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Chromecast

I previously was able to Chromecast with the Q90 but now the TV is not showing up when I select cast from my Chrome browser. Only my Sony TV is listed.

Anyone know how to resolve this issue?

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I previously was able to Chromecast with the Q90 but now the TV is not showing up when I select cast from my Chrome browser. Only my Sony TV is listed.



Anyone know how to resolve this issue?



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Did you try rebooting the computer/phone? Mine works fine.


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Subscribing here and beginning to do my research. I was pretty set on waiting for the new TCL 8-series but after reading reviews on the Q90R I might just have to go with Samsung. As expensive as this TV is it really does check more boxes for me than anything else. I love the idea of the one connect box and not having to put another outlet in and chase cables through the wall (done it before and not a huge deal but still...), also love the overall thin profile and the flush mount option. I need a 75" TV for my large den and it also gets some pretty bright sunlight during the day from the upper story windows (no blinds or curtains) so this TV sounds like it would excel there along with the great viewing angles. The only thing stopping me right now is the $1000-$1,500 delta in cost compared to my other contenders (TCL 8-series, Vizio P Series Quantum or Quantum X).
If you do not need the gaming features of the Samsung then the Quantum X is a better choice. You are paying out the azz for for those added features. Plus the Quantum X has a wider color gamut and better contrast. See rtings for those tests.
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If you do not need the gaming features of the Samsung then the Quantum X is a better choice. You are paying out the azz for for those added features. Plus the Quantum X has a wider color gamut and better contrast. See rtings for those tests.
I see you have been active in both threads. Did you end up with either of these TV's or still looking?
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Did you try rebooting the computer/phone? Mine works fine.


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Yes --- one of the first things I tried. Maybe the TV needs rebooting? Only way that I know is to unplug the TV... is there a software option?
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If you do not need the gaming features of the Samsung then the Quantum X is a better choice. You are paying out the azz for for those added features. Plus the Quantum X has a wider color gamut and better contrast. See rtings for those tests.
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I need a 75" TV for my large den and it also gets some pretty bright sunlight during the day from the upper story windows (no blinds or curtains) so this TV sounds like it would excel there along with the great viewing angles. The only thing stopping me right now is the $1000-$1,500 delta in cost compared to my other contenders (TCL 8-series, Vizio P Series Quantum or Quantum X).
I can't speak to the other brands, but the anti-reflection filter on this TV is NO JOKE. It goes a long way to enhance its perceived contrast. Only downside is if you have a lot of direct sunlight that will hit the screen you'll see horizontal streaks. I think it is still preferable over a single large bright reflection point, but can be distracting. However, regular room reflections (and to some degree even the direct light from the windows) will be all but invisible when the screen is on.
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I can't speak to the other brands, but the anti-reflection filter on this TV is NO JOKE. It goes a long way to enhance its perceived contrast. Only downside is if you have a lot of direct sunlight that will hit the screen you'll see horizontal streaks. I think it is still preferable over a single large bright reflection point, but can be distracting. However, regular room reflections (and to some degree even the direct light from the windows) will be all but invisible when the screen is on.
That's what I was thinking. I can control most of the light but the second story windows to the left of the TV let in light at a downward angle towards the TV at certain times of day. It's not directly hitting the viewing surface, just shining down the wall where the TV sits.

Does anyone miss not having Dolby Vision with this TV?
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I see you have been active in both threads. Did you end up with either of these TV's or still looking?
Still looking. I was 100% set on the Q90R then opted to save the cash and settled on the Q80R then discovered they will likely not get a handle on eARC before new TV's are announced next year. I put a streaking halt on any purchase or decision till a single TV has ALLM, eARC, VRR, either LCD with maximum dimming zones with the best contrast or OLED at sizes greater than 80" and priced at or below $3000. Till a TV meets those requirements, I'm off the market. I have projector in mind for another room I'm also working on.
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Yes --- one of the first things I tried. Maybe the TV needs rebooting? Only way that I know is to unplug the TV... is there a software option?


I’m not sure. I would also test with 2 Chrome devices (phone, laptop). Maybe it is Chrome version?


