Win a Samsung QN65Q8C QLED TV! - Page 2 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 65Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #31 of 84 Old 08-02-2017, 01:14 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
hockeynut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: MO
Posts: 1,187
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Liked: 61
I would love to win this! I could get used to a curved screen. I've been trying to be patient jumping into 4K. I have a 60 and 65 inch plasma.

But if I win this, it's gonna cost me. Cause then I'll have to buy a new audio receiver and a 4K UHD player. And atmos speakers and 4K movies. LOL
imagic and goksucats like this.

Mike

xbox/psn: duke63031
hockeynut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 84 Old 08-02-2017, 02:29 PM
HPQ
Advanced Member
 
HPQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Liked: 74
Thanks AVS.. Submitted my survey. Best of luck to all.
imagic likes this.

Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103, Sony PS4, Panamax MR-5100, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Sub, universal remote MX-450, universal advanced RF base station MRF-3501. Pics here.
HPQ is offline  
post #33 of 84 Old 08-02-2017, 05:06 PM
Member
 
dhectorg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Nice one AVS, Samsung's QLED sets are amazing! The day of the drawing (Sep 1) happens to be my birthday, so I have to win. It would be a fantastic birthday present and an ideal replacement for my 10 year old 50" Samsung LED DLP. I just installed a new DLP chip in it this year, so I'd move it to the bedroom and use it for another 10 years.
imagic likes this.
dhectorg is offline  
 
post #34 of 84 Old 08-02-2017, 07:33 PM
Member
 
California Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 19
This would be a great upgrade from my current 27" 1440p monitor that I am currently using as my main viewing source.
Good luck to everyone.
imagic likes this.
California Joe is offline  
post #35 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 12:22 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 1
WooHoo

Oh yeah, I'm definitely in the "use this as a gaming monitor for my pc" crowd. Since it's curved, it'll do just fine.

Who know. If I win, I might just make do with it as a TV.
imagic likes this.
voiddroid is offline  
post #36 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 01:55 AM
Advanced Member
 
drh3b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 898
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 453 Post(s)
Liked: 440
On the one hand, I absolutely love the picture on my Samsung Plasma. I hate the occasional loud buzzing though, and would be more than willing to trade in a slightly larger, possibly slightly worse picture for obnoxious buzzing. Plus, I would be able to use my Oppo to it's fullest ability.

Buzzy Plasmas suck, y'all.

Denon AVR-X4300H (2nd try)
Emotiva XPA Gen3 3 channel
Klipsch RP-280f LR, RP-450c, RP-260f SR, RF-82 II SB, RC-10 FH
SVS SB12-NSD x4
OPPO UDP-203 TiVo Roamio, adequate Samsung UHD LED TV
drh3b is offline  
post #37 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 06:31 AM
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 12,490
Mentioned: 279 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6625 Post(s)
Liked: 11398
Quote:
Originally Posted by voiddroid View Post
Oh yeah, I'm definitely in the "use this as a gaming monitor for my pc" crowd. Since it's curved, it'll do just fine.

Who know. If I win, I might just make do with it as a TV.
The experience with games, when sitting about 5 feet away, is fantastic. HDR games are icing on the cake. Uncharted 5 looks amazing.
donebu likes this.

Mark Henninger, Senior Editor at AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #38 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 06:32 AM
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 12,490
Mentioned: 279 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6625 Post(s)
Liked: 11398
Quote:
Originally Posted by drh3b View Post
On the one hand, I absolutely love the picture on my Samsung Plasma. I hate the occasional loud buzzing though, and would be more than willing to trade in a slightly larger, possibly slightly worse picture for obnoxious buzzing. Plus, I would be able to use my Oppo to it's fullest ability.

Buzzy Plasmas suck, y'all.
My F8500 is in the dump (properly disposed). I had no interest in going back to a 1080p TV that, although a beast for watching Blu-rays (looked as good as any TV I've reviewed), is an anachronism. The buzz and the heat coming off the screen were definitely minuses, not to mention the lack of HDR.
drh3b likes this.

Mark Henninger, Senior Editor at AVS Forum

Last edited by imagic; 08-03-2017 at 06:36 AM.
imagic is offline  
post #39 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 07:55 AM
Newbie
 
Marksc68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Reading pa
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 7
Cool

AVS, thank you for this opportuniy. This would be replacing my 60 inch F8500. It does warm up the room nicely. Fortunately mine does not buzz (lucked out). It is a rockstar to watch, but I would not mind stepping up to 4k. I already have the oppo 203 hooked up to my 5030ub so it would be an easy swap. Fingers crossed
imagic likes this.

Marantz 7702mkii
Sunfire signature cinema grand, Rotel rmb 1077
7x Niles phd-42, 4 niles 8hd atmos
3x Seaton Submersive HP
Epson 5030ub, Stewart 106 G3 Firehawk, Oppo 203
Richard Gray RP1200pro, Monster HTS 3650
Marksc68 is offline  
post #40 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 08:29 AM
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 12,490
Mentioned: 279 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6625 Post(s)
Liked: 11398
I just wanted to note, here are a couple of screenshots from the CalMan AutoCal calibration...

