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venus933 03-25-2018 11:14 PM

2018 Samsung FALD Q8FN Owners thread - No price talk
 
This is the other FALD television from Samsung this year.

Available in three screen sizes: 55", 65", 75" (82" coming)

All 3 sizes have 40 dimming zones - for reference the 65" Q9 has 480 zones

The Q8 does not have the one connect box (the ports are on the back of the television)

venus933 03-25-2018 11:16 PM

Reserved for media reviews

ABT Electronics overview, 4/18/18



rtings.com review, 4/26/18

Samsung Q8FN


Mark Henninger, AVS Senior Editor, 5/30/18

First Look & Review: Samsung 75" Q8FN QLED 4K HDR TV


David Katzmaier, cnet, 6/6/18

Samsung Q8 series (2018) review


Lee Neikirk, Reviewed.com, 6/22/18

Samsung's latest TVs are worth building your living room around


Torben Rasmussen, flatpanelshd, 8/6/18

Review: Samsung Q8FN (Q8DN)


Al Griffin, Sound & Vision, 8/2/18

Samsung QN65Q8FN LCD Ultra HDTV Review


Chris Heinonen, Reference Home Theater, 8/14/18

Samsung Q8 Image Analysis Review


rtings.com video review, 9/6/18




HDTVtest video review, 9/18/18



Phil Hinton, AVForums, 9/19/2018

Samsung Q8DN (QE55Q8DN) Review


Phil Hinton, AVForums, Video Review, 12/29/2018



TV Calibration with Darko, Video Review, 1/4/2019


ray0414 03-25-2018 11:24 PM

Any way you can edit the title and put "fald" in the title for those who aren't aware? I'd bet not many people know.

venus933 03-25-2018 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ray0414 (Post 55921230)
Any way you can edit the title and put "fald" in the title for those who aren't aware? I'd bet not many people know.

No problem. @ray0414 I'm able to update it within the thread but is there a way to update from the LCD Flat Panel Displays list?

ray0414 03-25-2018 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by venus933 (Post 55921236)
No problem. @ray0414 I'm able to update it within the thread but is there a way to update from the LCD Flat Panel Displays list?

When you edit the 1st post I believe it gives you the option to edit the title, but after you do so I think it has to be approved.

alexanderg823 03-26-2018 03:22 AM

Q9 is 480 zones and 2000 nit. We're hoping q8 has half of that and 240 zones.

Viper32 03-26-2018 04:00 AM

Non owners starting threads, hmmm

Damar1979 03-26-2018 04:49 AM

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Hi! Q8 2018 owner here. Coming from a 930E, I exchanged it for this. So I have had this set for a couple of days now so just feeling things out and also playing around with whether to stay with this set or spend the little extra to get the Q9. Added a couple of photos that I also posted in the Q9 2018 forum so others can get idea of what they would be getting out of Samsung this year. As I have said in my initial thoughts on the Q9 2018 forum: this is as close to OLED as I have seen an LCD LED get.

UltimateDisplay 03-26-2018 04:54 AM

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Originally Posted by venus933 (Post 55921202)
1) There are not as many zones (I will edit this when there's a more definitive answer to the actual zone count - for reference the Q9 has 240 zones)

Q9FN has 480 zones - counted by several owners in the Q9 thread

Damar1979 03-26-2018 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by venus933 (Post 55921202)
1) There are not as many zones (I will edit this when there's a more definitive answer to the actual zone count - for reference the Q9 has 240 zones)

Q9FN has 480 zones - counted by several owners in the Q9 thread

Modernize on YouTube also counted 480 zones on his review of the Q9 2018. Its Samsungs answer to both the Z9D and OLED television.
(Couple hundred more dimming zones, 2000 nits, maxed out inky black levels....hmmmmmm ☺️ )

VA_DaveB 03-26-2018 05:59 AM

Why are all the "Owner's Threads" here at AVS becoming train wrecks these days? The Samsung QF9N "Owner's Thread" became more about the Sony Z9D and this one is all about the Samsung Q9FN. Apparently adult supervision is needed. Can a proactive moderator start monitoring these threads and delete all of these irrelevant posts about other TVs?

