Samsung QN90B (LCD)

Samsung QN90B (50" LCD)

Samsung QN90B (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Bright Room:
5.0
PICTURE QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
MOVIES & TV: Very Good8.1/10
GAMING: Very Good8.8/10
SPORTS: Good7.1/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.8/10
NEWS & TALK: Excellent9.0/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Best in Class9.7/10

The Samsung QN90B is a premium-priced LCD TV known for excellent performance in bright rooms and very good overall picture quality. It excels in delivering vibrant colors and has good viewing angles. This TV is suited for various types of content, offering very good experiences for gaming and watching movies or series, as well as excellent performance for news, talk, and reality TV. Sports enthusiasts will find it good for watching fast-moving content. It features a miniLED backlight with local dimming, enhancing contrast and brightness, making it a strong choice for rooms with lots of light. For audio, it boasts great speakers, contributing to an immersive experience. It's also equipped with multiple HDMI ports, supports high dynamic range (HDR) content, and is compatible with 4K resolution at high frame rates, which is wonderful for gaming. However, it does not support certain advanced video formats like Dolby Vision. With its features, the Samsung QN90B is a versatile TV that performs well across a range of uses, particularly shining in environments with plenty of ambient light. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent bright room performance
  • Very low input lag for gaming
  • Good for mixed content like sports
  • High contrast with deep blacks
  • Great speakers built-in
Cons
  • Limited viewing angles
  • Gray uniformity could be better
  • No Dolby Vision support

Ratings by Category

Bright Room:
5.0
The Samsung QN90B excels in bright-room viewing because it delivers excellent SDR and HDR brightness levels, making the screen visible even in well-lit conditions, and has an outstanding reflections handling capability, significantly reducing the impact of glare on your viewing experience.
Gaming:
4.7
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.7
The Samsung QN90B excels in upscaling lower resolution content, which is common with news broadcasts, ensuring a clear picture regardless of the original content quality. Moreover, the TV's excellent SDR brightness and out-of-the-box color accuracy make it ideal for vibrant and well-lit viewing in environments where news and talk shows are typically watched.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.7
The Samsung QN90B is excellent for watching cartoons and animations primarily because it has the best 'Colors Out of the Box', ensuring vibrant and accurate colors without the need for calibration, and has a good 'Color Gamut', allowing it to display a wide range of colors brilliantly. Additionally, its 'Color Volume' is very good, which means it can produce those colors at different levels of brightness, a somewhat important trait for maintaining the quality of colorful content like cartoons across various scenes.
Overall Picture:
4.5
The Samsung QN90B delivers excellent picture quality thanks to its outstanding contrast ratio and effective local dimming capabilities, producing deep blacks and bright highlights that are essential for good HDR performance. Additionally, the TV's color accuracy right out of the box is considered to be among the best, ensuring vivid and lifelike colors across a broad color gamut and volume.
Movies & TV shows:
4.4
PerfectRec’s movies & cinematic TV score takes into account the most important TV features for cinematic content. Our score considers the following factors:color gamut, color volume, out-of-the-box color accuracy, local dimming and black uniformity. We also factor in gray uniformity and viewing angles to a lesser degree.
Sports:
4.1
The Samsung QN90B is well-suited for sports due to its excellent motion processing that keeps fast action smooth, and a very good response time which reduces motion blur. Additionally, its excellent reflection handling and a good viewing angle help ensure a clear picture even in rooms with many light sources or when watching from different positions.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$978
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
March 2, 2022
Full name
QN50QN90B
Screen Size
50"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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8.3/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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8.2/10
Bright Room Score
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9.8/10
Gaming Score
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8.9/10
Movies & TV Score
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8.1/10
Sports Score
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7.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
25.4" x 43.8" x 1.1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
27.9" x 43.8"
Weight without Stand
30.9 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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7/10
Local Dimming
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8/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2
Speaker Power
40 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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USA Today

Michael Desjardin | October 2022
"The QN90B delivers one of the brightest pictures we’ve ever seen, showcasing HDR content better than just about every LCD/LED TV on the market. If all you’re planning on doing is watching cable TV, broadcast channels, and a fair share of streaming shows or movies, the QN90B is sure to impress. All four of the QN90B’s HDMI 2.1 ports support 4K gaming at 120fps a centerpiece feature of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5."

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