Alright someone else who has the tv! I got the no-gap mount which is pretty great. Let me know your thoughts!Got one from PC Richard. The delivery guys were pretty darn good, they took the packaging apart to ensure the set would work. The caveat is that the IR sensor appears to have been at the bottom so since it was sitting in the foam packaging, it wouldn't turn on.
It was a delight to get rid of the huge number of cables that my old TV required.
I am a long way from getting this set up, however. The Samsung "Smart Things" app just doesn't work on the iPhone. It seems to be coded by a madman. For example, it REQUIRES a passcode for the wifi network even though my wifi network doesn't have one. I think it did accept a fake one. Eventually, I got to a screen to pair the TV and the iPhone using a PIN displayed on the TV … minor problem … there is NO WAY to enter the PIN. Ah, glitches.
Also wall mounting this thing was difficult. The screw holes are just a teeny tiny too deep to work with M8 X 35 bolts. Eventually I got M8 X 40 bolts and some spacers. That seems to be ok.
I used the Sanus mount already on my wall. It's rated to 125 pounds and 90" so it was fine. I'm sure no gap is really nice but you can't see the side of the TV due to a shelf next to it that holds my LPs so it wasn't necessary.
Some random observations (I did the install myself so barely catching my breath…).
It's a LOT better than my 2015 Vizio M Series.
Boy was A Series of Unfortunate Events the wrong show to watch for the first try (kids wanted to see it). Totally desaturated. By design, but still! Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is great though.
Anti-reflective? Ugh. It was kind of hard to see 30 minutes before twilight (eastern exposure but 15 mile distant NYC caused some ambient light). The Vizio was better.
The colors seem a bit oversaturated. I tried Natural but that closed up the blacks. Going to need to sit down with this. But they are also amazing. Had to repeatedly turn of Automotion Plus since as I changed picture types it kept going back to the default (you need to turn HDR on for each HDMI input that can support it, apparently). Blade Runner 4K was awful with it on.
I see what you mean about ambient mode. I mean there it is, but I thought I could take a photo of my wall and it would blend in. Nopes.
In case anyone isn't clear yet, there is ONLY ONE CABLE for power and signal. I sure hope it is UL rated since I stuck it in my wall. ONECONNECT was a major selling point for me.
I THINK the cable is about 5m long. I'm thrilled. I'm going to be able to stick the ONECONNECT box in a cabinet where it will hide along with my AppleTV and Cable box.
I have the optical out going into an Ayre QX-5 DAC, Ayre KX-5 Premap, Ayre VX-5 Amp, and Vandersteen 5A speakers. This is an awesome system. Middlelife crisis averted. To the Q7FN's credit, the speakers don't suck completely.
Samsung's smartphone app is a disaster on the iPhone, but eventually I got it to work.
The TV remote is overly minimal. I'm bummed there is no direct button for Netflix or Prime. I mean my Vizio had that! Serious loss of usability there. More buttons, more better. Oh well.
Seems Samsung designed the remote for people that don't use a cable box.The TV remote is overly minimal. I'm bummed there is no direct button for Netflix or Prime. I mean my Vizio had that! Serious loss of usability there. More buttons, more better. Oh well.
Yup, here’s hoping this TV makes it out of beta!Most manufacturers are good at pushing the notion that if you buy the product now, they will implement the promised features later...
Sometimes they do, sometimes they just take the sales and move on to development of the next model.
Well, of course you need to include seating distance when talking about such things. 8' from a TV, most people are going to see a difference, for sure. 75" TV is going to be great, fantastic even, for most at 8'.I don’t get the argument about needing even bigger sets to realize the benefits of 4K. On my 75” the difference is palpable at 8’. If people don’t want to believe me, that’s fine, but that’s what I see.
Alright someone else who has the tv! I got the no-gap mount which is pretty great. Let me know your thoughts!
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