Samsung HW-Q90R Soundbar Review & Comments

Filo25

Active Member
@Filo25 - I've had a similar audio problem switching back from Atmos recordings on Sky Q, cycling through the sound mode settings corrects it for me.

I have tried that but it doesnt seem to make a difference for me now unfortunately.

I wouldn't mind so much but HDR looks a lot better through the TV apps than it does from PC, so I do prefer to use ARC where possible
 

mooperman

Distinguished Member
@mooperman - I've not tried Dolby Vision, but my Xbox One X shows it as working and 8bit 4:4:4 passthrough works perfectly so you should be good to go.:smashin:
Thanks... Think I'll be making the jump in a few weeks just need to hear it first.
 

aleksdj

Novice Member
Hi there, I have a brand new 65C9PLA (with eARC) and now I'm about to buy the HW-Q70r or HW-Q90r, but despite Samsung keep saying its soundbars now support eARC (so lossless Dolby True HD capable), nobody seems to confirm that.

Could anybody be able to really confirm that his samsung soundbar is outputing "Dolby True HD" audio using eARC?

Thanks
 

igor46

Standard Member
Hi! Do you think than can alocate the subwofer in this place? Will i have pronlems? Is the onli site were i can alocate. Thanks
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Nitroxa

Active Member
Subwoofers can sound boomy when placed in a corner, but the fact it's side firing will help. You more likely to have issues standing it on a cabinet although you could stick some rubber isolation feet on the bottom if you do.
 

Nitroxa

Active Member
Well you can never be sure as every room is different, maybe wait and see what other owners think or you could buy one and return it if your not happy with the sound. :smashin:
 

dickyarundel

Active Member
I'm very happy with my Q90R , it looks like a serious piece of kit and sounds awesome, it sits nicely in front of my 65E8 LG OLED and doesn't obstruct the soundbar or screen.

I had some problems setting everything up, firstly Sky Q connected to the TV using ARC produced serious lip sync issues forcing a direct connection to the soundbar. I had similar problems with my E6 and that was nearly 3 years ago and its surprising Sky / LG still have not resolved the issue. I've used a 2 way switch from the Sky Q box so I can use the TV sound as well.

With only 1 HDMI port left for my Xbox One X & Nvidia Shield I went through a handful of switches and none worked except for this one :-


So if you want to add some extra HDMI ports this switch works perfectly for me with zero issues..:smashin:

Also I've had some minor handshake problems with Sky Q as others have mentioned in this thread, what I have found is with Sky Q on HDMI 1 anything being used on HDMI 2 needs to be turned off prior to switching back.
I see that switch supports dolby true hd and dts hd master.I assume that includes dolby atmos and dtsx,respectively.Does it pass dolby vision?
Cheers.
 

Nitroxa

Active Member
I'm not able to test Dolby Vision passthrough, my Xbox One X shows it as working, so I'd be very surprised if it didn't work.

I've been using this switch for a couple of weeks now and it works really well with zero connection issues and it works perfectly without the power supply so all the connections are on the rear keeping everything tidy..:smashin:
 

mooperman

Distinguished Member
I see that switch supports dolby true hd and dts hd master.I assume that includes dolby atmos and dtsx,respectively.Does it pass dolby vision?
Cheers.
I've got it coming this week and will be testing all that this weekend.
 

kb33

Active Member
It does pass DV , but no DV logo on the screen .
 

kb33

Active Member
So how do you know you're getting DV?
I don’t lol , but I’m assuming I am as I know it passes DV and the source is definitely DV . this is through an Apple TV though , use the built in apps on the tv and I get the DV logo . PQ looks identical.
 

mooperman

Distinguished Member
I don’t lol , but I’m assuming I am as I know it passes DV and the source is definitely DV . this is through an Apple TV though , use the built in apps on the tv and I get the DV logo . PQ looks identical.
If you run it through the soundbar and press info button on the TV what does it say you are getting?
 

aleksdj

Novice Member
Hi there, I have a brand new 65C9PLA (with eARC) and now I'm about to buy the HW-Q70r or HW-Q90r, but despite Samsung keep saying its soundbars now support eARC (so lossless Dolby True HD capable), nobody seems to confirm that.

Could anybody be able to really confirm that his samsung soundbar is outputing "Dolby True HD" audio using eARC?

Thanks
So nobody seems to be able to confirm passing Atmos with Dolby TrueHD... son its just a samsung marketing fake message.
 

drebins2003

Standard Member
Can some help just setting mine up as we speak and I just wanted to know where the best place is to put the sub as I carnt fit it at the side of the tv would it be ok behind it ???
 

kb33

Active Member
If you run it through the soundbar and press info button on the TV what does it say you are getting?
That’s the thing , and what I was asking about a couple of pages ago .
I get the preset picture setting when the ATV is supplying the picture, when I use the built in apps for Netflix I get Dolby Vision on titles that have it .
When I connect the ATV direct to tv ( bypassing the sound bar ) I get DV . But terrible lip sync.
BUT , all the reviews of this sound bar say it passes DV . Although I don’t recall them using an ATV for a picture supply .
 

50W

Active Member
Bass is omnidirectional, so in theory it can be placed anywhere. However, sometimes it is down to trial and error, as placing it within the corner of a room for example can either enhance or have an adverse affect. I currently have mine (non Samsung) placed behind the tv in the corner and it sounds awesome.
 

50W

Active Member
Can some help just setting mine up as we speak and I just wanted to know where the best place is to put the sub as I carnt fit it at the side of the tv would it be ok behind it ???
Bass is omnidirectional, so in theory it can be placed anywhere. However, sometimes it is down to trial and error, as placing it within the corner of a room for example can either enhance or have an adverse affect. I currently have mine (non Samsung) placed behind the tv in the corner and it sounds awesome.
 

50W

Active Member
Thanks bud I’ll prob do that but one other question the bar itself just it just rest on the stand of the tv ???
It's best if you can place the bar on something flat and solid (robust) i.e. cabinet etc, not the feet of a TV stand (if that's what you mean).
 

ptho

Novice Member
Finally made the decision to get the Q90R with an LG C9. Unfortunately I'll miss out on the current samsung 'out of this world offer' so i'm thinking about waiting until black friday. Anyone found a good deal on the Q90R? Just wondering what price is worth holding out for.
 

kb33

Active Member
Anyone confirm DV pass through on this sound bar ?
Im not getting the DV logo when I pass the TV signal through the HWQ90.
Reviews mentioned getting DV through a receiver or UHD player .
I’m using an Apple TV .
 

San5324

Active Member
So nobody seems to be able to confirm passing Atmos with Dolby TrueHD... son its just a samsung marketing fake message.
I'm not using earc. I have my ps4 pro directly in the bar and the bar connected to my Samsung TV arc. I have Dolby atmos with Dolby truehd with every movie that supports it.
 

storelyckan3

Novice Member
I,m on HW-Q90RWWB-1007.9 126R and my Subwoofer must be manually linked every time I turn off the soundbar for some ouers. Sometimes even if the stupid auto shot down kick in when you pause a video. I bought the Soundbar direct from Samsung.
 

KevinAV

Novice Member
I think I heard this today in Curry’s with the Samsung 75Q90R TV it was really good and would sit nicely below this TV too.
How will this SB work with the Samsung RU8000 4k? Trying to find the perfect match for the size....I am sold on the SB just looking for TV suggestions...
 

KevinAV

Novice Member
How will this SB work with the Samsung RU8000 4k? Trying to find the perfect match for the size....I am sold on the SB just looking for TV suggestions...
 

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