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For those of you that have the TV, have you had a chance to play with the calibration settings? If so, would you mind sharing your setting numbers?

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Seems like you’re the only actual owner! I’m still waiting for these to appear in stores so I can see them for myself along with hearing more from owners like yourself.
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For those of you that have the TV, have you had a chance to play with the calibration settings? If so, would you mind sharing your setting numbers?

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Using standard mode with color temp warm 1. Haven't changed from the defaults because it looks good to me as is when I play on xbox.
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Using standard mode with color temp warm 1. Haven't changed from the defaults because it looks good to me as is when I play on xbox.
Do you prefer Standard over Movie mode? Can I also ask what you have brightness and contrast set to as well as Dimming level? Thanks.
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Do you prefer Standard over Movie mode? Can I also ask what you have brightness and contrast set to as well as Dimming level? Thanks.
I prefer standard, the colors look more vibrant versus duller in movie mode. Dimming is set to high, and brightness is 10 i think. Backlight is at 40. I think I will drop both of those though because bright light scenes do kind of make my eyes flinch from the brightness.

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I realize this write up was for the Q90R but I suspect the same applies to the Q80R.
https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/samsung-qe65q90r


In particular he makes these observations and recommendations:


"Standard is my favourite, as it delivers a dynamic, bold image that fully exploits the TV’s extensive talents. However, make sure you go into the General menu and turn off the Eco mode, otherwise the picture will become seriously dull when watching in a dark room. I’d advise nudging the backlight down a couple of points, and switching the Colour Space from Native to Auto. You may also feel compelled to push the brightness up one or two points to boost shadow detail. If you do this, don’t forget that you’re also shifting the picture’s colour tone.
I’d recommend, too, either turning off the set’s Auto Motion settings completely, or else choosing ‘custom’ and setting judder and blur reduction to three or four.
The Digital Clean View feature, meanwhile, can be turned off for good quality sources. But it can be helpful in reducing noise if you’re watching a very low quality HD or SD source.
The Movie mode delivers a much less bright and saturated image, but looks more balanced and delivers more shadow detail. It’s designed to look closer to the original mastering values of the SDR or HDR content you’re watching. You need to take a slight yellowy undertone out of the Movie mode via the white balance adjustments to get it looking its best. Otherwise, it’s much more successful than Samsung Movie modes have previously been. So long as you don’t mind only using a relatively limited amount of the QE65Q90R’s colour and contrast potential."
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I prefer standard, the colors look more vibrant versus duller in movie mode. Dimming is set to high, and brightness is 10 i think. Backlight is at 40. I think I will drop both of those though because bright light scenes do kind of make my eyes flinch from the brightness.
Thanks. I may need to play with the settings in Standard tonight.

I've also noticed that not all levels of local dimming work with every picture mode. Specifically low doesn't seem any different from standard when I switch between the two. Only when I select high do I see a difference. Was wondering if that was the case with you?
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Ok time to grow this group of owners. The Q80R will be replacing a 10 year old 50” plasma in 10 days!
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Aside from the obvious, price, is there any particular reason those of you who bought (or are considering) the Q80R chose it over the Q90R...?

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Aside from the obvious, price, is there any particular reason those of you who bought (or are considering) the Q80R chose it over the Q90R...?

For me, I'm going for a 55" tv and they don't have a 55"(in the US at least, not sure elsewhere) Q90R. If they did, it would be on my list and it would just be down to price/performance between the Q80R and Q90R.
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Hi,

Can someone who has the Q80R in hand help me with a few measurements? Specifically, I need to know the distance from the bottom edge of the TV to the lower VESA mount points, and, the distance from the top edge of the TV to the upper VESA mount points.

I've tried to estimate the measurements based on the photo of the Q80R rear on Samsung's website but these aren't always trustworthy... My estimates are that the lower mounts are about 10.25" from the bottom, and the uppers are about 6.75" from the top... can please anyone confirm or correct?

