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Quick measurement

Can an owner of the 75" version of the Q80R do me a favor? I'm trying to see if the Sonos Playbar will sit below the line of sight of the bottom of the screen. I know what the height of the stand is, but I haven't been able to figure out the width of the bezel. So, if someone wouldn't mind putting a tape measure from the bottom of the stand to the top of the bezel...that would be great!

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Can an owner of the 75" version of the Q80R do me a favor? I'm trying to see if the Sonos Playbar will sit below the line of sight of the bottom of the screen. I know what the height of the stand is, but I haven't been able to figure out the width of the bezel. So, if someone wouldn't mind putting a tape measure from the bottom of the stand to the top of the bezel...that would be great!

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I just measured and it's exactly 3"...pretty much.
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I just measured and it's exactly 3"...pretty much.


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The Q80R doesn't get nearly the amount of attention the Q90R gets. I've settled on the Q80R 82" since it's $200 cheaper than the 75" Q90R. I'm sure there are visual differences when compared side by side but do I really need to be concerned about it not being a great TV? I looked at Q80R, Q70R and the Q60R at Best Buy and they all looked really good. All I'm going to do is game on it with PC and Console, no movie watching. If it performs as well as my 2016 Vizio M Series 70" did I should be good.
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I currently have an HL61A750. I've had to replace the DMD once, but it has been a good TV. I play PS3 games on it as well as PC games. It works just fine. I don't notice lag or anything.

So....if I went with the 82" Q80R, would I lose anything? Basically, is there something the old A750 does better than the Q80R??? I suspect I know the answer, but I want to make sure before I drop the cash.


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The Q80R doesn't get nearly the amount of attention the Q90R gets. I've settled on the Q80R 82" since it's $200 cheaper than the 75" Q90R. I'm sure there are visual differences when compared side by side but do I really need to be concerned about it not being a great TV? I looked at Q80R, Q70R and the Q60R at Best Buy and they all looked really good. All I'm going to do is game on it with PC and Console, no movie watching. If it performs as well as my 2016 Vizio M Series 70" did I should be good.
You are right, not a whole lot of love in this thread but the 80R is no slouch, great mid tear product.
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The Q80R doesn't get nearly the amount of attention the Q90R gets. I've settled on the Q80R 82" since it's $200 cheaper than the 75" Q90R. I'm sure there are visual differences when compared side by side but do I really need to be concerned about it not being a great TV? I looked at Q80R, Q70R and the Q60R at Best Buy and they all looked really good. All I'm going to do is game on it with PC and Console, no movie watching. If it performs as well as my 2016 Vizio M Series 70" did I should be good.
You are right, not a whole lot of love in this thread but the 80R is no slouch, great mid tear product.
I love my Q80. It is a great TV for the price. I would have gone for the Q90 if not for the one connect box. My TV is on a stand and with all the other equipment already, there just wasn't room for the one connect box. And I wasn't crazy about the idea of having HDMI cables running to my AVR then another HDMI cable to the one connect box, and then yet another HDMI cable to the TV.
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I love my Q80. It is a great TV for the price. I would have gone for the Q90 if not for the one connect box. My TV is on a stand and with all the other equipment already, there just wasn't room for the one connect box. And I wasn't crazy about the idea of having HDMI cables running to my AVR then another HDMI cable to the one connect box, and then yet another HDMI cable to the TV.
I am also loving the Q80r! It has been an awesome upgrade for watching TV and playing video games. I haven't bought a new TV in about 10 years, so I didn't see much sense in spending any more and getting a 65" Samsung TV was kinda like the dream when I bought the last TV.

I was trying to figure out is there a way to use the TV as a duel monitor without using a cable? via wirelessly? Want to see what my macbook pro would connect?
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I am also loving the Q80r! It has been an awesome upgrade for watching TV and playing video games. I haven't bought a new TV in about 10 years, so I didn't see much sense in spending any more and getting a 65" Samsung TV was kinda like the dream when I bought the last TV.



