The QN65QN85B is a 65 inch 4K TV from Samsung. It was launched in 2022. It features a True 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.
It can display a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
Speaking of which, this TV comes with a DCI P3 coverage of 100%. This is equivalent to 136.36% sRGB. The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike!
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a display indicates the range of colors that the display can produce.
Meaning, this specification tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 etc.
For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified in terms of DCI P3.
But don't worry, here 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.
What is Static Contrast ?
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
This specification defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio less than 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Note that, such TVs are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds that will rob your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Note that, 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, so 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 features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to achieve deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming 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 24X.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits, which is powered by Mini LED backlight.
If you are going to use a TV other than using it as a TV — like as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming, both input lag and response time affects the performance.
The input lag on the Samsung QN65QN85B is 6 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. Gamers will love this TV.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, get a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 400 x 300 mm is provided for wall-mounting. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.
Vertically, the TV measures 65 inches and horizontally 56.94 inches.
In terms of thickness, it is 1 inches thick. Overall it weighs 27.3 kilograms (including stand). Without stand, it weighs 23.7 Kilograms. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The Samsung QN65QN85B is powered by Quad Core CPU. There is no mention on the available 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 RS232 (C), 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, you will have — a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
In terms of power consumption, on average, this TV uses 90 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
Both 110V and 220V outlets are supported on this unit.