Q70T and RTX 3070 - looking for help/advice

NeonLight13

Member
Hi folks

I've been having some issues and hoping that one of you immensely knowledgeable lot can maybe help me out by suggesting a solution?

I'll try to outline the problem as best I can. I have an RTX 3070 GPU, and my PC is hooked up to my TV. I wanted a TV that supported 4k @ 120Hz over HDMI 2.1, and so I went for the Samsung Q70T (55") as it claimed to support this.

However, I'm having all sorts of issues with it, including the following:

* Handshaking failing completely unless the PC is turned on first and left for a minute before switching on the TV (and even this isn't 100% a solution)

* Frequent flickering, when a resolution 'takes' on the TV at all. Sometimes it will, without warning, just cease to support the input and become a compressed band of colour and glitches taking up the top third of the screen.

* Signal loss - for instance, I will be playing a PC game and the signal will completely drop, but comes back if I switch into/out of game mode (it doesn't matter which, incidentally - the issues occur whether I'm in game mode or not), or if I unplug and re-insert the HDMI cable.

* Resetting of status - removing Input Signal Plus designation and pushing the resolution back to 1080p as a result.

I have tried two different HDMI 2.1 cables which claimed to be certified - a Club 3D and a Monoprice. The TV is on the latest firmware, too.

I don't think the problem isn't related to the graphics card specifically because I have tested on a friend's monitor and it works fine. It also worked fine on my old TV at 4k 60Hz, so I don't believe the card to be faulty. It doesn't seem to make any real difference whether I'm in RGB/4:2:0/4:4:4 colour mode either (or with G-SYNC on/off in the Nvidia Control Panel - although that option only appears when in Game Mode anyway).

Unfortunately, the delay in arrival of the second HDMI 2.1 cable (due to Brexit customs delays) meant I was outside of the 28 day "refund for any reason" window with Samsung. But their support people now are refusing to entertain the prospect of a refund because of being out of that window.

I also spoke to Samsung's live chat product support, which gave me this (I'm presuming/hoping (!) entirely wrong?) response:

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So, seeing as my prospects of actually getting my money back appear to be slim-to-none, does anyone have any idea of how I can get the PC and the TV to play nice together?
 

Jay53

Active Member
If what Samsung saying is true about 4k/120 only being for game mode and with consoles then that is news in itself as I've not seen them admit to that before.

As to getting it working does the Nvidia control panel have UHD TV modes as well as the PC modes?

I believe the timings for TV modes differ compared to the PC modes. E.g. on my Xbox series X 4k/60 albeit with my q85r shows on the TV info as freesync 59hz i.e. not 60hz as I believe this originates from 24p, 25p, 30p being slightly less in each case. Then when you double (or quadruple in the case of 120p) the 60hz and 120hz end up as 59 point something and 119 point something.
 

NeonLight13

Member
As to getting it working does the Nvidia control panel have UHD TV modes as well as the PC modes?

It does - but the UHD TV modes only support 60Hz, unfortunately - you have to select one of the "PC" modes to get to choose between 100Hz and 120Hz. Also, text seems to go a bit "funny" (for want of a better term) a lot of the time when I select a UHD TV resolution.
 

Jay53

Active Member
Ok, doesn't sound like nvidia supports UHD TV mode at 120hz yet.

What about labelling the hdmi input as PC?

I did check the manual for pc supported resolutions and all it says is it supports *3840 x 2160 120Hz 270.000 horizontal 120.000hz vertical 1188.000Mhz clock +/+ polarity under cta-861 section, whatever that means.
 

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