This huge Samsung TV is the one of the newest from them. This screen comes with amazing audio capabiltites. It also comes with a remote control that can be charged with light. And it supports different gaming modes. And there’s a dedicated gaming mode.
In this new review, I’ll help you make a decision to buy the best screen for your needs. This screen comes with a soundbar with great features, which I’ll discuss in this review. Let me start with the Neo QLED 8K QN900C screen.
This is the 85″ version. This screen is a huge investment, but it also packs lots of features, specs and technologies. Let’s start with the design. It nearly have no bezels compared to other OLED screens. It feels like the screen is floating. The frame is a black painted titanium. It has small grills to help with audio and ventilation. The screen has a wide base and comes with a One-Connect box that includes all the ports. This box doubles as an external receiver, where you can connect all the peripherals to it. This way, you won’t have to bother with cables anymore. The OneConnect box comes with an additional longer cable, which means you can place it away from the screen.
Let’s discuss the technologies supported in this screen, The screen is 8K, which means it packs 4x more pixels than 4K. This means that 8K content looks amazing on it. It supports upscaling, but the quality varies depending on the quality of the original content. Using AI, 1080p content can be upgraded to 4K, and 4K content can be upgraded to 8K. However, 4K content looks stunning on it. The screen supports a technology called Quantum Matrix Technology Pro.
This technology is used with Mini-LED panels. Using this technology, the screen has 1.5x more lit zones. This results in billions of colors and extremely high contrast ratio. Pictures look like they are real. The panel is VA, which means it supports high black levels and contrast. And because it is an Mini-LED panel, it supports high brightness. After experimenting with it, the screen offers high contrast, excellent colors and brightness. There’s very minimum light leakage, which can only be observed when you’re actively looking for it. This is a normal things, and in general, the performance of the screen won’t disappoint you.
The screen is equipped with the Neural Neo Quantum Processor 8K CPU. This is a new CPU that uses AI to produce the best 8K content. It is also perfect for upscaling, but it depends on the quality of the original content. The higher it is, the better. The screen supports Dolby Atmos, but it doesn’t support Dolby Vision. The screen also supports something called Smart Hub, which I’ll discuss later. The screen supports a technology called Neo Quantum HDR 8K Pro.
This means amazing HDR experience with dark scenes based on our experiments. The screen supports Anti-Reflection technology, which means less reflection and better viewing experience, it is great for when there’s a ceiling lights that might reflect on the screen, it also supports a feature called Real Depth Enhancer, for better depth. The screen supports a mode called Eye Comfort. The screen is Pantone Certified. The screen supports a feature called Motion Xcelerator Turbo+, for smoother gaming experience. It applies to movies, as well. This feature supports 120Hz@4K. The screen comes with HDMI 2.1 ports, with 4K@120Hz support.
But you’ll have to use the proper cables for it to work. You can check whether the cables are the right ones by reading its specs.
The screen supports ALLM features, which automatically detects connected gaming consoles. It also enhances gaming processing and latency. This means better gaming experience. The screen also supports VRR feature, which I’ll showcase later in this review. Freesync Premium Pro technology is also supported, which helps minimising lag in online games.
Using the right cable and a connected PS5, the screen offered 4K@120Hz gaming experience. All the tech supported in the screen worked in harmony to enhance the experience. VRR technology was enabled as well. Xbox Series X offered the same performance. The screen runs the well-known Tizon OS from Samsung. The OS is simple and easy to use, and supports multiscreens and gets regular software updates. The OS supports a mode where it turns the screen to something like an art. The screen also supports Smart Hub from Samsung. This makes the screen a hub for all smart home technologies. The screen supports AirPlay and can connect to Android devices, Macs and Windows machines. The screen can broadcast content using WiFi connections, which I’ll discuss later. The remote control is simple and elegant. It supports lots of technologies, such as quick buttons for different platforms.
The remote control can also control other devices connected to the screen using the One Remote feature. There’s a charging panel on the pack, which uses the room light to charge the battery inside it. But for it to work, it has to be flipped on the other side. It also has a USB-C port for charging. Let’s discuss the audio quality. The speakers support 90W, and 6.2.4 channels. However, if you connect the soundbar to it, it’ll work in harmony to produce amazing audio experience. One of the supported technologies is the Object Tracking Sound Pro.
This technology detects Objects and use it to spread audio accordingly for a better audio experience. It works from all directions. The screen uses spatial audio to provide a realistic audio experience. This features works when connecting the soundbar. This feature also works with models from 2020 and above. Dolby Atmos is supported, which means amazing audio distribution. Bass is satisfactory, and the audio experience in general won’t disappoint you. The screen supports bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6. It comes with 4x HDMI 2.1 ports, 3x USB-A port. There’s also a LAN port, and I advise you to connect the screen to the router directly.
This means better and more stable connection. There’s an Optical Out port, as well. The screen is a high investment, and will last for years to come, especially with the included warranty. It is great for audio and video. However, I wished that it supported Dolby Vision. But with Samsung ecosystem, it offers great options. You can connect Samsung’s headphones to it. You can broadcast your Samsung devices on it. The screen offers high customisability. It packs lots of features. These features get software updates as well.
Samsung is a pioneer when it comes to screens. You should evaluate your needs before making a purchase decision. if you want to buy a new screen, then use this method: Using this graph, you can measure the distance between the screen from you in regards to the size of the room.
Having a small screen in a big room isn’t advise, and vice versa. We tested this screen in the Dark Room, here, and the experience was great. Connecting other Samsung devices to the screen is easier than before. It uses SmartThings feature to connect all smart devices in one hub. SmartThings allows you to control all connected devices from one place, using a map to show where these devices are located. It is a control panel for all your smart devices. Let’s now find out more about Samsung’s Home Theatre. This is the HW-Q930C system.
This system has 4 different parts. The first part is this hexa sound bar, made from metal and includes 9 speakers. It has 4 different buttons: control, bluetooth, and 2 volume rockers. And it includes a small screen to show different info. The subwoofer is also made from metal, and it produces enriched bass. Audio distributors offer great surrounded performance. It cones with a remote control as well.
The home theatre is sold as one. It supports Dolby Atmos with supported content, it supports 9.1.4 channels, which provides realistic audio. The screen and the home theatre work in harmony to provide an amazing audio experience. The home theatre supports a technology called SpaceFit Sound Pro. This technology measure the dimensions of the room and produces audio accordingly to fill the whole space.
The Home Theatre supports a feature called Tab Sound, which broadcast audio from your Samsung Smartphone, it supports Adaptive Audio, to enhance the experience according to what your’e watching, whether it is movies, sports and so on. There’s a mode called Game Mode Pro.
This mode provide an immersive audio experience while gaming. The AVA system also enhances the audio experience. It offers better directional audio. The Sound Bar supports Chromecast and Apple AirPlay. You can use the Sound Bar to broadcast audio form Macs, iPads, iPhones and so on along with Android devices. It supports Alexa and Google Assistant. The sound bar comes with different ports, such as HDMI, Optical In and HDMI eARC.
There’s also another USB port for service. It supports bluetooth and WiFi, and it can be connected to a TV wirelessly. Even when connected wirelessly, Dolby Atmos still works? it costs 1439,44 USD.
It supports Dolby Atmos wired and wireless. The bass and over all performance are great. However, it requires to be installed in a certain way to get the best performance out of it.
In this review, we discussed a Sound Bar and a screen from Samsung. They can work together or separately. Check your needs before you make a purchase decision.