Joined the Q900R family after much reluctance of watching Samsung attempt to fool people that a Q is the same as an O, but I digress.
The current line of QLEDs have actually impressed me, so I'm trying it to see if it checks off all of the boxes for my needs for the next couple of weeks...my plan is to keep this, but some minor things are concerning me and I hope it's just 'user training.'
This 'monitor' is in my study for multifunctional purposes. For several months now, I was considering new monitors, but then I figured if I get a large enough TV, I could easily have the equivalent of 6 large monitors without ugly bezels...all with just one HDMI....verses the headache and logistics of multiple monitors & new computer. And of course, option for news/entertainment while I work.
OLEDs are always my first choice and I would have gotten a 77" C9, but didn't want to risk any image retention with the static images I would have onscreen for 8-10 hours at a time. Since this is for boring applications as well, the best PQ wasn't the priority, but great PQ was and this QLED delivers on many levels, including black levels. The 8K is a bonus, and whatever its upscaling and processing it's doing, seems to add sharper detail. The other tv in the 80"+ size was the Sony 950G (85"), but I figured, since I'm spending several thousand on a tv, why not bump up a bit more to get the bleeding edge features of a current 8k flagship model. Enter the 82" Q900R.
PC content going from my MBP laptop via HDMI looks fantastic and I see every small font I need. Just excellent. Samsung has done a very good job with the OS/User Interface as well....very responsive and nothing like what I experienced several years ago. I had written off Samsung to the bottom of the list, but the Q900R really shows the dramatic improvements they've made. Small UI things like closing the Youtube and returning to it brings you right back to the last video you may have partially completed...it keeps your place.
However, I am noticing some issues that concern me about the Q900R.
For non-4k content, it over-smooths/smudges the details that I think it can't figure out to try to fill the 'gaps' in resolution I assume. This gives faces a painting/comic filter effect you may have seen on photo apps, like one part of the face just becomes all the same color while a different shade gets another paint smudge...imagine using Paint Bucket tool and just filling in an area with the same color. Or a subject at a distance into one smudged blob. I've notice this occur a bit with 4k movie streaming as well, so not sure if its just resolution. Any suggestions what this is is and if it can be turned off?
Blooming: on black screens or darker scenes, if there is a contrasting color like white writing or a window in a darker room, there is a halo/blooming effect in surround area of the lighter area/writing. I avoided the Sony 950G once I saw the blooming of white text on black, but I was surprised to notice the Q900R once I tried various content at home. Are there any settings to fix this or is this a side effect of the Q900R?
Last edited by asoofi1; 12-02-2019 at 05:40 PM.