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Can anyone tell me why some options in the "settings" menu are greyed out?
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Can anyone tell me why some options in the "settings" menu are greyed out?
When the setting is not relevant for the signal type. E.g. Film Mode (deinterlace) is grey when the signal is progressive.
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When the setting is not relevant for the signal type. E.g. Film Mode (deinterlace) is grey when the signal is progressive.
Thanks. In my SETTINGS GENERAL ACCESSABILITY I have an option MULTI OUTPUT AUDIO but it is greyed out. There are a few other options also greyed out in ACCESSABILITY . Just wondered why?
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Just curious, any Q90R owners here have a Panasonic UB9000 4K Blu-ray player? If so, are you letting the UB9000 player upscale 1080p Blu-rays or are you letting the TV do it?
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Can anyone tell me why some options in the "settings" menu are greyed out?


This happened to me and I wasn’t able to access the software update and other items.

Try accessing these items right when you turn on the TV, and close out any apps.
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If you do not need the gaming features of the Samsung then the Quantum X is a better choice. You are paying out the azz for for those added features. Plus the Quantum X has a wider color gamut and better contrast. See rtings for those tests.

The slight increase in contrast doesnt make up for the processing advantage of the Q90. I have a C8 with perfect contrast and it doesnt always make up for the lack of processing power the Q90 has, so I don't believe the PQX could either.


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Just curious, any Q90R owners here have a Panasonic UB9000 4K Blu-ray player? If so, are you letting the UB9000 player upscale 1080p Blu-rays or are you letting the TV do it?

Can you adjust the output resolution on the ub9000? I have the UB820 and the resolution is not adjustable.
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Has anyone purchased a Q90 after owning an OLED? I currently have a 65” Sony OLED that I am thinking of returning in favor of a 75” Q90.

I am coming from an F8500 plasma so brightness really isn’t a concern for me seeing as the OLED is already significantly brighter.

The 65” just isn’t that big and the 40% screen size increase is nice going to 75”. I am worried about losing PQ though.

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The # 1 reason for buyers remorse is not picture quality, it is size. Keep in mind everyone is different though. Answer this most important question, "Am I a quantity kind of guy or a quality kinda guy?" This is the only condition that overrides the size, if you are a quality kinda guy keep better set.

I myself am a quantity kinda guy........I buy big...lol
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The # 1 reason for buyers remorse is not picture quality, it is size. Keep in mind everyone is different though. Answer this most important question, "Am I a quantity kind of guy or a quality kinda guy?" This is the only condition that overrides the size, if you are a quality kinda guy keep better set.



I myself am a quantity kinda guy........I buy big...lol
I just sold my less than a year old 65" OLED because I THOUGHT I was a quality kind of guy, lol. And actually I think somehow I actually prefer the picture on LCDs (sacrilege I know). They seem to have more depth to the image. I'm planning on pulling the trigger on an 82" Q90R in the next month or so (with EPP available to me).
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If this 75" Q90R would just drop about another $500 I would be sold. Even that would be much more than I have ever spent on a TV. Spent that and much more on projector setups but not on a TV. In our new house the den and open floor plan lend itself to a large TV that will see much more use than a dedicated home theater so I'm trying to justify the cost that way.
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Just curious, any Q90R owners here have a Panasonic UB9000 4K Blu-ray player? If so, are you letting the UB9000 player upscale 1080p Blu-rays or are you letting the TV do it?
I do have the 82" Q90R and just two days ago I received my Panasonic UB9000. I set the resolution to "Auto (4k)" on the UB9000 so I guess the TV is making the upscale on 1080p Blu-rays? I guess i try the "4k" setting on the UB9000 but my guess is I wont see any difference.

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I do have the 82" Q90R and just two days ago I received my Panasonic UB9000. I set the resolution to "Auto (4k)" on the UB9000 so I guess the TV is making the upscale on 1080p Blu-rays?
I'm pretty sure with that setting the UB9000 is doing the upscaling. (Manual says "It displays images at the highest resolution available on your TV".) It's a very good player, but I really doubt it upscales as well as the Q90R.
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The # 1 reason for buyers remorse is not picture quality, it is size. Keep in mind everyone is different though. Answer this most important question, "Am I a quantity kind of guy or a quality kinda guy?" This is the only condition that overrides the size, if you are a quality kinda guy keep better set.

