Samsung Q8C key Specs
|Resolution||4K (2160 x 3840)|
|Size Available||55 Inch (QN55Q8C), 65 Inch (QN65Q8C), 75 Inch (QN75Q8C)|
|Local Dimming||Yes (Precision Black Pro)|
|Picture Engine||Q Engine|
|Dimming Technology||Supreme UHD Dimming|
|Depth Enhancer Technology||Auto Depth Enhancing|
|Peak Illuminator||Yes (Pro)|
|Ultra Clear Panel||Yes|
|Black Technology||Q | 4K Elite Black|
|Color Technology||Q | 4K Color Drive Elite (Quantum Dot)|
|HDR||Q | 4K HDR Elite|
|HDR Format||HDR 10 and HLG (via upcoming software update)|
|4K Up-scaling||UHD Up-Scaling|
|Motion Technology||Motion Rate 240|
|Native Refresh Rate Panel||120 Hz|
|Ultra Clear Panel||Yes|
|Platform||Tizen OS 2017|
|Key Apps||Full Browser, Cloud Games, Smart View, and more|
|Remote||Samsung Smart Remote (TM1790A)|
|RF (Terrestrial Cable)||1|
|Built In Wi-Fi||Yes|
|Speaker Type||Front Firing|
|Total Power||60 watts|
|Sound Effect||DTS Premium Sound 5.1|
Samsung Q8C has varied peak brightness, depending on the source. Nevertheless, overall, although not as bright as the brighter TV like Sony X930E or Z9D, its peak brightness is still quite bright to fight the glare, even in a room with very bright indoor light or sunny windows. And paired to its good reflections handling, this makes the picture displayed looks consistently well when set in a bright room. On the other hand, the local dimming of Q8C might not work fairly well when improving the contrast ratio, but it is very effective to brighten small area so looks brighter more than the larger areas, makes highlights of HDR images of HDR images looks fairly bright.
One of the advantages of Samsung Q8C as a part of Samsung QLED TV is about its color reproduction where its color gamut is including the widest among TVs in 2017. With Samsung’s advanced quantum dot panel that supported by Q 4K Color Drive Elite technology, this makes Q8C can deliver nearly perfect color gamut in DCI P3 color space. This means, almost colors in DCI P3 color space can be shown properly by Q8. Additionally, it also can cover colors in Rec.2020 color space fairly well. If most of modern TVs struggle to show deep green fairly saturated, Samsung Q8C has no issue when showing this color. The result, color of the picture displayed on the screen of Q8C looks very accurate, even when it is displaying HDR images that mastered in wide color gamut. Additionally, its color volume is also including the best.
Motion Handling and 24p Playback
For delivering smooth and clear picture quality when it is used for watching fast moving images like sports program or fast movies, Samsung Q8C is powered by Motion Rate 240 based on native 120 Hz refresh rate panel. As the motion blur, there is only a short trail following fast moving object where most o people might not notice about that. Compare to other LED TVs, its performance even can be said the best for LED TVs. Meanwhile, when used for playing 24p movies, Samsung Q8C also offers great performance. No matter the sources, whether it is 24p videos like Blu Ray Movies, 24p videos via 60i signals like movies from Satellite TV, or even 24p videos vie 60p signal like movies from Streaming devices, all of them are shown clearly and smoothly with judder-free.
Like most of premium TVs which available in the market, Samsung Q8C is also equipped with 4 HDMI ports and 3 USB ports as its major connectivity. Its HDMI ports already support most of formats like HDCP 2.2, CEC, Audio return Channel, and more. IN addition to HDMI and USB, there are also 1 Ethernet, 1 RF In (Terrestrial), and 1 Digital Audio Out (Optical). But since it doesn’t have Component IN and Composite In (AV IN), if you want connect your old devices where these AV IN or Component IN as their major connectivity, you need an external adapter that you can buy separately. The other difference to TVs from other manufacturers, most of their inputs/outputs are located on separated box called “One Connect Box”. Meanwhile, discussing about its input lag, Samsung Q8C has excellent low input lag at any source under “Game Mode” and “PC Mode’.
Samsung Q8C features Tizen OS 2017 as its smart TV platform and powered by a fast quad core processor. Compared to last year model, there is an overhaul on its design where in this model, it comes with white theme and nicer animation, make its appearance is nicer. Nevertheless, it is still very easy to use with a simple navigation. The core of Tizen OS is the Smart Hub where on its home screen, there is a ribbon contains quick access to many popular and important apps and features, allow you to launch them without leaving the home screen. Meanwhile, talking about apps provided, it comes with a lot of preinstalled apps like YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Videos, Web browser, Live TV, and many more.
– Exceptional Rendition of Color
– Strong Native Contrast Ratio and Good Black Uniformity
– Good Motion Handling
– Low Input Lag
– Certified by Ultra HD Premium Certification
– Attractive and responsive Smart TV Platform
– Limited Side Viewing Angle