Samsung QLED TV
from ₹3,14,990, www.samsung.com/in
First of all, what is QLED?
QLED is Quantum Dot colour technology used by Samsung, although the underlying panels are LED-backlit.
Okay but you’ll have to explain Quantum Dots to me.
Quantum Dots are nanoparticles that can emit or modify light at varying frequencies, thereby producing more accurate colour from a wider gamut compare to normal white LEDs.
That’s great and all, but contrast has always been a weak point of OLEDs.
True that, but these QLEDs have been treated with a low-reflectivity finish which absorbs light. This, combined with the capability to produce a peak luminance range of 1,500– 2,000cd/m2 should, at least on paper, solve this issue.
What other advantages does QLED have over OLED?
You’ll be happy to know that these are the world’s first TVs to offer 100 per cent colour volume instead to the usual 68 per cent. As a bonus, QLED does not suffer from screen burn-in and has a longer life when compared to OLED.
Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, let’s talk about the design.
But that was the most interesting part! Anyway, the TV mounts flush against the wall for the flat model and has a wide enough viewing angle to accommodate a lot of people. This means no more fighting for the middle seat as the colours don’t wash out even from the corners which is a huge issue with yellow and green.
Wonderful! But what about – I’m afraid to even ask – cable management?
A lot of positive words! You won’t have to go to great lengths to hide ugly wiring as there is only one very thin and transparent wire, which connects to the One Connect Box.
Connect what box now?
Since there are no ports on the TV, all of them have been shifted to this One Connect Box, for connecting peripherals like a gaming console, Bluray player, soundbar etc. They are all automatically detected and can be controlled by the remote, which even has voice control!
How many models can one choose from?
The Q7 and Q8 are available in curved 55 inches,65 inches and 75 inches sizes. The Q7F can be had in 55-inch and 65-inch flat panels.