Samsung 82″ Q900R 8k TV
If you are reading this, you are seriously looking for the best of the best; the absolute best QLED TV available.
Ever since the phasing out of plasma screens, Samsung became king of high-quality home theatre visuals.
Yes, others have similar technologies, but when it comes to all considered points:
Samsung easily ranks number one.
Today, we will be taking a look at the Samsung 82-inch Q900R 8k, and decide whether or not it is worth the upgrade.
Pristine 8k Clarity
From 1080p Full HD to 4k Ultra HD, and now to 8k Ultra HD, each jump has quadrupled the number of picture elements, or pixels, that are displayed by your screen. The resolutions have increased as follows:
- 1080p or 2k = 1920 x 1080
- 2160p or 4k = 3840 x 2160
- 4320p or 8k = 7680 x 4320
This means three things for you:
- Clearer picture, making everything sharper by replacing each pixel with four (or sixteen if upgrading from 1080p)
- Bigger screen without losing picture quality
- A closer optimum sitting position, bringing a true theatre into your home
With the release of 8k televisions, Samsung has released huge 82-inch, 85-inch, and even monstrous 98-inch screens that are perfectly clear, and incredibly sharp, with over 33 million pixels.
Our Opinion of the 8k Jump
While it is certainly an impressive achievement and beautifully accomplished, you won’t notice a huge difference in sharpness if you are just swapping out your 4k in the same configuration.
For example, if you have a Samsung 65-inch 9 series QLED 4k TV, unplug everything, replace it with the new Samsung 65-inch Q900R 8k TV, and watch it the same way, you seriously cannot tell the difference in pixel depth.
However, if you plug in the two TVs next to each other and play the same content, it gets more obvious the closer you get. With the new 8k screen, it is near impossible to see any pixels on the screen whatsoever, even a few inches away.
Impressive Artificial Intelligence
With improving technology, comes the simplicity that Samsung is known for. They have always pioneered making their devices as user-friendly as possible, taking away complications.
They took this one step further with their incredible Q900R 8k TV. Not only is it a Smart TV, with an impressive 8k capability, but it senses and adapts to its surroundings.
Ambient Mode takes away the traditional black screen while not having a signal, and copies the pattern of the wall behind the TV. It overlays one of many user options, such as:
- Time and date
- Decor, that matches your room’s decor and colours
- Light Grid, with many options of light arrays to display on the screen
- Photo gallery, easily uploading your favourite photos from your phone
- Artwork, displaying beautiful works from well-known photographers and artists
8k AI Upscaling analyzes the signals coming to the TV, and dramatically reduces noise and enhances the picture to near-8k quality, even from a 1080p HD signal.
After the quality is remastered by the astounding Quantum 8k processor, the Q900R monitors conditions in the room and continually optimizes the brightness of the screen and the sound from the speakers to maintain perfect viewing conditions, regardless of changes in your room.
Not only does the Q900R adjust according to what happens in your room, but it adapts to the content being played, and will make a voice on a talk show clearer, adapt to movies, then focus on a singer’s voice. It will work tirelessly to give you the best quality possible, sound and picture.
Direct Full Array 16x combines a light array that controls individual lights units with HDR 32x (for more information on HDR, click here), to bring the ultimate dynamic contrast, with the brightest whites and darkest blacks.
This ensures that you get nothing but the outstanding picture quality and depth.
Combine all of this with Quantum Dot, Samsung’s incredible colour depth technology that is capable of reproducing over a billion shades of colour, and you have the most life-like, realistic TV screen ever produced.
Our Opinion on the Artificial Intelligence
Technology and Picture Rating: 5/5
Seeing this TV in action will do much more than any typed words will. We are extremely impressed with the technological advancements that Samsung made when making this TV, and the things that it can do.
Instead of focusing on the means of content, such as Netflix and YouTube, which almost every TV now has, they focus entirely on how to seamlessly integrate a TV into your life, even when it isn’t being used.
The AI technology takes this television beyond an entertainment device, and into the realm of artwork.
Amazingly simple to use, and user-specific, this TV will become completely yours, both in the way you watch it and how it responds. It customizes itself exactly for each user.
Going along with the Ambient Mode matching your viewing room, the Q900R virtually disappears when not in use. The bezel is one of the thinnest available, ensuring that the screen is the focus of all of your attention.
The screen itself is only 34.8 mm deep and comes included with a supremely impressive No-Gap Wall Mount.
Pair the no-gap wall mount with a single, almost invisible optical wire that carries all the input signals and power from a separate, One Control box, and your beautiful TV truly becomes a piece of art on your wall.
Connections and Apps
After seeing how wonderfully elegant and stylish, and how adaptive and artistic this television is, it also becomes important to know what it can do.
Using the One Control box, the Q900R is compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, SmartThings and AirPlay 2, continuing its seamless integration into your home.
Samsung’s Smart TV interface surely needs no introduction, but it is compatible with all popular services, such as:
- Facebook Video
- Prime Video (free 30-day trial using the link)
- Google Play Movies and Music
- Crave TV
- and many more
To connect devices, the Q900R has available:
- 4 HDMI connections (including ARC on one)
- HDMI Quick Switch
- 3 USB connections
- 1 Optical Sound out
Our Overall Opinion
It is honestly not very often when a device impresses us in every single way, but when Samsung says this is the best television they have ever created, they aren’t bragging, they are simply stating a fact.
Samsung has long been a leader in many technology divisions, and their televisions are nowhere near the bottom of the list.
We definitely give the 82″ Samsung Q900R 8k TV :