Samsung’s Q90R is a good TV. It’s tremendous vibrant, has amazingly correct coloration, and it makes HDR pop and particulars sing—very similar to its Q9F predecessor. The lately reviewed Samsung Q900 8K UHD QLED TV, nonetheless, raised the bar for low-defect LED-backlit LCD picture processing, and the 4K Q90R doesn’t fairly clear it.

Specs and design

The most blatant new function of the Q90R—and my favourite by far—is its pedestal-style stand. Think iMac and also you’ve acquired the concept. It seems nice, and permits you to set the TV on a a lot smaller floor in comparison with TVs which have ft on the far ends of the chassis. Though it’s solely a couple of foot deep, and slightly wider than that, it’s much more steady than you may assume.  (Okay, greater than I thought it could be.) The stand is somewhat heavy at round 14 kilos—be ready for that while you make that first tug to take away it from the field. 

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The Q90R’s pedestal stand permits you to set it on a lot smaller platforms. And the TV’s uniformly 1.6-inch thickness means it nearly blends into the wall when mounted that approach (with out the pedastal, after all).

The Q90R is a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) show. I examined the 64.5-inch (65-inch class) model which prices a not inconsiderable $2,800. Like all of Samsung’s pricier TVs, it makes use of Samsung’s One Connect breakout field, which homes all of the ports, the ability provide, and many of the processing energy. It attaches to the Q90R through a single optical cable, therefore the moniker.

The One Connect’s ports embrace 4 HDMI 2.1, optical S/PDIF digital audio out, a coax connector, three USB ports on the aspect, plus ethernet and RS-232C. There’s an 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth 5.0 radio onboard as properly. The distant depends on the latter plus infrared for energy on/energy off.

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Because many of the electronics and ports are within the One Connect breakout field, the Q90R lack the same old flatscreen derriere. The new pedestal stand permits the TV to sit down on a lot narrower platforms. 

The Q90R weighs roughly 63 kilos with out the stand, however as a result of the ports and circuitry are within the 6-pound, 15.5 x 5.2 x 2.5-inch One Connect field, the TV measures a mere 1.6 inches thick at its thickest. The body of the Q90R can also be very skinny and basically disappears while you begin viewing. 

Software options embrace an improved ambient mode, which lets you add a digital photograph that matches the wall behind the TV, seemingly rendering the TV’s display clear. Alternatively, you possibly can show digital photographs or artistic endeavors as if the TV was an image body.

The TV helps Samsung’s personal Bixby digital assistant, plus the 2 you may truly use: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Siri doesn’t make an appearanced, however there may be an Apple TV app, plus assist for Apple’s AirPlay 2 multi-room audio tech.

FreeSync know-how reduces enter lag while you use the TV with a videogame console, but it surely’s not out there on Q90R units 49 inches or smaller. A common program information remembers your content material selections and recommends packages that it predicts you’ll like.

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