But today's reality is that the ultimate pursuit of quality, with 8K at the helm, is joining an exciting path to integrate as much as possible into television. We are therefore the most knowledgeable TVs in history. It is advisable to prepare, as we will see, for the amount of benefits and options available for the Samsung QLED 8K Q900R (QE65Q900RATXXC) is simply endless.
But let's go into the details. Samsung positions its Samsung QLED 8K Q900R (QE65Q900RATXXC), with the energy class D at the top of its range and therefore the maximum representative in terms of quality and performance of the panels. A superb product that analyzes the real-time factors ever seen up here, with the goal of providing maximum levels of image quality. It should be remembered that this model was one of the first, if not the first, to offer 8K technology on the market. His presentation in the company was carried out at the end of 2018 and reached the whole market in 2019. Before we continue, we will also make a stop in the 8K as user demand technology because it There is relevant data that highlights the users who still want or want these, being willing to pay extra for that.
8K some information of interest
When a new video quality comes on the market, it looks like something from the others, from
Geeks, the most expert, the richest, but this is not the reality. Only on YouTube if you search for 8K and more than 36 million videos. If we refine the research and put the "video 8k ultra hd 120 fps", we have more than half a million videos. That is to say that beyond the conventional television shows, YouTube already offers 8K just to get bored.
In addition, it is a fact that "conventional television" does not stop losing audience to the benefit of video-on-demand systems such as Netflix, HBO or TV operators services. Netflix, for example, has already recorded series in 8K, like Lost in Space … So, 8K, as it happened, will happen and will happen with the new resolutions, will have a meaning less than what we expect from streaming platforms. You want more? The PlayStation 5, and we do not say it, but the prestigious Wired, will come in 8K.
The first thing that the buyer of a television of this caliber feels and sees is, for obvious reasons, its design. The firm has moved a little away from the extreme madness by making the TVs almost as thin as paper and, as in the previous generation, bet for its 3.4 cm Simple Edge Screen design. In this case, this is much more logical for the rear support system, we explain later. It can be said that it is extremely well finished, with an external material on the whole frame, of great quality to the touch and visual.
In the design, we have already argued that it was halfway between its "The Frame", the signature TV box and the most extreme and thin models, but perhaps the most important is the work that the firm performed at the back. The Samsung QLED 8K Q900R It incorporates a structure called No Gap Wall-mount whose support allows you to penetrate inside the structure of the TV (as you can see in the photos) and hang on the wall without exceeding d & # 39; 39, one millimeter. This is not easy considering the thickness of the television, the internal parts, the panel and others. It also retains the coating texture already seen in previous models, based on continuous light reliefs that can be seen from behind in environments where the television is live and without a wall behind.
L & # 39; screen
The 8K screen is without a doubt the hot spot of the TV. The Samsung QLED 8K Q900R has a 65-inch screen with a resolution of nothing and nothing less than 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, giving a total of more than 33 million pixels (33,177,600 in particular). A panel based on a dual tuner tuner DVB-TCS2 and T2 Ready, that is, ready for the next generation of TNT. It has 3000 nits in the 65 and 4000 panel in the high end models of 75, 85 and in the 98 inch star that comes on the market in a few weeks. The color generation is carried out using famous quantum dots: by covering nanoparticles, we can say that the metals that reach a wide chromatic margin, 100% according to the signature. Some specific points to the company. We explain In the world of television, any manufacturer can buy similar components, for example current. Samsung does not do this, but develops its own technology, coupled with its needs for chromatic panels and selenium-based, stable and efficient for the needs demanded by the company. By the way, it is ensured that they contain no harmful elements, since cadmium and other components of a similar bill are subject to a veto.
As for the lighting, it comes from the back where the series of LEDs covers the entire panel more regularly, not like in the models that place them on the sides and make this distribution more complex. The panel consists of the QLED technology that faces the OLED in the broadest sense of the term, two systems that claim to be the quintessence of the image. In favor of what we analyze, we will say that it has reached higher levels of contrast and definition in the darkest areas. The default is the Direct Full Array technology that performs the above by independently adjusting each of the 480 zones in which it divides the screen, facing the OLED that it has in the blacks, also one of its strengths. And from the darkest to the brightest, since we have always emphasized in the Samsung line how they behave when natural light hits the screen. For this, the Samsung QLED 8K Q900R has an Ultra Black treatment. It's a technology that diffuses incident reflections mimicking the eye of a moth … as it seems. Our verdict in this section is irrefutable. We think it's the best. For three generations, we are not tired of saying it.
