo voltaic panel or by connection to a USB-C port.

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Options

  • Quick enter lag
  • Cloud gaming assist
  • HDR10+ Adaptive and Gaming codecs

All 4 HDMI inputs meet the two.1 commonplace, so you possibly can plug a 2.1 supply into any enter.

Variable refresh charges as much as 120Hz function – there’s no point out of 144Hz assist – and with 8K decision it’s as much as 60Hz. There’s an eARC enter to move increased high quality sound by way of to sound techniques.

PC avid gamers get the Tremendous Extremely Large Sport View display screen ratios of 21:9 and 32:9, in addition to AMD FreeSync Premium Professional VRR for decreased tearing, increased refresh charges and improved HDR efficiency. Nvidia G-Sync works however the QE75QN800C just isn’t licensed for it.

Auto low latency mode mechanically places the QN800C into its recreation mode and I measured latency at 9.8ms, which may be very quick contemplating it’s upscaling to 8K. The Sport Movement Plus mode removes judder however shifts latency to 31.4ms, so that you wouldn’t use it for fast-twitch video games.

Players are additional catered for with cloud choices in Xbox Sport Cross, Amazon Luna, Utomik, and GeForce Now.

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Together with 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs, there are three USB ports: one other USB-C enter (for a digicam), Ethernet, digital audio optical output, CI Slot, in addition to terrestrial and satellite tv for pc connections. To beam content material wirelessly to the QN800C, there’s Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.

Samsung’s Bixby voice management is built-in, Amazon Alexa is inbuilt, whereas Google Assistant requires an exterior speaker to operate.

Voice help could be arrange by way of the SmartThings app, by way of which you’ll be able to carry out first time set-up, function the TV, and talk with different good dwelling gadgets.

Onto the QN800C’s AV credentials and there’s no Dolby Imaginative and prescient. You get HDR10, HLG, and HDR10+ Adaptive and Gaming variations to spice up color accuracy, quantity, and brightness wherever HDR10+ content material is discovered – which is especially in Prime Video and the Apple TV+ app.

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There’s additionally the HGiG commonplace that units the colors for gaming (although just isn’t a format in itself), whereas Filmmaker mode disables processing to take care of intent of the creator.

Samsung’s Neural Quantum Processor 8K runs the present, utilizing AI and neural networks to energy the image. On first use the TV powers up in its Eco mode to maintain inside EU vitality tips, however you possibly can swap to different modes as you want.

For audio there’s Dolby Atmos fed by way of the QN800C’s 4.2.2 channel OTS+ sound system. Q Symphony is supported for these with Samsung soundbars, and Adaptive Sound Professional optimises audio based mostly on what you’re watching. There’s a quirk to how the QE75QN800C performs Atmos audio. For extra particulars head to the Sound High quality part.

Image High quality

  • Black ranges with depth
  • Aggressive dimming of small shiny objects
  • Glorious movement processing

What’s spectacular in regards to the Samsung QE75QN800C is the depth and consistency of its black ranges. There’s a stage of precision that belies its LCD origins and exhibits that QN800C is excellent at managing each black ranges and lightweight output with HDR or SDR content material.

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A scene I exploit to check black ranges is the scene from Zero Darkish Thirty the place the troopers journey to the compound beneath the duvet of evening. There are various TVs that render this scene too darkish, however the QN800C has no concern on this circumstance, balancing the necessity for each depth to the darkish areas however sufficient shadow element to see the motion.

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Backlight bleed is uncommon, with the black borders above content material freed from any mild peeking by way of. Blooming is nicely managed, although nonetheless noticeable as a hazy glow with shiny objects.

The images on this assessment emphasise blooming greater than in real-life, however it pops up in an underground scene from Mission Not possible: Lifeless Reckoning to a bunker scene from 1917, or in Disney’s Cinderella the place the pumpkin carriage involves life.

Allied with a peak mild output that reaches above 1000 nits (1163 nits on a 5% window in Filmmaker mode, and 1254 nits in Film mode), the QE75QN800NC can summon wonderful distinction, with Film mode offering punch and brightness to dazzle with a big selection of colors. There are just a few {qualifications} to contemplate, nonetheless.

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The Film mode is ‘scorching’ in its portrayal of complexions. Pores and skin tones err in the direction of orange, which is a trait of Samsung’s Film mode, however the brightest components of an actor’s face look too shiny, showing synthetic. The Energetic HDR setting appears most chargeable for this.

I’ve seen examples of it in Cinderella, Oppenheimer, and Classes in Chemistry, which provides pores and skin tones an unnatural look. Switching to Filmmaker mode reduces this (or turning Energetic HDR to Static), however it has the impact of making a flatter and fewer punchy picture. The tradeoff is extra naturalistic pictures, although some might favor the depth of Film mode.

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Extra points pop up with pores and skin tones. In Classes in Chemistry, they will veer from being pure in a single shot to ‘sandy’ colored in one other, as if the actors have immediately been caked in make-up. This nearly all the time occurs with characters within the background of photographs.

There may be additionally the difficulty of dimming with small, shiny objects. The preliminary shiny mild of the atomic explosion in Oppenheimer rapidly fades, decreasing the second’s influence. The Samsung QN800C is happier coping with bigger objects, however this aggressive dimming takes away from the overall excellence of the black ranges.

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And there’s the identical concern I discovered on the S90C and S95C OLEDs the place in darkish HDR scenes, colors lose their quantity, and pores and skin tones seem cooler. It’s not as dangerous as on the OLEDs – the scene in Marvel’s Secret Invasion when Fury and Talos are driving to the naval captain’s home appears just a few shades extra vibrant, however the 4K Sony XR-55X85L’s (Dolby Imaginative and prescient enhanced) efficiency with the identical scene is healthier, and that prices nowhere close to as a lot.

