Originally Posted by Todeseng3l
Mark, you contradict your own review of the Q900 where you stated "After seeing the TV operating in various picture modes and playing my own content, it became clear that Samsung’s 2019 Q900 series are its best TVs ever."
It seems every Samsung TV Mark reviews is the best ever.
Some observations from the review:
"Samsung’s Q90 uses a Direct Full Array 16X FALD backlight"
- What exactly does this Samsung marketing term even mean?
"Not only does the Q90 have a 120 Hz panel"
- Most mid-level LCDs are 120 Hz and all high-end LCDs are so what's the big deal?
"it also offer VRR (variable refresh rate)"
- So do many other 2018 and 2019 Samsung TVs, even some non QLEDs. This is now pretty much a standard feature of higher-end Samsung TVs.
"Unlike OLED TVs, there is no visible color shift when viewing off-axis."
- Rtings noted a color shift at 37°, color washout at 32°, and brightness loss at 42°. Very good for a VA panel, but not perfect as the review states. They measured better overall performance with the 2018 Sony Z9F with color shift at 38°, color washout at 49°, and brightness loss at 48°.
"Ultra Viewing Angle technology is a major leap forward for VA-LCD FALD TV picture quality"
- Sony actually came up with wide-angle VA panels in 2018 with the Z9F, and both they and Samsung use it in several models.
"The Movie mode on the Q90 is quite accurate right out of the box"
- Rtings found it quite inaccurate right out of the box. Rtings actually found my cheap Samsung NU6900 to be much more accurate right out of the box, and slightly more accurate after calibration.
"Not only is color accurate, it also covers a very wide gamut"
- The color gamut is very good, but Rtings found the 2018 Q8FN and Q9FN to have a wider color gamut as well as greater color volume. So a bit of a step back from last year's models.
Having seen the Q90R I agree that it is a very fine TV (as has every other review of it) so there's really no need for all this hype and exaggerations in the review.