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Samsung Launches 2018 QLED and 4K TVs

At 11 am today, Samsung will officially unveil its 2018 TV lineup, including its latest QLEDs, in New York City. I am currently on a train headed there despite the impending storm. If all goes well, I will have coverage of this event to share (after I make it home in a rageing noreaster, that is).

Update... Althiugh I am stuck on a train due to the weather, Scott Wilkinson put together a post about the 2018 Samsungs. Click this link to read it: https://www.avsforum.com/2018-samsung...bars-unveiled/

Here's Samsung's Scott Cohen given a rundown of the 2018 QLED lineup's features:

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At 11 am today, Samsung will officially unveil its 2018 TV lineup, including its latest QLEDs, in New York City. I am currently on a train headed and there despite the impending storm. If all goes well, I will have coverage of this event to share (after I make it home in a rageing noreaster, that is).
Hope you won't run into any problems and be safe.
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Safe travels.. I'm in NYC and expected to get pretty bad in the next couple of hours

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Amazon (of all places) leaked the QLED line yesterday, Vincent Teoh made a video.

Q9 and Q8 will be FALD, there will also be a Q7 and Q6. Q9 with more zones over Q8. Q7 and Q6 will continue to be edge lit with local dimming, Q7 with more dimmable zones than Q6.

Pricing was way less than the start of the 2017 QLED sets. 65" Q9 is now starting at just $3,799. The 65" Q6 just $2,199. There's a 75" Q6 for $3,499.

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Amazon (of all places) leaked the QLED line yesterday, Vincent Teoh made a video.

Q9 and Q8 will be FALD, there will also be a Q7 and Q6. Q9 with more zones over Q8. Q7 and Q6 will continue to be edge lit with local dimming, Q7 with more dimmable zones than Q6.

Pricing was way less than the start of the 2017 QLED sets. 65" Q9 is now starting at just $3,799. The 65" Q6 just $2,199. There's a 75" Q6 for $3,499.
Lol, so be it. I'll have pretty pictures anyhow.

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Please ask if leds are located on the side for Q6/Q7...

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Is there a live stream of the event?

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Is there a live stream of the event?
https://news.samsung.com/us/samsung-...reaming-video/
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https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.ph...&id=1520438017

The Q8 will not be FALD in Europe, but fald everywhere else.
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Looks like Samsung will offer the FALD Q9 55"model. (might be region specific)


https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc.../#175d9ef141cd

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This ambient mode stuff is pretty nifty.

I can't believe I am watching a press conference on a TV line...
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Is the Color Matrix Filter replaced with QD?
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Sounds like the Q8FN will compete with the Sony 900F. This is going to be interesting!

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I watched the livestream, unless I did not hear correctly the full lineup including the Q9S will ship starting next month. The "WALL" later this year with Micro Led technology .
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I watched the livestream, unless I did not hear correctly the full lineup including the Q9S will ship starting next month. The "WALL" later this year with Micro Led technology .

I believe it will Launch in Korea 1st, and everywhere else in the 2nd half of this year.
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Too bad they didn't spend more time talking about the tech and improvements when it comes to PQ and less on the "smart tv" stuff which by the way, is a term I hate.

I'd love to go off on the NYT partnership yet I'll keep that to myself. It does cement my decision to go for an OLED as my next set rather than consider this Q9F so I guess I can thank Samsung for making the decision easier.
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I wonder how many zones the Q9 and Q8 have?

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I watched the livestream, unless I did not hear correctly the full lineup including the Q9S will ship starting next month. The "WALL" later this year with Micro Led technology .
wow and we all thought the micro led was a prototype and that we wouldn't see it for years .. Well surprise surprise .. Micro Led may just be a thing in 5 years affordable and beating out Oled ..
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Too bad they didn't spend more time talking about the tech and improvements when it comes to PQ and less on the "smart tv" stuff which by the way, is a term I hate.

I'd love to go off on the NYT partnership yet I'll keep that to myself. It does cement my decision to go for an OLED as my next set rather than consider this Q9F so I guess I can thank Samsung for making the decision easier.
I have an Oled could not be any happier. I do think that Q9 and Q8 will have excellent PQ though. The Micro LED sets though should have an image quality to revival OLED.
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I believe it will Launch in Korea 1st, and everywhere else in the 2nd half of this year.
According to some retailers (Value Electronics), they expect the Q9F and Q7 to be available Apr. 16. The Q9S later in the year. No word on the Q8 or Q6.
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Samsung site currently does not list the Q9S in the lineup.

I agree with above posts that the reveal was short on tech specs.
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Some early first-look and hands-on videos slowly filtering on to youtube.

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Too bad they didn't spend more time talking about the tech and improvements when it comes to PQ and less on the "smart tv" stuff which by the way, is a term I hate.

I'd love to go off on the NYT partnership yet I'll keep that to myself. It does cement my decision to go for an OLED as my next set rather than consider this Q9F so I guess I can thank Samsung for making the decision easier.
Actually heres the link

https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www.forb...-revealed/amp/

Samsung 2018 QLED TVs: Full Details Finally Revealed

As for the q9 the pq has to be better.. First its Fald, 2000 nits peak is achieved, better black levels.. I dont know about that I think this set will compete with Oleds.. Oleds cant even reach half the amount of nits as the Samsung's.. There still stuck at under 1000k

Samsung's Q9FN TVs use direct LED lighting with local dimming. Which is a good thing
Also Hdr10 with Samsungs software it can convert to HDR10 +
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88"Q9F confirmed for USA only.
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there you go the q9 will compete with the Oled.. Theres some serious competion I was leaning Oled hmmm this has me sold that i have to take a closer look at this Q9... 2000 nits wow fald great black levels ...
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