FLAT MODELS: QN55Q7F, QN75Q7F, Q65Q7F
CURVED MODELS: QN65Q7C, QN55Q7C
4K QLED TV, UHD, HDR
By adding white color gamut via Quantum dot films in Premium UHD line MU9000 series has built the QLED series from Samsung. It has amazing contrast and black level which will seize the intended increased color of HDR content and will also capture brightness. In this review we have covered both the curved and flat version both of these are similar except for the curved screen.
What is QLED? Differences with OLED
On the OLED lettering this new quantum dot technology from Samsung make a play. OLED and QLED sound similar but without OLED technology but are very different in term of technology.
LCD with LED backlighting and a quantum dot QDEF layer between LED backlighting and LCD panel this is what QLED is all about. Rather than by a backlight and employs no LCD panel OLED is basically that technology which is lit by the organic light which emits diodes themselves, in this way it is actually similar to Plasma TV in terms of technology.
There is a difference in QDEF layer or quantum dot layer in Samsung’s QLED offering this year than NANO crystal technology of last year. A stack of ultra-thin film located between the LCDs (liquid crystals) and the front protective glass or plexi layer this is quantum dot layer is all about. A metal dot layer has been added to quantum dot layer by Samsung due to which there is an enhancement in brightness luminance between 1500 to 2000 nits, this has been done without any disturbance in color volume a very bright level and also not destroy the ability to deliver accurate color at a very bright level. Samsung’s QLED is also capable to read the interior ambient condition of room light to optimize viewing it can also change the brightness required need of the TV.
- For an LED TV contrast and black level are excellent.
- Color performance is very good
- Black uniformity
- Dark shadow detail
- Due to quantum layer it is brighter than MU9000.
- From ultra-clear panel there is clarity and depth.
- top notch light flow-through for dynamic images is produced by Strong LED edge lighting.
- Up conversion looks great in 4K in HD programming
- Game mode have very low input lag
- Fast motion handling is excellent.
- Smart Hub run very smooth and fast through Quad Core core processor.
- fast, easy to use, has essential Apps is what Tizen smart TV is.
- From any angle appearance of the TV looks great.
- speed browsing or searching works good for Smart remote voice function
- anti-screen glare property is good.
- Side angle viewing angle contrast and saturation loss
- unnatural effects highlights to 2D shows movies by Automotion plus.
- Very expensive
- As compared to other HDR compatible TV it is not that bright.
- Edge lit LEDs not very effective by local dimming.
Picture Quality Rating: 93/100
Local Dimming (Precision Black) Performance
In the Q7 series Samsung term for dimming feature is Precision Black. Regarding contrast, color and detailed level local dimming can offer some very increase precision which are needed for each part to excellent overall image and screen to coordinate. Since because of dimming mechanism (LED lights) it is the edge of Q7, it is not true to call it local dimming- it is a term which help in describing a TVs ability to darken, soften or brighten specific areas on your TVs screen of where ever you want.
In various areas of picture this feature will effectively increase contrast. At time it darkens the screen a lot in Q7. For good local dimming the edge lit LED backlight is a big hindrance. I think for me lit dimming was never a good feature I feel full array, full boat and micro dimming are much better which also has a major impact on contrast. There is not much improvement in picture because it marginally impacts on contrast in it so there is a manipulation of the edge lighting as in the Q7.
Again HDR is big focus TV feature for 2017/2018. HDR has ability to extent the range that a pixel in an LCD TV can show easily. Rather than deeper blacks contrast is enhanced by increased brightness. Not only HDR just increase the brightness of picture but its real purpose is to increase contrast in various image areas of the picture which result in improvement of brighter parts in picture and in surrounding darker parts of the picture it creates more contrast. In improving perceived depth picture contrast in one of the primary feature. Even though HDR may not increase the overall contrast of the panel a lot but it is considered a major picture quality improvement. If an image is of good HDR so it will show more better shadow detail you will mostly notice those scenes which are light illuminating images, especially because of when the outside sunlight effects screen, and if there is a room in which sunlight is coming more from a window than you will notice. The picture improvement also varies a lot with HDR when content is being viewed.
Side Angle Viewing
Associated with LED backlit from off center the Q7 has many problems and also LCD TVs even after putting a lot of improvement has a lot of problems. Luster loses by beautiful picture presentation of Q7’s panel.
