Samsung Q800T (QE65Q800T) 8K QLED TV Review & Comments

Tomurai

Standard Member
Looks like a "marketing" tv. Say it has 8k pump the brightness and people with money but no av knowledge will buy. Probably a smart move, I see everywhere that you can be succesfull as long as you are good at making something you sell look good, even if it's not that good after all. But the wrapping matters for most of the peopl more than the content. Realistically the majority will go to a big store, watch the tv ask an employee who probably doesn't know much and then buy wihout really knowing what they are buying...
 
Looks like a "marketing" tv. Say it has 8k pump the brightness and people with money but no av knowledge will buy. Probably a smart move, I see everywhere that you can be succesfull as long as you are good at making something you sell look good, even if it's not that good after all. But the wrapping matters for most of the peopl more than the content. Realistically the majority will go to a big store, watch the tv ask an employee who probably doesn't know much and then buy wihout really knowing what they are buying...
The reason I bought the 8K Samsung 950R was because it was £500 more than the 4K flagship one and I preferred the picture on all sources. That got dse though so Samsung swapped it like for like in their new 2020 range and have now got the Samsung Q950ts! It’s is a great TV though, I am not a particular fan of this 800tv though I heard the dimming zones were well down on the 8K flagship. One thing I have noticed is that I haven’t seen any judder or stutter on the Q950ts!

To me in response of someone else’s question is that 8K and 4K look the same even on a 75-inch TV. But they do upscale the 4K picture to 8K so that could be why.
 
If you want an 8K TV buy the Samsung 65Q900t though. Apparently it’s the same picture as the Q950ts and I don’t think you will gain much buying the 75-inch of the 900t. The picture and sound is superb! You also get a free sound bar and sub at the moment with it, bringing it down to £2400 and you think the LG 65CX OLED TV is £1899 and you get no judder or stutter on the Samsung, blacks are incredible and you get a 10 year screen burn warranty. To me that’s the 65-inch TV that people should buy.
 

simonliu79

Active Member
If you want an 8K TV buy the Samsung 65Q900t though. Apparently it’s the same picture as the Q950ts and I don’t think you will gain much buying the 75-inch of the 900t. The picture and sound is superb! You also get a free sound bar and sub at the moment with it, bringing it down to £2400 and you think the LG 65CX OLED TV is £1899 and you get no judder or stutter on the Samsung, blacks are incredible and you get a 10 year screen burn warranty. To me that’s the 65-inch TV that people should buy.

The Q900T was the TV I was looking to buy after CES last year. Esp after the early rave reviews it got. However as the year went on, there were ever more negative reviews detailing the lower brightness (than spec) and just overall the price just not being worth it.

Anyways, it's come to a head and I'll have to buy whatever comes out this year. Everything always sounds good around this time of year before the sets are launched but glad I waited, 2020 was a terrible year for Samsung sets in terms of pricing and how they messed about with the specs on the 4k range.

Btw, a 10 year screen burn warranty for an LCD TV.... that is marketing guff.
 
The Q900T was the TV I was looking to buy after CES last year. Esp after the early rave reviews it got. However as the year went on, there were ever more negative reviews detailing the lower brightness (than spec) and just overall the price just not being worth it.

Anyways, it's come to a head and I'll have to buy whatever comes out this year. Everything always sounds good around this time of year before the sets are launched but glad I waited, 2020 was a terrible year for Samsung sets in terms of pricing and how they messed about with the specs on the 4k range.

Btw, a 10 year screen burn warranty for an LCD TV.... that is marketing guff.
Trusting the reviews is a better way to go than trusted hearsay that’s what I always do. My Samsung Q950R got slated early on in the owners thread but I still bought it and it was brilliant I ended up with 3 of them! I would demo both and see which you prefer even if it’s only on YouTube.
 

Coulson

Distinguished Member
Trusting the reviews is a better way to go than trusted hearsay that’s what I always do. My Samsung Q950R got slated early on in the owners thread but I still bought it and it was brilliant I ended up with 3 of them! I would demo both and see which you prefer even if it’s only on YouTube.
Saying that if you are interested in the TV you should demo it for yourself is good advice. But I don't think anyone is saying that if you buy it you won't like it. There are many things that a review of this type will bring up that won't necessarily affect the average person's viewing. But many on here are not the average viewer. Phil's review is comprehensive because this is a specialist site and as such the responses are appropriate.

Saying you can demo it on YouTube is a little strange though.
 

alfa159

Active Member
the technical reviews are right then your eye when watching the reviewed TV maybe doesn't see the defects that are there but that's right. the nano91 which in a review we say is not really beautiful. for me it is spectacular
 
Saying that if you are interested in the TV you should demo it for yourself is good advice. But I don't think anyone is saying that if you buy it you won't like it. There are many things that a review of this type will bring up that won't necessarily affect the average person's viewing. But many on here are not the average viewer. Phil's review is comprehensive because this is a specialist site and as such the responses are appropriate.

Saying you can demo it on YouTube is a little strange though.
I agree but I personally do get a feel for a TV on YouTube and it was when Phil first done a TV comparison on here I saw how good the Samsung Q90R was. The blacks looked just as good as OLED in the demo and I knew it was going to be a lot brighter.
 

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