I purchased this TV intending to compare it to my LG OLED65B6P. I've been happy with my OLED, but over time it began to develop noticeable vertical banding. While initially annoying, I became used to it and rarely noticed the banding in day-to-day usage. Still, I was curious how this Samsung TV would compare. I had a Samsung KS8000 before I switched to LG, and while it wasn't the best at displaying deep blacks, it was fantastic at displaying HDR color. And while I loved the LG OLED display quality I missed the Samsung Tizen smart interface.
My biggest concern was how the Q90R would perform against the OLED in the areas in which OLED is the de facto winner: true black, and wide angle viewing. I'm happy to report that, while not *quite* OLED-level, the Q90R performs so unexpectedly well that I've decided to keep it and sell my OLED. I was extremely surprised by the Q90R's black levels. In all but the inkiest black scenes I can't tell it's not my old OLED. It displays rich, deep black in all but the hardest situations. And in regards to wide-angle viewing, Samsung has worked some crazy LED magic. I can hardly see a difference between the viewing angles on this and my LG. As surprised as I am to say it, I'll be selling my OLED and keeping this TV. It's sleek, blends in to its surrounding, and works as well or better than the OLED in everyday usage.
- spectacular color
- wide viewing angle
- deep blacks
- very responsive UI
- eventual iTunes/AirPlay integration
- local dimming works very well
- amazingly fast response time for gaming
- It's extremely heavy!
- not quite as thin as OLED TVs
- still not quite as capable at producing true black as OLED displays in the most extreme scenarios
All in all, I'm very impressed. This TV very well might be the best TV of 2019. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]