Launched in the year 2022, the QE65QN85B is a 65" 4K TV from Samsung. It comes with a True 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.
It can display a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important specification to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
Speaking of which, this TV features 100% DCI P3 color gamut coverage. FYI, this is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike!
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut spec of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that the display can display.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated colors that will spoil the immersion.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
As for 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.
After color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality the same way.
The importance of static contrast ratio
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce natural deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that look muddy as shown below.
As you imagine, this will impact your experience considerably.
Also, 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.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., well enough to produce deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.
HDR10, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Quantum HDR 1500 are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Mini LED backlight.
If you aren't into gaming, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on the Samsung QE65QN85B is 6 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. You will love this TV if you are a gamer.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of the screen. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 400 x 300 mm is provided for wall-mounting. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 56.94 inches and 35 inches respectively.
In terms of thickness, it is 1 inches thick. It weighs around 23.7 Kgs, another 3.6 kgs including stand.
Hardware and Audio
The chipset of Samsung QE65QN85B is powered by a Quad Core CPU. There is no data about the total RAM on this TV.
To power its UI, the TV runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, Samsung has provided three HDMI 2.0 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, it includes two USB ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Sub — F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on this TV include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Speaking of power usage, it consumes 101W on average and 0.5W on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.