The Samsung 65 inch Q80R arrived in a box so slim it easily made it through the front door. Unboxing it was so simple it made the unboxing video turned out a non-event compared to the rest that was to come. You cut 2 cords, pull the top box upwards and take wrapping off the TV body. It included the screen/main frame, 2 legs for a stand, a power cord, OneRemote, batteries and instructions. What I liked, was the box was well designed and easy even for a girl like me. The legs while made of a heavy, sturdy, modern metal are hollow so you can slide the topsides off and slip the power and HDMI cords inside them for hiding. There are special grooves at the back of the TV where you push the cords in. No unsightly cords dangling messily behind the scene with this one. Our earlier Samsung KS8000 came with the OneConnect box, this model does not and I do not miss it at all. The OneRemote is smoother to touch and resistant to finger prints compared to the 2016 OneRemote. It thoughtfully includes dedicated one-click buttons for Netflix, Prime Video and Hulu for streaming bingers like us. We are able to use the OneRemote with DirectTV Genie so we can truly just use one remote. By design the Q80R comes with a premium metal frame whose look and feel matches perfectly with a Macbook, iPad or iPhone in Steel Gray. Whether this was deliberate on Samsung's part for the coming integration of the AppleTV App and Airplay2 for Samsung TV's is unclear but it is appealing to modern enthusiasts like me. Apple AirPlay 2 will enable screen Wi-Fi mirroring from Apple devices to this TV without the need for an Apple TV box. The Q80R model (unlike the Q90R) does not work with the Samsung No Gap Wall Mount. We await upcoming compatible Samsung Mini Mounts. We had an electrician install a Le Grand Pass and Seymour Recessed TV Media Box Kit with built-in surge protection. Originally, we planned to place the Q80R in our dark movie room and move the S8000 to our bedroom. But after testing the adaptive sound that automatically compensates for room acoustics and viewing distance and adaptive brightness that automatically adjusts to ambient lighting conditions, we decided to put it in the Masters. Even with the morning light streaming through our wall to wall windows, there is no glare, the picture remains clear with depths even to the darkest and lightest colors. This whole week I have been experimenting with ultra-wide viewing angles. Watching TV from the bed at night 10 feet away, creating a pop-up cafe 2 feet from the screen or even exercising on a WaterRower on the floor, we enjoy crisp and clear viewing from all angles. The colors never wash out nor pixelate. We enjoyed the screen even more after we painted the back wall with Benjamin Moore Aura in Onyx Matte to compliment the black anti-reflection and true black bars of the TV. Ambient Mode Info is a nice way to start the day with a quiet way to get both news and the local weather. Hopefully they will add more moving wallpaper and visual images within Decor mode. For MyAlbum I would like the capability to upload images into a borderless full screen. The SmartThings App is slow and lacks intuitiveness but could be improved incrementally as users grow and more products become compatible. I rather not use Bixby to control my TV. For privacy, I do not like the idea that the TV is listening to us always. But I also do not use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa nor Apple Siri for the same reason. The sound is strong enough for the space sans Soundbar and the new technology somehow eliminates room echoing. I sync my Beats headphones to the TV for late night viewing and Samsung auto volume guards against sound fluctuations. So when I drift off before the sleep timer shuts off the TV, I am not awakened prematurely by advertisements that are jarringly louder than the shows. The Q80R goes above and beyond expectations even with our high standards for Samsung. We have enjoyed the best part of the TV; watching the visually stunning OA on Netflix, the dark action of Hanna on Amazon and the intergalactic dimensions of Star Trek Discovery. To see how dramatic images can be watch the slow motion opening of the Good Fight. Seeing Wakanda from a second time at home on this screen was as moving as in the movie theatre. Our friends were awed by this TV at our Game of Thrones Viewing Party. The 4K picture quality and motion is excellent. We see the content the way it was intended regardless of space, angle or distance through adaptive brightness, sound and volume. The Q80R delivers not just a look, a feel but for me, it has delivered on a lifestyle. The way I start my day, work my day and end my day. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
SAMSUNG 55" Class 4K Ultra HD (2160P) HDR Smart QLED TV QN55Q80R (2019 Model)
- Addpowered by Allstate
Arrives by Thu, Apr 16
Ships to San Leandro, 1919 Davis St
- Screen Size55"
- Resolution4K (2160P)
- Is SmartY
- Display TechnologyQLED
- Number of HDMI Connections4
- Backlight TypeLED
About This Item
- Direct Full Array 8X
- Quantum Processor 4K
- Quantum HDR 12X
- 100% Color Volume with Quantum Dot
- 4K UHD
- Real Game Enhancer
- Motion Rate 240
- Ultrawide Viewing Angle
- Clean Cable Solution®
- Boundless 360° Design?