I have an interest in the Q8FN, not the Q9FN which already has two threads devoted to it.

SkyYYZ 03-26-2018 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by VA_DaveB (Post 55921790)
Why are all the "Owner's Threads" here at AVS becoming train wrecks these days? The Samsung QF9N "Owner's Thread" became more about the Sony Z9D and this one is all about the Samsung Q9FN. Apparently adult supervision is needed. Can a proactive moderator start monitoring these threads and delete all of these irrelevant posts about other TVs?

I have an interest in the Q8FN, not the Q9FN which already has two threads devoted to it.

I voiced the same via PM to the wrong person last week. While I don't own either 2018 QxF yet, the excitement of a traditional Owner's Thread has been greatly diminished on AVSF this year. I'm fairly certain new owner's are just steering clear of them. Shame to see the site go down hill for Samsung owners.

rlindo 03-26-2018 06:21 AM

Looking forward to seeing owner feedback and hopefully getting a confirmation on the zone count.

dreadnok89 03-26-2018 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by UltimateDisplay (Post 55921662)
Q9FN has 480 zones - counted by several owners in the Q9 thread

I read about this TV, and it looks pretty good

Ash Sharma 03-26-2018 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by SkyYYZ (Post 55921812)
I voiced the same via PM to the wrong person last week. While I don't own either 2018 QxF yet, the excitement of a traditional Owner's Thread has been greatly diminished on AVSF this year. I'm fairly certain new owner's are just steering clear of them. Shame to see the site go down hill for Samsung owners.

A non owner starting a thread is start of that demise - for owners thread you should have at least the unit coming your way and you should be ready to contribute...

VA_DaveB 03-26-2018 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Ash Sharma (Post 55921950)
A non owner starting a thread is start of that demise - for owners thread you should have at least the unit coming your way and you should be ready to contribute...

Well since it's apparent that nobody is mature enough to get over that, maybe some AVS moderator can just close the thread. I don't care who started it, I just want info about the Q8FN.

I'm done with this nonsense.

Damar1979 03-26-2018 07:23 AM

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A non owner starting a thread is start of that demise - for owners thread you should have at least the unit coming your way and you should be ready to contribute...

Well since it's apparent that nobody is mature enough to get over that, maybe some AVS moderator can just close the thread. I don't care who started it, I just want info about the Q8FN.

I'm done with this nonsense.

I did a zone count and came up with 210. Some say that it's supposed to be half of what the 2018 Q9 is. Picture contrast is fantastic! As you can see on BvS, the black bars stay inky black in spite of the uber bright explosions.

And the person who made this thread did so in the hopes of Q8 owners having a thread to share initial experience and info, and for potential owners to see what they could be getting and form their opinions. Just like in the Q9 2018 forum, they bring up the Z9D because that is the only other high dimming zone FALD set to compare to, along with OLED for dark contrast and clarity. Also included a gray uniformity shot

alexanderg823 03-26-2018 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Damar1979 (Post 55922076)
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Originally Posted by VA_DaveB (Post 55921990)
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Originally Posted by Ash Sharma (Post 55921950)
A non owner starting a thread is start of that demise - for owners thread you should have at least the unit coming your way and you should be ready to contribute...

Well since it's apparent that nobody is mature enough to get over that, maybe some AVS moderator can just close the thread. I don't care who started it, I just want info about the Q8FN.

I'm done with this nonsense.

I did a zone count and came up with 210. Some say that it's supposed to be half of what the 2018 Q9 is. Picture contrast is fantastic! As you can see on BvS, the black bars stay inky black in spite of the uber bright explosions.