If we analyze image enhancements, the list is quite important. The HDR 4000 is one of the stars, as is the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). An "evo" of HDR designed by and for live broadcasts, where the specifications of normal HDR complicated enough things for televisions and made their use impossible. For this, the broadcast contains only metadata at the beginning of the broadcast, what the TV reads and adjusts the broadcast. The HDR 10+ is another highlight. It is a technology that, in scenes where very dark areas are combined with areas of intense brightness, allows to obtain considerable improvement parameters and recognized by the 39, whole sector. Another technical luxury is the viewing angle Q, which corrects halo problems. For this, each pixel conducts its light so as not to contaminate people on the sides with a microprix at one of the side points that the light clears. And we can not forget Auto Motion Plus, a system that calculates and scans high-speed images to eliminate motion blur.
L & # 39; intelligence
The soul of the Samsung QLED 8K Q900R is none other than Quantum 8K processor equipped with Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning Super Resolution (MSLR) with automatic learning and constant scaling, which is very important, resolutions to 8K by processing algorithms. A beast that makes everything easier and works in absolute anonymity in favor of the user. Inside the Quantum 8K processor, we have a team of four high-speed processors. As we discussed in another article, the processor is distinguished by the fact that it operates in a constant analysis – the neural networks – not only of what it sees, but also of a huge bank of visual situations that the company keeps like gold in fabric and real-time adjusts everything to the detail. In fact, it works with 256 image adjustment algorithms that are updated periodically based on the millions of high and low resolution photos that the company has in its commented Big Data systems. At the moment of truth, the processor, compared to previous versions, puts the focus on the details (edges + cogs – final of an object inside the image features and noise) for static or moving images.
This is one of the novelties of this model, with the aim of using the design "The Frame" and the support allowing 100 to place the TV on the wall. As we have seen, there are photos and animations with low energy consumption that allow a decorative use of the TV. If you want to go further, you can take a picture of what the TV has behind and use the SmartThings app to place it as an image of the ambient mode, producing a total picture effect. Without a doubt, the solution is ingenious. We still have some adjustments, such as time of use, brightness and others. In addition, we have the opportunity to have news in certain configurations, which many users would do well to be up to date without having to go to the computer or something similar.
We saw it in the previous generation and how could it be the Samsung QLED 8K Q900R has the One Connect. A single cable that goes from the connection unit to the TV and that minimizes the expression of the presence of cables. This is a fiber optic cable, protected from the outside and surrounded by another plastic protection that the user sees, with the only one but can not be folded blind, because it contains fibers. The model from last year had a soft color. This seems obvious, but the firm opted this year for a less clear color, to be able to hide it in walls of several colors.
As for the connection, with regard to command – the company calls it One Remote Control – things go the same way, perfecting what was already good. In addition, it is undeniable that the design of it is very good. Battery replacement is easy and TV operation is comfortable. Your finish and your invoice are very good. This is one of the great values of this product and the company knows it.
From the mobile
SmartThings is the application that the company has so that users can use the TV from their mobile phone. It is compatible with Android (4.1 or higher) or iPhone (iOS 9.0 or higher). The truth is that we can do a thousand devils, reflecting television on the mobile and vice versa, see programming channels in detail, the Ambient mode, record something with the mobile and watch it in parallel on the TV, pass the its from one device to another, control In addition, the application is ready to integrate all kinds of appliances from the company, from the dryers to the washing machines, through the oven , light bulbs and appliances of other brands. Suppose that with the integration of other manufacturers, this universal control function does not appear in previous versions.
The Samsung QLED 8K Q900R is equipped with 4 HDMI 2.0. It is important to note that in summer, version 2.1 will be updated for free for the company's customers. In this way, we go from a maximum transfer speed of around 15 Gbit with HDMI 2.0 to around 42 Gb / s with HDMI 2.1, which allows to go from 8 to 60 images compared to 30 supporting the standard. HDMI 2.0. Even in this case, there is still much to do before having the 50 Gbits needed for the pure 8K signal without compression. That said, we also have 3 USB ports, 1 x Ethernet, 1 EIAJ / TosLink optical digital audio output, 1 x CI card slot, 1 x RS-232C and an RF input.
More than the 60 W of power coming from movies, the best is that IA analyzes the content and adjusts the sound more precisely. Something that previous models do not have. If this is applied to one of the signature sound bars, manufactured under the supervision of Harman Kardon and equipped with True Dobly Atmos, the quality of the effects is brutal.