- Bezel Color: Carbon Silver
- Stand Color: Carbon Silver
- Bezel-free Design
- The feet design on the 82" screen size varies slightly from the featured image
- Smart TV with Universal Guide
- Bixby on TV
- Ambient Mode?
- Samsung OneRemote
- SmartThings Compatible
- 4 HDMI Connections
- 2 USB Connections
- LAN Port
- 802.11AC built-in Wi-Fi
- RS232 Control (EX-Link)
- IP Control Support
- Optical Audio Output Port
- Dolby® Digital Plus
- 40 Watt 4.1 Channel
- Samsung OneRemote
- CTA 4K Ultra HD Connected
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov www.p65warnings.ca.gov
Wireless, RS-232, Micro USB Connector, Digital Audio, Ethernet, HDMI
|Assembled Product Weight|
|Depth (with stand)|
|Width (with stand)|
|Manufacturer Part Number|
Netflix, HBO NOW, Hulu, CBS, VUDU, Google Play Movies & TV, YouTube, Smart TV with Bixby Voice, Apps and Full Web Browser
|Height (with stand)|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
7.10 x 56.20 x 33.30 Inches
Manuals & Guides
I've had a Samsung TV before....it was my birthday gift to myself last year. A 49" Full UHD TV and the 4k was GLORIOUS. I thought it was the perfect TV. And then the Q80r came out and....just WOW. First off, this TV is *light.* Its not nearly as heavy as I was expecting it to be. My housemate and I unboxed it and put it up with ease. Its got the Samsung universal remote that I've grown to love, as well as the Samsung OS that is simple to navigate and has a new Ambient mode feature. Ambient Mode is for all of us that hate having a big black box on the wall--I love my TV when I'm watching it, hate that its an eyesore when I'm not. Samsung heard that and now allows you to put up artwork, your own photos, or even really cool displays with the time, date and weather.
This TV is INSANE. I've literally never seen picture quality as good as the Samsung Q80r QLED. Being QLED, you can watch it in the dark, or with a bright window behind you and still see get an amazing picture. I can go on and on about how great Blue Planet II is, but you have to simply see it to believe it.
As I mentioned before, I *love* the Samsung remote. They updated this one with a dedicated button for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Better than that, though, Samsung released a new "Universal Guide" that is on-par with Apple's "TV" App. It connects all your apps into one place and allows you to get to whatever you want to watch in a few clicks. Even better--just speak to Bixby, the Samsung voice assistant, and they'll pull up whatever your request is.
For you gamers out there--the PS4 is *LIT* on this TV. In fact, I've gone back and started playing all my favorite games again because you see detail and textures that you simply don't see on the small screen.
Lastly, Samsung has really upped their audio quality game. My only complaint with previous TVs is that I needed a sound bar or an external device to have high-quality sound. Not so with the Q80r. This thing ROCKS and provides crisp, clear dialogue. Can you tell I love this TV?
Here's the deal: if you have the cash, and you are the type of person that only likes THE BEST of THE BEST--This is your television. You simply won't find anything out there that comes close to the video and audio quality with an insanely intuitive user experience.
This tv has changed the way I watch television!! When it was delivered, 2 men brought it into my home and the box was absolutely huge. That told me that it was well protected inside. The box lifted off easily so no box to have to dig down into to lift the tv out of. The stand is very easy to attach too, and in directions they give you a diagram how to install it. We laid it flat on our table on top of a blanket and within 2 minutes the stand was attached. The thing that stuck out to me was the width of the television. I told my hubby “we have never had s tv this thin before, I love it!” The remote is so compact too, and has hulu, netflix, and amazon buttons on it. I used to have to use my blu-ray player to access these but now, voila...push a button and bam, there it is! On the remote is a directional pad that changes the values seen on the tv menu (up, down, right, left). Also has anbient button on remote that you can use. I love this feature because it means no more black screen while tv is off. Never have I seen anything like this before! Using ambient mode you can set your screen with an interactive background to match your decor! Also, you can use your own photos, or artwork. Seriously, how cool? When hubby turned the tv on for the first time, honestly I thought “how much better can the picture actually be than our previous tv?” but let me tell you, holy snikes is that picture beautiful. From every angle, same vivid picture. Even standing to the side of tv, the picture is vivid. This blows our previous 1080p out of the water! Even watching Judge Judy on it blew my mind. When I watched my first Yankees game on it, it blew my mind. I could see the players clearer, their faces more vividly, and the plays were so much more active than on my other tv. The only thing that might be a better picture would be being at the game, and prob not even then! Uniforms were bright, the field grass was as green as I had ever seen and even the fans were more exciting to see on this tv. Hubby plays a lot of Playstation golf and that was so exciting to see the colors in his game. The courses were seriously beautiful! Bright colors and imagery take gaming a whole new level! Even GTA is more exciting! This tv has changed the way we watch television in this home! It has gone from fun to watch to extremely exciting! Discovering all the great things about this tv is fascinating! We keep learning more each and every day!