And the person who made this thread did so in the hopes of Q8 owners having a thread to share initial experience and info, and for potential owners to see what they could be getting and form their opinions. Just like in the Q9 2018 forum, they bring up the Z9D because that is the only other high dimming zone FALD set to compare to, along with OLED for dark contrast and clarity. Also included a gray uniformity shot

200+ is really good. Do you know how many zones up/down and across it is?

200+ at 65 inch might make it the real sleeper compared to the q9.

venus933 03-26-2018 08:07 AM

Updated to say the 2018 Q9 has 480 zones, sorry for the typo.

Damar1979 03-26-2018 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by alexanderg823 (Post 55922142)
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Originally Posted by Damar1979 (Post 55922076)
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Originally Posted by VA_DaveB (Post 55921990)
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Originally Posted by Ash Sharma (Post 55921950)
A non owner starting a thread is start of that demise - for owners thread you should have at least the unit coming your way and you should be ready to contribute...

Well since it's apparent that nobody is mature enough to get over that, maybe some AVS moderator can just close the thread. I don't care who started it, I just want info about the Q8FN.

I'm done with this nonsense.

I did a zone count and came up with 210. Some say that it's supposed to be half of what the 2018 Q9 is. Picture contrast is fantastic! As you can see on BvS, the black bars stay inky black in spite of the uber bright explosions.

And the person who made this thread did so in the hopes of Q8 owners having a thread to share initial experience and info, and for potential owners to see what they could be getting and form their opinions. Just like in the Q9 2018 forum, they bring up the Z9D because that is the only other high dimming zone FALD set to compare to, along with OLED for dark contrast and clarity. Also included a gray uniformity shot

200+ is really good. Do you know how many zones up/down and across it is?

200+ at 65 inch might make it the real sleeper compared to the q9.

When I did the AVS YouTube test, I counted 14 across, 15 down.

Cleveland Plasma 03-26-2018 09:25 AM

^^^ Its pretty easy to do, I am sure you are right......Q9FN are hard to come by but the 65Q8FN and 75Q8FN are easy to get ;)

rdgrimes 03-26-2018 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by venus933 (Post 55921202)
At this point and from what I can gather it's missing these features from the 2018 Q9:

Near as I can tell the Q8FN has no digital audio output, which the Q9 does have. That might be a deal breaker for some folks who can't/won't use ARC.

Nillaz 03-26-2018 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by rdgrimes (Post 55922758)
Near as I can tell the Q8FN has no digital audio output, which the Q9 does have. That might be a deal breaker for some folks who can't/won't use ARC.

It almost certainly has an optical digital audio port.

UltimateDisplay 03-26-2018 10:10 AM

I hope rtings buy a Q8FN too


vote for it guys !

rlindo 03-26-2018 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Nillaz (Post 55922960)
It almost certainly has an optical digital audio port.

Seems so, according to the Samsung website.

rdgrimes 03-26-2018 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Nillaz (Post 55922960)
It almost certainly has an optical digital audio port.

There is conflicting info on the Samsung site, so somebody should provide something a bit more definite than "almost certainly".

Audioplus93 03-26-2018 10:14 AM

The Q8FN does have an optical digital audio out https://www.samsung.com/us/televisio...fnbfxza/#specs

rlindo 03-26-2018 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by rdgrimes (Post 55922996)
There is conflicting info on the Samsung site, so somebody should provide something a bit more definite than "almost certainly".

The manual that comes up for that model indicates it has one as well.

Damar1979 03-26-2018 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by venus933 (Post 55921202)
At this point and from what I can gather it's missing these features from the 2018 Q9:

Near as I can tell the Q8FN has no digital audio output, which the Q9 does have. That might be a deal breaker for some folks who can't/won't use ARC.

Yes it does

FrostByteLXV 03-26-2018 10:31 AM

On Samsung's website they list an optical cable as coming with the Q9/Q7 models and nothing with the Q8/Q6. I believe they are talking about the cable that attaches to the one box which comes with both.


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