Samsung Q85R/Q80R owners thread

blizlike

Novice Member
Hi, is there a decent set of settings I could use with Q80R Movie mode? Was able to find one easily for my old Q7CAM but not for Q80R. The settings are likely to be the same across the more expensive Q70/Q80/Q90 range I reckon.
 

Stubbsy8

Novice Member
Hi All,

I've got a really strange issue I hope you can help me with. When I played PubG on the Xbox One X....whilst running through the grass a strange white grid pops up then disappears. This is so annoying and I'm hoping it can be removed in the settings.

Many Thanks
 
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PC57

Active Member

PC57

Active Member
On Thursday I took delivery of a 55" Q80, from RS in MK.
Bit worried, as I didn't have a table big enough (the desk is but...) then realised that the box was high enough and, by a stroke of luck, bigger than the TV!

By 'eck, the picture as supplied is lobody awful all the faces were distinctly florid. After lots of messing around managed to get a decent picture (by my standards) then found that I had trouble with various aspects of the sound, getting it to the TV's speakers from the Humax. Played with some settings on both and then realised it was a Good Idea to reboot both and also have the Hummy up and running before the TV was on.
The TV's speakers are OK for most things, especially drama and films where I've always had trouble, so I saw no point in running the AVR with all its wattage and heat. I might consider a sound bar, possibly the Q-Acoustics M3 - no sub too much bass affects my hearing.
 

cloughy

Standard Member
On Thursday I took delivery of a 55" Q80, from RS in MK.
Bit worried, as I didn't have a table big enough (the desk is but...) then realised that the box was high enough and, by a stroke of luck, bigger than the TV!

By 'eck, the picture as supplied is lobody awful all the faces were distinctly florid. After lots of messing around managed to get a decent picture (by my standards) then found that I had trouble with various aspects of the sound, getting it to the TV's speakers from the Humax. Played with some settings on both and then realised it was a Good Idea to reboot both and also have the Hummy up and running before the TV was on.
The TV's speakers are OK for most things, especially drama and films where I've always had trouble, so I saw no point in running the AVR with all its wattage and heat. I might consider a sound bar, possibly the Q-Acoustics M3 - no sub too much bass affects my hearing.
My 55 Q80 comes tomorrow! the link above recommends movie mode then tweak it from there. Is that what you did may I ask?
 

PC57

Active Member
I didn't use Movie as it seemed a bit indistinct - my eyesight can do that on its own! Standard seemed tweakable enough, although any settings need a representative source to start with.
I used BBC HD News, The One Show and other HD programmes initially, then tried SD - better than the old Panny but not miraculous. Any signs, notices etc. that were usually unreadable on the Panny in SD are noticeably better.
The sound isn't too bad, especially if the TV is allowed to suss out the room. With the more advanced settings I had to set the Foxsat to about 160mS on lip synch and output as Stereo - anything Dolby seemed to cause a delay between pausing and the sound stopping/starting. The sound is just via HDMI 1, so no ARC or SPDIF.
 

nikonuser11

Well-known Member
just ordered one based on the reviews- hoping its as good as they say. Wont be as good as my old Pio I would think, but maybe it will be better, time will tell
 

LCR_Dave

Active Member
Hi All,

I've got a really strange issue I hope you can help me with. When I played PubG on the Xbox One X....whilst running through the grass a strange white grid pops up then disappears. This is so annoying and I'm hoping it can be removed in the settings.

Many Thanks
Did you sort this? Exact same thing on my Q90r like a grid all over the screen
 

wardener007

Novice Member
I got this tv about a month ago and did not have time to calibrate my Samsung Q80R QLED tv for HDR gaming on PS4 Pro. Could anyone who has the best visual/picture setting for Samsung Q80R when comes to PS4 Pro gaming share their calibration settings please? Much appreciate. I also did look up Rtings source for calibration but my concern is that their establishment are in Europe and I am in America so the models could slightly be different and their calibration might not work for me that well.
 

nikonuser11

Well-known Member
OK, had it a week now and the PQ is good....but.....the u8000 had more stunning PQ in certain situations where the Q80 has overall better blacks.

I've used the rtings settings but there must be better settings out there to make the picture really much better than the u8000? anyone know?

As its nearly double the price I'm wondering what I'm getting thats worth the price difference over the 8000?
 

Shanew1705

Well-known Member
Looking at purchasing a 65 inch Q85R for £1500

Any comments about how this performs for games, films and watching sports?

Debating this or an OLED but form everything I’ve read don’t believe I’ll get a 65 inch OLED for £1500?
 

Shister524

Active Member
I am going to be purchasing a 65" TV. I am really stuck between the Samsung Q80 and the LG B9.
can you folks tell me what TVs you considered and why you ultimately chose the Q80?
i am located in the states, Xbox one x gaming, and some netflix, blu rays, sports viewing.
 

Shanew1705

Well-known Member
I am going to be purchasing a 65" TV. I am really stuck between the Samsung Q80 and the LG B9.
can you folks tell me what TVs you considered and why you ultimately chose the Q80?
i am located in the states, Xbox one x gaming, and some netflix, blu rays, sports viewing.
For me personally, I liked the idea of the one connect box and whilst I didnt have huge concerns about burn in, but thought I may run the risk as I do sometimes have the same news channel on for a few hours at a time so opted for a non OLED
 

ThatsNoMoon

Novice Member
I've just bought a Samsung q80r QLED TV, the motherboard is getting quite hot after playing HDR content. The HDMI ports also make a slight whining sound when on standby, is this something to be worried about?
 

ThatsNoMoon

Novice Member
Also is it normal to be able to hear the LED backlight operating in a silent room? If I play HDR content on Netflix with the volume muted I can hear the hum of the LED backlights operating.
 

