Samsung Q80B (LCD)

Samsung Q80B (75" LCD)

Samsung Q80B (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Gaming:
4.5
PICTURE QUALITY: Good7.1/10
MOVIES & TV: Fair6.4/10
GAMING: Very Good8.2/10
SPORTS: Fair6.8/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Good7.6/10
NEWS & TALK: Good7.8/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.4/10

The Samsung Q80B is an upper midrange LCD TV that offers a good overall picture quality and is very responsive, making it a suitable choice for gamers. However, its performance is only fair in dark rooms and with sports content, which means it might not be the best option for viewers who prioritize these viewing conditions. It does better in bright rooms, which is a plus if you're planning to place the TV in a well-lit space. The Q80B comes equipped with great built-in speakers and supports various HDR formats, but lacks Dolby Vision support. It has a 120Hz refresh rate which contributes to its very good motion handling and provides a fluid viewing experience for fast action scenes. With 4 HDMI ports, it's versatile for connecting multiple devices. The TV uses an LED FALD IPS panel which is known for wider viewing angles but might not deliver the deep blacks seen with other technologies like OLED. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall picture quality
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good in bright rooms
  • Very good response time
  • Best input lag performance
Cons
  • Fair performance in dark rooms
  • Fair performance watching sports
  • Fair with wide viewing angles
  • Fair reflection handling

Ratings by Category

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.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.3
The Samsung Q80B is well-suited for watching news and typical TV programs because it displays these types of content brightly and clearly, thanks to very good SDR brightness and excellent upscaling that ensure lower resolution sources are well-rendered. Additionally, pleasing colors right out of the box and a decent color gamut mean that everyday content will look vibrant and true-to-life without the need for further calibration.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.3
PerfectRec’s cartoons & animation score places great importance on several crucial aspects of TV picture quality, such as color gamut, color volume, brightness, and out-of-the-box color accuracy, in addition to good gray uniformity and contrast, to ensure that you can fully enjoy your favorite animated content. Cartoons and animation are characterized by vibrant and colorful imagery, however, accurately displaying this type of content can pose a challenge for TVs, particularly during scenes with complex lighting or subtle color variations.
Bright Room:
4.2
The Samsung Q80B is well-suited for bright rooms because of its very good SDR brightness and good HDR brightness, which means it can maintain visibility even in well-lit environments. Additionally, its fair handling of reflections helps reduce the impact of light sources on the screen, preserving image clarity despite ambient light.
Overall Picture:
4.1
The Samsung Q80B delivers good picture quality largely due to its good contrast with solid black uniformity and a good color volume that enables vibrant scenes. Additionally, its effective local dimming helps enhance the viewing experience in both bright and dark scenes, and the colors appear accurate straight out of the box.
Sports:
3.9
The Samsung Q80B is fair for watching sports because its wide viewing angle makes it good for group viewing, but its handling of reflections is only average, which could be problematic in bright rooms. Although it has a quick response time that is beneficial for fast-paced action, its motion processing is just above average, which may lead to some motion blur during dynamic sports events.
Movies & TV shows:
3.5
The Samsung Q80B TV has mediocre contrast and local dimming capabilities, which can result in not quite achieving the deep blacks needed for a truly cinematic movie watching experience. Furthermore, the TV's black uniformity is below what would be ideal for evenly dark scenes, which can be distracting when watching movies with many dark shots.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,298
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
April 4, 2022
Full name
QN75Q80B
Screen Size
75"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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8.6/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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7.1/10
Bright Room Score
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7.5/10
Gaming Score
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8.3/10
Movies & TV Score
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6.5/10
Sports Score
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6.9/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
37.7" x 65.8" x 2.2"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
40.8" x 65.8"
Weight without Stand
75.8 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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5.3/10
Local Dimming
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5.7/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2.2
Speaker Power
60 W
Dolby Atmos
Bypass only
DTS:X
No

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Tom's guide

Matthew Murray | February 2023
"For most people its picture, sound, and price make it a midrange TV worth considering. HDR brightness was generally exceptional. Its viewing angles are shockingly good, among the very best we’ve seen recently from any non-OLED TV. For gamers input lag isn’t too shabby."

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