Samsung QN90C (LCD)

Samsung QN90C (65" LCD)

Samsung QN90C (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Bright Room:
4.9
PICTURE QUALITY: Very Good8.1/10
MOVIES & TV: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING: Very Good8.2/10
SPORTS: Good7.0/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.8/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.8/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Best in Class9.7/10

The Samsung QN90C is a premium-priced LCD TV with a miniLED FALD ADS/IPS screen type, offering very good overall picture and gaming performance. It excels in bright rooms, making it an excellent choice if you have a lot of natural light or bright lighting. While its sports, dark room, and contrast performance are good, it may not be the best option if you're looking for perfect black levels or if you primarily watch content with many dark scenes. This TV provides solid performance across movies, news, and animation, with features such as a 120Hz refresh rate and low input lag benefiting gamers. It also supports HDR formats like HDR10+ and HLG, with Dolby Vision absent. For audio, it has great speakers with a 4.2.2 setup. The wide viewing angle makes it suited for larger groups. With four HDMI ports, it handles various inputs, including 4k at 120Hz at 4:4:4 chroma, ensuring compatibility with modern gaming consoles and PCs. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent bright room performance
  • Very good overall picture quality
  • Good for gaming
  • High SDR brightness
  • Supports voice commands
Cons
  • Limited viewing angle
  • Average gray uniformity

Ratings by Category

Bright Room:
4.9
The Samsung QN90C stands out for watching TV in bright rooms due to its top-tier SDR and very good HDR brightness levels, ensuring a bright and clear image even in well-lit environments, and it excels at handling reflections, minimizing distractions from ambient light sources. While contrast and color performance are important, they are less critical in bright rooms where the TV's ability to overcome ambient light takes precedence.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.7
The Samsung QN90C excels at upscaling lower-resolution content, making standard definition broadcasts look sharp on its high-resolution screen, and it provides excellent SDR brightness ensuring news and talk shows are clearly visible even in well-lit rooms.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.7
The Samsung QN90C is excellent for watching cartoons and animation due to its "very good" performance in displaying colors straight out of the box, ensuring vibrant and accurate hues immediately upon setup. Additionally, the TV's color gamut is rated "good" and it has an "excellent" color volume, which means it can display a wide range of colors at various brightness levels, making the images pop, which is particularly noticeable in animated content.
Gaming:
4.5
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.
Movies & TV shows:
4.4
The Samsung QN90C excels in watching movies and cinematic TV due to its high contrast and effective local dimming, which allow for deep blacks and clear differentiation between dark and light scenes. Additionally, the TV's commendable color performance right out of the box, combined with its strong color volume, ensures that films are displayed with rich and accurate colors even at various brightness levels.
Overall Picture:
4.4
PerfectRec developed this proprietary score designed to provide an overall assessment of a display's visual performance. It is a comprehensive metric that takes into account many quantitative measures of picture quality, including: contrast ratio, color gamut, color volume, color accuracy, local dimming, gray uniformity, black uniformity, viewing angle, reflections (glare) and color calibration. By combining multiple factors, this score offers a more nuanced and comprehensive evaluation of a display's capabilities than a single factor.
Sports:
4.0
The Samsung QN90C excels in sports viewing due to its excellent motion processing that keeps the action smooth without blur, and its effective reflection handling that maintains a clear picture even in rooms with many light sources. Wide viewing angles also ensure that the picture remains consistent when viewed from different spots in the room, which is beneficial during group sports watching events.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,498
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
March 2, 2023
Full name
QN65QN90C
Screen Size
65"
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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8.1/10
Bright Room Score
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9.7/10
Gaming Score
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8.3/10
Movies & TV Score
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8.1/10
Sports Score
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7/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.6" x 56.9" x 1.1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.1" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
53.4 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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7.4/10
Local Dimming
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7/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
4.2.2
Speaker Power
60 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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