So i ordered a Q90R through Samsung for my birthday on March 3rd. It finally got delivered last Wednesday. Had it setup last Thursday with Geek Squad and when we took it out of the box, there was a crack in the screen (I'm sure it happened on the way to me in the delivery truck) so that was a MAJOR buzz kill. Last Friday I packaged everything back up and sent it back to Samsung. Samsung confirmed they got the TV yesterday so now I'm just waiting on my refund before I potentially get another TV.
Now that I'm back in the waiting game, I've started to look a lot harder at the Q80. Like a couple others in this thread, I'm upgrading from a 2016 55inch KS8000 which I've enjoyed. I'm wanting to go up to 65' this time around and I have some questions I hope someone can answer...
The HDMI 2.1 debacle/debate.... I've searched daily just about and asked some people in the know that seem to think HDMI 2.1 will happen via an update for the 2019 QLED's... My question is IF this is done will it be through a One Connect Box upgrade or via a software update? If it's done via OCB and with the Q80 not having one, does that mean it would potentially miss out on this?
I saw someone post about the TV's Freesync capabilities... Is it true the Q80 doesn't support 4K Freesync? I saw where someone said it isn't officially 'supported' but you can do it. This is kind of a big deal to me. I just assumed you could until someone posted in here that it isn't supported officially.
I'm sure I'll think of more later, but I have my whole setup basically ready and complete now that I've had to return my TV... I have the new Panasonic 4K Bluray Player UB820 I believe? Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, Direct Tv, new 4k/120hz HDMI cables, etc as well as a new TV stand...
All the while I've been thinking about waiting until April and going with the LG C9 since I do game some (main reason for buying TV is for watching 4K content though) and the LG has true HDMI 2.1 but I'm afraid of burn in as is everyone else.
I like the brightness of Samsung and QLED's so I'm just torn in general. It would be nice to save some money and go with the Q8 vs the Q9.
Thanks for any help anyone can provide and I'm looking forward to the guy who is upgrading from a KS8000 and hearing his thoughts!