I was trying to figure out is there a way to use the TV as a duel monitor without using a cable? via wirelessly? Want to see what my macbook pro would connect?


You can use Steam Link on Apple TV to stream the desktop (and games) wirelessly. Works amazingly well for me.


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How do you stream your phone to this tv. We have had no issues streaming an iphone through apple tv, but I have a Samsung Galaxy and tried at least 100 times and it only worked once. It always just goes to a black screen then drops it. Do others have this problem or is there something I'm doing wrong?
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Couple of questions...

Anyone know how to cast photos from the Google Photos app onto the Q80? I used to do that with my previous samsung, but it had a chromecast plugged in. Do I need yo plug it back in or do I have to enable something or install an app on tv?

Also, sometimes I have stuff streaming on my laptop. Am I able to cast it to the TV? I also used to do that, but again, with a chromecast plugged it.
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Couple of questions...

Anyone know how to cast photos from the Google Photos app onto the Q80? I used to do that with my previous samsung, but it had a chromecast plugged in. Do I need yo plug it back in or do I have to enable something or install an app on tv?

Also, sometimes I have stuff streaming on my laptop. Am I able to cast it to the TV? I also used to do that, but again, with a chromecast plugged it.
I use the SmartThings App on my Samsung S10 to stream from the television and vice versa. There is also a remote in the SmartThings App, which is handy when you can use it to type.
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How do you stream your phone to this tv. We have had no issues streaming an iphone through apple tv, but I have a Samsung Galaxy and tried at least 100 times and it only worked once. It always just goes to a black screen then drops it. Do others have this problem or is there something I'm doing wrong?
You can try the SmartThings App like I mentioned above. I haven't tested it enough to know how well it works before dropping out. I have only streamed games from PS4 PRO to my phone for fun
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Just turned on the TV this morning and there is a new update available. Version 1312. I allied it but have not noticed any significant changes.
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Just turned on the TV this morning and there is a new update available. Version 1312. I allied it but have not noticed any significant changes.
Got the same message on my Q80R TV today, I clicked on "Update Now" and the firmware was updated to 1312.2. It only took a couple seconds to update, so I guess it was not a major update. The description of the update is the same canned description associated with "any" Samsung TV firmware update.
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Improved usability except we still ignored eARC.
Improved usability of input devices except you still can't use eARC over HDMI.

At least that's what I read anyways
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Anyone notice sound very low on some channels? I know with DirecTV the SD channels seems to always have a lower volume than the HD channels. It was the same with my previous TV, but with the new one there's sometimes where I have to crank it extremely high. 60, 70, even 95 on one. I went into the sound settings and changed it to "amplify". The HD sound just fine. There's some movie channels that are just in SD and other stuff that my wife demands to watch lol.

Would a soundbar help increase the volume? I'm planning on buying one anyway, but may have to buy one sooner than I thought.
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I might be seeing things, but I believe that with the new firmware 1312.2 when you have an external device connected to the TV via HDMI and the TV connected to a Soundbar via HDMI (ARC)... the "Digital Output Sound Format" is now switched to PCM on the fly if the external device is not using Dobly or DD+.I used to change this setting "manually" to PCM under Sound->Expert Setting to avoid lip-sync issues with my cable box. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

EDIT: I guess I was seeing things. The Output Sound Format that was switching automatically to PCM this morning is no longer doing so. I have to switch the setting to PCM manually this evening to avoid the lip-sync delay. Oh well, maybe in next firmware release the lip-sync with Dolby will be fixed.

