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post #241 of 449 Old 05-21-2019, 03:10 PM
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Does anyone have any insight on the differences between the Q7DR and Q70 ?

I am currently considering getting a 55" Q70 thru the EPP program for 1,080.
Another option would be to get the 55" Q7DR from Costco for 1400

They appear to be basically the same TV except the one from Costco says it has a 5-year warranty. Also, trying to find info on Samsung's site, I have seen the Q7DR listed variably as having 4.1 ch 40w speakers and 4.1 ch 60w speakers. I am not sure which is correct, but it seems the TV audio may be a slight step up in the Q7DR. Since I don't currently have a speaker set up that would be useful.
I bet they are the same model, the warehouse locations usually get a different model number........
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I bet they are the same model, the warehouse locations usually get a different model number........
Yep...I believe they are the same set. The 7DR is the model# that is selling at BB and everywhere else up here in Canada.

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I bet they are the same model, the warehouse locations usually get a different model number........
Yep...I believe they are the same set. The 7DR is the model# that is selling at BB and everywhere else up here in Canada.
Ok, so the only real difference is the longer warranty. I’m guessing an extra 4 years of warranty is not worth the extra $320. There is also the benefit of better customer service from Costco
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According to the Samsung site, the Q7DR has:

Sound Output (RMS) 60W
Speaker Type 4.1CH

Where the Q70R has:

Sound Output (RMS) 40W
Speaker Type 2.1CH
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According to the Samsung site, the Q7DR has:

Sound Output (RMS) 60W
Speaker Type 4.1CH

Where the Q70R has:

Sound Output (RMS) 40W
Speaker Type 2.1CH
That sounds correct and I seem to recall hearing a BB employee mentioning that to a customer.

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According to the Samsung site, the Q7DR has:

Sound Output (RMS) 60W
Speaker Type 4.1CH

Where the Q70R has:

Sound Output (RMS) 40
Speaker Type 2.1CH
I’ve seen both. There is also this which shows it has 40w so I’m not sure which is right.

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As for the 49" being 60hz, I believe that is accurate. Unless you are using it as a PC monitor and playing PC games at above 60fps, I don't see the benefit.
Yes, i didn't mention it as a benefit. But that the 49º seems to be only 60Hz, and doens't have the 48Hz mode like the 55º (that is useful for some judder problems when source are 24 fps).

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Had my 55” Q70R about a week now and very happy with it. Was a replacement for my Sony Bravia KDL-42W705B.

All of a sudden tonight it’s started to randomly change sources and keeps popping up the smart menu. Anyone know how to stop it? Or what someone in the house has pressed to make this happen?

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Sounds like someone spilled a little something on the remote! Does it do it if you remove the batteries from the remote?


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Sounds like someone spilled a little something on the remote! Does it do it if you remove the batteries from the remote?


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Almost 4 years ago, I had a brand new Samsung that would change inputs and turn itself off
without any actions on my part. I, also thought it was the remote doing its own thing - it wasn't!

The set was a lemon and fortunately was replaced by the store where I had bought it.
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No spillage. It eventually stopped. Will just play it by ear. Hopefully it was just a one off.
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People who have the 82" set. Still loving it? Any shortcomings with motion/upscale/black levels/lack of DV?


Just taking the current temperature...
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WARRANTY LENGTH CONFUSION!

So if you buy this set from COSTCO (Q7D), on the box it says 5 year warranty. Same set from anywhere else (Q70R) and you get the normal 1 year??? Is that the case?

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Still really happy with my 82’ set!
No blooming (even with HDR and subs),no flashlighting,no clouding in a pitch black room.
Black levels and the contrast are pretty damn good,no XWideAngle helped I guess.
It could be a bit more brighter but I think that’s the only minus point,for the rest it’s all good.
The TV has an atmos option that u can enable,lack of DV is not that bad as u can find more and more HDR10+ content at this time.
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Still really happy with my 82’ set!
No blooming (even with HDR and subs),no flashlighting,no clouding in a pitch black room.
Black levels and the contrast are pretty damn good,no XWideAngle helped I guess.
It could be a bit more brighter but I think that’s the only minus point,for the rest it’s all good.
The TV has an atmos option that u can enable,lack of DV is not that bad as u can find more and more HDR10+ content at this time.
My 75" Q70 is a bit darker around the left edge of the screen. There is some noticeable DSE during really, really bright scenes, but fine otherwise. I think I got a decent panel, but not the best. Having to switch out a 75" TV would be a nightmare so I'm not even going to attempt it.

