Upgrade your home entertainment experience this year with an award-winning Samsung TV. By combining stunning picture quality with design-led aesthetics and cinema-quality sound, their critically acclaimed TVs have walked away with a bevy of awards, including from What Hi-Fi?, with the Samsung QE75QN900A winning the What Hi-Fi? Award for the Best 8K TV.
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If it’s a forward-thinking TV you’re after that’s on the cutting edge of what’s possible, look no further than the 75-inch Samsung QE75QN900A (opens in new tab). TVs of this size can often suffer from a lack of detail as, with such a large screen, there’s nowhere for any imperfections to hide. But there’s not a hint of that here.
Instead, the Samsung Neo QLED 8K QE75QN900A boasts a crispness usually associated with smaller TVs. That’s thanks to a winning combination of Quantum Mini LED lighting and nearly 2000 dimming zones, giving it pixel-perfect contrast no matter what it’s showing. At 8K, it’s a sight to behold, with a level of detail and depth that is simply stunning. Shading is unlike any we’ve seen before, and the range of textures on offer are quite magnificent.
Watching 4K content, the results are jaw dropping. The Mini LED backlighting offers a greater level of granularity in terms of light levels, adding a level of subtlety to proceedings that most TVs lack. It makes for a more detailed, precise picture, which creates a more immersive viewing experience overall.
Like the biggest Hollywood stars, it’s a joy to behold even when it’s not performing. It boasts an Infinity Screen – an edge-to-edge glass panel – with ultra-thin bezels. In other words, it’s all-screen, which puts the content well and truly front and centre. It’s even easy on the eye from the side, with a uniform, ultra-slim 16mm thickness with no protrusions whatsoever. And the One Connect box hides all the cables in a neat enclosure.
It’s not all about the movies – gamers will find a lot to like too. The QE75QN900A offers ALLM, AMD’s HDR-certified Freesync Premium Pro anti-screen tearing tech and dynamic refresh rate support through Samsung’s ‘Motion Xcelerator Turbo Plus’. You can quickly find and adjust these features using the pop-up game dashboard, and there’s even a Super Wide Angle Game view mode, which effectively turns the TV into a huge PC monitor.
And it's not just about the picture quality - the QN900A also delivers epic sound to complement what's on the screen. With Object Tracking Sound Pro technology, you can hear the action exactly where it's happening for a truly immersive, 3D audio experience. Thanks to 10 built-in speakers that fire sound from every angle, TV and movies are given a whole new level of realism and immersion.
No wonder the QE75QN900A has won a slew of awards, including Best 8K TV in the 2021 What Hi-Fi? Awards. It also scored a perfect five out of five in our review, dated 4th October 2021.
Reinventing the TV
If you would rather a 4K TV, the Samsung QE65QN95A (opens in new tab) is the jewel in Samsung’s 2021 line-up. It combines the small, efficient Mini LEDs (which provide greater control over backlighting) with its superb Quantum Dot technology to create a whole new category of TV, one that Samsung calls Neo QLED.
The results are stunning. Thanks to Mini LEDs being only 1/40th of the size of standard LEDs, the TV comes with a super slim profile of just 2.6cm. Despite its lithe dimensions, it boasts an impressive feature set, including plenty of connections (again housed in the One Connect box, meaning no unsightly cable mess), and a full suite of gaming functionality, including eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), 4K@120Hz (aka High Frame Rate) and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate). The QE65QN95A is also compatible with Nvidia G-Sync, and it’s the first TV to be AMD FreeSync Premium Pro-certified.
But it’s when showing film and TV content that the TV really shines. Not only does it go brighter than rival TVs, it also combines bright and dark picture elements in a more fluid way than any TV before it. Crucially, the brightness doesn’t come at the expense of black depth, which lends a degree of detail to dimly-lit scenes. With no hint of backlight blooming, it’s sure to please fans of dark, gloomy thrillers.
It’s a winner on the audio front, too. It’s incredibly slim package boasts OTS+ (Object Tracking Sound Plus), which fits a powerful 4.2.2 channel sound system into the TV’s slim dimensions. One listen and you’ll wonder how they did it.
No wonder it too picked up a perfect five stars in our review, dated 3rd March 2021.
Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed a front row seat to the biggest awards ceremonies around, which you’ll see in unprecedented detail on the sharp, bright screens. Let the awards commence!