Digital Clean View Feature/Upscaling HD and Standard Def Content
Have you ever wonder if the standard definition or HD signal is in 4K UHD TV with a better picture quality? The answer would be yes because if the TV contain a stellar conversion technology and up scaling built it. By upscalling standard definition and lower resolution content Q7’s new UHD remastering engine has done great job. It examines the technique to reduce noise, scales up the lower resolution signal and the incoming signals. So the end result will be that you will get much better picture. Other than every TV we have, I would place this Q7 as good as them as we have tested in this area so much. Even with streaming video signals better processing produces a great picture quality. It’s better to turn off features like Digital Clean View for good HD or 4K content which create clean up image-edges and create a sharpen looking picture to a poor looking picture.
Motion Rate 240/ Fast Motion/Gaming
For 120 Hz panel the figure represents an enhanced Hz rate. Samsung is able to produces an effectively faster refresh rate by manipulating the powerful LEDs. When the TV is in game mode the input lag works excellently at around 20ms. With fast motion image Q7 does a great job. For gamers it doesn’t have any image retention issue and it is also good for sports and gaming.
Picture Calibration and Settings
The Samsung Q7 presents in 5 preset picture modes which are Movie, Natural, Vivid, and Standard and after that the different Game mode. Clearly, Game mode is the only decision to the input lag.
Quick Picture Calibration Settings
Quick Calibration provides the setting for the lighting of medium to dark room. However the calibrations vary from the variety of TVs, even from the similar model number. We will never again provide the advanced 10 points White balance calibration context. Moreover, the manufacturer of TVs has renovated the idea of providing a present picture framework which resembles to D65 out of the box. The settings provided will give you the feel. Attempt the warm 2 setting and for several days to get accustomed to it. After using for few days the picture will stills appears to be warm in a reddish tone, change it to warm 1 mode. If you prefer to watch in brighter lightening environment, you may choose the warm 1 mode.
Auto Motion Plus – Know When to Use this Feature
The Auto Motion Plus feature is something that is taken as a gift and revile. As the matter of course it is to on in the present picture setting mode. You will probably need to turn it off for streaming substance, DVDs, Blu-rays, and some other TV shows. The component gives you and awful “Telenovela Effects” which makes images looks like unreal by reduces the chances too much natural background blurring. You can turn if off in the Expert Settings menu to make everything like before. The Judder can be promptly observed when you disable it, yet your eyes will modify immediately. The highlight does not hurt great amount of live programming of games so you don’t need to utilize it here. Another trial you might want to try on is using with low quality DVDS. It can enable the review to be understood there on, breathing life into these old motion pictures. Another choice is that you can simply enable the feature using the Custom setting and using a low value on the De-Blur portion of the context.
Features Rating: 90/100
Tizen Operating Smart TV
Previous Samsung smart TV/ smart Hub menu system is less responsive and slow than Premium UHDs by the Samsung developed system. I am impressed with its response time operation. Like last year model it remembers here users are in program rather than just having to fast forward from the beginning. Smart hub menu has always been upgraded for your favorite app option and program. Tizen system is not as smooth or friendly as android TV system is strong and it has better to offer. It also include touchpad remote control system which is very easy to learn and operate and also the voice system also works good
Audio output is total 40 watts, 10w for each subs and 10w from each speaker. For a very big room you might fight 65” model lacking and subs do push away the minuteness in it and give more full sound. With a good looking TV you hate to have a bulky sound bar so it is necessary to build a nice speaker system. Its sound quality is quite average.
Appearance and Design
It has no bezel frame, stand and silver sides and also a cavity to run your cable from the back of the stand, Q7 is a gorgeous TV which looks great from every angle.
Value Rating 83/100
QN75Q7F – $5999
QN65Q7F – $3999
QN55Q7F – $2799
QN65Q7C (Curved version) – $4299.
To compete with OLED TVs from LG and Sony for this year, the Q7 is designed. In some areas is had done a good job like up scaling of lower resolution signals, contrast, black level, appearance and colour accuracy with HDR. It is better or OLED TVs is better? Actually it depends on what you want in a particular TV. Everything is premium about this model its look, price and feel. It is good for movies, sports and as well as gaming programming.
Over Rating 88/100
- Backlight: Edge Lit LED
- QLED by Samsung
- Smart Functionality: Yes – Built in Wi-Fi
- Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB
- Native Refresh Rate 120Hz (240 Motion Rate)
- HEVC for watching streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
- Quad Core Processor
- HDR 1000 (UHD Alliance)
- 4K UHD Certified
- Triple Black Drive
- Full Web Browser (of marginal utility)
- Audio Output 40W 20W X 2 Speakers,
- Smart Remote
- Tizen Operating System
- Dimensions: 55” Size
- 48.4″ x 28″ x 1.8″ without stand
- 48.2 x 31 x 11.2 with stand
- QN65Q7F 57″ x 32.9″ x 1.9″ without stand
- QN65Q7F 56.9 x 36.1 x 13.9 with stand