Launched in the year 2022, the QE85QN95B is a 85" 4K TV from Samsung. It features a True 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can achieve a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 52 ppi.
Now, the very next specification of a display that impacts picture quality is its Color Gamut.
This TV features a DCI P3 color space coverage of 100%, which is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB coverage. The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike!
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a display indicates the range of colors that the display can produce.
In layman terms, it indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A panel with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few.
For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified using DCI P3.
But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast ratio of a TV holds almost equal role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast specification
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 displays often suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Obviously this will rob your viewing experience, especially in a dark room.
Other than black levels, a TV with high constrast ratio lets you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.
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., enough to achieve deep blacks. For the record, it also comes with local dimming backlight 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 2000.
Coming to brightness, the peak brightness it can produce is 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Mini LED.
If you are planning to use your TV just for content consumption, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on this TV is 6 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. For a TV, its the best you can get for gaming.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your key-presses or 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, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
Vertically, the TV measures 85 inches and horizontally 74.57 inches.
It is 0.7 inches thick. Overall this TV weighs approximately 54.4 kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 43.4 KGs.
Speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 600 x 400 mm. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
Hardware and Audio
The Samsung QE85QN95B comes with a Quad Core CPU. There is no data on the total RAM on the TV's specsheet.
The UI on this TV is powered by Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there is four HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Sub — F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the Samsung QE85QN95B include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Speaking of speakers, it is packaged with 4 x 5W built-in speakers. It also comes with a built-in sub-woofer. So you don't have to invest on an external sound system.
In terms of power consumption, the TV consumes 155 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.