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I picked this up today on Samsung website. Price was good with their Black Friday in July sale. Got the 75inch. Was set on the Q90R but it was significantly more for the same 75 inch and honestly the two biggest features for me were the wide angle viewing and the anti-glare. I thought the black levels looked great. Im sure with the more dimming zones the 90 is better but I couldn't see the difference. The only thing that bugs me is the lack on one connect box but I couldn't justify the price difference to get that. Overall excited and can't wait to get it. Everyone happy with theirs so far?
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What can be done about banding on these sets. I just got a set that looks great other then two vertical bands that are very noticeable on fast pans during football. What has Samsung normally done with banding in the past?
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I also see some dark area in the middle of the screen. Not sure what it is. Can be seen over the "sa"
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Any word on eARC update? I’m catching up on a lot of this thread as I just purchased the set and hoping we will see an update.
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Smudge seems worse today. Anyone have any idea what this might be. Trying to see if I can get this replaced.
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Are these things not supposed to have inky black bars when watching movies? Mine has serious light leakage in the bats and as a scene gets brighter the bars get brighter. They dont stay black.
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Picked up a 75” last weekend...was between it and the Sony 950. Still on the fence, mainly because I’m seeing some judder in fast moving scenes. Even after playing with all the settings it’s only slightly better. I also had a small smudge on the screen, and the screen is just about impossible to clean. I’ve tried everything and the screen looks smeared. I’m sure it has a lot to do with the anti glare coating.
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65" Q70 vs 55" Q80

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I've been having one heck of a time selecting a new tv to update to. I currently have a 55" Sony X900E that I originally wanted to upgrade to have a 65" and Dolby Vision and I was looking at the 65" Vizio Quantum X or 65" Vizio Quantum, but heard that they banding on them was quite bad and so I decided to pass on those. I then was looking at either the X900F or X950G, but have heard that the blooming on them is quite terrible and so I decided to pass on those. Now, I'm looking at the Q70 and Q80. However, I'm not really wanting to spend so much on the 65" Q80 right now. So I'm stuck trying to decide if I should get the 55" Q80 or go with the 65" Q70. Is the difference between the two quite noticeable? It's difficult to tell in the stores because they always use "Vivid" picture settings on all of their tvs. So I'm here looking fro recommendations. Now, I know I started by saying that I was looking for a bigger tv, but it's not entirely necessary I suppose. I even think that 65" might be pushing it but it seems all the higher end tech only goes into the 65" tvs these days.
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Much to my surprise, I just purchased a 65" Q80. Was not in the market for a Samsung at all and was leaning towards the LG OLED65B8 which was actually available a little bit cheaper but would have been from Amazon which I'm not crazy about.

I went to Best Buy after narrowing down the TV's I wanted to consider. The OLED undoubtedly has incredible blacks but there were two features in particular that swayed me towards the Q80. First of all, this is in a living room with a lot of windows all over the place. The reduction of reflections on the Samsung seemed really quite excellent compared to anything else I saw including the LG OLED(C9 was on display). Although not side by side, the blacks on the Q80 appeared VERY VERY good. Maybe they aren't as good as the OLED but I don't know if the difference is large enough to matter much. The other feature that swayed me was the ability of the Samsung to be much brighter.

My thought is that between the reduction in reflections and the brighter display, the Q80 might have an overall better viewing experience than the OLED. Maybe at night when its quite dark the OLED would come out on top, but I'm hoping that the Samsung is good enough that I won't look at it and think, man, I should have gotten the OLED. In Best Buy with unknown image settings, playing different media and the TV's spread apart, I can't say the OLED seems drastically better.

Anyone have a strong opinion about how close these two TV's are? Bought it from Best Buy but returned it and bought it off Samsung website when I poked around and found a really good deal, TV trade in discount, 6% e-bates, free shipping, and my cash back card. Saved almost $400 vs Best Buy.
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I’m curious on the deal you got, because I picked the 75” TV up from BB for significantly under what it’s listed for on Samsung’s site.

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Much to my surprise, I just purchased a 65" Q80. Was not in the market for a Samsung at all and was leaning towards the LG OLED65B8 which was actually available a little bit cheaper but would have been from Amazon which I'm not crazy about.