I myself am a quantity kinda guy........I buy big...lol
When I pulled the trigger on our 82" I was concerned that it was too big (we have the wall space). We had a 65." The new set arrived and put it on the stand before eventually being hung. Still looked soooo big. After having it hung now for three months, NO(!!!) regrets what-so-ever.
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Amazing, the US firmware download site is actually working for the Q90R tonight. (Still at 1315.4.)
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That's what I was thinking. I can control most of the light but the second story windows to the left of the TV let in light at a downward angle towards the TV at certain times of day. It's not directly hitting the viewing surface, just shining down the wall where the TV sits.

Does anyone miss not having Dolby Vision with this TV?
Reflection control is outstanding.
No, I don't miss DV. The people that really need DV are those with OLED's, which do not have the brightness of this TV.

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It's been fun!

Samsung is refunding my full purchase today so I'm no longer an owner. The Pixel overshoot is very bad in game mode HDR, and as Samsung does not consider it a defect, and the technician stated it's a technical limitation so won't be addressed with firmware updates, I decided to move forward with the return. I've got a new C9 to audition so hopefully the OLED shortcomings are all things I can live with.

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I was in Best Buy yesterday and it gave me the opportunity to compare OLED to QLED. They only had the Q80 (no Q90) on the floor but I still thought it looked better than the LG's on the floor. I also got to see the Q900 (8K) for the first time. It looked nice but nothing that made me regret my choice.

I am disappointed by the number of people who "try out" a tv at home and in some cases multiple times. It's one thing to return a defective TV and another to waste money/increase costs for everyone else due to their indecisiveness.
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I just sold my less than a year old 65" OLED because I THOUGHT I was a quality kind of guy, lol. And actually I think somehow I actually prefer the picture on LCDs (sacrilege I know). They seem to have more depth to the image...
My view is that if visible reflections in the panel is avoided, it lets my brain perceive depth in the image more easily. Some like to complement a nice picture by the comparison with a "window to the world". I say that a "hole in the wall" looks even more realistic.
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So why cant you make the 4k @ 120hz with chroma sub sampling to work with the LG C9? The Q90R works . Weird
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Hey all,

My Q90 arrived yesterday and still getting used to it (upgrading from an edge lit f6400). Had some questions.

I upgraded my receiver and want to make sure I have the connections correct:
- I have my gaming consoles and Roku going through the receiver and the receiver's HDMI eARC/ARC output going to the same HDMI ARC input on the Samsung. So only one cable from the receiver to the TV.
- I realize the Samsung doesn't have eARC but wanted to make sure I still had audio over ARC for the built in apps on the tv.
- For the other devices, does it just use that same ARC connection as a normal HDMI out? I haven't used ARC in the past.

I'm a little surprised at the size of blooming around white. Maybe it's because I was recently at my friend's and saw his OLED. I thought this would be tighter but maybe it's because I'm on the 82"?

bjorktribe - The do you have an example that I can test the game HDR issue with? I mainly bought this for movies and gaming so want to see how bad that gets.

Thanks all!
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Question about the built in streaming apps. Do they (e.g. netflix, youtube,..) stop streaming when I turn the TV off? I noticed the app starts streaming immediately once I turn the TV back on. I don't want this to suck up my data cap like the roku when my kids/wife just turn off the TV without stopping the stream first.
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I was in Best Buy yesterday and it gave me the opportunity to compare OLED to QLED. They only had the Q80 (no Q90) on the floor but I still thought it looked better than the LG's on the floor.

To be fair, that's an unfair comparison. On the Best Buy floor which is highly lit a bright screen is always going to look better than a darker screen. However if you do the same comparison in a darker room, you may come out with quite a different impression.


A good example of this would be to go to a movie theatre and watch the movie with the theatre lights all lit up. Your impression of the picture is going to be quite different than what you would normally see. But I doubt you would say that this means you believe the picture in the theatre to be dull.
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