SDR result:



HDR Results:










As always, a million thanks to Portrait Displays/SpectraCal Calman
donebu likes this.

Mark Henninger, Senior Editor at AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #41 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 10:44 AM
Member
 
DarkHorse88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Looks like AutoCal performed beautifully. Wouldn't think there is any need to do any manual touch-ups. Mark, how would you rate the dark room performance of the Q8 compared to Q9, for both SDR and HDR?

Quote:
Originally Posted by imagic View Post
I just wanted to note, here are a couple of screenshots from the CalMan AutoCal calibration...

SDR result:



HDR Results:










As always, a million thanks to Portrait Displays/SpectraCal Calman
DarkHorse88 is offline  
post #42 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 10:52 AM
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 12,490
Mentioned: 279 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6625 Post(s)
Liked: 11398
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkHorse88 View Post
Looks like AutoCal performed beautifully. Wouldn't think there is any need to do any manual touch-ups. Mark, how would you rate the dark room performance of the Q8 compared to Q9, for both SDR and HDR?
So this is kind of crazy, but this is what I've concluded... because the top & bottom edgelit array spreads the LEDs out over a larger area, it's actually less prone to flashlight artifacts than the Q9. What it gives up is the ability to do dark letterbox bars, but what happens is when the Q9 is doing the dark letterbox effect, each zone has to work twice as hard as the Q8C.

The simple fact is the Q8C looks about as good as the Q9F a lot of the time, and sometimes it looks better (and sometimes not) but always very, very close. With letterbox SDR, the Q9F can overcome the side edgelit issue. But with HDR, you could argue that the a lot of the time the Q8C's life is easier so long as you don't prioritize letterbox bar blackness over resistance to flashlighting-type artifacts.

Mark Henninger, Senior Editor at AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #43 of 84 Old 08-03-2017, 01:25 PM
Member
 
DarkHorse88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by imagic View Post
So this is kind of crazy, but this is what I've concluded... because the top & bottom edgelit array spreads the LEDs out over a larger area, it's actually less prone to flashlight artifacts than the Q9. What it gives up is the ability to do dark letterbox bars, but what happens is when the Q9 is doing the dark letterbox effect, each zone has to work twice as hard as the Q8C.

The simple fact is the Q8C looks about as good as the Q9F a lot of the time, and sometimes it looks better (and sometimes not) but always very, very close. With letterbox SDR, the Q9F can overcome the side edgelit issue. But with HDR, you could argue that the a lot of the time the Q8C's life is easier so long as you don't prioritize letterbox bar blackness over resistance to flashlighting-type artifacts.
Interesting! I've not owned an edge-lit TV before (jumped from CRT to Plasma to FALD), but I think I'd prefer consistent dark grey letterbox bars and steady dark grey blacks over deeper blacks/letterbox bars that are subject to irregular flashlighting artifacts, especially if the black levels are visually that close. Hmmm...I've put my entry in. Thank you for the report!
DarkHorse88 is offline  
post #44 of 84 Old 08-04-2017, 02:48 PM
Member
 
Somniplex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Posts: 113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I'll give my old Plasma set to a great charity!
Blitzdog likes this.
Somniplex is offline  
post #45 of 84 Old 08-04-2017, 11:04 PM
Senior Member
 
FarmerBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: On the Beach.
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked: 60
Winning a 65" Q8C wouldn't suck. Matter of fact, it would pretty freakin' cool!!!!!! Plus it would be a nice replacement for my beloved Samsung DLP that just died.
Blitzdog likes this.
FarmerBob is offline  
post #46 of 84 Old 08-06-2017, 06:20 AM
Member
 
sdmf74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ankeny, Iowa
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 18
WOW I'm glad I was browsing the Avsforum this morning and found this giveaway! Another chance to win a tv let alone a fully calibrated Samsung QN65Q8C 65" curved QLED, TV I'm in!
Thanks Scott, Mike, AVS and Samsung for the oppertunity! Good Luck everybody.
imagic and Blitzdog like this.

\m/ Strength Determination Merciless Forever \m/

Yamaha RX-V3800 /Sony BDP-S790
Klipsch legend series speakers & dual THX ultra II subwoofers / external Amp
LG 55lm5800 / custom built CaseLabs watercooled pc

Last edited by sdmf74; 08-06-2017 at 09:01 PM.
sdmf74 is offline  
post #47 of 84 Old 08-06-2017, 09:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Droozy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked: 20
Fingers crossed.... If I win, I wont have to deal with my 900b green bloom giving me headaches, What a awesome contest! Kudos to all involved giving this away
imagic and Blitzdog like this.
Droozy is offline  
post #48 of 84 Old 08-07-2017, 07:41 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Dan Hitchman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 12,974
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3561 Post(s)
Liked: 1905
Thank you, AVS, for the opportunity to win cool prizes.
imagic and Blitzdog like this.

Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
Dan Hitchman is offline  
post #49 of 84 Old 08-11-2017, 10:01 AM
Member
 
Wolfy701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked: 46
I would be interested in a raffle to win a Sony Bravia OLED.

Source: Thinkpad running iTunes/JRMC upsampling to 24/192
DAC/SACD: Oppo 105D
Amps: Pathos Aurium, Chord Mojo, LG V20 (quad-dac)
AVR: Yamaha Aventage RX-A3010
Headphones: AKG K812, AKG K3003
Wolfy701 is offline  
post #50 of 84 Old 08-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Member
 
macaronia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Thanks for the opportunity!
macaronia is offline  
post #51 of 84 Old 08-18-2017, 11:49 AM
Member
 
southleft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington state
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 27
One of the survey questions asks would you like to receive move information about Samsung. Well, call me callous, but I'm totally indifferent to where Samsung moves.

Does anyone ever "prufe read" this stuff - haha.
southleft is offline  
post #52 of 84 Old 08-19-2017, 12:00 AM
Senior Member
 
FarmerBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: On the Beach.
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by southleft View Post
One of the survey questions asks would you like to receive move information about Samsung. Well, call me callous, but I'm totally indifferent to where Samsung moves.

Does anyone ever "prufe read" this stuff - haha.
You mean "proof" right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
FarmerBob is offline  
post #53 of 84 Old 08-19-2017, 08:48 AM
Member
 
southleft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington state
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by FarmerBob View Post
You mean "proof" right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
And there I thought it was obvious to everyone that the misspelling was intentional ....
southleft is offline  
post #54 of 84 Old 08-19-2017, 11:16 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
p5browne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 8,796
Mentioned: 190 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3138 Post(s)
Liked: 2452
What are the chances of getting Samsung Canada to spring for a contest for us Northerners? (Or, is this like getting water out of a rock?)

UN65HU9000 with SEK-3500U in UJS9000 Mod Mode. SDR Input at 1080P 60HZ 444. 4K separate HDMI input - Mine
UN75JU7100 / UN55HU7250 with SEK-3500U in UJS9000 Mod Mode / UN32EH5300 (On floor and up for sale) / 2 X LG 55LHXs / New addition UN40J5200AF - Wife's
PN64F8500 still up for sale
p5browne is offline  
post #55 of 84 Old 08-19-2017, 01:43 PM
Senior Member
 
FarmerBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: On the Beach.
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by southleft View Post
And there I thought it was obvious to everyone that the misspelling was intentional ....
I got that. That's why the Shruggie. But then I would have put "reed" to complete the thought. Since my other real job is in Advertising and Publishing those things jump out and scream at me.
FarmerBob is offline  
post #56 of 84 Old 08-19-2017, 04:25 PM
Member
 
southleft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington state
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by p5browne View Post
What are the chances of getting Samsung Canada to spring for a contest for us Northerners? (Or, is this like getting water out of a rock?)
I notice that Piping Rock resort in New Hampshire seems to have quite a lot of water!
southleft is offline  
post #57 of 84 Old 08-19-2017, 04:28 PM
Member
 
southleft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington state
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by FarmerBob View Post
I got that. That's why the Shruggie. But then I would have put "reed" to complete the thought. Since my other real job is in Advertising and Publishing those things jump out and scream at me.
When you say "those things" do you include things like capitalising the words Advertising and Publishing?
southleft is offline  
post #58 of 84 Old 08-19-2017, 04:31 PM
Member
 
southleft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington state
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Droozy View Post
Fingers crossed.... If I win, I wont have to deal with my 900b green bloom giving me headaches, What a awesome contest! Kudos to all involved giving this away
If your 900b green bloom is giving you headaches try smoking something with a slightly lower THC content like Purple Kush, for example.
southleft is offline  
post #59 of 84 Old 08-22-2017, 10:04 AM
Advanced Member
 
Dave Moritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
Liked: 62
Could really use this tv and am keeping my fingers crossed! I totally need a new tv bad.

Supporter of 1080p & 4K/UHD video (173 480p DVD Titles, 325 1080p Blu-ray Titles - 44 UHD 4K Blu-ray Titles - 75 HD-DVD's & Vudu 57)/ Supporter of Lossless PCM, Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio. Samsung UHD 4K Blu-ray Player UBD-K8500
Dave Moritz is offline  
post #60 of 84 Old 08-23-2017, 02:24 AM
Newbie
 
kesgreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
I hope the forum does a global competition one of these days.
kesgreen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Community News & Polls

Tags
giveaways , q8c , qled tv , qn65q8c , Samsung

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off