Samsung S90C (OLED)

Samsung S90C (77" OLED)

Samsung S90C (OLED)

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BEST RATING
Gaming:
5.0
PICTURE QUALITY: Excellent9.4/10
MOVIES & TV: Excellent9.4/10
GAMING: Best in Class10.0/10
SPORTS: Very Good8.7/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Excellent9.3/10
NEWS & TALK: Excellent9.1/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Very Good8.5/10

The Samsung S90C OLED TV is a high-end model with excellent overall picture quality, making it great for movies and series, with strong performance in bright rooms and an outstanding viewing experience in dark rooms. If gaming is a priority, this TV offers the best gaming experience with a 144Hz OLED screen and low input lag. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the very good handling of fast-moving scenes. Although the sound quality is fair, this might not be a concern if you already have or plan to get a separate sound system. This TV comes at a premium price, but its features like a wide color gamut, high contrast, excellent HDR performance, including support for HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG, could justify the investment if top-tier picture quality and future-proofing are important to you. Keep in mind that it may not be the best choice if you plan to use it as a PC monitor or if you heavily prioritize audio quality from the TV speakers themselves. 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 overall picture quality
  • Best for gaming experiences
  • Excellent in dark rooms
  • Very good in bright rooms
  • Wide viewing angles
Cons
  • Fair sound quality
  • No built-in great speakers
  • Not as bright as some TVs
  • No Dolby Vision support

Ratings by Category

Gaming:
5.0
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:
4.9
The Samsung S90C OLED TV excels in movie-watching with its outstanding contrast and black uniformity, which ensure deep blacks and a high-quality cinematic experience. Moreover, with its excellent viewing angles, the TV provides a consistent picture quality from various seating positions, enhancing the experience for multiple viewers.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.9
The Samsung S90C OLED boasts 'very good' performance for colors out of the box, requiring minimal adjustment for accurate color display, and has an 'excellent' color gamut, ensuring a wide range of vivid and distinct colors, which are crucial for the animated and colorful nature of cartoons. Additionally, the 'excellent' color volume allows the TV to display a wide range of colors at different brightness levels, enhancing the viewing experience for animations.
Overall Picture:
4.9
The Samsung S90C OLED TV delivers outstanding picture quality thanks to its perfect contrast and exceptional black uniformity, ensuring deep blacks and a strong HDR performance. Moreover, it exhibits very good colors straight out of the box, along with an excellent color gamut and color volume, providing vibrant and accurate colors across a wide range of content.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.8
PerfectRec’s news, talk, & other TV score prioritizes upscaling, brightness, contrast, out of the box color accuracy, and screen uniformity. This is because almost all news and talk shows are created in Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) with lower resolutions, such as 720P and 1080P. The purpose of this prioritization is to ensure that lower resolution content looks good on a 4K display and to help you identify which TV will perform best when watching live TV via Cable, Satellite, or Antenna.
Sports:
4.6
The Samsung S90C is excellent for watching sports due to its top-tier response time reducing motion blur and its best-in-class reflections handling, making it ideal for bright rooms. Its wide viewing angles ensure that the picture remains accurate from different seating positions, although its motion processing and gray uniformity are somewhat lesser but still good, which are factors to consider if pristine image quality during fast action and even screen coloration are critical for you.
Bright Room:
4.6
The Samsung S90C (OLED) is adept for bright room viewing because it has a good SDR brightness level that allows the screen to remain visible in well-lit environments and excellent reflection handling to reduce glare. Furthermore, its very good HDR brightness enhances the viewing experience by making HDR content stand out even in brighter settings.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$3,600
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
April 12, 2023
Full name
QN77S90C
Screen Size
77"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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6.4/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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9.4/10
Bright Room Score
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8.6/10
Gaming Score
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10/10
Movies & TV Score
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9.5/10
Sports Score
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8.8/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
38.9" x 67.7" x 1.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
41.1" x 67.7"
Weight without Stand
Unknown
VESA Mount
400 x 300

DISPLAY

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

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.1
Speaker Power
Unknown
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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John Archer | August 2023
"Samsung S90C is the company's attempt at making its QD-OLED technology more affordable. You get high-end pictures, great processing, top gaming tech, and a sharp design."

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