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Samsung Q60A Series Smart TV Review

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The Samsung Q60A Series TV can be described as a smarter SMART TV. Its main competitor is the Sony X80J. A cheaper alternative for this TV is the Hisense 65U8G. The powerful quantum processor enhances the quality of the picture and sound.

Nevertheless, it can still look deep black, making it ideal for viewing in low light. It has a very low input delay, which makes the game very sensitive, but its refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz, it does not support variable refresh rate technology, and its response time is acceptable. After all, there is no local dimming and it doesn’t achieve enough brightness for a true HDR movie experience.

Features

  • HDMI: 2
  • Display technology: QLED
  • UHD
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • Adaptive sound
  • 2 USB Connections
  • LED panel
  • 1P control support
  • Dual LED Backlight
  • Quantum processor 4K light
  • Soundbar with built-in dual subwoofers
  • Slim and sleek
  • Adjustable stand
  • 4K Ultra HD Resolution
  • Quantum HDR
  • Screen share
  • TV wall mount bracket bundle
  • Spray bottle and wipe
  • Thickness: 4cm (1.57”)
  • Weight: 26.06kg (57.9 pounds)
  • Screen size: 163.8cm (64.5”)

 

SAMSUNG QN60A Series TV

Design

The Samsung Q60A has a simple and plain design, similar to its predecessor Samsung Q60/Q60T QLED. It is much thinner and great for wall mounting. The feet are flatter than its predecessor and can be height adjusted such that, soundbars or a flat gaming console can fit in. There is no need for you to screw the feet in, you just insert them into the TV. It has a decent build quality, with its back made of plastic. It’s well built and doesn’t wobble much.

Picture/View

You will enjoy a high-quality picture in the Samsung Q60A. This is enabled by the Quantum HDR and Quantum DOT Technology. It has the capacity to display deeper blacks. This feature makes it very convenient to view in relatively dark rooms. It is very capable of fighting glare.

It has narrow viewing angles, which makes viewing less enjoyable especially when there is a large group of viewers in the wide sitting arrangement. Images look faded when viewed from the side of the screen.

However, the reflection handling is fair. But it’s preferable to avoid placing the TV directly opposite bright lights since it doesn’t handle direct reflections well.

Sound

The Samsung Q60A has average built-in speakers. Distortion performance is poor. The level of harmonic distortion is already quite soaring at modest volume levels, and it gets worse with incremental volume. The adaptive sound feature adjusts the sound automatically to enhance every sound from music videos, drama, dialogue, sports, and much more.

Gaming

This TV has low input lag for gaming. It can be used to play games with consoles like GTX 10 Series and later, AMD RX Series graphics cards, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PS 4Pro, and PS 5.

Recommendations

I will recommend you connect all the HDMI and power cables before mounting it on the wall. You should also get a surge protector.

For SDR content

Picture mode: Movie

Color tone: Standard

Contrast Enhancer: High

From the Expert Setting menu:

Contrast: 45

Sharpness: 0

Color: 25

Tint (G/R): 0

Color tone:  Warm 2

For HDR content

If the content is too dim, the settings should be

Contrast Enhancer: High

ST.2084: Max.

Gaming (HDR)

Enable game mode.

Contrast Enhancer: High

ST.2084: Max.

 

The Good The Bad
  • It has an enhanced contrast ratio.
  • Its multi-view enables you to mirror everything that is on your iOS or Android Smartphone screen for everyone in the room to see.
  • The TV relieves you of the stress of getting up to use the remote. It has multiple built-in voice assistants like Samsung Bixby, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.
  • Powerful processor.
  • The TV blends into the wall because of the slim design.
  • An easy on-screen guide that enables you to navigate and locate what you want to watch.
  • Optimized sound
  • Optimized color.
  • It has a low input lag for gaming
  • It has a wide color gamut.
  • The TV is well balanced on its stand and experiences very little wobble.
  • High peak brightness.
  • The HDR brightness does not change in ‘game’ mode.
  • There is no risk of permanent burn-in.
  • Remote connection to your PC or laptop is only supported for Windows 10 Professional or later versions and Mac OS 10.5 or later versions.
  • It has narrow viewing angles. This makes viewing less enjoyable especially when there is a large group of viewers in the wide sitting arrangement. Images look faded when viewed from the side of the screen.
  • It lacks Variable Research Rate (VRR).
  • Its local dimming is very good for regular use. It is, however, not so good in ‘game’ mode because it darkens ‘blacks’.

 

 

Conclusion

The Samsung Q60A is a satisfactory TV generally. In a brightly lit room, it provides good picture clarity which is ideal for watching TV programs and sports. Nevertheless, its narrow viewing angles make it not so great for watching with a large group in wide seating order. It has a very low input lag for gaming. Some people might be disappointed over its 60Hz refresh rate, slow response time, and lack of VRR.

Sad to say, while it has a superb contrast ratio and a significant color gamut, it lacks local dimming. It also doesn’t achieve enough brightness for a realistic HDR adventure.

 

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