A CUT ABOVE!
The picture is crisp. The Smarthings App made setting up the TV so easy. Automatically detected my soundbar, cable box, and blueray player. It connected it to my wifi and registered the TV for warranty, and programmed the remote for my cable. Set up was 5 minutes. The arc HDMI connection to my soundbar allowed everything to be controlled from the TV remote. The new ambient mode is great. I have set to news scrolling from the New York times. You can set for your photos to scroll or other backgrounds to show. I am looking forward to exploring this function. It looks like it will be great for background noise. The TV has the ability to turn on my cable or blueray player through the HDMI cable. This really makes the TV seamless with components. It was easy to link Amazon Prime and Netflix through the TV. The quick buttons to these services make it easy to get to them. I also like the fact that I could tie my YouTube account to the TV and cast YouTube from my tablet or phone to the TV. The picture is a great upgrade! Everything looks better. Even older shows like MASH are crisp. My BlueRays also look much better than before. It actually has spurred me to re-watching my movie collection. Bixby is a great assistant. I find myself pausing TV and asking Bixby when or who characters are and can find out right on screen the information. I am also using Bixby for searches I normally would perform on my phone. I also like the fact that Bixby only listens to me when I press the remote control button. Overall I am impressed by the screen resolution, ease of set up, and Bixby have really had me using the TV for more than just watching TV. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I recieved the Samaung 65 in. Q80R QLED TV a couple weeks ago and it has been an amazing experience so far. We had another Samsung TV but it was an older model from a couple years ago. It came very well packaged and there was no damage at all to the TV. The setup was so easy, it took maybe 10 minutes but that included having it sync to my phone. Which is awesome since I have the new Samsung S10+. I am able to view all my pictures and videos from the TV through the gallery app on my phone. There are so many options and settings that I am still learning all of them but to have it all in one TV is amazing. The ambient mode is awesome that you can set the background of the TV when you have guests over to create an amazing background. All of the apps that we regularly use are already installed on the home page so it is just a click away. We have cable and it detected it right away and is so easy to switch to it. The picture is very clear and just makes you feel like you are there. Overall awesome TV with everything you need. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
What an upgrade!
Ok so after having a few different samsung smart TV's I was hoping to be blown away with this new one. All I can say is WOW! Our other Samsung smart TV's are only a couple years old but theres a world of difference. Its basically the same menu setup but everything just works so much smoother. Not to mention how easy it was to setup and get on our wifi network. Took all of 1 minute or less and it was all setup and logged into my samsung account and ready to be watched. Next comes picture quality. This is one of those TV's you stop in front of and say "wow would you look at that picture". I cant tell you how many times I stopped to look at QLED tv's at different stores and each and every time I walked away wanting one. Once we got home I would turn on our samsung 55 inch that we had in our living room and was shocked at how dull it looked compared to what we just looked at. The colors are so crisp and the blacks are so deep. The alsmost bezelless design is stunning and looks amazing above our fireplace. Using the ambient mode feature makes it even better for those days when you dont want to have just a black screen on your wall. I would recommend this tv to anyone who is serious about wanting to add a really high end TV to there entertainment setup. Our friends and family just love it and are jealous that they dont have one yet [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Samsung Q80R 75" 4K TV
As the huge box arrived in my house, I was excited to try the new TV. We lifted the top of the box off to reveal a brand new TV underneath. The box was not fully sealed and the TV wasn't particularly covered, so I took a quick minute to wipe off the dust and got ready to transfer the TV onto the stand. As the TV was a large upgrade for my family from a 52", we were quite excited to start using it.
