Launched in the year 2022, the QE50Q65B is a 50" 4K TV from Samsung. It features a 10-bit VA panel.
The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 89 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important specification to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
Speaking of which, this TV features 100% DCI P3 color gamut coverage — equivalent to 136.36% sRGB. The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut spec of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can produce.
A TV with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated/washed out colors that will spoil the immersion.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
In case of this TV, its color gamut is specified using DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality substantially.
What is Static Contrast ?
A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep blacks and possibly bleed backlight as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The above TV's static contrast is rated 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. More the better.
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to achieve deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming backlight which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive and Quantum HDR.
As for brightness, it is capable of producing a peak brightness of 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Edge LED.
Now if you are going to use your TV other than watching videos — like as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, make sure to get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming however, both input lag and response time impacts the performance.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. But since this is not a cheap TV, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which your device inputs changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The width of this TV is 44 inches while its height is 27.93 inches. Coming to thickness, it is 1 inches thick. It weighs around 10.7 kgs and an additional 0.7 kgs if you include stand.
Now, coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Hardware and Audio
The core of Samsung QE50Q65B is powered by Quad Core CPU. There is no data about the RAM on the TV's specsheet.
The Operating System on this TV is Tizen 6.5.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Now, speaking of speakers, it is packaged with 2 x 10W built-in speakers.
Speaking of power consumption, on average, it consumes around 50.4W and on standby, it takes 0.5 W.
For powering this unit, you will require an 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.