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Keep Calm… And Pass By? Samsung QLED 8K TV Shows Up at IFA

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Dan Petru/TechTheLead

 

When LG’s big IFA moment was the unveiling of a titanic 8K OLED TV, Samsung couldn’t turn the other cheek. The South Korean manufacturer showed off its own Q900R QLED 8K model, just so, you know, you’d have options.

Samsung told the media their TV was available in four sizes – 65”, 75”, 82” and 85” – and gave much more details on the actual benefits for the people back home. Starting with the end of September, if you decide paying thousands of dollars for a QLED 8K Tv, you will get 8K AI Upscaling, 4,000 nit peak brightness and 8K HDR technology which optimizes brightness, conveying the feeling intended by the content creators.

Talking about content, as you know there isn’t much on our hands right now. But Samsung was ready to reassure us that “whether a user is watching content through a streaming service, set-top box, HDMI, USB or even mobile mirroring, the Quantum Processor 8K recognizes and upscales the content to appear in 8K quality. ”

Other features that might influence your decision are:

  • Ambient Mode (blending the TV in your environment ny showcasing selected art, images, weather, news)
  • One Invisible Connection (incorporates the optical cable and power in one seamless cord, giving you more freedom to decide where and how to place the TV)
  • One Remote (recognizes connected devices and auto switches the TV’s image source and audio output for a better experience)

Why opt for QLED instead of OLED? Good question. I don’t know if you should – they are different technologies after all. QLED is Samsung’s quantum dot technology, ultimately a variation to LCD, relying on LED backlight. OLED is, as you know, based on pixels that emit their own light.

OLED 8K TVs might seem the future, but Samsung’s QLED 8K TV is a palpable future, one that you can attain in a month. That said, both LG and Samsung’s TV sets are the kind of products that stop you in your tracks to only lose you over something more practical, worth-investing-in gadget afterwards.

Do you really need an 85-inch 8K TV in your home? That’s the question for you today.

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