Shifting to upscaling, and a DVD of Unbelievable 4 is predictably gentle and missing in sharpness and readability. SD SDR content material is a waste on an 8K TV, however contemplating how a lot programming remains to be out there at that decision, it’s price testing, and one other space the place the QN800C impresses.

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Whereas edges of objects and actors are gentle, they don’t undergo from jagged edges; and despite the fact that the 8K processor is guessing what element and textures are there, it manages to uncover a advantageous sense of element with actors’ clothes and faces. This might have been an indistinguishable mess, however the Samsung QE75QN800C’s upscaling manages to make it look watchable at a close to 8K decision.

With the Image Readability settings on there’s noise with movement – corresponding to within the automobile chase that includes Michael B. Jordan’s Franklin – however it’s not as a lot as I’d anticipated. And like most (if not all) upscalers, it struggles to outline objects and other people within the distance, however contemplating it is a DVD upscaled to 8K, I’ll give Samsung a move.

With HD content material the Samsung once more impresses. With Fringe of Tomorrow, the TV doesn’t confuse the movie’s advantageous layer of grain as noise. The movie just isn’t the sharpest, however it appears authentically filmic – I don’t sense the 8K processor is doing something to change the look of the movie. Pores and skin tones are heat and various; colors look spot on, and element ranges are excessive. You’ll be able to peer into the pores, scars, and facial blemishes of the actors, and it digs out all this element with out trying synthetic.

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Movement is an space I’ve felt Samsung has lagged its rivals, however movement is brilliantly finished on the QN800C. Watching 1917 with the Image Readability setting on Auto and there’s no judder, noise, smearing, or stuttering in any respect.

It’s clear with out trying heavy-handed, and although the Auto setting appears synthetic when first enabled, as soon as it finds its footing it suits like a glove. Whether or not its background and foreground motion, explosions, smoke, swift digicam photographs – the QE75QN800C renders all of it with wonderful readability and element.

The Customized setting is extra filmic in the event you recognize 24fps judder movie, however I actually just like the movement processing on this TV. It performs to a better commonplace than Samsung’s 4K units.

One aspect word is that the picture just isn’t as sharp as I bear in mind on earlier 8K TVs, with a slight softness to photographs generally.

Sound High quality

  • Sounds weaker with off-board Atmos content material
  • Large, spacious audio
  • Restricted bass depth

The Samsung QE75QN800C sounds higher than earlier 8K TVs I’ve examined, although there are caveats and one oddity.

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The largest caveat is bass. It principally avoids invoking distortion, however the tradeoff is impoverished low frequencies. The TV didn’t recognize the deep bass initially of Fringe of Tomorrow, which provoked a cry of assist as distortion emanated from the audio system.

There’s not a lot bass within the No Man’s Land scene from 1917: the chase scene by way of the streets of Rome in Lifeless Reckoning is proscribed, Dune sounds flat, as does Oppenheimer, producing a bass efficiency with out a lot weight. DTS (or LPCM) tracks sound higher than Dolby Atmos so far as 4K Blu-rays are involved, nonetheless that is mitigated by an odd quirk.

The sound from QN800C’s native apps is a lot higher than with off-board Dolby Atmos sources. The Disney+ model of Loki is far louder, extra intense, extra dynamic, and options higher engagement within the bass division in comparison with the 4K Blu-ray.

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The 4K Blu-ray sounds sharper, but additionally thinner. I can’t fathom why the distinction is so massive.

Whatever the supply, the TV produces a giant, spacious sound with good deal with the position of results inside a scene. Because the navy plane takes off on the best way to the seashore in Fringe of Tomorrow, I can sense the place the plane are and observe them throughout the display screen, transitioning from one speaker to a different is dealt with easily. There’s an actual sense of measurement because the sound expands to the display screen’s 4 corners.

Dialogue is obvious, the Amplify mode offers voices (and basic sounds) a lift with out sharpening them or impacting a scene’s sense of depth.

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The variety of sounds the OTS+ system can deal with at one time with out descending into mush impresses, whereas the readability and element are persistently excessive. And so as to add to that, there’s a naturalism to its sound. Whether or not it’s the metallic hits from the coaching periods in Fringe of Tomorrow, the rattle of machine weapons or the tone of the alien Mimics, there’s not often something I’d say that sounds misplaced (except for the weak bass).

When you primarily stream, maybe persist with the TV’s audio system. When you watch bodily media, it’d be higher to spend money on a soundbar.

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Must you purchase it?

If you’d like one in every of Samsung’s greatest 2023 TVs

This step-down 8K mannequin together with the flagship QN900C provide the most effective TV efficiency you will get from Samsung. If the worth is a snug buy, it’s higher than the present 4K Mini-LEDs or OLEDs.

You’re unconvinced about 8K

Nobody has taken a punt on distribution of 8K content material. Making 4K look higher than on a 4K TV isn’t sufficient motivation, particularly when the distinction in worth is just a few thousand.

Last Ideas

There are imperfections with the Samsung QE75QN800C, however they’re outweighed by its sturdy factors. The QN800C is healthier than Samsung’s 4K fashions, however that soar in efficiency comes with a major soar in worth.

The QE75QN800C makes a powerful case for its argument of constructing 4K content material look higher. Its brightness, black ranges, and color efficiency are of a excessive commonplace, although enhancements may nonetheless be made in just a few key areas.

When you’ve got the money, the Samsung 8K fashions are the TVs to get – the improve on the 4K fashions could be price it for my part. Nonetheless, the shortage of 8K content material stays a sticking level. It is a superb TV to have however it’s not one you should have. At the least not but. Take a look at our Greatest 8K TV information for extra choices.

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This TV helps a VESA wall-mount with a measurement of 400 x 400mm.

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