The Samsung QN800B appears to be too wonderful to be true in certain aspects. Here is a TV from one of the major players in the industry, with a full complement of game features, a thorough Samsung smart TV experience, a better audio system than you’d dare to expect, an external box to handle all physical inputs, mini-LED screen that promises more effective backlighting than anyone is used to from LCD panels, and a profile that is thinner than the thinnest OLED TV you can currently purchase. Oh, and it has an 8K resolution for the wonderful day when native 8K material is finally/hopefully mainstream.
Yes, the Samsung QN800B’s performance has undeniable advantages. The backlit LCD screen has a good amount of brightness, exceptional black levels by LCD screen standards, a wide range of natural colours, and impressive motion control. The detail levels are astounding and match the level you’d expect from the top 8K TVs with the limited native 8K content that is currently available. As opposed to what you might have expected, it also sounds wider and more expansive.
The Samsung QN800B’s backlight control, however, falls short of the greatest TVs in this category, and the way the screen controls its own brightness can result in unlevel viewing. Low-frequency noise is essentially a rumour. And because there are so many pixels in that 8K resolution, upscaling video that is less information-rich than 4K might pose serious issues for the Samsung.
Samsung QN800B review: Design
The QN800B is all you want your new TV to be, primarily a screen, when viewed straight ahead. Even the bezel around the bottom, which houses an IR sensor, microphones, and some very subtle branding, is modest. The Samsung is even more impressive when viewed in profile because it is just over 17mm deep. And that’s a constant depth; none of this bullshit about OLED TVs being thin until they get quite fat applies here.
The QN800B is perfect for hanging as long as your wall can support its 23 kg weight. Especially so when you take the One Connect box into account. All physical inputs, including mains power, are kept out of the chassis and in a separate box by the QN800B. Of course, the box needs to be connected to the screen itself, but when the TV is mounted on the wall, there is only one thin cable to hide.
Additionally, there is space at the back of the stand for the One Connect box to rest if you choose to place the Samsung on its robust (8 kg) central pedestal rather than hang it from a wall. In order to keep things as orderly as possible, Samsung supplies two lengths of connecting cable.
Once the Samsung is in place, everything goes well because it is well-built, as you would anticipate. However, if you were the one who placed it there, you wouldn’t have missed the astonishing amount of flex in the chassis itself or how some of the polymers used in its construction felt low rent.
Samsung QN800B review: Features
The 8K resolution is, of course, the most prominent feature here. The possibilities for sharpness, fine detail, and generally better picture quality as compared to the 8 million or so pixels of a 4K display are clear given that the screen has almost 33 million pixels. Of course, if you can locate any 8K content to view.
The Samsung 65QN800B’s Neo QLED feature is also remarkable. The screen enables many more individual dimming zones because to the use of numerous, significantly more compact LEDs than is typical for backlighting. As a result, backlighting should be more precise and better focused. The off-axis viewing issues that plague so many LCD televisions should, at least in principle, be lessened because this is a VA panel.
The QN800B lacks Dolby Vision HDR as one feature. Although Samsung has been neglecting the most widely used dynamic metadata HDR standard for aeons, if anything, the passing of time only serves to irritate us more. It’s great that HLG, HDR10, and Adaptive HDR10+ are compatible, but let’s face it: Dolby Vision is the real deal.
Compatible with Dolby Amos audio makes it annoyance worse, not better. The 70 watt, 4.2.2 speaker system of the QN800B is intended to produce some of the sonic height and width that Atmos soundtracks require in order to succeed. Samsung has undoubtedly put some effort into the audio here with features like Object Tracking Sound+ (which aims to direct sound in response to on-screen motion) and Q Symphony compatibility (which means a suitable Samsung soundbar will work in addition to, rather than in place of, the integrated audio system).
In contrast, the One Connect box has four HDMI inputs. All four of them operate at 48Gbps 2.1 standard, and one of them supports eARC, allowing next-generation gamers to enjoy 4K@120Hz, VRR, ALLM, and AMD FreeSync Pro from any HDMI input. Three USB ports, an Ethernet jack, and a digital optical output are also present. Wireless communication is covered by Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-fi.
Samsung QN800B review: Image quality
The YouTube app is available on the smart TV home page of Samsung, and from there you may view some native 8K material. Even though it just consists of lengthy drone shots of landscapes or pictures of plants or animals, one should never pass up the chance to watch 8K video on an 8K screen. It’s also safe to state that even though the content is somewhat tiresome, it looks absolutely stunning on the QN800B. a field where they are a field of field of. of field field of. field Anyone watching the QN800B provide some expensively produced 8K entertainment looks quite unlikely to be unimpressed.