My major issue is with the local dimming. Set to high, you can really see it screw up scenes where light sources are coming from off screen, such as a fireplace, so I have to keep it on low. Although it does in fact have very little blooming, even set to high, which is nice.

I'm REALLY in love with Samsung's Smart interface though. It's extremely snappy and the browser is very good. Way, way better than the competition. I hooked up a logitech keyboard+trackpad and use it for browsing quite often.
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Anyone have the 49"?

I only have so much space in my living room (the TV stand we have my wife loves) so I'm stuck with 49" to 55", though the 55" has to have a stand in the middle like the LGC8.

I was going to go with the LGB8 or C8 but the burn in has me really worried, so it's between the Q70 or Sony X900F.

Any recommendations?
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Has anyone with this model tried to use the optical audio output at the same time as the internal TV speakers? The manual suggests that if you connect something to the optical output, the TV speakers are automatically disabled. If so, I hope there's a workaround or an override: many other TVs (Sony, LG, Hisense) at least have a setting that allows you to keep the TV speakers active when you have the optical output connected to another audio device.

(If you are asking "why would anyone want that," one example case is if you wanted to use headphones for a person who is hard of hearing while leaving the TV speakers on for other people in the room.)

Thanks for any feedback...
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Hello everyone this is for those who mentioned they are going from the KS 8000

My 65 inch KS 8000 is dying insurance company has offered a Q 70r As replacement now that you guys have had it for a while are you still happy with it? Looking for the good, bad and ugly. All of the reviews on here I have read seems to indicate it’s a better TV than the KS8000

I really appreciate reading everyone’s replies on this site is helped me immensely over the years so thank you for everyone who commented on here
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Hello everyone this is for those who mentioned they are going from the KS 8000

My 65 inch KS 8000 is dying insurance company has offered a Q 70r As replacement now that you guys have had it for a while are you still happy with it? Looking for the good, bad and ugly. All of the reviews on here I have read seems to indicate it’s a better TV than the KS8000

I really appreciate reading everyone’s replies on this site is helped me immensely over the years so thank you for everyone who commented on here
The Q70 is a great set, so long as you don't put it in front of light sources, because the reflection handling is bad. You may need to alter your lighting in the room you use it. Also, the subtitle blooming is still an issue, but not as big of a deal as last year's models apparently, but the local dimming is quite good otherwise. It's a way better set than the Q60, and I'd say it's better than the Q80 in some ways, and certainly more value per performance over the Q90. You'll love it.
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Noticed that samsung.com recently added an 85" version (no price yet) of the Q70R (also an 82" Q80R).
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Can we take a moment to appreciate this glorious TV. I know some people are not happy with the slightly lower brightness and reflection, but barring that I have found this TV to be great. The black levels, contrast and color are all good but the snappy interface takes the cake. It's just a joy to walk through various menus and it's a big step up coming from Vizio.
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Can we take a moment to appreciate this glorious TV. I know some people are not happy with the slightly lower brightness and reflection, but barring that I have found this TV to be great. The black levels, contrast and color are all good but the snappy interface takes the cake. It's just a joy to walk through various menus and it's a big step up coming from Vizio.
Yeah, despite the intrusive ads, Samsung's smart interface can't be beat right now.
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Still really happy with my 82’ set!
No blooming (even with HDR and subs),no flashlighting,no clouding in a pitch black room.
Black levels and the contrast are pretty damn good,no XWideAngle helped I guess.
It could be a bit more brighter but I think that’s the only minus point,for the rest it’s all good.
The TV has an atmos option that u can enable,lack of DV is not that bad as u can find more and more HDR10+ content at this time.
Hi Renbxl.
Considering I use Madvr with conversion Hdr to Sdr I can't use all of nits available on Hdr but only in Sdr.
Reading Rtings's review it seems the peak of luminance in SDR is "enough" (only great on Hdr) but several people on this thread claim the Q70r is not very bright.
I would buy the 82" hoping as written above will not be a noticeable problem with Sdr contents.
Can you tell me your consideration about it please?
Thanks a lot
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Hey all. So Kevin Miller (ISF) just calibrated my set. Alls good, except....I have a PC connected directly to the set. When I watch HDR/UHD content the stream says its correct but the TV wont kick in to the HDR settings automatically like it should.
Neither one of us could figure it out.
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Well just pulled the trigger on the 82" Q70R (the wife finally said she was tired of hearing about it lol) via the Samsung "IBM Employee" and EPP plan. I wanted the Q90R but just cant justify the extra $$, so maybe I will get the top of the line at the time in 2 years when it comes time to shop for a new one with the EPP credit .