I went to Best Buy after narrowing down the TV's I wanted to consider. The OLED undoubtedly has incredible blacks but there were two features in particular that swayed me towards the Q80. First of all, this is in a living room with a lot of windows all over the place. The reduction of reflections on the Samsung seemed really quite excellent compared to anything else I saw including the LG OLED(C9 was on display). Although not side by side, the blacks on the Q80 appeared VERY VERY good. Maybe they aren't as good as the OLED but I don't know if the difference is large enough to matter much. The other feature that swayed me was the ability of the Samsung to be much brighter.

My thought is that between the reduction in reflections and the brighter display, the Q80 might have an overall better viewing experience than the OLED. Maybe at night when its quite dark the OLED would come out on top, but I'm hoping that the Samsung is good enough that I won't look at it and think, man, I should have gotten the OLED. In Best Buy with unknown image settings, playing different media and the TV's spread apart, I can't say the OLED seems drastically better.

Anyone have a strong opinion about how close these two TV's are? Bought it from Best Buy but returned it and bought it off Samsung website when I poked around and found a really good deal, TV trade in discount, 6% e-bates, free shipping, and my cash back card. Saved almost $400 vs Best Buy.
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Trying to find the best way to attach my DirecTV genie hub, Roku and Sony dn1070av receiver.
in my old system I plugged everything into the av receiver and then one HDMI to tv arc HDMI port.
On a Samsung, I tried this, but seem to have better results and more control if I plug all components directly into their own HDMI, witj AV receiver still going to HDMI 4(arc).
Falso CEC doesn't seem to work too well with Sony receivers
Any comments.
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Much to my surprise, I just purchased a 65" Q80. Was not in the market for a Samsung at all and was leaning towards the LG OLED65B8 which was actually available a little bit cheaper but would have been from Amazon which I'm not crazy about.

I went to Best Buy after narrowing down the TV's I wanted to consider. The OLED undoubtedly has incredible blacks but there were two features in particular that swayed me towards the Q80. First of all, this is in a living room with a lot of windows all over the place. The reduction of reflections on the Samsung seemed really quite excellent compared to anything else I saw including the LG OLED(C9 was on display). Although not side by side, the blacks on the Q80 appeared VERY VERY good. Maybe they aren't as good as the OLED but I don't know if the difference is large enough to matter much. The other feature that swayed me was the ability of the Samsung to be much brighter.

My thought is that between the reduction in reflections and the brighter display, the Q80 might have an overall better viewing experience than the OLED. Maybe at night when its quite dark the OLED would come out on top, but I'm hoping that the Samsung is good enough that I won't look at it and think, man, I should have gotten the OLED. In Best Buy with unknown image settings, playing different media and the TV's spread apart, I can't say the OLED seems drastically better.

Anyone have a strong opinion about how close these two TV's are? Bought it from Best Buy but returned it and bought it off Samsung website when I poked around and found a really good deal, TV trade in discount, 6% e-bates, free shipping, and my cash back card. Saved almost $400 vs Best Buy.
You pretty much have it; the Q80 will look the best when the room is brightly lit and the OLED will be unbeatable when the ambient lighting is very low. And, you are correct in stating that the Q80 has superior anti reflection properties compared to the LG OLED. Too bad there is a trade off either way you go. Best tv I've ever seen that would do both reasonably well is last year's Q9FN. The new Q80/90 from this year really took a contrast hit when Samsung implemented the off center viewing feature. I briefly owned a Q80 that I thought might be an improvement that I returned after seeing the much poorer native contrast compared to my Q8FN. During the first few days of tinkering with the Q80, I thought it was great, but then I started to be bothered with the lower contrast in low light conditions, so I finally just returned it while I still could. I assumed that the increase in dimming zones from 40 to 96 would more than make up for the deficient native contrast, but found that not to be so at all. And as you stated, it looked great in the store, but in very low ambient lighting conditions it showed it's black level issues. Glad I kept my Q8FN, as I typically give my old sets to one of my kids.
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