However, in the actual world, things are less clear-cut. Since the QN800B will, at best, spend the vast majority of its time upscaling 4K content, that is really how we should evaluate it. It’s also safe to state that while the Samsung is rarely anything less than pleasurable to watch, it isn’t exactly “flawless.”
The QN800B does decent work with both black and white tones, which is a benefit. The dark content is appropriately dark with lots of texture and diversity, and the Samsung fights valiantly to prevent the blending of dark scenes. White tones are at the other extreme of the spectrum; they are bright (almost blindingly so when the screen is initially removed from its packing and turned on), typically tidy, and comparably detailed. As a result, contrasts are varied and lively.
Though it’s important to note that the QN800B reduces its astounding brightness when tiny white features show in primarily dark scenes. This is probably done to avoid any blooming or haloing caused by the backlighting, but it does have an unsettling impact on how you interpret the image. However, in all other conditions, the Samsung’s mini-LED backlighting performs admirably, despite its inconsistent brightness, which makes the centre of the screen substantially darker than the corners.
Samsung QN800B review: Performance
The QN800B’s other performance characteristics, rather than its picture quality, were the source of one of my main issues with the TV. Although the TV has a built-in smart Tizen hub that contains all the apps I frequently use, I choose to keep my convenient Roku Ultra because it is connected to my Philips Hue hub. an an into an an a the the, the to create a little more of an a little more a little more a little of to. the the s a The compatibility issue appears to be a Roku issue, however it detracted significantly from the viewing experience. As a result, I was unable to properly troubleshoot the TV’s refusal to recognise the PS4 and Roku as separate HDMI inputs.
However, this error had no impact on any other TV performances. I felt more engrossed in the content I viewed because to the Real Depth Enhancer, which was enhanced by the Neural Quantum Processor 8K. The QN800B seemed like one of the most comprehensive TVs I’ve tested when combined with Smart Calibration, a function that helped adjust my TV for my apartment’s bright living room, Dolby Atmos, and Object Tracking Sound+. I had never seen anything like the watching experience I had with these integrated technologies, and I anticipate that future market models will have features comparable to these.
Samsung QN800B review: Sound quality
It is undeniable that Samsung placed a lot of effort into the QN800B’s audio system because it is far more engaging and generally simpler to listen to than many other alternatives we might name. Dolby Atmos soundtracks have a sense of height, the sound it generates has a true sense of width, and the OTS+ technology also proves its worth.
The midrange has a distinct, wide sound, superb tonal balance, and lots of engaging detail. It is crucial to the auditory experience of just much any film or television programme. The top end is also pretty poised and open if you don’t really opt to turn up the volume settings. Naturally, as it is rather skeleton, lacks presence, and cannot tolerate major dynamic changes, the bottom of the frequency range performs worse.
Samsung QN800B review: Price and availability
The 65-inch QN800B is available right now for £2699 in the UK, which is a significant discount from the price it carried when it debuted less than six months ago. For £3999, you can purchase a 75-inch model, and for £4399, you can purchase this product from amazon 85-inch monster. While the QN800B costs AU$4499, AU$6499, and AU$8999 in Australia, those prices are $2799, $3499, and $4499 in America.
The QN800B, with its 8K resolution and Neo QLED (Samsung slang for Mini LED) setup, looks extremely competitively priced when compared to the usual rate for a 4K OLED, QD-OLED, or Mini LED TV from any of Samsung’s most obvious rivals.
The QN800B is a capable 8K QLED TV with several high-end features, a top-notch operating system, and a Smart TV system with all the catch-up and VOD apps you could possibly need, all wrapped up in the Tizen smart system. The OTS+ system, which contains Dolby Atmos and provides audio that is a step above most typical TV systems on the market, has powerful audio. This Samsung high-end TV still lacks Dolby Vision, which is a problem for certain customers who want to check every box and have everything available on their TV in 2022.
With balanced black levels, organic, lifelike colours, and excellent peak brightness with HDR material, SDR and HDR performance are also good. When the proper 5:5 pulldown is applied to 24 fps content, the motion is also good, and even 50 fps broadcasts look clear without any frame skipping, even during quick transitions.
On an 8K TV, upscaling is the most crucial component of the video game processing lineup, and the QN800B handles the job adequately. Although it isn’t flawless and there is some sharpness that purists might not like to see, overall performance was good and HD and 4K video looks great on this 8K TV.