My install is very constrained because it's above a fireplace in a niche surrounded by stone and I don't have much clearance or ability to move the mount.

Thanks!
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Aside from the obvious, price, is there any particular reason those of you who bought (or are considering) the Q80R chose it over the Q90R...?
It was all about price for me since I wanted the 65” and even with the employee discount price the Q90 was too steep for me. Not so the Q80. Besides, it has all the tech the Q90 has, just fewer dimming zones and it’s been confirmed here that blooming is well controlled so the Q80 seems like the best bang for the buck.
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Aside from the obvious, price, is there any particular reason those of you who bought (or are considering) the Q80R chose it over the Q90R...?
It was all about price for me since I wanted the 65” and even with the employee discount price the Q90 was too steep for me. Not so the Q80. Besides, it has all the tech the Q90 has, just fewer dimming zones and it’s been confirmed here that blooming is well controlled so the Q80 seems like the best bang for the buck.
same for me. If earc is supported i will get this with the epp (q80 65”)
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Hi,

Can someone who has the Q80R in hand help me with a few measurements? Specifically, I need to know the distance from the bottom edge of the TV to the lower VESA mount points, and, the distance from the top edge of the TV to the upper VESA mount points.

I've tried to estimate the measurements based on the photo of the Q80R rear on Samsung's website but these aren't always trustworthy... My estimates are that the lower mounts are about 10.25" from the bottom, and the uppers are about 6.75" from the top... can please anyone confirm or correct?

My install is very constrained because it's above a fireplace in a niche surrounded by stone and I don't have much clearance or ability to move the mount.

Thanks!
I have the 65". It is 9.25" from top to mount point and 11.75" from bottom.
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Aside from the obvious, price, is there any particular reason those of you who bought (or are considering) the Q80R chose it over the Q90R...?
For me it came down to price. This TV was for our family room and the boss(wife) gave me a budget to upgrade the TV and AVR. It had the same tech as the Q90. The only downside being fewer dimming zones. I could have sprang for the Q90, but wanted to stay within budget since I was also upgrading to a 4K AVR as well. One other thing was I didn't want the One Connect box since I would be running everything thru the AVR.

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I think ive decided to get this q80 65” here in next week or 2. Coming from a 2014 55hu8550 w/a sek 3500 one connect upgrade, it should be pretty substantial improvement. Just crossing my fingers for earc upgrade in future. In mean time is there any danger in running an hdmi cord out back of my receiver and not connect to anything? If i keep the empty end capped oe wrapped etc? I was thinking ill run xbox and xfinity comcast cable to tv then via arc to receiver for gaming and tv watching or streaming. Then for rare occasion i watch uhd bluray ill swap xbox hdmi cord and run it to receiver for atmos/hd sounds. Ill still be missing out on pcm/atmos encoded games until earc happens but my pioneer lx503 does decent job using dsu and nueral x over the incoming 5.1 dd to convert to 7.1.4.
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I think ive decided to get this q80 65” here in next week or 2. Coming from a 2014 55hu8550 w/a sek 3500 one connect upgrade, it should be pretty substantial improvement. Just crossing my fingers for earc upgrade in future. In mean time is there any danger in running an hdmi cord out back of my receiver and not connect to anything? If i keep the empty end capped oe wrapped etc? I was thinking ill run xbox and xfinity comcast cable to tv then via arc to receiver for gaming and tv watching or streaming. Then for rare occasion i watch uhd bluray ill swap xbox hdmi cord and run it to receiver for atmos/hd sounds. Ill still be missing out on pcm/atmos encoded games until earc happens but my pioneer lx503 does decent job using dsu and nueral x over the incoming 5.1 dd to convert to 7.1.4.
If you do get it, I’ll be very interested in your impressions as I would be replacing the same TV set up as you.

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I’m starting to give some thought to the Q80 instead of the Q90.

