- Screen Size: 75-inch / 65-inch
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160
- Refresh Rate: 200 Motion Rate
- Curve: No
- HDR: Q HDR Elite, HDR 10+
- Connectivity: 4x HDMI, 3x USB, 1x LAN (On One Connect Box)
- Viewing Angle: Q Viewing Angle
- Dimensions: 1450.1 x 899.9 x 353.4 mm (65-inch) / 1675.8 x 1056.4 x 407.0 mm(75-inch)
- Weight: 30.90 kg (65-inch) / 46.3 kg (75-inch)
- Very bright even in lit conditions
- Game Mode
The Q9F is one of Samsung’s latest QLED TV and we managed to get a review of this stunning TV. It is 4K-capable and dazzling to look at. The viewing angle are also pretty impressive and with how bright the TV can get, even with a light shining against it, you can usually view it without much issues. The same goes for darker environments as its deep black will be able to reproduce dark scenes in movies and shows flawlessly.
Being a 4K TV, you can enjoy a myriad of shows in higher resolution, and even with media that are not natively 4K-capable will be upscaled to fit. However, depending on the input or the source, shows or movies could look better or worse. During our time with the TV, we managed to get our hands on an Xbox One X running Forza Horizon 4 at 4K resolution with true HDR. The graphics were absolutely breath taking, even when moving full speed. Colours are pretty defined, and according to Samsung, the TV boasts a 100% colour volume as well. Samsung also assured that the new QLEDs will have no burn-in from static images shown on screen for a long time.
When it comes to its appearance, the Q9F is pretty standard with the design choices of this year: Super thin bezels on a flat pane that can be wall-mounted if desired. Wall mounting is usually error prone, so Samsung has also included a wall mount instructional blueprint to assist with that. But where this TV defers greatly from others is the newly introduced Invisible Connection. Usually, your TV will be a jumbled mess without a proper wire management setup. But with this Invisible Connection setup, all you will see is an optical cable that connects to your TV, while the rest of the inputs and cables are plugged into the One Connect box. While not invisible per se, it does help with reducing clutter around the TV for a more immersive viewing experience.
Speaking of viewing experiences, you can enable Ambient Mode on the Samsung Q9F, which will transform the TV into an art piece display when not in use. You can also disguise it to look just like your wallpaper, with some additional info such as the weather, or use it to show off your cute family pictures. It’s basically, a TV and an interactive picture frame built into one.
As it is a Smart TV, you have access to all the usual Smart TV capabilities such as Netflix, YouTube, or Spotify natively on the TV. Moreover, there is a bundled controller that allows you to control and search for videos using just your voice. If that’s not cutting edge enough for you, you can also use the Smart View app via your mobile device and control what you want to watch with your mobile phone.
CHIP CONCLUDE: A versatile TV that performs well in a lot of areas, especially with how bright it can go. It has an exorbitant price point that’s worth it if you’re looking for the best of the best.
(to be published in issue December 2018)