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Samsung HW-Q90R Soundbar Review & Comments

Surfer01

Active Member
So yours get warm too? Does at make like a fan noise too with no audio and I’ve never had the problem with low audio
Ours do not seem to get warm, but audio is very low and you need to rpess your ear close to the speaker to hear anything even with ATMOS. At a minimum I would expect it to work in a 5.1 mode.
 

reecelouie94

Novice Member
Ours do not seem to get warm, but audio is very low and you need to rpess your ear close to the speaker to hear anything even with ATMOS. At a minimum I would expect it to work in a 5.1 mode.
I never have mine louder then 16 it’s very loud even rears I only ever use Atmos tbh my go to films to test are saving private Ryan beach landing and ready player one racing scene I’ve noticed a it’s Atmos though with 5.1 it’s always using sound Atmos only puts it through channel when needed
 

robfosters

Active Member
I officially give up now. I’ve got the 80, which is the same bar, and no matter what I do. I can’t get decent lip syncing on my Sky HD box through ARC.

driven me completely nuts.
 

Surfer01

Active Member
I never have mine louder then 16 it’s very loud even rears I only ever use Atmos tbh my go to films to test are saving private Ryan beach landing and ready player one racing scene I’ve noticed a it’s Atmos though with 5.1 it’s always using sound Atmos only puts it through channel when needed
I also use Saving Private Ryan as a benchmark. I have a old Sony Blu-ray and even on that the lip sync is slightly out. I also have it as downloaded off Sky and same lip sync issue.
However more of a concern is that whether using Blu Ray player or watching download even with rear speakers which should give you a minimum of 5.1 sound, however it is not there. The sound from the rear speakers is barely audible. The DVD definitely has 5.1 audio.
 

kb33

Active Member
I see all the problems I had with my HWQ-90 are still there , I returned mine after a few frustrating weeks . Never did get DV pass through , even the store I bought it from couldn't get it , I don't get how some reviewers say they got DV :confused:

I also had terrible lip sync issues and just cutting out with no sound , That only a reboot would solve , I swear I messed about with it longer than I actually listened to it .
Glad to see some members having luck with though , I just don't get all the inconsistency with this piece of hardware .
 

Surfer01

Active Member
I see all the problems I had with my HWQ-90 are still there , I returned mine after a few frustrating weeks . Never did get DV pass through , even the store I bought it from couldn't get it , I don't get how some reviewers say they got DV :confused:

I also had terrible lip sync issues and just cutting out with no sound , That only a reboot would solve , I swear I messed about with it longer than I actually listened to it .
Glad to see some members having luck with though , I just don't get all the inconsistency with this piece of hardware .
We have the lip sync issue and also the sound cutting out however it seems that it is the HDMI inputs on the control box for the Q90 TV that is causing the issue. Do you have the same TV or a different brand.
 

kb33

Active Member
We have the lip sync issue and also the sound cutting out however it seems that it is the HDMI inputs on the control box for the Q90 TV that is causing the issue. Do you have the same TV or a different brand.
I have the same brand ( Panasonic) albeit a different model with built in speakers now . Seemed a much better solution for me . It was the DV that bugged me the most , the lip sync only happened when I had my ATV connected direct to source and not thru the sound bar , if I sent the picture thru the sound bar no DV and no lip sync issues, I just couldn’t win , lol .
 

Nitroxa

Active Member
An awkward interview at times, especially when asked about the eARC update where I think he was referring to the Q90R TV, although it's quite likely if the TV gets the update the soundbar will as well.
 
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