I think I remember seeing someone say that they got theirs delivered a bit quicker by doing something, if that person is still here can you tell me how you did it? It is set for delivery on 6/14 but would like to have it sooner if possible.

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Does anyone know how the reflections are on this TV vs the KS8000? I have the KS8000 right now and I'm fine with the reflection handling. I'm considering the Q70 or Q90 but the reflection "issue" seems kinda scary. Thoughts?
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Does anyone know how the reflections are on this TV vs the KS8000? I have the KS8000 right now and I'm fine with the reflection handling. I'm considering the Q70 or Q90 but the reflection "issue" seems kinda scary. Thoughts?
I had a KS9000 65" and the Q70 75" was either equal or a little worse with reflections, going to the larger screen may have been part of it, but it didn't work for me in my room, which has a lot of Windows, I ended up switching to the Q80 and it handles reflections much better. If you have a light controlled room the Q70 may work for you, if you have a lot of light in your room go with the Q80 or Q90.
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Does anyone know how the reflections are on this TV vs the KS8000? I have the KS8000 right now and I'm fine with the reflection handling. I'm considering the Q70 or Q90 but the reflection "issue" seems kinda scary. Thoughts?
Based on a lot of the most popular selling displays I've seen, I suspect the majority of people probably don't make buying decisions based on screen reflections very often. If you think reflections in a bright room may be something you might consider, then I'd suggest comparing TVs in a store. Rtings and flatpanelshd both classify the KS8000 as glossy. The Q70 certainly doesn't fall in that category, so it's going to tend to reflect differently. Whether or not you find the Q70 acceptable is essentially a subjective opinion, or dependent on room lighting, so reflection handling is an area where I think it makes sense to compare displays in person.
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Hey! I'm getting a good price, relatively to other sets, in my country for the 55'' Q70R. About to buy it, but then read about subtitle issue with Samsung 2018 QLEDs. I'll be watching 90% of the content with subtitles. How's the subtitle performance in HDR while streaming from native apps? Any brightness fluctuations or major blooming? Rtings did mention blooming and possible fluctuations, but I trust user reviews more with real-life content viewing.
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I think my Samsung Q70R is faulty? Can I get some opinions please?

So I say my Q70R, it's actually my parents. I recently helped them choose a new TV and the Samsung Q70R seemed to be a good 4K HDR TV at 49 inches which was the biggest they could fit in the space.

It reviewed well on rtings.com, seemed to have a decent peak brightness for HDR at around 700 or so nits etc...

Upon setting it all up however, and making sure it's properly calibrated, I have to say it seems EXTREMELY dim. I have all the Eco settings turned OFF of course, and whether it's in SDR or HDR content, it doesn't get particularly bright. I know it doesn't have AMAZING HDR capabilities, however even for SDR content in day time viewing, even at MAX backlight, it's very dim, and looks worse than the previous TV they had, which was a decent SDR Sony TV.

They aren't TV enthusiasts, however even they think it looks worse than what they had before, picture wise. Bare in mind I had calibrated their last TV and it was not set to vivid settings or anything like that, it was essentially calibrated to the same base-level standard.

Do you think that the set is faulty? I loaded up this black level chart on the TV http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/black.php and it's near impossible to get all the black boxes looking how they should. Same with the white saturation chart as well. No amount of changing brightness, gamma or contrast settings get a satisfactory result.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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