PC57

Active Member
I've just bought a Samsung q80r QLED TV, the motherboard is getting quite hot after playing HDR content. The HDMI ports also make a slight whining sound when on standby, is this something to be worried about?
I haven't heard anything, even when the speakers are muted - but my hearing isn't 100%.
Mine gets quite warm around the connections area and I've seen mention of the One Box getting hot. I haven't had any HDR content to play - I should look for some 4k hdr on line, possibly YouTube.
 

ThatsNoMoon

Novice Member
I haven't heard anything, even when the speakers are muted - but my hearing isn't 100%.
Mine gets quite warm around the connections area and I've seen mention of the One Box getting hot. I haven't had any HDR content to play - I should look for some 4k hdr on line, possibly YouTube.
Gives me hope that your set also gets warm around the connection area, maybe it's just normal, as for the HDMI sound the set has to be on standby.
 

Nemesis X2

Distinguished Member
I am going to be purchasing a 65" TV. I am really stuck between the Samsung Q80 and the LG B9.
can you folks tell me what TVs you considered and why you ultimately chose the Q80?
i am located in the states, Xbox one x gaming, and some netflix, blu rays, sports viewing.
If one of your main uses is Gaming then I'd stay away from OLED for risk of burn in. Gaming with static on screen HUD's must be one of the biggest causes of burn in for people with OLED's that use it a lot for gaming.

Personally I'm in the market for a new TV and won't even consider an OLED because I game a lot. I was previously considering the LG Nanocell SM9000 or SM9800 as has HDMI 2.1, but apparently the FALD performance is poor, so now likely to go for the Q80R.
 

Shister524

Active Member
If one of your main uses is Gaming then I'd stay away from OLED for risk of burn in. Gaming with static on screen HUD's must be one of the biggest causes of burn in for people with OLED's that use it a lot for gaming.

Personally I'm in the market for a new TV and won't even consider an OLED because I game a lot. I was previously considering the LG Nanocell SM9000 or SM9800 as has HDMI 2.1, but apparently the FALD performance is poor, so now likely to go for the Q80R.
I am not so worried about burn in. People make it out to be a lot crazier than it is. I do vary my content a bit and most new age games have pixels refreshing or HUDS adapting, changing or going off the screen. And settings can refresh them. The tests that RTINGS and others have done is like an insane amount of hours of the static content. It’s hard not to consider them because the picture is just insane.
 

Nemesis X2

Distinguished Member
I am not so worried about burn in. People make it out to be a lot crazier than it is. I do vary my content a bit and most new age games have pixels refreshing or HUDS adapting, changing or going off the screen. And settings can refresh them. The tests that RTINGS and others have done is like an insane amount of hours of the static content. It’s hard not to consider them because the picture is just insane.
I dont go by RTINGS and such sites, but by the numerous real life examples. I'm sure many of those thought they'd been careful with their tv too... Each to their own but its a very real risk so nobody's making it out to be anything it isn't , it's just a fact it can occur. Personally, im not prepared to pay well over a thousand pounds on something that might be damaged beyond repair far too quickly.
 

Shister524

Active Member
I dont go by RTINGS and such sites, but by the numerous real life examples. I'm sure many of those thought they'd been careful with their tv too... Each to their own but its a very real risk so nobody's making it out to be anything it isn't , it's just a fact it can occur. Personally, im not prepared to pay well over a thousand pounds on something that might be damaged beyond repair far too quickly.
I understand and I don’t blame you. I’d hate to pay $2000 and have it damaged. I just feel you’ll hear more complain about it than those who haven’t experienced it. But I am confident my variation of content would be fine. Again, depending on price I’m waiting to see
 

Nemesis X2

Distinguished Member
I understand and I don’t blame you. I’d hate to pay $2000 and have it damaged. I just feel you’ll hear more complain about it than those who haven’t experienced it. But I am confident my variation of content would be fine. Again, depending on price I’m waiting to see
Yeah but equally if i pay premium price for something i dont want to then not be able to use it in the way such a product should be able to be used because it cant handle it. If many people use it as defined by your normal viewing / user preferences it will in mamy cases be effectively ruined within 2 years. To me thats a product not fit for purpose and a backward step. A premium tv shouldnt need babysitting or a user have to think, damn i really want to keep playing this game but cant because the tv might get burn in so ill have to turn it off ...

Like buying a supposed top end car but being told you can only drive it for short journeys at a time or it might get irreparable engine failure....
 

Shister524

Active Member
Yeah but equally if i pay premium price for something i dont want to then not be able to use it in the way such a product should be able to be used because it cant handle it. If many people use it as defined by your normal viewing / user preferences it will in mamy cases be effectively ruined within 2 years. To me thats a product not fit for purpose and a backward step. A premium tv shouldnt need babysitting or a user have to think, damn i really want to keep playing this game but cant because the tv might get burn in so ill have to turn it off ...

Like buying a supposed top end car but being told you can only drive it for short journeys at a time or it might get irreparable engine failure....
I understand, but I don't think it will need babying for my purposes. and i spoke to many folks and they have not had any issues.

UPDATE:
the Q80R is now $1699 (and the B9 is $1999). these are very tempting prices right now
 

markrich

Active Member
Just had my 65 q80r delivered coming from a Samsung d7000 that’s worn out was going go for a LG c9 as I don’t game but a65 is way more moneyI have found some settings on line but would like to hear every body else’s try get something good straight off or are they good out the box
 

ThatsNoMoon

Novice Member
I understand, but I don't think it will need babying for my purposes. and i spoke to many folks and they have not had any issues.

UPDATE:
the Q80R is now $1699 (and the B9 is $1999). these are very tempting prices right now
Get the B9. My Q80r is already falling apart, only had it 2 weeks.
 

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