Originally Posted by LongJon
I’m no TV expert, but I am extremely tech savvy. I just turned 30 on March 3rd and as a present to myself I ordered a Q90R. It’s supposed to be delivered either today (Tuesday) or Wednesday. According to tracking it should be here today.
I like many was hoping big time that HDMI 2.1 would be included in the 2019 4K flagships. I’m disappointed it won’t be. Having said that I’m mainly upgrading for the gaming features and the Q90R has the ones I care about. I can’t wait to try Freesync on my Xbox One X.
I’m upgrading from a 55” 2016 Samsung KS8000. I’d like to know from you guys opinion how big of an upgrade I can expect. I’m looking forward to seeing what Samsung has improved in 3 years time. And this is the first time I’ll have ever owned a “flagship” TV from any brand, ever.
I understand this is an Audio/Visual forum, and while I love the latest tech and keep up with it almost as much as anyone, at the end of the day I just want great picture quality overall and in general. My plan was to get the best 4K tv Samsung makes this year, and in 2-4 years upgrade to an 8K 75+ MicroLed TV when 8K/MicroLed becomes more mainstream. This is meant to tide me over for the next couple years before I likely love it to a bedroom somewhere or something. Maybe even use Samsung’s 2 year upgrade since I bought it from them. Who knows, we’ll see.
But wrapping this essay up, I also bought a Panasonic 4K Blu-ray player the UB820 with a host of other 4K Blu-ray’s I cant wait to watch. I don’t get toooo hung up on the DSW or Banding or whatever else drives everyone nuts on here. I just want it to give me great picture quality and a great gaming experience. I know it won’t be perfect and I went back and forth between getting a C9 from LG.
At the end of the day though i have really enjoyed my KS8000 and I really like Samsung so I’m sticking with them for round 2. And if I love my Q90R as much as I think I will, I’ll most likely get another Samsung in the not too distant future.
I also might do an unboxing review as well as give my initial thoughts if y’all want it.
I was pretty much in the exact same position you are in except I was upgrading from the 55 inch 2015 JS8500. I also bought the 65 inch Q90R and the Panasonic UB820.
I just set everything up yesterday afternoon, so I haven’t had a ton of time to play with it. However, I have noticed a difference in PQ. Colors seem brighter than my old model. The blacks definitely seem more “inky” as everyone likes to say here. I can see a big difference with the anti reflective coating and the wide angle viewing. Also, the extra 10 inches really make the screen look much bigger.
Side notes aside from PQ:
I really like the one connect box. Helps give the TV a cleaner look since you don’t have a ton of cables coming out of the back. I think it’s going to look Great Wall mounted.
Also I like the Ambient Mode. Since there is an anti reflective coating and a wide angle viewing, it looks less like I’m just looking at an image on a TV screen. My only complaint about this is I wish we had as many art choices as those that buy the Frame series.
The UI is snappier and I like how it’s laid out compared to the previous version. I’m still working on getting everything connected to Alexa.