Launched in the year 2022, the QE65LS03B is a 65" 4K TV from Samsung. It comes with a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can display a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 68 ppi.
Now, the very next spec of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.
Speaking of which, this TV is rated with a 100% DCI P3 color gamut coverage — equivalent to 136.36% sRGB. The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that it can produce.
Meaning, this specification tells the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A display with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
In case of this TV, its color gamut is specified in DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast ratio of a TV holds almost equal role in picture quality.
The importance of static contrast ratio
Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A TV with low static contrast ratio (less than 1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Apart from this, such TVs often suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Needless to say, this will affect your experience considerably, especially in a dark room.
Also note, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.
This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., well enough to produce deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming backlight technology which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Quantum HDR.
As for brightness, the peak luminance it can achieve is 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Edge LED.
Now if you are going to use a TV other than watching videos — say as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, make sure to take a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming however, both input lag and response time impacts the performance.
Unfortunately, there is no specification for input lag on this TV. Now, as this is not a cheap TV from Samsung, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which your key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
For best of both worlds, look for a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
Vertically, the TV measures 65 inches and horizontally 57.4 inches.
In terms of thickness, it is just 1 inches thick. It weighs around 22.41 KGs and an additional 0.41 kgs including stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Now, speaking of 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 400 x 300 mm. Tilt or Pivot are not supported on this TV, but it does support Swivel.
Hardware and Audio
The core of Samsung QE65LS03B is powered by a 4-Core CPU. There is no mention about the total available RAM on this TV.
The UI on this TV is powered by Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF), 1x Satellite In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the Samsung QE65LS03B include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Speaking of power consumption, on average, this TV uses about 90 Watts. On standby, it uses 0.5 Watts.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.