Originally Posted by PlanetAVS
The 2018 PQuantum beat every Sony/Samsung LCD for contrast ratio except for the Q9FN. The PQX should be similar. Blooming on the other hand is a concern. We'll see.
The Quantum X on the digital trends youtube first look basically just made it sound like basically an ever so slightly updated P Quantum from this year. Yes, it had twice as many zones and gets 900 nits brighter (significant upgrades), but it basically was the same basic tv. Probably same processor, same smartcast (he actually noted it's now missing youtube???? have to cast it now, very frustrating), same shell, etc...
I've had my P Quantum for a few weeks now and my quick review is this:
- Outstanding HDR tv, really does a great job getting deep blacks and super bright highlights with great color...I leave it in calibrated mode with FALD set to medium, high presents some blooming, medium really doesnt (IF no subtitles)
- Very average 720p/1080p SDR tv, honestly feel like it's not better than my 5 year old HU8550 it replaced, worse in some instances. Blooming is horrific on anything over low, even on low, tv guide menu shows obvious blooming, turning it off to me gives a rough picture (grayish blacks), so i leave it to low...upscaling is definitely worse than my Samsung, it's not bad, but I did notice it not being as good
- Smartcast is next to worthless (except casting), I'm pretty close to putting a roku or Fire tv on this thing, internet is so slow on it via ethernet or wifi it struggles to load streaming HDR content sometimes (I have a 200mbps connection)...it is SO SLOW in the smartcast menu
- Remote just sucks coming from Samsung smart remotes on old tv and even my upstairs NU7500...no voice control is inexcusable on a flagship tv (and they STILL didnt put it on Quantum X remote)..menu can be a little slow to load and sluggish
I honestly wonder if they haven't updated the processor in the tv in years now, its something they really need to address. Their local dimming algorithm could be a bit better as well, despite 192 zones on mine, I feel like it should be better in SDR content specifically. It really struggles with that.