Setting-Up the TV:
I elected to use the phone app for the Samsung TV. It was quite seamless, taking about 5-10 minutes. For some reason, it did not automatically detect my Wifi network and I had to manually enter it. However, the set-up was overall very intuitive. There are some shortcomings on the app however - I feel that it would be much easier if they enabled use of the phone keyboard within the app. It would help to use the TV as a browser, to log in to accounts, and to use the search bars.
Use of the TV:
The remote provided is minimalist, but still provides all the necessary features to use the TV. The integrated Samsung application is very easy to use when it comes to scrolling through a variety of streaming services. Unfortunately there are no mounting screws provided, so you would need to purchase your own screws.
I played around with several of the features accessible on the Q80 models. I trialed through a variety of streaming services including Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu. I loved the 4K image quality, and even on videos available only in 1080p the picture quality was incredible and upscaled very well. The colors are fantastic, and this feature is perfect for showcasing backgrounds on the TV while hosting, or for enjoying the vibrant colors of various films.
The picture itself is incredibly bright. It has a feature to automatically dim / set brightness depending on what the remote detects in the surrounding, which is helpful to use. The brightness is helpful with our home as our living room has numerous windows which can lead to reflection on certain TVs. The viewing angles are fantastic too. It allows for great viewing from many angles, and allows for me to view from the kitchen, the dining table, and various other areas from the home.
The Samsung Q80 series are a great upper tier line of TVs. The QLED is delivered incredibly well, featuring amazing brightness, solid picture quality, accurate colors, and wide viewing angles. The design of the TV is visually attractive, and the ambient mode is perfect when entertaining guests. There are just a few downsides I encountered, moreso the lack of features in the phone app, as well as not including mounting screws in the packaging. Overall, I am extremely happy with the new addition to the living room, and love my brand new TV! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Overall a great TV, but mine seems defective
When I first turned on my 65" Q80R I was blown away by the color and picture quality. However it wasn't long before I noticed a black spots all along the edges of the TV, and one spot in particular is super dark and distracting. It's all I can see when I turn my TV on now. The picture attached doesn't do it justice. In person, you can easily notice black shadows all along the edges of the TV.
Downgrade from 2018 QLED
Coming from a 2018 Q8FN, the 2019 Q80R is quite the downgrade. It seems that we have received wide viewing angles but the trade off is going against what QLED previously achieved. Native Contrast has taken a big hit to below average, Color Gamut and Color Volume has been reduced, Local Dimming is less aggressive which is causing blooming unless putting mode to low, plus for some reason Local Dimming in Game Mode has a totally different algorithm that suffers from grey blacks and much more blooming.
In 2018, the Q8FN was very hard to beat with what I mentioned above. Samsung needs to bring back the local dimming algorithm from the 1202 firmware update to 2019 QLEDs. I feel many would prefer a little loss if dark detail which only occasionally happened on my 2018 Q8FN over what has been implemented with this 2019 Q80R. The Q8FN was a very hard to beat TV and the Q80R should have stuck with its strengths of local dimming and deep blacks.
As for the contrast and color downgrades...if it is indeed the wide angle tech that is the reason for this trade off, I feel Samsung should have been honest so people can properly choose which is more important : viewing angles or color and contrast. If color and contrast is some people's pick over viewing angles, they would clearing pick the Q70R as it won't have that trade off due to no viewing angles. I wouldn't have upgraded from my amazing Q8FN which did suffer uniformity issues but would have chosen repair versus paying an upgrade fee for a downgraded Q80R. 2019 QLEDs should have been everything 2018 was, with the improvements. People need to know Samsung!
Lacks too many features for a TV that costs this m
Bought this and returned within a week. The dealbreaker was that it doesn't support 5.1 channel audio on optical output. I have a Sonos playbar, sub and surrounds - playbar only has optical input and not having 5.1 audio on optical just defaults the audio to sub-par at best.
Few other things to know which I had no idea before buying:
- Native Youtube app doesn't support high quality audio - it defaults to "PCM" regardless of what your receiver is capable of
- Setting up the "One Remote" to control the Sonos system was a major PIA
- No eARC support. So even if I had bought an apple tv or some other streaming device that is able to output Dolby Atmos, TV doesn't support it over HDMI
Things that I did know was lacking and decided were OK to go for this as opposed to the LG C9 OLED:
- Lack of full hdmi 2.1 support
- No Dolby Vision
- No WiSA compatibility
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