From what I’ve read here, the differences are the One Connect box and dimming zones? Anything else?

Also, have their been any reviews done on the Q80 yet? I’m only finding them on the Q90.

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After working with Samsung delivery service I am now getting my Q80 delivered this Friday vs the 20th so will have info up as soon as I get it.
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After working with Samsung delivery service I am now getting my Q80 delivered this Friday vs the 20th so will have info up as soon as I get it.
Is that for white glove delivery or normal? I'm not thrilled with having to wait until the 22nd. How did you get the delivery moved up?
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Is that for white glove delivery or normal? I'm not thrilled with having to wait until the 22nd. How did you get the delivery moved up?
Hey there..
So this is not White Glove..
Basically the delivery service called me setting up a delivery date and I asked the lady if they had anything before the 20th. She said they could this Friday and I jumped at that.
Maybe you can do the same. Good luck!
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I’m starting to give some thought to the Q80 instead of the Q90.

From what I’ve read here, the differences are the One Connect box and dimming zones? Anything else?

Also, have their been any reviews done on the Q80 yet? I’m only finding them on the Q90.

Thanks!!

There are other differences - as evidenced by the price difference.

The Q90R has Direct Full Array 16X – the Q80R has 8X
The Q90R has Quantum HDR 16X – the Q80R is 12X
The Q90R has 60 Watt speakers – the Q80R is 40 Watts
The stands are also different
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There are other differences - as evidenced by the price difference.

The Q90R has Direct Full Array 16X – the Q80R has 8X
The Q90R has Quantum HDR 16X – the Q80R is 12X
The Q90R has 60 Watt speakers – the Q80R is 40 Watts
The stands are also different


Thanks - pulled the trigger on the Q80 tonight! Almost 2 week delivery date estimate..


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Really excited for more Q80R reviews - if the HDR implementation is good without DV, I think I'm all in.

I am torn between this and the Sony X950G.
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There are other differences - as evidenced by the price difference.

The Q90R has Direct Full Array 16X – the Q80R has 8X
The Q90R has Quantum HDR 16X – the Q80R is 12X
The Q90R has 60 Watt speakers – the Q80R is 40 Watts
The stands are also different


Thanks - pulled the trigger on the Q80 tonight! Almost 2 week delivery date estimate..


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Congrats. We definitely need more owners in this thread.
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There are other differences - as evidenced by the price difference.

The Q90R has Direct Full Array 16X – the Q80R has 8X
The Q90R has Quantum HDR 16X – the Q80R is 12X
The Q90R has 60 Watt speakers – the Q80R is 40 Watts
The stands are also different


Thanks - pulled the trigger on the Q80 tonight! Almost 2 week delivery date estimate..


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Nice, congrats!
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65" Q80r

I just got my 65" Q80r delivered today. I can't wait to go home and set it up!

I'm upgrading from a 2009 46" Samsung B750. So I'm sure it'll be a significant upgrade.

Anyone have recommended wall mounts yet?
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There are other differences - as evidenced by the price difference.

The Q90R has Direct Full Array 16X – the Q80R has 8X
The Q90R has [/b]Quantum HDR 16X[/b] – the Q80R is 12X
The Q90R has 60 Watt speakers – the Q80R is 40 Watts
The stands are also different
Watts for the speakers I understand, but does anyone have any idea what Direct Full Array 16X versus 8X means? What about Quantum HDR 16X versus 12X?
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I just got my 65" Q80r delivered today. I can't wait to go home and set it up!



I'm upgrading from a 2009 46" Samsung B750. So I'm sure it'll be a significant upgrade.



Anyone have recommended wall mounts yet?


Awesome, good luck with it! Let us know how it performs for you. That should be quite an upgrade!


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Watts for the speakers I understand, but does anyone have any idea what Direct Full Array 16X versus 8X means? What about Quantum HDR 16X versus 12X?
Its just there naming system for zones and panel brightness.
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