But without the bars, only with the TV, you can see the processor's hand and the artificial intelligence that is important. The company makes sure that 30 to 50% of buyers of these TVs buy sound bars, but regardless of the product itself, the previous version only does a lot. Technically, the Samsung QLED 8K Q900R is equipped with speakers with 4.2 distribution, digital audio output (optical), Dolby Digital Plus, multiroom link and how could it be otherwise, Bluetooth audio.
The operating system of the Samsung QLED 8K Q900R is manufactured under Tizen, owned by the company. This is an evolution of what we had seen in previous models, where a double band of icons appears at the bottom of the screen. It handles well with the remote and the truth is that it does not pose any problems. We had already discussed this during the previous test and we insist on the fact that, although the design is clear and crisp, it would not be an iconography more Premium, more typical of one. high price product like the one we handle.
If we continue with the management, we can say that in the upper part this allows to fix the icons and the order of our channels, it shows screenshots of the channels and for applications there is a line, in the lower part, in which we place what we want, Whether a Netflix type service or a TV application. The system also works even if we have an application or we are "launching content" from the mobile. This is important because external or unconventional content does not limit the use of advanced functions.
We like that in order to select the input source, you do not need to go into a complex area of the menu, there is an icon area, where this is done in a simple way. The same thing happens with the settings and the sound and picture profiles, which also simplifies the settings a lot. Note that there is a space reserved for experts where audio enthusiasts can set details such as audio delay, sound response and a thousand other things, and we give more details in the settings.
If we look for the options in the "upper" part, we find that, well beyond the channel, the duration of the program and others, we can access detailed information about the program, as well as to schedule the program. In the display, the television emits an alert informing or recording it, either in a physical disk recorder or via USB. Note that this recording via USB is encrypted by rights issues and can only be used on this TV.
With the passage of time, it seems that there is no electronic device or equipment that is not managed by voice. In the era of Alexa and Google Voice, the Samsung QLED 8K Q900R could not miss the appointment. Much more than that is compatible with these voice assistants is that in the remote itself has an icon and a microphone with which we can perform many functions. In this release, you can see many improvements over the previous version. While it is true that we have to keep talking very close to the hand, there is something that contrasts with the phones of today, which support voice commands from further afield, but as you can see it in the photos, you can search, indicate the channel to adjust or make the settings as you can. to increase the brightness or change the channel.
It is more and more nurtured, we have Dazn for example, and this is of course one of the best ways to make television more personal. We appreciate the fact that the company divided the applications into groups so that we can access them more quickly. As always, you must use the Samsung account. Otherwise, the operation is similar to downloading an application on the mobile.
We could write a Bible about anything that can be adjusted on this TV. Let's try to discover some interesting features. The first is that we have access to Apple AirPlay, which will delight the users of the quilted apple, because they will have a perfect integration of the service.
There is no doubt that a clever gesture from the firm, despite the hard battle they are waging in the world of mobile phones, has seen how this can be key and that of doors that open as a product of lounge to be compatible with those of Cupertino. Out of curiosity, we can invert the colors of the settings menu or put everything in black and white, focusing on people with a particular problem in sight. One of the things we liked the most is the economical solution. There is a setting area in which the ambient light detection, backlight, energy saving mode and auto shutdown reduce the consumption of electricity. 39, energy of the TV.
If we used to talk about the sound expert area, the picture is much more advanced because the tone, gamma, white balance, RDG mode, color range, attenuation, contrast intensifier, mode HDR +, background, nuance … will make the wiser adjust the panel at will.
In summary, we can say that the company has gone one step further in its product line that has a price of 4299 euros. Having an 8K panel in our living room is a luxury unthinkable just a few years ago. The company has encapsulated it in a high quality chassis that wants to leave room for its famous concept of "The Frame", a jewel for the wall according to the most famous designers. The panel is beastly, it is his behavior, whether it is black tones or incident light, all with automatic scaling and constant to 8K, which the user benefits constantly if one comes to the idea of the billions of calculations you make. the best, one of the best TV processors of the moment. As a good product, sensitive to the source of entry, he appreciates everything that is of high quality. The 4K devours it, with the 8K, the strength of the details and the color are an extreme thing and never seen. If we go to the consoles – this model incorporates special settings for this mode – and others will make the panel the best of itself. Since not everything is going to be an advantage, we continue to complain about the necessary use of the Samsung account to install apps and the fact that YouTube's input from your mobile is perfect as long as you've opened YouTube on TV with the remote control. Before or at least in previous models, enough to "throw" content on the TV, so that YouTube is automatically activated. It is true that these may be questionable, just as whoever is watching TV with the remote in hand may be overwhelmed by the clever user of YouTube, but that is our opinion on the subject.