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That's the new update. Looks like the US product site has not been updated with this information yet.
Thanks will try tonight and report back. As usual Samsung gives no indication of what the update does, hope it enables EARC.
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My newest version on mine is "1315"
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Thanks will try tonight and report back. As usual Samsung gives no indication of what the update does, hope it enables EARC.
I could not really get it to update.

1. Normal update over the internet - still tells me my current 1315 is the current version. So, no luck there

2. I copied the file from Samsung site to a USB (.msd file) and tried to update - the TV does not recognize the firmware, tells me my firmware is up to date

So, could not get my TV to update.
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That's the new update. Looks like the US product site has not been updated with this information yet.
Thanks will try tonight and report back. As usual Samsung gives no indication of what the update does, hope it enables EARC.
I won't be able to try to update for a couple of weeks.

It is sounding as though we won't get eARC and HDMI 2.1 until we receive upgraded One Connect boxes from Samsung. Sounds like a hardware update, not a software one.
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I won't be able to try to update for a couple of weeks.

It is sounding as though we won't get eARC and HDMI 2.1 until we receive upgraded One Connect boxes from Samsung. Sounds like a hardware update, not a software one.
Just tried it my US Q900 (2019 model) doesn't take it. What's that about an updated OCB? I thought ours already had an HDMI 2.1 port? Has Samsung announced they will be upgrading it?
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No. It can be angled upward and downward. And pulled away from the wall, or closer to the wall. (I am not able to get it flush to wall, so not exactly "no-gap".) But no angling left or right.
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Been researching the 75 Q90R for a while now and was wondering what the Q900R brings to the table for the approx. .5K more?
Was watching Vincent Teoh's video on the Q900R that was from October 2018 and he appeared to like the TV in an informal setting. He mentioned that Samsung had told him that they would figure out a way to upgrade the OCB for current owners to a newer HDMI 2.1 Box in the future. Well this is now over a year later and I don't see anything on this thread that mentioned this at all? Does this look to be possible BS that Samsung was putting out?
As of right now I don't believe that even EARC is supported on the TV. Can it play YouTube 8K videos, as back then he said it wasn't supported?
The 900 seems to be pretty much identical to the 90 except for the panel at this point and time.
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The 900 seems to be pretty much identical to the 90 except for the panel at this point and time.
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Don't know if I'd call 8K pretty much identical.
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The 900 seems to be pretty much identical to the 90 except for the panel at this point and time.
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Don't know if I'd call 8K pretty much identical.

The 8K draws twice the power of the 4K in order to drive that 8K panel (140 vs 275W).

Bottomline: Is everyone here happy with their decision over a 4K TV in the same size (75)?

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The 8K draws twice the power of the 4K in order to drive that 8K panel (140 vs 275W).

Bottomline: Is everyone here happy with their decision over a 4K TV in the same size (75)?

Thanks, Gerry
I sure am compared to my 65" 4K Q9FN. I don't think most here fret over watts. Especially coming from plasma.
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I have a 82" Q90 in my entertainment room, now my wife wants to put a TV over the fireplace in the living room over the fireplace. I would rather have some where else but with the layout of the room she's probably rite with the location.
My question is being that it is a bright room and the viewing angle will be raised which would be better a 65" Q90 or should I get the Q900 the price difference doesn't bother us as we want to get the best set for the location .
I love my 82" but the room is no where near as bright and the viewing angle height perfect.

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I have a 82" Q90 in my entertainment room, now my wife wants to put a TV over the fireplace in the living room over the fireplace. I would rather have some where else but with the layout of the room she's probably rite with the location.
My question is being that it is a bright room and the viewing angle will be raised which would be better a 65" Q90 or should I get the Q900 the price difference doesn't bother us as we want to get the best set for the location .
I love my 82" but the room is no where near as bright and the viewing angle height perfect.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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I know about the mount question is Q90 or Q900
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Okay, so finally the new firmware is available on the US site as well and I could update my TV via an USB.

Anyone got to know what's in this firmware upgrade?
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Neither bright nor angle a factor. Either.
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Okay, so finally the new firmware is available on the US site as well and I could update my TV via an USB.



Anyone got to know what's in this firmware upgrade?


