Launched in the year 2022, the QN65Q80B is a 65" 4K TV from Samsung. It features a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. The max. resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).
This TV comes with a DCI P3 coverage of 100%. Incase you're wondering, this is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB. The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that the TV can show.
What this means is, it determines the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A TV with low 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,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
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.
Now, after color gamut, the static contrast specification of a TV has equally important role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep blacks and possibly bleed backlight as shown in the below image:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The static contrast ratio of above TV is 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More the better.
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 produce less shades of colors, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV is rated with 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 technology which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10+ Gaming and Quantum HDR 12X.
Coming to brightness, it is capable of producing a peak brightness of 250 nits with the help of Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming) backlight.
If you are not interested in gaming, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
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 amount of time at which 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.
But ideally, look for a TV that has an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 56.9 inches and 35.7 inches respectively.
It is 2.2 inches thick.
It weighs 24.09 Kgs and an additional 3.81 kgs including stand.
Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 400 x 300 mm is provided for wall-mounting. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. There is no mention about the RAM on the TV's official specsheet.
To power its UI, the TV runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, Samsung has provided four HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 (1x 5V/0.5A — 1x 5V/1A) ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 1x RS232 (C) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on this TV include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W built-in speakers. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you don't have to invest on an external sound system.
Speaking of power consumption, on average, this TV consumes 101 watts and on standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
For powering this unit, you'll need an 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.