Not sure but it doesn’t work for me. Tv doesn’t see it as an update.
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Not sure but it doesn’t work for me. Tv doesn’t see it as an update.
Earlier when I tried, it failed to recognize for me as well, so I did the below.

1. Downloaded from the US site on a Windows machine (earlier tried on a mac, not sure it matters)

https://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...-q900rb-series

2. Formatted my USB drive to exFAT format with other default options

3. Unzipped the downloaded firmware file - and copied the "image" folder to the USB drive (the folder and its two contents)

Now the TV recognized the file and updated.
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Okay, so finally the new firmware is available on the US site as well and I could update my TV via an USB.

Anyone got to know what's in this firmware upgrade?

Improved usability 1. Improved browser performance 2. Improved app performance 3. Improved stability 4. Improved usability of input devices

that is a copy/paste from the samsung site
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Okay, so finally the new firmware is available on the US site as well and I could update my TV via an USB.

Anyone got to know what's in this firmware upgrade?

Improved usability 1. Improved browser performance 2. Improved app performance 3. Improved stability 4. Improved usability of input devices

that is a copy/paste from the samsung site
They also noted that this update applies to various models in addition to the Q900RB, including the Q60/70/80/90... Pretty safe to say that HDMI 2.1 and eARC were not patched into this update.
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Improved usability 1. Improved browser performance 2. Improved app performance 3. Improved stability 4. Improved usability of input devices

that is a copy/paste from the samsung site

I did notice one difference in the 1335 version - previously when I would turn on Game mode, the bottom few lines of the display would display strangely, as if there was an overscan issue. When I would display my PC desktop, for example, the date display in the taskbar at the lower right would look like it was 'melting' downward. The new version resolved this for me.
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My new QN65Q900RBFXZA is going to be delivered this Wednesday, and I read about some issues with the One Connect Box.

How do I know if I receive one of the older problem boxes?
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My new QN65Q900RBFXZA is going to be delivered this Wednesday, and I read about some issues with the One Connect Box.

How do I know if I receive one of the older problem boxes?
What "issues/problems" are you referring to? I'm not aware of any, other than it not having HDMI 2.1 & eARC out of the box.
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My 82 inch Q900 comes Saturday afternoon. Anyone had any issues connecting it with a XFinity cable box or Panny UB420 4K player? Also picked up a Roku Ultra this weekend to replace my old Roku 2.

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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?

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I'm calling it as good as better until someone comes up with more than a couple of one off anecdotes.
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Post what settings you are using. Make you have "digital clean view" turned off as this can cause a bad smoothing effect.

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Post what settings you are using. Make you have "digital clean view" turned off as this can cause a bad smoothing effect.
Thank you for the suggestion. Digital Clean View is already set to OFF.

Other settings currently:
Auto Motion Plus Settings: Auto
Local Dimming: Standard
Contrast Enhancer: Low
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Intelligentmode/Picture Mode: set to Natural for now

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PIP - Picture-in-Picture Q900R 82"

Has anyone been able to play two sources at once with a PIP feature on the Q900R? I have the Smart Hub set to inactive and two HDMI connections, but don't see PIP option anywhere. Is it available on the Q900R (82")?

The manual is vague, so not sure if it's buried somewhere in settings...I was assuming since it's a flagship model, it likely had PIP.

Manual: "PIP is available only when an external device is connected with an HDMI or Component cable. Note that the function is unavailable when Smart Hub is active. This function may not be supported depending on the model or geographical area."
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I have an 82" Q900R, which I've really been enjoying, but for one nagging issue that is driving me nuts - in dark scenes the TV noticeably adjusts brightness from scene to scene (almost on a "delay"). Sometimes it even looks like it is "painting" the screen. I don't seem to notice this happening when using DirecTV as a source, or my PS4 Pro. It is most evident using the built-in Netflix app, or when watching a 4K Blu-ray using my Oppo 203 as a source. Leads me to believe it may relate to HDR. I've tried toggling various settings on and off and haven't been able to nail down what is happening. At this point, almost all of the expert settings/eco settings are OFF.

Anyone else experiencing this? Any help?

Could this be a bad set? I can't imagine that the folks on this forum are tolerating this behavior, so I've got to think there is a solution.
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